Friday, July 20, 2007


Welcome Emcee (Middle Cat)

First Kiss:)

First Hiss :)

Emcee (actually MC for Middle Cat as she was named by her first homies) joined our family today. She was born on May 12, 2007 in Mohave Valley, AZ. She is decended from a dumped-by-the-pond litter of baby kitties that some very kind folks happened to hear mewing one day and took into their home. Since Tank passed away back in February, 2007, Xena has been kind of lonely and we decided she should have a new buddy to play with. When we leave the house, she meows and meows till she is hoarse. She just doesn't like being left alone, and we just can't stay inside all the time, so the solution is Emcee :)

I sure miss Tank, he was a beautiful true Manx, he didn't even have a nub of a bone where his tail would have been, just a little tuft of hair. He rode back and forth with me when I was commuting between California and Arizona and he was so well behaved, my mother would let him come inside her house when we visited with her too :) He was a pretty trippy kitty and I miss him. We believe he ate some kind of poison. He was kind of lethargic one evening and gone the next morning.

This was Tank when he was about 9 months old. Patricio was a rescued from the street starving little guy. My friend Patricia found him and gave him to me, so he was named after her. He came to the desert with us. He started spending more and more days away from home so I knew we were sharing him with another family. Then one day, he came home snuggled all of us said goodbye and moved out. We still see him from time to time 2 blocks away. He really hated our dogs and I suppose he decided it was time to move on. It's nice to know that he found a good home for himself :)

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Becca's 4th of July Visit

This is Justin, Becca's new love. They came to vacation with us over the 4th of July this year. They spent a couple of days in Las Vegas while we watched Trinity and Severen. Severen is 5 and is Justin's son.
Although I burned the poor little guy to a crisp letting him swim too much in the pool (yes I used lots of sunscreen, but he has more delicate skin and no one warned me and yes I feel terrible about it). I think they had a good time.
Trinity and I made this Barbie dress on her Barbie tube knitter. She usually is really interested in making things, but this trip she had Severen to play with and we were only able to spend a couple of days so those were all spent out in the pool. Hopefully next summer we will be able to spend more time together so we can make stuff :)

We spent 2 more days down in Laughlin and watched an awesome fireworks display over the river and then the kids suddenly cut their trip short and went home. I yearn for the day that Becca and I can spend some time together without getting all stressed out.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Mohave Lake

Augie loves to fetch, he lives for it, and dry land is not a requirement, he is true to his breed for sure :)
Scooby is Mom, Nellie is her daughter, our pretty girls :)

Scooby loves to run, and she will run all along the beach in the water as long as it doesn't go deeper than her belly. We have to haul her out or pretend we're drowning to make her actully go over her head, swimming just ain't her thing :)
Nellie is like her daddy and loves to swim and play fetch....

However, her idea of fetch is to steal it out of Augies mouth. Ren loves to swim too, but he doesn't fetch, he dives in and just wants to be where the action is and where his people are.Nellie being a lovey girl.
Augie has fetched the bottle and Ren is trying to fetch E.J. :)

Lake Mohave is the result of the Davis Dam on the Colorado River between Laughlin, NV and Hoover Dam. It's wonderful and boat beaches are everywhere and it's not over crowded at all. We had a very relaxing day here and had I known it was so great, we would have been spending alot more time here. It's only about 45 minutes away too. I wish I had known how great this was when Becca and her family were visiting, I'm sure she would have enjoyed camping out here. The water was perfect too. It's also a good sized reservoir, the pictures don't give you any idea of the size, but it reminds me alot of Melones in Angels Camp. We are definitely going to have to get a party boat soon.

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