24 hours later…

Kotah is starting to calm down. For last night I kept him with me all night and blocked the stairs to where Sadie was sleeping. He first lay curled up on my pillow, then proceeded to work his way around my body. He woke me up several times last night. Sharp barks several times in the evening, followed by the wide grin and lolling tongue then curling up with a satisfied sigh when he knew I was awake again.
He eats all his food and tries to entertain himself with balls and pull toys. He, unfortunately tries to eat more than he should. Including Sadie’s bones.

My familiar …

As some of you may have guessed, my familiars have been canine in species. My current furbabies are not young by a long shot. They are 10 years apart with the lab being the younger at age 7 going on 8 and my Aussie/blue heeler mix being 17 going on 18. The last couple of years the older dog’s hind left leg has been getting progressively weaker and these last few days she has been having a harder and harder time standing and walking. We are on a death watch, yet today she has been playful and not fallen but three times! She has so much life and intelligence in her manner and eyes that it hurts to see her failing, yet there are days like today when she is so alert and I want to think she will go on forever. So I only hope that she will go to sleep and not wake because I didn’t want her to have the indignity of being put down in a vet’s clinic rather than dying at home. Sorry, just needed to talk about her.

It’s not looking anything like Christmas ~

It is December already and only one snow fall! Sure it has lasted almost a week, but the temps are heading back to the low 50’s! I know this has happened before in the area’s history (even the unrecorded one) so don’t start pulling the “Global warming” card on me. I am just saying that I moved here because of the cooler weather and snow. But what do I know about it? It is just a part of the season’s happenings and I WAS hoping we would get snow on both the 14th and 21st! Sigh … Just another crazy day in paradise.

 

Warm weather (Finally, but for how long?)

Sunshine! Weather in the 70’s (Above not below!)and a chance to work in good old out of doors! Yeah right! My family is getting that lovely chance. I on the other hand have to wear a boot for the next 2 weeks after slamming my (this time) left foot into the metal framed recliner and broke the middle toe. At least I still have the boot from last time. Anyway, this really isn’t about my bum foot. I was just looking out at the beautiful spring day. There are a few fluffy white clouds floating across the blue ocean of sky. Sure the winds are about, but the squirrel family, which took over the abandoned house next door, are out and about gathering seed and food. I have counted about 10 robin red breasts, and yet the weather is hinting at more cold weather and sleet.
So how long before this weather goes down hill again? Who knows. At least we can enjoy it while it is here and hopefully take advantage of the warm sun while we do. Happy spring!

The start of my fall musings.

The leaves are just starting to change to yellow. Today was cold and ugly out. My husband went out into the garden and came back saying my tomato¬† plants are actually still producing tiny green tomatoes. So far he has counted about 5. I didn’t go out today because it seems I have a pinched nerve in my hip. The last time this happened in was in my teens! Decided on Blueberry sour-cream pancakes today. As usual I asked our friend to join us but he was in Aberdeen so didn’t make it. <Sigh> At least I got a little rest. Working on sewing this next two weeks, and maybe an apple pie or two. If they turn out I will post photos.

I sing a song of hermits

I hate crowds. I don’t play well with others, I love being alone in nature, I want to be alone…. These are the sentiments of someone who could make a great hermit. I think that might be true of many of us who like our privacy, and no one prying into our lives. What about you? Are you feeling like singing a song of hermits?