Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gone Too Soon But Never To Be Forgotten

       Not sure what to say, where to start, how to start. Loss is so painful and empty yet full of so many wonderful memories.               

       The love of my life " Harold Doty", passed away Oct. 16, 2014 after a very long and painful illness. We were married for 40 years, our anniversary was Jan. 26, and difficult to get through without him to hug. I'm still trying to let go but it isn't easy. I'm ever so grateful that I was able to take care of him here at home, no way was I going to let my love be put in a nursing home to be ill treated or hurt. Home was where he and I wanted him to be right up to God taking him.

       This picture is from early days before we had to get his hospital bed. As you can see, Precious helped me make his days and night better and kept him wrapped in love. She stayed by his side as much as he would let her which was almost all the time. Quite often I would find them snuggled close while sleeping. She follows me every where now.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Been a bit off for some time now, hope to get it together again soon.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Break Time With French Market Coffee!

        I am trying very hard to be patient while waiting for a fresh cup of coffee. Coffee of choice in this house is French Market, we wouldn't have another brand, they just don't measure up!  Black or with cream you just can't beat that rich wonderful taste!

        Well it's ready and as you can see I added a little Coffee Mate of "Caramel Macchiato" to help stave off extras like cookies or cake. I certainly don't need more sweets today, morning cereal was more then enough in the sugar department! I will drink the rest of that pot black and thoroughly enjoy every drop! 

         The only thing that would make coffee break time better would be having company to enjoy it with me or to be sitting in some neat little cafe in New Orleans right now. 

          Life is good, go, enjoy the day!

Hersheys Saved The Day!

            My sweet husband who is diabetic and bed bound, has been wanting chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! So I checked out our local store to get sugar free chocolate chips for baking but there were none to be had! A really sweet store manager got hold of the Hershey's rep and the wonderful guy had a case sent to the store just for me! My husband is in hog heaven now.

            He sometimes has them by their self, mixed with sliced apple and walnuts or sliced bananas and walnuts! I will be using some of the sugar free recipes on the Hershey sight to make brownies, cookies and cupcakes May even throw a pie in there just for fun!

            Don't worry, I wont let him overdose on the chips, he's only able to eat small portions at a time. Today is a very good day for him.

What, Why, Huh!!

         Wonderful, beautiful, amazing day here in our small town. Quite and peaceful and a little on the windy side but nice you know. 

         Not a lot going on today or I just can't seem to get with it! I read, play with the puppies, care for my husband, list things to do, watch TV a little and do some cooking. Sounds like a lot but it isn't, I;m really dragging my feet.

          I don't know, maybe this just isn't a time for blogging, maybe I need more outside time with our pets! Maybe it's just "Pre Spring Fever" !! LOL! Maybe I'm just old and lonesome, in need of adult conversation about something new. I can;t entertain myself very good!

          Maybe I'll come back later or just wait for another day to write something.

Purples Cats Corner Artwork

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

What Kind of Terrier Is This Little Girl?

This very special little lady we call  "P-nut"!, just walked up to our house and won our hearts. She was in extremely poor condition, being filthy, covered in fleas and flea dirt, very, very thin and starving!  Since she has wiry hair and the ears fold over we are guessing she might be a "Border Terrier" and might be three months give or take!


         In order to bring her in I had to first bathe her with a good flea soap and introduce her to the blow dryer!  She wasn't all that crazy about getting a bath but took it in stride quite well. You could tell the bath helped as she was very perky after and now she is flea free. I will have to do daily wet cotton swaps on her rear end where she has a large area of flea dirt build up. One must do it slowly so as not to make the hair fall out. She had been out a long time on her own or just didn't have good people taking care of her to be in such terrible shape. 


           Upon completion of her grooming I fortunately have on hand some excellent puppy food "Blue" which we feed to our youngest dog, Ginger, so she had a very good yet tiny meal to start the day off right. She ate like there was no tomorrow, poor baby. I think she would have eaten until she fell over she was just starving!  We feed all our dogs "Blue", what a difference it has made for them. We have a black lab, a mixed terrier puppy and a toy poodle and they all get alone great with the new puppy.

          We'll be taking P-nut to the vet this week maybe he can tell us more about her breed and her age. We need to get her started on her shots and flea treatment as soon as possible. Because she is so small I gave her a quarter of one of Precious flea pills which seems to be all she needs right now.

We have a good back yard for all our dogs to play in but they are all house dogs. P-nut has enjoyed checking it out.

          When it come to feeding time P-nuts table manners are not very good just yet so she has to eat in the time out cage or she would try eating the other dogs food which might not be received very well! Also she stays in the cage when I have to run errands as she like to chew on things a bit!!! LOL!