Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Good News

Late Sunday evening,  I tempted Oliver with his favorite food Chicken Florentine, and lo and behold he decided to eat a little.
Each day he has slowly eaten small amounts, nothing huge, but at least it shows he is interested and is gaining strength.
Thank you for all of the suggestions in tempting him to partake, they are truly appreciated.


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Oliver Update (2)

SUNDAY UPDATE: June 28 2020
Oliver is still not eating , I am force-feeding with nutritional supplements, he shows interest in strong smelling food, but refuses to partake.
Thankfully he is drinking water, and chicken broth.
No pneumonia, of which I'm grateful.
I've been sitting him in his cage, outside on the covered porch for an hour or two morning and night, it seems to perk him up.
We continue to fight...……
Thank you for your continued healing-wishes.
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Thank you for all of your prayers and well-wishes for Oliver's recovery.
I'm ecstatic to share with you the news, that I was able to bring him home last night, his temperature has returned to normal and despite being several pounds lighter, the vet felt it best for him to recuperate in his own familiar environment.
He is not out of the woods yet, I have yet to entice him to eat, although thankfully he is drinking water now.
He returns to the veterinarian's office on Saturday for an examination, and keeping our fingers crossed all goes well.
He's been through the mill this boy, I'm so proud of him.
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and support.💗💗




Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Heartbroken

My beautiful Oliver boy is fighting for his life in the veterinary hospital.
He has been diagnosed with , Bobcat fever which is deadly to domestic cats.
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
 
 


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Summer Days


Summer heat and humidity have already taken over our days here in Middle Tennessee.
Oppressive humidity is hard to tolerate when Norseman blood runs through your veins.
Onwards and Upwards we plod along......














Saturday, June 20, 2020

Hello Summer





"Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness. The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health; and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched out beyond. The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing."

~Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Napping

A lazy sun-filled day, low-humidity and beautiful rolling blue skies.
I've accomplished a few chores on my "to-do" list this morning, and now I'm ready for a sit-down and a nice cup of tea.
Tom-Tilly seems to have the right idea.



Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Knee Deep In June





Tell you what I like the best --
'Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strawberries melts
On the vine, -- some afternoon
Like to jes' git out and rest,
And not work at nothin' else!"

~ James Witcomb Riley : Knee Deep in June


Saturday, June 6, 2020

Timeless Treasures

 

 
 
You've carried milk from the dairy.
Held daffodils in springtime.
Lived through Victorian days to Cyber days.
Had a mishap now and then.
Been cradled by grandmother's hands.
Traveled an ocean wide.
Is treasured beyond words .
 

 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Keep Calm And Carry On

We had a humdinger of a rain late last night, drenching everything in sight.
The ground is still too wet to plant in, so the two new pots of Penstemons will have to wait a little longer to find their new home.
Eight white-tail deer were happily nibbling away on the front lawn this morning, not a care in the world, and no more scared of human presence than the man in the moon.
I wonder sometimes just who owns the property.
The county leaders have decided to cancel our fair this year, the largest in the state.
Times, they are a 'changing.
 
 

Monday, June 1, 2020

The Fairest Month

June Days are upon us.
Heat and humidity are now a daily occurrence, followed by cooling, nightly pop-up storms.
The songbirds are raising their second clutch of babies.
Lightning bugs light up the night sky, and the sound of tree frogs fill the air.
The season's first garden-grown tomatoes are ripe for the picking, and those coveted sweet Vidalia onions are back in the stores.
A little bit of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic world.

 


 "Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year."

~  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow