Super Moon Miss; Golden Bliss

The cloud cover last night prevented a moon shot, so I went out in the early morning light and was distracted by the boys. Why is it that when the camera comes out, these boys flash a smile? At least the moon made it into a reflection.

Young Kinta is almost 11 months old. Next month, he goes home to his forever home with his family in Japan.

Young Kinta is almost 11 months old. Next month, he goes home to his forever home with his family in Japan.

I can't believe this week marks six months since Sailor came into our home. He blossoms a little more each day.

I can’t believe this week marks six months since Sailor came into our home. He blossoms a little more each day.

 

Dr. Jean’s Callie – A Vet’s Pet

I remember when I first met Dr. Jean. A one-week-old little puppy wriggled his way from his mama’s warmth. When I found him, he was cold and too lethargic to nurse. I tucked him under my shirt, against my warm skin, and drove to the vet’s office.

Dr. Jean was new to the practice and in all truth, she didn’t look old enough to be in college, let alone be through veterinary school. Her youthful appearance was soon shadowed by her knowledge, skill and compassion. Thanks to Dr. Jean, a few months later, the healthy little pup went home with his forever family.

Over the years, we’ve shared joys, laughter, and tears as she has cared for our pets.

I’d like to introduce you to Callie. The faithful companionship Callie gives to Dr. Jean shows in the way Dr. Jean cares for family pets.

When I learned that Dr. Jean was to move from our area, I knew I wanted to give her a painting of Callie. It wasn’t easy to sneak Callie from her office so that I could take reference pictures, as Dr. Jean often checked in on her girl. With the assistance of the office staff, I was able to get the pics.

Although we miss Dr. Jean and Callie, we know her new community is blessed to have her skill, wisdom, and compassion.

The Livingston household and pack wish them much joy and success.

 

Wildfire Weekend

MaryALivingston:

So much damage from a lone, irresponsible person…not much bliss to sneak for the families burned out by this fire.

Originally posted on THE FORESTER ARTIST:

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A wildfire broke out west of town Friday afternoon.

Last Friday I posted Storm Clouds Brewing and talked about lightning and wildfire. Then Friday afternoon an aggressive wildfire broke out west of town. However, this fire wasn’t caused by lightning, it was caused because of an illegal marijuana grow.

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It formed a huge column and began building it’s own thunder cloud.

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The fire crews were scrambled and the air-tankers took to the air.

The thing is, Mary and I were planning a weekend away camping in our trailer at our favorite spot. The problem was, the fire was less then five miles from our camp where we had already staged our trailer. We made the decision to retrieve our trail while the fire was relatively small, only 300 acres.

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As we approached camp the sky became angrier.

wildfire, forest fire After reaching camp, we packed everything, hooked up the trailer and pulled out. The…

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Kinta’s Lucky 13

Saturday Night Kintaro of Akiyama just completed his first AKC Junior Hunt Test on Friday, June 13. Kinta was born on the 13th day of the 9th month of the year 2013. Kinta became the youngest dog in the hunt test when dog number 13 scratched from the test and did not compete.

The best part of the day was Kinta successfully earning a qualifying score. Congratulations Kintaro! I hope you enjoy Kinta’s photos. Just click images to enlarge or see slide show.

Whimsday Bliss – Turkey Dinner Old School

Turkey dinner prep circa 1946 (American Standard ad). Now for a real throwback, turkey dinner prep 2014.