Thursday, March 21, 2013

We Are Still Kickin'!

Life is challenging sometimes isn't it?  Lots of friends and family in blogland and Real Life are facing some uphill battles lately.

When will the downhill-lean-back-enjoy-the-ride part begin?

Our sweet Maven is facing that uphill-seems-like-it-will-never-end battle at the moment, but I see breezy, downhill, happy moments ahead for her and us.  Please if you have a moment to send a positive thought her way, it is so appreciated. 

The house has been invaded by cats while The Maven hangs out here in "the hills" with us.  And cousins and Stanley the Greyhound.  We were "full up" with critters and people over the Maven's birthday weekend.

Going to just let some pictures flow...



Sammy and The Writer

Bumby and Darcy "bonding"

Cousin Chad looking very much like his dad, my brother.


Stanley suits up for Simi Valley Dog Park

Black and Whites and Mr. T eagerly head for dog park gate

Random guy hassling Stan

Sadie in the midst of her usual joyous running

Panda moving at a surprisingly good clip

View from dog park. Calif pooches really get some great real estate.

Hazy view that reminds me of the Blue Ridge.

Celeb sighting!!!! Lassie!

Darcy's got it all figured out...

And for my friends and family facing those endless uphill climbs, may the wind soon be at your back as you take that lovely, effortless, downhill ride with blue skies above your head and the sun shining on your face and in your heart.

Finger-gate update:  Pins out next week. 
Burning of cast to follow. 
Two weeks in splint and then PT!
Blue skies.


Mr. Connor said...

The good times are going to come. " Me and my Shadow " ~ remember getting that song ~ wasn't it great. Get on a ring tone ? The guardian of the two young felines might ask about singing " Row row your boat " by her father & uncle all over Dundein & Clearwater ~ many years ago ~ what a time that was ! ! !

Razmataz said...

I am sending good thought the way of your Maven.

centerofgravity said...

Good thoughts and prayers for you and the Maven. I see better times ahead for you both. Glad the pins are coming out next week. Be good and don't tear them out beforehand. :-)

Yes, those California doggies have some good real estate alright.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

The scenery at the dog park looks great.
Glad to hear the pins will be coming out and the cast burned.

Looking for blue skies here...and smooth sailing too!

Prayers for Maven and yourself...
God is good.


rottrover said...

Sending special rottie kisses to Ms. Maven. Feel better soon!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I suggest a group cast stomping followed by the burning of the remains...that should show it.

Lovely sentiments...and a smooth road to you also.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I've been thinking about your lately. You certainly have a full house. I know your heart and I am here for you. We are calm right now. Sometimes it's hard to believe there can be the storms when the good times are so good. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ((HUGS)) Love all the photos.

Kit said...

Oh my. I hope all is okay. Sending good vibes your way. Kit

Heather said...

Glad to hear about the cast... thoughts for Maven... Cheers~

Edilma Weissmueller said...

Finger-gate sounds like good news and blue skies. Wendy, hang in there love,there will be blue skies for you soon too. Love and prayers. Lots of activities at the Manor, wish I was there but Fl. is warmer

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

I will keep your sweet Maven in my thoughts, Ann.
Such great pictures, how do you manage to always surround yourself with great people and pets?

BTW, the lassie dog reminded me of my Rocky, he was an oversize Sheltie, or as my lovely aunt liked to say "a stunted collie".


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! I thought Cousin Chad was the writer!! :)

Sending you and the Maven sweet happy get well thoughts.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sometimes it seems like when it rains, it pours...sorry to hear it been pouring on your family lately. Sending GOOD thoughts and prayers that things will be better for all of you SOON! XO

Anonymous said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Annesphamily said...

Love the photos and the phamily! Great post! Hugs Anne