Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

ImageOn the right is me looking very young at age 24.  The cute one on the left is my first born son Justin.   He is still cute and will be 32 years old next month.  Do I look in love or proud?  Or both?  I am still proud of my son Justin and in love….well you know what I mean.Image

Fast forward about 20 years.  Here we are again.  Still very much in love….well you know what I mean.ImageFast forward another 10 years.  A very proud mom and we are still very much in love……well you know what I mean.

Meeting the Manx Brothers

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We have a couple new family members on the Sundog Ranch.  Every animal on the ranch are intrigued by them….especially the Sundogs.   When we go to the barn to feed the first thing on the Sundog’s to do list is to check on those new little critters in the barn.

Run for Your Life82We have this sliding door to the hay room tied so it won’t open all the way and BIG animals can’t get in thereby giving the Manx Brothers some recluse.

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But the tie is not working so well.   Lassen is able to muscle his way in.  Poor Manx Brothers.Run for Your Life80

I yelled at Lassen (I mean gave him a command) to come out of there and he actually listened to me.  Until all hell broke loose and almost all of the Sundogs burst in to greet the Manx Brothers.  The Manx Brothers live on top of the tack room.  They are our new barn cats.   You see we have quite the wood rat population and something has to be done about it.

Here you have them.  I could hardly get mad.  Yolo of course was posed for the photo and little Milton Manx posed along with him.  Lassen is trying to get closer and find out were Mangus Manx is.  Mangus is Milton’s brother.  Maisie is trying to keep her cool because she thinks the Manx Brothers may be tasty.  Nevada looks at Maisie wondering why she is acting so weird.  Sasha is a bit weary of the Manx Brothers since that other BIG kitty we used to have gave her more that one swipe across the nose. Run for Your Life76Sasha stays outside and Momma Maisie joins her.  If was not so hot she’d be chasing dragonflies.  The temp is already in the low 90’s.Run for Your Life72Maisie returns salivating at the mouth now…but not foaming yet.  You can’t hear her whining, good thing.   Yolo is still posed in the best spot for kitty viewing and brother Lassen stays nearby for support.  Run for Your Life69Milton gets closer to the Sundog Brothers and lets them know it is NOT OK to come any closer.  Mangus is tucked away in the box refusing to come out.  Run for Your Life153Somehow between the time I went to grab something out of the truck and then turned around to return the Manx Brothers decided to make a bold run past every body and make a dash for the tack room.  I tie the door to the tack room too and the tie stays.  The brothers are able to poke in and out and tease the Sundogs. Here is Lassen doing what he does….sitting very still and drooling over the brothers.  Here is Mangus posed to sprint back to the hay room since Lassen won’t stop drooling over him.Run for Your Life156Here he goes.Run for Your Life162Milton makes a dash too staying with Mangus but oh no!  The Big Brothers are working together now.Run for Your Life161The BIG Brothers are closing in…what should we do?Run for Your Life165Somehow Milton made it back to the tack room.  The BIG Brothers don’t care.  One kitty is tasty enough.

Run for Your Life167What is a kitty to do?Run for Your Life164“Maybe I should hiss and swat now but I’m frozen”  Poor Mangus.  I’m proud at how he is handling this.  Do you hate me now for not rescuing him?  Don’t worry I trust my Sundogs.  Besides they had a big breakfast.Run for Your Life171I know this looks like Kitty abuse but it is part of getting to know kitty.  After this look CAMERA DOWN kitty in my arms.  The Sundogs still have a ways to go to quell their obsession with the Manx Brothers.  We will do this routine every morning until the Manx Brothers are no big deal anymore.  I’ll make sure we don’t have any unsupervised visits with the Sundogs and the Manx Brothers down at the barn.  AND I will make sure I feed the Sundogs well before our visit.

Adios Amigos 🙂

Black and White Sunday

I have decided to start what I call EASY blogging every other day or so.  Wish I could be more specific.  It’s just that  blogging can be time consuming.  At least for me it is.  I have so many stories to tell and SO MANY photo’s to choose from.  On top of that I am a SLOW writer or blogger or what ever you want to call me.   In this day and age you need to make a quick easy connection with who ever it out there almost everyday.  Otherwise you are forgotten.  Sad reality huh?

  So far I’m doing Weekly Photo Challenge, Wordless Wednesday and now I’m joining Black and White Sunday.  I think that will be it.   Longer quirky posts about Sundog Ranch and our travels will fill the gaps…….hopefully.   Here goes my first post for B&W Sunday.

By the Pool

“Pretty by the Pool”

As usual Yolo is front and center.  Maisie and Mr Lassen in the background.   If you know anything about the Sundogs you will know Yolo likes to be front and center in almost every photograph he is in.  Seriously,  I DO NOT  plan it this way.   Immediately when we start posing he gets right in there in front.  I’m convinced he knows what he is doing.  I think he wants to be seen and to be famous some day.  We’ll keep trying Holy Moly Man.