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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Lucy Sandy
Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
Name: Lucy Sandy (Nicknames: Lucy Goosey and Lucy Lou – so far )
Location: Chattanooga (well, really Soddy Daisy, but no one knows where that is, including me) Chattanooga
Web/Blog Page: www.lexitheschnauzer.com (because my Angel Lexi sister said it’s ok to use her blog)
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I was being taken somewhere called “the pound” when Amy saw me and said she would take me home with her. I thought maybe I was on vacation. I got good food and a soft couch and a nice dog bed. Then a man walked in and I cowered because I thought maybe he would hit me. But he knelt down and spoke very softly to me and I fell in love with him right then and there. His name is Jeff. I didn’t realize these were my new parents for a few days, so I was on my very best behavior.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? Amy left me with another lady who took me to the vet’s and left me there. I went to sleep and when I woke up I had a big owie on my belly. I didn’t understand, and I thought she had left me there for good. The next day Amy came and took me back home. I think that’s when I realized that really was my home.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? I had gotten comfortable in what I now knew was my home, and started “testing my boundaries,” according to Amy. I tried different places to pee and poop in the house and Amy just quietly cleaned it up. Then, one day, Amy called me over to an extra big pile of stinky stuff and pointed at it and told me, “No!” That really scared me. I mean, why didn’t she just tell me that to begin with? Once she explained it was not acceptable to potty in the house at all I stopped doing it.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Amy feeds me and plays with me and lets me out except in the morning when Jeff lets me out. So I think it is her.
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? Amy and Jeff call me an AmStaff. They don’t say the words Pit Bull because a lot of people are instantly scared. So, I guess it would be that I might bite them?? I really don’t understand that ’cause I like everybody and just want them to like me, too.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
HA – Never Fear Friends
31 Days of Spook – Sheraton Read House Hotel
Happy hauntings my sweet friends. Today I have a story for you that was sent to me by Lexi’s mom, Amy. Amy told me to look into a haunted place in Chattanooga, Tennessee called the Sheraton Read House Hotel. This sounded just like the place I needed for my 31 Days of Spook so I started my research. I was *not* disappointed at all my friends. So if you need to, grab someones hand, paw or hoof and get ready for a bumpy ride.
The Sheraton Read House Hotel is located at 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee. The most haunted room in the hotel is room 311. Room 311 is rumored to be haunted. You see back in the day there was a lady named Annalisa Netherly who lived at the hotel with her husband. One day, her husband came to the hotel and let’s just say caught Annalisa Netherly in a compromising position with another man. Well, the husband lost his mind – was it momentarily or was it already lost – and killed Annalisa.
Now if you talk to some of the workers of the Sheraton Read House Hotel that have been there for years and know about the history, they will tell you that room 311 isn’t really the room that this death took place. They remodeled the hotel and sealed off the room the murder actually took place. They then moved the room number down one door. Now the murder room is still there and you can see the barred window but yet the room remains empty… or is it.
And also a side note that I found out during my research. When Al Capone was awaiting trial, he stayed in the murder room. Can you imagine that? And let us not forget of the story of a soldier ghosts that walks around the 4th floor of the hotel.
And if that murder room and soldier ghost isn’t intriguing enough, there are also secret corridors throughout the hotel. Some that even the longest employees haven’t even found yet.
So my friends, are you ready for a field trip to spend the night next door to the murder room?
AND A SIDE NOTE: This is a personal story that happened to Lexi’s mom, Amy. Shivers to mergatroid!
Long before Lexi was born, this actually happened. At that time, I lived in a house just north of Cleveland, Tennessee. I had three pictures hanging adjacent to each other on two walls. For a while, when I would get up in the morning, I was sure they had been rearranged. (They were very similar.) So one night when no one else was home and no one else was going to be home before morning, just before retiring for the night, I said out loud, “If you can hear me, I want this picture (pointing) over here and this one over there.” The next morning they had been rearranged, and instead of hanging on the walls, they were propped on the floor in the order I had specified. The spirit wanted to be sure I noticed.
Spotlight Thursday – Meet Lexi
Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this new series!
Age: 12 1/2
Location: Chattanooga, TN USA
Web/Blog Page: lexitheschnauzer (Be sure to pop over and say hey – remember to tell Lexi that Bacon and Houdini sent you.)
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Holy Cow, what’s that big dog doing with them?
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I was so little, only 8 weeks old, and the first time I had ever been away from the only family I knew, including my doggie mommy and siblings. It was a bit scary at first, especially having to jump under chairs to avoid being flattened by the big, playful GSD. Then, an inspiration hit! I pulled all the dog towels into the middle of the room, piled all the dog toys on top of them, and climbed aboard, claiming everything for ME. That’s the point I knew this was MY home!
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? Hmm, there was the third pair of Mom’s flip flops that I chewed up in the same summer. She was furious, but really, how many did I have to chew up before she learned? Or maybe the time I caught a baby bird and Mom chased me the entire way around the outside of our house screaming for me to drop it. When she finally caught me the bird was dead and Mommy cried. Or maybe it was the time I got up on the kitchen table while everyone was gone and ate an entire bowl of red cherries. Mom made me vomit when she came home. Yep, pick one.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? I would say Mommy, because we have always been together, through everything, and I know she probably loves me best. But I have to say Daddy, because when Mom doesn’t take me to work, I am able to control his day from his home office. Stop what you are doing and…let me out, let me in, give me a treat, pay attention to me, let me out again, let me in again, give me lots more treats, it’s go to the mailbox (GTM) time, more treat time, etc. It’s so much fun, I can’t imagine why Daddy begs Mom to take me to work with her.
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? That I’m sweet, BOL! When people say that, Mom just rolls her eyes.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Lexi – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!