And I’m here to tell you, I thought I knew something about this great land in which we’re raising Sauerkraut. But I don’t.
First, a correction. In yesterday’s post, I thought it was azaleas that grow along the sides and in the median along California Highway 99, but they are oleander. And they are poisonous, so don’t go picking them, eating them, or rolling around in them.
Second, there are mountains in Nevada. And in New Mexico. Who knew?! Heck, now that I’m questioning myself, there just might be mountains in every state in the US. No, never mind - I used to live in Iowa and I KNOW there are no mountains there.
We passed through some of the most astounding mountain vistas you could imagine. Tahoe National Forest is up there! And Donner Lake/Donner Pass! And… trees! Lots and lots of trees. If I ever ask online where I should take a vacation to get some quiet in a beautiful location, remind me of the 120 miles between Sacramento and Reno.
And then remind me to take some geography, history, and botany books with me so I can learn a little bit about where I live.
We made it to the radio station in plenty of time, and met with the three radio hosts, along with Mel from the SPCA of Northern Nevada, who hosted the Meet & Greet this evening. The radio interview was a lot of fun. They asked questions about how we came across Sauerkraut, about her condition, our cause, and of course, about her closet full of clothes. Mel mentioned the Meet & Greet time and location so all our local friends would be there!
Sauerkraut, who like Elsa would never have passed muster with a breeder, is the most loving, most amazing member of our family, and I could never imagine what life would have been like without her in it. Special needs pets sometimes make an even more amazing family member because they show you their appreciation with every heartfelt nuzzle. Pass this message on!