Saturday, April 22, 2017

Looking Back Sunday Selfies

Today we are showing some really old pictures of ourselves for our selfies. Petcretary was worn out from working at her job, doing yard work, and making spawsial cards/mementos for several of our furends this week. Some were for happy times like birthdays, and too many were for sadder things. There have been way too many new angels this week and in recent past weeks. Sheesh, can we just have a month or two or more maybe even with none of this angelic stuff? We send purrs and soft woofs to all those furmiluies who now have empty spots at their dens, and holes in their hearts.
Just this past week we heard of Snowie and Humphrey going to the Heavenly Realms of eternal catnip and butterflies, where they now fly strongly with fresh vigor and shiny angel wings. We think they will send lots of angel dust upon their earthly furmilies when they peer through the windows in the clouds to see how they are doing...
We for sure know that petcretary well knows that feeling of loss we have 4 angel kitties in our furmily. And more in her extended furmily...

((((( ♥ )))))

Anypaws, here then are our younger selves as selfies, taken when selfies were not really fashionable, MOL/BOL!
These are from 2011 or 2010. Sheesh we were so young back then...and look how dark MJF's furs were, OMD!
By the way, he is eating pretty well, now, but he won't touch the noms he used to love. But he is eating some others, petcretary thinks they may not be quite as good nutritionally, but there are worse foods he could be eating...and at least he *is* eating! Petcretary will have to try and find another joint treat that he will take, because he shuns the ones he used to crunch like they were cookies:) And the same with his senior doggy vitamin...sigh...

Those were our memento cards for these recent angels, and there were some she had to make for Catster also.
Catster is in the process of being fixed...but right now its sometimes hard to get in and visit. Good thing a lot of former Catster members and Dogster too, are now blogging like we are:)

We are selfie hopping with The Cat On My Head, who are the hosts of this weekly feature.

Honoring Angel Dory With A Flower Friday Blog Hop

Sweet Dory of Dory's Backyard recently became an Angel, so we are having a glorious flower blog hop to honor her. She *loved* flowers SO much.

Up our way in Southwest Michigan, spring has decided to start up; Bang, just like that our weeping cherry tree went poof and became loaded with a beautiful bounty of blooms within its bowers. But on April 20th there was bad weather, wind and heavy rain, which made the sidewalk pretty in petals, but the tree is no longer full of all those pretty blossoms like you see here...

At first this tree shows some color and then the buds start to turn a pink shade...and this is now at the point where the blossoms are opening.

The next day the color is deeper and there are more blossoms open.

This is the third day...

The tree has gone 'poof'!

Now its fully in bloom...sorry for the blurred look, it was rather windy...

 Here are some closeups, in no particular order...

Only a few blossoms are open here.

We have daffodils...

We have bluebells and snowdrops...

We have a few grape hyacinths...

And there are even some tiny 'flags' which are like miniature irises.

We have bleeding hearts too, but they, while growing into the huge shrublike plants they have grown to be over the years; are still only in bud, no blooms yet.

Our lilac tree is soon going to blossom too.

In the back porch a patio-pot was overwintering, and it too decided it might be nice to show a bloom...petcretary thinks it is periwinkle.

 There is a hint of the wild violas that grow in random spots here:

Its truly spring, the season when all the flowers wake up and show their beauty once again.
And then there are the  not so auspicious 'f'lowers', that is the tree flowers that are on the maples, oaks and others. They are the bane of petcretary and many others...they make her sneeze and sneeze...she is allergic to them:(

So out comes the medicine and avoidance of warm windy days in the pretty outdoors. At least there is good allergy medicine, when petcretary was a little girl there wasn't much to choose from that helped...

Dory, we know has woken up in the heavenly realms as a lovely little Angel, complete with wings and a flower tiara, of that we are sure.
Each spring and many other days, indeed forever whenever we see new blossoms we and all of Blogville will cherish the memory of Angel Dory.
We send love, hugs, purrs and licks to her earthly furmily.

This was me in my younger years at a pawrty, (For Pawppy's Mom's 90th Birthday), and I was obliged to wear this flowery lei! BOL!
But you know for evfurrything there is a reason and a season, so now I can show you these pictures as my flowery tribute to a furry loved and treasured Angel Dory.
((((( ♥ )))))

This post of flowers and other garden beauty is dedicated to Sweet Angel-Dory