Down South Westies
Home of beautiful, loving, West Highland White Terriers

 

   

 

 

 

   
 
 

Happy Thanksgiving!

   November 2009                          WestieGram   
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Unfriend is the 2009 Word of the Year
The New Oxford American Dictionary has named its 2009 Word of the Year: unfriend. For those who do not have kids, it's a verb that means "to remove someone as a 'friend' on a social networking site such as Facebook." An example from the dictionary: "I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight."
 

 

 

 
 

 

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 Thanksgiving Dinner   Thanksgiving Fun Facts

 
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota is the top turkey-producing state in America, with a planned production total of 49 million turkeys in 2008. Just six states-Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, Missouri and Indiana-will probably produce two-thirds of the estimated 271 million birds that will be raised in the U.S. this year.
 
The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys-one fifth of the annual total of 235 million consumed in the United States in 2007-were eaten at Thanksgiving.
 
In a survey conducted by the National Turkey Federation, nearly 88 percent of Americans said they eat turkey at Thanksgiving. The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 15 pounds, which means some 690 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the U.S. during Thanksgiving in 2007.
 
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long. It was baked on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon, 2 pounds of pumpkin spice and 250 pounds of crust.
 
Three towns in the U.S. take their name from the traditional Thanksgiving bird, including Turkey, Texas (pop. 465); Turkey Creek, Louisiana (pop. 363); and Turkey, North Carolina (pop. 270).
Luce Things That Happen When Left Alone 
 
  
In late October, Linda went on her annual trek. She and her two sisters meet up in FL and have a good time. This time she took our daughter and granddaughter. It, I'm sure, was a genuine Hen Party. The closer it came to Friday (grooming day) the more uneasy I got. I had run back and forth all week long from work to home to take care of Chloe, Darby, and Paris. During that time I went by the vet's office to pick up some meds and saw a business card of a Mobile Groomer. I reached over, picked it up, and stuffed it into my pocket.
 
 
While driving back to the office I remembered the card. I took it out and carefully looked over it. I had seen that nice grooming van before and I decided to call. I talked to Brenda and sure enough, she could get to our dogs on Thursday. Just right! Thursday comes before Friday! Since Friday is grooming day and comes after Thursday, I was excited. Then I got this sinking feeling. What is Linda going to say when I tell her I spent $150 for grooming? After all, Brenda came to our home. It costs a lot to buy a nice van like that. Brenda has expenses too, you know. Since I discovered a long time ago it is much easier to get forgiveness than permission, I began to feel good about myself all over again. <<MORE>>
Faith    Meet Faith the Dog
 
 
See the heartwarming story of a dog's struggle to walk without front legs. It's a demonstration of the strength and wonder of life. <<MORE>>
 WestieMedLogo     Artists To The Rescue
 
In appreciation for their contribution, from Jen
 
WestieMed would like to acknowledge and thank the artists who have generously and graciously donated their designs in support of WestieMed's mission of helping rescued Westies.  Through the contributions of these talented artists, WestieMed has raised much-needed funds to help Westies in need of medical attention find their way to their forever homes.
 
 
Their designs have been featured in a variety of WestieMed's fundraising endeavors, including the "Paws and Remember" Virtual Candle program.  Artwork from these artists also can be found in our online Gift Shop on items of clothing apparel, note cards, holiday cards and garden flags, as well as featured in our Ebay Auctions and Raffles and Cafe Press products.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to these exceptional artists for their support of WestieMed and their dedication to this magnificent breed:
Kirsten Fox, Carol Sanger, Ann Kallal, Suzanne Renaud

 

 
 
 
 
2002-2009
Thomas and Linda Broadhead, Retired Breeders
Conyers, GA 30094
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