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The question was asked "Would you ever consider living in the best kept secret in Southern Indiana"?  "Oh, I don't know.....

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I hadn't blogged for a very long time and I'll tell you I was inspired by Kim of Daisy Cottage when I read her blog about her beloved Maggie. I was suddenly able to type somewhat of how I feel about Kitton's passing on the comment portion of her blog..and you know what? She really does read what we write to her and she expressed her sympathy to me. That meant alot to me..she is a really sweet genuine lady!

It's been just a little over a month and maybe now I can actually talk about it. We lost our beloved kitty Miss Au'Kitton on Oct. 29, 2009. She was just fine, never had any physical problems, never even expelled a fur ball. But on that fateful day, she was fine when I left at 6:20am that morning and by 9:46am Michael found her lying in the middle of the living room on her side. She doesn't usually lie in the middle of the floor but then again, our house is small and the cats lie anywhere that is in the way :)! He called me and was so hysterical I couldn't understand what he was saying. I had just talked to him less than 5 minutes before since I was trying to catch him before he left to get his hair cut. It was on his way out to the door that he saw her and saw that she didn't move to the sound of his voice. I just wish this was a dream..but it is the longest dream I have ever had. She was my baby! Michael's kitty, Miss Indy, is 18 and has some impending health issues but she is still ticking! Kitton was 12. Every night Miss Indy goes to the spot where Kitton died and lies down on her side and puts her little head down on the carpet. Every night! She misses her soo much~even though she swatted Kitton a lot!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Postcards from the Midnite Backyard

We are officially a Wildlife Habitat and every week we are selected by more and more midnight creatures...some I never thought would be in a city backyard..and some I have never seen up close except at the zoo. Take a peek..Rocky Raccoon, Miss Orangina Spider, and Petunia the nearly all white skunk (not a very clear photo of her but you can see how mostly white she is. Rocky is the ring leader..he climbs the birdfeeders and what he drops Petunia roots for. Couldn't get a picture of Low&Slow the oppossum, because he just wasn't in the mood to have his picture taken.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals... In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston

Read more: http://www.dogquotations.com/quotes-about-animals.html#ixzz0QwbCzyNF
I spent my summer days with this happy little curious girl. She's smiling!

My name's Little Redhead and thank you for the peanut!

She is very curious about the camera.

I wouldn't mind getting behind this beautiful mule and plowing

Heading back into Fall

Wouldn't you love to step back in time and live in this house with this fence for just maybe one day?

Just got back to working on this blog. I left it undone for so many months while working on my 40th class reunion and I just now remembered to start it up again. This pen and watercolor was my Grandmother's and I have loved it since I was a small child. My grandparents were always so gracious to me by telling me stories of the old days and giving me items from their house that they knew I adored. They knew I would take very good care of these family treasures. My daughter and her fiancee who is from The Netherlands returned recently from a trip there and so I sent them a copy of this family heirloom to commemorate the experience. Turns out we have Dutch ancestors too!. Genealogy is fun!

Friday, February 13, 2009

One of my favorite blogs is by Paula~Serendipity. It is so calming to me and she is such a genuine person which you can tell because it exudes through her writings. Her pictures are lovely and when I read her blog I become inspired. She had a very heartfelt post on Feb 11 you should read. I applaud her. She is from a part of the country that is being examined by the media tonite with a (I fear) slanted reveal.