Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December 2009

I'm a little under the weather at the moment but much better than I was yesterday. I have a sinus infection and I started on antibiotics yesterday and feel a little better today. :(
I know you all remember Roxie, the Border Collie I adopted from the shelter. Roxie was a 4 month old puppy when we got her. She is the MOST hyper dog I've ever seen !! She is WAY TOO rambunctious for this farm. She dug holes that could cause a broken bone in a heartbeat! I've had three too many of those!




Meet Haley, Vincent and Tony, our niece and nephews. They live in New Orleans. These children have NEVER had a dog as they lived in an apartment where dogs were not allowed.
Well, they moved into a house with a big fenced yard recently and were just dying for a dog!
So we took Roxie down to New Orleans a few weeks ago and gave her to these precious babies!
Roxie, hit the lottery folks! She is now a "lap dog"! She is sooooo spoiled we can smell her up here! Tony, the oldest exclaimed; " she is the best Christmas present ever" ! She even got "ham and eggs" for her Christmas Dinner along with a sack full of toys!Sometimes an animal is just not the right fit for one family but a perfect fit for another, I'm sure Roxie is very grateful to be where she is now! :)

On a sad note, we lost Miss Kitty. I cried for days over this kitten. We had had her for 6 days, I'd been keeping her in my library. For two days prior, I had let her stay in the carport during the day to get acquainted with TC our outdoor cat and would bring her in the house at night. She would not go out of the carport at all! I had her a litter box there and food and water. On the third day( Dec.18th) I went to the post office to mail some packages. She was in a chair on the carport when I got into the car. When I came back from the post office she was gone! We have concluded that she must have gotten up under my car when I got in it and rode under it . We went door to door around the PO and searched for days. No Miss Kitty! My heart is broke over this!If only I'd put her in the house when I left. :(


Here she is playing in the leg/foot part of my massage chair. :(




Yesterday morning we thought we were going to have a beautiful sunrise..........






It did its best to come out for a little while.............







Only if to reveal a heavy frost under 23 degrees..............
















Frost and 23 degrees didn't stop Hubby from fishing and catching 13 huge Bream/blue gill.











It looked like a dusting of snow! There is snow in our forecast next Monday!











I love how quite it is in very cold weather...........













Remember a couple of weeks ago when we got 4 inches of rain overnight on already soaked ground? Here's some pics.............These are the pines on the front.














This is the left side of our drive.............















This is our drive and road under water.............




























The water covered the whole road.............





A calf is "island in" on the left of the drive............



















Well, it's raining again right now, 100% chance all day! Cold and gloomy! Good day for a sick body to rest! December 2009 has been the wettest month on record for Mississippi. Our area has gotten 14 1/2 inches so far. Have a great day everyone!

















19 comments:

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Sorry for your loss of kitten. Great decision to relocate pup to a family of children, they can grow together. Feel better soon. Enjoy your blog.

Morning's Minion said...

Losing a pet is always hard. I think sometimes of the ones that "disappeared" and we never knew how or where. A few over the years met a bad ending in the road--a gruesome end, but at least we knew. I think we long for a better world, where there are not so many abused and abandoned animals. You did what you could.
Stay warm, take the meds, and curl up with a book or two. This post-holiday week can be a rough one!

jeannette stgermain said...

Get better soon! Sorry losing the kitten. Love those frosted over grounds! take care, Carol!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Get well soon....sorry for your loss.

Missy B. said...

I am so sad to learn about Miss Kitty. Hopefully she is somewhere dry and warm...you know if someone else saw her roaming around they would take her in. And what a wonderful new life for Roxie...sounds like a perfect fit.
I hope you feel better soon - curl up with something hot to drink and a good book. :)

Journaling Woman said...

Sorry about your kitty. I can feel your pain coming through. Please don't beat yourself up. Sometimes things happen and we couldn't have changed it for the world.

I noticed that about the 2 inches of snow we got last night...how quiet it was. In fact I didn't know it was snowing until I heard the quiet and went to the window and saw the snow.

Feel better soon.

Kat said...

I was wondering what happened to you. I kinda figured you must be sick. I am sorry you lost Miss Kitty. We lost so many that way when we were kids. They try to get warm in the engine.
I am glad that Haley, Vincent and Tony got Roxie!! Sounds like a perfect match to me. Dogs with lots of energy need children! Children with lots of energy need dogs! haha.

Jen Chandler said...

Get to feeling better dear. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of the little kitten. Such a sad thing indeed. It's so hard to lose a pet. I'm glad the dog found a home it can be its crazy self at :)

Have a wonderful New Year!
Jen

Vicki Lane said...

Get well soon, Carol!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Hope you get well soon Carol !
I've also been sparce in the blogging community lately, sometimes you just have to take care of business....
Don't give up on your kitty, she may return.
Have you posted any fliers around the area, we once lost a cat, and it took ten months to find her again.
Take it easy, and get some rest...a little lemon, honey and "Jack" toddy may help ;)

Elizabeth Bradley said...

We gave up on keeping cats here in So. Cal over ten years ago. Seems the coyotes always get them. I'm so sorry to hear your kitty is missing. It's a happy story about the dog's ultimate placement! Happy New Year!

Wobegon Cottage(alice) said...

Sorry to hear about miss kitty..do you think she might show up later? Well your Titans are playing my Seahawks the Titans will probably win. I have won two football pools my sister-in-law puts me in every year..go Titans (get well)

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I'm sure Roxie is so excited about her new home. I'm sorry about your kitten, though...that's so hard!

Hope the rain dries up and that you feel better soon...

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

lakeviewer said...

Oh, so sorry for your malady. Do get better soon.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carol, You all have really gotten the rain, haven't you??? Right now--it is 35 degrees and raining here. We still haven't gotten much snow.

Sorry about your kitty... Hope you find it ---or hope it finds a good home.. I know how sad that makes you...

AND--I'm glad that the Border Collie has a good home now. Sounds like that all worked out well.

Sorry to hear you are sick again. You need a good dose of Vitamin C... I take 1000 mg's every day... Take care of yourself, Carol.

Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Betsy

Marguerite said...

So sorry to hear about Miss Kitty. But that's great about Roxie getting such a good home. Get well soon, and have a Happy New Year, cher!

Arkansas Patti said...

Aw Carol, I am so sorry about Miss Kitty. The "not knowing" is awful. Hopefully she found a family to take her in.
Sounds like a perfect move for Roxie. All dogs should be spoiled till they smell. You made so many happy with that move.
Soooo sorry you are puny. Hope those antibiotics work soon so the New Year will start nice and healthy.
All the best to you and yours.

NitWit1 said...

I guess we (inc. husband) can commiserate with you and about half of blogworld who mustg have the same thing.

We are having coughing marathons to see who is the last (wo)man standing.

rest and stay dry and warm.

Maybe kitty will come home.

Happy and Healthy New Year!

Janet, said...

Sorry about Miss Kitty and I hope you feel better soon. It sounds like being down south doesn't exclude you from the cold weather in the winter. I think the nieces and nephews and Roxie will get along just fine.