amber beauty — Paul Militaru

via amber beauty — Paul Militaru

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via CHRISTMAS SWEET — Moda-Creative thinking

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I love books…the way they look and feel. Deckle edges make my heart beat faster. LOL.

A gift from Don, at A PONDERING MIND

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The Chickmas play is coming along nicely…practice is a daily thing, so it’s sure to be wonderful.

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Place…a poem

Do you believe
that if you travel

and fall in love
with a place

that part of you
will live there forever

even if you never go back

I do


I took this picture one early morning in Paris. Reblog.

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Bobbie…and the vet.

Cat, Animal, Mammal, Feline, Portrait

I went to the vet by myself.  I know that’s hard to believe but I said, “Doc, I hear a bell ringing day and night, I think I have tinnitus.  It’s driving me crazy.  I only hear it when I move and I move all the time.  Captain Kirk has it, so maybe I got it from him.  I watched Star Trek reruns, you know, the originals?  I don’t know if you can catch tinnitus through the TV but where else could I have gotten it?”

“There’s a bell around your neck.”

“WHAT?” said the cat, falling over in an effort to see the bell.  “I don’t see a bell.”

“It’s blue.”

“I don’t CARE what color it is, just take it off.”

The vet removed the bell and the cat shook his head.  “It’s gone!  The ringing is gone!”

“You’re not wearing a bell, so, yeah, the ringing is gone,” said the vet.

“Can you get this tight thing around my neck off, as well?”

“Your mom and dad won’t like it if I do that.”

“My mom and dad live in an alley somewhere, I don’t think they’ll care.”

“I was talking about your human parents.”

“Seriously?” asked the cat.  “We aren’t even the same species and how would you like to have a tight strap around your nick 24/7?  I can hardly breathe.”

“I don’t think it’s a good idea to remove it.”

“Aren’t you supposed to care about your patients?  And besides I can tell you where to get the best nip around,” purred the cat, rubbing himself against the vet’s white coat covered chest.”

“I know where to get the best catnip, but thanks.  I’ll call your human mom.”

“Fine, but she doesn’t know that I’m here.”

“I got ahold of her,” said the vet, walking into the room.

“What did she say?”

“She’s on her way to pick you up.  She said you don’t have to wear the collar in the house and you don’t have to wear the bell at all, if you promise not to chase birds.”

“I might as well stay in, then.  What fun is it being outside if I can’t chase birds?  And what does that have to do with the bell?”

“The bell tells the birds to fly away,” said the vet.

“THAT’S why I can’t catch them?  What kind of person WOULD DO THAT TO A CAT?”

“They’re trying to keep the birds safe.”

“By sucking the joy out of my life?”

“Play with your toys.”

“You know nothing.  I don’t even know why they bring me here.  You really don’t have a clue.  I’m going to run away now.”

“You can’t get out of here.”

“So I’m in prison?” asked the cat, horrified.  “What about free will?”

“What about it?”

“You’re taking mine away.”

“There is no free will, so I’m not actually doing anything to you.  I removed the bell, didn’t I?”

“Yes, and I’m grateful for that.”

“Then be a good kitty and wait for your human mother.”

“I could kill you, you know,” said the cat.  “Better yet, I could make you wish you were dead.”

“Give it your best shot,” said the vet.  “I’ve been doing this for years and not one of you has been able to take me down ye…..”

“I told you,” said the cat, staring at the body on the floor.  “Why is it that humans never listen,” he said, as he jumped to the windowsill, flattened himself enough to slip underneath the tiny opening, and was gone.





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ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHICKMAS…My true love gave to me…



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