Those Days

Posted by Sue on November 20, 2009 in Asshats, Critters, Family, Life, Memories, Rants, Self-exploration |

Do you ever have one of Those Days. You know. The kind where you wake up and think it is going to be a good day, only to arrive at work to find out that while you were sleeping the world turned and things happened you have no control over, but that somehow you are […]



Posted by Sue on August 8, 2009 in Critters, Deep Thoughts, Memories |

Yesterday was a hard day. Seems there have been a few of those lately. Yesterday another beloved pet had to be put to sleep. Cody came into our lives a little over 12 years ago. He was three at the time. It was my youngest daughter's 16th birthday and she'd been asking for a dog […]


Sweet Benny

Posted by Sue on July 27, 2009 in Critters, Life, Memories |

  On February 2008 I wrote the following post after the Westminster  Dog Show. Last weekend we had to put our sweet Benny to sleep. On Friday he didn't seem excited about his food – definately NOT his style – and on Saturday morning it was still there in his bowl and he was lethargic. I took him […]


The Fly on the Wall

Posted by Sue on June 17, 2009 in Critters |

Lately, that seems to be how I feel. I'm just observing all the chaos around me. There have been bits and pieces of things swirling through my mind, usually in the dead of night, that I say, "I really should blog about that"… and then? Obviously I've not. I have too many things to throw […]


Call of the Wild

Posted by Sue on October 2, 2008 in Critters, Random Thoughts |

Anyone who thinks the country is quiet needs to come by my house. As I stood outside with the puppies at 5 a.m. I took inventory of all that I could hear. Roosters crowing across the field – in a direction where I didn't realize anyone HAD roosters. Another neighbor has them, but they weren't […]


Another Encounter With the Wild

Posted by Sue on April 3, 2008 in Critters, Life |

 Sooo… I'm sitting in my bedroom, reading my e-mail, mid-afternoon today when one of these went walking across the back yard. I jumped up and watched from the window, wondering how fast I could find my camera… but not fast enough. He went around the front of the house and I watched, then stepped out […]


Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Posted by Sue on September 27, 2007 in Critters, Random Thoughts |

I'm living in a friggin' Disney movie. Snow White, I think. I live in the country, surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans and some timber. Timber runs behind my house and along the creek which also runs behind my house. I've spoken before about the deer in the yard, the deer hitting my car, […]



Posted by Sue on August 21, 2007 in Critters, Self-exploration |

Another blogger jogged my memory today (bad pun, if you know the blogger.) She was talking about riding horses and this brought straight to my mind my horse-riding experiences. First and foremost I remember going to my uncles' farm where they had several horses and ponies. My cousins were very good at riding and rode […]


A Plague?

Posted by Sue on August 16, 2007 in Critters |

Isn't he cute? This would be a Copes Gray Tree Frog or Hyla Chrysoscelis (for you educated types). You can read all about 'em if you go to the link. I won't get into detail. We live in the country, along a creek and for the past several evenings we have had one of these little […]



Posted by Sue on July 25, 2007 in Critters |

No, not THAT Batman, but my batman, Hubs. We have a bat. In the house. In our three-year-old house. To be exact, in our sono-tube. (It's a sky-light type tube that snakes up through the attic and brings light into the kitchen – I have two of them.) The other day I noticed a dark […]

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