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Morning Full of Animals

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We made a big circle in our errands this morning. As we were going down the driveway with the humane trap and the raccoon that was in our garage this morning in the bed of the truck, two deer jumped across the driveway.

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We got my husband’s haircut, then went to Ace Hardware. There we saw a friend we haven’t seen in a long time. He had a possum on his shoulder! The possum was pure white with bright black eyes. I spoke to both of them, but wasn’t drawn to try to touch the possum. We got two big bags of sunflower seeds for our birds.

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We stopped at the local grocery store and then headed out of town to relocate the raccoon. We passed a dog who tried to chase the truck and then saw a bunch of rabbits running along the ditch beside the road. I had never seen that before.

When my husband let the raccoon out by the creek, he just walked out of the trap, not in a hurry. He was a big one, too.

On the way back to the house, we passed a pasture full of cows, and more deer as we got close to home.

It looks like the cold weather is bringing the animals out. My personal reaction was to fix us some lunch and then cuddle under my throw to take a nap. Later I’ll fill the feeders and also put out some suet cakes for the birds.

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Friday Love 10-28-2022

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Dose of Love on a Wednesday

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Love and Companionship

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Saturday Love

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Sunday Nuzzle

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Stunning Photograph

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We All Need Love on a Wednesday

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I Love Baby Elephants

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“Elephants love reunions; they recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy.” – Jennifer Richard Jacobson

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“If anyone wants to know what elephants are like, they are like people only more so.” – Peter Corneille.

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“Nature’s great masterpiece an elephant; the only harmless great thing.” – John Donne.

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“To emulate an elephant was very easy; as all you had to do was inflate your persona like a colossal gas balloon…” – Nikhil Parekh.

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“You know… they say an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.” – Bill Murray.

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“People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day.” – Mark Shand.

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Wow

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Wow. My head is still spinning. When we were about half-way down our driveway this morning, a ‘parade’ of SIX deer leaped one at a time across the driveway in front of us! We have had TWO jump across the driveway as we started back up the driveway in the distant past, but we stared in amazement as one after another kept leaping. We unconsciously counted them, agreeing that we had seen SIX.

I’m not sure why they were all in the yard. I guess the sound of our truck coming down the driveway spurred the decision to cross the driveway and go somewhere else. We have so many trees we didn’t see anything until one leaped across the driveway. Then the ‘parade’ of gorgeous animals started.

Such a stunning sight!

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For the Love of Cats

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“Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.” ~ Anonymous

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“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” ~ Jeff Valdez

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“In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats.” ~ Anonymous

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“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” ~ Ellen Perry Berkeley

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“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” ~ Mary Bly

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“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” ~ Hippolyte Taine

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“Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as “well.” ~ Missy Dizick

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“I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic.” ~ Anonymous

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Interesting Tuesday 8-30-2022

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I LOVE this! Every time I see his face I want to hug him.

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We are just back from taking our trash for the week down to the bottom of the driveway, getting our mail, and relocating Raccoon # 8 this morning. My husband said he’s the biggest one we’ve ever caught. It was almost more than he could do to get the humane trap with the raccoon into the back of the truck. He said he thought the raccoon weighed 20 to 25 pounds. He was very quiet, almost resigned – so we don’t know if he’s one we’ve caught before, who was basically saying, “Oh, S _ _ t” rather than freaking out that he’d been caught. My husband has now sprayed off the deck and refilled bird feeders.

For Christmas my Lunch Bunch friend Linda got me some foaming hand soap. I put it in the kitchen by the sink, absolutely loving the way it feels and smells. It’s very gentle on hands that are washed much more frequently and thoroughly than ever before. My husband thought the bottle was empty and started to throw it away. I said, “Nooooo! I can still get a few more washes from it.”

When we got the mail this morning, there was a package. My husband had quietly ordered another bottle of foaming soap for me. The timing was perfect because I used the very last of the bottle Linda gave me this morning and was wondering if I would be able to find more. What a wonderful surprise! :0)

My next challenge of the morning was using my phone. I punched in my password, but the phone wouldn’t take it for some reason. I tried several times, but no go. I finally got on my computer, trying to find some help. I decided to try ONE MORE TIME before starting to fill out the forms online for help. It worked. Did I tell you I hate technology?

The day has barely started and I feel as if I’ve put in an entire day!

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Need a Sunday Hug?

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Friday Kiss

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Your Thursday Dose of Love

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Wednesday Love

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Monday’s Hug 8-22-2022

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Love on a Sunday

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Friday Cuddle

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A Bit Extra Love Today

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Just in case you needed a bit extra today.

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Your Friday Snuggle

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Monday Love

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Big Dog Love 11

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Big Dog Love 10

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Sunny Sunday 7-24-2022

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This wonderful photo and our weather are at war for who can make me melt into a puddle first. I say the sweet puppy, but our heat index will be 110 degrees F. today… UGH.

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I’ve really been enjoying the time in my art room. I may finish the Christmas presents today. It’s so much fun to try to make things my friends will enjoy. They’re so good to me, and I want to give them at least a little something back. So there are lots of warm feelings, memories, appreciation and smiles in that room lately. The time there really helps me keep my cool about the rest of the stuff happening in the world and in my life. too.

Amber

Our dog has quite a sense of humor. She now thinks it’s funny to wake us up in the middle of the night barking at what my husband calls, “ghost gophers.” When we get up to check on things, there is never anything there. We don’t know if she smells something on the deck, or in the garage, is dreaming, or what, but it’s irritating when we are in the middle of some good rest and are jolted awake. Sometimes my husband goes downstairs and threatens her verbally. Sometimes we can ignore it and she stops. This morning it was closer to the time we normally wake up and she only did it for a few minutes, so we were able to catch a few more zzzz’s. It’s a good thing, with our own ‘old people’s weird sleep patterns’ plus Amber’s sense of humor, that we can take a nap during the day if needed.

Hoping for a quiet Sunday.

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Big Dog Love 9

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“Love” is Spelled, “D-O-G”

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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

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“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley

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“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” – Elayne Boosler

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“Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.” – Moby

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“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” – Charles M Schulz

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“They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.” – Jerome K. Jerome

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“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” – Samuel Butler

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“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” – Roger A. Caras

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Dominic Gubb “Mop Dog Art”

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Wednesday Hug

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Big Dog Love 8

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Big Dog Love 7

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