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Christmas Morning

Does there really need to be any words with this image?  I mean wow!  Friends together, joy, excitement!! Let’s not forget pancakes!! Put the kettle on the hob Super Pig, and we all have tea!!  Merry Christmas to all.  A few important reminders, don’t forget to watch a Christmas Story, Home Alone (only the first two) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, last but not least, Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.  When you do watch them, really watch them and feel what they are saying.  Until tomorrow Good Cheer to all and Merry Christmas!

Grinch “How could it be so? It came without ribbons!… it came without tags!… it came without packages, boxes, or bags!”


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Twas the Night before Christmas

And all through our house…

Well there has already been an event.  You know the one event that everyone says years later, “Remember when…”.  Yep, our beloved cat Mango, my inspiration for Mango the Cat in my Super Pig series, has had a grand mal seizure.  Don’t worry, he appears to be fine and no worse for wear.  Appointments will be made as soon as doctors become available.  He was adopted from the street. I feel I should make this clear, he adopted us.   A little orange cat that seemed to find our house.  He would climb up to our roof, and watch Kelsey, my Super Pig, from their window at night.  He would climb over out fence at night, to lay on my patio, under the catnip until morning.  It was after watching this little animal, (for about a year) that we decided that perhaps we should reach out and take him in, and give him a life he had only watched from a far. It was at a very stressful time for our family, I believe that through rescuing this orange cat, we were really  rescuing ourselves.  From that moment on, there has not been a day he has ever been ungrateful. He has  been a thankful kitty as he has curled up in our laps, or laid on our sofa,  or had his tuna steak.  Yes, he is that spoiled.  He has a grilled tuna steak every holiday. Today just before the seizure, we could have sworn that he even understood the words, “tuna steak”.

So our Christmas already has something to celebrate.  Mango appears to be okay for the moment, and he is a very large part of the “happy” in our family.  He also KNOWS it.  Knows it beyond just being spoiled.

sleeping with friends-Exposure bwMerry Christmas to all!  New friends and old, four legged friends, cats, dogs, pigs, and guinea pigs, and all Gods creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful.

So tonight when you close your eyes, believe that something magical will happen, something unexplainable will take place.  Like the Grinch thought “Maybe Christmas” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”

Thank you and Merry Christmas


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Time By The Fire 

That time when all you troubles seem so very far away. That quiet time when you run your triumphs and blessings over in you brain and your are content with your world as it is.   

That time when you realize that the biggest presents are not under the tree.   

This image was created with Winsor and Newton water color paints on 140 lb cold pressed paper.