Category Archives: Animals

Throwback Thursday – Pets

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Throwback Thursday – Pets

https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/2021/09/16/throwback-thursday-the-pets-in-my-life/

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This time we’re looking back at the pets we’ve had. Thanks Lauren & Maggie for hosting this fun prompt.

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We don’t have any pets at the moment. We feed the cats outside that come around, though.

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I’ve had pets of one kind or another since I was a little kid. Many, many pets. If I was to write about all of them on this one post, it would be pages long.

I’ve had dogs, cats, ducks, rabbits, gerbils, birds, hermit crabs, fish, and even a spider or two that weren’t exactly pets, but they hung around for a long time and I gave them a name.

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We’ve had lots of cats too, over the years, but I’ve written about them quite a lot on here, so won’t this time.

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It’s been quite a few years since we had any dogs here with us, but we used to have quite a few. Let me think if I can remember all the dogs I’ve had since I was a kid.

Cindy – King – Skipper – Troubles – Dusty – Stormy – Freckles – Ginger – Maggie – Bud – Bridget – Weasel – Sam

And, in my notebooks I’ve written about them all – their stories.

And, I have photos of every one of them (except Troubles).  Here’s me and Stormy. 🙂

This photo was taken in black & white, in the back yard in 1957. Stormy was just a mixed breed white and fluffy little dog, maybe part Cocker Spaniel? I’m standing on an old weathered door that was on the ground, and wearing a print dress, and my hair was fairly short.

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A strange incident was a few years later my cousin & I were playing with the Ouija board. I asked would I get a dog?  It said yes. I asked when? It said January. (this was back in the fall). Sure enough, come January, I did get a puppy. I named him Dusty, and he was an awesome dog, who lived with us for many years. The photo shows Dusty, who was the same kind of dog that Stormy was, white & fluffy.

 

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This was taken long ago, and is a picture of my little parakeet, named Igor. He was green and yellow.

We let him fly around all the time in the house. This photo is of him standing on one of our wine bottles that had candle wax of all colors melted down the side.

Igor was fun. We had him for quite a few years, and he could say his name, and also could say ‘Pretty Bird’.

We got him as a baby from a lady we knew who raised parakeets. She had lots of them. We’d gotten other ones from her, too.

Whenever we’d go on road trips, Igor would come along in his cage. He was a good traveler. 🙂

 

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Here are some more of the dogs:

  • Ginger (tan & white Basset Hound)
  • Maggie (tan, white & black Basset Hound- Ginger’s mother)
  • Bud (all black maybe a Labrador but smaller)
  • Weasel (Maggie & Bud’s daughter)

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Ginger

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Maggie

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Bud

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Weasel

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© 2021 BS

Doodles & Dreams

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Doodles & Dreams

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This is a drawing of an elephant I did a long time ago. It has lots of flowery designs inside the outline of the elephant. Then I wrote these words all around – Good Luck, Love, Peace, Light.

Click on the photo to enlarge. 🙂

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Dream

April 16, 2007

I was putting red dye on my hair, but first I had to spread it on some paper (2), like those Bingo sheets. It kept drying out too fast. Then I put it all over my hair, but forgot to time it.

I think I left it on about 2 hours! While waiting I think I went somewhere. People looked at me funny, but oh well … then I came home and people came over. I decided to rinse it off in the sink, so I did.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Animals in Nature

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Animals in Nature CFFC

https://ceenphotography.com/2021/06/15/cffc-nature-animals/

Photos show:

  • Small brown prairie dog at it’s burrow in a field
  • Two long eared jack rabbits at my aunt’s back yard
  • Big black & orange Tarantula spider in a parking lot in South Texas
  • Turtle out in our front yard – must have wandered over from the lake
  • Green & yellow snake found in my daughter’s front yard in Missouri

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Found a snake in the yard!

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© 2021 BS

A to Z Blog Challenge 2020 – Letter C – Camels

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2020  – Letter C – Camels https://teleportingweena.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/a21ba-1badge.jpg

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A “critic” is a man who creates nothing …
– Robert A. Heinlein

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Coloring book page shows multicolored mama and baby camels. There are a couple of small pyramids (brown), and a yellow sun with blue clouds in the sky.

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© 2020 BS

 

A to Z Blog Challenge 2020 – Letter B – Butterflies

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2020 – Letter B – Butterflies https://teleportingweena.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/a21ba-1badge.jpg

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Build courage and let go of something that troubles you and you’ll have inner peace.
– Sipho P Nkosi

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Coloring book page shows ten pastel multicolored butterflies.

You can click photo to enlarge.

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© 2020 BS

A to Z Blog Challenge 2020 – Letter A – Armadillo

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A to Z – 2020 – Letter A – Armadillo https://teleportingweena.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/a21ba-1badge.jpg

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Welcome to another fun month of the A to Z Blog Challenge!

My theme this year is – Coloring & Quotes. Each day will be a page from a coloring book that represents the letter of the day, and a quote that begins with the letter of the day, too. Hope you enjoy.  🙂

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Avoid being trapped in a corner of worries by walking away from those who take your kindness for granted.
– Sipho P Nkosi

 

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Coloring book page is of a multicolored mother & baby armadillo, a green cactus, and pink and blue swirly background accents.

You can click the photo to enlarge. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS