Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CATCH UP NOT KETCHUP

1.)
My friend Janet surprised me with a nice warm flannel jacket. She made this for me with her own two little hands (and her sewing machine) as a gift for no reason other than our friendship.  How nice is that?!


2.)  
Mama David lives.  How can I explain that my cat which was eulogized a while back for being run over by a car, is actually alive and well? Chewbacca Kitten had looked and acted just like Mama David since the beginning.  Chewy was very elusive and I had not been able to catch her to have her spayed.  Finally I did and learned that the cat I took to the vet for spaying was Mama David.  It was her identical daughter Chewbacca that was struck and killed by a car.  Kind of a  happy/sad tale.  Mama David is resurrected.  She is also much nicer since she was spayed. I have changed the memorial photo for Chewy's short 4 months of life.

CHEWBACCA RIP April 14, 2014 to August 1, 2014
The other siblings turned six months old yesterday and are due their neutering next.  Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia (both boys) and Han Solo and Yoda, both girls. Hope I don't go broke before they all are fixed.


3.)  
I was able to light the pilot on my furnace all by myself.  The cold came in and I called my son to come 160 miles round trip and light the pilot for me until I realized I should be able to do such things myself and I did.  I told him he did not need to come after all because "I am woman, hear me roar!" and he said "No surprises there.  I have been hearing you roar for 44 years."  LOL


4.)  
The neighborhood vultures are standing wait at the back of my field.  I hope it isn't me they are looking for in eager anticipation of their next meal. 

At least they aren't circling.

48 comments:

  1. The red flannel jacket is perfect for a woman who roars. :) What a nice thing for your friend to do.
    I love the story about the cats.

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    1. JEANIE, I am willing to bet money that you can roar too!

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  2. You go Annie!!! and keep moving with those vultures close.

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    1. CHANGES IN THE WIND, oh you are so right! I will try to keep moving and stay ahead of the vultures.

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  3. Very nice jacket--cozy. It is surprising what we can accomplish for ourselves when we have to, but also nice to have help around the house sometimes. My brother-in-law came last weekend and got a number of little projects accomplished.

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    1. OLGA HEBERT, my friend Janet can work miracles with a sewing machine. I am proud to own one of her creations. I had special helpers too. My son and two grands helped me a lot this weekend.

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    1. GIGIHAWAII, I am happy that you liked it.

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  5. What an awesome gift!
    Cats have a lot of lives... but you might need new glasses, Deary...lol.! Taking the term "light'm up" to a new level, I see...

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    1. BRIGHID, you are definitely right about needing new glasses. Lol In all fairness david is a small cat and her daughter Chewbacca was large for 4 month old so it was difficult to tell them apart. Yes the gift is a treasure.

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  6. Great friendship for such a lovely gift. IT will warm your body and your heart. You are the example for all cats are gray in the dark. Maybe spaying them will reduce the numbers that you have! We all need to take on more tasks that we leave to our spouses and you have reminded me of that!

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    1. TABOR, I do a lot of things these days that I was ready to take on before Ron died. It was good to pay attention and learn some tasks but I didn't want to light the furnace because the gas frightens me. Still I manage to do it and that's what counts. I am hoping to neuter all my cats so that I can keep these six and not have to worry about more litters.

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  7. #1 So sweet of your friend to that for you.

    #2 Sorry for Chewy, but glad for Mama David. I hate losing pets.

    #3 Good for you. I can't imagine having to light a furnace in October in Florida, but I'm glad you were able to do it.

    #4 Your vulture story makes me laugh.
    When my daughters were little, we'd sit on the deck of our old house and talk. Our neighbors a couple of houses down had this dead tree in their yard and one day it was full of turkey vultures. I told my girls they'd better move otherwise the turkey vultures would get them.

    I'm so bad.

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    1. CUBE, I am pleased that you enjoyed the post and I'm not sure that I should be happy you like the vultures waiting for me. Lol When do you light the furnace in Florida, or do you?

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  8. Annie:

    I am so sorry about Chewbacca but I can't help being overjoyed that our David is still among the living.You know she was always a favorite of mine.

    The jacket your friend made is a beautiful color for you. It is very flattering with your coloring.

    Funny about the pilot light. My son, Steve, was here yesterday and offered to light my pilot in the gas fireplace and when I told him I had already done it he said he was very proud of me. I was never very mechanical but have learned a lot of things since Roy passed away.

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    1. NANCY. guess we can both roar and so can Mama David.

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  9. Love the jacket .. the cat story was interesting.. and I'm so glad you could light the furnace yourself..

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    1. ANCIENT ONE, the jacket is a treasure and I always have cat stories plus I often enjoy roaring when I manage another obstacle.

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  10. What a sweet and handy gift and you look great in red. Btw, you ARE woman and I can hear you roar from here! ;)

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    1. ILEANA, you roar too and look like a lioness when you do.

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  11. What a great color for your new jacket - and a wonderful gift from your friend. It will warm your heart as well as your body. (Of course, it's good to have the furnace, too - good for you!)

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    1. BARB, as the weather keeps cooling, I love my red jacket more and more.

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  12. I am totally confused now...but...I'm sad that Chewy is no longer with you; and on the other hand I'm happy Mama David is still with you.

    What a thoughtful friend you have in Janet. :)

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    1. LEE, sorry to confuse you. I stay pretty confused.

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  13. Gifts, "just because" are always the best and most appreciated.
    Bizarre but kind of neat about Mama David.Glad spaying her has helped.
    Sorry now for Chewy as she was not even mourned at the time.
    Odd about the vulture picture. That is what my next Monday's post is about.

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    1. ARKANSAS PATTI, Your vulture post was fantastic.

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  14. Oh I don't think I'd like having vultures in my back yard. Nice story about the cats...good for Mother David but sorry about her offspring. Lovely jacket...lovely friend.

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    1. PAT MACKENZIE, my Davide cat is a lot less confused now that I am calling her by the correct time.

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  15. What a lovely thing to do for you. Sad about the kitty though, she looks beautiful.

    As long as you can run for cover don't worry about the vultures.

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    1. WINIFRED, you give me too much credit. I can't run anywhere. LOL

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  16. all except the vultures are good...sorry about Chewy and the vultures probably found something else interesting

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    1. BRITE MIST, if you want a great vulture story, read Arkansas Patti New SiXy post.

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  17. Nice jacket.
    Poor kitty.
    Hooray for David.
    Boo to vultures.
    The vet should give you a deep discount.

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    1. KENJU, check, check, check, check.

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  18. Very brave of you to light the furnace on your own. I would not dare.
    That jacket looks warm and cozy. You have good friends.

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    1. MUNIR, I did worry about the gas.

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  19. Nice job, n looks toasty! I prefer flannel.
    Surprised about the mistaken kitty ID, but glad she's doing better!
    I've learned to do so much myself, people don't believe when I ask them for help- You're almost there!
    Well at least vultures help clean up!
    I was here unable to load comments yesterday.

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    1. SNAGGLE TOOTH, it would be kind of hard to a picture how the roads would be if it werent for vultures taking care of the road kill.

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  20. OMG, your son is hilarious!!! I'm impressed about the pilot light, happy/sad about your kitty, and I doubt the vultures would want to eat you...because you're one tough lady!

    I am so impressed with people who can make things - sew, paint, etc.

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    1. RIOT KITTY, both of my kids are quite clever. They do make me laugh and so do you!!

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  21. Love that jacket - a lovely gift.

    So glad Mama David is with us, but sorry about Chewbacca.

    This is the kind of week I've had - I read this post and thought I had commented already, but see that I didn't.

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    1. LYNN, you and I seem to be suffering from the same type of dementia. I keep being shocked to find I haven't commented when I'm just sure I have

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  22. I love when we do things we don't expect ourselves to be able to do. yay on lighting the pilot as the nights are getting really chilly now. It was only 35 here this morning! The color of the jacket suits you, Annie. And that is joyous that Mama David is alive, but Chewbacca is not.

    Whenever I come across vultures, I have to admit I'm scared to see what they're after. Most recently, about six of them were harassing a red-tail hawk who had caught a rabbit. After a lot of squawking and fussing, the hawk deferred to the vultures and then a whole new battle began. The vultures were not into sharing.

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    1. TALON, I'm sad about to Chewy but I'm so happy that mama david can have some peace after four litters of kittens. Now she can go through life and enjoy freedom of I big family

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  23. A cozy something from a friend is cozier because it's made with love. :-)

    Pilot lights are a bit scary. I can relate to your anxiety. Kudos to you for doing it yourself!

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    1. SPARKLING RED, you expressed exactly how I feel about my jacket.

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  24. Nice things to hear. Bravo for the boiler!

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  25. Janet is truly a wonderful friend. That is a fabulous shirt she made you. She's a fabulous seamstress.

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