Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Friday, January 15, 2021

STORY FOR FELINE FRIDAY

 Remembering this story from February, 2012

MOLLY OR QUEEN


My sister called shortly before dark Monday evening to share their unfolding adventure.  It seems an unfamiliar cat was trapped in a tree in their backyard.  It was frightened and crying.  My brother-in-law had made several attempts to rescue the feline at the exclusion of climbing up himself to retrieve it.  He has a heart condition and this would not have been a wise move. 


Sis told me her spouse was on his way to the fire department to see if they would or could help  They could not and would not.  So much for the stories of firemen rescuing stranded cats.  All they could do was suggest placing an open can of cat food at the base of the tree to entice the cat down.


There was a lot of unrest in their household watching the cat and keeping an eye on their dog each time he went out so he wouldn't eat the cat food. Plus they imagined the food would attract all kinds of critters into their yard during the night.  The next morning the stranded cat was still huddled in the tree with untouched cat food on the ground.

After searching google for possible answers to the dilemma they decided on calling a tree trimmer.  The man came out and using his proper equipment for tree climbing, rescued the cat.  The tree man gently placed the saved cat on the ground.  The beautiful calico sniffed the food then turned haughtily and walked away to what we assume was the direction of her home.  My sister who had planned on having this rescued cat in her life forever since it would feel such a sense of gratitude, was offended as, after all their trouble and expense, the cat just walked away.  "Bitch" my sister muttered.  

Thus arrived the question of what do you call a female cat.  Everyone knows a female dog is a bitch and a male cat is a Tom.  Does everyone know that a female cat is either called a Queen or a Molly?  This one was undoubtedly a Queen.  She did not bother to run away, she simply departed at her own pace very regally without so much as a "by your leave".

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 01-13-2021

 

Prompts provided by Charlotte/Mother Owl's Musings

Slowly
Sign
Metallic
Agreement
Reality
Flash


And/or

Tomorrow
Artificially
Protested
Sea
Stump
Labour

 

MORE THAN PETS by Granny Annie

Madeline had to get out of bed slowly to avoid any sign of dizziness. She also wanted to rid her mouth of that horrible metallic taste. Two large dogs seemed to be in agreement for slowing her down. They helped support the reality of the situation appearing in front of Madeline in a flash . It was their job to keep her from rising too quickly.

Was it possible tomorrow could be a better day? She smiled artificially at her sweet pups
and the way they
protested her movements. Madeline's heart broke as her head began to sway. She felt she was riding sea waves once more.


Would her doctors always be
stumped by her undiagnosed illness? Now she simply faced another day of labor/labour as her dear support friends monitored her every step out of the room and into another tedious day.


 

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

TUESDAY FUN

 "I bought some powdered water, but I don't know what to add."










 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Friday, January 08, 2021

BACK TO THE VET

Nine days ago Frankie had the little tumor removed from her snout.  Today the trip was for Frankie but when the van pulls out, both dogs must go. Slim watched the back and Frankie kept and eye on the front. We had Frankie's stitches removed and the report was back on the biopsy.  

Benign !



 

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 01-06-2021

 

The prompts for WFW this month are provided by Charlotte (Mother Owl).  These are some good ones.

Centuries
Clock
Circle
Toasting
Murmurs
Field


and/or

Ashtray
Sunshine
Thunder
Corner
Animal
Savouring


RESTORING FREEDOM by Granny Annie

 



A small group of tiny rebel elves let by Copper took shelter under a large mushroom. They were in shock after thinking about their homes of centuries threatened to crumble in front of them. The clock was truly running out on their lives of freedom They had enjoyed the forest without enemies. Now Jerome was their enemy and had sold them out. He was enjoying his new circle of friends. He was toasting the fools that had influenced and lied to him about the importance of forming a government. The elf army heard the murmurs of Jerome's craziness as they sought shelter in the field.


Copper announced that it was time to dump that ashtray of corrupt, crooked elves that only worked for what would benefit them. It was time for soft sunshine to embrace everyone once again but first they had to behave like loud thunder.


Jerome, surrounded by his allies, stood on the podium demanding the elves come out of hiding and follow him. He had a lot of promises. He would see that they all benefited by his leadership. It would only require them to pay this newly formed government a huge annual salary of nuts, herbs and mint clover. This type of demand would empty the coffers of the elves and leave them in starvation.


A rumbling could be heard in the distance. Copper led her group of rebel elves around the corner of the gathering place. She was like a wild animal as she and her small army charged Jerome savoring every bite of his evil and that of his foul cohorts. Their power was gone and the elf homes and lives were saved.


THE END or is it THE BEGINNING?

 


 

Saturday, January 02, 2021

FIRST LAUGH

 My grandson Michael sent me this sign.  I laughed so hard.  My first good laugh of the New Year😄


 

Friday, January 01, 2021

FULL OF PROMISE

 Happy sparkly, shiny, blank canvas, hopeful, brand spankin' NEW YEAR!

We are getting snow and ice on top of left over snow from 2020

I started my new 5 year diary my son and his family gave me for Christmas.

Slim and Frankie then Frankie and Slim as they have grown. My new blog heading.

So happy my daughter gave me this portable phone charger.  I might need it today.

 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 12-30-2020

 

Thank you Elephant's Child for the way you keep this weekly practice going.  These were definitely interesting prompts to close out 2020 and the photo provided is lovely.  Next month we will look forward to the prompts provided by Charlotte (Mother Owl).

Diverse

Universe

Reverse

Terse

Nurse

Rehearse


and/or


Photo


LUNCH BREAK by Granny Annie

Exhausted, the COVID nurse sat on the hillside watching the sun caresses the universe with prisms of light. Joyfully this created a diverse kind of architecture to turn her thoughts in a reverse direction. She could now rehearse her return to the hospital ward with less terse responses toward the demands of the ill patients. This beautiful scene was a reminder that the whole world was also praying for her.


 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

FUN FACTS AND FUNNY CARTOON

These are stolen from OBSERVATIONS OF THE GRAND LAKE BUM, a monthy publication in our area.

 

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RANDY KREHBIEL’S RANDOM FACTOID OF THE WEEK: The FBI described the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” as Communist propaganda.

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FUN FACT OF THE WEEK: You don’t need a parachute to go skydiving. You need a parachute to go skydiving twice.

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BEST FACEBOOK POST OF THE WEEK: Today I learned the average person consumes 9 alcoholic drinks per week. Today i also learned that I am above average.

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BEST SIGN SEEN THIS WEEK: I had my patience tested. I’m negative.

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TWEET OF THE WEEK: The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors.

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BEST PUN OF THE WEEK: What do you call a wreath made out of $100 bills? Aretha Franklins.  

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OBSERVATION OF THE WEEK: At 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2021, for the first time ever, hindsight will actually be 2020.

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FEEL-OLD MOMENTS OF THE WEEK: Are you old enough to have been a fan of the television series M*A*S*H? If so, would it make you feel any older to realize that Klinger (Jamie Farr) is now 86. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan (Loretta Swit) is 83. If that’s not enough, actress, philanthropist and St. Jude’s spokesperson Marlo Thomas (yes, “That Girl”) is also 83. And yes, she’s still married to legendary talk show host Phil Donahue. He is 85. They have now been married for 40 years.

 

I picked the cartoon for today.


 

 

Monday, December 28, 2020

QUESTION OF THE WEEK 12-28-2020

 Outside of family members, who was your greatest role model as a child?

Sunday, December 27, 2020

A DAY WITH MOTHER

 TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and TV Channel GRIT gave me lots of my Mother's favorite shows. I watched all of them that I could yesterday and they made me feel like I was sitting next to my Mom.  She could never get enough of John Wayne and neither can I. We loved the original TRUE GRIT and THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE.




We also enjoyed Mother's all time favorite, Humphrey Bogart and Kathrine Hepburn in THE AFRICAN QUEEN.

Plus she loved Clint Walker so we saw him yesterday in NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY.



And the day went on of favorites as we made plans for what we would watch together today.  It is wonderful having her spirit next to me.

What are some of your favorite old movies...especially starring John Wayne?

Friday, December 25, 2020

HAPPY APPROACH TO A NEW YEAR

 MERRY CHRISTMAS 2020

 

 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021
 

I am so happy to be celebrating these days with all my blog friends.  Wishing each of you the happiest of holidays and the wonders of hope for the upcoming new year.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

ANOTHER EARLY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

 My daughter and son-in-law arrived yesterday with a delicious lunch, fabulous dessert and thrilling gifts. The lunch casserole was my mother's recipe for chicken casserole and the dessert was a recipe of mine for chocolate wafer covered wagon. And yes, I got a gift of my daughter's quilling which I had wished for.

 

What can be in this giant box?

So heavy Kit had to carry it in.

I named my new coffee maker Cupper.


This Gnome I named Tink Quill. Chelle made this!! 

Daughter and Mommy

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 12-23-2020

 

Prompts provided by Elephant's Child this week.

 

Celebration

Birth

Bells

Majesty

Small

Forgotten


and/or


Bay

Half

Hope

Sister

Book

Hunt


In honor of Jo Wake the word Dragon


OUR ANNIVERSARY by Granny Annie


Ours was a quiet celebration on this day 21 years ago. I could not have even dreamed that this marriage would be the birth of a long awaited relationship. There were no bells at the County Court House but we could hear the Christmas sounds all over the city as if they were just for the majesty of this new adventure in our lives. It was a small group of just me, Ron, the Unitarian minister in his jogging suit and some office witnesses called at the last minute. The judge we requested had already left for his Christmas vacation. Yes it was certainly a day that will never be forgotten.


Ron and I had known each other for one year. We met on the internet researching our genealogy. We held each other at bay the best we could for almost the first half of the year. He was in California recovering from a heart attack, and I was in Oklahoma. His real home was in Kansas. Before long, our correspondence lead us to have hope this would be more than a search for our ancestries. We were not related but we were both Irish.


The first time we met in person, we had already fallen in love. There was no turning back. However our families did not fall in love as quickly. To them Ron was a dragon, rising out of ashes into our lives. Thankfully my sister gave her stamp of approval the first time she met Ron. My adult children and my parents grew fond of him, though they feared my decisions since I had made enough poor choices to fill a book. . It took our then small grandchildren only minutes to fall in love with this new grandfather. He had stories to tell and songs to sing and as they grew they respected the way he worked them like he had his Navy sailors, always looking out for their safety.


I wasn't really on the hunt, but thankfully God knew I needed this man in my life and sent Prince Charming to me through my computer. I only wish God would have let me keep him longer. Happy Heavenly Anniversary my dear.

 


 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

LOTS OF FUN

 A few more Christmas cartoons.  Snowballs favorite.




Weekend Christmas with the family. Actually here and not on Zoom.  Grandson Dillon was the portrait photographer.  Such Joy!


Granddaughter-in-law Courtney

Granddaughter Beth

Son Tandy Bill

Me

Grandson Dillon - photographer

Grandson Tandy Ryan (Home from Navy)

Me again.