Monday, November 27, 2017

Farewell, Abbie From Dogster and Thanksgiving Selfies ~ Belatedly

Well, yet another Thanksgiving Day has come and gone! Now we are all in full swing towards another big day of dogabrating and catabrating! These are are now rather  bittersweet for petcretary as they are all firsts without our dear little Minko...but we do have many precious memories to treasure.
We still do not have the digital copies of our visit with Santa last week...
Petcretary had to work on T.D. and then after a day of prepping food and goodies ~ all from 'scratch' since we do no longer eat anything processed, etc. ~ finally late in the evening there was a yummy and scrumptious feast of turkey and fixings for our meal. Even us furs all got a dish of yummy turkey noms, though petcretary said they were dog and kitty specific...but oh so yummy, cause we normally do not get those kind of noms:)  We did get a lick of that yummy whipping cream that went on her delish pumpkin pie...but she did not let us have any of that pie, cause of the fat in it...and lo-han (monkfruit) the sweetener...well she did not want to use us for any scientific failed experiment, knowing that there are some so called natural sweeteners that are toxic for us furry ones.

We actually had a nice sunny day on Saturday, so petcretary tried to get some quick belated Thanksgiving images/selfies of us.
Pipo was not impressed as he got interrupted from his sunpuddle time.
Dalton was scared and anxious about all the hoopla and getting put up on the table with all those strange props...MJF just 'put up' so that he could get down again and back into his nest in a sunpuddle...and when she saw the pictures, petcretary was annoyed with herself for not closing the blind to get softer lighting and not all those funky shadows from the lacy curtains, BOL/MOL!! Well, haste makes waste is not said without reason! At least some of them turned out:)

Who knew pumpkins made such good pillows!!
She is pestering me again...sigh...
I just wish she would let me enjoy this sunpuddle without sticking a camera in my face.
Ahhh...nip and a sunpuddle...the best of all things to be thankful for:))
Aww, shucks, petcretary, no rest till you get what you want eh??!
Now she was finished, well, I tried to take a nap, but then she shoved me make pictures of my brofurs. I can't win...
Dalton's First Thanksgiving in his new forever home...but he isn't too sure about all of those props, BOL!
And who are *YOU*!!
I guess this isn't too awful...but those shadows didn't help...
Oh, I am supposed to smile with thanks??
I don't thinks so petcretary...not yet...
This is about as relaxed as you are going to 'capture' me today...
Or like this, cause in the sun, I am getting sleepy...
Petcretary, you had better just decide this will be the selfie...cause I am done...and off he jumped!!!
MJF s a bit more relaxed, he is an old hand at all this fussing stuff...
You want a real selfie??
Bwa-ha-ha...she wants me to make a selfie!
I'll think about it...
Still thinking...
Ok, then...selfie time from me,  MrJackFreckles
Can I have a treat now??
Sheesh, she still wants more pictures...
Well, I guess so...
But I really do not want to look...
Well, I hope you all had a good and Happy Thanksgiving!
Now its treat time, right??!
Angel Minko from a couple years ago.
We made a couple of remembrance memento cards; its so sad to have too say goodby to our furry loved ones at his time of the year.
Chucky, beloved angel kitty from Eastside Cats
Abbie, we have known her and her furmily since our Dogster days. You can visit her furmily here on Facebook.
And actually on this very day many years ago we did have to say goodby to our Suki, in 2007, wow, its been ten years now and we sure still miss her and her Diva-Purrincess ways. She sure was a Prima Donna!
Here is a picture of our Angel Suki:
Angel Suki (Sorry its so dark, this was a scanned image from when we did not have digital cameras...)
Angel Suki as a kitten
We are blog hopping with The Kitties Blue, who kindly host this weekly Sunday Selfies feature.

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Happy Thanksgiving to all! And if you don't celebrate this special day, Nov 23, 2017, then have a wonderful day! And be thankful!
We are thankful for many blessings that we have here. For friendship, love and our family. For health and good food and a warm home. And so many more, most of which we just take for granted.

Petcretary will be working, so our official day of indulgence (BOL/MOL!), will be on the 24th...and then she has to work the weekend...sigh...but that is OK, we don't mind sharing her as long as pawppy will be here...and the unfurbros will be here too, Hooray!

Dalton for sure has so much to be thankful for this year, who knows how he spent this specail day last year??
And while we sorely miss Angel Minko; we are thankful he no longer is suffering all the physical ailments he endured for those three years.

Purrs, wags and hugs!!
MrJackFreckles, Pipo & Dalton
Petcretary Ingrid

We are also in the Thankful For Blogville Blog-hop. You can click on this sentence to go to the hosts: Da D.B.Boyz
And for sure we are thankful to be a part of Blogville, even if we don't do a lot here:))
Blogville is unique and very special!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Getting Ready For Thanksgiving ~ Selfies On Sunday

Wow, Thanksgiving is almost here!
And you know, petcretary has not gotten out her camera in many selfies were not easy to come by this week, MOL/BOL!
We don't mind...too much...but she did manage a quick session to capture these 'Getting Ready Selfies'!

There was a R.O.A.R. event with Santa Paws, so all(!) of us went there to get our picture taken. There were all kinds of doggies and kitties there waiting to do the same thing. And...there were lots more of them hoping to find new peeps to call their own, like Dalton was, a couple months ago. There was even a pair of JRT's that were about 4 month old, and one of them was a MJF lookalike. Hmmm...good thing our den is full, said he, MJF, 'cause I don't think I could handle yet another young un', BOL! Petcretary though tempted did not succumb, and she did not even ask to see him cause well, then she would have been incurably smitten:)
Well, since he was young and his furbling as well, they do stand a good chance of finding that perfect new den. Soon we hope!
The R.O.A.R. lady was glad to see her protege, Dalton, and said he looked like he was thriving! Well, of course!!

The peeps in line ahead of us, had a puppy, a fluff ball of about 8 weeks old, looked to be a shepherd mix. And they also had a tuxie mancat. Well, they had Santa hats for themselves but not fur the furry ones...go figure! So petcretary lent ours to them so they could all be festive. She thought they looked adorable in that 'finery', and of course so did we, when it was our turn.
You will all have to wait till later to see our Santa pics, BOL/MOL!

OK then, here are those selfies you wanted to see:
Pipo has decided to just peer out of his cubby-hole at those silly pups and their antics...oh well, at least he showed you his sapphire eyes, MOL!
Oh, you need me to put something ON???

Can't MrJackFreckles just wear it for both of us?
MJF in his 'pre-Thanksgiving attire'; his Selfie.

I guess it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be, BOL! This is my 'pre-Thanksgiving Selfie'.
We made a couple of cards this week:
A Happy Birthday Card:

You can find Sassy here.
 And a sad OTRB one: Brought to our attention by Caren from Cat Chat, and there is a link there to visit...
You can go to Cat Chat and find the link to pay your respects.

We are hopping along in the Sunday Selfies, Hosted by The Kitties Blue @ The Cat On My Head

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Visiting Selfie Sunday

Petcretary and Dalton took a road trip this past week.
They went to the Great White North...howevfur it was as green there as here...but we did get some snow dustings after she got back...and they got some more!
Anypaws, Dalton had tons of fun with Eddie, our new Canadian cousin. Eddie stands quite tall, but he weighs about the same as Dalton, who could stand underneath him, BOL!
Dalton traveled well...and he even gets into the van by himself...well, he needs a boost but he does get in there...(MrJackFreckles never wants to get in...and even grumps when he is put in there).


On the second day, Dalton and Eddie went into their respective crates...and Auntie and petcretary drove about 20miles to visit their own Aunt. Tante Arendina, as she is called by her nieces and nephews, became 98 on Nov7th. So even though it was a tiny celebration and rather subdued, it was still a joyous event. Tante A is very deaf, has great difficulty seeing well, and is quite frail now. But she does still know us and enjoys seeing her relatives. She even got to 'skype' and have a wee chat with one of her nieces in the Netherlands. Later after petcretary and Auntie left she had a visit from one of her nephews.
Tante Arendina celebrating her 98th birthday. 7-11-2017
Our Great Aunt and our Auntie
Our Great Aunt and our Petcretary
Arendina W. 7-11-2017
When they got back, Dalton and Eddie had a big romp in Aunties yard. Lots of barking and silly stuff going on, but they do get on well together.
There are interesting sniffs to be had in Edie's yard.
Come on Eddie!
Wanna play?!
Woof, Come on lets go!
Wooferay!! Lets PLAY!
Sheesh, Dalton, you tire me out!
The next day it was the return road trip...good thing, the weather was beautiful, and the next day it was wet and the snow showers started up.
Dalton: 'Eddie, don't be sad, I'll come to play some other time'...
 Dalton  being a Texas pup, transplanted by circumstances to Michigan, was not at all impressed by that cold wet stuff on his tootsies, BOL! Wait until the snow really is here. MJF just looks at it, and likely sighs to himself and then goes out and does his 'privacy please' as fast as he can, BOL!

Pipo was glad there was more than a few hours of sunpuddles...but still, we did have too many 'no sun' days. And record low temps too, Brrr! It was 17F here the other morning. The bird bath was like a mini skating rink. But birdies don't know how to skate...they sure do know how to eat up seeds and suet though! Petcretary has to fill up the sunflower feeder each morning. They gobble up mealworms too...and peanuts. Squirrel dudes are not in evidence that much...Us 2 dogs, and a roaming neighbor kitty and dog must scare them away. And besides they have a bounty of walnuts to feast on and dig into the ground, as well as plenty of acorns too.
What fun things has Dalton done to confirm his naughtiness this week?? Ripped up a paperback cover, shredded a scatter-rug, chewed up a planter marker, Gained access to a box of monk-fruit and ripped that open and tasted some of it as well...BOL, it was not loved cause he left it...destuffed more toys, tried to chew on a table leg, and also part of the baby gate. This dude is crazy!! He has oodles of toys and chew things, but the other things must be far more entertaining...sigh...

Saturday was Nov 11. Veterans Day here in the USA, Also Remembrance Day in Canada. Petcretary was working, so she wore a poppy. Only one person knew why she had that on, and she had to explain it to others. Oh well...
Thanks to all those who serve selflessly for us all, sometimes giving their own lives. Freedom and other things we take for granted are truly costly.

Tomorrow is petcretary's Birthday...another trip around the sun, via the earth's travels has been accomplished! MJF says she is going to be more than 4 times older than he, she is older than dirt! Oops, we are not supposed to say that...BOL/MOL!

And we found time to help petcretary make a card...
Delilah can be found @ Kitty Cat Chronicles
We are Selfie Hopping with The Kitties Blue, who host this fun weekly feature.