Saturday, March 10, 2007
  A little bit homesick...
I was glad to see that Walt and Andy commented to our blog. Yes, Amos is named after the Jerry Reed song. You are only the second person that has ever picked up on that... He was a sorry looking piece of yellow fur that only weighed about 3 lbs when he crawled out of a den in New Mexico. I was raised in south Georgia where we had 'gators. He looked like alligator bait to me... that's how he got his name... little did I know that he would grow into an 80 lb beauty and be the best dog I ever had! Looks can be deceiving! We rode the horses today with their new Ariats on and we could sure tell a difference. Whiskey, (the Appy), kept up with Jericho instead of loafing along 30 feet behind him. They both covered ground better today then they have been. We really enjoyed meeting you guys and appreciate all your help. You were our heros for the day.

Our ride today went very well. It was one of the easiest days we have had. I talked to my son and his wife today and with my sister. I miss them all and can't wait until I see them at Edisto Beach when we get there. Wanda made good ole' fashioned chicken and dumplings for supper. Yum Yum... and a lemon ice box pie... double yum yum... Marla and Wanda take good care of us out here. I am missing my other dogs, Naja and Kiah and I miss seeing Raven as well. I may have to steal my cat back from Edie's mom because she has fallen in love with her. I am so thankful that Naja is doing well with Jessi and Ryan. I really miss my fur buddies. This trip is a wonderful thing but parts of it are really hard... like leaving our families and other animals at home. We have talked to many people about stroke awareness and I know what we are doing is a good thing... still, it is hard to be so far from loved ones for so long... Well, tomorrow is Sunday and we will have a rest day. I will make some phone calls and do some computer work. I miss everyone... Keep us in your prayers. Hi to Mr. and Mrs. D and the rest of my church family. Love to all... Andi

Comments:
Good morning ladies, hope you had a good night sleep! Definately take it easy today, take the time to talk to your family and friends. Your family misses you too! We are all so proud of you four for what you're doing! We are more than happy to share you for such a beautiful cause.
 
I JUST WANTED TO THANK ARIAT FOR GIVING YOU GIRLS NEW BOOTS. I HAVE BEEN WEARING THE SAME PAIR FOR AROUND 13 YEARS. I HAVE NEW ARIAT ROPERS BUT I ALWAYS PUT BACK ON MY OLD ONES.

SAFE TRAVEL
ABBEVILLE SC
 
Hi Gals - congratulations to Ariat for joining your cause. What a classy, servicable boot! I wish we ALL had a pair, lol. Tina's right, "...take it easy today" and make the most of it. And, don't forget to protect your Ariats from scorpions when you bunk out tonight. We wouldn't want Edie's delicate booty to have any cause to swell!
Tina - it appears your mother passed along a lot of her talents to you ... what a nice post...!
Peg
 
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