Alex adopted me a number of years ago. He actually belonged to the neighbor on the east side of me, yet spent hours hanging
out with his kitty friends that lived with my neighbors to the west. He traveled through my yard going back and forth between
home and friends.

At that time I had been laid off at work and was spending more time in my home office and patio area. Alex began spending more and more time on one of my Adirondack chairs, during which we had great conversations. He is very vocal and expressive. He also started to follow me into the house. He was unbelievably well mannered. I set out a water bowl for him. I was also rather allergic to him.

An allergy prescription and a year later, I set out a food bowl. I still cannot keep Alex in the house overnight (swollen yucky eyes and congestion issues). Yet he knows that he is welcome to join his kitty friends next door in a comfy kitty igloo in the kitties’ house. It’s a perfect arrangement.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


I had the
sweetest encounter
this morning... 
in my garden

two small winged
where chasing 
each other

a beautiful dragonfly


a baby hummingbird...

Up and down
back and forth...
I think they were
playing a game.

Each small creature
had staked out
 his own 

they were sooooo
amazing to watch!

Then mama hummingbird
came along
to give
little extra nourishment
to baby hummingbird

 Oh my gosh
I couldn't believe all
this activity
was taking place
right in front of me
and just a reach away!

Mom hummingbird 
checking out the 

It was a much needed 
gift for my heavy heart...

Alex is still being held 
and so
(I cannot comprehend
how another 'pet owner'
can be sooooo cruel!)

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