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Misty, The Amazing Abandoned Dog |

Misty, The Amazing Abandoned Dog


This friendly, very thin, super pregnant dog was dumped out at our family’s rural property. Misty (we had to call her something) had 6 puppies 3 days later, in the woods, during a sustained rainfall.

Misty's Puppies  Misty's Woody Birthing Area

Very young dog, obviously used to a family because she bonded with CJ first, then Penny (mom), our Lab (Scooby Doo) and – once they accepted her – our ranch cats.

Pets are innocent. You can’t just throw them away because you didn’t get them spayed/neutered!

If you can’t keep them, take your animals to a good no-kill shelter where they at least have a chance to find happiness.

Family pets do NOT know how to survive on their own just because they are “animals”. Dumping them somewhere is NOT cool.

It’s like an everyday civilian being tossed into one of the desert wars we’re fighting. You’d have to learn how to defend yourself, eat and drink water in a totally foreign area you are so not prepared to be in. Alone.

After gathering Misty pups, we took the furry family to the shelter we work with. The shelter we adopted our Lab from. They will make sure this mom and her babies get the loving families they need.

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny

Long Island Children’s Museum

This small museum has interesting display on different types of sand from around the nation, a netted catwalk, a bubble area and simulated beach. The full-body bubble was a bust though because it wouldn’t go past CJ’s knees before popping. 

Among others, there are sections on patterns, music (including playable instruments), the sea, human body, visual distortions, and telephones.

OUR RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

We would have given the Long Island Children’s Museum a 3 star rating except for two things: 

  1. The complete section devoted to teaching about handicapped life and how disabilities are more “differentabilities” than actual inability to live a “normal” life.
  2. The newsroom that actually allows children to put on a simulated newscast.

Teleprompters, “green screen” technology, and working microphones kept CJ engaged for almost an hour each time. However, his “best memory” is of the catwalk.

CJ on the LICM catwalk.

As you can tell by the picture, our visit was back in 2009. When CJ was younger. If you’d like to read more recent reviews, check out the LICM page on Trekaroo.

To get more info on admission pricing, hours of operation and directions, head on over to the Long Island Children’s Museum‘s website.

We do recommend getting a membership. Not only did we get free admission for an entire year, we got reciprocal benefits at several science and children’s museums nationwide.

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny