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Christmas Memory # 2 – Chicken Wire Fence

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Christmas Memory # 2 – Chicken Wire Fence Click to view

 

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For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.

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Some of you may have seen this one before, as I posted it in 2016, but it’s still a funny story.

It’s another one about those dogs of ours tearing into the presents under the tree. They even ate a golf ball shaped present of chocolate, along with other things.

We fixed the fence going from the edge of the couch to the entertainment shelves (not shown). At any rate, it worked keeping the dogs out. 🙂

You can click photo to enlarge:

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This photo is of our Christmas tree from many years ago. It’s pretty, isn’t it? Now, look close. See that red ribbon going horizontal in front of the tree? That is the top of a fence…a fence made of chicken wire. Yep, we had to fence in our tree that year. We had some dogs…they liked to get into all the presents under the tree. They chewed up a lot of them. That’s why I made a fence to keep them out. We had the chicken wire on hand, because we used it for around our vegetable garden the past summer, so that was good.

The chicken wire fence wasn’t all bad. I hung some ornaments from it, and it made for some fun conversations. I know we will always remember this Christmas. 🙂

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© 2019 BS

 

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Christmas Memory # 1 – Pets & Presents

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Christmas Memory # 1 – Pets & Presents Click to view

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For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.

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You know if you have pets, like a cat or a dog, and it’s time for Christmas trees and presents, well there will be mishaps.

This one is when we had only dogs – a couple of Basset Hounds, a part Lab, and a part Lab/Basset. They always loved getting into things, and especially at Christmas time.

My daughters had gotten one of those Advent calendars each, and behind each little numbered door was a piece of chocolate candy. I think they’d opened one or two, but then the dogs got into the treats, tearing into the cardboard calendars and eating all the candy. They felt no ill effects from eating the chocolate – and I did kind of worry about that – but they were fine. The dogs showed no remorse whatsoever.

My girls, though, were very upset. That was the first time they’d had one of these calendars, and I can’t remember if they ever got another one after this disaster. 🙂

Here’s the culprit’s pictures from better days: (sadly, they’ve all passed on now)

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Ginger

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Maggie

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Bud

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Weasel

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© 2019 BS

 

Escapist Coloring Club – November

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Escapist Coloring Club -November

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – November 1, 2019

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Linda G. Hill hosts this monthly challenge. It’s just for fun. If you’d like to join in, all the details are at the above link. 🙂 Thanks, Linda!

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I just missed posting for October, though I meant to. But, I did do a lot of coloring during the month, and these pictures are just a few of the ones I finished.

The first one shows two girls roller skating. They have pink pants with black knee pads, and blue and pink tie-dyed shirts.

The next photos are from a little booklet that tells how you should get along with dogs. I finished the whole book, of which there are many more pictures.

The dog photos show:

  • black & white dog behind a fence & some pink & blue flowers
  • brown & white Basset Hound in front of pink flowers/green leaves
  • brown & tan dog in front of two trees with multi-colored leaaves
  • reddish/brown mama dog with five nursing babies

I like the larger designs in these books, as I have trouble with the teeny tiny designs of other kinds of coloring books, and I get bored if it is a large picture. So these are just about right.

You can click photo to enlarge. 🙂

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© 2019 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Silent/Silence

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Silent/Silence

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 1/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “silent/silence.” Use one or both in your post. Have fun!

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Today’s SOCS prompt words are silent/silence. Thanks, Linda!

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It’s hardly ever completely silent around here. The TV is on from the time we get up, until I turn it off at bed time. We watch some things, but mostly it is just background noise. Once in awhile I do turn off the sound for a little bit.

I like hearing the birds tweeting, the wind rustling the tree leaves, and sometimes a dog barking. But, if I hear a dog barking (the neighbor has two of them – a big one and a little one), so if I hear them barking, I know they are barking at our outside cats. I have to go check, because sometimes the dogs get out and like to aggravate the cats. I have to yell at the dog to go back home.

A couple of times this week the big dog got in our back yard through a gap in the fence where the board slat had come loose. We try to patch it up on our side, but really the fence isn’t ours, it’s the neighbor’s, and they do nothing about the rotten wood that is falling apart.

So yeah, the dogs get out and when they get too close to the cats, the cats take a good old fashioned swipe with their claws right on the nose of the dog. The dog goes yelping and whining back home.  Not much silence then!

But what I started out wanting to write about is this… blogging silence.

Do you ever get the feeling that some bloggers just don’t like you and your posts? All you ever get is silence from them. There’s been a few over the years like that. I go to their blogs, leaving likes and some comments, and I get nothing but silence. I see they leave likes and comments all over the place, but not to me, ever.

I hope I’m not guilty of this, as I do try to get back to everyone, even it it takes awhile. Sorry if I’ve missed you, it’s not intentional.

That’s fine…not everyone has to like everything someone does, and I’m not here just to collect likes, but it still makes me wonder why. Finally, you just give up trying with them, even though others rave about what a nice person they are, and are one of the most popular blogger out there. Hmmm…silence…I don’t know.

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And now, let’s all take a moment of silence for those enduring the tragedy that happened in Virginia Beach.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Flip – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – lip

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Flip – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – lip

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 13/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lip.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “lip”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS we have ‘lip’. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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Ellipses…

Yes…the three little dots…are my favorite to use…I use them a lot…probably too much, but I still like them so much! Dot Dot Dot

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Flip = Flip was a dog in our elementary school reader. He was black and white, maybe a Cocker spaniel, or a Springer spaniel. I had a springer spaniel one time when I was a kid… but, I named him Skipper, not Flip. Kinda close, skip/flip…skipper/flipper … uh no …

Flip = When I was a kid, I wanted to learn to turn a flip with my feet up on the wall and my hands on the ground. I was not good at this at all. I tried and tried. Finally my mom said she’d pay me a nickle if I finally learned how, so I practiced more. I finally did it! I turned a flip on the wall.

Flip = I usually am typing and reading over here on the computer, while my mister has the remote control to the TV…he flips the channels to find something good,..or to avoid commercials … flip…flip…flip

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Have a great weekend! See ya on the flip side! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Back Where I Come From – Day 19

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Back Where I Come From – Day 19

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-day-19/

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Thanks for hosting the challenge, Suzanne, and the interesting questions!

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Question # 19

19. Did you have any pets in your childhood home? If so, please tell me about them. If you have a photograph of any of your childhood pets, please share.

My Answer:

We always had a dog. There were a lot of them over the years, but we only had one at a time, I think.

We had parakeets a time or two, also.

We had the occasional gold fish. Then, after that one kept jumping out of his bowl all the time, I got scared of fish, so we didn’t have any more in the house. That started my fish phobia.

We couldn’t have cats, as my mom was afraid of them.

I have thought about writing up a post about each pet I’ve had over the years. I’m pretty sure I remember them all (and may have a photo of most, but will have to look for them). We’ll see if I do that someday. 🙂

Here’s a photo of a couple of our (my) dogs.

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Stormy (and me)

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© 2017 BS

 

Share Your World 9/4/17

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Share Your World 9/4/17

Share Your World – September 4, 2017

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It’s time for another SYW, with questions from Cee and answers from me!

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Questions:

What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?

What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

List at least five favorite flowers or plants.

Answsers:

  1. I wear black most all the time. Black pants, always, and mostly black shirts/sweaters with a colorful design, is my usual outfit. If I’m not wearing black, I have some combinations of brown.
  2. My favorite kind of dog is the Basset hound. We’ve had several over the years. Ours were big, lovable, and fun. They all wanted to be lap dogs, though.
  3. Five favorite flowers or plants would be … chrysanthemums, cactus, sunflower, hollyhocks, and larkspur. I like irises and roses a lot, too. Well, I like pretty much every kind of plant and flower, but have no luck growing them.

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© 2017 BS

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – TWO of ANYTHING

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CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – TWO of ANYTHING

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Couples, Twins, Two of Anything

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This week we are to find photos that include anything that consists of twos. To join in the challenge, and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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  • 2 Fortune Cookies (Pandas)
  • 2 Sun Flowers
  • 2 Birds on a Fence
  • 2 Bottles of Wine
  • 2 Feet/shoes
  • 2 Dogs in Costume

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© 2017 BS

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – SIDEWAYS, BACK, BOTTOM, UNDER

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – SIDEWAYS, BACK, BOTTOM, UNDER 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View From the Side

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View from the Back, Bottom or Underneath

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Here’s the Fun Foto Challenge for last week and this week. Lots of fun trying to find photos that go with the themes, side, back, bottom, & under. If you’d like to join in, just click the link/links above to get the details, and to see other entries. 🙂

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Fire truck from the side

Giant restaurant steer from the side

Dogs wearing costumes from the back

Under the overpass

Wasp nest from the front

Wasp next from the bottom

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© 2017 BS