Sunday, January 9, 2022

Selfie Sunday ~ Flashback Time

Petcretary has been working and when she is home with us, she's been spendng a lot of time clearing away all the snow that keeps falling at inopportune moments, though when is snow welcome, except maybe at Christmas? The worst time consumption appens after the plow comes by and dumps all kinds of hardness to the end of our driveway. She won't allow Pawppy to do it on account of his artificail hip and the spinal fusion he had a year ago. And shhe has spent oodles of time at the confuser, making the memorial images for all thoase new angels...such sadness all at once, Sheesh. We are a wee bit in a tizzy around here on account of all that and other issues, we thought it might be fun to look back 2 years, when Benji was new here, and starting his life in our furmily.
So here are some flashback selfies from January 2019.
She hadn't cleaned all the holiday things yet, and has just finished doing that this year , MOL!

We did not have snow but now we have quite a bit!

A very skinny Benji giving his new brofur a kiss:)


The snow came! Yup, its like that now, too...and we need our coats, well by Monday we will!
Benji has been doing a lot of excavating in our back woods area, so then he comes inside all covered in snowballs and mudballs, too. What a mess when he comes inside! He sure is a naughty rascal...maybe when it freezes harder he might not be so inclined to do that.

You can see all the newest Angels in this post...Feeling Sad ~ Many New Angels
Petcretary was waiting at the school door this past Tuesday, and when the class open ed, she was one of four firsties to enter! Teddy's Tuesday Teaser Class
And when she saw the teaser picture she recognized it right away! It was Casa Loma, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Not only has she been there many times before moving to Michigan, when she was an infant in the first few months of her life, she was within walking distance of it. Who knows if her Mom took her for stroller walks there?? LOL! So of course she was also the first right guesser!! A double win!!
Here's The Teaser image:
Casa Loma. Click to enlarge.
These are the badges she won:
There were FOUR First Commenters on the Teaser of January 4, 2022 and I was one of them!!

ONE of our First Commenters was also our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!   Drumroll please!

We told you about our snow, but now we are under a weather advisory for freezing rain and a wintry mix...followed by a sharp dip in the temps to the single digits with highs in the lower teens. Brrr! We for sure will need our coats! Good thing we have lots of sand and salt to deal with all this slippery mess.

 At petcretary's work we ave seen a sharp increase in positive COVID tests...which means we won't have the affected staff with us for quite is hard enough, but when we are short handed it can get awfully busy really fast...overwhelmingly so. So far its only staff and not residents, thankfully. And we all here remain free of this nasty virus and its variants. Now there is talk of a 4th booster...when will this ever end?? So anyways we keep masked in public, and at work of course...and if we have any skin left on our hands...well, all that washing with harsh hospital soap...ugh. Of course they do not provide us with hand lotion at the sinks...

Well, we hope to have a 'real' post next time, the operative word being hope!

Sorry if we have been sparse in our visits, we did read some blogs just to keep up, but commenting didn't always happen...we love you all anyways!

Take care, stay warm and safe! And join us now and every Sunday for The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop! That is something we would hate to miss! We thank you from the bottom of our puppy hearts for always being the wonderful hosts, Miss Janet and all your Kitties Blue!

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  1. Those are lovely flashbacks. I had forgotten how thin Benji was when he arrived.

  2. We loved to see the flasbacks and how little they all were💗Warm Pawkisses for all of you🐾😽💞

  3. Flashbacks are always good.
    Snow - not so much (mol).

  4. Your Petcretary shouldn't feel bad about not posting or commenting. We all know she is working hard to keep the residents where she works safe and has lots to do when she comes home, too. You all look great in your flash back selfies even if Benji was a little skinny back then.

  5. I can tell you If I was still in the workforce I would not be blogging, I started my blog 3 years after I retired. the fact you can blog and work is impressive, and especailly in this pandemic enviornment. I love flashback photos, and all of yours today are precious. I did flash backs also. I wish you safety and protection from this nasty virus. we are here when you are.

  6. thanks for sharing some flashback photos. hope everyone is keeping safe and warm!

  7. Charlee: "Ooh, our Dada says he was at Casa Loma when he was younger during one of their visits to Toronto, but apparently he doesn't remember it very well."
    Chaplin: "Well you know humans don't have very good memories."
    Lulu: "We loved seeing all those flashback selfies of you! Happy times!"

  8. I love the flashback photos. So nice to see Angel Pipo. Congrats on a double firstie. Praying you stay safe from COVID. XO

  9. Aww, I enjoyed these memories.

  10. It's good to see the cats again. I miss their sweet faces.

    Please take care with all that snow. You are right, we lost so many but, from experience, the beautiful graphics you create are a huge comfort.

  11. It’s fun to look back and remember how things were. Benji was so small! And it was nice to see Angel Pipo again.

  12. I love your beautiful loving badges. Really and truly. XX

  13. Hi Guys! We love your the beautiful badges that your Mom create for the angels. And CONCATULATIONS that she is a double winner again this week! We LOVE the flashbacks! And we hope the Omicron does not cause too much work grief.
    We quite empathize with your peep and the snow! We have had a total overabundance! Mom is purrticularly angry at the new village plow guy! We live on the south side of a 45 degree curve and with all the snowfalls we have had in the last couple of weeks and the amount of snow and the fact he only plows in one direction Mom has been having to shovel about 6 feet of road to get our driveway to the plowed street! On the north side of the curve is a 6 foot ditch and several cars have just about rolled down it as there is very little plowed road for the vehicles to drive on. One of our neighbors came down with his riding plow and dug out the piles of snow in the middle of the street that the plow guy should have moved and now our driveway is back to its regular winter length which has made Mom quite happy. So happy, she raked the snow off the roof of the house! I bet we have some snow left in May!

  14. I love the pictures. You are smart not to let daddy shovel. Hopefully you can arrange for someone to clear you out.

  15. that are cute flashback photos... we send lots of power to your petcretary, that things go better...

  16. The selfies are very cute ! Indeed Benji has a very slim model size ! I suppose he is not since a very long time with you ! We have not one snowflake, although thye weatherman announces it since 3 weeks ! In the Ardennes probably yes. That's good that you son learned Chinese, a lot of young people do, it's probably important for the future. My friend's son went to Canada, found a job because of his Chinese and now he stays there !

  17. run flash bax iz all wayz grate ta see; a trip down mem o ree lane. we hope stuff slowz up for petcretarry and her stayz safe at werk and we all sew hope her doez knot KNEAD ta make de awesum
    badgez ... tho we noe everee one troo lee apurreciatez them.... { we due } ♥♥♥

  18. Adorable flashback selfies. Here's hoping the Mother Nature's winter gives you a bit of a shoveling break. Tell your mum to not work so hard. ;)
    Your fur-iends,
    Norman & Elsa 🐾

  19. Thanks for hosting! I am now following your blog!

  20. Just wanted to stop by and say Thank You for your kind words about Max. He's been gone a week now and things just aren't the same anymore around our home. But I know he's with his sister, Amber, again and no longer in pain and that helps a lot.


  21. My mommy doesn't have much time to keep up wif my blog, and she's retired! Your mommy must have six arms and two brains!

  22. Flashback photos are sweet reminders to cherish our loved ones every day while they are here with us. Just seeing their sweet faces made me run to my meowmy for a hug. Purrs, Dori