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A Portrait of a Kitty

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Cinder, aka Miss Kitty.

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The Beginning of a Friendship?

This morning, with little fanfare, I spied Gidget and Cinder sharing the same space. No  barking, no hissing. This is a first! Miss Kitty submitted to gentle sniffing and snuffling. … Continue reading

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The Power of the Cookie on a Snowy Walk

Gidget on a Snowy Day

A walk on Friday during Snow Day No. 2 was full of joy for Gidget. She romped and played running circles around me until she ventured too far ahead. View … Continue reading

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That Dog!

It’s safe to say, that dog will eat anything. And everything. This morning, as I was gearing up to clean, the roll of paper towels fell off the counter and … Continue reading

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A New Normal

Gidget at 6 months

It’s hard to believe that Gidget has been with us for four months now. This little ball of fluff with the perpetually bad hair day is closing in on seven … Continue reading

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Chasing Leaves

What better fun than chasing leaves on a windy autumn day. Leaves tumbling musically along, taking flight and changing directions are a simple delight that brings such joy.

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Those Ears!

Hannah and I hoped that Gidget would keep her floppy ears. However, at 14 weeks, it’s pretty obvious that isn’t going to be the case. She’s got this one ear … Continue reading

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Walking with Gidget

Yorkie chasing ducks into the pond

Walking with Gidget is an adventure. We live in the woods at the end of a dead-end road so we let Gidget freely walk with us. She meanders left and … Continue reading

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A Cute Battle of Wills

Gidget the Schnorkie

This is one of my favorite pictures of Gidget. As she was sleeping, I tip-toed over and just as I snapped the pic with my iPhone, her eyes popped open. … Continue reading

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Gidget at 8 Weeks

Although still a young puppy who sleeps a lot, Gidget has moments where her personality has begun to shine. Here’s a peak at her playful side with belly rubs. And … Continue reading

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Meet Gidget!

Following what seems like the two longest weeks of our lives, Paul and I drove to Augusta to pick up Gidget and bring her home yesterday. As Paul says, “She’s … Continue reading

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A Cat’s Spot

Have you ever noticed how cats like to sit on a “spot?” These random spots are kitty magnets. The spot may be a newspaper sitting on the floor. A dish … Continue reading

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Snape Gets the Boot

This morning, I found Snape (a.k.a. Boo-Boo Bear) parked outside Hannah’s door, waiting. Hannah always leaves her door open a crack to allow Boo to wander in and out. Boo … Continue reading

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Sunny Windowsill

There’s nothing like a lazy, sunny afternoon sitting in the bedroom windowsill. After gracing me with a sleepy look, Cinder decides that she can’t be bothered with me.

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Sharing a Warm Patch of Sun

Cinder and Ginger sharing a patch of sun. These two critters in such close proximity to each other is highly unusual. I don’t think Ginger knows what to make of … Continue reading

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Oh, To Live the Life of a Cat

Don’t you just want to snuggle her up and take a snooze?

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I Smell a Rat

This morning the kitties were intently focused on something out the window. Upon closer inspection I found the source of their fascination. Letting the kitties outside could be the answer … Continue reading

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Silhouette of Purfessor Snape

Snape in Silhouette

Purfessor Snape in silhouette on a snowy day studying the goings on outside. Once a feral kitten, I hope he’s thinking how lucky he is to be on the inside … Continue reading

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Naughty or Nice?

Purfessor Snape slinks into the dog’s bed when she isn’t looking. What do you think? Naughty or nice?

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A Beast in a Basket

Ginger in laundry basket

Our little kitty, Cinder, adopted my grandmother’s laundry basket – circa 1930. These days she has competition for the basket. Ginger – aka “Beast.” Silly dog.

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