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WHAT WENT WRONG?

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WHAT WENT WRONG?

Some days I must get up on the wrong side of the bed. This is turning out to be one of them.

It’s not even noon here where I am, and already I’ve had 2 calamities happen.

First thing this morning, I tripped over the cat’s water bowl, which skidded across the kitchen floor, sloshing water everywhere. My pj pants and feet were soaking, too. I got that all wiped up, and carried on with the morning.

A few minutes ago, here came another mess. I got me a glass of iced tea, and managed to drop it on the kitchen floor. Sugary tea water splashed everywhere. I of course hollered, because it was all over the kitchen floor, with chunks of ice floating in it. My shirt was soaked, my pants were soaked, my shoes were soaked. It was even on top and sides of the cabinets. I grabbed some old towels to start the mop up.

My hard, plastic glass was cracked, so I have to throw it away.

Oh, the cat ran and hid. She wanted no part of the sticky situation!

So, I had to completely change clothes for the 2nd time today.

Maybe, I should just go back to bed. Then again, I’d probably fall out, the way today is going so far.

I hope this afternoon works out better than this morning, but I wouldn’t count on it!

Hope your day started much easier!

Cricket gives me a look and shakes her head at my messes

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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

 

52 WEEKS PHOTO CHALLENGE – MOVEMENT

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52 WEEKS PHOTO CHALLENGE – MOVEMENT

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This time we are to show movement. Here are a couple of series of cats moving around. The black cat was on top of the bird feeder post, waiting for a bird to come by. The birds didn’t fall for his trick, so he got down, and came up to the porch. Looks like he’s asking why the birds didn’t come to him! Silly kitty. 🙂

Next, mama kitty decides to move her baby somewhere else, so she grabs hold, and wags baby off the porch. They probably went to the garden to take a nap, after eating the cat food. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD – BLACK

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COLOR YOUR WORLD – BLACK

Color Your World – Black

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Today is the final day of “Color Your World 2017”. I have had fun finding photos for you to see. Thanks so much for stopping by over the past 3 months. We’ll do it again next January! 🙂

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© 2017 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD – OUTER SPACE

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Color Your World – Outer Space

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Did Paolo find a creature from outer space? No, it’s a cricket!

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Is this a creature from outer space? No, its a spider in it’s huge web over our door!

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Is that an arm from a creature from outer space? No, its a tree branch in the foggy moonlight!

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© 2017 BS

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – EXPOSURE

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One Word Photo Challenge: Exposure

This time we are to use the word ‘exposure’ for finding photos. I think it means something to do with using a camera. I don’t really know anything about camera settings and all that, as I just point and shoot, using my phone, or digital camera. These red tinted ones, were left in a film camera for a long time before printing, so not sure what happened to turn them red. The last one is a film negative I held up to the light. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD – GREEN

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Color Your World – Green

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Today’s color to match is just plain green. Join in the fun…find out how by clicking the link above.

Here we have Gretchen (RIP) our cat under the Christmas tree. She was a quirky kitty, with a tortoiseshell’s cattitude. Her pretty green eyes noticed everything, and she loved eating olives.

Next is the old historic house at the Ranching Heritage Center here in town. It’s reputed to be haunted.

Then, we have a friend’s child (many years ago), playing miniature golf. 🙂

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© 2017 BS