Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Prayer for Pets

I've been racking my brain for topics to post about. I guess I could show you the stack of paperwork we received from the adoption agency so you could see the 10 lbs of information we have to provide - but that's boring. Or, I could tell you all about the Norovirus that infected 100 people at work, forcing us to close down for 2 days so they could decontaminate our work area. Oh - and my husband got it, too. But that's kind of gross. 

Instead, I thought I'd share with you photos of my dogs. Hey, Mother's Day is around the corner, and right now these mongrels are all I got in the way of children. I will offer this prayer request, too. Mike and I are talking about going to Spain next year for 2 years, and we'll need a foster home for these mutts while we're gone. So please begin praying now that we'll find the right home for these lovable critters (they really are sweeties!)

Heidi, who is wild at heart

Rolling in the dirt is her favorite past time

She can get so filthy!

Dakota is a few years older than Heidi, and is her complete opposite. Dakota is camera shy, and tends to be timid. Whereas Heidi would jump first and look later, Dakota is very cautious. In many ways, Heidi reflects my personality and Dakota mirrors Mike.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Could we be Wrong

Global warming and being "green" are all the rage now, but it seems like we may have jumped too early onto anything that hinted at helping the earth. Case in point, Time magazine reports that ethanol may not be the boon we thought it was. I think National Geographic had a similar report not too long ago. In fact, Time has this chilling information:

" ... by diverting grain and oilseed crops from dinner plates to fuel tanks, biofuels are jacking up world food prices and endangering the hungry. The grain it takes to fill an SUV tank with ethanol could feed a person for a year. Harvests are being plucked to fuel our cars instead of ourselves."

I am all for saving the environment, but it seems like there should be a way we can do that without stealing food from the hungry.