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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Midnight Found her Career Posing with Sticks!

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.

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After that stick

After that stick

she actually moved that log to get that stick. The stick got away

she actually moved that log to get that stick. The stick got away

So she found this one and after that she no longer would carry  short sticks . She had to have the long ones.

So she found this one and after that she no longer would carry short sticks . She had to have the long ones.

My friend and guide Kori and Midnight and of course the Stick.

My friend and guide Kori and Midnight and of course the Stick.

So when Midnight lost her stick she tried taken Kori's. I had to go find another stick for her so she would leave Kori's alone abd she would not take a short one it had to be a long one!

So when Midnight lost her stick she tried taken Kori’s. I had to go find another stick for her so she would leave Kori’s alone but she would not take a short one it had to be a long one!

After that she lost that one and decided to Explore with BabyGirl instead.

Exploring and night vision working well LOL

Exploring and night vision working well LOL

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 :

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But it didn’t really work out so I guess she found her new career in Posing with sticks  !

Thoughts of my Memorial Day 2013

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 :

Army Correspondence.
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  Stevens Cemetery North Bangor, NY

Frank Mallette
Stevens Cemetery North Bangor, NY

Frank Mallette’s  son Paul Mallette my uncle served in WWII   United States Army 420 ARMDFLD ARTY BN

Paul Mallette Stevens Cemetery North Bangor , NY

Paul Mallette
Stevens Cemetery
North Bangor , NY

Paul Mallette

Paul Mallette

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.

David Brackett Jr United States Navy

David Brackett Jr
United States Navy

My son Brian and David and the USS Taylor in Port in Philadelphia Pa 2008

                     

USS Taylor at twlight

USS Taylor at twilight Philadelphia PA 2008 

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.

On board the USS Taylor

On board the USS Taylor

 David and Brian  Inside USS Taylor

David and Brian
Inside USS Taylor

 

David today at work

David today at work

 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.

Exploring our Little part of the World

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 )

BabyGirl looking for the little fish.

BabyGirl looking for the little fish. I noticed her scooping water in her mouth and discovered she was trying to scoop fish.

A look ahead of what we were about to hike.
A look ahead of what we were about to hike.

My friend Kori with BabyGirl. Kori is the one who is showing me all the great spots in our area to explore.

My friend Kori with BabyGirl. Kori is the one who is showing me all the great spots in our area to explore.

BabyGirl stopping to look and see if she can find a fish snack.

BabyGirl stopping to look and see if she can find a fish snack.

Exploring and night vision working well LOL

Exploring and night vision working well LOL

More exploring

More exploring

A look at what's ahead to hike!

A look at what’s ahead to hike!

BabyGirl doesn't even slow down. She a true hiker and tackles it with ease.

BabyGirl doesn’t even slow down. She a true hiker and tackles it with ease.

Still has fish snacks on her mind LOL

Still has fish snacks on her mind LOL

A Happy BabyGirl

A Happy BabyGirl

A look ahead of what we are about to  enter

A look ahead of what we are about to enter

Another look ahead

Another look ahead

More exploring

More exploring

Mother Natures Beauty

Mother Natures Beauty

A look ahead. If you look threw the trees on the right you will see the falls.

A look ahead. If you look threw the trees on the right you will see the falls.

Midnight leading the way

Midnight leading the way

Arrival at the Falls

Arrival at the Falls. Just to note the only way to reach these falls is the creek hike we took.

The girls stopping to take in the Falls

The girls stopping to take in the Falls

A very Happy BabyGirl

A very Happy BabyGirl

Midnight testing her climbing skills

Midnight testing her climbing skills

Climbing skills excellent !

Climbing skills excellent !

Special Thanks to Kori my guide who is showing me many wonderful places to explore in my little part of the world.

Special Thanks to Kori my guide who is showing me many wonderful places to explore in my little part of the world.

 

Wordless Wednesday

NYCACC be Accountable for not doing right by the Animals

Every once in awhile I post something about animals that is important to me. This is one of those times. There is a Petition   going around to give New York City a little shove towards doing the right Thing.

I know it is such a shame that you have to give our elected officials and our government departments a shove to do the right thing. This is what we must do so I am trying to help do that.

It is so important to me as I have one of those dogs from NYC as part of my Family. Here she is on her intake photo. She looks so frighten and do you blame her for being so scared? Midnight was going to be killed because she had kennel cough. It is very treatable and more important  it is preventable.

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      This is a photo (below) a volunteer took. The volunteer took the time to have her comfortable to take her picture. The VOLUNTEERS are AMAZING at the NYCACC. Thank you guy’s so much for all the care you give to the NYCACC animals. This is the picture I saw on my Facebook in the middle of the night on a To Be Destroyed List on Urgent Part 2 Death Row Dogs.  A Facebook site that post dogs that are not seen by the public. I had this feeling that I needed to give her a home and I am so glad I did. She is so very sweet and smart. I contacted a Rescue in NYC  Social Tees Animal Rescue  and they made it happen for Midnight to become part of my Family. I live in Western NY and Midnight traveled across NY state to find her forever home.

There are so many people out there that are trying to save these animals and yet the NYCACC is suppose to be doing what so many of these caring people do. That is why it is so important to sign thePetition . To make NYCACC and the NYC Department of health accountable for not doing their job and not doing it right. So please sign the Petition and make NYCACC know they need to do their job and do it right. NYC is suppose to be a leader and yet they are so un-evolved when it comes to our pets.
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This is Midnight sense she has been with me. All NYCACC wanted to do with her is kill her.

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Wordless Wednesday

Holy Cow is it windy here!

I took BabyGirl and Midnight out to play earlier today even though it was windy. I live on top of a hill so we really get strong winds. Today a newspaper was flying in the wind and it followed BabyGirl then she turned around saw it and dodged it. It was so funny. They had a great time outside and came in to nap.

I look out the window a while later and this is what I saw. Not only was my picnic table making it’s way threw the yard but my hummingbird feeder was emptied by the wind not the birds.

 

I went to the back door to take the above picture and I noticed more of my stuff that had been thrown around by the wind. This grill is not light and yet the wind managed to move it! The thing  in between my grills is a party tent I was going to put up for shade in the yard. It has metal frame but I am now glad I hadn’t gotten around to put it up yet as it probably would have ended up in the corn field lol .

Rainy Day’s What You Going To Do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well it starts out like this. ( Note  some of my pictures are a little edited because I am trying to learn how to edit , borders etc.. I realize that I am not good at it yet and have mistakes. But The pics of the dogs were good so I used them anyway.)SDC12003_rounded_corners

It progresses to kissing

 

It then turns to kissing and nibbling

 

 

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Which then goes one step further to standing ,kissing, and nibbling 

 


Then it turns into all out play

 

Then you add a piece of your old toy to the mix ( Notice how lazy Midnight finally stands up )

 

Then all settles down until the next round . That is what you do on a Rainy Day

 

BabyGirls Birthday

 

 

Yesterday BabyGirl turned 8 years old. We have not had her little party yet as between getting windows installed and the  rainy weather  it had to be put off. She did have her Special Birthday Dinner. She ok with waiting on cake and milk. ( She knows her cake is on the counter!) The picture is of her latest adventure to a creek by our house. We have another creek adventure planed and this time the new creek will end with a waterfall!

We are looking forward to  adventures  this  Spring and Summer and excited about exploring our surroundings. On that Note I just have to say Happy Birthday BabyGirl!                                                                                                   

 

 

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