Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Travel with Pets

Make Summer travel fun & safe for your furkids.
This video will give you tips and reminders.
But, be sure to consult with your vet before you go.
Then, enjoy your special time together!

Fill-In Statements: Week 8



The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing.com provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts. We look forward to getting to know more about you! 

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 8: July 1, 2016...

1. I never thought I would miss _______________________________, but I do. 

2. Every 4th of July, ______________________________________.

3. If I knew ______________, I would __________________.

4. I have trouble ___________________________.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Kenzie's Socks

Everyone has something tangible that helps them to feel secure.

The object varies from person to person, or critter to critter.
It may be a blanket, or toy, or an article of clothing.

For our little Kenzie, it is our socks.  
She takes them to her bed and sleeps with them.
Sometimes it is one sock, sometimes it is the pair.
We always know where to find our missing socks.
Kenzie is a very funny girl, but we love her anyway!  

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friendly Fill-In: Week 7


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! Each Thursday we post four statements with blanks for you to fill in. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen of 15andmeowing.com. The final two statements are offered by myself. On Friday, we post a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins. Please remember to visit everyone on the list, that is part of the fun!

Here are this week's fill-ins with the blanks:

1. My feelings get hurt when ________________________________.

2. I am excited about ______________________________________. 

3. _____ first, then _____. 

4. One time, I _____; that's why _____.

Here are my completed statements:

1. My feelings get hurt when I realize that a friendship does not have mutual loyalty. It is important to me.


2. I am excited about making some positive changes for the “golden years”. Times change, and time changes usSometimes we need to change directions to achieve what we really want and need.

3. Think first, then think, again. Too often, people do not think; they speak or act in haste. So, think twice. What you say and do always affects others. Think about that.


 4. One time, I was locked outside in a violent thunderstorm; that's why I both fear and respect the power of weather. I was only eight years old. It made quite an impression on me to see the lightning, hear the thunder, feel the high winds, and have no access to shelter.


“Don’t walk in front of me; 
I may not follow. 
Don’t walk behind me; 
I may not lead. 
Just walk beside me, 
and be my friend.” 
                           ~Albert Camus

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments.  

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fill-In Statements: Week 7


The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts! 

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 7: June 24, 2016...

1. My feelings get hurt when ________________________________.

2. I am excited about ______________________________________. 

3. _____ first, then _____. 

4. One time, I _____; that's why _____.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Solstice



The sun sets slowly,
it’s warmth clinging to
shadows and beyond,
seeping into tomorrow,
dragging yesterday along,
melting days into nights
in endless sustenance.



Poem and Image: McGuffy Ann Morris

*Be sure to enjoy tonight's Strawberry Full Moon.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friendly Fill-In: Week 6


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! Each Thursday we post four statements with blanks for you to fill in. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen of 15andmeowing.com. The final two statements are offered by myself. On Friday, we post a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins. Please remember to visit everyone on the list! Thanks!

Here are my completed statements:

1. The best brand of pet food is prescribed by a veterinarian for that particular animal. Never go by what is trending, what someone recommends, or what you read; always talk to your vet before making any health decision. No matter what life stage or health status, a vet should always be involved in a pet’s needs.


2. I refuse to buy any major purchase unless there is a sale or a coupon. We tend to be very practical. We like to do our research and plan major purchases, which includes looking for the best value and price.

3. I am inspired by each and every little orphaned critter I bottle feed. Their will is amazing. Against all odds, they fight to survive. I am inspired to make sure that they not only make it, but thrive and find their forever home.

 

4. Whenever I see any critter that has been killed on the road, I make the sign of the cross in prayer. I believe that God cares about each little life and about the loss of each one. And, I know that I do.


~Make it a great weekend.
Spread some Peace!~


Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here! Or, you can answer in the comments


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fill-In Statements: Week 6


Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15andmeowing, and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts! 

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 6: June 17, 2016...

1. The best brand of ____________ is _______________.

2. I refuse to buy _______________________ unless there is a sale or a coupon.

3. I am inspired by                     .

4. Whenever                         , I                              .

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Birthday Dude

Remember this little dude?

He was born one year ago today.

 
He was special from the start,

and the other minions thought so, too.

He quickly took over our hearts and home

 
with his charm and creative thinking.


He still plays Tent-Ball and gets the Zoomies.

He still watches the birds and wants to learn to fly.

He always has a unique perspective.

We love this little Dude. 

~Happy 1st birthday, George!~

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friendly Fill-In: Week 5


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! Thanks to Ellen of 15andmeowing.com for being my co-host each week. I am very happy to partner with her! Okay...let's share our thoughts! 

The statements this week are:

1. I used to love to eat _____________________, but now it repulses me. 

2. I would never eat _______________________, but now I love it. 

3. I always cry                     

4.                           always makes me laugh.

Here are my completed statements:

1. I used to love to eat Twinkies when I was a very small child, but now they repulse me. I actually started to detest them in early grade school. Remember when Twinkies were discontinued on November 21, 2012? Of course, they were back by popular demand by July 15, 2013.


2. I would never eat beets, but now I love them. Well, at least I like pickled baby beetsBill planted some beets this year. I am curious to see if they come in

3. I always cry when I see the spirit of compassion in an animal. Their capacity to love and connect with others in their world is truly inspiring.  Animals always amaze me


4. Kittens learning and playing always makes me laugh. In general, animals can be pretty funny. I believe they have a sense of humour much like people do.

~Enjoy your weekend!~

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here! Or, you can answer in the comments.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fill-In Statements: Week 5


Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15andmeowing, and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. Please come back and link up with us on Friday. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday.

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 5: June 10, 2016...

1. I used to love to eat _____________________, but now it repulses me. 

2. I would never eat _______________________, but now I love it. 

3. I always cry                     .

4.                           always makes me laugh.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hunger


As the shadows settle into night, the old man and dog find a place together. In darkness, they scavenge bits and scraps of food out of overflowing truck stop dumpsters.

Eating from paper plates of dirty newspaper, the pair celebrates filling their stomachs for another night. Food devoured quickly, the two friends then burrow into a threadbare sleeping bag seeking warmth together. 

From the cold hollow pit of their stomachs, they each know nights are getting longer as life gets shorter.

Story and Image: McGuffy Ann Morris


(Re)Shared with:
Quote Prompt:
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome."
~Isaac Asimov

Monday, June 6, 2016

Thirty-Five Years

Thirty-five years ago we began our life together, eloping in blue jeans, with a handful of wildflowers, an old Ford van, and my old dog. We have been through many things on our journey: highs, lows, good, bad, & everything in between. But, we always did it together, just as we promised that we would. Love does that.

Thank you, Bill, for everything. Happy Anniversary.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

"Muddy Paws"

...with Simon's Cat

There is always one, in every crowd!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 4


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! Ellen of 15andmeowing and I post the blank fill-in statements each Thursday and meet up on Fridays to with a link to share our answers.
So...let's share our thoughts! Here are my completed statements:

1. The best money I ever spent was used to help someone in a positive way and the worst was when it was used to enable someone in their own poor choices. I learned that sometimes “tough love” is the only answer.

2. My most memorable vacation was with Bill and Maisie at Lake Gogebic. We went fishing and enjoyed several natural and historical sites, including waterfalls and “The Porkies”.

Presque Isle Falls, MI. (2003)

 3. It is a truly heartfelt thing when a dog greets you after you have been away. No one greets you quite the way as a dog does…no one.


 4. Once, I did not return a stray dog to its possible owner. I always look for the owner of strays. This dog had no collar and this was long before microchips. When I thought I may have found the original owner, I asked questions about the dog he was looking for. It seemed that this may be a match. However, the person then went on to complain that the dog was nothing but a problem, barking, always running away, and that he really hated it, saying that he hoped it never came home. When I asked why he was looking for it, he replied that he had spent a lot of money on it and that was the only reason. So, when he asked if I had his dog, I said, “No. It isn’t your dog.” I quickly hung up, and left the dog the dog in the new home where everyone was happy.


~May you find some happiness in your day.~


Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here, or you may answer in the comment section.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fill-In Statements: Week 4


Each Thursday, we post the Friendly Fill-In statements on each of our blogs. We like to allow a little time for you to fill in the blanks and link up with us on Friday. The linky to join us will be posted at or about 12:00 AM each Friday.

There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15andmeowing, and the final two are offered by myself. We hope they will be fun to both answer and share.

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

WEEK 4: June 3, 2016

1. The best money I ever spent was __________, and the worst was_________.

2. My most memorable vacation was with __________  at ____________.
3. It                    when                      .

4. Once, I                         .