Category Archives: PAWS AND CLAWS

I like to talk about pets. Mine, past and present….and yours!

JIGSAW

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JIGSAW

I got some jigsaw puzzles for Christmas. This is the first one I’ve worked on, and just completed it yesterday. It has lots of cute kitties in the picture. I only worked on it about an hour a day for a week or so.  These are fun to do. Next up will be harder…750 pieces of a Mexican Sugar Skull! 🙂 Do y’all like working jigsaw puzzles?

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: PETS

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This photo challenge sounds fun! I haven’t done this one before, so figured why not!

Here’s where you find the ‘how-to’ post! :https://ceenphotography.com/2016/05/03/cees-fun-foto-challenge-pets/

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Paolo…can’t resist a box!

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Cricket

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PARAKEET?

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I was having a horrible dream about a parakeet. blue-parakeet-204698__180 budgerigars-331834__180

Now, I can’t remember what it was about, except I was trying to put him back in his cage.

What else happened?

Write a few words in the comments, and I’ll try to work it into a little story! 🙂

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Update to this…the Parakeet Story! enjoy! 🙂  http://wp.me/p3RE1e-1gE

COLOR YOUR WORLD – RAZZLE DAZZLE ROSE

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COLOR YOUR WORLD – RAZZLE DAZZLE ROSEuntitled Razzle_Dazzle_Rose_429475_i0Today’s color is named Razzle Dazzle Rose.

Find out more about this Crayola color challenge, see more entries, and join in (this challenge continues until the end of April) by clicking below:

Color Your World – Razzle Dazzle Rose

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Yay! My phone quit being weird, and I can finally post my color of the day!

The cute puppy dog, with the pink toy, is Reggie. He’s my daughter’s other dog. Maynard was featured yesterday, and I think Reggie was a bit jealous, so…Here’s …. Reggie! 🙂

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COLOR YOUR WORLD – RAW SIENNA

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Today’s color to match is called Raw Sienna. To me, it looks like a yellowish brown.

Find out more about this Crayola color challenge, see more entries, and join in the fun, by clicking below:

Color Your World – Raw Sienna

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It’s all about the cats and dogs today! 🙂

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A collection of old calendars

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Cricket

 

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Maynard Wayne (my daughter’s dog) “He’s a good, good, dog” is his theme song! 🙂

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COLOR YOUR WORLD – # 5 – ASPARAGUS

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Find more about the Color Your World Challenge here…http://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/01/05/color-your-world-asparagus/

Thanks for hosting this fun challenge, Jennifer! 🙂

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Today’s color we are to feature, is Asparagus. I didn’t know a package of Crayons had one called this. It is green, like the vegetable. I like eating asparagus, sometimes, but to be funny we just call them asparagooses. 🙂

Anyway, here’s a picture of a praying mantis insect. It landed on my daughter this past summer, when we were at a local amusement park. I had to take it’s picture, of course …haha…he/or she was very photogenic, and posed for me awhile.

Do you think Mr. Mantis is smiling for the camera?

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY # 4 – DACHSHUND

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Day 4 of this challenge is to write something about Dachshund. You can find more about this fun challenge by clicking below!

http://lindaghill.com/2016/01/04/just-jot-it-january-4th-dachshund/#comments

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I suppose we are to talk about dogs today. I’ve had many dogs over the years, but never a Dachshund. They are awfully cute, though. We always had mixed breeds, and then an AKC registered Basset Hound, named Maggie. Her registered name was Maggie Odieo Cissybeaux Bonz and she was the best. She lived a very long life, and we miss her. We had another one, named Bridget, years before, and then Ginger was one of Maggie’s puppies. Otherwise we had lots of mixed breeds.

Now, however, we don’t have any dogs. We have cats. 🙂

For Dachshund, we’ve always just called them weenie dogs. They make me think of hot dogs. Anyway, I wrote a poem last year about a weenie dog/hot dog. It’s silly, I know, but it happened. 🙂

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LOST LUNCH

I dropped a weenie on the floor

Poor little hot dog is no more

It would have been a tasty critter

Now it’s gone, and I am bitter.

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I did make me another hot dog for lunch, though.

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NABLOPOMO – # 20 – BODILESS BOB

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Today is the 20th day of daily blogging for NaBloPoMo…:)  Whew! So far, so good, as they say. I’m having fun thinking up things to post, and hope you all are enjoying the varied  subjects I’ve come up with. It’s true…I wander around in my time machine, never knowing myself where I’ll stop. Maybe I should make a wheel with a spinner on it? Anyway, this is one I’ve been meaning to write about for awhile, because …well…cats 🙂

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It all started with Bodiless Bob.

I don’t know what he really was…maybe a Rabbit? At any rate, he lost his body somewhere along the way, and his cute little head just stuck around for ages. Then we got a cat, and Bob’s head became the cat toy of choice. The cat was happy batting him around, and Bob was happy being loved again, even with no body. Then, a long string became part of the playtime, and attached itself to Bob’s head. That was fun, and Bob didn’t mind. Eventually, the cat passed on (:() … Bob was lonely, again, and the dogs just weren’t the same playmates.  But, Bob wasn’t going anywhere. He waited patiently, until another cat came along. In fact, 4 cats came to live here, and Bob was in favor again. Now 2 of those kitties are gone, and one more is getting old, and don’t want to play much, but the youngest still likes ‘ol Bob. 🙂

Next was Long Green Strings. They began as a macramé project from some guy that visited from Alaska. He forgot to take these strings with him when he left (he was making a macramé belt), and we had no idea how to find the guy. So…Cat Toy!! and boy, did the cats love Strings! Still do, in fact. Wonderful to chase them around, and get tangled up in them for fun.

Stubbins was next. You know, those long plastic wands, that have a pretty feather on the end? Yeah, the feathers are long gone, but Cats didn’t care. They just loved the plain sticks. They’d go round and round chasing in a circle…:) Stubbins is Paolo’s very favorite still to this day!

Then, there were the twins, and their + 1 … Blue Louie, and Mel Gibson (who was green), and Blue Louie’s twin (who was green, too, and posed as Mel Gibson from time to time). They are actual cat toys, mice I think. They got lots of play for awhile, and have lived here through most of the cats.

Millie Cat…oh Millie Cat… a black and white Beanie Baby (I think) that one of the cats claimed as her own, to snuggle with. No one else was allowed near Miss Millie Cat.

Ribbon is just that…a short length of ribbon, brown, with green polka dots. This was a leftover piece from a baby shower diaper cake we’d made for my daughter. When Cricket came to live here, as a tiny fuzzball, this ribbon was her very first plaything, and she loved it. She is 6 years old now, and still loves to play with it every day! 🙂

Baby Drumstick is a cute little chicken ? drumstick. It’s an actual cat toy, and has been around a long time. It’s been played with, but isn’t a favorite…poor little chicken leg.

Ratina…yeah, Ratina is cool! Not sure if she was a real cat toy, but could be. A fairly large, fuzzy, gray rat, with a super long tail. This one was the other favorite of the kitty that loved Millie Cat. It was her’s and her’s alone. Many happy times with Ratina!

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So, there you have the history of the Cat Toys. 🙂 There are lots more around here, but these ones are the special ones, according to the cats!

Here’s some pictures of them!

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OBITUARY FOR WEENA

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OBITUARY FOR WEENA

This is 'Weena' ...she teleports herself!

This is ‘Weena’ …she teleports herself!

On Monday, August 24, 2015, about 2 o’clock p. m. CST, mine and my daughter’s little Tabby cat, Rowena “Weena”, passed away. She lived a long, happy life of seventeen and a half years.

Oh, baby girl, I love you so much…how can I ever say good-bye. I can’t…it hurts so bad…I hate this…

Weena was born near Austin, Tx. in the springtime. She was carried across the overflowing Pedernales River, along with her sister, Gretchen, to be given to my daughter. Rowena was a feisty little kitty, earning her the nickname “Brave Little Toaster”.

Later, Rowena, Gretchen, and my daughter came to live with me. Her bravery continued, keeping the other resident critters in line…those being two dogs, another cat, and even her own sister. She was the boss, and was in charge of them all whenever we were out of the house. She took her job seriously.

Oh, sweet baby, we had so many fun times…you’re such a good girl…I’m going to miss you so much…I love you…

Weena loved to sit on laps, her daily brushing, and jumping up on the ironing board, for more brushing and treats. Her favorite fun times included chattering at the falling, swirling leaves in Autumn, and she was ever vigilant in catching moths.

Oh, sweet Weena…I knew the end was growing near, when I brought you a big, yellow leaf, and you only sniffed it…not enough energy to give chase…my heart is breaking…

Rowena’s claim to fame, in this house, was when she’d disappear. We always said she’d teleported herself to another dimension. She’d absolutely be missing for hours, then mysteriously re-appear in the last place we’d seen her…acting as if nothing had happened. She would have an all-knowing look in her eyes…she’d been somewhere, and seen things only she’d have the privilege of experiencing.

Oh, sweetie, where did you go when you left us…frantically searching for you? Were you visiting all my other pets who have crossed over…checking on them, playing with them? I know you have joined them now, to await my arrival in your new, peaceful world. I know I’ll see you all again someday…

I named my blogs after Weena. She was the inspiration for “teleportingweena”. The idea of teleportation, and time machines, like the book and movie, “The Time Machine” by H. G. Wells, and the girl in both, named Weena. I believe in the idea of time-travel, other dimensions, ghosts, and all mysterious realms, and I think Rowena did too…and now she knows the truth of it all.

On a soft, green blanket, on my bed, Weena took her last breaths, as I was petting her and telling her how much I loved her…and that we’d see each other again someday.

Oh, Weena…I’m trying to comfort you, and I’m crying so hard for you…and for myself because I’m going to miss you so much. I’m going to miss you at night, sleeping on my chest, brushing my face with your tickly whiskers, and gentle pats with your paws. I’ll miss the cute way you meowed when I asked you something, and you’d answer. I pray you’re not in pain…that you’re not afraid…that you know you are loved forevermore…forevermore…

Services are pending, with a small ceremony, and loving words. Rowena was cremated, and her cremains will be interred in the garden, next to her sister, Gretchen, who left us in January of 2015. Rowena’s kitty companions left to miss her, are Paolo, and Cricket.

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~All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all~ Cecil F. Alexander …

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