My little slice of outdoor paradise. My retreat. I live for Spring, Summer and Fall when I can sit on my lounge chair and enjoy my beautiful babies under the huge sky and sunshine, while listening to the birds singing their happy songs and cows moo’ing down the gully.
I just love being a Furbaby Mom! My babies come running to greet me with snuggles and cuddles! Pumpkin wraps herself around me when I am sad and puts her cheek on mine! And, when I sit down, they get as close to me as they can and fall asleep. I adore these sweet little babies and love them with all the Mommy in me!
What’s more, they don’t ask for money or the car keys or roll their eyes when I tell them I love them. LOL!
Thank you Pumpkin and Cookie for being in my life and for loving your Momma with all of your hearts, because I certainly love you both with all of mine!
The Adventures of Pumpkin and Cookie
In a world of chronic pain, agony and constant cliffs to climb, just to survive each day, Pumpkin fills my life with hugs, kisses and laughter!
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I’m missing my Kit Kat! Never thought I would ever say that. She was a TERROR! She was in the birth canal too long and I believe she had some brain damage. So, she never bonded with me and as she got older always wanted to beat me up.
But the last 6 months of her life, I worked with her and she started mellowing. Sadly, when our other goat, JellyBean died, Kit Kat went into a depression and died of a broken heart. 🙁
In this video, Pumpkin (whom Kit Kat hated) is loving on her as she grieved JellyBean. Yes, goats have feelings. So sweet!
I am so thankful for my neighbor and friend, Crystal, who has helped me when I needed someone to give my babies their dinner and tuck them into bed.
On this day, we were in a major crisis after the rehab my mom was in gave us two days to leave and we had to find her a new place! My sister and I were out looking at places and we couldn’t get home in time to put them up.
It was Crystal to the rescue! And she doesn’t just lock them up, she brought them snacks and took a short video of them! She really does love them!
Thank you, for being such a wonderful Auntie Crystal to my babies and such an amazing friend to me! We are so grateful for you!
Wayne posted this funny picture of Pumpkin and Cookie sunning themselves on the patio after a cold night! Here are some more captions:
Bookends, Cheek to Cheek, We’re Freezing Our Butts Off … See? Butt to Butt We’re Still Cute! Two Cute Booties! We Need a Fireplace, Please! Telling Daddy to Butt Out!
Check out The Adventures of Pumpkin and Cookie
I edited this shirt. It used to say “I’m only speaking to my dog today.” People stink sometimes! My goaties don’t give me an flack. They just give LOVE! www.PumpkinAndCookie.com
T’was the very day of Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
But Pumpkin was cold and she wanted inside, so she pulled up her chair and gave out a cry!
“Why does that tree get to come out of the cold? You said you loved us, much more than gold!”
Mommy saw Punkie standing there weeping, as she looked out the window her heart began sinking.
OK dear Pumpkin, I’ll let you in, but only for a minute and just in the den.
So she spread out some popcorn under the tree, enough for a quick and yummy, fun treat.
The rest of the story, soon you will know. Turn on the video to see how it goes!
Here’s My Happy Place!
My happy place is an outdoor pool! I feel free and relaxed when I am in the water! I can even get some exercise in the water, whereas it is virtually impossible for me on land. Pools are fairly available, compared to let’s say trying to travel somewhere to get to a beach. But I feel like I am at a resort when I am at an outdoor pool! And that makes them awesome!
Here Are Some More of Mine:
Outside with my animals (but not heat).
Spending time with friends and family
Disneyland or Disney World (someday again I hope)
At a wildlife preserve or conscientious zoo (rare)
Beach (only been a few times)
Going out to eat
Watching fun videos online
Playing Scrabble online
Playing Solitaire online
So, Where is YOUR Happy Place?
Don’t have one? Keep searching, because we all need not just one, but many! We need ones that are rare, as well as ones that are very accessible. It could be anything from the beach to a restaurant to sitting on your couch watching a movie. List as many as you can think of and use them as refuge from the stress of this life!
Remember! We have to be intentional every day about finding joy and laughter, amidst the battles! We can’t just wait for them to fall onto our laps! It’s imperative!