Category Archives: PAWS AND CLAWS

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

Gingerly – Daily Post – NanoPoblano – Day 9

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Gingerly – Daily Post – NanoPoblano – Day 9

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/gingerly/

https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

It’s approaching that time again

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Today for NanoPoblano, I’m combining it with the Daily Post prompt word, which is ‘gingerly’.

The first thing I thought of was our Basset Hound, Ginger. She was with us for many years, and such a character she was.

Her mama dog, Maggie, was an AKC registered Basset Hound, and so was Ginger. When she was born, we were right there with mama and babies. Ginger was the first born, and did have a bit of trouble right from the start. She was blue. I don’t know what happened, but we thought she wouldn’t make it, at first. But then my husband gave her mouth-to-mouth resuscitatation (yes, to a puppy), and she began breathing and turning a beautiful pink. She was alive and fine after that.

Out of the whole litter of puppies, Ginger was the only one with her ginger and white coloring. The rest of the puppies were black, brown, & white.

One of Ginger’s claim to notorious fame was she was a master at stealing food. She once leaped up and grabbed a whole hamburger from a friend’s hand. She also once, raised up to the table and ate half a birthday cake sitting there.

Ginger and her mother, Maggie, loved to escape, too. Whenever they did, they’d trot off down the sidewalk, nose to the ground, ears dragging, and wouldn’t pay attention to us hollering to come back. We’d have to chase them down.

One fun memory was that on every Christmas Eve night, we’d take both of them for a late walk around the neighborhood. We had some big sleigh bells that we’d take along, and shake them, as we went along.

Ginger (and Maggie, too) was such a character, and they are missed.

Ginger

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© 2017 BS

STORMY

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STORMY

I named him Stormy, King of the World

My best friend, when I was a girl

I cried and cried when Stormy died

No longer was he by my side

Now, nothing could ever be the same

Never more to call his name

Stormy

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for dVerse Poets – use the word storm or any variation in your poem

https://dversepoets.com/2017/06/05/quadrille-34/

Thanks for the prompt De (Whimsygizmo)

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© 2017 BS

FOR PAOLO – R I P

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FOR PAOLO – R I P

Paolo passed peacefully over the rainbow bridge, very late at night, on May 25, 2017. He was 20 years old.

Paolo appeared on my daughter’s apartment door step, when he was just a tiny kitten. This was in 1997. He lived quite a while with her, until she had to move away for college. He came to stay here with us, then. She would take him for rides in the ‘moving house’, which is what she called the car, and he loved riding.

Over the years he had a lot of nick-names. His name is Sao Paolo, after the city in Brazil, which my daughter had just came home from when she found Paolo. Other names we’d call him, were Paolo Jones, P. J. Jazzy Jones, and King of 3s. He was a very loving kitty, and loved to ‘talk’ to us. He had lots of funny quirks, too. He loved his ‘mice water’, which was actually just ice water in his bowl. I’d ask him did he want some ice water, which sounded like some mice water. He would wait to drink until the ice cubes were in there. He also loved whipped cream, and special cat milk, formulated for cats to drink.

He had a favorite toy. It was called ‘Stubbins’. This was a cat toy stick which had a long, fluffy feather on the end, but the feather had finally wore out, so it was just the stub of it on there…Stubbins. He’d chase that toy around in circles. We laughed and said he was about to turn into butter. He also liked his strings. These were very long cording type strings, on a silver ring. Someone had started a macrame project with them, and just left it at the house, not wanting it any more, so it became Paolo’s.

Paolo was very good at catching mice and bugs. I once saw him jump straight up from the floor to the top of the door frame, just to catch a moth. Another time I sat down and mentioned to him, very calmly, that I’d seen a mouse peek out from under the refrigerator, and he should go check it out. So, he immediately got off the couch and went into the kitchen. I heard a small scuffle, then he comes back holding the mouse he’d just caught. Good kitty!

After 20 years of being a part of our family, Paolo will be missed so much. He was loved.

I don’t know your beliefs, but I believe we will see our beloved pets again someday. In my mind’s vision, I saw all our other pets who have gone across the bridge, come gathering around to welcome Paolo. He will not be alone or lonely there.

I never say good-bye, just …see you later. ❤

***Paolo will be cremated, and his cremains will be interred next to our other kitties, Gretchen, and Weena. A graveside service will be held next week. Left to miss Paolo is his kitty friend, Cricket.

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© 2017

 

ALL OR NOTHING – for SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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ALL OR NOTHING – for SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 20/17

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This SOCS asks us to use the words ‘all’ or ‘nothing’ or both. Join in the challenge by clicking the above link to find out details, and to see other entries. 🙂

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All we’ve done today has been pretty fun.

We all went out to my cousin’s and aunt’s farm.

We all ate lunch there, and we all enjoyed seeing each other, and having nice conversations and laughs.

Then, we all trooped out to the chicken yard, to see…well, the chickens, all the new baby chicks, turkeys, and pigeons (they are homing pigeons). There was the dog my cousin adopted from Africa, Gracie, and a couple of horses, some jack rabbits, and prairie dogs. We all had fun watching my grand-daughter feed the chickens their chicken feed. She was amazed by it all, and even petted some chickens. They are all mostly friendly chickens who don’t mind being picked up, and most all of them have names. Henrietta is the oldest one.

We all had a good time. It sure beats sitting in the house all day doing our usual nothing! 😉

Here are some photos from our day.

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© 2017 BS

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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© 2017 BS

 

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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© 2016 BS

 

 

 

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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© 2016 BS