With Good Company

“A single leaf working alone provides no shade.” ~ Chuck Page

It was a great weekend at the rescue and in the Memorial Garden where I was joined by Maria, Anna, Peggy and Steve. It’s unusual for so many of us to gather at once. With a moderate storm in the Sierras above us, the skies looked ominous.

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Steve assured us that it would not rain. He lied. But before the brief shower sent us scurrying for cover, we managed to get a lot done. Steve, Maria and Anna muscled the last of our weed tree stumps out of the ground.

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The hideous black plastic bucket that covered the stump for months soon held the evidence of its permanent demise.

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Anna’s mom, Lynn, donated nine bags of oriental lilies. We thought we were getting nine bulbs!

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Peggy set to work planting them. Their fragrance will soon fill the air.

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Anna is a weeding machine. A woman with a mission, she is systematically eliminating every last trace of crab grass –

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while Rob has been busy rehabbing the real grass.

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We’re blessed that so many young people want to support our mission of rescue. We had a full crew of youth volunteers this weekend.

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This is Sydney with Woody;

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and new walker, Sierra, with Sequoia.

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Another of our hunting dogs was adopted. Let’s just say that some “going home” photos are easier to capture than others!

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Remi was SO excited to be with his new little brother, Parker! No dogs were injured in the making of these photos. They loved each other at first sight.

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“No road is long with good company.” ~ Turkish Proverb

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11 comments

  1. I love seeing all the young volunteers up there with you!! And the wriggling, cuddling, kissing and hugging Remi and Parker 😉 Audrey, I’ll be back up there with you all as soon as this teaching term is behind me. Miss you all!

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