Making dreams come true, while on a very long vacation journey. We traveled by car from Kentucky to Montana and Canada in 13 days, driving just under 5,000 miles and me taking 3,919 images...yep I shall be busy! We saw an abundance of wildlife and beauty along the way. We had very little computer time available, or no service at all much of the time. Thanks to a very trusted soul my 2 drafts were published along with comments, but I was unable to pay visits and make comments for anyone and I missed seeing what you have been publishing. For over 34 years I have dreamed of seeing a Great Gray Owl. We have traveled to their territory, but it just never happened for me. Last year and again this year, I made contact with the Owl Institute in Charo, Montana. My contact person this year was Jessica and she got me in contact with Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center in Kalispell, Montana. They have a Great Gray Owl there named Homer. I was given the names of Beth Watne, Kari Gabriel and Alex Moore who work for MWWRC.
The visit went off beautifully. It took some doing to get a visit set in motion,
but once it was all planned out. What a wonderful facility they have too.
Everything was spacious for the birds, very clean and organized. The center rehabilitates
injured, or sick wildlife and then releases them as possible back into the wild. I want to
take this opportunity to once again thank Beth for having me as a guest at the center,
for Kari in setting things in good motion for my visit,and for Alex lending me his time in
seeing Homer and all of the other birds at the recovery
center. It was surreal, seeing this beautiful bird up close.
Homer has been at the facility for a few years due to a wing injury, whereby he
cannot be released. Handsome Homer, what a beauty he was!
That was dream one come true, now for dream two ;)
For 7 years now, I have been in contact with a lovely woman named
She owns Vom Haus Dettmer Long Coat German Shepherds
and is the breeder where we purchased our beloved Silvie Aleit,
affectionately called Silveit.
Over the years, we have become very good friends.
However Theresa lives in Iowa and I live in Kentucky.
We had never had the opportunity of meeting one another.
When she sent our pup-cub to us at age 8 weeks, Silveit arrived by jet plane.
Theresa had not seen her in 18 months.
Last Friday, that dream came true.
Meeting Theresa was one of the most special times I can remember.
Along with her husband Rick, and her wonderful dogs,
we enjoyed a couple of hours together.
We have promised one another to make visits to see each other often!
These were two truly treasured visits, that I shall cherish always!
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Making dreams come true!
Meeting my precious friend Theresa, her husband Rick and their
as well as finally seeing and meeting a Great Gray owl named Homer~
Alex Moore was kind enough to guide my husby and myself to the center.
Alex then escorted me through the facility and then it was time to introduce me to
this beautiful bird, a Great Gray Owl, named Homer.
What a pleasure it all was~
The next highlight of our vacation came when I finally got to meet my dear friend Theresa!
This visit had been such a very long time coming and it was just wonderful!
Our Meaka and Silveit took to her right away...so sweet~
Above is Meaka to the left and Silveit with Theresa.
Below is Theresa, myself and Theresa's husband Rick.
What sweet people they are~
Theresa getting to love on Silveit and reconnect with one of her favorites~
My heart melted when they looked into each others eyes.
I promise Silveit remembered ;)
Meaka getting some special treatment too ;)
It was an outstanding visit and I cannot wait to see Theresa again!
Thank you for being patient while I was away.
Now to dig into those images...does anyone want to come help me...please ;)