Friday, March 07, 2008

The Ultimate Blog Party Post!

Welcome to my blog! It's not been around that long, but I'm having fun with it. Sometimes I just post about what's on my mind, sometimes I see or read something that makes me think. Today I'm posting about my life.

Here's my dear husband sitting on one of our 11 Kawasaki Triple motorcycles. The half a child you can see on the right is our son. Currently I have a motorcycle frame, an engine, and other assorted parts scattered about my living room, bedroom, and kitchen. I've been asked before about how I can put with it? Well, as I see it, I can have him at home, with me, tinkering with the parts in the living room and being happy, or.... I can complain bitterly, put the parts out the door, and stay home alone while he's out at the local bar, the strip club, or his buddy's house, and wonder when he'll be back. My very wise Grandmother once told me "If you don't take an interest in your husband's hobbies, there's always another woman who will be happy to." Given a choice, I am very happy to have the parts scattered around my home! What choice would you make?




This is Tigger, our Maine Coon. My husband drove 1400 miles round trip to rescue him from being sent to his death at the pound. He's so laid back and so much fun! He is the peacemaker in the home if the girls get to squabbling. If there's a box or drawer to be found, he'll be in it!




Here is our Precious. Two years ago my husband was working out in the garage and heard somebody mewing, and there was this absolutely filthy, horribly emaciated grey kitty peering out from behind our garbage can. He called her over and she came right to him. I swear she ate a whole can of tuna in 10 seconds flat! Within only a few days, she turned into the most beautiful fluffy kitty, and is such a joy. She is Tigger's special buddy.




Here is Zoe the Lab, and Amber kitty. Zoe came from a local breeder. I know it's not good to buy animals from a breeder, but our breeder is very ethical and reputable. He talked to us for half an hour, asking all sorts of questions, before he would even start discussing allowing us to come and see the pups. Zoe is such a marvelous family member. We adopted Amber kitty from a local kitty rescue. She's very loving, as you can tell!


This is Camille. Several months ago, while my husband and I were out of town, a small kitten came to live in a rusty metal shack behind where my husband works. The other fellas at his job fed her and took care of her for a few days until he came back, hoping he would take her home. When he got back, and met her, of course she came home with him. She loves to snuggle and play with the other kitties. Her favorite toys are the plastic rings off of milk jugs - no store bought toys for her! As you can tell - she considers her own comfort to be of the utmost importance.






We also have Hannah - better known as Panda (because she's black and white). She was adopted from the same kitty rescue as Amber. Panda tries to appear very refined and stylish, but is known to run a mean Kitty 500 throughout the house, and loves to meow loudly in Zoe's ear when Zoe is sleeping. She and Amber are the best of friends!



Well, there you go. A few photos of the most important things in my life. Hope you enjoyed meeting them and may you have a blessed day.

35 comments:

CC said...

cool! Nice to meet you! Between being an adoptive family and working in special ed, I've had quite a bit of contact with social workers ;)

JanMary said...

Nice to meet you, great party!

susan said...

I've gotta like a gal that has a small herd of critters and half a kid!

Nice to "meet" you!

Die Hausfrau said...

hallo! schön, dass du mich besucht hast! i'm very excited to be part of this great blog party. nice to meet you!!!

A Frog In My Soup said...

What a fun post! So nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by earlier and I hope to bump into you at more party spots!!!

Blessings,
Shera

Me & my puppies said...

Nice to meet you, sounds like you've done a good job with animal rescue. Hats off to you!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!
My husband's hobby is flying. Can't afford it these days, but when we could I'd go up with him once in a while. I'm a white knuckle flier though. I don't even like climbing on little ladders to get into the upper kitchen cabinets. But you are right about being interested in at least SOME of what they are. We do enjoy a lot of other things together. :-)

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Michelle Potter said...

Thanks for visiting my blog party (http://usr-bin-mom.com) and entering my photo giveaway!

It's great to "meet" you, and have a Happy Blog Party!

(BTW, your Photobucket stuff isn't showing up. :( )

Rebecca said...

I just gotta saw, Awwww! What a bunch of cuties.

I totally agree with your philosophy on husband-keeping. I share my living room with my Honey's shop. We feel the same way about our kids -- we'd rather have them and all their friends here trashing the house and eating everything in sight than off who-knows-where doing who-knows-what with who-knows-whom.

Enjoyed your party! Look forward to seeing you at mine!

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

Great bunch of pals, you've got - Zoe looks a lot like my doofus-dog, except seems a lot less, you know, doofus-like. Have a great week!

Nicki said...

Hi! I came here through the Blog Party! Your animals are so cute, and your half of a kid is cute too! ;)

Cindy Swanson said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! It's great to know there's someone from my area blogging. I will definitely be back!

Happy Panda said...

I'm intrigued because my education background is in the behavioral sciences, masters in Sociology. I think that is why the blogging community is so fascinating to me. I really enjoy it. But really I came by to say thank you for stopping by and saying thank you. A party like this is a major task to pull off. It's been great. I hope you enjoy party hopping!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

thanks for visiting my party. it's nice to meet you. :)

Natalie said...

You received wise advice. One look at my blog and you know I've taken an interest in my husband's interests too. It's all Red Sox. :) Come visit me if you get a chance, just click #9 on the 5MM linky. :)

bleeding espresso said...

What a family! I have two doggies of my own, but I'd have many, many more if we had the space.

Come visit my party in southern Italy when you get a chance :)

Melanieshea said...

Thx for stopping by my party!! Nice to meet you! Have fun partying

DeeBee said...

I have a houseful of animals also, 3 cats and 2 dogs. Thanks for coming to my party. Have a fun party week!

Blessed said...

I'm a firm believer in participating in your husbands hobbies - sometimes they even turn into your own hobbies (that's what happened to me anyway)

Have fun this party week!

jubilee said...

Loved reading about your family. My kids loved the pics of the animals.
Thanks so much for visiting my corner of the blogophere and partying with me. I've enjoyed browsing through your site. Happy Blogging!

Sprittibee said...

Tigger is GORGEOUS! I have a Maine Coon mix at home. She's a Tortie, though. I also have a Lynx Point that is long-haired and may have some MC in him. My other cat (12 year baby) died in 2005 and he looked much like your Tigger. I wrote a long post about him called "Ode to Pug" (you can probably find it on Google). :)

Happy partying! Nice to meet you!

JujuBoo said...

Great blog. My husband also has any given number of oddball things he is doing and as much as they may make me nuts, I show an interest. I have gotten pretty good at acting like I really care about how he drilled a hole in the ceiling or changed the O2 sensors in my van. But after 12 years of marriage we still get along great! :)

Nice to meet you! Have a great time blog partying :)

Quirky is a Compliment said...

Very nice to meet you! I loved seeing all your kitties! I have two Siamese at home myself that are quite the handful.

~Denise~ said...

Happy Blog party! Great to "meet" you!

The Downtown Boutique said...

It's so nice to meet you. We are currently licensed foster parents, hoping to adopt. We haven't gotten a placement yet, but we're still praying! It's nice to meet another social worker. We sure like ours!

Come on over to The Downtown Boutique blog and enter to win one of our nine giveaways!

Angie

The Green Panther said...

Thanks for stopping by -- I actually today posted a snippet from the same "deadly sins" article you posted. How funny!

I too think things like declaring "this is now a sin" is ... a little strange, but since they've declared pollution among them ... well, I'll take a move toward green however I can get it! If the Pope wants to help by scaring people, I guess that's okay by me. =)

Brandie said...

Hello! I think your grandma gave you a wise piece of advice!

Natalie said...

happy blog party. my daughter would love all of your kittys!

Terri H said...

Nice bike! Its good to see you support your hubby's hobbies.

Have a great day!

Greta said...

Nice to meet ya! I'm sure my husband would love a bike just like the one your husband is on!
Stop by my party at www.ilovemrpibb.blogspot.com!

Gina said...

Enjoyed meeting you and your sweet pets. I have two chihuahuas and love animals too. My husband enjoys working with stuff around the house too and I always have a mess. Aren't we blessed?

Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. I considered a career in social work before deciding to become an educator. I am a foster parent though which lets me tap into the field of social work a bit. I'm gonna go back and reread your recent drinking age post. One of those petitions is in the Midwest where I live and I hadn't heard anything about it!

Enjoy the party!

Scrapping Servant said...

Hello, nice to meet you. Thank you for blogging on the whole husband hobby subject I need that reminder pretty often. Hopefully I will see you again soon. Have fun partying.

Tes283 said...

Nice to met you.
Today I am sharing a new thought.
Using jelly in teas instead of honey or sugar. Different, but lots of fun and good tasting. Will you join me in a cup of Rose tea? (Rose jelly and green tea or black if you prefer).

Just going to blog party to blog party enjoying the different sites.

Thank you.

 
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