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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ok everyone, I've had some people say that they'd like for me to make blogs more often. So, I've collected a few photos over the past month and will share them with you now. This is my 8 year old cat, Tulsa. I've always been close to my cats, but never as close as what I am to her. When we first got her as a 8 week old kitten, she would sleep on my head. As she got bigger and no longer fit on my head, she slept with her body draped around my neck. Now she sleeps under the covers with me as close to the opening to the covers as she can get. A great deal of time, when I am on my computer, she is laying on my shoulder by my neck. When I am in my recliner in the living room, she is either in my lap or laying on the back of the chair. If she is trying to get my attention at night because she wants under the cover, she takes her paw and taps my nose with it till I raise the covers so that she can get in. This is my Chihuahua, Magic. My sweet Alan bought her for me (she is the only pet that we have ever not rescued) on the one year anniversary of my precious Brownie's passing 9 years ago. Magic will be 8 in July. Her first 5 years with us, she was my dog, only wanted to be with me, would not have anything to do with anyone else. Then about 3 years ago, she started wanting to be with Alan all the time. Sleep with him, be in his power chair with him, in his recliner when he was there, stayed in the bathroom with him when he was on the toilet, followed him from room to room where ever he went. She was always right beside him. She took a vigil on his bed next to him in the last few weeks that he was alive. After he left to be with the Lord, she grieved for about 6 weeks. Now she does not want to leave my side. This is my oldest DD, holding her dog, Junie. We planted this rose in my yard on Father's day, in honor of Alan. DD's and I went to the lake to wade in the water for a bit. We had a difficult time find a spot that I could get down to the water easily. All we could find was this boat ramp. Which I could not stay on because the severe incline of it made my back & hips hurt. So, sadly, we ended up not getting to wade. emoticon Youngest DD walking down to the boat ramp to the water's edge. Junie is checking out all the new smell's. Very calm water on this particular day. It gives me chills to think about all the fish that are bigger then me in that lake! emoticon DD's trying to scope out another place that we could get to the water easily. The lake's dam. I'm thinking that would be a nice picture to paint. Junie is tired, she's had a long hot day....with all her doggie adventures. I short nap on her mom's shoulder is called for, she think's. Junie is "helping" DD drive. DD's at the Chinese restaurant that we ate at after our trip to the lake. emoticon An odd photo of me and oldest DD. Both of us were trying to tell Tammy what button to push in order to take the photo, so neither of our faces were ready for the photo to be taken. emoticon My cat, Gizmo, asking me WHY am I waking him up just to take a photo of him. emoticon This is the stray cat, we call him Grey Kitty, who comes to our house almost every morning for breakfast. It has been 5 years ago now that we first saw him. At that time none of us could get within 8 feet of him. He was scared to death of any human being. But over time, kindness & patients on our part, he begun to trust us little by little as we left food for him in the driveway. The longer he came here to eat, the more trusting he became of us.....we could touch him.....then we could sit down by him....then he would let us pick him up.....then he started coming to the front door for his food....then he would let us bring him in the house....then when we opened the door he walked right in, but would only eat his food right there at the door....NOW he almost falls in the door when I open it and races to the kitchen. When he first started going into the kitchen, he would quickly eat and run back to the door to be let out. NOW he actually lays on our kitchen bar, takes a bath and relaxes before he is ready to go back outside. The smaller dog is Junie, eldest DD's dog. She is a pit bull/mix. The yellow lab is Lacy, she's the neighbor's dog. She weighs 90 pounds. She gets out of their back yard on most days and come's over here....for company I guess. I told her dad that I don't mind her being here, and he comes to get her in the evening when he gets off work. She is a very laid back and sweet dog. My dogs get along well with her, and vice-versa. Lacy & Junie (DD's dog). They LOVE playing together. I have seen them play together for more then 2 hours non-stop. Oldest DD with one of her birthday presents...a cookie jar that says "count your blessing". My SIL with 2 of her Mother's day present, rug and a necklace & earring set. A plant for SIL~it's some kind of Ivy, but I can't remember what kind. emoticon SIL with her Mother's day cake. And last, but not least, a close-up of cake. Obviously it was not professionally made, but I thought that I did a pretty fair job.

Ok everyone, that is it for the show for now. Stay tuned though, and I will make another blog at a later date.

emoticon and emoticon to you all.
~~Starr~~
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  • IMAVISION
    Oh, Starr, I have so enjoyed reading your blog & visiting your page. I hope you are still active here in "Sparkville" & we can get to know one another.

    I see that you live in Oklahoma. My maternal Grandmother was from the Sooner State & we have family living in Broken Arrow.

    God bless!

    Ima
    945 days ago
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    Loved your blog! I miss you in the Chi group. I miss Carol too. It's only me and Nellie now, sometimes Elaine.
    xoxoxo Phyllis emoticon
    2325 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
    It is great that you had a real good day with your daughters and the cake is the best kind because it came from the heart and those cakes are the best. Loved the dogs and cats too.
    2334 days ago
  • CTUPTON
    Starr, I love seeing the photos. This is a real treat! You did a great job. I think you have hidden talent as a photographer!


    More......more pictures, please.


    chris emoticon
    2336 days ago
  • CALIGURRL61
    What great photos! Thank you so much for sharing, God bless you my sweet friend!
    2342 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Starr, your pictures are so neat!! Love seeing all your doggies & kitties, ahd of course, your family!! Great blog!! emoticon
    2342 days ago
  • JANET552
    Thanks for sharing the pictures Starr. I enjoyed seeing and hearing about all the animals. Loved your cake!!
    2343 days ago
  • DANLIN60
    Starr, loved your blog, you should do it on a regular basis. Loved seeing pictures of your girls and of your animals. Your girls are beautiful. Your animals all looked so spoiled, you can tell they come from a home filled with love. You must have made your SIL feel so special with those beautiful gifts and that wonderful cake. You are such a wonderful person Starr, so thoughtful and giving. I love you!! emoticon

    Hugs,

    Danlin
    2343 days ago
  • MARYJOANNA
    You are indeed an animal lover--super!
    2343 days ago
  • FLOWERDALEJEWEL

    Lovely blog Starr, nice to see the menagerie. I have to say your youngest daughter looks so much like her Dad I hope things are looking a little better as time goes on

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    2343 days ago
  • VALLEYSINGLE
    Starr, what a wonderful post. Love the pix - you're surrounded by beautiful critters, two legged and four :)))))
    2343 days ago
  • -WISPY-
    Hey Starr, thanks for telling us about the blog, I never remember to go check these days on the new system.

    Loving your blog and all the photos. Feel like I really know you and family, human and furry now. Good to see you all spending such a happy time together.
    Painting the dam is a great idea. You may find you really enjoy painting if its something you havent tried before.

    Cake looks yummy. Very pretty and one of her favourite colours.

    Hugs Wispy
    2343 days ago
  • JEANNIE27
    Starr:

    Love your blog, so nice to see your DD's, and your animals...luv them all. Tulsa is a beauty queen and Magic, precious. You are a nurturer through and through. May you be as blessed as you bless others.

    Jeannie

    PS: the cake is just lovely.
    2343 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2014 8:16:54 PM
  • CHEBBA
    You are, as always, a star Starr!

    Ever since I've 'known' you you've made such little of yourself and so much of others, yet in so doing it made so much of you without you probably realising it! In this blog there is more of you coming out and, whilst I know things are still hard, you are doing well and you are engaging in life. Your Friends love hearing about you and your photo's give us a greater glimpse, too.

    Keep up with your blogs, status changes and interaction. I love seeing your photos of your lovely pets and family, you come to life when you post them!

    Hugs

    Jo xx
    2343 days ago
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    I like the pictures. I am glad you are doing things with your daughters and other family.
    2343 days ago
  • SAMMIESMOM13
    I loved seeing all your photos Starr. Thanks for posting them. I enjoyed reading your blog too. Your cake decorating is better than mine. I don't do it. LOL.
    2343 days ago
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