Joshua’s Birthday & Adoption Anniversary

Yesterday was Joshua’s 8th Birthday. And today is an even more important day for him. Five years ago a three old cat sat in the shelter and was looking for a furever home, before he came to our household. Since then, he became a great member of our family.

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Joshua at his favorite activity 😉

Happy belated Birthday & Adoption Anniversary, Josh’!

North Texas Backyard Wildlife In December

The days become shorter and cooler. Winter is almost here. I’ve noticed more and more birds come back to visit my feeder, again. This morning, I added some peanuts for the Blue Jays. Mr. Blue Jay made his brunch time announcement. And Mrs. Cardinal flew from the neighbor’s tree in to mine. Her mate and Mr. Finch followed her. After all the birds enjoyed their meals, they sat in the tree in rested for a bit. A full birdie tummy feels good in this roller coaster weather.

Remembering Finley

Every Christmas season as soon as we put up the tree, Finley waited patiently until we laid the skirt down under the tree. From that moment on, he took his cat naps under the Christmas tree until the season was over. Finley was very protective with his favorite spot as well. No other pet was allowed under the tree. And we had to re-arrange the presents in a certain way, so he could still take his naps there.

We really miss this cat very much. It is the first season without him napping under the tree. And even when Finley is not around us physically anymore, he is still with us in spirit for the last five months. Run free, Finley!

Disney Christmas Ornaments

In Spring 2011, I visited Walt Disney World for the third time. Kevin, the girls and I had a blast with Mickey & Friends. The last day, Kevin and I decided to go for some souvenir shopping to Downtown Disney. There is also a store named “Disney’s Days of Christmas”. I never can get enough looking at all these beautiful ornaments, tree skirts, stockings, and many other Christmas decorations. Before we left, we picked up an ornament set with Mickey, Minnie, and their friends. Here photos of some of the Disney characters:

The Chickadees

Our little chickadees visit our garden since mid November. They are here for a couple of days. Then I don’t hear and see them for several days, before they come back and visit our feeder again. Today the chickadees noticed, that I put up a feeder with sunflower and safflower seeds. It’s a special blend for the cardinals and their friends. The chickadees were very happy and stayed in the yard for quite some time. As a reward, they were singing their sweet little songs.

Christmas In Our Neighborhood

Kevin, Katelynn, Sara and I went shopping for Winter jackets and boots. Since we didn’t wanted to get home right away, we looked at some Christmas lights in our street and the next street over. I told Kevin, I have to bring my camera and capture some photos.

Tonight, I walked over to shoot some photos. Three houses had their whole front yard decked out. There was a neighbor between two fully decorated yards, who had a sign saying: “Ditto”. That was very cute and made me laugh. It’s one way to decorate for Christmas. 😀