ever noticed that you go through certain phases of things in your life???? Like for instance, I am Dr Pepper/Coke lover and I could have one every day so I try to settle for the diet so I don't consume so many calories and sugar. Well anyway, I got myself off a cola drinks for awhile when my mouth busted out with 2 canker sores inside due to my acidic drinking habits. So, I decided to move on to my next favorite drink, that being sweet tea. OK....zip it, yes I said sweet tea, tea loaded with the white sugar. You know the type you seeing swirling down at the bottom. Yep, doesn't work well like my theory with cola drinks but its so tasty and refreshing as it warms up outside. :D So do you have phases of things that seem to surface and go away and then resurface. Hmmm, let me share some more, that would be my gummy coke bottles, chewy nerds that entered my world during Valentines day and Easter, less time on facebook, then alot of time on facebook, reading books, etc, etc. Just some things I've noticed that seem to move in my life quickly and out, then back in, then back out! Sad thing, most of them involve Sugar... I must be a sugar momma! ;D
You know I would rather be on some land with a ranch home and about 3 Australian Cattle Dogs roaming around. I love animals, always have always will. There is just something about petting a dog or cat that is therapeutic and brings joy to my life. So this morning on my yahoo news online, this story caught my attention about a lost dog found 4 months later! Amazing story considering the dog was lost at sea but another reason it made me happy this Monday morning was that it was a cattle dog! :) Sweet story, I hope you enjoy it today!
Dog overboard found four months later
SYDNEY (AFP) – A pet dog that fell overboard in rough seas off Australia has been reunited with its owners after surviving alone on an island for four months, reports said.
Sophie Tucker, apparently named after a late US entertainer, fell overboard as Jan Griffith and her family sailed through choppy waters off the northeast Queensland coast in November.
The dog was believed to have drowned and Griffith said the family was devastated.
But out of sight of the family, Sophie Tucker was swimming doggedly and finally made it to St Bees Island, five nautical miles away, and began the sort of life popularised by the TV reality show "Survivor."
She was returned to her family last week when Griffith contacted rangers who had captured a dog that had been living off feral goats on the largely uninhabited island, in the faint hope it might be their long-lost pet.
When the Griffiths met the rangers' boat bringing the dog to the mainland they found that it was indeed Sophie Tucker on board.
"We called the dog and she started whimpering and banging the cage and they let her out and she just about flattened us," Griffith told the national AAP news agency.
"She wriggled around like a mad thing."
Griffith said that when the dog was first spotted on the island she had been in poor condition.
"And then all of a sudden she started to look good and it was when the rangers had found baby goat carcasses so she'd started eating baby goats," she said.
Sophie Tucker, a member of the Australian cattle dog breed, had been quick to readjust to the comforts of home, complete with airconditioning, Griffiths said.
"She surprised us all. She was a house dog and look what she's done, she's swum over five nautical miles, she's managed to live off the land all on her own," Griffiths said.