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Pitchforks And Puppy dogs

Ever heard the expression “It’s raining pitchforks and puppy dogs”? We have had some weather like that recently, and just look at the puppy dog that showed up at my door! I’ll be taking care of Tessa for a couple of weeks and I’m sending photos to her person each morning. We got a phone call from Rose last night and I put it on the speaker phone so Tessa could hear it too. I think we might have confused the poor baby though. She ran to the door when she heard mom’s voice and it was a few moments before she was persuaded that she was still stuck with

I’m learning a few new things while taking care of Tessa. The biggie is to be far from the electronic devices as possible while they are charging and transferring files. I’m not sure what happened but the poor baby was in severe pain when I inadvertently picked her up. I’ll never forget that, and never, ever do it again! I can’t imagine what it was like for her. She is kinda keeping her distance from me now so I have to win her confidence again, one baby step at a time.

Y’all have a good day now!


Visiting Angel

The three “angels” in my life — my still lamented Max, always ready to pose when the camera was turned his way, top right, Angel, camera shy and with me at the moment, bottom right, Tessa, my buddy from the 18th floor, celebrating her third birthday today.

I still miss Max, eight years later but almost like he passed this morning.  Angel and Tessa do their best to fill the empty place but they always have to go back home before the day is over.  And while I had a great montage of the three on the screen a few minutes ago, my computer burped and they disappeared, meaning I now have to go back and try to find them again. Wow, success!  Makes me wonder if I should just close this one out now and add a second post later.  Almost lost them again, so later—-

I’ve Gone And Done It Again!


Just when I thought my computer woes were behind me I hit a button, and in my case it could be any button because I’m not sure which one did it, and once again my computer screen went blank.  I found it again just a few minutes ago, not sure how or why, but here it is — at least for the moment.  Sometimes I think I’m either a complete idiot where this machine is concerned, or a computer genius with the ability to keep it running without ever knowing what I did to fix it all.  The only thing I know for sure is that is is free of viruses and other little bugs, because I ran a scan and fixed ’em all earlier today.  Hmmm, that could very well be the problem.  Each time I “fix” it lately it erases everything on the screen.  Maybe my best bet would be to stop fixing stuff.  Not sure if that would make it work or just make it all boring.

Mercy goodness, I just looked at the clock and it is well after midnight, Jan. 2, 2018 here.  It seems strange to write that number already.  My brain cell is still functioning on last year’s time — last June, to be exact!  And after sleeping most of the day to make up for being awake most of last night I once again have my days and nights mixed up.  Big sigh!  Just when I thought the insomnia and whatever it is that makes me want to stay awake all night and sleep all day were under control.

Today I spent a few hours putting a lot of the Christmas decorations away.  My Nativity scene is still out and will be for a few more days, the lights in the window are still on, but that won’t last much longer.  Maybe.  I do enjoy looking at them all night so it’s a tossup whether they will ever be unplugged for the year.  One gift remains unopened, waiting for a visit from the recipients to pick up, but I made sure I like everything in the package in case my sweet baby forgets to stop by to visit his sweet Mom (that would be me!)  He’s terribly overextended time-wise, plus he’s a lot like me when it comes to visiting people.  Once I get myself motivated, and if I’m still able to function by the time I am ready to go, all is well.  It’s the getting ready that makes me stay at home though, plus the choking problem I continue to have.  I can handle it here but in a different situation it’s not always easy.  Guess I just don’t want anyone watching when it happens.


Another photo of Tessa, a frequent visitor, asking me when I’ll stop what I’m doing and pay attention to her.  Who can resist a face like that?  Have a good week everyone.  A.