Soon will be the night of the ghosts &
goblins knocking at your door! Make sure you treat them well so no tricks
will be pulled on you! Also make
sure NO noses go into that candy bowl-chocolate is not a good thing for
you dogs & cats. Give it all to the trick-n-treaters & then later
you can curl up on your-or your parents- beds & have your own goodies.
Will any of you be out with the kids in your family? We would all love
to see any pictures of you dressed up! Or maybe an apple bobbin party?
I'll be seeing some of you that night & then maybe I'll be home to
give out some candy. We don't get too many stopping by our house I guess
because of the busy street. My husband loves to see the costumes &
he sits by the door most of the evening just waiting for the little ones
to come. Back when we first lived here I would buy lots of candy &
then get fat eating it all in the weeks after. Finally after 5 or 6 years
I said enough & I only bought a bag. Well-did we get swamped that
year! The candy flew out the door & I was quickly making popcorn &
filling the baggies! Then I ran out of popcorn & they were still coming!
I'm frantically searching the kitchen & all I could find were Oreo
cookies so I was filling baggies with cookies!! The next year I bought
tons of candy & sat around getting fat the weeks after! To this day
I buy lots of candy just in case!
Oh-I dread the winter coming. I'm already
freezing & it hasn't even
started yet-sigh. I know some of skiers are looking foward to it but give
me the sun & 80's any/every day! It can be fun watching some of you
dogs romping in the snow-you do enjoy it! Max loves to make his snow angels
while I stand shivering by. I hear we may be in for a bad snowy winter
- thank heavens for my 4x4! Hopefully I won't be doing too much trudging
down unplowed streets to make the visits to my buddies. Before my truck
I did a lot of that.
Last month I was walking Smokey
early one AM & we were at the end of the street where the land is
getting cleared. There was a hole which had collected water & standing
there was a blue heron! I watched
him for awhile until he walked away. Later when I was visiting Rachel
I was watching a bird at the feeder & I wondered what it was. I came
home to find it in my bird book-turned out it was a woodpecker, but skiming
thru the book I suddenly realized I did not see a blue heron that AM but
a white egret!! wow!! A couple days ago I saw a blue heron take off out
of the tall grass as Molson,
& I got close & he circled around farther down the creek &
suddenly there was another one! I have never seen 2 blue herons together
like that! Beautiful! While walking Nella
we always come across lots of geese in the ponds. Now there is a white
swan-only he stays with the geese! First time I saw them-15 geese, 1 swan,
I thought the geese probably just settled around the swan. The next morning
in the other pond were the same geese with swan! Nella's dad confirmed
he does stay with the geese & that he is a half/half. He also says
he is very nasty which is good to know as I've had my share of being chased
by angry geese!
I can't even express the shock & pain
I felt when I recieved an email from Alice that her Caprice
had passed on to Rainbow Bridge-Caprice
was only 2-1/2! She was such an amazing cat, so full of life & lived
it gracefully in her short time with us. She was a perfect companion for
& he misses her terribly.It broke my heart the evening I sat with
him & watched him grieve. I still find it hard to believe she is gone
but hopefully the new kitty-Mazurka will adjust & help with Rondo's
loneliness. Then I recieved a call from Betty that
Brandy passed away! I just saw Brandy a few weeks ago & he was
so good that I was floored by that call too. Brandy was our Pet of the
Month in August for the fastest tail.
I cannot wait to meet new pug puppy Winston!
I must try to get over there while he is still a puppy-he must be soo
cute! Also Logan has joined Chewy's
household! He is a shepherd/labrador mix & his pictures are adorable!
I think Max will have a new friend also! I had a bunch of fun with Midnight!
He wouldn't quite let me pet him but he came out to greet me & he
played with his new Charmer! Soon I will be visiting with Buckaroo, Angel
& Buffy, & Mollie. The first 3 all being babies I'm sure will
keep me hopping!
Stay warm everyone! Have fun on Halloween
& please be careful!