THINGS WERE SO SLOW ON SUNDAY, THAT WE DECIDED TO SEE HOW MUCH FUN WE COULD HAVE WITH THE UNSUSPECTING SLEEPING OLIVER….WE WERE ABLE TO PUT THREE DIFFERENT PAIRS OF SHOES ON HIM…I THINK HE LOOKED BEST IN THE BIRKENSTOCKS, BUT EVERYONE ELSE LIKED THIS LOOK BETTER…..
I would like you to meet Oliver…my Son’s cat. Oliver is five months old and going through “the terrible two’s “…he likes to claw up my drapes, beat up my dog, walk on the counter-tops, attack me from behind and refuses to purr. I would like to keep him.
It’s been awhile since I spent time shooting images of “the boys”…Melvin’s herd of horses.
Today I went over to deliver some books for a friend of his..and got to hear how he’s
turning into something of a “celebrity” because of the book that I wrote about
“The Boys” and of course, Melvin himself…..
The temperature had climbed to 95 degrees by the time we finished talking, but
I still wanted to walk out and say hi to the horses….
Maybe it was the heat, but Bob walked right up proceeded to chew on the camera
and allowed me to pet him for AGES!!!
(Had to clean the camera later)
Next up was Joe..the KING…and amazingly!…he allowed me to pet him for as
long as I cared to!! I’m so amazed that they are accepting me more and more..
even though I hadn’t been there in some time.
No images of Bob today…since he was practically standing on top of me, it
was a little difficult…
Melvin and I talked a long time after my visit with the horses…and even though
“Foot” is gone….”Callie” is still there and I don’t know if Melvin ever noticed, but
Callie follows him everywhere too. While we talked, Callie made herself comfortable
in the grasses……What a great morning….
I just wanted you all to meet “Bob’s” Dad…Melvin.
I went to visit Melvin today and I took him his copy of the book about
his horse “Bob”..
It was a good moment and a sad moment…He told me pretty quickly that
his beloved cat “foot” had disappeared. Sadly, he is pretty sure that a friend
hit the cat and tried to hide the fact…so now he has lost his friend and “foot”.
I sat there with him and tried to hide the fact that I was crying…he’s almost
eighty-five and “foot” went everywhere with him…He waited for Melvin to
climb into his golf cart…then he would jump in too…he would ride to the barn
with Melvin, sit on a bale of hay to watch Melvin feed Bob and the rest
of the herd, and then ride back to the house in the golf cart with Melvin.
It was really hard to hear him talk about looking for “foot”…he had nursed him
back to health one winter when the cat almost died.
I’m glad that I went to visit him and I’ll try to get back to see him more often..
MAX AND ZERO
Well……….because I am feeling a little lazy …and I’m running low on chocolate,
I’m going to post a video that only two of my fellow bloggers have seen before. This video
was made a while back and features my son as the ring-master and our cat “Zero”.
He has enjoyed doing this as long as we’ve had him, and he
will be sixteen years old in a few weeks…This video runs about three minutes..Make
sure that you watch until AFTER it says, The End..he has one last moment.