Thursday, October 30, 2008

"If She Had a Set of Wings...



I know she could fly!"



When Talia was here last weekend I walked outside with Angel because there have been a couple of (very) large strays running around the neighborhood, and at 13 and having arthritis in her hips, I didn't want her having to defend herself even if they only wanted to play. (They ran up two nights later and knocked down the landlord of the house next door to me just trying to play with him.)

Of course, the rain had stopped and she wanted to swing, so after I dried off the seat I let her and went back in to grab the little point-and-shoot I bought last year.



I've been trying to get a good photo of Angel for the last few months, not knowing what lies ahead through the winter.

I've been trying for longer than that to get a decent one of "Frankie", the cat Noel tamed from a stray and then couldn't keep because he tested positive for feline leukemia. She had 3 and so asked if we would take him. He's so black that without a flash he's indistinct and with one his eyes are scary, so this is the best I've gotten of him so far.



When she was off on Tuesday we ran a few errands and got her the last pieces to make her a "rodeo clown" for her Halloween costume for work. Tonight she works late as they have a "Trick or Treat" party at the nursing home so the residents get to pass out candy to their families and those of employees.

I spent yesterday bloghopping and doing a light work out; this morning I started picking things up to vacuum and started catching up laundry because we're keeping all 3 grandkids this weekend while John tries to finish spackling their ceilings and getting them ready to "re" texture.

It's probably not nice to say, but I'm glad it's him and not me!

After I vacuum I'm going downstairs and see how many sets of squats I can do and still come back up the steps; last week after 10 sets and leg extensions and curls, I had to stop halfway for a bit...

:o)

May the rest of the week be kind, and if I don't see you between now and then may your Halloweens be fun! I probably won't be around much over the weekend (something about Dottie being home and us having all 3 grandkids tends to fill up my time), so enjoy!

alan

20 comments:

Josephine said...

You're doing squats? Respect honey ;-)

And those pics...lovely. If she had wings, she would fly. You know what? I think she thinks she already is! Can't you see? ;-)

I recognise that swing. My kids had one in the garden, and I was endlessly shortening the rope as they grew :-)

Josephine said...

Oh by the way - my Halloween Joke of the Day. Overheard today amongst some kids... "It's Halloween tomorrow. Can I borrow your face?".

alan said...

Now there's an idea! I should have rented mine out!

:o)

alan

ryssee said...

Nice pics!
Our kitty Mimi is black - so black, like yours; she eats the light with her coat. You're right, it's so hard to get a good shot!

zilla said...

Aw, gentle scritchy-scratches for the snuggle-pup.

I don't like thinking what winter might bring for Fido, either...

Best Hallowe'en ever, Alan. Watch out for the goblins!

LucyTolliday said...

Glorious pics, my cats aren't good model's either.

Enjoy halloween. :)

Debbie K said...

Hi Alan
Lovely pictures from a lovely man.
Happy Halloween
Peace & love
Debbie

Shinigami Liz said...

Omg, she is adorable, such a cute girl. That just made my heart melt. Thanks.

mrsmadrigal said...

She really is a little angel. I hope the winter is kind to her.

I still like to swing (when I can find one with a seat that's wide enough). And, you know, if you close your eyes, you CAN fly.

Seems like a weekend for grandkids. My youngest daughter is moving house this weekend and I'll be helping out by making sure the little ones stay out of the way (and out of danger). It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

Have a lovely weekend.

CrackerLilo said...

What wonderful pictures! Your love comes through in each one.

I think I'd rather retexturize a ceiling than have young'uns over for a weekend, but I bet it's different when the kids in question are your own beloved grandchildren. Enjoy!

Connie in FL said...

Love the pets. GREAT photos! We have two all black kitties and they are very hard to photograph. Good job.

You manage such a wonderfully full life. Your family gatherings must be quite special.

Happy Halloween.

Anji said...

Lovely pics. I almost feel like going out and finding a swing myself (but it's raining). What a wonderful name for a dog 'Angel'. I presume it's Angel that has arthritis and not Talia...

von Krankipantzen said...

I hope you and your humans as well as the fur kids have a great weekend.

nerdgirlsspace said...

With each picture I passed on this post I fell in love more. What a beautiful child, doggie and kitten. Thanks for sharing!

HAR said...

Talia is a very lucky grandchild.

Angel looks like my very first dog, HOBO.

robin andrea said...

I always appreciate how much you love and care for your grandkids. Nice pics and very cute dog and kitty cat.

Calamity Jen said...

Wonderful pictures. I get such pleasant, warm feelings when I read your posts about your family members (furry and otherwise).

Green tea said...

Love it..We have only had one Dog, He lived 16 years, and I was the one that had to take him to the Vet..
That ended any chance of us having another pet of any kind.

Don't forget to vote Al we need to
elect a smart President for a change.. *smile*

sttropezbutler said...

Alan!

Hope you have a great week!

STB

Lynn Jones said...

Belated Halloween wishes! Can you find a home for two spare pumpkins? :)