Tar and Abby

Monday, December 31, 2012

Abby says you are a member of my pack

and honorary minion. I loves you. Eldest girlfriend C arrived yesterday safe and sound.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Abby has her very own

dress-up Squirrel! Today Abby picked Cowboy Squirrel. Cue music from Clint Eastwood movie of your choice.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tar on walkies

with The Engineer who doesn't realize that a Squirrel has been spotted!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Squirrel laughed at Abby

Time to take a nap and figure out a way to get rid of this stupid red bow.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Abby got snowed on...

and it is still coming down. Abby is on the right hand side beside (out of frame) the big pine tree where The Squirrel lives. She does not let the fact that she is wearing a red bow stop her from making her Squirrel Patrol.

Abby gives Tar the gift of...

a visit from the bad guy. The various stuffed animals came from their stockings. Tar is attempting to corral them all while Abby is out supervising The Engineer in the kitchen.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

!!! Abby likes this cat !!!

This kitty has taken it on himself to help the crossing guards at one of our local middle schools. Twice a day he heads out to keep an eye on the kids and the crossing guards. He also dispenses affection and accepts pats. Apparently he has gone viral. Abby approves of this kitty whose name is Sable.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Doggies are so excited!

All pack members are home and all axillary pack members are stopping by! Every once in a while they burn off extra energy by wrastling on the bed (why does mom even try to make it) and then race into the living room and give more wags and slurps. That's Abby on the left and Tar on the right.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sit, Tar

Many times when you tell Tar to sit he will walk over to the sofa and sit on the sofa. Never fails to crack me up.

I loves you

GB is home and lets Abby be a lap dog. Nothing more comforting than the unconditional love of a dog (or a cat) when times are unsettled. There was a gun incident in GB's school when he was a senior. Unfortunately it is not as uncommon as it was when the Ponder children first started school. Stay safe everyone.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Going around Facebook

For those of us who work with kids with challenges....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Abby doesn't let a little fog

keep her from hunting The Squirrel. We could hardly see across the street yesterday.

Our version of winter

Gray skies and fog from the three rivers. This area used to be a gathering place for Native American tribes. One of the towns retains its original name which means 'heavenly winter'. Most of our winter is mild and dry, keeping in with our total moisture of 7 inches a year.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Abby has plans

for our Christmas card. She thinks the one above is a good model. Whatever goes out, it will be late. With crazy schedules this year I think I may have all the kids here by the 17th so I'll do a New Year's type card. Abby will just have to wait to be one of five.

very, very angry birds

Going around the interwebz. From artist Don Johnson.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

tweet of the day

Overlooked point. RT : The fiscal cliff doesn't even matter if the world ends on December 21.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

good news

Our nephew-in-law has been signed for a three year contract as head coach for the team he took over for when the new coach up and left them. To our minds a smart move by the college :-) as he is a great guy. Go team!