Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What Goes On Here?

Strange things are afoot at the home of The Painted Possum. Christmas is almost here, Santa is scrutinizing the girth of our chimney, hoping for a successful ingress and egress, and everybody seems to be acting a bit wacky.

Let me introduce you to some local characters, who truly make a house a home.

I believe this is Inspector R.D. Agan and his handy sidekick, Inspector Clouseau.

They have no doubt been pursuing their favorite passtime, searching for clues.

Does this picture kinda make you think of Bobby Horton?


And LOOOOOK! A purple dog named Duque!

Alas, time is up. I'll add to the mug shot collection tomorrow!

Now it's tomorrow, and here's Duque, sans purple coloring and quite obscure, with his new best friend, Buttercup.

Buttercup is a foundling who appeared at the front door of the library, and came home to live with us, having suffered dire injuries in what appears to have been an encounter with a car engine. She's thriving, but has lost the injured ear complete. This picture is before the ear fell off; we'll soon post a portrait of her as she now appears with only one ear.

And here's the little baby cat after the ear totally fell off the noggin. She's otherwise healthy and very active and getting a big fat belly. And she also loves to sleep in the Christmas tree.

Here's Buttercup in her favorite spot, the Christmas tree!

And here's Duque, who loves Buttercup so much, he had both his ears fixed just like hers!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Remembering John

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
John Lennon