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Random Five Friday Returns

For the final Friday in January, I thought five random thoughts might be appropriate:

1.) Last week, we took Gypsy for her annual check-up.  She is just the best behaved kitty at the vet’s office. She doesn’t cry (or howl), squirm or fight with us or the staff. Once, when the vet briefly left the examining room, she seemed to be looking for a place to hide. So I took her in my arms, and she buried her head in the crook of my arm. That little piglet rascal weighs 10 1/2 pounds!


2.) Yesterday, lunch and a catch-up visit with a dear friend.  Afterward, we went for a ride in the country and spotted this little cutie. Yes, it really is as short and “broad” as it looks in this photo.

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3.) Recently I purchased my very first MP3 player, so I could enjoy some favorite tunes while on my daily walks. I was proud that I seemingly successfully transferred the songs from my computer to the player, but then I was lost. I couldn’t see anything but a dim light behind the picture of an orange flower on the screen. So I texted my I.T. guy (Marshall) and asked if he’d have a look. He immediately removed the orange flower DECAL from the screen, and there was a simple menu that even I could navigate. And, although he would never do this, I quickly reminded him:

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4.) Speaking of my favorite songs, I’ve shared before that I much prefer oldies: the fifties, sixties and maybe the first couple of years in the 1970’s.  To compile my list for the MP3 player, I Googled “Top hits from….” and searched various years.  THAT will take you back. And I guarantee you’ll find songs that you had long ago forgotten.

5.) There’s nothing quite like seeing an old family photo for the first time.  Motor Man’s mom discovered this one, tucked away in a desk drawer, last week and shared it with us.  It’s obvious by Motor Man’s coat that it was taken in the winter. I’m guessing he was only a year or two old, so this was most likely taken while his dad was overseas during World War II.

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 Care to share a little January randomness?

~These Days Of Mine~

A Picture To Melt My Heart

It’s been a long time since a picture has touched me the way this one does that I’m sharing today.

Yesterday, Gypsy had an appointment with the vet: it was a routine check-up, and her distemper and rabies shots were due.  Motor Man said that he’d go with me to take her.

Gypsy could NOT have been any better. She only meowed once on the trip to the vet (it’s about a mile). We had to wait for about 20 minutes once we got to the office, but she never made a sound. Once in the examining room, she didn’t fight or cry or squirm to get away.

The vet and assistant left the room to check the results of a test, and we weren’t sure if they were finished with Gypsy’s exam. I was standing by the examining table, rubbing her and talking to her. She wasn’t quivering, but we could tell she was apprehensive.

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Motor Man reached over and picked her up and cradled her in his arms. She was perfectly content there until the vet came in and said we were good to go.

I know some guys don’t care much for cats. When I was a child, our neighbor and landlord (an older man) once said to me: “I never found much for a cat to do”.

But Motor Man and Gypsy have definitely bonded, and it’s so obvious how safe and loved she feels with him.  (Hey, Gyp-Gyp, I know the feeling.)

~These Days Of Mine~