Sunday, December 31, 2017

"Happy New Year"

 We had a wonderful Christmas with the whole family. No need to ask if it was noisy. lol
 Five grandittles...from left...Gus, Gwynn, Tenley, Riley & Brad
Gramps looks pretty proud, doesn't he? :)
 And an afternoon tea
was enjoyed on a frigid cold December day.
The mouse-house welcomed many beautiful visitors over the holidays.
 Some rather rare.
Male Pileated Woodpecker
 An one uninvited party crasher.
 Sharp shinned hawk
Oh, Lord!

And as the year comes to an end...
Here's to a fabulous new year, everyone. May you all be happy, peaceful, healthy, safe and warm.
Thank you for your wonderful friendship in 2017.  I look forward to continuing on this fun ride with you as we welcome in the new year and see what's in store for us all.

Annie & Audrey are well and send you all purrs and hugs.
Simon...well, he's asleep for a loooong time.

                       "Happy New Year."

hugs, Deb


  1. Hi Deb; what a beautiful family gathering. Happy New Year to you. I lost my husband a month before Christmas but friends and family have rallied around. Blessings Jo

  2. Oh wow! What an amazing picture of the Pileated Woodpecker. And that hawk! You do such a good job of keeping the birds and little animals fed in this cold weather. We're having very cold weather right now...ten days predicted with below freezing temperatures for the high! That is unheard of around here. Our pond is frozen and I'm having a hard time keeping water thawed for the animals and birds to drink.

    Deb, you have a beautiful family! Such pretty grandchildren!

    I can honestly say that your blog, your writing about Audrey and Annie, and all the little animals there has given me many happy moments in 2017. Thank you! I wish you all a very Happy New Year!!

  3. I love those family photos and all those smiles and knowing both Audrey and Annie made it through their health scares this year. Sending hugs and many good wishes!

    Happy New Year!

  4. You have such a beautiful family and it seems to be quickly growing as well! Thank you so very much Deb for continuing with your blog throughout this past year and all the years before too! I enjoy all your posts and especially hearing about Annie, Audrey and your lovely mouse house. May you have many happy surprises in 2018!

  5. Deb, you have such a beautiful family! Man, that Riley is growing up! Have been following your blog since she was just a babe so it's fun to see her growing up. You have made the years so much fun for me too with your stories of your own kitties and the others you care for. Love your bird pics too. Can't wait now to see the inside of your new home when it finally gets finished. You'll have so much room you won't know what to do with it all. LOL.
    Happy New Year to you and the Retired Guy from a friend in frigid Nebraska ><>

  6. Happy New Years to you & yours too!
    hope 2018 is a better year for all!
    thanx for sharing

  7. Happy New Year to you and all of your lovely family Deb. We hope that 2018 brings you happiness and a sweet new home for you and Audrey and Annie.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  8. Happy New Year. I look forward to more adventures with Annie & Audrey at the Mouse House.

  9. Happy New Year! You have a beautiful family. I'm looking forward to sharing 2018 with you and seeing all your beautiful bird photos. And Simon, Annie and Audrey too, of course.

  10. Happy new year!!!....Thanks for last blogyear Ria x ❤️

  11. Happy New Year! I have enjoyed peeking in over the last year. Looking forward to seeing your adventures in the new year!

  12. Your family is beautiful =)
    Love the bird photos!
    Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
    PS-Ear scritches to Audrey and Annie ♥

  13. Yay! I'm glad everything was jolly at the mouse house!
    Oh, the birds are lovely. They like you.

  14. A fun - and crowded - Christmas, eh? Just the way you like it, undoubtedly. I would like to wish you and your growing family (look at all those children! Wonderful!) a happy and peaceful new year. May 2018 bring nothing but good things.

  15. I hope it was wonderful time for you! :) It's a fun for me to spend holidays with my family. Ia also wish you everything good for New Year - a lot of health, successes and happiness!

  16. Wishing all of you a blessed year filled with peace and joy.
    Kiss the kitties for us.

  17. Wishing you a happy and a healthy New Year!

  18. Happy New Year Deb !
    Your family is so beautiful, I'm smiling as I look at those little ones, all in a row :)
    I can only imagine the laughter and good time everyone shared.
    Hope the kitties are doing well, and house building will be finished before too much longer.

  19. Happy New Year, and now we are a tiny bit closer to Spring!

  20. Happy new year...

  21. Your gathering for the holidays really looked such fun - I know you were happy to have them all around Deb.
    The birds are certainly lucky when they have people such as you and I feeding and watering them! How can we not care for them in this bitter cold - they bring so much color and joy to our gardens.
    Hope things are moving along with the house dear, can't be easy in the snow and cold. Eventually all will be completed and you will be celebrating springtime in a beautiful new home.

    Stay warm and well, Happy New Year to you all.
    Hugs - Mary x

  22. Hope Audrey is doing better. Lovely pictures. I love following your blogs. I am big animal fan. Happy New Year. Linda