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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires, 8 years ago. Life has never been the same since ~ Back in the USA ... life is still not the same !
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

What An Adventure We Had !

 2010 ... February .. My First Blog Post

Summer in Buenos Aires 

Oh to be back in time, to be back to that place, to be with my husband and the Pup.
What an adventure we had !

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Saving Birds ... One at a time

Minette the kitten goes out into the "solarium" every morning to keep an eye on the chipmunks and birds.
The bird feeders are out back and are very busy most days.
I am out in the country so there are various visitors at all times of the day - deer and snapping turtles and the usual gazillion birds and our family of chipmunks and many rabbits ...
I guess there are snakes and definitely spiders and I have been told there are bears and coyotes/wolves.
 ( I am guessing wild dogs before I believe we have coyotes/wolves)

So ... today, having my first cup of coffee.. I see a bird ( bluejay ? robin?) in the yard when suddenly, shockingly to Minette and to me .. a hawk/falcon swooped down and grabbed up the big bird !
Who flapped around and complained but that hawk just kept going !

I .... distressed by it all ... ran out the back door in my pajamas, yelling at the hawk ..
(Candid Camera would have made millions)

Here is the good part of the story -

The hawk dropped the bird.
Who flew over , then away ...
I like to think the flyover was a Thank You to me.


His name is Jack.
He is an older guy. A Gentle Giant. Sweet, loving and a Good Boy.
He has been handed in to a Kill Shelter by his owners. ( may they rot in hell)

Someone please Adopt Jack before it is too late.

Please pass this along, share it , Save Jack.

click on his name to go to the shelter website.


*** Jack has been saved / adopted !! ***

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Problem with getting up early

It is 9:30 am and I have been up for a long time and I am now eating a Macadamia Nut cookie.
The size of a saucer.
Fresh * yesterday* from the local farm stand that specializes in Apple Cider - it is actually an apple farm and fresh baked cookies and pies are specialities also.

So far this morning .....
A baby bird crashed into the living room window.
Mama bird (Robin) was there and they flew away together .. phew !
Baby bird has a headache I betcha.

Minette has stalked and eaten an ant.
I tried to get to it first but who knew tiny kittens moved at the speed of light ?!

I am sitting through caffeine/sugar shakes. Makes typing difficult but I persevere ..

There were Fire sirens this morning. Which is such a sad and anxious sound, isn't it ?

I have to go to PetSmart to get You-know-who some new food and litter and all that fun stuff.
Of course, a new toy will be added to the list.
Which will be fun for about 3 minutes then she will be back to stalking an ant in the sunroom or attacking my feet under the covers or biting my fingers when I scratch her belly or .. well.. you get the picture.

A long day full of sunshine and adventures awaits.

I hope your day is full of the same.
Minette will be sure to alert us to any incoming flying objects ..

See ya later ...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Looking Back - A Beautiful Walk

This was at the corner of our street , where we lived in Buenos Aires.
I took thousands, no, not exaggerating, thousands of photos over the 7 years that we were there.
I am considering making a book of photos.
Even if it is only for me and the family.

Every time I look at a photo, I can see it all in my minds eye.
I can hear the noise, cars honking, people walking and talking, dogs barking,
the sounds of life in Buenos Aires.
I can remember every step of the walk from our apartment, across the street, around the corner and down this street, to the end , where there is a wide flight of stairs down to the next street, and on to the supermarket.  Just going to buy groceries was a beautiful walk. Whatever the season.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We Are Sending Him Birthday Cards .. Every Single One Of Us

His name is Danny Nickerson.
He is battling brain cancer and not winning.
He has a birthday coming.
He will be 6.
We are all sending him Birthday Cards.

Danny Nickerson
PO Box 212
Foxboro Ma. 

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