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Random Five Friday

How about a little randomness?

1.) Last weekend, Marshall attended a “Monster Mania” movie convention.  I’ve mentioned before that he likes to go to those and meet some of the stars he sees in movies. You may recall that I posted a couple of years ago about him meeting Robert England,  who played Freddy Kruger in the Nightmare On Elm Street movies. Last weekend, he met Christini Ricci, “Wednesday” in some of the Addams Family movies. (Just between us, he had a crush on her in the 90’s.)

He’s also a big fan of the Soska twins. Sylvia and Jen. Last weekend, he participated in a “bloody photo op” with them. The Soskas began the bloody photo ops to bring emphasis to their work involving blood donation, definitely a worthy cause. I told him later that he was the happiest looking bloody man I’d ever seen. (Not sure if you can enlarge the picture, but he has “blood” all over his face.)

2.) Yesterday morning’s sunrise, taken with my cell phone.  When I posted this on Facebook, my friend, Donna’s comment was: “Tangerine delight!”.

3.) Yesterday was Sundae’s “gotcha day”. She adopted us 8 years ago.  She’s feeling better, but still is not making it easy for us to give her the meds. At least she isn’t holding a grudge.

4.) You’ve probably heard that April, the giraffe, is expecting another calf any day now. Yes, I’m a fan, and have been watching the live cam quite a bit, hoping to see the birth as it happens. We’ve been to visit April twice at her home at Animal Adventure Park in New York and are planning another trip this summer.

5.) Some of my former classmates from school are meeting tomorrow for lunch to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  We’ve dubbed our group “The Surry Girls”, and we have our greenery all ready. Will you be wearing green this weekend?

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

 

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Forgiving

My Facebook friends know that our kitty, Sundae, paid a visit to the vet last week. Sundae had been experiencing some tummy issues, so last Friday, it was off to the doc.

Motor Man offered to go with us, but he’s up to his eyeballs in race engines (first race is a little over two weeks away), so I assured him that we would be fine.

Our previous kitty, Beezy, was such a gentle soul, when it came time to put her in the carrier, a tiny, encouraging shove was all that was needed.  Not so with Miss Sundae.  I have to put the carrier on its end and attempt to “drop” her in – feet first. It’s at that time that she seems to quickly grow ten extra hind legs, all going in different directions.

After about a half dozen tries, she was safely in the carrier and began to sing the song of her people.

When we arrived at the vet’s office, there were two huge dogs in the waiting area singing the song of THEIR people. At that point, Sundae decided to remain silent.  And, as upset as she was with me earlier, she nuzzled my hand through the door of the carrier while we waited. That’s forgiveness.

In the examining room, Sundae was as good as could be. We were left alone for a few minutes to await test results. So, we did what most folks do in those situations: we took selfies.

I stood close to the examining table and cradled her in my arms. And she never whimpered.

The vet’s diagnosis was a bacterial infection, and we were given a prescription for liquid meds.

Now, if we only had a video of Motor Man and me actually trying to get those meds IN Sundae:  that would be interesting indeed. Two words: tag team.

And, as upset as she is when that takes place, a few minutes later, she comes back to us to be loved.

That’s forgiveness.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

How Our Kitties Are “Surviving” Winter

You may have been wondering just how the Motor Kitties are doing.

Well, Gypsy continues to adore “her” Motor Man. I just wish she could relax a little. And, no, he wasn’t asleep, just taking a short break from making horsepower.

Sundae is very thankful to be an indoor kitty with a nice soft, cushy bed, which just happens to be placed directly over a heat vent.

And, as for Sibs, Marshall’s kitty, could she possibly BE any cuter if she tried? Speaking of warm, cushy spots: her favorite is on a sherpa throw.

When Marshall sent me the next picture, his text read: “Gonna email Kellogg’s…somethn rotten in this most recent box…”.

So that’s how our kitties are staying occupied during this cold, rainy weather.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all kitties (and pups) could be safe and warm in loving homes?

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Random Five Friday

How about five randoms to close out this first week of February?

1.) I captured this picture of a recent sunset….through Motor Man’s car window, at probably 55 miles per hour. It’s surprising that I was able to get a photo with no utility poles.

2.) Marshall sent me this picture yesterday of his sweet little Sibs, eyeing a cardinal through the window.

3.) And our Sundae, perched on the steps. I don’t recall what had her attention at the moment.

4.) A few weeks ago, I visited my cousin, Betty, who lives within a couple of miles of us.  As I was leaving, her beautiful horses were enjoying a run in the pasture.  I love how the afternoon sun lit up their manes and tails.

 

5.)  I’ve been asked to take part in an event this weekend at my beloved Bacon’s Castle.  Perhaps I’ll have a post about it next week. I always look forward to visiting that old house.

What are your random thoughts today?

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Meowy Christmas

Hi, efurryone. This is Sundae, and I FINALLY wrestled the keyboard away from Motor Mommy. Do you realize how LONG it’s been since I have been able to post?

Anyway, today’s update is about…Christmas!  Being a kitty, I don’t really understand what it’s all about, but Motor Mommy has been super busy the last week or so. She keeps going to this one closet upstairs,  and taking out all these things I only see once a year.

I LOVE it when she puts up a tree in the living room. Really?  A tree? Just for me to lie under; how thoughtful. (But why doesn’t she leave it up year-round? She has to know how much I love it.)

Not only do she and Motor Man put up this tree, but then they hang all these little trinkets all over it. I notice that most of the shiny ones are really high up on the tree.  The lower branches have softer pretties on them. While Motor Mommy was decorating, she thought I might want to play with some of the pretties before she put them on the tree.

Yes, these photos are a little incriminating…. we kitties are supposed to be aloof….disinterested…But I really wanted to show my pawrents how athletic I am. (Just look at me: “measuring” that candy cane ornament.)

Soon, Motor Mommy finished trimming the tree.  I couldn’t wait to claim my spot under it.

What’s that?  Why is that little stocking on the floor instead of on the tree?

I’m sure I have NO idea.

~These Days Of Mine~

Break Time

Hi, efurryone: Sundae here.

And Gypsy, too!

We’re interrupting our hard work rest time to let you know that Motor Mommy is taking a little break from blogging next week.

But, “These Days” will return the following Monday, so stay tuned!

~These Days Of Mine~

Friday’s Feature: Felines

Our kitties, as well as Marshall’s, have been especially photogenic recently. So today seemed like a good day to share some feline photos.

Sundae has become quite the lap kitty, especially in the evenings. That’s my time to relax in the recliner with the newspaper. A kitty in your lap while reading the paper can be quite a challenge, but we manage.

Meanwhile, shop kitty, Gypsy, is perfecting her position as incoming package inspector. Purrhaps she needs a more stimulating job?

Marshall shared a couple of photos of his kitties with me this week. This is Sibyl, being cute while showing off her unique coloring.

And her “aunt and uncle”, Chessie and Snugg, enjoying a golden hour sun puddle.

Programming note: there isn’t a blog post scheduled for Monday. Have a great first weekend in November and tune in again next Wednesday.

~These Days Of Mine~