Sunday, January 15, 2017

Short Sweet Snow in January 2017

Last weekend we were expecting 6" to 10" of snow in Cary/Raleigh, NC which would've been nice, instead we got little snow and too much rain..ice.  We still enjoyed our three whole inches. lol  We put extra food out for the critters and the pups really enjoyed it, it seems to energize them!  As for us, it was so pretty to see.  I don't think I would be happy having snow for more than a week.  I guess it's because at heart I'm a Florida girl. :)    

I'm curious, are you living in the state you truly desire or does your heart desire somewhere different? If so, where?

here's our pups with their boy Kyle.
make sure to turn up the volume so you can hear Kyle laughing and Rambo barking. :)



video





Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017!


Happy new year!  Hope everyone enjoyed their first day of 2017.  We stayed home to bring in the new year with lots of food, cards & board games and it was so much fun.  We even had fireworks close by. :) 
Did you stay in or go to a celebration or do you have any new year's eve traditions that you follow?

Happy 2017!  Hope the year brings you much happiness and joy!  

This is a happy 2016 memory to share with you. :)
This is a precious young bird that flew into our sliding glass door.
My son immediately went to help it.  He held it for a few minutes until it was ready to fly again.




We think it's a part of the Warbler family.




Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve!  I've been baking, spending time with family, wrapping gifts and listening to Christmas music!  I turn it up loud and dance in the kitchen..it's the best, our pups even love it!  
Merry Christmas to you!




Love is what it's all about..

Roxy enjoying an early present.


This is how I roll when it comes to baking. haha
however, I will make my Chocolate Raspberry cake from scratch :)

These are sooo gooood!
They're my dad and hubby's favorite. :)



sweet memories...

Love you so much, Mom & Dad...

Friday, December 16, 2016

Backyard Fox

This cute fox was in our backyard just a couple of days before Thanksgiving.  He or she was on the move and I was taking pics through our sliding glass doors.  We're aware of a fox den not far from our home, which is sad because we live in the city and the roads are busy.  
About a month ago our son was coming home around 1 a.m. and saw a deceased fox in the road.  He pulled over and moved him to under a tree.  He told us that he could hear another fox crying not far away.  Their den is nearby where the fox was found, so the others were probably watching my son.  Here in Cary if you call and report there's an animal on the road or roadside they will come and pick it up.  We now have that number in all of our cell phones.
As far as our cute visitor, I sure enjoyed watching him or her...absolutely beautiful.
what a sweet face




love those eyes and ears


look how well camouflaged 

he must be eating suet, birdseed and maybe a few peanuts





Thursday, December 8, 2016

Animals Deserve Better

Have you ever read or heard a story of animal abuse and wish you could ignore it or wished you had never heard it?  It would be easier to not think about it, but then who would be their voice?  We need to know what is happening and how bad it is so we don't ignore how animals are being abused.  Animals that are pets, animals that are being consumed for food, animals being bred illegally just for a few dollars or given away for free on Craigslist.  A lot of these animals end up being used for fighting or for bait which is what cats and smaller dogs are used for, I can't stand the thought of this.  
I'm not a good person to help at shelters, I would be crying too much and trying to bring them all home. :(  This is probably why I've always made donations of some sort and also help spread the word to people that animals sometimes need a helping hand and not to ignore them if you see them struggling on the side of the road or in a backyard being abused or in a hot car...please don't ignore, just call for help.  Everyone can make a difference.  Even signing online petitions, it's not easy to read these stories I know, but it's a start to helping animals.  I can't believe I still eat meat, I don't eat much and we no longer eat Butterball.  I've called more than one large corporation to make them aware that I've seen the videos of animal abuse on their farms, not really farms, really prisons and that my family will no longer buy their products.  It's sad when all they care about is money.

As far as wildlife, I know it's easy to become frustrated with them at times.  Maybe if we put ourselves in their shoes then maybe we would understand wanting to build a nest in that chimney because we want to keep our family warm.  Maybe they feel frustrated with humans for invading their space because we do each and every day.
Shortly after moving to NC a man here in Cary was arrested for tying a young Siberian Husky to a tree and stabbing him several times with a sword.  The neighbor called 911 and the dog's cries were recorded in the call.  He was sentenced to 100 days in jail.  What do you think, is 100 days enough?  I personally feel there should be fines, jail time and counseling and ordered to never own or work around animals.  

Hope I didn't bring anyone down today.  I know there's a lot of good people out there helping animals, but there's never too many.  Rescues for domestic and wildlife accept all types of donations including food, old towels, paper towels, crates, etc.. So, if you're planning to pay a visit why not ask your neighbors, family, friends at church or work to make a donation as well. :)    

Here is the video from The LAD Bible that sparked my post.  
Please watch, it's very short, it shows two rescue pups becoming best friends. :)

https://www.facebook.com/LADbible/videos/2991534620893708/?pnref=story


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bath time for Robins

Yesterday morning our backyard was full of Robins all wanting to take a bath at the same time.  You can see, by their expressions, that some weren't too happy to share the tub. :)  It looks like they may be family. ha ha