Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kirby Powder butt

Angel:  Mom! look!  It is Kirby Powder butt!

Mom: Angel, watch your mouth, little girl!

Angel: Well what else would you call him?

Mom: You are right, Angel.  I guess he got too close to me after my shower!

Kirby:   What are you two talking about?

Angel and Mom: Nothing, just keep eating!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial day


Do you know about Memorial day? When it was created and why? 

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.

It is great to see so many thanking those that are serving and those that severed.  I do not mean to belittle these service men and women.  We should say thank you to them every day not just on  Veterans day.
  We really need to thank those that did not come home and remember their families.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Easy Sunday

This is how Angel is  spending Sunday.  Kirby was hiding!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tuxie Tuesday

I wear the mantel well!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Straw Hat Day

Happy Straw Hat Day to effurryone!
Today is our annual National Straw Hat Day!
This is the traditional day of the spring season that hooman men officially put away their winter felt hats and put on their new straw hats. So all of us kitties and woofies and buns and donkeys and lizzies etc. will do the same!
We kitties — and woofies and critters — all get out our summer hats and model them. Come on all the donkeys and lizzies and buns, we want to see yours straw hats, too! ~KC

We are celebrating too!   

Thanks Ann of Zoolatry for the graphic! 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

 WE gave Mom a great Mother's day gift!   




You guessed it!  Pictures of us!

Mom here:  I went to Care Now and had the finger  x-rayed.  They could not see a break si think it is all tendons injuries.  They have referred me to a hand specialist.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thankful Thursday

We are thankful that Mom has all nine fingers and two thumbs and the all seem to work, sort of.

 See the white bay by my feet?  That is that moves the hoop on her Embroidery machine.  It is setting in a hole in her table.  That arm moves almost all the way to the end  of the table.  On the machine there is a button to 'park' or move the arm all the way over (toward me).  Mom pushed the button, put her hand on the table (fingers were over the edge of the hole) and goted her hand runed over!  She cried and Dad jumped up to see what dumb thing she had done now.  Her middle finger on her left hand is slightly bent to the left. If she pushes it back straight, it makes clicking  and crunchie noises!  ewwwwe!

Mom says it does not hurt like a bad headache or a toothache.  It throbs  but it still works and bends where it should. There are a couple of red marks on it but no great bruising. 

No, she did not go to the clinic. She does not think they can do any thing for it.  It will just be a little off sided and look like her Mom's!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

More flowers!

Mom has even more flowers for today

 This is Milk Vetch.  True vetch looks like this but smells like grape Kool-Aid!


 These two are Indian Blanket. There are a lot of these in the area. 

These two are Thistle. Some of these were 5 feet tall! 

 False Dandelion.  These are six inches or more tall unlike other Dandelion that is close to the ground.

 Indian Paint Brush

 This looks like Baby's Breath,  but I think it is Stick Tight.  It makes tiny burrs that are impossible to get out of pet hair!

  Not sure the name of this one.  It looks like a plant My Grandmother called Pink Eye Bush!

 Pepper Grass.  The  'leaves' look like pepper seeds.  It is an eatable plant and has a pepper taste.

Not sure what these two are. Small blue flowers that grow up the stem.

 Oats.There are a lot of these.  Someone had fun sowing their wild oats!

Another one I do not have a name for.

Believe it or not, there are more.  I will save some for tomorrow and then there are critters!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

April showers bring May flowers

WE let Mom hijack the blog today.  She and Dad have been walking every day.  It is only a mile, but it is a place to start.  Oak Point Nature Center has cement walkways and natural trails.  These shop the hill they walk up and sown and the lake they walk around.

 Almost to the top of the hill.  I took a picture looking back the way we had come, but it was too small to see the details!

This is Timber chase trail.  It goes along the edge of the lake.

This is from the Dam of the lake!

This is the lake from the start or end of the trail  close to the parking lot.

The wild flowers have been amazing!  

 This looks like a Petunia

This may be Primrose although the flower is smaller than others in the park.

This might be Bastard Cabbage.  It is taking over and crowding out the Blue Bonnets and Indian Paint Brush!

I do not know the names of many of these, but this one is Wild Verbena!

There are just a few.  I will share more over the next day or so!