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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Hootin' Anni's Scavenger Hunt on Halloween

Hosted By Hootin' Anni 


 #1  a sign 

#2 Something Seasonal


#3. Yellow Leaf




#4. Anything miniature

Mini Madi tracked these giant paw prints 



 #5. Pumpkin

#6.  Something Dated



#7. Anything lighted



#8 Decorated Door


#9. Printed Author's name
 Carol Dean Jones' is the Auntie to Teddy at One Spoiled Cat
#9. Mystery something macro 
Guess????...the mystery will be solved at the end of this post.




Saturday Symmetry on Halloween

 

#10. Macro Mystery reveal
Duck Whistle, in 1999 we visited Branson, Missouri
While there we rode the Duck car/boat.  They gave everyone a whistle
We have 2 one by each land line...anytime a scammer calls we blow it





Friday, October 30, 2020

Final Fiction, Nature and Feline Friday: Halloween from around our 'hood



Today for Nature Friday and Final Fiction Friday I have some
tales from my 'hood!!
First Up Cody my absolutely favorite K9 resident of my 'hood
I have know Cody for 13 1/2 years. His mom told me they think he is
a mix Great Pyrenes and Newfie. He never barks.
When he was younger he would stand to greet you when you approached.
He would slowly move his head until it met your hand.
Cody now holds court sitting in his official SPOT
Any time we walk in the 'hood Cody is here.

The last few weeks of October there have an unusual amount of Foggy days...which of course have made some fine Halloween Photos.  These next two were taken at 9 am from the front of our house. 





Now for some spooky photos of Halloween decorations around the 'hood.  We think the folks who live in this house are 'ghostly'!  Never ever do we see humans but they always have the best decorations
for every occasion.  Photos taken at 9 am... the pumpkin head in the center had flashing lights

This is the other side of the front yard. I have no idea where they store all these decorations.

Same house on a sunny day they had just started to decorate.  The genie is no where in sight now 



My 'hood story ends here at the Zombie Grave yard....There will be no Trick or Treating  this year but it has been fun to see that folks are still embracing the time of year.


Last but by no means least Angel Madi and I were all about fun and gaiety and 
most of all we never took/take ourselves too seriously....so this if for you and I hope it makes you smile

There is a long back story to this photo. Short version: I have looked high and low for anew robe with a zipper front.  All I found in the stores were the wrong fabric and tied in the front and most pastel colors.  I was told Covid 19 had delayed winter shipments. I was so thrilled when a dear friend sent me a link to this robe.  When it arrived, I commented I felt like a queen in it.  Then another dear friend ordered me a Tiara. Of course, I had to model the Ruby my Royal Robe and my tiara.


I owe my royal attire to two dear friends who are Online shopping gurus:
My purrsonal robe shopper in Pencil Van ia
My purrsonal Tiara maker DownUnder 
and
My PR coach from UT
Thank you!!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Thoroughly Thankful and Poetic Thursday #43

Thankful Thursday hosted by

Dearest Auntie HiC 

I have 2 great big Thankfuls today


#1.

I am very thankful for my wonderful, Tech Ms. Tara always takes great care of me. I’ve been having trouble expelling a hair ball the last couple days, so I took a trip to the vet yesterday.  Xray shows severe constipation, and I have a respiratory infection. That’s why he’s been gagging (coughing).😞 They gave me my first dose of antibiotics and laxative.😹 But, yuck, I hate the Laxatone.  Hopefully it works otherwise I have to go back for something very unpleasant that I won't talk about.


5:59 am today breaking news from Kat the Laxatone worked miracles!!

Auntie mom is a nervous wreck....

Vet Tech Tara is an (ala) Bama fans too!


#2. And best of all!!

We’re celebrating my 2 year Gotcha’ Day this week. 😻
It’s been a great ride so far.  I sure didn't want to be sick on 
my Gotcha Day but I'm thankful I have a devoted Mom and Dad.
I picked out my own music for the video. Yeah, I’m a Cool Cat. 😹
Sound on, please:

😻
❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew 

OHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOO‼️‼️‼️‼️
Dear sweet Nephew Kat.
I am so sorry to read that you are have a stubborn hairball. 
Your  gal Vet tech Tara is a jewel of a gal.  I am 100% sure she has the magic touch. Uncle and I send you tons tons happy Gotcha week love and hugs.  
Your mom has a gift selecting purrfect Tic tok music. We loved the photo in the video of you on the blue chair.
❤️❤️πŸ₯°πŸŒΉπŸΎπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜»lovingly Auntie HiC 

 Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 

Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.


Here is today's inspiration



I remember days like this
Travel was easy
Smiling faces, thinking of happy places
No fear about who was near.
Any mask spoken of was stored in the ceiling

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wordless Wednesday

 

Hosted by Comedy Plus

One of the many pieces of outdoor art on the Trail at the NC Museum of Art.  I've taken many photos of it but never shared...today is your lucky Day!!  I have words for it but I won't use them. Art is in the eyes of the beholder...  so tell me what do your eyes behold?


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Happy Tuesday with Kat...my 1st feline Nephew

 


 

Dearest Auntie HiC

I went the vet for annual exam and vaccines.  

I was a very good boy, and got lots of hugs from the techs. πŸ’•

I also received this special red award for being the Most Handsome Kitty of the Day! Mom says it’s a rabies tag, but I know better. 😹

 


I spent the rest of the day chillin on my chair. It’s exhausting being
a Chunky Hunk! 😻

❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew


Dearest First Feline Nephew Kat
Oh dear me I'm so very jealous all those vet techs got
to love on you.  You are irresistible so I know they had no choice but to love on you.
I agree you know Auntie HiC loves RED so if is for 100% certain a most handsome award!!!

Lovingly your 
Auntie HiC  


Monday, October 26, 2020

Awww Monday and Sparks and Reminder

I saw this simple garden flag in a yard not far from our house.
I thought it would be a perfect Sparks.



Reminder Final Fiction Friday is this week, October 30th. Join us by sharing stories  and photos, or just photos of things going in around your 'hood.  

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Sunday, October 25, 2020