Saturday, December 18, 2010

Caught being Naughty!

One would think that the week before Christmas everyone would behave like good lil' animals.  Not my Squirt dog.  I was dropping hay down out of the loft today and I spotted this...................

..............yep, caught in action of trying to get frozen treats out of the wheelbarrow! I told him Santa's checking the list twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice..........let me know how that works for you Squirt!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cats on Christmas

Continuing with the Christmas card memories are the cards that portray the humorous side of cats at the holidays. One of my all-time favorite cards that I sent out..................

................seriously, it still cracks me up! 

And of course keeping with the teacher theme was this card because anyone who is owned by a cat knows the fights that can occur with the Christmas tree and curious cats. 
My sister Jen is very concerned that one day she is going to see me on the local news as the crazy cat lady but I have NOT added a cat to my collection in years!  Let's see, there is Linus at 17 yrs old this coming April, Maddie is 13, Tabby is 13 this year, Simon is going to be 12, Casper is going on 10, Moo is 9, Jingles and Jangles (outdoor cats that were dumped off) are around 9 yrs old, Prancer, psycho cat extraordinaire is going to be 9, Sealy and Spooky are litter mates and are pushing 6 yrs, and baby Alvin is going to be 7 next year.  I haven't had a kitten in the house in almost 7 years!! 
I wonder if Santa has room on his sleigh for a Maine Coon kitty...................

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What Might the Secret Be?

I confess to be one of those that believe in the Magic of the Christmas Season especially when it comes to the animals.  This is a favorite Christmas card I sent out a few years ago because it reminded me of my miniature black appy horse Monique. 

So in the Magic of the Christmas Season, what might the secret be? 

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Snow Day Off for a Teacher!

So I wore my pajamas inside out last night and prayed for a snow day............

...............and at approximately 5:00am this morning, the scroll came across the news channel that our district was closed!!  How pathetic of me.....a teacher excited to have no school, especially since this is our last week before Christmas Break.  I have no shame, I was quite excited!  Though when I went out to feed at 6:30 am that Lake Erie Wind was a force to be reckoned with.  The gusts were definitely in the 25-30 mph gust range and it was hard to tell how much snow was falling because it was just blowing all over.  I fed extra to keep everyone occupied and put extra bird seed and suet out for the birds.  I am getting a lot of cardinals at the feeders so I had picked up some safflower for them. 

Everyone was content to hang around the barn today...........

........and I am sure Savannah is ready to join her girlfriends again.  She is in with Jed along with Sally Ann and Betsy.  Actually they are all content with each other but this weekend I will put everyone back and keep my fingers acrossed.

Today was like a bonus day for me so I decided to do something crafty.......well at least attempt to.  I pulled out my bags of roving and decided to make some needle felted Christmas ornaments using my collection of cookie cutters.  I am thinking these would be fun to give as little gifts to some of my friends. 

It is always important to be fashionable in the mist of a snow storm and Dixie was sporting the latest in winter wear for dogs today.  I put these sweaters on her in self-defense because when it gets blustery outside she blends into the snow and its hard to see her. 
So all in all it was a good day being home. Shall I be greedy and try for another snow day?