Posts Tagged ‘Cats’

It’s time to be back and chat about this great animal “farm” of mine. The sounds were particularly beautiful this morning at 7:15 am or so. The crows were cawing, Ollie cat was sounding his familiar cry (I’m joining you), the air had a slight chill and the skies were lovely. It was a perfect way to start the day. On this day I didn’t listen to my audio book…simply listened to the sounds of nature.

Oh…..where was Stan cat? Apparently he stayed home to guard the house.

Glad to be back on the blogging trail…sharing the walks and stuff of Stan, Ollie and Lucy!

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Lucy dog and I headed out for our morning walk…..she on her leash beside me while I am listening to “The Paris Wife”….have the iPhone in my pocket…no ear buds as I want to hear things around me. Lucy and I walked two blocks before Ollie cat joined us….he had much to say along the way. We only walked two more blocks before I felt like we had entered twilight zone with a flashback to Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds”. There were a few blackbirds sitting on the telephone wires. One of them took a particular interest in Ollie….that darn blackbird kept swooping down and moving from block to block. At one point I picked up the cat. After about 3 more blocks the blackbird stopped trailing us. It’s soon time to turn the corner heading back home…..Lucy digs in her heels and we have to have a moment of chat. Onward…..and then there was the squirrel….more rigid moments in Lucy’s body. Stan cat greets us (now it’s just Lucy and me….Ollie left us a couple blocks before home). Stan is stretching and rolling over on his back as we walk up the driveway. Then he jumps up to kiss Lucy. Stan likes to stay home and “guard” the house.

It’s been a “jungle” kind of morning!

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It was a lovely and lively walk today…..Ollie cat stayed with us for the 30 minute walk….Stan cat stayed home to “guard” the house. The gang is all resting now!

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Stan – a ponderous moment!

Has it really been since February that I last chatted about my animal farm?! Well…it has and now the “kids” are back! What’s been going on here….more  time in my yard with an emphasis towards home improvement….as well as I let my busy-like nature get in the way of being current on this blog.

Here’s the cat activity around the new herb garden.

Enjoy Stan’s new perch .

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The Day Begins!

Time to join the blogging world again…

The day begins with Ollie cat leading the way for Lucy and me to walk our morning walk….note Stan can’t be bothered and you can find him resting and waiting for us at home.

Hope your Christmas was joyous and the best for the New Year!

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Random photos and thoughts

So….Ollie is walking all over my desk…what’s the deal? He’s had dinner…where is his brother Stan? Lucy is trying to supervise but the cat is outwitting the dog. There’s a chill in the air and we’re all in tonight. I’m dreaming of knitting, cooking, blogging, reading, and of course chores…what will really get done? Chili is on the stove…one of my comfort foods. The blogging is in process. I’ll knit and I am also eager to dive into some “new” family history information that I received yesterday. Who knew that I had a great (5 x’s) grandfather in the American Revolution. It was in the Miles FamilyHistory  book but I never quite read that far back. My paternal grandmother Alta was a Miles.

Earlier this week I was able to capture the early morning activity around here…..the cats and dog waking to the world!

Last night was amazing in that the sunset was stunning and so many of us were out walking our dogs and children and muttering “Who can believe it’s November?” I had a moment of joy about living in California….remembering why….the beauty of the autumn sunsets. (Be sure to scroll down to see the sunset photos.)

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A great idea for Lucy!

As many of you know it rained last weekend….and Lucy does not love the water. However, she had cabin fever and we went off to Pt Isabel on both weekend days. On Saturday she got to run with her dog friend Sophie while Karen and I walked along behind them laughing at their antics thinking they were and are the cutest dogs ever! Sunday found Lucy and me at the park without Sophie and Karen….they had better sense and stayed home out of the rain…but again Lucy had cabin fever and I wanted to write…so she needed to have exercise. I could tell that Lucy was  perplexed while we were at the dog park…. dog pal Sophie wasn’t there…but she managed to romp along.

In spite of never feeling like there is enough time…I am so glad that Lucy and the boy cats Stan and Ollie live here. They make me smile and my heart happy!

Photos from the dog park coming soon!

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I am working away on some “stuff” for my online Skein Lane store which is scheduled to launch tomorrow…..and I hear the adding machine. It can’t be me…both hands are busy at the keyboard. I look down and there is my able assistant Ollie. If only he could really take over the task of  “cooking” the books!

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Trying to squeeze a little computer time in here tonight….Lucy is sleeping…and boy I can get a lot done when that pup is down. I need to go into the other room but if I do my computer time is up! She had a great run at Pt Isabel this morning…it was gray and brisk…and she and ran…while I walked along. I was here for part of the morning – a vacation day – and then Bill, his son Rich and I were off to a family memorial service in Rocklin, CA…couple hours from here. Lucy was eager to see me return at 6pm…Stan has been around tonight…and oh where is that rascal Ollie?

Some new photos will be posted soon….yesterday Lucy was 18 months old…the kittens/now cats are 23 mos old…tjhey’ve been with me since they were 2 1/2 mos old….I can hardly believe it! Some days seem to labor on…and then I reflect on where has the time gone.

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They are all home….Lucy, Stan and Ollie. Well, Lucy is always home with me but sometimes those boy cats are not sure when they should come home. They do come home every day, but my goodness they can keep irregular night hours. But tonight is perfect…they are all here. Lucy is very busy with frozen bone with beef marrow….until a few minutes ago Ollie was sleeping at my feet…and independent Stan is sleeping elsewhere.

The really big news is that Lucy gets to go to Pt Isabel tomorrow. I am thinking that she and her dog friend Sophie will be over the top with dog glee. Camera will be on hand. I must confess that I am too looking forward to their “dog date”.  I love their dog enthusiam, enjoy the walks with dog friend Karen and am very happy to get Lucy back to her dog world.

The next adventure is for Lucy to become friends with our young neighbor who lives next door. She is 6 yrs old, charming, and eager to be friends with Lucy.  While Lucy is just a loving warm dog, she is showing a little dog grumpy, i.e. barking at anything and all things, since she has been “cabin-bound”. Soon…my young neighbor and I will be walking Lucy together sometimes…they will become great friends…and all will be quieter!

Must end day in  saying….I look at that girl dog and often wonder if I was in my right mind to add more one “thing” to my list….and then I look at her again and I realize it was and is so right!

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