Friday, August 28, 2020

Feline Friday Friendly Fill Ins and Pink Saturday

Welcome to Feline Friday  Please come join the fun. Happy Weekend.
Smarty cat! Some days I think cats and dogs are twice as smart as most people .This one appears to be reading up on the stock market.
Ellen and Lorianne co host Friendly Fill-Ins each week and they each decide on two questions each. Thanks ladies for all your hard work letting everyone enjoy this fun blog hop.

Here are the questions:
1. ____________is a privilege, 

2. I was so embarrassed when ____________.

3. I can't help but smile when I see _____________.

4. ____________has gotten out of hand.

Here are my answers:

1. Freedom is a privilege. I keep praying it is not taken away from us too soon.

2. I was so embarrassed when I lost my job. For a long while, I felt so bitter and hurt. Then I realized it was God closing a door and opening a window so I could breathe.

3. I can't help but smile when I see my hubby. He rolls out of bed cracking a smile, a joke  and lots of silliness.

4. The whole world has gotten out of hand. As a young woman my father would tell me, I would undoubtedly live to see the hatred and backwardness of the world. It makes me so sad that I have to live in this mess. Then I get angry because people are plain ignorant and would rather live under socialism than the freedoms they have been given. But I have to let it go and remember Jesus is coming and I want to go with Him. This world is beyond hope. Jesus has everything to offer and no one in this world can beat eternal life no matter how much money or fame they have.

Please visit Pink Saturday Today was Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day 2020. We have lost some wonderful fur friends through the years:

Bandit was a delightful little rat terrier. He came into our lives in the summer of 2001 which was a particularly bad summer. Lots of losses including Shadow our gypsy spirited part lab. Jeremy was working and going to school, he found this fellow and fell in love. This handsome and dapper dude was born on April 29, 2001. He passed away November 08, 2018. A difficult loss. No words can really express how much we loved him.
Noelle and roger had Trek and than Layla was looking for someone to love her. She went first, heartbreaking loss. Trek followed shortly after the loss of Alastor Avery last summer. These two were comical, they would escape their backyard three doors away from my house and sit on the front porch like little angels til I let them inside. Trek was an uneasy fellow, not a fan of other dogs but he took Layla into his heart and that was their story. He once ate a 5 lb. package of chorizo and bit off a hunk of Colton's birthday cake one year! Repairing that cake was masterful. Jeremy would call Layla Rufus and she was so silly, she would trot over to him. She was a unique boxer.  Always going to miss them. Remarkable how dogs and cats enter your life and then it is better. Until they leave.
Koko was Rebekah's hamster. That silly furball watched cartoons with her after school by sitting on her shoulder. She particularly loved Tom & Jerry. That little hamster brought much joy into our lives. Spats was a gift from Avery's grandpa Blackwell. He had white paws and was a friend forever to my hubby. That dog could eat and grandpa would spoil him before he came home with us by letting him eat a sirloin steak. I did not ride shotgun, this dog did! That is how much he loved my hubby. He fell ill, old age, bad hips, you know, all those terrible things that happen sometimes. But he lived to watch the Denver Bronco's win their first of two Super Bowl's back to back. He was a good friend and like those football players back when men played the game for the love of the sport not political malarkey, he is still missed today. Roxanne, Hannah's "tiny dancer".All three lbs. of the tiny girl were solid love. It is what she had to give. When she fell ill I would cook her boiled chicken and she would watch me, dancing by the stove even though she was suffering terribly. She had been a breeder and when she was no longer useful she was dumped. Markus, Hannah's old beau rescued her and they shared that little girl until death took her away from us. Bonnie and I were the mom's of these kids and we shared custody of Roxanne. She was so unique and my boy Mister Kitty loved Roxanne. He knew how sick she was yet he laid in her bed with her with one paw gently over her. He howled after her passing, it was the saddest thing I ever saw.  Bandit wore his red bandana with pride. He loved getting his nails clipped. Roxanne was quite dramatic she howled like they were clipping her toes off! Then she would run into my arms and give me that sheepish little tug at my heart. My boy Boots, he loved that gypsy dog Shadow too and when he passed away my boy sat in the window for two solid weeks crying for him. They ran around together and it was funny to see a cat and dog running to the lake together. I am pretty sure they must of had a couple of girlfriends over their. Being neutered never stopped them from eyeing the ladies! Boots was my heart. There will never be another like him. My girl Gigi, was the first dog I had that I could care for myself. She was amazing and had a litter of puppies including her daughter Renee d'Orleans Antoinette who was also my girl. LOsing them was so hard. I have so many memories.
My girl Gigi, Boots, Shadow, Spats, Casey, oh he was my heart too. I still think of him today. He saw me through one of the worst times in my life, the loss of Rachel Lee Robinson, our unborn daughter.He would never come on the bed but he would stand there paws up watching me and licking my face when I cried. I am sure that dog saved my life so it was hard to breathe after he disappeared. I know he knew how much I loved him though. Oh Roxanne, she was a precious gift. Mr. Bandito and his handsome face and I can not forget crazy Rascal. That cat gave us a run for our money. After my hubby singlehandly saved her tiny life. She was abandoned too. He did everything to help her live and she repaid us by biting us and terrorizing us. She was a crazy cat but she went to live with my sister and I think being with other cats calmed her down. she was innocent looking but she was a wild girl.

Rest well at the Rainbow Bridge my friends. Someday I believe we will all meet again. Until then enjoy your free range!


Sandee said...

Love your sense of humor and love your fill-ins. Especially #4. The world is a mess and it's because of politics. Always is.

Remembrance day is a good thing. So many babies over my lifetime. All loved while here and mourned when they left us. It's bittersweet. Our lives are far richer for loving them.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous weekend, Anne. Big hugs. ♥

Linda said...

Stopping in. I hope you have a beautiful day, friend.

Edna B said...

I agree, our fur babies just do not live long enough. I've had quite a few and loved them all. I think I must have been an animal in another life because I love them so. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Brian said...

Those were great fill-in answers, we're sad we've lost our country too. We sure enjoyed those critter stories, smiles from the heart.

Kathe W. said...

Love your post- and your answers are purrfect- especially #4~!

JanCT said...

You've had a lot of very special pets in your life! I love that your hubby makes you smile.
Laughter and Consistency

Mevely317 said...

As ever, I love your fill-ins. How neat that Avery starts his days with a smile. I'm a 'morning person' as well, but have learned to throttle my enthusiasm until Tom's had his first cup of coffee. LOL.
Love your HEART-felt eulogies for the fur babies. I, too, believe we'll meet again.

messymimi said...

What a leaky-eyes post! Wonderful.

pilch92 said...

Beautiful tribute to all your angels. THey truly do leave pawprints on our hearts. Thank you for for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, especially #4. This world is so crazy right now. Have a nice weekend. XO

Louca por porcelana said...

Cute post!Happy Pink Saturday!