The Wisdom of Dogs…
The Wisdom of Dogs…
/ February 12, 2019 0 COMMENTS

There is a dog who lives at the veterinarian’s house along the paved side of Rigsby Lane. It is the home of the donkeys. There are horses and cows and recently added, a Shetland pony, but it’s the donkeys that catch my attention… unless the dog is out. She is a pretty, grey, Australian shepherd….

In Love or Cold?…
In Love or Cold?…
/ February 7, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Our calico cat, Callie, has been with us for going on five years now. She adopted us when she was about two.  She had been left behind when her owners moved out of the apartments we moved into in Garland.  When we accepted a house-sitting position in Florida we had to take her to the…

Snow at Last…
Snow at Last…
/ February 4, 2019 1 COMMENTS

I do so love the snow; I always have. Very occasionally we would have a white Christmas in London and when we did my holiday was made. I suppose living in the city with public transportation made travel easier in regards to not having to personally worry about slippery roads, poor visibility, perished pedestrians and…

Flowers from my Bud 2…
Flowers from my Bud 2…
/ January 30, 2019 0 COMMENTS

The lovely flowers I received from my Bud Rooster for my birthday are still going strong after more than 3 weeks! ‘How did they stay so fresh?’ you may ask…and before you laugh and say, ‘it’s because you keep your house so cold…’ it’s not! I have three very curious cats who get into everything…

Breathing 2…
Breathing 2…
/ January 17, 2019 2 COMMENTS

I was aching all over. A feeling I’ve had before but must’ve forgotten! Not ill, I had no fever, but I felt as though I’d been lifting heavy furniture and lugging baggage across an airport forecourt. Which I hadn’t. I was just aching.  So I drank water and continued with my life. “You seem to…

Shads Says it All….
Shads Says it All….
/ January 14, 2019 1 COMMENTS

This year we didn’t see Twinkletoes at Christmas. She’d promised to come for a few days, I’d moved furniture around in her room, put new sheets and duvet cover on her bed, even added an electric blanket. I’d planned special meals and gift making sessions and was running  around clearing my calendar as best I…

Card Exchange…
Card Exchange…
/ January 10, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Ian, my film-maker son, and I have been exchanging cards each month for the last three years…or so he says. Last evening I decided to sort and thread them by year starting with 2016. Of course I re-read them all too and thought how wonderful to have such heartfelt sentiments in writing from my oldest…

Happy Birthday Daughts…
Happy Birthday Daughts…
/ January 7, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts! Twenty-seven already and it seems like only yesterday that Dr. Staub was uncharacteristically late for your star debut. By the time I was twenty-seven I was (as you are) a fully independent, responsible, voting, gainfully employed, citizen living in the Channel Islands…never dreaming in a million years that…

Flowers from my Bud…
Flowers from my Bud…
/ January 4, 2019 1 COMMENTS

My buddy Rooster sent me flowers for my birthday to thank me for giving him treats and checking on him when his owner is away, They brighten up my gloomy winter’s day just as he brightens up my misty early morning walks. Thanks Rooster!  

Christmas Now…
Christmas Now…
/ December 28, 2018 0 COMMENTS

My perspective on Christmas is bordering on heresy. Our priest this year told us about the silence he remembered after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. The complete quiet in the car while driving home as he and his sister basked in the remembered service. ‘Silence,’ I thought, ‘I could do with a little bit of…