Simpatico: February 2014


Just the life and times of a silly girl, her dachshunds and all things Southern!

No Firemen Were Necessary....

Keep Lily's and Muffn's mom, Kim, and Grandpa Bob in your prayers. They figured out he is having complex parietal seizures and now they have found another oddity with his heart. I know she is worried sick, their family, too, and she needs a bit of love and prayers.

And now for something a little funny.... Reed's cat (totally another long story for another day...) was treed by the dogs. They can't tree a squirrel, but they can tree a cat. Who knew?

So Many Emotions and Such a Need for Peace

We are thinking about what Lily's and Muffn's mom, Kim, is going through with Grandpa Bob. All those feelings and worries that keep her up at night, the uncertainty of the future, and the pressure it puts on her whole family. We are keeping her, and all of you, in our prayers.

2014 is not getting off to a good start for many of us. Many are without jobs, many have health issues or family with issues, money seems to be a big problem with everyone right now, and just so much stress.  Seems the need for a positive thought and a good prayers are increasing every single day.

So I'm sending everyone my good thoughts and prayers right now. I hope that you can feel this virtual hug from our little family to yours, and you can find, like Newby often does, a measure of peace so you can rest.

When you are sending out your own positive thoughts and prayers, keep in mind my Uncle Bob. He was told his cancer is back, again. This time he is just too tired to fight it. We are all so discouraged and disheartened by this news. He is very special to me and many.

Much love and many hugs to all of you!

Happy Valentine's Day

We hope that you, and those you love, have the very best day of love!! Newby, Dixie and Milo definitely have!!

Thank you Miss Lily and Miss Muffin (and the whole family) for thinking about us!  Newby took off with the squeaky toys and mom took off with her M&Ms. We probably won't see either of them again today.




Sending MAD LOVE to each and everyone today and every day during the year!! You make us smile and feel joy. Your blogs and comments always make us feel a virtual hug of love!

Wednesday Afternoon

Milo, Dixie, Newby and I are watching Walt Disney's Miracle. Hockey. Don't understand it. I guess it's like soccer but with ice and a pick instead of grass and a ball.

But it's Olympic season, it's cold outside, and it's a great story. And since I've finished my day off chores I deserve a little snuggle time with my special furry kids.

Outing With the Puppers To PetSmart

We got more snow this morning. We are sick of the cold and wet. -_- The dogs are going a little stir crazy, so you can imagine how the people are feeling.

Yesterday we took a little outing to PetSmart to grab a special friend and her sister a Valentine's gift. Taking pictures and driving is pretty difficult, so I didn't get as many good pictures as I would hoped. And getting any pictures at PetSmart, on a Sunday, with all the activity and smells is not possible at all. Here are the best, which are pretty sucky.  They have matching Land's End monogrammed coats, btw. They always turn heads when they are out... and get called by their names, too, which I think is even more confusing... "Why is that stranger calling me by name, Mom?????" Makes them bark even more... "Stranger Danger!! Stranger Who Knows My Name Danger!!!"

Just a note from Shelle to all of you... we are sending you each lots of prayers and positive thoughts. I know we have been a bit shoddy about commenting and responding to your messages to us, but we are reading your posts and keeping all of you very close to our hearts and minds right now.


Ice Storm

This is the view from my kitchen window after last night's ice storm which left us without power for almost five hours late last night. I'm depressed as I loved that river birch. :(

I've not checked the rest of the property yet but I'm anticipating more of this look. I fell getting the mail yesterday so schlepping anywhere today isn't a high priority.

Wherever you are stay warm and safe.

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