Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Handsome Soldier

My Grandfather passed away last week - he was 91 years old. 

He was a Marine that served in WWII and as you can see he was a rather handsome fellow...

He was the kind of grandfather that always wanted to be useful and help out when he could.  He'd drop everything and rush to give you a ride if you needed it, carried extra pens in his pocket for grandkids to scribble on placemats at restaurants.  He was the kind of guy that if you mentioned you liked something he'd try and get it for you - just to make you smile. 

He always save me the Comics page in the newspaper - long after I'd stopped reading them and I remember as a kid he always wanted to buy the best present at Christmases and Birthdays so he could see how happy we were when we tore the wrapping off.  It's the little things I remember most, but they always showed me he cared.  He was kind and thoughtful in lots of different little ways and I'll miss him.   

Monday, October 13, 2014

Orion the Beautiful - Black and White Cat Love

*Blows dust off blog*  Whew!  *Cough cough*  Where HAVE I been?  I've nearly updated a hundred times and utterly failed.  I'm thinking of switching over to a Facebook page instead since they are so much easier to update and more connected. 

So, enough with lame excuses.  I'm going to post a few updates since I have a backlog of ideas, pictures and items to show off.  I just wanted to crack the ice and maybe show a few pictures of my cat.  I know, a terrible stereotype to show cat pictures, but I wanted to show just a few very pretty pictures of Orion to show how he's grown - he's a year and a half old now.

I named him Orion because he was such a good little hunter and played fetch with a sock as a little kitten and most of all as he had dark gray hair that made a little belt at his middle before turning to black.  Now it is all black and white fur - no belt at all.  And all that fuzzy kitten hair turned sleek and super soft fine fur.



Orion and the Giant Lobster:

I bought this big stuffed lobster from the Boston Aquarium ages ago and I put it on my bed in the summers sometimes - Orion took an instant liking to it - he cuddles with it all the time.  Guess it isn't going anywhere.

This is Orion's kitten - a little black and white stuffed animal my Aunt sent last Christmas - he luvs it.
  He kicks it and bites it and then licks it all over like a real kitten  It's hilarious and sweet to watch.  But sometimes he just cuddles with it.  Aww.

And because Halloween will be soon - apparently he's going as a Vampire this year...

I love this pic, just happened to catch him mid yawn and it's amazing.
Next post will be un-cat related.  Promise. 
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