Tuesday, April 2, 2019

My Name is Jada
Story and photos by Brenna Powelson (Jada's favorite)

My name is Jada. I wrote this story to tell you how grateful I am to my human family for adopting me. 

The first  thing I remember when I was with my first family was that everything was fine until I turned one year old! That's when my family moved and left me behind. I walked for a while. It was dark, and I was starving; nobody had fed me that day. Not knowing a car was coming I walked into the road, and all I remember was the car lights blinding me, {note I am not blind} and I tried to run, but I got hit! The next thing I knew I was lying on the ground. I got up and walked to a tree. I was weak and had no family.

The next day some people pulled over to help me. They took me to a vet. I was happy to be taken care of again. Then the vet told them I had heart worms. I had no idea what that meant, but it did not sound good. When we left I thought I would be going home, but I was wrong--oh how I was wrong! I was in a crate in a shelter where I had been staying for a month when I overheard some people saying that they could not afford my heart worm treatment. Nobody wanted me because of my heart worms, so a person lowered my adoption fee to $50.00. I saw dogs leave to go to a new home every day, but not me.

Finally, one day I was told I was getting a new family. We drove from Arkansas to a PetSmart in Illinois. After an hour of seeing dogs leave but not me, I got sad again. But when I saw a family of four I got nervous. When they said my name, JADA, I was filled with hope! As soon as I got out of the van, I laid down, AND THEY GAVE ME A BELLY RUB--I REPEAT A BELLY RUB! When I got in their van they gave me a treat, and I slept all the way home.

When we got home I met a new dog named Wappi. She attacked me, but after that we became best friends. The first six months were not easy, but I got through it, and now I have no heart worms. I have been here for two years, and it is safe to say I have found my forever or furever home  I love my family. My favorite is the youngest {Brenna}.

My Best Friend, Wappi

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Coming Soon, "Bee in her Bonnet," the fifth book in the Nature Station Mystery Series 
It’s summer at the Nature Station, and love is in the air! The prairie and newly installed pollinator garden are ablaze with color and buzzing with life—and death—when a guest drops dead the day after the bridal shower maid of honor, Kristen Matthews, hosted for her best friend and co-worker, Hope Johnson.
A seed is planted in Kristen’s mind after she and Hope discover the body. Is the victim’s allergy to blame for her untimely death, or was she murdered? With Hope and Deputy Todd Livingston’s wedding just around the corner, Kristen and her friends hurry to dig up the dirt from the past to help solve the present day case. Will they track down the killer in time for Hope and Todd to begin their future life together?