Wednesday, June 8, 2011

..oh, boy......now......where was I?.....

Oh, yeh...... I remember.  I was right in the middle of holidaying in Portugal.  Well, not literally...we were home, but, I was reliving it through my photos..... for me and for you..... but real life got in the way.  I wrecked myself.  Injured my ribs leaning into a woodbox and that was it.  That will be 4 weeks ago on Saturday.  Lost a month of summer already and we only have 5 months of summer around here.  Haven't been able to do much .... and time just slid past.

Finally, yesterday, it didn't hurt anymore to sneeze and cough.... woohooo ...so.... things are looking up.  Meanwhile, no golf of course, and my summer is dwindling already, so I'm still a bit grumpy.  Hope poor Mister BV doesn't think I'm a "lot" grumpy... which I probably am.  Okay.  I am.

We drove to the Okanagan over the weekend...which was not all that comfortable in a small sporty car.  I was wishing I had a corset or at the very least a towel to wrap and tie around me. But... we got there and I enjoyed petting horses and cats...and spent time outside at least.  The weather was great....

My sister and I always joke about it being "Vikki's Fat Farm" ... We don't diet, but we usually work hard enough that we can lose a few pounds.  Not this time...she is still recuperating from a broken wrist...and my ribs are wrecked...so we didn't do as much physical stuff.... (well, she did... she always does and is pretty darn tough in spite of a poorly healing wrist.)

It was still busy enough with a lot of non farm related stuff... almost too busy.  But... I did manage to get in my fun times with the furry guys.















oh..hahha..... sorry...couldn't resist.  This definitely lets you know farm cats live around here.  Didn't see many with hats on this visit though....



















Mr. Thompson says hi... howarya? c'mon in....my food dish is right over here.



















Okay..if you're not gonna find those scrumblies for me ...then I'll just have a little lie down while I wait...















Aaaaa, yes... a chance to rest my weary toesies..... seeing as I am a pretty big dude...and they get tired and the pebbles hurt them when I walk on the driveway....



















Oh, boy....says Cleo........ guys.  Come in and pet me instead...  I can wait for my grub til later....



















I better stay out here says Kira.....I'm not allowed in the house because I do the same thing to the furniture..... scraaaaatch!  But... come back outside as soon as you drop your suitcase and visit me too.....















Aaaah.....sun and scratching and petting ...nothing better is there?  Nope...not for me.  Not even food.  I'll just eat something later.   Oh, and ...say, come over here and see my horses.














Remember Mickey?   looks as good as ever doesn't he?  'Specially for a guy diagnosed with emphysema some years back and given no chance.  Vikki washes his hay so he gets no dust in his food.  He is pretty coddled.... and doing fine as are all her pets.  And.... that Suzi..... the cheeky little 34 year old Arab....just look at her!















Some neighbours up the road had goats.... they charged right over to the fence to see us.....not the neighbours...their goats.  I bet they thought we had some goodies for them too.  That fencing probably was not the best for goats.  They stuck theirs heads straight through the spaces....















Nubians

14 comments:

Maa said...

Hi Vee, Glad to see you're ok. I was thinking about you last night and here you are! I really don't know what you're talking about diets and exercise for. You two girls look fit as a fiddle. Glad to hear that you're finally healing...give it some time...you'll be 'at it' again in no time. Maa

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Vee,

I have missed you! :(
So happy to hear you are healing! Love the photos of all the animals.
Your writing always makes me chuckle!
Hugs and keep well.

Serena said...

Hi Vee,

OUCH on the ribs! Didn't you break or injure your ribs a year or two back? My Mum has broke ribs from bending over too...not nice. Glad you're doing a little better though.

Loved all the pics...especially the goats! Too cute ~ :)

Can you believe it's June already??!!! We've just started our winter and I've already had the flu and coughing asthma. :(

Feel better soon,
Serena

Gretel said...

How good to see you up and about, and to hear that your sister is recuperating too. All those cats! Heaven! Stay safe...

Susan said...

Hi there. So nice to see you (in print) again!
Good to hear you're on the mend, same as your sister.
The visit to her place sounded like just the thing. What a happy spot.
All the animals sound very much loved. Those cute goats are really something too - cheeky!
All the best and hope you continue to enjoy what's left of the nice weather.

Gary said...

Great day out with all the animals!! Thanks for the visit. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Twiglet said...

So glad you - and your sister are on the mend! Those animals are lovely - no wonder you have empty nest syndrome back home. x Jo

frayedattheedge said...

Good to have you back (but at least I had your comments to keep me going!!) I don't like cats, and I'm a bit nervous with horses - but I do like goats!!!!

Linda said...

A lovely post Vee and great photos ...loved the cats (of course)and that little goat is VERY cute.
Hope you'll soon be totally pain-free :-)

Jennifer Rose said...

all the animals looks nice and healthy :D and the kitties look like they have caught a few extra mice, very round felines ;)

MaryO said...

Oh wow, I enjoyed your farm visit! I would love to have been able to have animals like that when we were younger.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vee, So glad to hear that you are feeling better. I kept looking for your posting ... nothing!!! :) Now I know what you were upto!Riding around in your cute sports car, heh! ;-) Great pictures! I now have a better idea of what Vikki´s place looks like, it´s lovely. Hugs ... Maria

Catherine said...

I glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better!!! You have had a tough go of it. But look at all the sweet farm animals you got to visit and play with! Lucky girl!!!

Now that's my idea of a good time!! :)
xo Catherine

Helena said...

Ooooooo loveloy pusscat photo's! I love those puddytat TOESIES!!!!