Last year was a rough one in the personal department but I have since overhauled and made the proper changes and better than ever! Moving along to my passions....
Tribal fusion belly dance....superior muscle control, snakey fluidity along with pops and locks. I love the music, I love the look and feel. I just love it. Take a look....this is Rachel Brice. Amazing, amazing, amazing.
Along with dancing, I have been volunteering at the Great Dane Rescue of South Carolina. I started last Friday at 10am in the pouring rain. I didn't really get to spend time with the dogs because, well, rain is not conducive to a good play environment. So, it was all business that day. However, I returned the next day with my husband. Three others showed up to help with doggie doodie (pun intended) which freed me up for play therapy! Woo hoo! At the end I walked away just as dirty as I had the day before, but with a smile on my face as wide as the dog's!
I returned to the rescue Wednesday morning after work. After my experience on Saturday and hearing how happy the dogs seemed afterwards, not to mention how well they slept, how could I stay away?
Jaime and I picked Mukai up for a car ride and a walk last night. Jaime met him once before on his Saturday session at the rescue and I have played ball with him and his yard mate, Sirius Lee, each time I've gone to clean kennels. I have to say, the first day we met he wasn’t super interested in me. Perhaps the rain that day distracted him. Now, he seems to trust me and loves leaning and getting his backside scratched! He takes a break from that long enough to chase a ball or graze on some grass. Last night he took right to us and our car ride and walk went wonderfully. I can't imagine anyone ever harming him or any other animal. It's really disgusting to me.
P.S. Angus, an 11 month old Harlequin owner surrender, had to have emergency surgery for an obstruction. His Demodex (skin mites that can be controlled but act up under stress) is flaring horribly and he has several open sores on his neck and hip. They can be treated but he has to recover from his surgery first.
Mukai!, here we come!!!!