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Fall is my favorite season. The weather is nice and the colors are beautiful. I have not seen beautiful fall colors since we moved from Pennsylvania to Texas seven years ago. So I really miss it.
This year, we were very blessed to be able to go to Oswego, NY to visit my brother-in-law and his wife and enjoy fall once again (even for just a week). I was so ready to fall for fall once again. The leaves in the Adirondacks where we were originally planning on visiting past peak and most of the leaves have fallen but where we stayed, the leaves were just at peak or about to peak so we were there at the right time. Prior to arrival, the area had 12 gorgeous days but then the wind came and blew a lot of the leaves off but nevertheless it was still so beautiful. I loved the crisp fresh air and the smell of pine needles, the beautiful mix of leaves in shades of red, yellow and orange on the ground, the smell of forest after the rain, the green moss on rocks, and water from rivers, ponds, streams, lakes. Wow! Just amazing. We don’t have this in Texas!
I captured so many photos from this trip that I have not even gone through looking at them all. But I am so excited to share my photos so I scanned through them and picked one photo taken for each day we were in New York.
Two years ago today, we decided to bring into our home a skinny cat that was living in our garage for two months. We weren’t planning on adopting another pet at that time but this cat had parasites and we thought he really needed to be seen by a vet. So after a thorough exam, complete vaccination and deworming, we brought him in. He was very friendly and playful. Wherever he came from before, he must not have liked it there. He was declawed but left outside to live. I don’t approve of declawing cats, it’s just not right.
Nacho has grown a lot. He’s healthy and handsome. He’s always fun to play with and knows how to entertain himself. He is an intelligent cat. He loves being brushed. He loves to talk – actually he’s noisy in the morning. He has very fast reflexes I guess like every other cat.
I’m so glad we adopted him. Every animal deserves to have a loving family. If you haven’t adopted a pet and you are thinking of it, look first in the adoption centers. There are so many well deserving pets waiting to be a part of someone’s family. Make a difference in someone’s life today.
Exactly two years ago today, Zen – a very special dog that touched many hearts, especially mine, passed away. I wrote a special tribute to Zen and want to re-share it.
I still remember Zen. She will always be a part of me.
As you probably know by now, I love animals. They are wonderful creatures that make our life more enjoyable. It’s been two years since we last visited my friend Linda. She has a rescue sanctuary for dogs specifically Great Pyrenees called Wayside Rescue and Sanctuary located in Dripping Springs, TX. Three days before Christmas, we went to visit her again and the dogs. I saw some old faces I knew and some new ones too. It was a wonderful sight to see the big dogs and there are little ones too (not Great Pyrenees). When I first visited Linda in 2011, it was my first time to be around these beautiful Great Pyrenees breed, and I must admit they are intimidating because of their size. But they really are just big babies. They are so gentle and loving. My daughter and her friend got to help Linda give medicine to some of the dogs. That was their volunteer work for National Junior Honor Society.
The first photo shows my husband holding Rose, Bella and Sam while Linda and the girls are giving medicine to Basil’s ears. Basil had ear surgery a few weeks ago where both his ears were closed shut because they were badly infected. The second photo shows Astro. He is an ancient one. I love Astro’s face.
This is the closest to “White Christmas” as we can get here in Texas. We truly enjoyed being around these beautiful creatures. If you are thinking of adopting a large breed dog, more specifically a Great Pyrenees, please contact Linda at Wayside Rescue and Sanctuary.