Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Pics

We had a nice Thanksgiving with the traditional turkey dinner.  I think I washed pots and pans at least 10 times that day!  So much preparation but the outcome was worth it.  Molly wanted a picture of us at the table.  Here is my attempt of setting the self timer. 

Here is Molly's attempt after my botched ones.

Jackson is on his phone, Molly's hand is hiding mom and the expression on Tom's face pretty much tells it all.  Forget the group pic it's time to eat!

So after stuffing ourselves, cleaning up the mess and a couple of hot games of Apples to Apples, It was picture taking time again.

I always try to get a picture of the kids hoping for at least one decent one.  This is how it played.


Enough turkey.  Bring on the Mexican food.  I'm thinking enchiladas or tacos tonight!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Unwanted Paw Prints

Yesterday I stepped out on the front porch and saw large paw prints.

I have seen large paw prints in the dirt around the house before.  I saw a bobcat behind our house one morning and I know coyotes wander the creekbed.  There are always reports of missing small animals and between the above mentioned critters and the hawks it's why I keep my cats cat inside. 

When I saw them on the front porch I checked the lot next door for prints.

Behold!  There were many.

And on the porch.  I think I know what it was interested in.


Ceramic replicas of my cats.  Rosie, Charlie and Skipper.  I used to have a halo on Skippers head and of course Charlie needs one now. 

I'm weird that way.

No meal for you Mr. Evil predator whatever you are.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Sweet Charlie

16 years ago he found us.

He captured our hearts and fit very comfortably in our lives.

I have tried to find the words to tell you how special Charlie was to us.

It's just too hard.

and right now

It hurts too much.

My Sweet Boy

16 years wasn't long enough.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

First Frost And Old Cats

We had our first frost today. 

Fall is my favorite season. 
It's about:  cooler temperatures, sweaters, comfort food, fluffy blankets, holidays and family.

It's also about the color orange.

I'm not big on the color orange but I love pumpkins.

This is a little pumpkin in my house.

Looks like a kitten doesn't she.

She's 20.  That's 96 in people years!

And can do tricks!

My other kitty child is 16 (80).

Sweet Charlie

He is very sick right now. 

 He's lost a lot of weight, not eating, and did not respond to antibiotics.

We think he's almost to the end of the road.

I think he's growing angel wings.

I'm waiting for a sign to tell me when it's time.

What do you do when you know they are declining

 but still purring?