Friday, February 26, 2010

Subtle Changes


It's still very cold out these mornings, but Astrid and I have noticed sure signs of Spring being on it's way. Even though for many parts of the country, it seems as if Old Man Winter refuses to loosen his icy grip, nothing is stopping the axis of the earth from leaning our hemisphere closer and closer to the sun, inevitably returning us to warmer days. Today, we stopped for just a moment, noticing how the shadows from our fence are changing position and getting longer as the sun changes position. We know they are there, but seldom do we give much thought to the physical changes that are going on in the universe, every moment of every day, taking us through the natural cycle of the seasons.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kitties In Their Valentine Pretties

At the Astrid Nicole Etcetera bandana boutique, kitties are never left out. Here you see Miss Kitty...







and Mr Kitty modeling their Valentine finery.



Many of the designs at our Etsy shop are available in sizes small enough for the littlest kitty. As always, 100% of the net sale benefits the Santa Cruz Humane Society in Nogales, AZ where Astrid made her home before coming to live with us in her forever home on December 28, 2006.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wishing Everyone a Very Fun Valentine's Day!






This picture of Astrid was taken last week at our therapy pet visit to the Alzheimer's Centers. Therapy pets isn't just about dogs. Any well behaved pet can have a beneficial influence on those confined to hospitals, Alzheimer's centers, living centers, schools....the possibilities are endless. Maybe therapy pet work is right for you and your pet? There are many organizations to get involved with. We have been tested and registered by Therapy Dogs, Inc.

Astrid's bandana is from our online Etsy bandana boutique, Astrid Nicole Etcetera. 100% of all net sales benefits the Santa Cruz Humane Society in Nogales, AZ. Astrid made her home at this shelter until joining us in her 'forever home' on December 28, 2006.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Rare Snowfall In North Carolina

videoAstrid isn't quite sure she likes this as she explores with only the
sound of the birds keeping her company.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Astrid Demonstrates Recall and Focus Abilities

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This video has a three second delay between frames. Catch the funny face towards the end!