Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Flurries in the Air

Mother Nature is trying her hardest this week to give us snow.

I actually don't mind.

I have a cozy house in which I can sit and look at pretty sunshine and shadows.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Easter Ghosts

I did not receive any Peep bunnies or chicks in my Easter basket this year; I LOVE the sugar-coated marshmallows and was very disappointed when I didn't see any displayed among the chocolate. I gave the Easter Bunny a hard time.

The Easter Bunny brought these to my house on Sunday. I accepted this late payment but that does not mean I will tolerate the same behavior next year.  I expect chicks and bunnies in my basket come April 8, 2012.  Got that, Easter Bunny?

Friday, November 11, 2011

More Fall Shadows

Still loving the fall sunshine and the shadows it creates in my house.

Time has been moving at warp speed lately and I can't seem to catch my breath. When life gets crazy this poor blog gets neglected; I am definitely missing this place.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Finds

I have a Gorillapod.  I have a dog.  I kind of want to try this.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Finds

I did a little clearance Halloween shopping on Tuesday afternoon. Here are my finds from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabric. So excited about my new decorations and can't wait to display them next year!

While I think Thanksgiving is great and all, I'm counting down to November 25th when I feel it's an appropriate time to take out my Christmas decor. My favorite holiday of the year is quickly approaching! YAY!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Goodbye, My Other Half: Famous Dog BFF of Tarra the Elephant Dies

Their unlikely bond was talked about around the world. Tarra, an 8,700-lb. Asian elephant, and Bella, a local stray who befriended her at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., showed the world that true friendship comes in all shapes and sizes.

Sadly, Tarra said farewell to her longtime companion last week. The sanctuary says the dog was attacked by wild animals and that her giant pal carried her lifeless body back to the barn to mourn her.

"I am convinced Tarra experienced the death of her friend that fateful night, brought her home and said her goodbyes," said sanctuary CEO Rob Atkinson. "Tarra was a true friend to the end, and Tarra's sisters and caregivers will continue to take care of her, as she and Bella did each other."

Tarra and Bella first made national headlines in 2009 when CBS News did a story on the inseparable pair, who first met in 2003 at the sanctuary where elderly elephants live out their golden years.

"When it's time to eat they both eat together. They drink together. They sleep together. They play together," sanctuary co-founder Carol Buckley told Steve Hartman. "Bella knows she's not an elephant. Tarra knows she's not a dog. But that's not a problem for them."

Their bond was tested in 2008 when Bella was unable to walk due to a back injury. But Tarra's support was unwavering as she visited her friend at the Sanctuary's office
everyday for three weeks. "She was concerned about her friend," Buckley said.

Their connection was strong until the very end of Bella's life last week. On Oct. 26, the sanctuary discovered the dog's body next to the elephant's barn, and, after studying the evidence – including wounds on the canine and blood stains on Tarra's trunk – they concluded that the dog was attacked by animals (most likely coyotes) and carried to that location by her faithful friend.

"Our poor, brave, loving girl knew what had happened to her beloved Bella," Atkinson wrote on The Elephant Sanctuary's
blog. "And, in the dark hours of the night as she carried her body home, had come to terms with her death."

The sanctuary will keep a close eye on Tarra, who is "doing remarkably well," as she continues to mourn her best friend. To leave a tribute message to Bella,
click here.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Want To, Have To

Want to read this

Have to read this