Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sad Sunday

An unexpected accident took this girl from us yesterday.  She was a faithful companion to us for so many years and her antics will be sorely missed.  

Animals, and people, don't live forever, but isn't it hard to send them on their way. 

"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."  

James Thurber  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Randoms

Softball season has started, let the pitching begin!
(Yes, this is my hardworking girl.)  

Animals are the best pillows and nap buddies.  Click here, you know you want to.

Oreo the cat found a new job at a nursing home.  He knew where he was needed most.  

Need a laugh?  I know you do and you can find one here.  

Sending you into the weekend with a Disco classic.  

Linking up with Tanya today.....

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for a son.  Yesterday he turned twenty-years old.  He is an independent thinker who is not afraid to branch out on his own.  A challenge during his childhood, he has grown into a fine, young man.  

What are you thankful for this Thursday?  Children, pets, family, or maybe just a peaceful moment of time.  Let me know!  

Thankful Thursday

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dogs Galore

This past Saturday I rounded up the whole family and made them go to a dog show with me.  Why, you ask?  Well, I am a sucker for a dog.  Any type of dog, purebred or rescue, it doesn't matter.  

Watching the dogs in the show ring is fun, but I always like the backstage area where you can get up close and personal with dogs and owners alike.  

A lot of grooming goes on here and if you like the smell of wet dog, you are in luck.  

All shapes and sizes were represented when we we there.  

It goes on for four days and dogs from surrounding states come to compete.  

Not only were dogs being groomed, but there were puppies to pet.  Wheaten puppies, to be precise.  They were too busy, their photos turned out blurry.  

Rescue groups were there finding homes for dogs and there was even a pet psychic/communicator.  

Three rings of agility competition were going on and we watched for about an hour.  One little dog wasn't having any of it and grabbed one of the cones and starting running around the ring.  When he would stop, the handler would get close, and the dog would zoom off again.  Great fun for the audience, but I am sure the handler didn't care for it!  

"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."  

Orhan Pamuk 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Grackles and Blackbirds

Saturday we returned home from a big city excursion to find a huge flock of blackbirds in our yard/acreage.  

They were very noisy and hard to capture on camera.  

On closer inspection my son determined that they were Grackles.  With their iridescent sheen, he said it was obvious.  To him, I am sure.  

He was able to get a little closer than I was.  He told me my camera was spooking them.  

A few years ago I shared this article about a little girl who fed crows and they returned in kind with gifts.  An interesting read, for sure.  

Linking up with The Barn Collective today.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Randoms

When your face has been in the sweet feed, your beauty game is all kinds of off.....

My nights at the softball park watching my girl pitch have just started.  When you are a pitcher you can use your skills in other ways.  

I am a sucker for a Jack Russell Terrier and this one is no exception.  

Here are a few Shepherd's Pie recipes for your St. Pat's day feast.  

Leaving you with The Chieftains on this lovely St. Patrick's Day!  

Linking up with Tanya today.  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for happy children.  All is not perfect in their world, but they take issues in stride and handle problems that come their way.  We have the opportunity for some family time this weekend, and that makes me happy.

What are you thankful for this Thursday? know you want to.

It's a Small Town Life

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