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Saturday, March 9, 2019


In case you all don't already know it...
I do so love getting and sharing email from my most handsome nephew KAT
I rec'd this photo and email on Thursday..

Dearest Aunty HiC:
Looks like a beautiful day here. I’ve been doing some bird watching this morning. I’ve seen chickadees, a tufted titmouse, and even a male cardinal. Hu-Mum says we’re going for a walkie later, and I can’t wait! 😺
Hope you have a good day, too!
❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew

My reply was:

Dearest Nephew...if you get any more handsome and adorable your Uncle B is gonna come kat-nap you!  You are so very precious..
Lovingly your Aunty HiC and Uncle B

Friday, March 8, 2019

Nature Friday, the Gorgeous, the Better x 2 and the UGLY

Hosted by my Niece Rosy, and her 2 brudders Arty and Jakey HERE

Saturday March 2 started out with clouds which quickly burned off
giving us glorious blue skies.

We were out and are some of the 50 photos I took.
Of course I'll share them all eventually.

Our newest planting of daffies with orange throats.

More times than I can count we have passed by the grove of Bamboo trees
IN RALEIGH. They are growing right in the middle of a neighborhood.
 They always amaze and delight me.
I had my camera this time.

I did not know we had bamboo plants that are native to North Carolina
Bamboos are the largest of the grasses, with more than 1600 species on the planet; 64 percent of which are native to Southeast Asia. Thirty-three percent grow in Latin America, and the rest in Africa and Oceania.  (click here for more). In North America, Arundinaria is our only native bamboo genus with three native species occurring here:

According to the USDA Plant Profiles, all three native Arundinaria speices occur in North Carolina.



This has been parked by our house for a WEEK.
He had a perfectly respectable white pick he has this.
This is the view from our back porch.

It belongs to the guy 3 doors up from us.
There are 3 drivers living in the house they have 5 vehicles.
He had a white pick up he must have traded for this.
Why doesn't he park it in front of his own house?
His choice of parking has been a sore subject for the neighborhood for over a year, he parks
WHERE EVER he wants to park.
I have some thoughts but I'll keep them to myself.

Mother Nature has been unkind to it....

At least it doesn't look so sad now.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Pictorial Thursday

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is today's pictorial inspiration

In deep thought she sat 
She gazed adoringly at the rose
Where did it come from she did not 'nose'!

Today Buddy, Dakota and Kat are very thankful for Brian's 
Thankful Thursday Hop

Today my nephews Kat and Buddy and niece Dakota
would like to pawticipate in Thankful Thursday with an

Ode to February

February is gone 
Happy T(r)ails are here again!!
We are not alone in our glee
Early February, oh ME,
Hu-Mum swallowed a stone 
Eleven days later it was gone!! 
 February twenty EIGHT
Hu-Dad had a date 
to have his hip bone replaced..  
Today we are happy to say the peeps are healing.
We no longer have to pace about
 from one to another on our nursing route.

Kat, Buddy, and Dakota

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Golden K9 and Kat Wednesday

Dakota Kat's Golden Sister wanted to show you 
their forsythia....she says we should all stop and smell them....

I rec'd a funny email from my Feline nephew on Sunday March 3

Dearest Aunty HiC,
I didn’t get a walkie today because of the rain, so I used the time to catch up on my beauty sleep. I’m not real happy about this pillow on the sofa! I hissed at it, but it didn’t move.  I strategically placed the business end of myself right on it!! Just Sayin' Teeheehee! 😹😹😹
❤️ Kat, Your Funny Feline Nephew

I replied, dearest Nephew don't worry your sweet little head about this...
I edited it for you!!
Lovingly Aunty HiC

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

MyMe: #3 of 3 Nala and Simba

Last week I told you about Jackson the Retriever

This week I'd like to tell you about 

Nala and Simba the heroes.

Nala and Simba, 5 year old litter mates, I was their nanny too.  
They came to N C State with their
human B who was from Oregon but had just completed his B.S, at UNC.
UNC and NCSU are huge rivals.  I always told B he came to NCSU to get his REAL education.
B was also a graduate student in Physics working toward his PhD.
 During fall break of B's first year at NCSU, he went home to visit his family in Oregon.
His mom was concerned about his weight loss and lack of energy.  B had attributed it to the demands of Grad School.  Mom wasn't buying that.  She made him an appointment with his local doctor.
B was immediately put through a barrage of tests.  At 23 he was diagnosed with Diabetes.
He stayed in Oregon a week longer so they could get his diet and meds under control, which was daily finger pricks and  insulin shots.  Needless to say, I was shocked when he told me about this.
He regained his stamina and continued on with the daily routine of classes and research. He was an excellent student.   Most of the grad students worked into the night so it was not unusual for them to show up after lunch.  One day I was a little surprised when his adviser/professor came to me to ask if I had heard from him.  I had not, he asked me to call B.  Which I did (mind you this was way before the technology of today).  I did not get an answer so I just 'assumed' B was on his way to campus.
Later that day I rec'd a call from B.  He had a medical emergency.
Sometime during the night, his blood sugar got out of sync.  He was awakened by Nala and Simba alternately  jumping on him like he was a trampoline.  They were meowing to the top of their lungs.  He could not quite understand what was going on with them.  Their food bowls were left full at night and they had water. He knew he felt funny but thought it was from a busy day. Those two precious kitties had awakened him out of a semi diabetic coma.  No one could explain it but somehow they knew.  They had been with him for 5+ years THEY knew him and his routine..  Maybe it was is body chemistry putting off a particular smell they didn't like.
No matter, they saved his life. He awoke took his meds and ate and called his doctor.
I told him from that day forward,if he was not at work by 9 am, I was calling him or coming to his home to check on him.
Within a few weeks, insurance approved him for a insulin pump.  Nala and Simba returned to their
life as care free cats.  Down the road B met his lady love too. He very successfully defended his
PhD thesis, they got married, he was offered a Post Doc fellowship in Germany.  Today he is a tenured professor at University College in Dublin, Ireland. They have two beautiful sons.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Awww Monday and Sparks


are all about spreading cheer and positive vibes via quotes.

Today I am pawticipating in
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Kat is a rescue living the life now!!

Hu-Mum has had a lot on her mind this past week.
Hu-Dad had pending hip surgery the day this photo was taken the last week of February!!
 I've been trying to keep her busy by playing with her.
Sometimes she wears me out!!! MOL
When I get tired of playing, I nap under the rug. She thinks I’m a silly boy! 😹
We’ll all be back to normal around here soon. Can’t wait!
Hu-Dad had his hip replaced on 2/28...

❤️ Kat

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Secret Lives of Y and Z

November Reader's Digest and I happened upon this article, 
"The Secret Lives of Letters", by Brooke Nelson.  Mr. Nelson says letters may be small characters, but there are amazing stories behind all 26 alphabet all-stars.

There you have it folks the secret lives of the 26 letters that make up words.
It was fun sharing them.  I learned a lot and I hope you did