Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hello

You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello


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I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello


I say high, you say low
You say why and I say I don't know, oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
(Hello Goodbye Hello Goodbye) hello hello


(Hello Goodbye) I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello
(Hello Goodbye Hello Goodbye) hello hello
(Hello Goodbye) I don't know why you say goodbye
(Hello Goodbye) I say hello


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Why why why why why why do you say goodbye goodbye, oh no?

Goodbye November! Hello December!





Thursdays are always filled with music at Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song.

In case you are wondering, we don't have any snow yet. The snow photos are from last winter.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nutz of Glass


The theme for this week's PicStory is glass. As soon as I saw it I remembered this little glass squirrel. I have has it for years, I think I might have bought it at a thrift store. It isn't fine glass and is filled with imperfections but I still love it.

For more photos visit Tina's PicStory and Freda's Tuesday Takes.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Who said

turkeys were dumb?

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Grateful for each hand we hold
Gathered round this table.
From far and near we travel home,
Blessed that we are able.

Father, mother, daughter, son,
Neighbor, friend and friendless;
All together everyone in the gift of loving-kindness.
Grateful for what’s understood




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Happy Thanksgiving

I'll see you on Monday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Autumn Leaves

Are just a memory now.

The theme for this week's PicStory is leaf/leaves. I am also posting this photo for Freda's Tuesday Takes.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Breaking News!

Do you remember all the little kittens I featured on Mayzie's Rescue Me Week? Well, guess what I found out over the weekend?

Damian, Furr Ball, Punkin, Maui and Keiki have all been adopted. That's right, each and every one now has their very own forever home!

Hooray!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Little Squirrelyness

Hello Hoomans!
All the cats were busy elsewhere so I'm sneaking in to take over the blog. I have a message for you from the Squirrel Queen.

I will be working with the Cat Management Coalition at a spay/neuter event this weekend. It's going to be a cold and possibly snowy weekend so we will have to give extra care to the kitties to keep them safe and warm. This makes for a very long weekend. See you all on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So Nice

Coscoroba Swans
Oh, it's so nice to be with you
I love all the things ya say and do
And it's so nice to hear you say

Wood Ducks
You're gonna please me in every way
Honey, I got the notion
You're causin' commotion in my soul

Mandarin Ducks
Baby, you and me have got somethin' that's real
I know it's gonna last a lifetime
Aww, ya better believe it, girl



When I'm feelin' down
You're there to pick me up
And help me to carry on
Aww, little things mean a lot
When you need a shoulder to cry on
I'm there to ease the pain
And chase away the rain
Aww, darlin', I just gotta say




Visit Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song for more photos, words and lots of music.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fall in the Park

This past Tuesday was a beautiful day so I decided to take a walk in the park and visit the aviary. This little bird is on the aviary sign.

We still have lots of color in the trees. Click on any photo for a larger view.


Lots of squirrels of course.

There were only a few clouds to be seen through the tree branches.

The ducks were enjoying the warm sun too.

Mr. White Peacock has lost a lot of his tail plumage until next spring but he was still strutting around.

Please visit Freda's Photo Time and Camera Critters.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rescue Me Week - Punkin


It has been great but Mayzie's Rescue Me Week is coming to an end, today is the last day. All around the Blog Universe we have seen the faces of sweet, deserving animals who need furever homes. I would like to say thank you to Mayzie and her Mom for this great event.

For our final post for Rescue Me Week we would like to present Punkin.


Photo courtesy of Barbara N.

This little girl is so soft and sweet. She is also very playful. Punkin is being fostered by a Cat Management Coalition volunteer and is now ready for a loving forever home. Visit Punkin HERE.

To find out more about Rescue Me Week visit Mayzie HERE!

If you have room in your home and your heart please visit your local animal shelter and give someone a furever home. Or if there is an animal lover on your Christmas list perhaps a donation to the local rescue organization in their name would be the perfect gift.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Forever Autumn

Before the music begins . . . . . . .

As part of Mayzie's Rescue Me Week (See our sidebar) we would like to introduce you to Keiki.

Photo courtesy of Barbara N.

This pretty little girl is playful and loves attention. Keiki is being fostered by a Cat Management Coalition volunteer and is now ready for a loving forever home. Visit Keiki HERE.

To find out more about Rescue Me Week visit Mayzie HERE!


And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old
And darker days are drawing near
The winter winds will be much colder
Now you're not here

I watch the birds fly south across the Autumn sky
And one by one they disappear
I wish that I was flying with them
Now you're not here

Through Autumn's golden gown we used to kick our way
You always loved this time of year
Those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now
Cause you're not here


"Forever Autumn" is a song by Jeff Wayne, Gary Osborne and Paul Vigrass. The original melody was written by Wayne in 1969 as a jingle for a Lego commercial. Vigrass and Osborne, the performers of the original jingle, added lyrics to the song and recorded it for inclusion on their 1972 album Queues. Their interpretation was also released as a single and gained moderate commercial success in Japan, selling more than 100,000 copies and becoming a top-20 hit on the country's record chart.

The best-known version is the recording by Justin Hayward from the album Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. Wayne wanted to include a love song on the album that sounded like "Forever Autumn", and he decided that the best course of action was to simply use the original song. Hayward, of The Moody Blues, was hand-picked by Wayne to sing it (because, Wayne said, he "wanted that voice from 'Nights In White Satin'"), and it was recorded at London's Advision Studios in 1976. The song reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart in July 1978.
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For more words and music please visit Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song.

A Ball of Furr


As part of Mayzie's Rescue Me Week we would like to present Furr Ball.

Photo courtesy of Barbara N.

This little boy loves to be held and petted. Furr Ball is being fostered by a Cat Management Coalition volunteer and is now ready for a loving forever home. Visit Furr Ball HERE.

To find out more about Rescue Me Week visit Mayzie HERE!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meet Maui



As part of Mayzie's Rescue Me Week (See our sidebar) we would like to present Maui.

Photo courtesy of Barbara N.

Maui, a short haired calico, is a very adventurous little girl. Maui is being fostered by a Cat Management Coalition volunteer and is now ready for a loving forever home. Visit Maui HERE.

To find out more about Rescue Me Week visit Mayzie HERE!

For more photos please visit Outdoor Wednesday.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rescue Me


Hello Hoomans! Sissi Cat here with a special message from our friend Mayzie. Now all you hoomans pay attention.
Take it away Mayzie!


During the week of November 7-11, we hope all of you will help us honor Grampa J by putting a pet who needs a home up on your bloggie. It can be any kind of pet who’s looking for their furever home – dog, kitteh, bird, goat – it doesn’t matter. And you don’t have to know them pawsonally. You can just go to Petfinder and choose one in your area if you want.

THEN – oh gosh, I LUVS this part – the very next week, we’ll draw FIVE names outta everybuddy who pawticipated. And each of those 5 furends will get to choose a rescue for us to donates 100 green papers to! That’s 5 rescues that’ll gets 100 green papers each!

How about that? You’ll be helping to gets the word out about a pet who needs a home AND you could win 100 green papers for your favoritest rescue! Gosh, I just know that would make Grampa J awfully happy.

Mayzie


Visit Mayzie's blog to learn more.

We were going to show you the link to the adoption post for the little kitten in the first photo but he, and his sisters in this photo, have just been adopted. Yay! So instead we are going to give you the link to Damian the kitten who is the brother of the kittens above. He was not in this photo because he was still in surgery.

Please click HERE to see the adoption page for Damian. This little grey and white, domestic longhair is only three months old.

Did you click on the link? Go .... Now...and visit Damian.

All of these kittens were brought in for the Cat Management Coalition's Spay/Neuter event last month. While the Coalition's primary mission is to reduce the feral cat population in our area using Trap/Neuter/Return we also have volunteers who work with some of the kittens/cats to get them used to humans in the hopes of their being adopted into good forever homes.

This week we will be posting photos of other little kittens who need homes.

Thank you and Meow!
Sissi Cat

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This n That

Taken on Halloween Eve at the pumpkin patch. This one just begged to be in monochrome.


We had a great day for Halloween. This is the house across the street from ours. It was late in the afternoon and the sun was low on the horizon, it really showed off the golden leaves. If you look at the porch you can see pumpkins.

While going through the archives I ran across some photos of the kittens from last November. They were about two months old. They were still very nervous around me so most photos were taken through the patio door. The photo above shows MK (short for Mama Kitty) and five of the kittens.

Kitten number six (later he would get the name Big Boy) was being especially shy. He came over to join his family and get some dinner a few minutes later.

Please take a moment and visit Freda's Photo Time, Camera Critters and Bozo's Pet Pride.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

When October Goes


And when October goes
The snow begins to fly
Above the smokey roofs
I watch the planes go by
The children running home
Beneath a twilight sky
Oh, for the fun of them
When I was one of them


And when October goes
The same old dream appears
And you are in my arms
To share the happy years

I turn my head away
To hide the helpless tears
Oh how I hate to see October go.


The lyrics are from a poem by Johnny Mercer. The poem was found by his wife in some belongings following his death. She gave the poem to Barry Manilow who set it to music.

John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer was born November 18, 1909 in Savannah, Georgia. He was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He wrote the lyrics to more than 1500 songs including Moon River, That Old Black Magic, Charade and Days of Wine and Roses.

Johnny Mercer died in 1976 and is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.



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