Cat on a hot laptop.

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You can’t see my laptop in this image can you?


Those of you with cats know how it goes…turn the computer on and out of nowhere the cat appears. He demands his rightful place on the keyboard. We negotiate, I clear him lots of nice space on my desk. No.

After I gently nudge him to the edge of the laptop ten times, he is offended when I restrict him to the floor. We’re both tired and frustrated. I will eat chocolate, he will have to make due with a bug he just found on the floor.

So many heroes.

My heart goes out to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. It’s impossible to wrap my head around the amount of devastation and the trauma that so many people have gone through. In troubled times here in this country, with so much talk of division, here are images that remind us of the selflessness and goodness in people.

It’s the turkey family again!

The turkey family Aug 28 2017 (39 of 1)

I looked out the window today and the turkey parents were shepherding their young across the northwest corner of the backyard!

I haven’t seen them in quite a while and I was really happy to see that everyone was present and accounted for.

I’m wondering if turkeys name their young…if so, what would they name them? I’m having a hard time imagining a turkey named Cindy, or Tony. That brings up the subject of last names. I can’t wrap my head around that…I really can’t.


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Pigeonland is an amusement park of sorts…but…

You will not find elephant ear treats for sale. You will not meet SnowWhite.

You will not pay one hundred million dollars to gain admittance…because people are not allowed in Pigeonland.

You will not pose for pictures with a giant pigeon in red shorts.

There are no rides featuring pigeon shaped vehicles gliding through jungle lagoons where pigeon pirates might jump out at you or sing to you.

Pigeonland is only for the pretty, awkward birds shown above. Pigeons get to hang out together in big groups, eating  popcorn and crackers OFF THE GROUND, THROWN THERE BY COMPLETE STRANGERS!

Pigeonland has statues reserved only for pigeons…(we all know what they do to those poor statues)…but why Pigeonland allows this, I’ll never know.

In Pigeonland, the pigeons get to fly and I know that we all want to do that, but it’s not going to happen…at least not until we grow wings.

I’m posting this as a favor to you all. If you had, “Go to Pigeonland for vacation”, on your “bucket list”, erase it from the list. I’ve seen too many friends go through severe disappointment when they find out that Pigeonland is so exclusive…don’t let this happen to you.