Who knew that a large stick would make such a happy face on Midnight.
Finally I have a computer again! A present from my son. That was a little hard all those months with just a Kindle Fire. The other way I also looked at it was I was just glad I had a way online. I did have to stop a lot of things I like to do. That is all over now. I’ll tell ya I can go threw a lot of computers. The last one died because of a electrical fire. The computer and electric wires were the only casulties. Electric repaired and computer replaced I’m all good. I was just thankful I noticed the fire before it really became a big problem.
This past summer Midnight knocked over one of my little yard tables and this is what was attached to it
My son taught me how to make stuffed grape leaves. They are so good.
I have a little mini slow cooker so I also have been making from scratch chicken soup.
My Ouick Fire Hydrangea started out this spring Like this
Summertime it transformed into this
It then proceeded to change color to pink blooms. That was about the time to much stuff was going on and I wasn’t doing much picture taken. I hope to get all the stages starting next spring.
My sister had a Rose bush she didn’t want any more so I brought it home and planted it. It bloomed this year
My Lilly’s did great . I have sense transplanted the to a new flower bed in the back yard. all total 15 Lillies. They had babies. I think it is going to look so awsome. I am letting the wild strawberries take over in those beds for the bunnies as I like to watch them.
The birds have caught on that cats don’t come around my yard so they have made nests in my Junipers.
Baby birds did great because no cats around to eat them during that crucial time they are on the ground learning to fly.
My neighbors cat waits for the moment in his yard. He doesn.t dare come into mine because he knows BabyGirl and Midnight guard their yard. Mr. Whiskers found that out the hard way.
Of course Midnight and BabyGirl are working as a team covering all the bases on look out.
Midnight goofy face
Also Last but not least BabyGirl wearing her Glow in the dark Beer Paws Bottle opener That I purchased for both dogs threw Wayward Dogs a fellow Blogger. First Blog I ever read and still following. I have not yet been able to get Midnight with hers but I will. Portion of the procedes go to helping the dogs in Kansas City.
Back in February I sadly had to send Molly over rainbow bride because og Feline Leukemia. She is so missed to this day.
They are inside cats (girls) and are spaded so I never thought about them getting Feline Leukemia. Really I didn ‘t know there was a shot to prevent it . I know about dogs and my knowledge about cats has been limited. A feral cat was courting my girls threw the window and managed to convince Molly to sneak out one day.( I have no idea why this cat liked my girls as they are spaded but he did) . Molly spent the night with this cat and returned in the morning. This is I believe how she got sick.
Her best friend Mary Jane had to wait to get the test the vet said.
So yesterday was the day Mary Jane was to get her check up and test. She had a negitive test result and her checkup is she is a healthy middle aged kitty. I am so glad that stress is over with. She recived her Feline Leukemia shot and her Rabies shot and all is well for her. We miss Molly so much but in a way Molly ‘ s life and death educated me on cats and in turned helped me protect Mary Jane.
As I stated in my Blog Exploring our Little part of our World that I left out pictures that had sticks in them because that was a whole other Blog. Well this is that Blog.
Back in Jan of 2012 I wrote a Blog titled Sticks because I seen a fellow Blogger Emily Our Waldo Bungie write about her foster dog Ginger Rogers Protector from Sticks. Sense then I have noticed Midnight prefers a stick over any toy there is. Midnight is still protector from sticks.
When Midnight first came to live with me she was put on a 40 ft lead as I didn’t know her well enough yet to let her go un leashed. She did start her no lead training but even on the lead she managed to find sticks.
After that she lost that one and decided to Explore with BabyGirl instead.
So while BabyGirl has had a career in Posing with Yogurt Cups and Midnight did try posing with Yogart Cups and they were to small for her to pose with so she tried this :
But it didn’t really work out so I guess she found her new career in Posing with sticks !
Last year I did a Blog on Memorial Day of those in my family who served our country. I had only put who I knew served. Sense then I have been researching my family history and making a family tree. On this Memorial Day I get to include more of family who served due to this research.
While Researching I found this site New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center and Discovered My 2nd Great Grandfather John Mallette ( who was born in Canada French) served in the Civil war. On this site I found a Letter that describes the Battle in which he was Killed in Action. The letter can be found here. The title on the letter is :
LETTER FROM THE 98TH REGIMENT.
CAMP 98TH REGIMENT, N. Y. V.,
BERMUDA HUNDREDS, May 17, 1864.
My thoughts will be with him on this Day.
His brother Peter Mallette( also born Canada ,French) also served in the Civil War. He was wounded and mustered out. Sense this information is new to me I have yet to compile all the information. He served and I am honored to mention him for this Memorial Day.
I must mention that I was surprised to find that my Family History goes back to Canada French. I am sure as I continue to research I will find many family members who served in our Military.
Now John Mallettes Grandson my Grandfather Frank Mallette served in WWI United States Army 303 Wagon Co.
Frank Mallette’s son Paul Mallette my uncle served in WWII United States Army 420 ARMDFLD ARTY BN
Picture was in a house fire and has some water damage and had to be trimmed but I am so glad that it could be saved.
Now Frank Mallette Great Grandson David Brackett Jr Served in Iraq War United States Navy on the USS Taylor. He was in Commucations . He served from November 2004 – May 2009.
My son and I were living in Philadelphia at the time Davids ship came to port and it had been so long sense we had seen him. We were happy to get to spend some time with him. We also got to tour his ship.
My thoughts will be with all my Family who served in the Military. I know it wasn’t easy for them and I know they knew it was necessary to serve. Thank you all who served our country and keep us safe.
We went on the hike down the creek that ended with waterfalls. I gave the ending away on my Wordless Wednesday. I just had to post the pick of BabyGirl and Midnight looking at them when we first arrived there at the falls.
The hike there was just awesome and we all had a great time. It was about 1 1/2 miles up the creek to the falls. We rested on a ledge by the falls and had our lunch and while everyone else was in the heat we had Mother Natures air conditioning. We started out about 11 am and ended at 4:30 pm for the entire hike and spending time at the falls. I discovered Midnight could swim as some parts of the creek were deep enough for swimming and of coarse catching little fish and chasing floating sticks. (next blog will be about the sticks. I didn’t post some pictures involving sticks because that is a whole other blog to write )
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