I changed my mind.
For one, I am not feeling overly witty at this present moment, and two, it just doesn't feel right for me to try and be witty in this post.
Let me share some creature happenings with you that have been occurring here of late..
We were treated to a glorious display of plumage last Friday at veggie group when the neighbourhood peacock graced us with it's presence. It's so strange that this peacock goes from house to house in a street not that far away from ours, picking up food here and there and roosting in the trees (or on top of cars even!) in any particular backyard that takes his fancy on that given day. Truly a glorious display, worthy of sharing here..
About two weeks ago we said goodbye to our ancient cat. She was without a doubt, my best friend. I had been staff to her since I was 17 and she had moved from house to house with us, put up with the arrival of our daughters (and their toddlerhood), and lived through several life risking adventures. She was the best companion a person could hope for in an animal and I am so sad to see her go. We knew that her time was near and at 18, she did very well in my opinion. I am glad she went the way I had always hoped she would..in her basket, sleeping.
So I suppose this is the truth about cats..and dogs. They do not last forever, as much as it feels like they'll be around for it. Her days were good, her life was filled with many pats and she will remembered with a smile and a laugh, that funny cat who used to race through the house and hide behind the shelving, only to tear around the house again two minutes later..looking expectantly at us like we should be in on her secret!
I will miss this cat, my chief dye inspector and sniffer of the breeze.
Goodbye, friend. x
My girls had a lovely reunion recently with a dear family friend who is somewhat of a whisperer of horses. It was so nice to see them back in the saddle again, after nearly a year and I think he enjoyed it just as much as they did! And the pony too, of course, the sweetest little appaloosa you ever did come across...
And finally, I want to introduce our new companion. He was adopted from a nearby shelter and is the most placid, cuddly dog I have come across..
As much as we miss that cat, this really is the best medicine for a sad heart. A new energy, a different kind of energy, a Doggy energy? I am not even much of a doggy person, yet am finding myself being won over by his sweet brown eyes and swishing tail, his soft fur and eagerness to please. The way he sprawls out for a belly rub, just so. Is sleeping on your back with legs up in the air really that comfortable?
Oh, yes, this little guy is going to win all our hearts..
Welcome to the home, Harry! You will be well loved here. x