Saturday, July 13, 2013

Only One Bud Left to Blossom on the Sunflower, the Trimming of the Pine Tree Continues, and a Surprise Package for the Pups and Rabbit at the Lazy Vegan!

The weeks all blend together now as time goes on...have been home for over two months now with Julie!  Her sunflower has ONE last bud waiting to blossom.  We're so used to it being around now that I actually forgot to take many photos of it this week...here's one in the evening!  We're getting more hospice help now, so every day except Sunday we have a nurse or an aide come in for at least an hour...a big help.  I had thought that Julie had no poems to share this week, but earlier today while watching the big pine being trimmed she recited part of a poem about trees...quite appropriate!  In unwanted events of the week, I actually hit a dog on one of my brief "outings" from the house...it was horrible, but the dog was thankfully o.k.  I was driving through downtown Forestville when a medium sized dog dashed out into traffic - and directly in front of my Beetle!  My heart dropped when I heard the thud of contact - I hit her with the right front end of my car.  Cars came to a stop and I got out and saw the dog bound up and run off - I ran after her and she came back to me, during which time a man came running out of a nearby building and identified himself as the neighbor of the dog, named Lola.  We examined Lola and he said he thought she was fine - I said I thought she should be taken to the vet and checked for internal injuries, and he said he'd keep her in his care until his neighbor returned.  It was awful!  But I was so grateful it wasn't worse.  Of course, that was how I spent my "outing" - so a break it was NOT!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my nephew Anthony this week!  
Shown here with his beloved companion, Sparky!

The big pine tree trimming job was finally finished today...although there are lot of limbs to be hauled off!

Bravo's worried look...wondering when his next morsel of food will be given.
Chillin' with the rabbit.
I could spend hours watching Wasabi groom!

Toby's expectant expression!
My contribution to the big pine tree trimming event was to pick up a rake solely for this photo op!
 The foreman coaxing Wasabi to hop down to the living room!

 Bunny on the bed time!

 The foreman helps Paco put some hay back into the feeder...Paco loves to pull out bunches of it and then it gets all dirty.
 OMG...the trimmed pine.  I don't know what to think of it yet.  It is...extreme.
 Putting the donkey fencing back together after the big tree trimming project.

 The official tree trimmer guy, all strapped in for safety...
 And way up high!!

The foreman surveys the tree as it is trimmed.
Who goes there?
A little remodel job inside her cottage.

OMG, cuteness overload!  Sparky Tomashefsky, above and below...acting as only a JRT can act...(what other dog falls asleep on a table?)

One lone turk heads up the drive.

Oh, so much fun...a surprise package arrived from Aunt Jackie & Uncle David - gifts for the pups and rabbit!  THANK YOU!

They picked out the perfect gift for Wasabi - she LOVES wicker balls!

The boys tore into their box with enthusiasm (the scent of dog treats helped).
A cute silly looking toy that SQUEAKS!

And really yummy (I took their bark for it) grain free and vegan treats!
As the day progressed, the wicker ball became smaller and smaller...

That inbetween breakfast and dinner look...a tad concerned about when the next meal might appear!
Beautiful Still Jack

Claire and the pups!

Ta Da!  The last of the wicker ball!

Post wicker ball grooming!

Evening lounging.

The weekly pose...in the feeder again!

 Handsome Luigi!
 Grandma Snap visits Wasabi!
 And yet another weekly meal from Snap - my photos of the labels didn't come out, but it was a delicious curry pasta and a super yummy almond and olive spread that she made.  THANKS, Snap!

 The pine at sunset (before the final trim).
 Strollin' Possum!

 Busy, busy, busy!

 Tail end of a little binky!

Hopping up to the kitchen!

Cute fawns and Mama videos...we see this trio often!

Julie's Poem of the Week - inspired by the trimming of the pine tree!
by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
     THINK that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.
    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
    A tree that may in Summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;
    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.
    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.