This post is dedicated to: “Little Buddy” Chance, German Shepherd Princess Xena, Canine Sammy, Buddy Dude and his feline family, Honey Bunny & friends and the “Young Mistress”.
“Those who Sow in Tears, Shall Reap with Shouts of Joy.”
As I listened to the beautiful songstress singing this refrain, while watching today’s morning Mass on You Tube’s Daily Mass Channel on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Father John Bertao, my heart went out to all human beings and creatures who roam our earth, sky and waters. Last but not least, “our house pets who love us so dearly.”
Blessed are the humans who take care with great love and dedication to make a better place on earth for all who are vulnerable and in need of care and love.
I praise the Lord who knows best, however, it pains me that despite of all the good to be found in our world, there are so many human beings more brutal than the wildest beasts roaming the earth, who make life a hell on earth for many caring people trying to better the lives of others.
Today my heart goes out to our daughter, whoes life seems to be destined and devoted to all who are in need of help, always asking herself “could I have done more?”
Little feline Chance you were dearly beloved, by the only one you took a liking to, and instantly ran to on the Highway when you were in distress.
Immediately, the “Young Mistress” took a liking to you. Defended and cared for you with love, patience and genuine dedication.
The only human being you really trusted was at your side to feed you, caress you and wished you a restful sleep, not knowing some time later you would make your journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
Thanks for all the fun and chuckles for all the times you made us and especially “The Young Mistress” smile.
With love, too, from Empress Zoe Labrador, felines: Hope, Arduinna, Black Cat,
“Litlle Lion” aka Shi Poo Tippy and playmates.
And Little Lion’s favorite walker
“The Lad Upstairs”
who would rather wander the wide world!
Little Buddy Chance passed away peacefully in the early hours of the stormy night of July 23-24th, 2017, gently cared for and caressed in the comfort of “the Young Mistress” love and the glow of candlelight.
We will never forget you Little Buddy Chance, Dude, Taz, Conan, Mom Vicki or any of our beloved companion animals who brought us so much joy.
We are happy and thankful to include the following ceremony link for furry companions, in recognition of beloved pets and wildlife worldwide.
Now over to Little Lion’s LOOK-OUT where a spectacle is going on between two felines, crossing in the middle path of the “Young Mistress” Secret Garden, where just a few minutes ago the birds were chirping their beautiful songs, and now a feline war seems to be going on.
So much for peaceful interactions!
This may not happen around the 1000 Islands despite of the pirating which went on there in the past,
but in feline land they show their claws when they meet. Their shriek is annoying! Woof!!!
Perhaps the cats are feeling too hot. Feeling too hot is not good for anyone.
When the temperature is too hot most plants in the gardens are not feeling too happy. Exept e.g. succulents like the sedums in our gardens who can hold water. Because of the many rainy days this Spring they have grown quite huge.
The “Pink Eye Bug” has slowed “Mistress Mommy” down, but the virus is on the way out. Hurrah-Hurrah!
Some unrest seems to be creeping up in the fair city we are living where some citizens don’t seem to realize , “United, we stand together. Divided, we ruin the fun for each other.”
Canada may have won the hearts of 18,000 people around the world who voted Canada #1 but, unrest seems to lift its ugly head in some places, like the dragon in St. George’s legend and diplomacy is thrown into the trash can.
But, hey, there is wonderful news, too!
It’s a fun Bison year in Canada’s BANFF National Park.
It’s my task today to entertain you as “Mistress Mommy” aka the Blog Muse is wrestling a pink bacterial invasion known as “Pink Eye”.
If you spot her trying to do a little bit of work in or around the house be aware!
Do not approach her ’cause you may catch the culprit, too. And that would make “Mistress Mommy” feel very sad, because she does not want anybody to catch the bacterial virus.
Her eye, head and cheek are pretty painful despite of the antibiotic eye-drop every 4 hours. After 10 days it should be healed. We are looking forward to that time so we can have our walks together again. For now the Lad Upstairs is walking me as “Mommy” does not feel up to it.
I am going to make it short and just wish you all a very Happy Canada Day.
And urge you to explore Canada on July 1st in your own surroundings or visit a science centre, e.g.
Celebrating the peace you longed for and found on June 8, 2017.
Dear Sister Els, Aunt Els…
With love and in dedication to you.
It is said, mere mortals and pets find Heaven at the end of the rainbow where the clouds gather in all their white glory, and where in the midnight blue sky the heavenly stars twinkle like diamonds.
May your light shine there forever and may you feel extremely happy and at peace.
On earth we will keep on loving and missing you, while happy memories will sustain all who have known and loved you.
White flowers in our gardens will remind us of you and our beautiful Mamma and Oma, as well as poppies remind us of the love of our Pappa and Opa for his family, wild and domestic animals, birds and fauna.
Last but not least of all our dearly beloved who will welcome you in their midst.
In the gardens birds sing their song very early in the morning and again before they retire in the evening.
The link below reminds us of the importance of family, friends, love, peace and togetherness.
As well as our little rascal who seems to need a bit of rest before the next critter sneaks by his Look-Out!
Thus we bid you “Good Night”. We will look for your shining light at the brilliance of the evening stars.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the animations, links and the artists and video makers.
Photos as usual by “Gypsy Joy aka the Blog Muse” and the snappy photographer, he-he-he that’s “Little Rascal-Woofie” me!.
May you all enjoy the beauty of white flowers.
Dear Family, Friends and Fans,
We will meet again on Saturday, June 25th! Just in time of Canada’s 150 birthday Celebration.
But before I go, in memory of my Mom who was fond of cacti, and my dear Sister who was fond of white flowers, I am very pleased to pass on the cacti website of a lovely Irish Lady and her Swedish beau.
Hope you all had a terrific Mother’s Day and if you are living in Ontario also a very fine Victoria Holiday.
I would like to tell you that Empress Zoe Labrador and I had a fun-tastic lake adventure on Victoria Day, but it did not happen because we did not venture that far. We stayed close to home and we don’t live near a lake. I did have fun venturing through the garden
and tracing tracks on my daily walks. Empress Zoe lives pretty far away from us.
“Mistress Mommy” showed me the garden choice for the 2017 perennials and annuals and theme garden suggestions for
Guys, I need a “bite”, I feel hungry! Here comes the “Blog Muse”, with a “Printer Version Friendly” kids garden theme!
I love planting and looking at Canna’s, Calla’s and Orange Tiger Lillies gently waving to and fro in a breeze, caressed by sparkling sunbeams or lit-up by a lantern lightpost. It’s a very striking sight.
I was so deeply emerged in orange flowerland on May 18th that I decided that day to make a homemade zizzling orange punch to serve during a pleasant gathering with friends. It was a hot day, 30 degrees.
In the gardens,
early tulips are withering away, but many mid-season tulips are blossoming. The late tulips are showing their buds, while the early irises stand in bloom and/or have buds.
A real treat are the forget-me-nots popping up here and there among other may/june plants and the white blossom of the pear trees scattered all over the backyard greenery, walkway and terraces like a bride and groom had just passed through.
I called my homemade brew,
“Passionate Five-Alive-Mandarin-Maraschino Punch from the “Blog Muse’s Kitchen”.
For this cool treat you need:
1 frozen can of five-alive passionate Peach Citrus. Dilute this with 2 ice-cold cans of Ginger Ale add 1 can of Cold Water, plus 1 can 10 oz. Mandarin Oranges in light syrup, two teaspoons of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice and 20 Maraschino Cherries.
Have fun checking the above link and learning more about Canada’s interesting history.
Enjoy tending your garden, balcony or the plants indoors. Above all discover nature’s beauty and inhale the fresh air!
See you again on Saturday, June 11, 2017.
Hey, it’s me again! I took a little nap after my snack! It was quiet at the LOOK-OUT. So far, I did not spot the Mother Raccoon carrying her baby in her mouth over the top of the neighbour’s fence as “Mommy’s” friend told us the other day. I only saw a sneaky feline, a tricky squirrel and a bird flying by.
I have seen a raccoon coming by at midnight several times before but nota baby raccoon. We growl at each other and I make a lot of noise when I see the raccoon.
The other day the “young mistress” saw eye-to-eye again with a coyote!
Last Saturday she discovered that a Mother bird had build a nest by a window and had laid one egg in it. Inside the house one feline is keeping watch on the nest but it does not seem to worry the bird.
In one of the “Young Mistress” garden pots a tiny tree frog has made its home. Before that she reported June bugs flying by, meeting a hawk eye-to-eye, an owl and birds who seem to have fled into the forest.
Seems like a creature invasion to me!
Maik in The Netherlands a belated Happy Birthday to You We heard that you had a swell party. Have a lot of fun riding your motorcycle!
It’s time to say: “Good Bye!”
Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the animations, links and the artists and video makers.
Photos as usual by “Mistress Mommy” and the snappy photographer, he-he-he that’s “little rascal” me! I make sure “Mommy” keeps the wobbly camera straight!
Next time a bit more about Canada 150 and other adventures and fun stuff. Keep tuning in!
As our hearts and thoughts are especially on May 26th by our beloved Henry, we hope you all may enjoy Disney and the frolicking teapot’s voice of Dame Angela Lansbury!
Enjoy “The Young Mistress” choice of joy for You and Me!