I'm an amateur photographer and someday hope to "play" full time with my art. I got my first camera when I was 12 .... remember the 4-sided cube? That was just awesome! I love Shutterfly and have made over a dozen books, lots of calendars for the family and some do-dads offered through the site. I also have an on-line album for the family. My grandmother also had a passion for photos and one of my projects is scanning all the photos onto my shutterfly site so all of the family can share/view them.
My husband and I adore our girls. We are empty-nesters now and miss them to pieces.
Moses was at the pound when my husband arrived a few minutes before closing. He was a puppy and huddled in the corner. They were going to put him down after closing hours....Matt snatched him up and took him home. Hence, the name Moses, rescued from the river. Rest in peace - May 25, 2013
Dee-Dee is my little girl. We chose her from a Precious Lives animal rescue. Her name at P.L. was Double Dee because she had a dewclaw (extra claw high up on her leg) which we had surgically removed. Once she came home, we shortened her name to Dee-Dee. She is all black but as she is aging, the bottom of her snout is turning gray. Just like her momma (if I had hair). Rest in peace.
This is Smoke - 7 years old. While Matt was visiting his dad some years back, he was sitting in his truck with the door open. A little kitty came bouncing down the steps through the fog, jumped up into his lap, curled around and fell asleep. Needless to say, he brought her home. Rest in Peace - November 2013
Lucky must weight 30 pounds. He is like a small panther. A friend of mine was selling her home in the country. And, as a lot of people do, they dump unwanted litters in the country. She tended to them, but because they were moving, she did her best to give each one of them a home (there were over 20). We took Lucky. At the time, he fit in the palm of my hand. He is definitely mamma's boy.
Star is so precious to us. When my sister moved to town with her two boys, she brought a litter that was abandoned in her yard. We nursed them and decided to take her. She is petite and has a unique purr. Star is now in heaven with my dear sister. Rest in Peace - November 2013
Bailey is a rescue from our own neighborhood. During the cold winter, she would jump up on our porch furniture and meow at the front window. It didn't take me long to let her in.
It is not our plan to take in any more.....and my husband keeps a close eye on me when I see strays. Just like the one I saw tonight after we left the restaurant......
It wasn't me this time! It was the hubby!
|Muffin (as in Rag-a-muffin)|
I knew it was going to happen sooner or later!
|Muffin - all grown up|
|Blue - all grown up|
Summer 2013 - Bailey has the same momma as Muffin & Blue (but they are from different litters). Now, momma had another litter of kittens. Momma and kids went to live on a farm, but this 3rd set included Blackie, who stayed behind.
In all ~ 5 cats and 1 dog .... makes for great entertainment!