Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tales of our Miss Bobo… The Queen...


Miss Bobo…

has been ruling the roost around us for the better part of 18 years.
When she first came to our home she and her brother Boo-Boo could sit together in your cupped hands..
Although she never got to be a BIG cat in stature she has a heart and a will as BIG as any Siberian Tiger.
This little eight pound darlin’ also has a voice to rival any Bull Elephant…
When she wants her “cookies”, petting,
or is just telling Thibby how to breath properly
(according to Miss Bo)
she will open that little mouth and let out the loudest
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you’ve ever heard.
and if it is in conjunction with instructions for Thibodeaux…
there is usually a nose bopping to accompany it !
But, not to worry…
there are no claws to be involved.
She has learned over the years to call me…
Especially when she has determined the sun has been down long enough (according to Miss Bobo)
and it should be bed time.
She will get on the bed and begin her
loud beckoning…
Maaaaaaaw~ Maaaaaaaaaw”
I from my chair will call
“Not yet Bo.”
She will repeat her request and if turned down once again
join me in the recliner…
always checking to make sure the spaces between many of my ribs have not “grown together” by stepping in each with that small kitten paw exerting at least 400lbs pressure on her way to lounge on my chest… at which point any book or laptop is closed.
Her favorite pass times include…
her food or mine.
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for nice cozy, quiet dark spots.
Keeping a watch over me.
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Petting ..
She loves her petting sections !
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every so often Bo gets a streak of “kitten” in her racing about the house, sliding on step rugs & across furniture.
She found houses with stairs to be very enjoyable at these times! 
sitting either directly in front of the computer screen warming by it’s light or keeping a very close eye on the cursor…
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lounging on top of the printer,
shifting weight every now and again in order to push a different button .
Sewing room helper
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alone or with someone.
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in a window or under a lamp.
Thibby fussing
(all the boy has to do is walk in the room and cross his eyes…)
She informed him when he was just a wee pup of oh,..14 lbs at best that
she, yes, SHE was in charge…
so, several times a day
she MUST
keep this upper most in his mind.
(This apparently is very important when a pup will grow to well over a hundred pounds and the boss only weighs in at eight ! )
Through all these years she has had a constant nemesis …
It has followed her day in and day out.
On many, many occasions she finds it’s just to much to bare and must set that darn thing in it’s rightful place…
It is a hard job…
but it must be done !
Yet, it seems to mostly elude her grasp
On occasion caught for mere moments to only slip quickly away…
Someday, she will catch that tail !
That darn tail !

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Back on the Blog... after Christmas

When last we spoke it was
about time for the next move to
be getting underway...
I was sitting in South Carolina
tapping on these keys...
Tonight I sit in front of this screen in
South Georgia...
not completely surrounded by boxes
but, still by quite a bit of

On the 15th of December
the movers showed up and packed everything that was not hidden in the van or truck.
On the 16th,
 they came back and loaded
 their 18 wheeler...
that was a cold and icee day!
Later that afternoon
Miss BoBo, Miss Chloe,
Young Thibodeaux & I loaded
in the van & drove south...
the further south we went the warmer it seemed,
until we meandered around out last interstate interchange
finding ourselves headed due south
with a brilliant afternoon sun shinning in the windows.
One night was spent in a empty
house with an air mattress,
then the next morning
on the 17th,
pretty early,
 the big truck pulled in.

The pups stayed out back...

The unloading went extremely fast.

The unpacking
well... it continues...
I will confess to the fact that during the Christmas holidays...
We all loaded up and went home to
Alabama & then to Virginia!
Felice brought Michael & Joseph
down south to visit the kin...
Our house is usually decked out
room by room,
top to bottom in Christmas decor...
 this year it was not to be.
As we drove into the little town
where we live,
out my drivers window I saw
with a twinkling of starlight for a backdrop
a small red sleigh being drawn through the nights sky by a team of magical reindeer...
and believe it or not but there
as plain as the nose on my face holding the reigns...
one little old man
 white beard and all,
his clothing
covered in red..
Looking at me saying...
"You better get those puppies
home to bed."
They gave me no troubles that night,
and were ready for sleep..
When the next dawn did shine,
we saw what Santa had left
 me and mine.
And to top it all off 
it had begun to snow.
Thibby ran around ready to frolic...
Chasing the flakes as if they were falling nibbles
snapping and licking at the wet
whiteness as it fell across the yard.

That day and the next few were spent
seeing family on the fly...
oh, and "Fa~Ra~Ra"
Chinese dinner on Christmas night...

Never enough time when we are home!
Back to Georgia for a quick turn around...
then on
 New Years Eve Day off to Virginia...
I must take a moment here to confess that the early morning disembarking
somehow found the camera still sitting on the table
 ...left behind...
Yet ,Mike took some pictures with his phone
There we had lunch out with Bill,
Felice and Michael...
then it was east to Carrie...
where we met Dan
presents were exchanged ...
All seemed tickled...

Carrie got new skates!
(I could not help myself the picture of her when she was 8 or 9 in her homemade padding had to be included!)
a late night meal was enjoyed,
then hugs were given.
Carrie and Dan
 went to 
cheer in the New Year
as Papa and I 
retired to the hotel for a quick nights rest...
the next day it was to be 
On the road again!
Sunday was "Ground Breaking"
on the new project 
and Monday...
Well, come Monday we'd start
all over again.
This kinda catches us up to here...
Be sure to keep a watch out ...
I'm sure the four legged children will
have something to say on their blog
 about the move,
the holidays, and a visitor they recently had!
        (psst.. but, give 'em a day or two)
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
We sure did!!!