Memories of Vaughn’s Mill Road

loup
11 October 2017

moonlight beams over mountain tops
the changing color of the leaves

a faint Autumn breeze haunts the valley
and her creatures

it is not only the leaves that change
every year I become a child again

fireplaces burning throughout the cold nights
evening stars shining a blanket over our nocturnal souls

–LGK2002

I wrote this after my parent’s passed away in 2002 – jotted it down on the notebook. I stumbled across this poem this morning. I miss them so much, sitting on the deck with them, listening to the night sounds of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Soul Kitty

loup
10 July 2017

In 2012 we said good-bye to my soul-dog Korkie. She was with me through some of the hardest times in my life. She was the only one that was with me through it all. Fourteen years, day in and day out, without question. She saved my life. I mourn her absence every day but something happened last week that shocked me.

Emma got sick – throwing up and constipated. We took her to the vet and as I sat on the floor waiting on some test results with her in my lap I discovered that she meant just as much to me as Korkie did.

Don’t get me wrong, I adore all animals. I love my animals like my children but you know when you have that connection — a soul mate. Without warning and in an instant I knew Emma and I shared that connection.

My best kitty ever. I will miss Korkie every day for the rest of my life but I take comfort in knowing that Emma is here.

Louis C Kidd

loup
7 June 2017

Sometimes things just happen, and you can’t explain why or how it all fell into place and that is how Louis came home.

 

23andMe

loup
7 May 2017

We sent in our DNA to 23andMe a few weeks ago, and I’ve received mine and we are anxiously awaiting Michael’s. I am so impressed. It is amazing to see all of the detailed reports, fascinating.

To see where my story started, looking over the “TRAITS” reports. And yes, there is a reason why I drink so much caffeine. GENES.

If you are interested in learning about your ancestry, your health markers or just curious about DNA — check them out.

https://23andme.com/

Have Pet, Will Travel

loup
27 December 2016

As RVers we know the stress that can come with rolling into a new place and have to find a vet. Some times it is just a matter of asking a simple question. But, we’ve all been there. WoofTrax knows what that is like so they teamed up with Ask.Vet to provide you 24hrs connectivity to an actual veterinarian by text.

Ask.Vet powered by WoofTrax

You may know of WoofTrax from their app “Walk for a Dog”, it is my favorite exercise app. Even if you don’t have a pet that requires walking you walk for shelters. You can find more information by CLICKING HERE.