Oh, if only my grandittle, Bradley could have been here today. He would have loved all the excitement with the fire-trucks arriving to check out a near-by house.
All was fine in the end. Just a false alarm but I was very impressed at the little bit of time it took for these guys to arrive on the scene. Maybe three minutes.
Apparently, a smoke-detector was wailing away in an empty house where new owners are renovating but luckily there was no fire.
A certain somebody was not impressed with the loud noise coming through our open windows.
"What in blazes (pardon the pun) is that noise?"
And she went straight for her hidey-hole
for the rest of the day.
I know these photos won't surprise anyone.
Yes, Kane had ice-cream and a bit of cake on his 14th birthday.
I calculated on a chart that gives you the dog breed (Shetland Sheepdog) and his years converted to human years. So, Kane is now 72.
Dang, he deserves cake.
The challenge was to keep his big snoot out of the cake, while the candles were lit (I'm holding his head), long enough to get a photo that wasn't too blurry. Your seeing the best of our efforts.
Tomorrow it's back to healthy eating. :-))
I'll leave you with a few of my favorite blogs. As you must know, if you drop by here once in awhile, I could not imagine life without cats and I also love beautiful homes and stuffed-to-the-brim china cabinets. I'm a collector of blue and white china and of recent, pretty pottery pieces. So, I follow many blogs for different reasons. Here are just three that I would love you all to visit.
Just in case you missed it on a previous post, I'll send you over again to meet Mary at
Then, off to East Africa to meet Jo. Wait 'til you see the critters she photographs. Amazing! And she has gorgeous cats, too.
and if you still have some tea in your cup, head on over to meet John from Going Gently in Wales. He is a nurse who also runs a hobby farm and would wrestle you to the ground for a good scone. I guarantee he will make you split a gut with his expressions.