It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Just Married

                                                  May they live a long and happy life .

I would have loved to have gone to that wedding. As boring and sometimes uncomfortable as it is to sit through a long ceremony, it would have been a memorable experience.
I loved her dress. I loved they way they looked together . I love the village and those streets and the high walls around the castle. Being an Anglophile, you could just say, I loved it all. It was right up my alley, as my husband would say.

Have a Happy Weekend .. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Adventures of a Cat Rescuer

This place I live in, in Florida is quite nice ... a "gated community" meaning we are supposed to think we are safer with gates and fences around us.
All of the homes are lovely, large and modern and in good condition. The front looks like a house, the back is almost completely windows and a wall of sliding glass doors.
Mine faces the forest ... my window walls ... so the view is fabulous and ever changing.
The front is windows in my bedroom upstairs where the view is skies and the neighbors across the street.
Mostly I see clouds, sunsets , moons and the occasional raccoon, deer, wolf ??, one green snake and lost/roaming house cats.

The "House Cats" I use loosely since the morons who chose to live with a forest full of wild creatures that would eat a cat for lunch, let their cats out all the time to wander.
I know of one little cat that  was killed in the visitors parking lot ... napping under a car is never a good idea.. poor sweet thing, bad choice of humans.
And now we come to my situation. .. I have cats. I had my own cats upon arrival, then my Mom died and my daughter told me take her cat or she would take it to a shelter.
You Know I was not going to do that to that poor cat whose life just changed like mine did ! We lost our mom and then ...... ?
So I took her ... she is enormous .. one of those Believe it Or Not cats ... but as huge and impossible to pick up as she is , she has this little girl cat meow and she is affectionate and funny and I love her.

So I have seen the wolves/wild animals in the forest lately, coming out onto the grass where the town homes are... like my back yard.
They are beautiful but dangerous. I will not tell anyone, I am minding my own business, especially after last night .

A cat came to the door crying. There had been something in the woods earlier that was large and worried me enough that I made the cats come into the house instead of out on the lanai that is only screens ..
and now here is this cat , crying to come in and I have no idea what to do ... so I let it in.

I fed it then opened the door so it could go home. It didn't want to go.

I took a walk down the street and knocked on a door and asked the man if he had a cat missing.
And I was insulted, yelled at and threatened for asking ... what a good neighbor, how lucky am I ?

So I went home planning on my trip back to NY where crazy people are much nicer and  an old woman with a dozen cats won't be noticed at all.

The little cat from somewhere else, slept in a nest that I made for her, on the lanai .
I opened the door for her this morning so she could scurry home.
She yawned , purred and went back to sleep.

Today will be tough, my cats have to stay in and be safe, they want out.
She has to stay on the lanai or go home, right now she wants in.

I am having coffee and staying upstairs with the computer and I want to go back home.
Not once in the time we lived in NY, did a neighbor ever speak to me in any way but kindly or with good manners.
Here, in a matter of months, I have had a total stranger / neighbor, yell at me in a threatening way.

The cats and I are weighing our options.
Honey is napping ..

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