A big huge thank you to Stella! This is our late great Z Cat that she cartooned on a mouse pad. She does it from her store on her blog Mollie and Alfie. I think it is so dang cute. We will be putting it on the wall or just setting it on the sun porch table! Stella you did great! A stand up happy tail, green eyes and her red brick nose!
And this little bunny timer was in the package! So cute!! Stella you are too funny.. Thank you so much. We are getting a kick out of him. Hey, he needs a name!
I am taking this Sunday again this year to remember this kitty. Not that I don’t think of her every single day several times each day. She is so missed. Our Z Cat, Country Cat, Fuzz Face, Fuzz Butt, Z Catter. And she isn’t the only pet we think about on Pet Remembrance Day. There are more loved kitties, four dogs, horses, two feathery funny cockatiels, a Green Cheek Conure Bud Bird and a few hamsters. So many that made our hearts lighter and taught us lessons about how to love and how to live. To live in the moment and live every moment with happiness. All my pets taught me about kindness. Last year’s Pet Remembrance post was inspired by Isobel at IsobelandCat’s blog. She had recently lost her cat Freddie and I thought her idea of Pet Remembrance Day was the sweetest thing to remember all our pets. Because it isn’t just my pets and CH’s pets we will be thinking about today, but the pets all over the world that have made their human’s life richer, filled with laughter, tears and the pure happiness of companionship. Z Cat you are tucked tightly in a very special place in my heart. I know you are there. I feel and see you every day. You came at a special time in my life and saved me in so many ways. Thank you.
So tonight CH and I will light candles and put them in the window and we will raise a glass of Missouri wine in the happy remembrance of all the pets that found their way into hearts all over the world and made us better people and taught us about love and respect and dignity till the end. And we will celebrate the pets that are living and filling hearts with their sweet companionship.
So I have a blog friend that is a hooker. A hooker of rugs of course. I have been following Kim at her blog Millie’s Mats for a long time. I won a giveaway on her blog a few years back, a lovely autumn leaf mat that sits on my coffee table year round. Recently she was hooking a chicken that began to take on a life of its own for me. Chicky Kim was calling her, giving her life don’t you know. I am doing a new room that is supposed to be my room for a little me time away from the TV and to just be. I decided I wanted Miss Chicky, who evolved into a pillow. I had ordered two chairs (had to be two chairs cause someBODY in the house was not to be denied) back in November which were finally delivered last week and I emailed Kim a shot of the chairs to see if Miss Chicky would do to roost in the new room. It was a go! And so I got mail.
Miss Chicky came flat and I stuffed her and she came to roost in the new room which is still in transition. A sweet little blue dishcloth made by Kim was included cause she just does thoughtful nice things like that.
My Spring Chicken, Miss Chicky thanks to Kim!
She is just the cutest, Miss Chicky. Kim too! Visit Kim’s blog Millie’s Mats, she features Rug Hooking and Everyday Life. She has a link to her Etsy shop where she sells her lovely beautiful quality hooked rugs.
Room in the process of trying to find its personality, its individuality, its Pix-ness. I am planning on putting up some of my barn shots and little birds of all kinds will probably find their way to this room. The room does snoop out into the back woods and flowerbed that is full of birds and their feathery goings on. You might notice that Iris and Flo had to get all up in the redo. Those chairs keep changing colors, couldn’t be the picture taker. The chairs are true to color in the middle shot. More red but kinda leaning towards cranberry..
Good thing I didn’t title this Wordless Wednesday!
So I find myself inspired today by my blog friends. That is some most excellent inspiration I think we would all agree. Inspired by Dianna at These Days of Mine. Linda at The Road Awaits. Sam and Pam at One Spoiled Cat and Margie at Latebloomerbuds.
I LOVE Mondays. Sundays I love more. Sam(and Pam)inspired me to shout that out. I really love this Monday cause while I also love CH he is gone all day to the BIG CITY with The Mama and sometimes I need a day to myself to let my wild and crazy out to play. So, I am going to buy a pair of Sorel winter boots and thanks to Miss Linda of the Road Awaits I am going to buy a wireless remote for my camera! Dianna got that purchase rolling with her post today about traveling tripods and kissing Motor Man and then Linda added more incentive in Dianna’s comments with the wireless remote that her hubby purchased. Margie inspired the snap of the jetty in Venice, Florida.
CH when you get your wandering to St. Louis and eating good St. Louis food person home you can blame all these gal pals in the links for my happy Monday inspirations. Boots. There are no words to express my love of boots. Wireless remote. And dang a blog post before a month or two sauntered by in a PROcrastinating teasing kind of way. I did manage to pass on the inspiration of a couple of friends to add a horse to the Tiny Ten. Today’s 19 degree high and memories of breaking up iced water buckets and hauling fresh water with my nose hairs frozen together was an inspiration killer.
Click please. I couldn’t get the button to link back to the Leaves for Leontien Post.
Sending hugs and prayers!
Isobel from IsobelandCat’s blog is remembering her kitty tonight. Her kitty Gorgeous Freddy but better known as Cat on her blog, a ginger boy she loved with all her heart. It is very close to this time that Cat passed away. She has NotCat now and her blog is full of his ginger self. But today it is about Cat and all the other pets in Isobel’s life. She is asking that we all join in and light a candle today and tonight and put it in a window to remember the pets in our own lives and to remember Cat too. She suggests we all clink a glass of something of your choice. So tonight CH and I will be having a glass of wine and clinking glasses with Isobel and anyone else that would like to remember the wonderful animals that have been a part of your life and made your heart happy. Please click here for Isobel’s post one week after Cat died last year. And click here for her post about her lovely idea to remember our pets today.
This kitty will be in our hearts tonight as she is every day along with Cat and all the other pets that hold a special place in the heart of their person. She is our Z Cat, our Country Cat, Z Catter, Fuzz Face. She was the cat of my life. She left us January 17, 2009. And there is a long list of others. Our Holly Cat, Spanky, Tinker, Sleepy, Grumpy. There are childhood dogs and a cat. Dutchie my Dachshund, my Sheltie Happy and a Taffy cat. Herman, CH’s much loved Heinz 57. There was the horse of my life, Ladies Dance and Rumbles, Sugarfoot, Rumbles Too and Dizzi.
So, Isobel thank you so much for beginning this tradition. Our hearts are with you on this day as you think of your special sweet memories of Cat, your Gorgeous Freddy Boy.
I think many of you are going to recognize this wise wonderfully witty and kind good hearted lady. That is what she is to me. This is Nancy who writes Spirit Lights The Way and her sweet BFF Husband. Nancy, I hadn’t noticed before I clicked over to copy and paste your link that under the title of your blog in little small voice letters are the words “Be Here Now”. And “Be Here Now” is why I started following Nancy and reading her blog every day when I started my wordpress blog last summer. I had skidded into a rough patch in my little world and Nancy’s beautiful wise words sprinkled with a wonderful sense of funny were just what I needed then and continue to need now to better my life. And let me add here that I am so thankful for my other blog friends because they make my heart happy too, how lucky we all are to have each other. Anyhoo, I was one of those half empty glass kind of gals married to an always full glass kinda guy and I wanted to live the rest of my life as a full glass(no I’m not talking about wine now)kinda gal “being here now”. So as a result of a post of mine about heading to Florida this winter Nancy and I thought it would be fun to meet up. And I wanted to meet this lady! And so I did
Nancy and her BFF Husband drove from their home up the coast to Venice where we were staying in our favorite little Florida place Inn at the Beach and showed up early afternoon on a beautiful sunny kinda day that Florida likes to deliver with the Gulf a most amazing azure blue. And yes I know those two words ‘azure blue’ are used way too much to describe the Gulf waters of Florida, but the water really was that gorgeous.
CH and I were sitting up on our balcony at the patio table when I hear this voice that says “where is Pixie?” and then I see her and she is a little thing. Vertically challenged just like me and she is carrying a soft-sided cooler and smiling. We all hug and her sweet BFF Husband shows up a minute or so later and we all get ourselves introduced to each other and head up to the patio table with a beautiful view of Venice Beach and that beautiful azure blue water. Nancy zips open the cooler and begins to set out the best afternoon snack of sweet treats, trail mix and oranges. The stars of the snacks were these most delicious oatmeal whoopie pies and the world’s best chocolate chip cookies! We spent the afternoon chatting, laughing a whole lot, hoovering those whoopie pies and cookies and sipping some MissouREE sweet wine. I am smiling as I type this just remembering! We had the most bestest nicest time and CH and Nancy’s BFF Husband are very much alike and hit it off~something I always kind of worry about when you meet a new couple and the husbands just kind of get thrown together to fend for themselves. Our day ended with a short walk across the street to the beach and a beach stroll and then before we knew it we were giving them hugs and waving good-bye as they drove down Venice Avenue. Our little Florida place suddenly seemed very empty without them. So we walked to downtown Venice and ate-get ready! A CHEESEBURGER! I know! I know! Believe me, we got our share of seafood while we were there. I had plenty of sesame encrusted salmon and grilled grouper and CH had all the fried oysters and soft shell crab he could eat.
We truly enjoyed meeting Nancy and her Hubby. CH and I have always loved Florida and have tried to go every year since 1995 when CH’s Mom and Dad spent their winters there. Our hearts are there. Nancy and her Hubby convinced us even further that life is good in Florida. This picture was snapped at the jetty just a short walk from where we stayed. They have the best Florida style Coney Dogs at a little beach hut! And if you are lucky, you could easily catch a view of some dolphins doing what dolphins do in the water-living their life “in the NOW” frolicking in the azure blue ocean!