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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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  1. White tea with lemon.
  2. Cantaloupe prep for dinner.
  3. Peaches literally lived on our back porch all weekend but hasn't been seen today.  I think he knows the vet's hours!
  4. Mr and Mrs House Finch came for lunch.
  5. Laundry....and more laundry.
  6. Socks....not the laundry kind, although he wears long white ones on his back legs!
  7. Mr. Bird.  If I whistle, he sings back!
  8. Two lumps, please.
  9. Almonds, happy in a thrift store container.

52 comments:

  1. I'm sure you've had a busy day but you make it look so cool. Socks looks like he's being paid to stare at you!

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    1. It was pleasantly busy....no agenda and no where to be. :)

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    2. Georgina!!! Guess what was just delivered!?? I'm so excited. I opened the box and nothing exploded! Must
      have been your superb wrapping! haha. The big kids will be over for dinner tomorrow (Wed) and I'm going to let them
      sample everything with us. It will be fun and we'll judge our favorites here with our American palettes and let you know!
      Thanks so much...and yes, flavors I've never heard of here!

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  2. Busy, productive day. Love all your pictures. I'm doing laundry today which means exercise....down the stairs to the laundry room...back up...35 minutes later...down to put them in the dryer...back up....down again to fold...back up... Yep! that's my exercise for today. HaHa.
    I made fresh blackberry pecan scones, but the berries were so ripe, I ended up with purple scones....but they sure tasted good. Almost like berry cobbler. I keep experimenting with scones. Wish could have a cup of tea with you...hugs for a great week.

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    1. My goodness...that's a lot of stairs! I would count that as my workout, too!

      Your scones sound wonderful! Yum! My mouth is watering!

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  3. That Peaches is too smart for his own good. He can't know how much better his life would be if he just allowed you to catch him. My wishing that for my birthday didn't make it happen. Fate just isn't cooperating. Lynne in NC

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    1. We (Peaches and I) practiced eating in the carrier all weekend and he just goes straight in without hesitation now! All I need for him to do is show up during the day. I even got a few little pets and scratches behind his ears. I think he has belonged to someone at some time. What a stinker he is not to show up today! I was positive today was the day! He has also started chatting...quite a talker he is! And he gave me a good punch with his paw last night....left a bruise and swollen spot that I had to ice for a few hours! haha...gee whiz....wasn't expecting that!

      It's going to be soon....

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    2. That was a "Love Punch". You would soon know if he gave you a "Get out of my way" punch. . . . . . just saying.

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    3. I think if he wanted to hurt me he would have had his claws out. But his punch was strong...I was surprised! Half my hand is black and blue!

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  4. I want to reach in and hug that little Socks. How adorable is he. The photo of the finch couple is so gorgeous I would have to print that, frame it and have it on view. WOW!

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    1. Socks is one of those perfect cats...sweet, affectionate, quiet and a little shy....and very photogenic!

      The finches were beautiful today..can't wait for the blossoms to open on that tree....

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  5. Any day started with tea, is a good day :)
    Beautiful finches, they are sweet little birds, it's a heart-warming sight seeing them together.
    Socks is one of the most photogenic cats I have ever seen, and he knows it ...
    Sweet Peaches....the fact that you are having physical contact with him, a huge step. Yes, I think he may have been someone's pet at one point.
    You have come such a long way, perseverance and you've won his trust.
    You win the prize !
    ~Jo

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    1. yes, I agree...the true ferals won't let me pet them...Velvet, the mama of two of my litters still won't let me pet her after 3 1/2 years! And I'm not positive, but I think Peaches may already be neutered. Makes you wonder what happened with his owner. I wonder if he was abused or kicked out when he became sick. If he had a home, he would have gone there instead of living outside all winter in our sub zero temps.

      He has come a long way.....and he walks right into that carrier! It will be easy to catch him. Now he needs to come during the day!

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  6. My, you have been a busy gal . . .
    Peaches looks fairly content . . . :)
    Love the shot of socks.
    And Mr and Mrs House Finch
    That budgie looks a little like my Mickey I had when a little boy . . .

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    1. Yes, Peaches lay out there like he owned the place. :)

      Little Mickey, the talking budgie. Aw.

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    2. He used to say, "Hello Mickey Boy!"
      Seems strange to see one so like him . . . we used to let him out and he flew round the room and landed on our glasses . . . or on our finger if we held it out for him to land on . . :)

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    3. My first parakeets used to be out flying about...then the cats came...haha....

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  7. Hi Betsy - lovely photos and sure hope Peaches comes along again soon .. take care and hope that Melon was as good as it looks!! Cheers Hilary

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    1. He was here tonight, just like always. Sigh!

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  8. I love when they sing back!!! Such beautiful snippets of joy, Betsy! Thanks for my dose of eye candy. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. And sometimes when he's chirping so loudly and I whistle, he gets quiet to listen! haha.

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  9. Socks looks very intelligent. I think if he was human he would be a University graduate, probably with a Honours Degree is Catching Mices and Annoying Birdies! And he would be so upper class that he wouldn't even speak to the likes of common people like us! Ha!

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    1. Socks does have a regal look about him, doesn't he?

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  10. Peaches sure has it down
    Must have saw the vet in town
    And knew when to run away
    Almonds work at my bay
    Mr. Bird looks happy too
    The kitties always get a view
    He gets the shaft
    Bet he wants to send them away on a raft lol

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    1. Don't they just know
      when the vet they will go?
      We don't give them enough credit
      as he knew when I said it.
      I'll need to think of a code name
      to win this little game!

      I posted food that you like and eat!
      Isn't that an unexpected treat!

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    2. lol once in a blue moon
      At your sand dune

      And yep, they know
      Under the bed they go

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  11. Hi Betsy!
    Socks could be my sons cat, Buddy's....twin!
    He also wears his tuxedo very well....
    Love the Finch shot....I captured a Male on the weekend, but did not see a female....
    The Robins are crazy!
    Gosh.....you have to help Peaches....I am counting on you!
    Enjoy your evening....supposed to be warm tomorrow...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Tuxedo cats...they're so smart and very well dressed! ha.

      Peaches...I'm trying! lol....he's not cooperating! Typical male...lol....

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    2. Are we all like that? ~ not co-operative!! . . . . . what a silly question . . . I think I know the answer!!! . . . hahaha
      Now you wouldn't have us another way would you? . . . would you?? . . . oh I see!! . . . lol

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  12. Bo Cat knew whenever we planned to take her to the vet. I took Oreo and Little Cat in years ago but gave up on catching her. When she was old and sick I opted not to traumatize her further by dragging her off tot he vet. She died naturally and, you know, there was something much easier about letting her go than the times we had our pets put down. I still cried, but there wasn't any guilt involved.
    You'll get the little guy yet and one day he'll be stretched out watching you do your work.
    :0)
    PS. Pass me a couple almonds.

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    1. Well, I hope Peaches doesn't have to be put down, but that's still a possibility if he has feline leukemia or something fatal and not treatable. They did warn me of that. :(

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  13. You can even make laundry look pretty! I love your almond container.
    Peaches - what a stinker!

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    1. The laundry always looks better after it's washed and folded. ha. Boy, did I do a lot of it today!

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  14. That cup of tea looks very calming to me today. I hope Peaches comes back around for his vet visit. Ixnay on the laundry- that's tomorrow for me.

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    1. I'm sure I'll do a load or two of laundry tomorrow, too...it's a daily thing around here. :)

      Tea certainly is calming...I always think of it that way. And it's pretty, too...which adds to the enjoyment.

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  15. Love cantaloupe too!
    Im happy peaches is there!
    Socks look cute:)
    I laundry a lot today too sigh!

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    1. The cantaloupe was good but almost too ripe! We had to eat it all before it spoiled!
      But still yum.

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    2. Yes I know ! Smetimes when this happens we make juice it! Is really delicious too!

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    1. Isn't he sweet? He's a favorite for sure...his personality is just so mild...he's wonderful.

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  17. My absolute favourite is the one with the two finches - beautiful colours and composition. Those buds are perfect - I love it. Calendar material!
    Nice to see Socks get some "air time" - ha! He has a wonderful expression. I like tuxedo cats.
    Mr. Bird is the most amazing shade of blue. Wow!
    Such a pretty mug. And your teacup is nice too... hee hee!

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    1. Those finches and that tree in the light was just gorgeous....I enjoyed taking in that view for quite a while from my
      kitchen sink window!

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  18. Love all the photos but my favs are the finches, the towels and the beautiful cantaloupe. Right on!

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    1. There's just something pretty about freshly folded laundry!

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  19. Headed to work at the grocery store. It's still mud season in NH. Drizzling. So glad to see beautiful spring pictures to start my day. Thanks!

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    1. Lynn..hope you have a wonderful day. I'm headed to the grocery to shop later this morning.....

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  20. Looks like a good Monday, all the way around.

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    1. It was a very nice day over all,....here's hoping Tuesday turns out well! ha.

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  21. Looks like a mellow Monday.....and I mean that in a calming, peaceful way. I love days like that. I could use a little of your tea right now....this cough is lingering still. Hopefully, I'll be feeling a little more energetic shortly....I have some gardening to do. I had 3 finches perched on the fire pit this weekend and when I got up to run for the camera, I scared them off. Gah! No pictures and no finches. Maybe next time. Yours are pretty and I love the feeder. Hope you have a great week. Talk soon.

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