Monthly Archives: February 2016

Purrs that signal


Our dear Purrkins’ burial spot

A few days after Purrkins, our 18 year old Siamese cat, died we received a condolence card from the veterinary clinic that included the following poem:

Saying Goodbye

Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal “all is well”
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side.
A friendship that takes time to grow,
Small wonder why we love them so.

There it is again, my Mom’s voice reminding me that all is well.

(see my All is Well post for the back story).


Along the path

As I was getting my personalized tour of the small Oklahoma town where my Dad recently moved, we entered mule country apparently.  Back road travels generally offer sights that city girls don’t see too often. 2016-02-13-Wynnewood-26Notice the dachshund is running to catch up while the horse inside the fence tries to engage the passersby.  As they passed he turned and shook his head seemingly frustrated that he couldn’t go with them. 2016-02-13-Wynnewood-27The dachshund  was not talking much but was sure interested.

2016-02-13-Wynnewood-29This wagon, which is similar to the Sooner Schooner, is frequently in the local parades and, in order to keep the mules in practice plus enjoy gorgeous days, they go out for an afternoon stroll occasionally.


The other end of the wagon has signs that say “mule lovers are stable people” and “caution your entering mule country” while the family dog quietly lays down and peeks out of the doors that are open.