Wednesday, January 18, 2017

COLORFUL CARDINALS



We have been lucky enough to have several pairs of Cardinals
frequent the feeders of late.










There always seems to be a waiting line.





I guess three feeders just isn't enough !




"Cardinals, did you say Cardinals?"
She hasn't found the bird watching spots yet.




Linking with Stewart

Monday, January 16, 2017

MEET ZOE OR ZOEY



Or Chloe if I can't get it right.....
It just seems to be easier to say Chloe.
I'm going to keep trying.
  

 I am having a very hard time getting over losing my Max.
I have always gotten another pet quickly after a loss.
It seems to help..gives me something else to focus on.
She will never replace him..can't be done.

Anyhow, Zoey is a Siberian.
She belonged to a breeder who "retired" her
 after having had two litters.
She is three years old and just the sweetest cat.

 



Her first excursion from under the love seat (only took two hours and she never went back) was a trip to the kitty litter.





After that she contemplated her next move which seemed to be to explore every inch of that room at least once.







She never made it to the top of the desk..
I said "no" and she got down..
She does seem to know what "no"  means most of the time.







Then it was time for a little nap.






It wasn't long (4 hours) before she needed to broaden her horizons.
She squeezed  herself through the gate in spite of Mollies being on the other side.
There was no stopping her after that. 
The house and all of it's contents are hers !!




I think I have taught her to stay away from the sink and stove part
of the kitchen counter.
When her paws are wet, she tracks much more than Max 
did and I don't like kitty tracks on my black stove top..floors either.


You may be wondering about Mollie??






Zoey would give her a little hiss every time she walked by her.
This intimidation lasted about a day and a half when Mollie
decided it was time to play.
That means chase!!!
That sent Zoey under the couch for a few hours.
After that she was out with her little hiss every now and then.

DAY THREE

We were all together in the bed in the morning and things were going well.





An hour later Zoey tried to help herself to one of Mollies treats.
That created lots of serious hissing, barking and growling
 on both parts ..
Zoey spent a lot of that day under the couch.
One step forward  and two back.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2016 HIGHLIGHTS AND LOW LIGHTS


January came in with a bang!
30 inches.





Makes me happy that I live where I do.
So nice to just be able to look at it, walk in it 
and just plain enjoy it.




So glad I don't have to shovel it or go anywhere.



February brought more ice and snow.




My little snow bunny..rubs her face in the snow.




To the farm in March to celebrate birthdays.
Bev and her hubs, the twins Ryan and Amanda and me!!
(that's hubs, holding Mack, with his daughter Amanda)




I did quite a bit of planting this past April.




In May we enjoyed bursting buds!!




and the birds get to share their food.





June  found me frequenting the garden centers.




 Mollie and I took a road trip.
I think I needed some new post material.
Weren't you all getting tired of birds and squirrels?




Another road trip (local) in July to visit  the lake in
Boiling Springs and it's inhabitants.
Lunch at the Tavern there was a treat.




Tree pruning time around here always disturbs some nests.






Back to Bee Haven Acres for a  family picnic.
Great food and swimming too. 





Mack turned one in August..
What a mess she made of her cake..such fun.




Thunderstorms blessed us in September.





More garden center visits in October..
Welcome fall !!




In November we lost my sisters dog Jazz.
Still missing her every day.




December took me back to....
you guessed it..the garden centers.





Between Christmas and New Years we had to say good bye to my beloved Max.
He brought with him sixteen years of love and affection .
He has left a big hole in my heart and a very sad Mollie.



...A very devastating end to 2016.