Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, Preston!

He's been acting really frisky today - running around the house; playing with the dogs.

Yeah, I think he knows!

Happy Birthday to my Little Man!



Monday, June 28, 2010

Precious Pictures

Today I found some pictures of Twix I didn't know I had. They were in a folder on another computer.

I took these pictures about a week or two before Twix went missing.



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Six Years Ago Today

Six Years ago today my life changed forever because of a cat I got as an early birthday present.

Twix at 8wks old
It all begin with a dog we use to have. I was very close to him, but he had some aggression issues with younger children and we weren't able to keep him. Even though he belonged to the family, I always thought of him as "Mine". It broke my heart when I lost him. I cried almost every night ..then came Twix a few months later.

She was this little tiny fluff ball. Too cute for words. I named her Twix after my favorite candy bar. The name fit her perfectly because of her coloring. One of her back paws was all cream/caramel colored (including the pad). She was so independent and acted as if she owned the place - Total Tortie!

Twix was very affectionate, but on her own terms. She also was jealous of our other pets; not liking me showing affection to the others. What was amazing about Twix is that her & I shared the same personality in many ways. I was told once that Red Heads (people with red hair - like me) and Torties are like that. I use call her my 'Baby Girl" as if she actually was. Twix & I had a very special connection. She always knew when I needed her by resting on or beside me. I could always tell by looking into her eyes.

 "Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened" -Anatole France 

Twix opened up my heart and made me a better person. She turned me into a cat lover and inspired me. Believe it or not, she actually made me look at things in a different way. It's something I don't think anyone could understand unless they are a cat/dog owner.

I miss my "Little Girl" so much. 
Where ever she is, I hope she is well and happy.
Maybe one day I will find her ..I pray for that.



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Baby Humming Bird

Today I managed to get a picture of a baby humming bird! I've been wanting to take a picture of one for awhile now. These little birds are so fast and hard to get!

Isn't he/she so cute?



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Celebrating Everyday

We had these two balloons for no reason at all ...except to bring some fun into the house, And it did! (Gave me a photo opportunity, too)

Balloons are usually found at Birthday Parties, Graduation, or any other event that is full of celebration, but I like to use them simply for celebrating "today".

Today and everyday.



Saturday, June 12, 2010

Appreciating the little things

When I first published this photo on my blog, I had typed "Even a small, lonely yellow flower needs a moment to feel meaningful". Since then, I've been pondering over what I meant by that and what I got from this one flower -- Now I know most of you will think I'm crazy and perhaps I am, but I had wanted this blog to be a way of expressing my feelings ..So, that's what I'm going to do....

It was raining earlier today - a first in months - and it was so cool and fresh outside. I had decided to head out for a short walk; Taking my favorite companion (my camera) along with me. A few months ago, these trees were covered in thousands of yellow flowers. Now, because of the heat, there is very few. While I was walking ..with my mind in thoughts ..I spotted this one lonely, yellow flower just glancing down. All the other flowers had pairs, but not this one. I looked at it and thought "even this little flower needs a moment to feel meaningful" ..That's how I've felt all day today about myself - sort of lonely; needing to feel meaningful to someone. ~ That's why I took a picture of this flower.

When I'm out walking, I take the time to notice everything that surrounds me - the clouds, the sunshine, trees, flowers, birds chirping. That's when it hit me as I was thinking about this flower. I wonder how many times someone has passed by it and took notice of it? I was probably the only one. Sadly, we do this a lot to people as well.

Remember those who are apart of your life and take a moment to make them feel loved.



Friday, June 4, 2010

Up Close & Purrsonal

It's hard to believe Preston will be year old this Month!
He sure has grown up to be such a handsome tom. - More "mature" now, too!



Wednesday, June 2, 2010