Filaments that hold strength

Fine filaments..soft and light..

On their own they hold no weight..can carry no burden..can not be powerful..

Floating at the whim of the breeze they seem unable to control their destination..

Caught on objects as they are swept up in a tide they cannot hold back..

Powerless..rudderless and at the mercy of their environment..

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But look closely..you see more..you see others with them..holding tight ..banding together..these filaments of strength..

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And then the beauty of strength ,even in seemingly hopeless circumstances , is revealed..and they are free..taking wing being lifted to freedom..

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My love and prayers are with the French people today as they try and find the filaments of strength to again take flight in freedom..

We did our best

Thanking everyone for their prayers and purrs for Pedro..sadly we were notified this morning that Alison was going to have to help him on his journey to the bridge.. We tried so hard and we really hoped he would pull through but he was a senior boy and may have been down too long with the cold and his old bones. He was with his Donkey family his Mum Alison and he was treated as we all deserve with respect and dignity and love. Hubby has taken this so badly..when you work so hard and try to have the best outcome you can feel like you have somehow failed. I have chosen the photo below and i will get this printed and framed and when Alison has had time to grieve i will give it to her. Pedro bought neighbours who had never met together..he had all of us talking to him in soothing words and rubbing his ears and telling him what a good boy he was..we tried we really did but he just did not have it in him..he had a lovely life and was living with a wonderful family..he will be sadly missed..i am so sad i only spent those few hours with him..but now i am able to meet his donkey friends and Alisons horse..we have been bought together over our love of animals and Pedro was the catalyst. Hubby is doubting his ability to take part in these animal rescues..a few members simply cannot cope..road trauma and human casualties they deal with all the time ..but these ones get some of the toughest men and women..i hope he still does..as having a person with such love snd respect for animals is what is needed.. Run free sweet Pedro i will never forget the time i was privileged to spend with you..

PEDRO age 40

PEDRO age 40

A day to play

Well happy belated Easter and Passover wishes my friends..we had the kids and their partners up for Easter and then i got the post flu shot lurgy…bliss..

I spent some time with two of my boys taking pics of their tattoos..i forgot to get Michaels which i will have to do another time.
A funny thing to do i suppose but they are so proud of them and as they are on my boys then i take an interest too.
I also spent some time playing with some pics of flowers from my garden ..i was in a funny mood and i think maybe wanted to just do something different for a change..
Maybe i am sick of the dullness of a dry Summer that is stretching into Autumn..a seemingly endless stream of brown and grey..we have watched the clouds go around us..heard the news of rain and it has missed us completely….well i lie..we actually had three drops today.

The nights have been cool which is a blessing but the days are still warm and dry..and today alone there were three dead roos by the highway as the poor things come for the grasses by the roadside..

So with my landscape being so mundane i think i went in search of colour ..i did include a picture of a lovely piece of architecture on the St Mary’s church in town..i found the shape lent itself to a little sprucing up and is my little contribution to the Easter season ..

I hope you do not mind my little detour from the normal wildlife…

Hugs Fozziemum xx

St Mary's and the architecture

St Mary’s and the architecture

Brad's forearm

Brad’s forearm

Brad

Brad

Close up Brad

Close up Brad

Christophers chest

Christophers chest

All the kids and Phil have a family tattoo all different even Rhiannon has one..all except me..i am still working on a design

All the kids and Phil have a family tattoo all different even Rhiannon has one..all except me..i am still working on a design

Busy bees

Busy bees

More busy bees

More busy bees

Rose

Rose

Roses

Roses

Love the leaves

Love the leaves

A different perspective

A different perspective

Dappled

Dappled

Lovefest at our house

Hi everyone..i often talk about how much the dogs and cats love each other here..there is no species bias..
When it is a mild day I let the girls wander with us,usually just a stroll and a roll in the driveway then back to the Kitty Day Spa..this day Marbles was inside sound asleep on her perch on the back of the couch..i had taken the pups for a walk and let the girls come out to have a stroll..
Dinnermintz since she was first with us as a sick foster kitten has always had a special bond with Forrest and Doc..mainly with Forrest ,her main man and she hates to be apart from him..especially when they go into boarding..
Another day and another lovefest here at home in the bush 🙂

A Christmas card

Hi folks…what a crazy time of year.. I have a really big weekend  here with family and so may be AWOL from blogs. I wanted to make sure I let everyone know how much I love your blogs, your friendship and your visits to mine and my crazy fur babies humble blogs . Now I missed getting on the card exchange this year and have endeavoured to send snail mail cards as many as I could..i need to send ecards also. I will be showing all the beautiful cards we have all received here as soon as time ..urgghhhh permits. If I have been unable to get you on my card merry go round I am including a special card here that I would love you to take for yourself. Please bear with me as I am all over the shop as we say. So I will catch up before Christmas ..if you want a snail mail cardie I can still send some..just let me know by email. Loves from us all Fozziemum xxx    

The countdown begins

Hi folks..well what a few weeks or months we have had here..yard work…and sick animals.. Well the good news is that Pickles and Marbles have both responded brilliantly to the Covenia shots and have ceased the pee patrol..the weird news is they must have passed it on to me…oh yeah ouchie..I have at least stopped short of going on the floor…although my poor old kidneys are aching a treat..so I have been guzzling water like nobodies business.. Tonight Fozziedad and I got home and when we got the girls sorted for dinner….Yep Dinnermintz is limping…arghhhhh she is on my bed and hissed at me when I went to check her paw (which looks fine) so here we go..Marbles needs a re visit check up this week and Forrest gets his bloods and annual vacc’s done also…may as well fill my stocking with coal now bwhahahaah. But I have great friends I can talk to here..people who know the ups and downs of life with pets..well of life full stop really… I want to thank Bacon for not only a beautiful post for our 32nd Anniversary but a wonderful package in the snail mails..btw I see that the mail took the same time to get to Australia from the USA as it did to get to France to Easy..bizarre.. Thankyou my sweet friend.. I have been twerkin for Australia bwahahahaha…

Twerkin for AUS!

Twerkin for AUS!

And the FOZZIE toy is just adorable 🙂 the squeak drives the pups mad bwahaa..as for that Sucker…I am not game yet and Fozziedad has said NO WAY hahaha….but he loves his T-shirts too…huge hugs my friend for a surprise that made a bad week better 🙂

Too cute !!

Too cute !!

And Easy the beautiful card you sent for our Anniversary is so sweet…I cannot thank you enough..you are a sweet and thoughtful Silvermistygrey darling and we adore you too…so huge hugs and loves to you!!

Thankyou my sweet friend xxx

Thankyou my sweet friend xxx

And so I am off ..the bladder of death is paining me..i have my last class tomorrow..i have to hand in my final piece..i think it is alright.. The xmas tree needs to be set up tonight and I am sweating like nobody’s business..either the humidity..the hormones (which have been annoying me..awesome) or my kidneys… All I can say is thank goodness here in blogville friends forgive my tardiness and haphazard blogging style..hugs Fozziemum

The joy of birthdays

The greatest joy of a birthday is not the presents..or the cake ..it’s the fact you have been blessed to have another year on this amazing place we call Earth..
I have always been an adventurous soul and i appreciate very day i am still here..to see new things…learn new things..meet new people and animals…
Thankyou to all the wonderful people i am so lucky to call friends, who have left messages on FB on blogs sent ecards and emails…i think you need to know that i am the sum of all the things i have seen and learnt and all the people i have met in person or virtually..so thankyou for helping me grow and become a more well rounded person…you make me smile..think….reassess..understand..and laugh..and i love you all to the moon and back..Bev xxxx

You bring colour and life to my world thank you all

You bring colour and life to my world thank you all