Monday, September 25, 2017

Really? Halloween is almost here and the real feel is almost 100?

Sophie really likes the catnip cat. My sister-in-law made it a few years ago for Sam & Millie. I don't know where Sophie found it but she enjoys terrorizing it and then licking it.

It is h.o.t. We haven't had any rain this September - I guess because of all the rain we had in August. The weather guessers think it might rain before October.  
Nap time is best!
 Once or twice it actually got in the 60's at night!

Checking out the shower
But I'm tired of having the A/C on when I leave for work just before 6am and it is still dark. 

Can you spot the rabbit?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nothing Much

 Sophie found Millie's old bed - I guess I overlooked it when I was cleaning out Sam and Millie's old stuff. I'm glad Sophie found it and apparently she likes it!

Ahhh.. some old fashioned Phlox

And here's Sophie again!  She found a toy she loves.  The best part is that it is in the living room and she will come out and play with it every now and again. She's still a little skittish and likes the back half of the house. 

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Be safe 
keep your pets safe and away from fireworks
have fun
and remember all those who worked to give us our freedom

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Welcome Home Sophie


She's 10 years old. 

Small short hair cat

Still exploring the house and loves the window ledge in the master bathroom.

She must have used a faucet for water because she goes to the faucets when I'm near a sink. 
So I got her a watering fountain.
No, she isn't spoiled.

She was an indoor/outdoor cat that lived with kids, grandkids, cats and dogs. Her brother was adopted earlier. 

She ran and jumped on the bed by my feet the first night. She sleeps on the bed now. That is ok with me.

Sophie likes to run around when she isn't sleeping.

She knows the words breakfast and dinner - ok, well, as long as I have her food on a cat plate.

She has a tiny meow but she can purr!

Please say 'hi' to Sophie. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

SAM - RIP - May 19 2017

Sam was almost 13 years old
Diabetes wore him out

Sam sure loved to eat and he snatched my food too

He loved violas and pansies for snacks 

Sam caught a rat once...outside

He didn't catch the butterflies, birds or squirrels though

 Sam sure loved to nap

The house is very quiet now

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sam guards against tornadoes

Sam did a great job yesterday guarding against tornadoes and dragons.

Praying for those in the Canton area and surrounding areas that were hit by tornadoes yesterday. It was First Monday weekend too so more people than normal were in the area. 

We got enough rain that the sprinkler system didn't go off early this morning.  Some thunder but not a lot. We are under heavy wind advisory today. Going outside when it warms up a little to check the back yard.  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Just you try and catch me!

Stalking in my back yard...

Sam about to grab a white butterfly!

Oops! He missed ... but he sure had some fun trying to catch it after stalking it for a while. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time flies when not at work!

Oh my, how time flies when you are on vacation. 

A visitor - one that I keep hoping Sam doesn't catch

Sam and I didn't do much, rearranged the office, installed some lights, planted, spring yard maintenance, went UFO hunting, and took a few naps. 

My sister and I went out to Aurora TX where in 1897 a UFO ran into a little engine trouble and smacked into the area judge's windmill. The alien was given a Christian burial in the local Aurora cemetery. The gravestone was stolen when the media ran a story (not surprising) so the grave is unmarked. Hint: it's somewhere around the other 1890 gravestones. It's a pretty cemetery, there were lots of little purple wildflowers blooming and a few patches of bluebonnets. This cemetery is still using upright headstones along with the usual ground ones. It has some trees and is a nice county cemetery.   

I blamed my red feet on the UFO instead of the wind and sun burn.
Jack - my sister's dog - figured you didn't want to see my burned feet!

I could have gone to Scotland and Ireland for all I spent this week. A few new blue planters and a bazillion plants. 

I'm trying to get an estimate to add some brick (or concrete) to the little patio that my nephew and I built after I moved in here a few  years ago.  Just a few. As in about 17 years ago - see? time really does fly.

Sam got sick yesterday. He is going to have to go to the vet. I keep saying he is 10 years old but I think I've been saying that for a few years. 

Have a good week.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Easter

Not sure who created this but good job!

I know, I know. Probably not the best picture for such a wonderful day. I like Easter better than Christmas (shhh, don't tell anyone) because of the new beginnings it brings in life.

I went to church with my nephew, niece in law, and their son Cooper where we met up with my niece in laws mom and sister in law. A lot of family by marriage but a family none the less.  My niece's brother was working at the firestation - he's still a newbie.

We went out to eat afterwards, a nice TexMex place where we met after Christmas services. They love Cooper there even when he makes a mess.  He's just 18 months old and learning to turn jabber into a few words.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Sam stole my dinner!

That Sam!
Sam looking all innocent!

The little sneak stole my sweet potato!

fter he ran off with it (I had something in my lap and couldn't get up fast enough) he ate some, licked his chops, and then proceeds to lick all over it! and then stands back licking his chops again and acts as though nothing unusual happened.

can you  believe it? and I didn't have time to get a picture either

That was supposed to be my dinner
so my dinner was popcorn instead

Sam is in big big trouble now.