Spirit Lifters (personal); Day 124 of being “grounded” 7/7/2020

I move through most days completely alone now…occasional human sightings out on my walks, and I can hear my family in the upstairs of the house, but rarely lay eyes on them. I tell you what! I am about ready to risk my life for a hug with my grandson!! sigh.

BUT, I am also still surrounded with Spirit Lifters! I just have to remember to look, listen, smell, etc.

Here are my most recent miracles:

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This lovely wild flower…
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…that is actually so tiny you could miss it if you weren’t on the look out for a Spirit Lifter!
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Great shot for my Bird Butt collection.

 

Camera function Mystery…

For some time now, my phone camera will not capture true purple…except when she damn well feels like it!

Though the flowers below are lovely, she insists as showing them as pink, dark pink, fuchsia, etc. They are actually a deep royal purple! (You can see tiny flashes of the deeper color purple at the center of the flowers or a little like the lavender in the vase with the pink rose.)

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I’ve had some pretty “cheeky” bird visitors lately, right outside my living quarters. These Grosbeaks were fun.

 

And I don’t know who this next fella is but he apparently did not want me taking his picture. That glare made it very clear!

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Maybe you’d have to live in the Great Northwest to appreciate these shots. First of all, slug tracks are rare when it is supposed to be 80 degrees outside. It seems our summer came and went (in about 5 minutes) back in June and the slugs think it’s Autumn…time to leave their drunken silver trails all over everywhere! (Not sure you can see them but given how slowly they move, you’d think a straight line would be much more efficient in their travels.)

 

Lucy keeps me entertained inside the house, finding even cuter sleeping positions every day.

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And she is such a smart ass…

Here she is giving me a very clear hint.

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“Uh, these Treat Balls are both empty…don’t I deserve a Spirit Lifter too?”

Back outside, there’s this really tall weed that started blooming. Nobody knows where it came from or what it is but I decided to let it stay in my small flower garden, just out of curiosity.

And any visit I get with my upstairs occupants is appreciated!

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Master Loki has certainly become a Princely feline! What a beauty he is!

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There are a few more inches of this glorious tail that my photo didn’t capture!

 

There you have it! My Spirits are lifted just sharing all of this. I hope yours are too.

Please comment and tell us how YOU are staying healthy and content.

Thanks!

❤💙❤💘💗

 

Spirit Lifters;Day 111 of being “grounded” 6/24/2020

So, I got tired of depending on what I could find online to share as Spirit Lifters and decided to really focus on finding things closer to home!

Look what I found!

Our newest family member is Milo, a 5 month old Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix, and is he ever a sweetheart. If you know both breeds, you can see them very clearly in Milo’s demeanor, looks and behavior. He has a ton of Collie energy and is an absolute lover of everyone, people, dogs, and cats, like a Golden.

We had been looking for a playmate in the neighborhood for Milo, for play/training, as well as to burn some of that Border Collie energy…since we don’t happen to own a herd of sheep. 😋

Milo already adores his personal cat, a gorgeous Maine Coon kitten about 8 months old now. Instant friends, but mostly indoors.

So Milo needed an outside playmate too.

A friend who visits us regularly got a puppy a couple of weeks after us, also named Milo. This Milo is supposedly part Pit and part Shepherd but we sure can’t see it. Maybe Pit bull in the face and in loyalty, but to us he looks more like a tall, lanky Black Lab mix.

 

Here’s their first meeting!

You can see our Milo wanting to “herd”.

 

It was so cute! They each took a turn bringing their favorite stick to the other one.

Come on! Let’s PLAY!

 

They are so uplifting to watch together!

Two Milo’s…hopefully life long friends.

If you have discovered surprising and uplifting things around your home, will you please share in Comments?

Thanks!

Spirit Lifters-Day 46 of being “grounded” 4/20/20

Impossible to be down today…

Meet our newest family member…long awaited (a couple of years)!

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two weeks ago!

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This puppy is very special, bred by Crooked Rooster Farms in Snohomish, WA. He is a Border Collie/Golden Retriever blend, bred for the Collie’s intelligence as well as the temperament of the Retriever. He is already exhibiting both those qualities.

And we think he will probably grow to be more Retriever size (he’s a little CHUNK!) than the Border Collie.

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after first bath! a giant fluff ball!

We are all so in love!!!!

Even Loki, the Maine Coon kitten, who has had the run of the upstairs house…until now. He can’t wait to be done with his silly cone so he can romp with the puppy!

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To my Dear Readers 4-18-19

Don’t you just hate it when a favorite fellow Blogger simply disappears?? I know I do.

I doubt I am anyone’s favorite but on the off chance that someone missed me, I thought I’d check in.

I was suddenly quite ill and unable to post for these last 15 days. Way too complicated a story to share but the most significant thing about it all was that my reaction to all the many medicines they tried was way, WAY worse that the illness itself!!

I was one sick puppy!

I’m climbing out of the hole slowly and will begin posting again (just as slowly, I’m sure.)

Thanks for your patience and let me know if you are still there.

 

With Much Gratitude for your continued reading,

ChosenPerspectives

 

PS I’m working on figuring out all the lessons from this experience. I always say never waste a good illness or accident. Try to learn something from it. I’ll let you know if I find something “post worthy”.

 

 

Bark (again?)

Can I reblog my own stuff to my own site? Or is that called something else? Repost? Repeat? Remember? Re-d0? Revisit?

Anyway, here’s a post I did, apparently in advance, for Travel Theme: Bark!!

https://chosenperspectives.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/bark/

 

Let’s see if this works………….feedback/suggestions welcome in Comments!!

(Maybe it’s better to copy and paste my earlier post so my reader doesn’t have to click on still another link? Karuna? Marilyn? Anyone?)

 

Here’s what inspired me…

Travel theme: Bark

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