NATIONAL AMERICAN TEDDY BEAR DAY! ~ November 14th, 2015

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I know this is a little late, but after the horrific events in Paris Friday night, I just couldn’t bring myself to post this as I had planned on Saturday.

~ Animated teddies from Sevenoaks Art ~

After being glued to CNN for most of the weekend, I feel the need for something a little lighthearted and fun, so I hope you’ll indulge me. Besides, you know what? It’s never too late to celebrate Teddy Bear Day!

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If you go down to the woods today

You’re in for a big surprise.

If you go down to the woods today

You’d better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was

Will gather there for certain,

Because today’s the day the

Teddy Bears have their picnic.

~ Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy ~

~ Illustration by Michael Hague ~

I stopped there because I’ve always found the rest of the song a little scary.

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Please remember on today of all days you’re never too old to have a teddy bear!

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My bear Philbin

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Even gorgeous vampires have a softer side!

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It’s Ted! Need I say more?

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Okay. I have to admit, this is a little obsessive!

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Even boy bands need some downtime.

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It can’t be a surprise that Ellen’s a Teddy Bear fan.

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And finally, because I know you probably never thought I’d be able to tie in cuddly teddies with the Winchester brothers from Supernatural, well think again!

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And one more ’cause this just never gets old!

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By Hook Or By Book

Je Suis Paris

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I know this is a little late, but after the horrific events in Paris Friday night, I just couldn’t bring myself to post this as I had planned on Saturday.

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~ Animated teddies from Sevenoaks Art ~

After being glued to CNN for most of the weekend, I feel the need for something a little lighthearted and fun, so I hope you’ll indulge me. Besides, you know what? It’s never too late to celebrate Teddy Bear Day!

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If you go down to the woods today

You’re in for a big surprise.

If you go down to the woods today

You’d better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was

Will gather there for certain,

Because today’s the day the

Teddy Bears have their picnic.

~ Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy ~

~ Illustration by Michael Hague ~

I stopped there because I’ve always found the…

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Best Boy Ever

Rusty yawningWelcome home, Rusty.  Romeo was on the other side of the door leading into the kitchen, when I came in from the garage into the laundry room, and was crying.  I forgot to mention that Romeo was crying when I took Rusty into the laundry room and closed the door behind me.  The two of them are buddies, and are great playmates.Romeo looking at carrier 2

Romeo couldn’t wait until I put down the carrier onto the kitchen floor.  He was walking in front of me, going back and forth, impatient for me to put down Rusty’s carrier and let him out.  It was difficult not to step on Romeo as I moved forward.  You know how that is, if you have cats.

Finally, I was able to put Rusty’s carrier down.  Before I let him out, I decided right then and there that this was a blog in the making.  Got my camera and all the photos in this blog are a result.

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I thought Romeo was so impatient to have his buddy home and out of the carrier, but no!  He was impatient to go into the carrier!

Rusty had to re-acquaint himself with his surroundings, and he was so happy to be back home!

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Yawning is a good way to help you relax:

Curling and grooming are sure signs of feeling good!

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Now that I know Rusty is doing well and has aclimated to being home again, I think I’ll check out what Romeo’s been up to.

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“Best boy ever!”  Those are the words Rusty’s dental hygienist wrote on her report for Rusty’s dental cleaning.  Nicole carried Rusty out in his carrier to me in the waiting room.  I was hoping that it went well.

Nicole was smiling from ear to ear.  She was in love!!  “I didn’t have to wrap him as I normally do with the other cats.  He just stayed on my lap and I did whatever I needed to do in his mouth.”

My happiness was short-lived, however.  She gave me the news that Rusty was having a problem with his other lower canine tooth.  (The first one was removed last year.)  She did temper that news by saying we could wait 6 months and then bring him in for X-rays and maybe the tooth could be saved by filling the bad part – it wasn’t at a point right now that made…

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Happy Halloween

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So…it’s Halloween -again. Oh joy.The humans want to wish you all a safe, happy Halloween.But what do they know?

As fur Serafina and I, we have a different message – fur kats’ sake, keep those creatures in their scary costumes away from us kats! 🙀

Some of the costumes creatures wear are so scary and realistic it scares the fleas right off us poor, unsuspecting kats!

And all that loud noise when a bunch of ghosts, goblins, aliens and vampires knock on the doors looking fur candy –?

Oh my fleas!!

And, if we’re left all alone (outside) while trick – or – treaters are roaming the streets (often without adult supervision)- who’s going to make sure they don’t hurt us kats?

We don’t worry too much about the little creatures, because their parents are usually with them. But what scares us kats is the older creatures that…

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Florida Panther Kitten Killed By Car On I-75 Near Naples « CBS Miami

A vehicle struck and killed a 13-month old Florida panther kitten on Interstate 75, wildlife officials said.

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The Last Of The Millenniums

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Make plans for when you get old.

I’m a baby boomer that ended up taking care of their parents. My Mom is almost 98 and, this will sound cruel, has lived too long.

She has no real underlying health issue. She is just slowly running down.

Make plans for when you get old……Don’t leave it for someone else to make the decisions.

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Mea Culpa

On Sunday 9-20-15 @2:30 PM I will be at Paul’s house for his Back to Eden garden tour. This is likely the last visit to Paul’s until the pruning class in January.

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Montgomery Clift I Confess Alfred Hitchcock 1953

“Bless me Father, for I have sinned.”

“And how is that, my child?”

“It’s been over a week since my last blog.”

Silence on the other side of the confessional wall.

“Father?”

Throat clearing. Then, “Son, I’m not quite sure what this means, but I am here to guide you. What is this blog you speak of? Is it carnal in nature?”

“Oh no, Father. It’s nothing like that, although we probably should talk about those issues in our next session. No, a blog is where I post interesting things so that other people can read them.”

“You post things?” Short pause. “Are you sure this isn’t carnal?”

“Yes, Father. It’s like a diary, but it’s online, it’s on the Internet, and people visit my site to read what I put in this diary.”

“I see. This is a computer thing. Well, my son, we haven’t been allowed to have…

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Newsfeed: Rhino That Could Paint Dies at Denver Zoo

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We Are 2 Learn

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Rhino That Could Paint Dies at Denver Zoo

He could paint with a paintbrush in his mouth

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Okay, What if you were a mug?

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This one is so unbelievably whacky that I think I have surpassed even myself. Please note, for the purposes of this challenge a ‘mug’ refers to:

A mug is a type of cup used for drinking hot beverages, such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate or soup

as opposed to:

1.Slang for a fool or someone who will do anything for you if you just ask such open the door, run the shop for you etc.

2.slang for a face which doesn’t really appeal to you, someone ugly

3. Any other other use of the word in any other part of the planet.

If you are still unsure, let me confirm, this is the mug to which I refer and it will also be the basis for this challenge.

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If you were this mug, which is essentially a blank canvas, how would you decorate it to let the world know it was in fact yours? What would you add to stop your work colleagues stealing it? What would be your catch phrase or picture?

The beauty of this challenge is that you are not even required to write a post if you choose not to. You can simply leave your answer in the comments. If however you do write a post, please don’t forget to link back to this post so we can all see your creation.

Get thinking and good luck 🙂

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