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.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Fourth of July

My First Fourth of July in my new home in Florida.
It was very quiet, spent alone with the cats, relieved there was no booming of fireworks all night.
I think they might be tightly controlled here ... it was even more quiet than in Upstate New York !
The cats and I hung out on the lanai with just stars for light, classical music and dreams.. I am always plotting and planning. It is good to plan .. even little bitty plans. It keeps you looking Forward and not getting mired in the Past or even the Now.

I slept well... this might have something to do with cats that left the room when they woke instead of staying on the bed and bickering.
Minette likes a snuggle for about 2 seconds then she has to hop down and go prowl, full of energy little girl.
Merlin is my 'snuggler' ... not only does he feel fabulous to cuddle up to but he will just ramp up the purring and lay there like a large limp hairy baby .. at my mercy .. kissing and snuggling and whispering love words. He seems to eat it up.

Sweet huge Honey isn't a 'snuggler', not much , she likes to be petted then she wants to get on with the day .. I am surprised, my mom was always cuddling a cat ..
But Honey shows her love and affection in other ways and I am just glad she is here.

So the morning dawned bright and clear and quiet ... super quiet.
Summer has arrived.


  1. There are more ways to celebrate the Fourth than noise and gunpowder.
    What better day could there be to look forward?

  2. I might have spoken too soon as tonight might be the noisy night .. but that is ok. All a part of the 4th of July :)

  3. Dearest Candice,
    Happy 4th of July to you in Florida!
    Indeed, tonight is the fireworks and it always worries me because of pets.
    Sending you hugs,

  4. Happy 4th of July from a little north of you, in South Carolina!

    Fireworks bother me these days because one of my dogs is frightened by them. But not too frightened to accept half a grilled hamburger as a treat after

  5. Our kitties seem to manage fireworks quite well - we shut the shutters which helps a lot.
    Your 4th of July seems like a good one - making plans and looking forward...but it's still not a bad thing to think about the past too, and be grateful.


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