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This is the scene as you drive into Collegedale, Tennessee down Apison Pike. Apison Pike intersects with Interstate I-75 and leads you right into scenic Collegedale. The Bradford pears line the road and are in full bloom today. Twinkle romps at the Collegedale Airport! A row of Tulip treess lines another area of Apison Pike. The ducks are all out at the duck pond by McKees bakery and people are out on the lawn flying kites nd feeding the ducks.
Collegedale is beautiful place to be in Spring. The ball teams start playing nightly at the fields behind the (4 comments)
Animal Abuse Registry - 03/26/08 08:52 PM
The state of Tennessee has a bill pending that would require all those convicted of ggravated animal abuse or bestiality to register with the state. Penalties would be imposed for failing to register or update their file if they moved. This will be almost identical to most state's sex registries. The state will maintain a web site with pictures and other relevant data just like the sex registration sites. This bill has passed in the state house but is hung up in the state senate. This sounds as if it would be an excellent attempt to minimize animal abuse and (12 comments)
Something that we all need to think about.........The possibility of fire in your home when your pets are inside. The thought scares me to death. Recently on the news there was a story about a family who had a house fire. They were all able to get out but their cats were not. One cat waas saved by firefighters but 3 others died.
I also wrote a blog in December about memebers of my kennel club who were out on Christmas Eve when their house caught fire. They lost 14 show dogs. Only some pups and the mother were (10 comments)
Easter Sunday - Twink Goes to the Collegedale, Tn. Airport(It's Not What You Think) - 03/23/08 05:47 PM
The Collegedale, Tennessee is a small, but, an active little airport located on the corner of Apison Pike and Bess Moore Road in Collegedale, right on the Apison border. It caters to the Southern University, McKee Foods (Little Debbie); the Seventh Day dventist Church and local enthusiasts. For a small are this is a very active airport. You may have read about tragic crsh after tkeoff about 12/3 years ago when four people were killed including the regional head of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will see mostly small single engine planes but there are few antiques and a few twin (2 comments)
PCA Salisbury Maryland 20008 - I'm Staying Home This Year-Bummer! - 03/23/08 10:43 AM
An exhibitor in her setup getting a Poodle ready for show. The Poodle Club of America National specialty show is coming up on the 11th of April in Salisbury Maryland. This is the premier, eliite event for Poodles and I won't be there. I'm bummed out! I went last year for the 75th Anniversary show and had ball. I had reservations made at two hotels last year and now I have to cancel. It seems that life got in the way. I was sitting here thinking about it and all the friends and great Poodles I was looking forward to seeing. (4 comments)
AN Active Rain Sucess!!!! - 03/22/08 11:58 PM
Well, now I have my own evidence that it works! Today a buyer that came to me via my AR blog, put an offer in on a lake property. He had called me about three weeks ago and inquired about buying land in Tennessee on Norris Lake. After some discussion he decided to come down this weekend to look around. He apparently found a nice piece of property on which to build his vacation home and made an offer. I referred him to a friend who also works the lake and lives right there. I do this on the occassions that (14 comments)
Twink started bleeding today so my darling little house guest will have to go on the plne this week to Californi to meet her husband. I will miss her greatly. She hs been such a super, well behaved guest. Her owner is hoping that she will have several nice pups around the end of May. I will be sure to keep everyone updated. I hate the thought of putting her in her crate and shipping her like cargo but I have to. Monday I will take her to the vet for clearance and she will probably leave Wednesday. I am (8 comments)
HAPPY EASTER AND HAPPY SPRING!!!!!!!!!! - 03/22/08 11:31 PM
Happy Easter everyone. What a glorious day we had here to harkon in the holiday and the beginning iof Spring. It was 75 degrees here again and just glorious. Tomorrow is promising to be cold, but, at least we had today. To all of you who are celebrting with your families, plese enjoy yourself, be safe and think of what you are grateful for because it really helps to keep you happy. I wish that I were as talented as some and had some beautiful eggs or spring pictures to share with you but I don't/ I guess that you'll have (0 comments)
Resurection Pagent in Collegedale Tennessee Presented by the Seventh Day Adventist Community - 03/22/08 11:22 PM
Today in Collegedale Tennessee, the annual ressurection pagent was once again held and the entire community was invited.This is definitely a treat for young nd old. In this Easter celebration, the final hours of Christ's life, including the ascension, are re-enacted by means of walking tour that includes camels and sheep and five hundred members of the Southern University student body. There is music by various choirs from throughout the county and the public is invited to participate regardless of affiliation. The pilgrimage walks through Collegedale, stopping at significant spots for a portion of the ceremony. If you are in town (0 comments)
This is a nice little house within the city limits of Collegedale. It is 70's vintage in a nice, older subdivision right off the main road, University Drive in Collegedale Tennessee. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a one car garage and a partial basement. It is approximately 1200 squre feet. The views from the back are of farmland. This is a safe and convenient subdivision and is typical of wht you can buy in this price range in Collegedale Tennessee. The range in town is from about $89,000- $289,000 for a conventional house. Farms and mobile homes (0 comments)
How many of you were alive when Freddy Cannon recorded his #1 hit on 45 "Palisades Park"? O.K. Now that we have separated who's who here, this is a trip down memory lane for those of you old enough to remember this special experience and an introduction for those of you that aren't. Once upon a time, located in Ft. Lee New Jersey and high upon some cliffs, lived an amusement park that attracted all from near and far. At it's boom during the 50's it ws a place for guys to take their dates, for merican Bandstand to do (7 comments)
Spring Has Sprung in Tennessee-Ooltewah/Collegedale/Norris Lake - 03/20/08 11:46 PM
Today was the first day of Spring and that is evident all over Tennessee. Tomorrow in Ooltewah and Collegedale the forecast is sunny with a high around 75 degrees. t Norris Lake it is similar but just a few degrees cooler. I also have noticed an increase in buyer activity which is typical of Spring and ll of my marina owners are scurrying around and ordering supplies for the coming season. I have noticed baby ducks at the duck pond in Collegedale and I have daffodils and narcissus in bloom with Tulips threatening to come alive at any moment. So folks, (3 comments)
Speech. Recognition.. Assistance with physical difficulties/ Take 3 - 03/18/08 12:33 AM
I am becoming increasingly frustrated with this program. This is the third attempt that I am making to dictate this BLOG entry because every time I speak a word "BLOG" the computer switches me over to my own BLOG page and I lose everything I've written. He gets rather frustrating!
I started quite a while ago attempting to work with this program. You may have seen my earlier attempt at using this. It was rather comical and took a long time to process a few paragraphs. Tonight's attempt to work with this has been an improvement. By no means am (4 comments)
SO WHAT IS REALLY UP? - 03/15/08 11:53 PM
I see conflicting signs everywhere. Buyers anxious to pursue high end lakefront property and homes at good prices languishing on the market. Are the buyers scared or is credit unavailable? Do buyers feel entitled to the "easy" money that was recently available and resist having to actually pay anything to buy a home? I have seen some who hve this attitude. Are nerves settling or is he anxiety just heating up? Are the government incentives and bailout programs really going to jumpstart the market again or were things just unrealistically active during previous years? I have my opinions, but, would like (4 comments)
This little Doggie, and this little Doggie, and this little Doggie, and well; 769+ - 03/14/08 11:16 PM
OK you dog lovers, here is your chance to help! You may have seen on the news or read in the paper about the elderly couple in Arizona that were hoarding dogs, mostly chihuahas and Pomeranians, and also a few exotic birds. All have been removed nd ccording to the web site of the Arizona Humane Society, they have also been adopted. This hs placed a great stress on the resources of this orginization and they need your help in the form of any of the following; cash, crates, food, blankets, leashes etc. I have posted a link for their site so (4 comments)
Twinkle is at my house! OMG ...Twinkle. What an absolute sweetie.
She is in an adorable Lamb trim, not the show trim shown above. Twinkle also known as Tu Tu was the #1 Dog of ll breeds in 2005 in Brazil. She is an AKC, Brazilian, and International Champion. Shew was the #3 Poodle in the U.S. in 2006.
She is at my house because her owner had to go to Brazil for a month and she needs to go to California when she comes in heat which is expected soon. In the meantime we have been (12 comments)
WEATHER REPORT Southeastern Region What is your weather like???????? - 03/08/08 07:58 AM
It is nine ine the morning in Collegedale, Tennessee in Hamilton County Tennessee. It has been snowing since about seven this morning. My dogs are out and loving it. There does not seem to be any accumulation anywhere except on the grass and parked cars. I have been watching the Weather Channel and it appears that the same type of conditions will extend down to almost Atlanta where I am heading. I just received a weather alert on my computer warning of freezing rain and ice on the roads on the Cumberland plateau. This is a worthwhile service that I signed (17 comments)
Lions and Tigers and SNOW!!! Oh My! - 03/07/08 09:29 PM
The weather report for the greater Chattanooga area tonight is suggesting that we are going to have severe winter weather overnight and into the morning. Being a skeptic I have tended to dismiss it, however, tonight the reports re getting more and more expansive and prevalent. It just poured buckets but it is still warm outside. Not sure whether to believe it or not but they do seem quite serious and emphatic about the matter. To top things off I need to drive to Atlanta tomorrow to pick up my friend's bitch for breeding. Now I am in Ooltewah, Collegedale Tn. (6 comments)
Crufts is a large, annual confirmation held in England. It is their equivalent of our Westminster Kennel Club Show.Just in CASE ANYONE IS INTERESTED, some Crufts results: Kay Palade-Peiser won in both dogs and bitches in Standard Poodles today at Crufts. She won the ticket with her dog, "Tux", AM/BR/MEX CH. Kaylen's By Invitation Only, and then she proceeded to win the bitch ticket AND breed with her bitch, "Marlo" AM/MEX/WORLD/FCI INT CH. Brighton That's My Girl (which was also #3 Standard Poodle last year). Unfortunately, no placement in the group - but 3 cheers for a great AMERICAN showing at Crufts (5 comments)
Crufts Report -- In Case You Want To Know What Is Happening Accross The Pond - 03/06/08 08:13 PM
Crufts is an International confirmation dog show held in England once a year. It is their equivalent of our Westminster Kennel Club show. Just in CASE ANYONE IS INTERESTED, Crufts results: Kay Palade-Peiser won in both dogs and bitches in Standard Poodles today at Crufts. She won the ticket with her dog, "Tux", AM/BR/MEX CH. Kaylen's By Invitation Only, and then she proceeded to win the bitch ticket AND breed with her bitch, "Marlo" AM/MEX/WORLD/FCI INT CH. Brighton That's My Girl (which was also #3 Standard Poodle last year). Unfortunately, no placement in the group - but 3 cheers for a great (0 comments)
Ooltewah Landscape and Nursery, another mom and pop in the area where service is their mainstay. It is an experience to stroll through their buildings, greenhouses and grounds. They have EVERYTHING!!! STone and mulch by the scoop and beautiful and unusual gifts. There is a florist shop with delivery and a true nursery where plants in every size can be purchased from seedlings to 100' trees and they will deliver and install if you desire.
I have purchased sod a a giant clump of Aloe Vera one time. They are very friendly and knowledegable and eager to help you (3 comments)
A Touch of Mayberry in Ooltewah Tennessee - 03/03/08 11:03 PM
ACE is the place, so it is said and in Ooltewah Tennessee it surely is. No one can live in the immediate area and not pay regular visits to Ace. Even with the big super stores nearby there are products and services that you can only get at Ace. For example; seeds by the pound, nuts and bolts and screws by the piece. You can also get screens repaired, keys made, glass cut and paint matched and mixed. They carry everything from clothing to cleaning supplies to lumber to mulch and lawnmowers. Sometimes I enjoy going there even when I (2 comments)
Ooltewah Collegedale Chattanooga Had a Beautiful Day Today!!! - 03/02/08 11:21 PM
Guess what gang? It was in the 70's today in my neck of the woods. Can you imagine? March 2nd and that warm. I took the opportunity to groom my white standard girl outside today. Wow. What a treat. I feel spring in the air. This is really a great place to livew with both a change of seasons but a moderate climate. My flower bulbs are already popping out. I could her the weedeaters and chainsaws going today. The forecast for tomorrow is mid to upper 70's. Hmmm, can't wait! This is the best time to look at property too (3 comments)
Attention: Nashville area dog lovers and rescue workers. Be on the lookout! - 03/01/08 09:56 PM
I've hd a difficult day. I was supposed to go to Nashville to pick up 3 rescue dogs from a man who said they were going to be euthanized on Monday. As things developed I learned from several dedicted rescuers in tyhe Nashville area the truth about this guy. He hs a long history of anima;l related offenses nd he tries to get animal;s from rescue groups nd shelters and no one knows why but they are sure it is not good. I have a detailed email that I will shre privately if someone needs to know more, but, in the (4 comments)
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