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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Goodbye Douina

Douina's Day -1, originally uploaded by Hotash.

Douina - Female/4.5yrs
Born late 2003 - Came to live with us New Years Eve 2003

Left us May 31, 2008 after what was a short (obvious signs started Friday) bout of acute Congestive heart failure.

We believe she has been battling Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy for at least the past few months if not her entire life.

Douina's Day -7

The first signs
Happiness is a warm...

Douina was found (by my brother) scrounging food from dumpsters behind a local eatery.

Douina will let you pet her only if you tell her "Douina, I'm going to pet you" - and then she will only put up with it for a few seconds. With that said you can go nowhere without her being there-

Occasionally she gets *lost* and will cry out until you tell her where you are and she comes running!

Douina's Day -11

Douina's Day -13

Douina & Rain today....

Special thanks goes to my good, dear friend Bev - the talk and the input on which way to turn - thanks
To my man - thank you for sitting with us until the end.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday, originally uploaded by Hotash.


Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.

song of songs 8:6

Monday, May 19, 2008

Pastels in the Park

Ukiah Natural Foods
Ukiah Natural Foods, originally uploaded by Hotash.

After agility class ( Well Mannered Mutts
707-463-3647 (DOGS)) with Cali we stopped by Pastels in the Park - it was too hot to do anything else!

The art is amazing - what a great crowd of people too.
I look forward to next years event, I only hope it won't be so hot.
Native detail

Pastels in the Park sponsored by: Waldorf School of Mendocino County

Listening to: Modest Mouse - People As Places As People
via FoxyTunes

Lake Mendocino - Dam dog walk

Lake Mendocino Island, originally uploaded by Hotash.

Well Cali and I went on the Dam dog walk on Sunday.
Cali and I had to catch up because we arrived late. We took the time to snap some photos.
Cali on the Dam dog walk

It was HOT! and worked muscles I didn't know I had.
On the up hill Cali and I took our time ~smile~
Dam dog walk find

It was fun, with proceeds going to the new LowGap Park

Sallie Palmer of Well Mannered Mutts puts on the Dam dog walk on Sunday mornings.

To join the fun please contact
Sallie Palmer of Well Mannered Mutts
707-463-3647 (DOGS)

Part of the crowd

Part of the pack

Listening to: Rebekah del Rio & The Section Quartet - The Star Spangled Banner
via FoxyTunes

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Forget-MA-nots, originally uploaded by Hotash.

Today was a busy day.
Tomorrow is Mother's Day.

Bonanzle!!! with me & my daddy

"James" by Ysabella Brave