2019

January Winter Weather

The temperatures stay in the mid-30s (1°C) in North Texas, today. Since it is close to the freezing point and raining outside, the girls and I stay cozy by the fire. Since, I started the fire in the fireplace, Luis hasn’t moved a muscle on the ottoman. He really and enjoys the heat. What a lucky pup?! Lexi and the cats are snoozing on soft blankets. Katelynn and Sara have Winter Break until Monday. They still have to do their daily school work, which includes reading books and practice clarinet. Their brains need to stay in sharp, when they go back to school. But homework and riding out the cooler weather is so much more fun with hot chocolate for them, and cappuccino for me. 😉

2018

Luis’ Birthday

Luis’ gets double rewarded this week. Today is his birthday; and tomorrow is Christmas. Oh boy, oh boy! What an exciting day, night and morning for Luis. He got a piece of ham for his birthday. And this evening, we celebrate with some canned foods for the dogs and the cats. Then they all have to go to bed, so Santa can visit our house tonight. And then our birthday boy will have a present under the tree, tomorrow morning.

Happy 3rd Birthday, Luis!

2018

Happy 14th Birthday, Lexi!

I wanted to do a little Autumn photo session with Lexi, today. It’s her 14th birthday. But instead of being a well behaved Sheltie, Lexi decided it is more fun to run in circles and roll around in the Autumn foliage. She seems to get more stuck in her ways, at her old age. And that girl can run, when she sees the camera. Where is she still getting all this energy? I guess, competing with Luis, who gets the bigger milk bone and drinking plenty of water (which makes her pee in the house every so often), keeps this 98 doggy-year old lady alive. 😀

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“Pfffft! You are NOT getting a front profile photo of me, today. It’s my birthday! And I do what I want! Rolling around in the leaves is so much more fun.”

Happy 14th Birthday, Lexi!

2018

The Dog Days of Summer*

Damn, it is hot! The last few days, we had temperatures of 106ºF (41ºC) here in the northern part of the DFW Metroplex. The next few days suppose to reach 108/109ºF (42/43ºC), before we get a break and hopefully some rain. Every night, when I water my home garden I also refill the bird baths. One of them, I put lower to the ground. The bunnies and other critters need water in this heat, too. My pets are “lazy” all day, and they won’t move a muscle until 7 PM. When I tell Lexi and Luis to go for a short potty break outside, they look at me as I had stolen their milk bones. Lexi goes in our bedroom, while Luis cools off on our leather couch.

*Original meaning behind “The Dog Days of Summer”:
When Sirius (the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major/Greater Dog, therefore called “The Dog Star”, rises with the Sun on those hot Summer mornings, we call the days from early July until the End of September “The Dog Days of Summer”.

2018

Finley (2007 – 2017)

It has been a year, since Finley walked across the rainbow bridge to meet his buddy Ranger on the other side. Yes, it has been a year already. And it is still very hard for us to accept that he’s not with us anymore. *sigh* … I made a little collage of remembering Finley.

R.I.P. Best cat, who thought he was a dog!

2018

T.G.I.F.

Since we had a holiday on Wednesday, the week went by quick. But it was very busy. I’m glad the weekend has arrived. And now, we all can chill. On the other hand, Chewbacca looked at me like: “What??? It’s already Friday, again? Daddy will work in the kitchen. And he will make too many noises sanding the cabinets. Oh boy, there goes my weekend!” 😀

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“What are you saying? It’s already Friday, again?”
2018

Joshua On The Prowl

Sneaky Joshua got out the door, when Sara let the dogs in the backyard this morning. First he checked out the neighbor’s yard. But when he heard Sara playing outside, he came right back. Two birds sat on our roof. Joshua wouldn’t be a cat, if he was not on one of his hunting sprees. So, he climbed up the tree and jumped on top the roof. Of course, the birds were smart and flew off. Joshua used the opportunity of his freedom and stayed on a roof a little bit longer, before he came done the tree and jumped in my arms.

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Joshua enjoys his outdoor freedom on our roof.