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Big Nate

Big Nate


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It’s Taco Day 2016.  A look back…

SAM_0108In 2012, it was Kyla and Kenzie.

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Unfortunately Kenzie’s liver gave out and he went to the bridge the next day.

In 2013 it was Kaci and Kyla


In 2014, Kali was with us and despite the fact we knew Kyla didn’t have much time left, it was great with 3 dogs.SAM_1447


In 2015, we had no more Kyla


Now that it is 2016, do you notice something?

There’s no bird in the picture. SQUAAAAAWK! The peeps promised me that this year is my year. OOOOH, Here it comes.


SQUAAAAAWK! Just one????? A tiny  kale leaf with a sunflower seed??? SQUAAAAWK! Where’s the hot sauce????


It’s time to play Angry Birds. SQUAAAAAAAAAWK




Be smart and look smart

Most of you remember Stuart fondly. He went to the bridge last December because of the dreaded “C” (hemangiosarcoma). We’re also losing anipals and peeps too often to cancer. Stu’s peeps are determined to help do something about it. They set up a Stuart Fund which has the sole purpose of helping research about hemangiosarcoma and the elimination of it.  Humans and other anipals (like cats) also get this dreaded thing so just about everyone would benefit from it’s eradication.

The fund is selling shirts to raise money for this and the shirts are very cool. We’ve ordered more shirts than we have peeps in this house. I would have gotten one if they came in parrot sizes. Each shirt shows how smart you are with the Stuart Fund logo on it

stuartsfundYou can get a shirt (or a few) by clicking HERE


Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

It’s the day to celebrate those who are no longer with us.

We’ll start with Casper, a dog of unknown origin and ancestry who was found as a stray near Highway 280 just south of San Francisco



Casper almost made it to 18.  This hangs in the bedroom but was taken down for this picture because of the glare from outside. They are from all the anipals since Casper. Notice the fur and feathers taped on the picture. Hey wait! There’s fur from Kyla and Kenzie and a couple of feathers from Boomerang. There’s a blue feather of mine-I’m the only one who hasn’t crossed the bridge yet. Is this an omen?  SQUAAAAAWK!

We also have something that hangs in the kitchen (also temporarily removed because of glare). It hangs in the Kitchen, just like Kyla.


From the top left and going clockwise:

Kenzie (2003-2012). Kyla’s little buddy and a handful. Gone too soon because of liver cancer.

That’s MEEEE! hatched 2008.

The lovely Miss Kaci born 2012, Unknown ancestry and was rescued from a kill shelter in time.

Boomerang the cockatiel. In April of 2003, Kyla started barking big time at the glass door to the back yard. The peep went to see what is was all about and this cockatiel flew onto his shoulder. That startled the peep and the bird flew off and returned to the shoulder. That’s how the bird got his name besides his species is native to Australia. The peeps tried to find his home but had no success. Kyla loved Boomer and when Boomer crossed in 2008, Kyla was despondent. Kyla was a pet who had a pet. Kyla perked up when the peeps got me to replace Boomer.

Kyla, of course. 2002-2014.  She’s the only one to know all five of the others. We couldn’t stop melanoma from taking her away. She is missed and was the queen of the house. She was Stuart’s girl friend and Stu and she are probably laughing at the crazy things that peeps do when they look at us from the bridge.

Kali, probably born in 2002. Like Kaci, unknown ancestry and was rescued from a kill shelter in time.

All still loved and missed. I have nothing funny to say.





We must be doing something right

Every year, Karma returns to spend her summer vacation at our spa. She takes advantage of the amenities, especially the pool.


The cheapskate never, ever leaves a tip.


Gone, but not forgotten

She would have been 14 today. Gone too soon.



Commercial free TV

Since it’s about 110F 42C here, wildlife comes and camps out on our relatively cool porch. Kali and I get entertained by this “doggie TV” and there are NO commercials.


How do you get this? Easy, just make certain that you have an old fashioned “rabbit ears” antenna. Reception may be fuzzy sometimes but you can live with it.