Well, what a week we had! Busy stuff, sad stuff and happy stuff, too.
Petcretary came home to this a few days ago...
|We want petcretary to order things for us, not clothes and vitamins...BOL!|
Did she get the message?? Hmmm...she just sighed and threw it all in the trash.
On Tuesday at Teaser Class, Petcretary was one of two firsties in the door, but though she had the right answer, she was not first with her guess...well, someone else has to get a chance now and then, LOL!
Wednesday, we confirmed a tree company to come and take down our nasty walnut tree...It got angry at us for those thoughts and dumped more walnuts on us, and several huge branches. Yup, it got windy again. Hopefully it will be done before winter sets in, the tree peeps seem all very busy.
Thursday was Veterans Day, here, but petcretary still prefers to call it Remembrance Day, since she is Canadian.
And she learned something very new, but very sad, too...
This a cousin of petcretary's Dad. His Name is Derk Wierenga Here is the story she heard from her own cousin about Derk.
Derk Wierenga. Derk was a member of the "Dutch Underground" during the
second world war. He risked his life by helping Jewish families take
refuge in north Holland, he also helped many others (including my
father) who were fleeing from the Nazi regime. Derk became a leader in
the Dutch resistance and on Oct 7, 1943 he was captured and sent to
prison. On May 20, 1944 he was executed by the German Army, he was 22
years old. After the war Dirk was laid to rest in a Dutch War Grave
Cemetery in Westernieland, his memorial reads: "I have fought the good
fight, I have kept the faith." "They shall not grow old, we will remember
(Derk was engaged to be married at the time of his arrest...so sad. Thank you Derk. )
Also, Thursday was Poetry Day at Teddy's blog...Always something fun going on there, you know!?!
Anyways, the photo prompt was a very cold snowy picture...Brrr, so petcretary submitted a poem she wrote WAY back in 1973!
(Cold and snow do not age...they just keep coming back year after year...one year she got to make a big snowman on her birthday...and there was an ice storm on another BD...One year when she was having a party, with her Mom, just when everyone had left there was fireworks to the south of us....so much so that the earth was shaking and the above ground wires were swinging...like an earthquake...only it wasn't an earthquake, nor part of their celebration...t was a huge explosion of train cars filled with propane tanks...YIKES! It was about 20 miles from our house...very powerful and dangerous...thankfully after everyone had been evacuated I don't exactly recall, but there were no fatalities. No traffic, cause it was so late at night...)
Snow is gently falling,
Snow is softly piling.
It falls; makes no sound,
While covering the ground.
Snow – like the tide
Covers and will hide-
The earth; there wet, here cold-
All things in its icy hold.
Snow caps the bushes,
While rustling grass hushes.
As it piles up so high,
After falling from the sky.
Snow is like a quilt,
Every space is filled.
Nothing is left bare,
All is covered – everywhere.
Snow is falling gently,
Snow is piling softly.
Only the wind is noisy.
But we here – are cozy!
It snowed here Saturday Morning, and more is expected toady...oh dear, we don't like that cold stuff on our paws... At least it melts pretty quickly since the daytime temps are not below freezing...yet...
We had to yet again, say goodbye to some feline friends,
.Junon, a friend's cat of our blogging friends at The Poupounette earned his wings...
And beloved Tuna Of Moon, aka The Big Katoona, of 'The Tabbies'; also left his family in the midst of deep grief.
|Tuna of Moon, from The Tabbies O'Trout Towne|
My, My! But wait! There's more!!
Petcretary had her birthday, on the 13th...Oh, my she is SO ancient now...and we thank you for all the good wishes sent her way. You can see them all in the previous blog post...
Our unfurbros came over and provided the celebratory meal for her:) But we were not given any...something about too much not good for pups stuff...but we dd get our bowls full of the other good noms we usually eat, and a nice chewy afterwards. And Happy Day...our Wolverine team from U of M won!!
As as an afterthought...OK, not an afterthought....here is another ussie from when the weather was still nice in Mid October...
Here is a funny joke:
Who's the Super-hero Plumber who just fixed your watery issues?
We are thankful to be able to join up with the Kitties Blue at The Cat On my Head for The Sunday Selfies...a regular and well loved feature they host every week. Thanks, Kitties Blue; we love all of you!