Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kings From Afar.

Not only did the Angels in
Heaven share the LORD's
birth with the shepherds
in the field, but His star
led kings from afar to
worship the Christ Child.
Almighty GOD also
directed them to not go
back the way they came.
For Herod was up to no
good and was using
them to find this
Miracle of GOD,
Jesus who is GOD
in the flesh!
What a time in man's
history, to have GOD
walk among us!
But, Christ later shared,
"What greater faith those
in the future will have that
have not seen Me, yet believe!"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Angels We Have Heard on High

Christ's birth was foretold

thousands of years

before He came to



His Angelic host told the

shepherds where they

could see Him.


Upon seeing Jesus,

the kings sent by

Herod, went back

another way and

did not return to

him with the

information about

the Christ Child.


God became an infant,

confounded the men

of the Sanhedrin as

a Child, and saved

the human race as

in His Perfect Man hood.


What will you do with

the God-Man, Jesus?


Accept His sacrifice

for your sins and

spend Eternity with

Him. Please do not

reject so great a salvation

and spend Eternity

without Him!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Star in the East

Compliments from Bonnie's blog.
This Star is Special!
All who looked at it knew
it was the sign of
something different.

The shepherds in their fields by
night, saw and wondered
at it's Holy Light.
One Day we shall see that Holy
Light when our Master and
Savior says, "Come up hither,"
and we are caught up in the
Cloud of His Glory and will
forever be with our
Creator GOD.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Is it a Turkey or is it a Vulture!

Thanks to Bonnie to give me my idea for this blog!
Question: Do turkeys strut or waddle?

To wattle or not to wattle,

that is the answer!

Question: Do Turkey Vultures strut,
waddle, or hop?

"I don't know what vultures do,
but I strut when my wattle is blue!"

Question: Who has the most feathers where?


Let's see, as turkeys strut,

they display the most feathers to be

on their butt.


When vultures fly,

they display their feathers to

be wide as the sky.
So, do vultures strut? No, they hop or
waddle. Do vultures have wattles?
No, they have red, bald heads so
the carrion they eat won't
bring about bacteria to collect
if they had feathers on their
head. Vultures also have
hoods that slide over
their heads so on cold
nights, they can keep their
bald heads warm.
How do you know if a turkey
likes you?

His wattle is blue!

Red is displayed as a warning
to others;

"beware least you see me in

an angry flutter!"

"Beware?" I wonder if that's
why a vulture's head is red?
With a wing span of 6 feet,
I wouldn't want either of
us to meet!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Here Kitty, Kitty!

Cats come in such varieties!
Below is my cat, Sarah. She is
a Tabby with the "M" in her forehead.

My sister-in-law's cat, Molly is
so beautiful! I call her
"Butterfly Nose!" Ha!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"I Carried You on Eagles' Wings" Ex. 19:4

How Great is our GOD!
He rescues the perishing!
"Those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like
eagles!" Isa. 40:31
Blessed be the Name of the LORD!

Friday, November 5, 2010

No, I Haven't Gotten Another Dog!

Dalmations are popular with the
fire departments!
I didn't know until now that
many of them had problems
with being born deaf!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tiger's Eye

I can't believe how BIG these cats
really are! When you see them
on t.v., their true size is
not realized!
Upon looking in one of my friends
books she had gotten from a
performance show she had gone
to, I couldn't believe they are
much longer than a man is tall!
It will truly be great in That Day
when the lion shall lie down with
the lamb. I'm sure that will
also include the tigers as well!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Toucan Better Than One!

I think toucans are so pretty!
I've always wondered how they
can carry around such heavy
beaks!! They must have a very
strong neck!

Friday, October 22, 2010

What is Brown and Has the Longest Neck!

Giraffes are a magnificent wonder!
Can you imagine the size of
their hearts; to have to pump
blood up those long necks!
God's animal kingdom is
truly amazing. How much
more so is His Kingdom
for us. I'm sure His beautiful
animals will be there too!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

One Powerful Bird!

I have seen many eagles here
in Florida. When in the keys
they would nest in the islands
round about that people could
get to by boat. The mangroves
were so over grown you couldn't
get back to where their nests were.
I have seen them here as well in
nests that have been abandon by
some of the fish hawks. It's
amazing to watch them
feed their young from the
lakes that surround our area!
It's so grand to watch them as
they soar above the area on
hot air pockets. They all of
a sudden will hit one and
it pushes them up like a
sling shot!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


How can you tell the difference
between a cheetah and a leopard?
Leopards have the shape of a lion.
Cheetahs have the shape of a
sleek house cat. It also has
longer back legs than other
large cats, giving them the
speed they can run; 70 miles
an hour in short spurts, wow!

Friday, October 8, 2010


October seems to be the month
for owls. I not only hear them
in the woods, especially the
screech owls, but they seem
to be popular for the fall
season in art.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Big Animal With a Big Heart for Their Young!

I have always loved to watch
National Geographic stories
about the African elephants
(You know the ones with the
bigger ears. Elephants from
India have the smaller ears.)
I love to see the babies learning
to roll in the mud. They get
so bogged down sometimes,
they have to have help to get
out! Mom's always there
for them; just like our moms
are always there for us!
I really appreciate all you
moms and what you do for
your children and grand-

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Goose or Gander?

Another beautiful bird presentation
by those who do hand art! These
people are so talented!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Now Tell Me You're a Gator Fan

I have seen plenty of these! It was but
a few years ago when a baby gator
was going across my yard! When
I approached him, he started
making that grunting noise
and I looked to see if mama
was coming! Even though
my yard is fenced in,
gators have been known
to go over fences!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Like an Eagle, Spread Your Wings and Fly!

I just know they had to have
someone else help with this! I
wonder if it hurts to hold your
hands very long in this manner?
It almost makes me think it
could be gloves.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Can you guess what this is?

Can you believe the beauty of this?
I had someone send me this
on my email. I just wonder
how much time it took to
paint their hand?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Am I Cute or What!

"How do you like my shirt?"
Sarah started scratching, so I took her to
the vet. She had no fleas. Tom gave her a
shot to soothe the need to scratch.
A week later she had pulled out a quarter
size spot on her back. It was raw! I
thought it may be mange!!
Upon our return visit, Tom said she had
a "hot spot." He gave her another
shot to relieve the urge to scratch.
He told me to put a shirt on her to
prevent her from being able to lick it.
I went right to the pet store from the vet's.
The first shirt was too small even though
I had cut it in some places. So, I
went back and got her another. She
wasn't too happy with me putting
on the first shirt. I thought for sure
she was going to scratch me,
when I went to put on the 2 nd!
She did good. Her raw spot has
already cleared over and she doesn't
seem to mind the shirt on her now.
Below, Sarah is back to her routine of
looking out the back door.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What Was I Thinking :-(

I guess it's not meant to be :-(
So, I'll be turning right on work for
7 more years!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Animal Heaven

We had pets from since I was a baby.
One of our first was Prissy. She was a
blond lab mix. I was about 2 years old.
We also had a Cocker spaniel named
Chi Chi when I was about four. We had
a parakeet named Tweetie. We had a
white part Persian cat named Sylvester.
There was another cat that was red in
color that we named Screwball. We had
a second parakeet that we received from
a neighbor that no longer wanted him that
we also renamed Tweetie. He was blue.
We got another parakeet (white with yellow)
from a friend who raised them that we
named Peaches. Just about 10 years ago
I got two young parakeets for class pets.
I named them Tuki and Tiki. When my
teacher assistant left, I let her have Tuki.
Tiki didn't survive. I didn't have any
pictures of these animals.

That brings us up to date with my pets on
the sidebar!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Doggie Heaven VI & VII

From a puppy to a tired mama!

Even though Ginger only had 4 puppies, they
kept her busy! Below Reggie is the brindle.

At 8 weeks, Reggie's siblings had new homes.
I "potty" trained Reggie by placing him on a
pillow. About every three hours when he began
to wiggle, I took him outside and he took care of his
business! This went on for about 6 weeks and thank
goodness the hours began to stretch out longer. For
the almost 11 years I had him, he never had any
accidents in the house!

Time came when Reggie's ears were to be cropped.
His tail had been done at 4 days old. He had
really good ear strength. He never appeared
to know the difference other than the
cardboard that propped his ears up.

There was a whole lot of rough housing
going on between mom and son! However,
when mom was tired of it she let him know
and he knew "playtime" was over!

As Reggie grew, his personality did to. There
was a picture with Ginger's story that showed her
retrieving the newspaper. Reggie did so too. I
happen to not have a picture of him doing so :-(

Reggie and Ginger loved being outside. Once
Reggie got older, we fenced in our property
(even though we were in the woods.)

Reggie loved to chase the squirrels and birds.
He one time was coming up the back woods
road and had something in his mouth. I wasn't
sure until he came close and saw it to be a
rabbit! I was so upset and yelling at him
while pointing to it, that he hung his head.
Dad took it and buried it back in the woods.
He never did it again.

It was at this time that Ginger had difficulty
from an operation she had had. My vet shared
that Boxers have difficulty sometimes with the
anesthesia due to their noses. She had had some
brain damage from it and didn't know where she was,
and fell several times in the pool and didn't know
how to get out. She began to growl at us as though
she didn't know us. She had no motors skills
to climb up or walk backwards to get out of
a corner. It was with heartache that we had
to have her put to sleep due to the brain damage.
I left to work with my Ginger in confusion and
returned home with the emptiness of her absence.
Reggie was lost and clung onto dad during
the day when I was gone. He then stayed with me
everywhere I went when I got home.
Reggie spent his days outside with dad. Here
they are resting from clearing some of the
property (Reggie is laying in dad's lap.)

Mom was glad Reggie was never one to dig in
her flower beds. Maybe it was because he was
there watching when dad was doing the planting.
He may have and dad might have had something
to do with Reggie learning a lesson in leaving
the flower beds alone! He was a very smart dog
and picked up training very quickly.

Reggie was a big part in my life. He, along with
the guidance canceller's dogs at school were used
to teach the Kindergartners about manners.
(Reggie had been through obedience training.)
We put them in places giving them the stay
and come commands being sure they walked.
They also sat at a table and waited to eat their
treats until we gave them the command.
He went just about everywhere I went in the car.
He sat tall in the seat and looked like a great
protector. One time at home, I was walking
down the driveway when a stranger approached
outside the gate. Reggie ran ahead of me and
stopped in my path. In a body position of leaning
forward, tail up, head down, and hair raised
on his back he stared at the person. As soon as
he heard the calm in my voice when I talked
to the person, he let down his protection
mode and approached them with calmness.

Reggie was there for me his entire 10 1/2
years. He was there when dad passed away from
pancreatic cancer. He was there for dad and
stayed with him wherever he went having a
since of dad's body giving in to the cancer.
I was going with a group from our church to
Israel. I almost didn't go due to Reggie's
health beginning to depreciate. Mom told
me not to worry, he would be fine. I had found
out Reggie had secondary cancer. The vet
was sure the primary was in his prostate.
We had to wait for the test results.
I was enjoying my trip, though Reggie was a
constant thought in my mind. Then mom made
a call to me about 4 days into my 10 day
tour. He was not doing well. Mom had
to leave him at the vet for a day, but
had to pick him up due to his mental
instability not wanting to be there.
My Reggie held out for me to get home.
He was so excited to see me! His legs
wouldn't let him stand on the floor, but
he could on the carpeting. Mom said he
couldn't jump up anymore and she would
lay beside him on the floor with her pillow
and blanket.

At night he would come to my room wanting to get
on my bed, but he couldn't. I tried to lift him, but
he growled at me. He had never done that before.
Finally he got his front legs up and I helped get
his back legs on the bed. He lay as close to me as
he could. It was as if he knew he didn't have much
time left. I had taken Reggie to the vet thinking
I would have to have him put to sleep. Tom said
for me to not make the decision now since I
still had jet lag. The next day, Reggie had isolated
himself from us. Before, he was with me everywhere
I went, even laying on my feet. Now I had to go
looking for him in the house. He had gone to the den
laying in the dark of the room. He could hardly
stand anymore. Tom, my vet and friend, had given
me his home phone number. I called him and said
I felt it was Reggie's "time." Tom met me at the
animal hospital. Reggie mustered all the strength
he had to walk on the "slippery" floor. Walking
in the examining room, Tom's son was there to
help. As Reggie stood on the table, Tom raised
it to eye level. I told my best friend I loved him.
He touched his nose to the tears flowing down
my cheek. At that point, the life went out of his
eyes and he turned his head away from me.
Tom administered the drug and my sweet Reggie
closed his eyes and quietly slid from his
struggle to stand to lay down in eternal rest.
I helped Ginger birth this beautiful puppy into
the world. I help him in his old age to leave
this world. My joy shall be overwhelming to see
them in the World to come! God is so Good all
of the time; All of the time, God is so Good!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Doggie Heaven V

I had never had a pure bred
dog before. Above is the oldest
picture I have of my "Lady Ginger!"
She is a boxer. The closest to her
was Chopper who was Boxer-mix.
At the loss of Rookie, my heart was
empty of my canine friends. A
friend in my church had mentioned
a friend of hers, dog had just had
Boxer pups. So, began another
many years of dogs in the family!

Lady Ginger is only 5 1/2 weeks old
in this picture. It was summer and
I had time to take care of her since
I was out of school. She was the runt
in the litter and the other pups
wouldn't let her in to feed. (She
was one of 11 puppies!) So, I took
her home to allow her to get the
much needed nourishment she
needed to grow strong and healthy.

She was so small, but not fragile!
Her energy level was amazing! I
didn't think I could "poop" her
out! She loved chasing her tennis
ball on the bed.

As she grew in statute, her breed
began to show! Her head up, tail
up, feet back (though only one in
this picture. She quickly began
holding both back in her stance!)
And, her eyes on the target!

It didn't take but a few months and
her solid muscle began to show
with all of the exercise she got.

Ginger loved to run among dad's
cannas! I happened to get a
picture of Ginger as she lay resting
in dad's garden of flowers!

As Ginger grew, her tail began to
give her some problems. My vet
(who had taken care of all of my
other dogs) realized that who
had clipped their tails as baby
pups, did not clip hers between
the vertebrae and a piece of bone
was poking her skin. It was
quickly corrected by him as you
can see her shaved tail in this
picture below.

When Ginger was 1 1/2 years old,
she had a litter of her own pups.
Her box had been prepared and
she went in when she was ready.
The vet had checked her by ultra
sound and saw 3 puppies. When
Ginger began to birth, I was there
to help. She had a pup every 30
minutes. Then no more. I
thought she was finished, but an
hour later she had one more!
2 fawn, 1 brindle, 1 black!

When these beautiful puppies
were grown, I sold three and we
kept the "black" pup who would
be named, "Sir Reginald the Marque
Duke!" More to come on him, later!

Ginger would only have one litter.
Her son, Reggie would become her