Sunday, April 19, 2009

SUNDAY STUFF




Heya Hounders,
It's me Jackson, a.k.a. Jack. There is some GREAT NEWS on the morning blogs. Spencer's HM and HD have announced on their new blog, Dog By Nature, that Candy, the Golden Retriever who recently emigrate to the U.S. from Taiwan, has been adopted. "It’s true… Candy found her forever home today! We knew she would find a home quickly because she was a super special girl. Candy had a very long journey even though she was only 2 years old…she was found on the streets in Taiwan, spent almost a year in rescue there, flew 12 hours to America to live in a foster home and then find her forever family. She’s pretty happy about the whole thing too! ... Candy will be living in the mountains outside of Los Angeles and has a big sister to play with. We’re sure she’ll be very happy with her new family and have a great time in her new home." Now they only have Sky (a.k.a. Skylar) who is their new boy foster dog who is look for a loving furever home.

Gus (and Teka) were the only ones that knew exactly what J.E.B. stands for. That's how "Jeb" Stuart got the nickname "Jeb." His real name was James Ewell Brown Stuart and he commonly signed his name as J.E.B. Stuart, so people just started referring to him as Jeb instead of J.E.B. He is probably unknown to everyone outside of the U.S. and probably unknown to most people in the U.S. that didn't pay attention during American History in school, didn't see the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War, or aren't Civil War buffs. General J..E. B. Stuart, of the Confederacy, was in command of the cavalry of General Robert E. Lee. Stuart was involved in most of the major engagements of the American Civil War was a casualty of the war and is buried in Richmond, VA, which was the capital of the Confederate States. The next quiz question for ardent follower is about Jubal's name. Where do you think Jubal's name, "Jubal" comes from? If you can figure that out, here's an easy bonus question, what about me, Jack. Where did my name "Jackson" come from?
Our blog buddy Mogley has a new foster sister, Maggie. Mogley says "Maggie used to live on a huge property, she had hundreds of acres to run in. Then she was moved into a very small place. She did not get enough exercise, she had no place to run so her pent up energy became a problem. She was given lots of food so the combination of no exercise and too much to eat made her gain weight. Our assignment is to get her toned up a little, learn what she knows and evaluate her knowledge and temperament for placement in a future home." Boy that sounds familiar, doesn't it SOPHIE? Anyway, please stop by Mogleys blog and leave him and Bella some encouragement in finding Maggie a new furever home.

Our cuzin, the Urchin, has been spending her spring break from scholl with us. We love it when Caitlin visits. Mom took her over to Sorbie Farm to meet the alpacas Friday. At first the Urchin wasn't too keen to meet the alpacas but in just a few minutes she was helping to train them to "walk" - "walk" - "walk " and "stand" - 'stand" - "stand." Here's a picture of Caitlin walking and standing with Bethany. Way to go Urchin.

Y'all know that during my last vet visit a month or so ago, Doc Witter confirmed that I have a respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) heartbeat. He said it's nothing to worry about as long as i get around okay. he's a short video of me out in the paddock with my blue football. Dad took it so it's a bit blurry but he said that's my fault. See y'all later gators.
- Jackson (a.k.a. Jack) and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

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3 comments:

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Thank you for an interesting history lesson. Learning is sure fun. Up North in Colrado we heard about the Civil War, but we did not know you fought in it.

Thanks to your prayers and wishes, Maggie has a new home. She arrived at her foster home Friday night, she was adopted Sunday noon.

Meanwhile several more fosters arrived from New Mexico and from local shelters. A rescue's work never ends but thanks to friends like you, we all keep working.

Mogley G. Retriever

Gus said...

OK...we know we are cheating, but that year in Lexington made a real nut of muzzer.

Jubal is named after Jubal A. Early, a general in the Army of Northern VA. He was against secession, but like many of his southern comrades, honored his loyalty to his state and served the Southern States.

Jackson...ahhh c'mon guys . Named after Thomas Jonathon "Stonewall" Jackson, West Point Graduate and General in the Confederate Army, wounded at Chancellorsville, he later died of complications and is buried in the STONEWALL JACKSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY in Lexington, Va. (I love that cemetery...it is cooooool) Many things in Lexington are named after the General, hospitals, streets, thrift stores! Often they are identified only by the initials "SJ" so early in her Lexinton Life, Muzzer thought all these places were named after St. Joseph! C'mon. Cut her some slack..she's from St. Loulis, after all.

Sorry to write so much. Lexinton is a beautiful city and very dog friendly. If you ever get there, I will send you a list of places that keep doggie treats.

gussie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I see you've already announced what J.E.B.'s name is, so ignore our recent guess.

We didn't watch that Ken Burns Civil War documentary, but we did help Mom watch his miniseries about WW2. No mention of J.E.B. in that though.

Kat

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