Thursday, September 9, 2010


Two days in a row cat boys have found this amazing hummingbird...they love the sight and the sounds as do I.

Aside from the hummingbird that had us all mesmerized, this little dude

and this other little dude

have exerted themselves to be more naughty than permissible in books of feline parenting.

Finally collected in the house, they sit and read, selection chosen by Gustopher Jones who has the side of his neck shaved because he has allergies. He had to get a steroid shot for his allergies and an antibiotic shot for his infected paw.
Ollie bullie spent all day outdoors and repeated the same today much to our discontent...I think tonight we may have to sit down to some serious talking.

"O My servants! Could ye apprehend with what wonders of My munificence and bounty I have willed to entrust your souls, ye would, of a truth, rid yourselves of attachment to all created things, and would gain a true knowledge of your own selves—a knowledge which is the same as the comprehension of Mine own Being. Ye would find yourselves independent of all else but Me, and would perceive, with your inner and outer eye, and as manifest as the revelation of My effulgent Name, the seas of My loving-kindness and bounty moving within you. Suffer not your idle fancies, your evil passions, your insincerity and blindness of heart to dim the luster, or stain the sanctity, of so lofty a station. Ye are even as the bird which soareth, with the full force of its mighty wings and with complete and joyous confidence, through the immensity of the heavens, until, impelled to satisfy its hunger, it turneth longingly to the water and clay of the earth below it, and, having been entrapped in the mesh of its desire, findeth itself impotent to resume its flight to the realms whence it came. Powerless to shake off the burden weighing on its sullied wings, that bird, hitherto an inmate of the heavens, is now forced to seek a dwelling-place upon the dust. Wherefore, O My servants, defile not your wings with the clay of waywardness and vain desires, and suffer them not to be stained with the dust of envy and hate, that ye may not be hindered from soaring in the heavens of My divine knowledge." (Gleanings)

We can smell the weekend practically...little boys send you kisses and best wishes! Ciao!


  1. Oooooh, love the reading today, and I cannot blame the boys for their love of hummingbirds: they would love my back yard!!! :)


  2. ...& don't you just think of our Miss Kerin when you see a hummingbird...i do!

  3. Thanks Allison...that reading is musical to me and I have no doubt that we all would love your backyard. xoxo

    Nancy, who else who I think of but Miss Kerin? Por supuesto! besos right back at ya' xoxo

  4. I cannot BELIEVE those first two photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MLJ, I spent half the summer ( well I had no choice:) )
    in the yard trying to snap one, but my camera was way too slow....ooooooooooooooo! :)
    ( yes , am a little excited!)

    and yes, in my next life, I would like to be one...just to try it on for size...

    besos y the week-end!

  5. Love the hummingbird shots too and Banjo can sympathize with poor Gustopher, she sufferers from terrible skin allergies too and has her own k9 dermatologist :(

  6. You are quite the photographer! These hummingbird ones are so lovely.

    Have a great weekend.

  7. Where is Ollie going? He looks determined with a purpose that hes leaving and taking his shit with him! haha He needs to get his butt back home! And Augustus will be fine, hes a naughty boy but the hummingbird will be way to enticing to leave home!

  8. Hummingbirds=Lovely Kerin...Always. In my mind.

    XO'S to You! So good to know your real name now. ;) The only good thing to come from Twitter!

    Miss you all, be back soonest.

    ps. Drooke has allergies too. They {evil vet says she} thought it might be an allergy to...
    MICE! heh.


  9. I love cats. We have one. Indoors. Outdoor cats kill more songbirds in America than any thing else. It is a shame really. So many cats are abandoned.

  10. You guys...I really don't do well at photography...I could learn but too busy; however, I did buy a new small camera for my birthday that beats the iphone!

    Amanda, I am ashamed to say that our Ollie likes to guard the street sewer, he looks for rats and raccoons. All the reading we do has not impressed him yet.

    Andrea, allergic to mice...LOL! I know Gussy is not because I have seen him play with it...I think he is allergic to our hippie neighbors! : ) Sorry, if there are any hippies around. Maybe the joint they smoke!

    A Lincoln- love your name, love birds, adore cats, all kinds even though I don't care much for the naked ones. Thanks for the visit.

    I forgot my camera today but hope to post something soon.

    Have a great week....from all of us

  11. You really have a wonderful eye. Love these photos. I have missed you and the boys. I am happy to be back here. xoxo

  12. Love your photos of the hummingbird and the boys!
    Have a great weekend!
    Health and happiness,