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A new member of the family--Oscar!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

So yesterday after I got back from riding Shooter, hubby tells me the neighbor called. Her daughter had rescued a feral kitten from her work, and they were looking for a home. They had said it was maybe 2-3 weeks old (!). I was kind of hesitant, but then later, we went over and let her know we were interested. At that point, it actually sounded like the daughter was going to keep him, but then today, she said her other cats weren't happy about it. So now we have a new baby. :-)

He's probably more like about 4-5 weeks old--very active, but his eyes are still bluish-grey. He ate like a horse--almost an entire can of wet food! He's very opinionated and vocal, and a real sweetie who loves to be petted. Meet Oscar!







We have him in a large crate with litter box, food, water and bed. It's the best way to keep him safe, and let the other kitties adjust and get used to him. He'll be in there for the next few days while we are at work, but he'll have lots of Mom and Dad playtime after we get home. I'll call the vet tomorrow to make an appointment to get him checked and started on his vacs. He seems really happy and healthy, and I'm so glad he's part of our family now. :-)

  
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GLC2009 2/23/2014 7:23PM

    cute cute cute.


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LOPEYP 6/14/2013 11:59AM

    What a sweetie! Congrats on the new member of your family!!

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DEBSZOO74 6/13/2013 1:07AM

    Congratulations on the new kitty! He's a cutie! I love his name, too! emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 6/12/2013 12:50AM

    aw...I want him. I love his white mittens

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CATLADY52 6/10/2013 3:11PM

    He is so cute. I'm sure he will fit in nicely. emoticon

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MSBEKANATOR 6/10/2013 3:07PM

    What a cute kitten! You were definitely blessed with this addition. :) I am so glad he found a good home.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/10/2013 12:36PM

    Sweet face!

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NATPLUMMER 6/10/2013 11:44AM

    So cute!!!!

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TXGRANDMA 6/10/2013 1:15AM

    Awwww! He is so adorable! Just a beautiful kitten! He has a wise look in his eyes in spite of his young age, poor baby has probably been through a lot. So glad that he now has a good, safe, loving home with you!
I have a friend who has a cat she named Oscar. What a cute name! Looking forward to hearing more about Oscar and seeing more pictures of him as he grows! emoticon emoticon

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DARINGR8LY 6/9/2013 11:48PM

    That is awesome. Your Oscar looks so cute! It makes me happy knowing he is part of a good and loving family.

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PONYFARMER 6/9/2013 10:56PM

    Oh I so love Oscar and his name. I too have a new kitty but mine is a bit older. I had better do a blog about her. Oscar looks like he loves the accommodation's at your house. I bet that couch is much softer than what he came from.

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So wonderful that you have given this boy and new lease on life and a chance finally to have a forever home.

EDIT: I forgot to correct my spelling, oops! emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/9/2013 10:57:49 PM

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Happy Trails

Friday, April 05, 2013

I had such a nice day! I'm really liking that I now have a really short work day on Fridays. I took advantage today and went to Boot Barn for some new jeans. Of course, I also ended up with a lovely pair of boots too. And a cell phone case to match. ;-)

So I took some pics while I was out and about. I'll probably take some more tomorrow. But Shooter and I had a great ride. We mostly went through town today. Tomorrow we'll go down to the wildlife preserve, so I hope to have more pics then. :-)

Shooter-Pie!


Ready to go.


Saddle up!


Happy trails in Norco! :-)

  
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TXGRANDMA 4/15/2013 7:42PM

    Shooter's winter coat is like my Lexi's winter coat.........the gold part turns white with her winter hair. She is almost shed out now, so the gold is coming back, and you can now tell that she is a Palomino Paint. I love the head shot of him, it shows what a gorgeous head he truely has! Keep the photos of your adventures coming!

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RAKASHA 4/8/2013 8:48PM

    What a pretty horse! Good you have time to ride on Fridays now!

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TWEETYKC00 4/8/2013 1:24PM

    Shooter is beautiful! I bet you have plenty of fun out riding.

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GOPINTOS 4/8/2013 12:36PM

    Loved this! Keep 'em coming! I love trail ride photos!

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PONYFARMER 4/7/2013 6:02PM

    Love that lasts picture of his head to the side. Well taken. You are going to have a blast with that boy. I will be thinking of you two on the trail, as I lay in bed recovering from knee surgery. But it will be an incentive to get healed and get back in the saddle myself. WooHoo!

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SILENTPAWZ 4/6/2013 1:06PM

    Buteafull, he's palomino. He's still shedding out his winter coat, so he'll get a darker golden color as summer comes.

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LOPEYP 4/6/2013 5:11AM

    Great fun!

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LOPEYP 4/6/2013 5:11AM

    Great fun!

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LOPEYP 4/6/2013 5:11AM

    Great fun!

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LOPEYP 4/6/2013 5:11AM

    Great fun!

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LOPEYP 4/6/2013 5:11AM

    Great fun!

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BUTEAFULL 4/6/2013 2:39AM

    I can't tell if he's white or palomino, which is it?


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YOUNGNSMYLIE 4/6/2013 12:14AM

    Love the pictures! Looks wonderful.

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DARINGR8LY 4/5/2013 11:40PM

    Lovely pictures of Shooter and a lovely day. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 4/5/2013 11:29PM

    What a great day out!

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CKSCARBERRY1 4/5/2013 11:26PM

  Sounds like a good day

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He's almost mine!

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Presenting the saga of Shooter.

As some may know, I lost my sweet old Tennessee Walker, Spike a couple of weeks ago. He was retired and had been having lameness issues for a while. I found him dead in his stall--he went down and wasn't able to get back up. I was devastated. :*(

So like a week later, on a whim, I was browsing some online horse classifieds. saw quite a few that were OK, could work, might be worth checking out. Then I saw him. A beautiful dappled palomino quarter horse. Amazing trail horse. Right age, right price. And flashy. I had even commented to my husband that after so many dark brown/black horses, I wouldn't mind getting an appy or paint or something flashy. So I sent an email through the site.

By the next day, I was obsessed. Since I hadn't heard back, I called the number listed to arrange an appointment. I got a call back like 30 minutes later, but lost it. Called again and left a message. Then I got an email from the classified site--"sale pending".

I was crushed. I figured that was it, he was sold.

Then, 20 minutes later, I got a call. Shooter was available as the pending sale was way below the asking price. So I went to see him.

What an incredibly sweet, laid back horse! I had been having amazing vibes from the start--like I'd only felt when I found my most awesome horse ever, and it just continued. He only wants to be on the trail--doesn't care for arena work. That's what I was looking for--and I don't have an arena, so we'll be on the trail all the time. ;-)

I met the owner today to place a deposit, and it turned out that we work in the same industry, and have many business contacts in common---amazing!

The vibes on this have been so powerful from the start--I am so looking forward to many happy years with Shooter. He comes home for good on Tuesday. :-)

These are pics from his ad--you can see why I was smitten.







EDIT: Just wanted to add that he's 7 years old and 15.2 hands (though he seems bigger because he's built like a tank!).

  
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SJHARRIS53 1/21/2014 8:23AM

    Shooter is gorgeous! I hope you have already enjoyed many trail miles together!

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TXGRANDMA 4/15/2013 7:38PM

    He is such a gorgeous horse! How often does it happen that the exact horse you want is right there in front of you? It is meant to be! Huge Congrats on finding him, and hope you have many happy hours on the trail! emoticon emoticon

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PONYFARMER 4/7/2013 5:59PM

    He is gorgeous and I can very much see why you fell in love. How old is he? And how many hands is he.

I am so sorry for you loss on Spike. I too went thru that when Glory died at Greg's. Since I no longer needed to live where my horse could live, I moved closer to work. But I am again on a horse ranch, so I could have one here. I need to get my knee fixed before that can happen however.

Nice job on finding that handsome boy! emoticon

Being Irish and since it is the ONLY thing we horse people have to put on our pages that says horse, here is to many long and happy rides down the trail.

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DARINGR8LY 2/9/2013 12:03PM

    He is lovely. I am so happy for you.

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NATPLUMMER 2/9/2013 9:28AM

    He is a handsome boy!!

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SNOWFILLY 2/9/2013 8:12AM

    That is so cool!!! He is beautiful!! I am so happy that you feel a connection with him. It gives you a bond that is just so wonderful!!! emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 2/9/2013 6:46AM

    it's Karma you were meant to find Shooter

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LOPEYP 2/9/2013 5:39AM

    Congrats! I am glad that it worked out. He's beautiful!

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Fun in the garden

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Well, on this beautiful fall day, I had an urge to plant stuff, and so I did. :-)

First I planted an awesome herb garden in a new stacked-pot thing I got recently. I'm quite pleased with the results:





Planted a good variety--rosemary, sage, parsley, two kinds of chives, oregano, two kinds of thyme, and basil in a separate pot. Also planted some hot peppers, tomatoes, a gardenia shrub and a sunflower plant.



Hope they all do well! It's late in the season, but with our generally mild weather, they should do OK for the most part. :-)

  
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BUTEAFULL 11/4/2012 2:13AM

    I need to buy some potting mix and repot some of my plants into larger containers before the cold hits
BTW love your container emoticon

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FENWAYGIRL18 11/3/2012 7:56PM

    getting cold here now so i miss my garden sooooooooooooo much thanks for sharing your pics!

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ARNETTELEE 11/3/2012 7:16PM

  Great garden! Wish I were as successful as you!

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NATPLUMMER 11/3/2012 6:50PM

    Everything looks great :-)

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YOGACHEF 11/3/2012 6:50PM

    Awesome! I love gardens!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 11/3/2012 6:49PM

    Beautiful!!

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Pic of my necklace

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Here's a pic of the fun little necklace my friend sent me--for those days when I'm feeling 'piratey', she said, LOL. It's more sort of Hindu-y, but I just love all the little charms and things. It looks like something Captain Jack would wear. :-)

  
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LUNADRAGON 5/24/2012 7:36PM

    I like it! I do I really do :)

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TIKTOCK 1/16/2012 12:19AM

    I know this comment is a little late, but I LOVE that necklace! That is so something I would wear. :)

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BUTEAFULL 12/17/2011 6:46PM

    ARR Matey you got the loot alright

pretty nice necklace thanks for posting a photo of it emoticon

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HJFOGARTY 12/17/2011 6:10PM

    very nice - thanks for sharing - looks fun!

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NATPLUMMER 12/17/2011 6:10PM

    That is great!! :-)

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SPARKVAMPY2012 12/17/2011 3:22PM

    Oh that is a cute necklace.

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