Category Archives: Barn Animals

Brisket for Winston and Scallops for Chatty

     For those of you who may not remember (or didn’t know), Winston is Chatty’s favorite beagle. He came to dinner with his daddy on Saturday night, to see Chatty’s adopted mom and his friends Cleo and Toot – and to meet our visiting Peekapoo princess, Juliette.

    A good time was had by all, and much brisket was consumed by
everyone except Chatty. Chatty, however, ate most of the potatoes and carrots, so
things evened out nicely. Winston knows his way around a kitchen – his
daddy is an excellent cook. So to have him leave a …
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Shampoo

    Much excitement today, chez Chatty and The Wiz. Chatty’s “adopted mom” is arriving from California today for a few days, and naturally, Chatty is going overboard with the cleaning. It isn’t as if AM is the critical type, or that … Continue reading

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Abundance and Thanks

    Chatty is back in the groove, and it’s time for another Weekly Word Challenge, brought to us by the always wonderful Tink.

    This week, the words we are to express in photos are “abundance” and “thanks”.

    Well, Chatty decided there are (happily) a couple of things she now has in abundance! You see, Chatty got all “homemade” this year, and many of you know that she made her own olives, and her own wine.

    She now has both in abundance!

    This first picture is of her wine – and she freely admits …
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Color her blue and call her Braveheart – Part 2

    Frankly, we never thought there would be a “Part 2” when it came to “Color her blue and call her ‘Braveheart'”!

    But, as those of you who have read the previous post know, our baby went through more bad times.

    Since many of you wanted an update, here is our baby – brave as always…and beautiful in blue…

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When bad things happen to good animals…

    We had a wonderful time in Mexico.

    But, we came back to very bad circumstances.

    I found  Fluffy, the cat I have loved for 16 years – the sweetheart I had taken into my home when she was 10 weeks old – dead in my closet.

    She had been lying there for 6 days when I found her. I know this…because I know this. I won’t go into details, except to say that she tried to fight the pet-sitter’s dog, and obviously lost.

    The thing that haunts us most is that she died alone, and …
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Then and Now

    This week we are offering our pictorial thoughts about “then” and “now” for the Weekly Word Challenge, brought to us by the lovely bride-to-be, Tink.     Well, Chatty already used her best then and now here , so she had to come up with … Continue reading

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DeGrazia’s Little Chapel

    Chatty and Book Girl had a wonderful time in Tucson.     We ate at one “so-so” vegetarian restaurant (so-so because the hype had led us to believe it was more than just your average Indian restaurant, and it wasn’t…it was OK … Continue reading

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