Monday, April 30, 2018

Lily - Alone for the First Time

Dakota is 11 and he has been with
me since he was 6 months.
I used to take trips with work for a 
couple nights at a time and then
I would fly to Calif. to visit my son.
Dakota has always stayed with my mom
and I know he is well cared for.

But oh my, what to do with Lily?
Leave her home.....

I so hated to do that and I worried about
her so much but thanks
to T (Theresa) who went over 
everyday to feed her and spend
time with her.

This pic is Thursday night when 
Theresa went to check on her (her
first night alone). She looks pissed but
I also know this is her "I just woke up"

T said that once she was awake she was
BUSY....that is T's word for wild! haha

The next evening, Friday, T went over
and sat on the deck with Lily.
 The text read, 
"Lily may or may not be drinking a
beer with me"!
This pic was included.

But Lily seems to be able to balance
pretty well so maybe it was 
just T having the beer!

In the evening when T got to the house
this is how she was greeted!

Sat. night I was sent this pic....Lily
chilling in her play tunnel. 

I felt so much better knowing that 
T was there to care for her.
Thanks T for caring for Lily
and for texting me pics 

A few weeks ago I told my mom that 
I was sending Lily back where I got
her from cause she never showed
me that she was happy to see me.
haha....but if Dakota
has been gone she always greets
But this time.....I have gotten head butts,
nose butts, rubbing on me to mark me, 
love nibbles and loving all around!
She greeted me when I got home by
watching me get out of the car
from her perch at the window. 
Before I could get the door unlocked
she was meowing at the door.
I went in and she nose butted my
legs before I was in the door good!
Think I will keep her!

Still getting loving this morn.

Dakota was out at mom's when I pulled up 
yesterday evening. He was so excited,
jumping and wagging his tail. 
True to form, he always shows
me that he misses me and loves me.

We are on the deck with coffee this morn...
like old times, Dakota is next to me
on the glider and Lily is watching 

There is NO PLACE
like HOME!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


These two love each other so much.
As the year goes by I see so many changes
in Lily as she grows.
Just like a child, growing and learning
daily and changing.

But I love sites like this and I 
realize that as Lily changes there are
some things that stay the samey.

Lily jumped up to be
next to Dakota.

First not touching.

Then she stretched out and lightly
touched him.

Realizing he would not jump up and 
start playing she stretched out
more, touching more.

Now....all is well.

But then Dakota flips over and
moves around causing Lily
to shift her position also.
Her body is still touching him

Love that these two love each other.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A Day With The Furbabes

All you folks that have had cats
know that they love to get in
things. It still amazes me what Lily
finds comfortable to get in...

The paper recycle carrier!

Yesterday it was so pretty out but 
I was running on empty so I just
wanted to take it easy. 

I curled up on the glider to nap with
my two furbabes on the deck with me.

I went out into the yard and goofed off
a bit, I had my trusty side kick with me!


Although I was sitting on the ground he took
a chair! haha
He don't know he is a dog!

I am used to Dakota begging, he has done
it all is life but Lily Bit don't beg......
or at least not for anything other
than banana!

She sees me pick one up and start to
peel it back, she is there, sitting at my
feet watching. I can almost see the moisture
dripping from her lips!

I have to bite pieces off to give her.

I love my furbabes...they are 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Silly Little Lily Being Silly and Sweet

Borrowed a bunch of cream colored
tablecloths from a friend for 
Amber's wedding.
I have been slowly, here and there washing
them. Trying to unfold them to wash and
Lily wants to play.

After playing of course she wants to 
curl up in the bin that they store in.

This is a framer for sure!

Oh mom I am so tired.

Yesterday I took a break and decided 
to sit down, I looked up and 
saw this little head that kept
popping up over the laundry
basket....looking at me.

She really loves the small trash can
I keep in the living room.
I have found her in it several times.

I kept this box after Christmas
cause it has its own openings and 
I keep it under the window next
to her perch. 

Half in and half out.

Yesterday I caught her watching a 
wasp on the other
side of the screen. 


Dakota is well. 
He sleeps more than he used to at
the age of 11. Yesterday he
was all over my nerves. He was
following me all over the house, the
yard and of course going to the bathroom
alone is a joke.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Beautiful 80 Degree Day

Two days ago we were sitting at 
80 degrees, cool breeze and NO humidity and 
 today our high will be in the mid 50's!

As it was Lily, Dakota and I 
enjoyed a few hours on the deck when
the temps felt so good. 
Lily loves to watch the birds 
flying around the yard. 

While Lily watches the wildlife
Dakota takes it easy on the glider.

Lily still stands alert as the 
birds come to the feeder in the 
tree next to the deck.

And Dakota wishes I would stop
taking pics of him.
Bless his heart, he has gotten so grey.

I called to Lily and she jerks around 
like I am disturbing her!

If you notice she has a bell on.
Months ago when she was a little thing
I bought her that collar but she was
not having a lot to do with it.
Plus after listening to others I decided
that maybe she did not need it, fear of
her getting caught on something while I was
not home. She is strong enough to break it
loose these days but I only have it on her
when I am home....still a little
 nervous about

Seems to be getting a bit bored
with the birds right now.

She is up under the chair that goes with 
my little table.

 I actually think she knows I am taking
her pic and she is posing for me!

Dakota gave it up and decided to nap.

Thought I would had some pics of
my other furbabe that I took on 
that 80 degree temp day.
She was out in the pasture.

I love her sporting that purple halter!
Course red would have looked good on 
her but being that purple was
my fav color, I made it hers also.

Hoping you have a nice day,

Friday, April 6, 2018

Just Laying Around

Yesterday morning it was a tad cooler
than it had been being.
The babes, and I just wanted to 
lay around.

Only Lily wanted to do 
her laying around in the sun.

All in all it was a restful day.

Up Close

 Hi mom! I like being up close and personal  with you. Then I love to curl up and bury my head. Misty