Sunday, January 30, 2011

Grooming Time

I didn’t think that chihuahuas shed. My first two didn’t, but for some reason the most recent addition Mike is a big shedder. He is not a long-hair but his fur is longer, and thicker around his neck than my previous two. So once a week my husband takes him downstairs to his workroom and puts him on his workbench, usually getting a good half to full cup of fur.

Needless to say, Mike absolutely does not look forward to this weekly ritual but is so sweet about it….standing there patiently.

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After 30 mins. of (probably gritting his teeth) and staring at me, begging the question….

 

“Am I done yet?”

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My husband hugs him and responds…..

“All done Mike, are we still friends?”

Still friends?

 

“Yeah, sure dad, just let me go back upstairs, puhleeze?”

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Note to Mike…..same time and place next week kid!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Brrrrrrr…

We’re in the deep freeze here in the midwest, temps sub-zero, windchills in the –20’s.

For some reason, the meteorologists keep repeating these miserable numbers – making us feel worse. My inside birds are warm & toasty.

My pink parakeet :

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and two cockatiels :

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and the big guy KuKu, my cockatoo :

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and I think I hear the occasional snicker as they watch their outside brethren at the birdfeeders…..

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Shame on you guys……

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I Love Books

0511-1005-2803-2911Wandered into Barnes and Noble yesterday for no particular reason except that I love bookstores. Not only bookstores but libraries too.

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Isn’t there just an atmosphere and smell that belongs to book places alone?

I swear that if someone blindfolded me and led me into any place where books are the main feature, I would

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know where I was – and would probably spend a small fortune before I left !!!

(For this reason alone, I have re-instated my library card!)

Anyway, I found myself at a valentine-decorated table at Barnes and Noble and came away with only one book and this delightful tin of retro-valentines….

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The book is a 600 pg. novel titled “Roses” by Leila Meacham and is heralded as the new “Gone With The Wind”, thought it would be a good read for the rest of winter.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas “Fades” Away……

The holidays are over, and I for one am happy. It wasn’t the same this year, since some family members are estranged. But we did our best to have a nice holiday anyway.

Never the less, I am happy to be taking down all my Christmas decorations.

I am happy to have my usual wall d├ęcor back…..DSCN1350DSCN1354

my book cabinet filled with it’s day to day trinkets and pretties…….DSCN1357DSCN1352

even the snowman bathroom nightlight DSCN1359will give way to the softer night-time light that I prefer. DSCN1360

And so the Christmas reds and greens give way to more peaceful and tranquil pastels and whites that I so love.