Friday, April 30, 2021

Anniversary Wishes and More


Our Sweethearts
Our Wives
~Herbert Dickinson Ward, Lauriel: The Love Letters of an American Girl, 1901

Wishing Brittany and Jeremy a very happy fifth anniversary April 30, 2021.  It seems like yesterday they were married in a beautiful ceremony.

Their wedding was a lovely affair. It seems like we were just attending it. How time flies.

Bronco Fans Forever!

Here are the results of a wonderful marriage. Addy was that excellent bonus Jeremy received when he married Brittany. Then the boys came along. Addy is such a terrific big sister. Brody and Blake are good brothers too.

Let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other... how glad we shall be that we have somebody we are fond of always to talk to and sit with! ~Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, 1839

Please visit Pink Saturday.

Here are my answers to the Friendly Fill In's:

1. I wouldn't mind if I could  live away from all the huistle and bustle and enjoy peace and quiet.

2. I want to  treat my cat to a happy birthday today.

3.  Others come to me when  they need something done. 

4. Boots is a memory that I regularly think about. 


So this silly kitty turned 8 years old today, the 5th wedding anniversary of Jeremy & Brittany. He was born a few miles from where they were married. So I am sharing my favorite photos of him.

He was a terrible crybaby when he first came to me. He hated his carrier and when we would go to the vet he would stick his paw out of the carrier and cry as if he was going to have his last supper. What a drama king I have! He is still so dramatic. One minute past his breakfast or supper and he is howling at me.
Always comfy no matter where he falls asleep. We just listened to his theme song, I've Got A Tiger By the Tail by Buck Owens.  I think they wrote that song for a feline.

Shy is not a word in his lifetime. But he can ham it up pretty good. 

My favorite photo of him with his pal Roxanne. He knew how sick she was and he never left her side. He was a true and loyal friend to the end of her short little life with us. 

We original thought he was a girl hahaha until the vet flipped him over, TigerLily became Tiger, than Mickeyand Mister Tomkins and Mr. Cat (Jeremy still calls him that!) and Mister Kitty. As long as you have a minor interest in him getting his meals timely, he will become your friend forever. This photo reveals the kind side of him. He is a beautiful creature. 

I can't believe I'm 8! I need to watch my weight. But I love my meals and my treats. I sure wish I'd get more of those. So my final entry here is a birthday wish to this very ornery kitty with beautiful green eyes and a love for me that shines more as he grows older and a bit wiser. 


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thankful Thursday

 Thankful Thursday

Yesterday would have been Bandit's birthday! He would have turned 20 years old. He was the best pal Jeremy ever had and he touched all of our lives in a way that is hard to explain.  He was a funny lil dog, quirky, alert, smart and loyal. Boy how I Miss him nearly three years since we lost him.

A smart lil fellow, a rat terrier and a true friend. In last few years of his life, he was so loved and cared for. I often think, perhaps he was the runt of the litter. But truly, he was the very best of all the siblings he had. Jeremy bought him, with money he earned working after school and Saturdays helping a neighbor who managed a Grease Monkey. The man who had Bandit was a :rat terrier lover.  Jeremy will tell you this fellow was the best pal a guy could have. Thankful he was in our lives so long. 

He could be sound asleep, and he would hear Jeremy turn into the driveway and he was up and waiting at the door for him.

He had dental surgery several years ago and he was very loopey. But when he heard Jeremy come home he stood up, fell down, stood up again and begged me to carry him to his boy. It was hard to be without him once he left this earth. We cared for him to the end. He was dearly and truly loved.

A loyal friend you could never find. Rest well at the Rainbow Bridge my friend and know one day we will join you again. I hope your 20th birthday was a blast over there. 

Sometimes when life has gone wrong with you,
And the world seems a dreary place,
Has your dog ever silently crept to your feet,
His yearning eyes turned to your face—
Has he made you feel that he understands,
And all that he asks of you
Is to share your lot, be it good or ill,
With a chance to be loyal and true?
Are you branded a failure? He does not know—
A sinner? He does not care—
You're "master" to him—that's all that counts—
A word, and his day is fair.
Your birth and your station are nothing to him;
A palace and a hut are the same—
And his love is yours, in honor and peace,
And it's yours through disaster or shame.
Though others forget you, and pass you by,
He is ever your faithful friend—
Who is ready to give you the best that is his,
Unstintedly to the end.
~Esther B. Darling, "A Faithful Friend," 1914

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

Happy Tuesday and Maxine


We don't get to see Stella as much as we use to. But she comes over occasionally. She is good pals with Leo. I doubt she will ever get over the loss of her favorite boys, Smokey and Bandit. These two make good friends and a great Happy Tuesday.

Maxine is having a bad week already in the morning? HaHaHa! She is a real character. That poor pup. He looks dazed and confused. 

Enjoy the new week and find good things to be grateful for. My Monday started out good as I compelted several tasks I kept putting off. Suppose to be cool and rainy tomorrow so I will be able to work indoors. Today was a good outdoor day. Sweet dreams everyone! Thanks for stopping by. 

Aw...Mondays and Love is....


These three, Lulu, Mollie and Loki were tired from playing so hard in the sunshine. They takes naps together like this. 

Ah....yes! Love is...right on cue for everything the world in this life throws at you. 

Friday, April 23, 2021

Church Squirrels

 And then there is this:

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded that the squirrels were predestined to be there, and they should not interfere with God’s divine will.
At the Baptist church, the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistry. The deacons met and decided to put a water-slide on the baptistry and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim, so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.
The Lutheran church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist church. Two weeks later, the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water-slide.
The Episcopalians tried a much more unique path by setting out pans of whiskey around their church in an effort to kill the squirrels with alcohol poisoning. They sadly learned how much damage a band of drunk squirrels can do.
But the Catholic church came up with a more creative strategy! They baptized all the squirrels and made them members of the church. Now they only see them at Christmas and Easter.
Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue. They took the first squirrel and circumcised him. They haven’t seen a squirrel since.

I had to add some humor. The days have been crazy here. I tweaked my shoulder while asleep hahaha I know! So I have had a mental block trying to write. Carol Vest, a Virginia friend shared this and it made me laugh out loud I shared it with a few people via email but wanted to share it here. These squirrels look like a Motley Crew! The hubby was new at his job, which he is coming up on 30 years July 3rd, which happens to be our baby girl Hannah's 30th birthday! We attended a Christmas party, goodness, those were fun. It was held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Unfortunately, there was an angry squirrel running around the grounds and they warned us to be careful. Apparently people were feeding this lil hooligan and he started to attack people who weren't handing out free treats! I remember thinking I'd lose my high heels if the varmit charged us, so I could run like the wind! Everytime I see a squirrel I remember that night. It was one of the best parties the firm had but also one filled with lots of craziness. They always had the best food and entertainment.

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wordless Wednesday and More


Wordless Wednesday

We are having more snow. It has been so gray and cold. But it is nice to enjoy the cold weather from the warmth of my home. I have been a bit lazy, just doing whatever I feel like. It has been a wild few months and still waiting on our solar panels. Now that the area where the electriciain needs to rewire is ready, the snow returned.  But I have a different outlook about it all. Nothing is worth getting upset over. The world we live in has gone stark raving mad! Unless you go along with it, you are an outsider and I love that! My allegiance is to the one who died for my sins, Jesus Christ. I don't want the news, I don't listen to the gossip or the hate that boils at all the social media sites. In fact, I get in and out in a quick minutes checking only on a few important items there. 

Sometime we don't see God's answers to our prayer. Sometime He does something better for us. In the case of my friend Holly, she completed her first round of chemo. She is  taking medication for her illness and being sent home. She and her husband have a teenage son. He plays traveling basketball and so he is stayung with his grandfather so Holly and her husband may come home. Because of the severity of her illness and the fact that they need to stay safe for Holly's health,  he will not come home until a later date. Please continue to pray for Holly. She is a gem and her sister Courtney is helping her with her business so she can continue to have an income available. These two ladies are one of the sweetest examples of sibling love. It is so refreshing to see this. In difficulties very few people will remain at your side. They are very blessed to have each other.

I will be back tomorrow to see everyone at Thankful Thursday. I will also catch up on more commenting. These past few months have been hectic here and I need a break from my daily routines. I hope you understand and will continue to visit. Take care and rest well.