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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires, 8 years ago. Life has never been the same since ~ Back in the USA ... life is still not the same !
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Enjoy Your Holidays

Enjoy the shopping, the music, the smells, the sounds of the Holiday  Season ..
Stop and rest when things get crazy.
Eat chocolate ... every day ... or any day .. any time.
Buy yourself a little something too.
Be a kid ... get excited .. listen to corny Christmas music ..
Have fun with the shopping for the Stocking stuffers ..
One year my husband bought all little things from Sephora .. my stocking smelled so good !

One gift and a kiss with a promise of a fabulous trip after New Years is a good gift .. for anyone trying to think of something good.

The cats will get their stockings and toys and the children will get their gifts ..
Then I will concentrate on 2016 and what comes next ..
Fun times ahead, Everyone .. Be Happy.



The stripped and shapely
Maple grieves
The loss of her
Departed leaves.

The ground is hard,
  As hard as stone.
The year is old,
  The birds are flown.

And yet the world,
Displays a certain
  Loveliness ----

The beauty of
  The bone. Tall Dog
Must see our souls
  This way and nod.

Give thanks; we do,
  Each in his place
Around the table
  During grace.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Be Thankful

              Wishing you all a very good Thanksgiving.
               Even when it doesn't seem like it, we have so much to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I'm Not Ready !

I keep thinking there are a few days , at least, until Thanksgiving !
I have everything for the meal ... will make a few things ahead of time, today.
The beds are ready and the house is dusted and there are no large balls of Merlins hair lying around.

I could build another cat with the hair he leaves lying around.

Minette , the Good Girl, went up on top of the fridge where she is sleeping.
That is her new Favorite Nap Place , her favorite Scare Mama place and Keep Warm place.

Merlin lays on the sofa .. he is not that adventurous ... a nice big sofa cushion with a blanket just for him is fine. All he could ever ask for. And there is no danger of rolling off in his sleep and falling 5-6 feet.

He will be gobsmacked, baffled, dazed and confused not to mention horrified when People arrive at our door. People and one small creature who will want to touch him !
I don't expect Merlin to leave my closet, room , bathroom for the duration of the visit.
I will have to take his dinner in to him.

Which leads me to wonder how he will like taking that long drive in a car ... for 3 days .. hotel rooms at night ... strange people, smells, cold and noise and a car ... I know it is all hard enough on me !

Minette will be a little trooper .. she will be curious, adventurous and fearless , especially since she can sleep next to mama .. that is my little girl.

Although I have decided, when we are not in the car with them in a crate, they will be in the crate in the hotel room too.
It is too scary horrifying and dangerous ( for them and my peace of mind  ) not to be always safely tucked away in their crate .

So I have our version of Thanksgiving planned and I hope to be able to enjoy more time with the baby than with the dinner and stove.

It won't be a  long visit so I have to make the most of it.

Public Service Announcement ..
My house is for sale. You can come buy it now.
Thank you.

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