Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I've been to the fat farm...

...... and I gained 4 pounds.  Oh, just a minute...I guess I better elaborate.  I jokingly began to refer to my sister's little acreage as the fat farm because I figured I would lose some weight when I went there..... doing chores..picking weeds...scooping poo...turning compost piles..digging in the garden...more poo....feeding horses..more weeds and dragging 100 foot hoses around...  and chasing around after cats...and visiting and going for our evening walks after all day busy....whew...see what I  mean?..... But....  I always come away heavier than when I went there.  I have no idea how it is possible... it's just reeellly weird....because we are never still a minute... and are very busy.  However, I do bake and we do eat very well and ....oh, alright I see what happened.

So...  now I'm home and better get busy and lose that 4 pounds....  a few days of walking 9's and 18's on the golf course, and doing a lot of practice swinging ought to do it.















There is still snow on some mountains...and it was misty and raining at the higher altitudes all along the way....















Stopped at Finn's Creek for our lunch....















... and fairly flew along for several more hours.... lots of traffic and lots of stops for construction holdups....... summertime travel in this area...... arrrgghhhh...not a lot of fun.















Shadow....once a feral.  Still only seen by a very small "inner circle", which doesn't include any kids.  I feel quite honoured that he let me touch him and pick him up right from square one.  I think he thinks I am an extension of my sister somehow....  we look and sound alike...and somehow...he knows I am "safe".  He can be quite lovey with us.















...still keeping a wary eye on us....















Cleo.....keeping a wary eye on us too because she knows we will shoo her off the soft stuff.  She loves our clothes...the laundry...the comforters...the pillows if we are not careful.... and..of course... anybody who will give her a "crunchie"... but, she only likes to be petted and brushed...not picked up....

Hey.....  enough with the camera already!





























Mister Thompson like to lounge on the bed...which is really high...and he is ah ...uhm... how to put it delicately...he is sensitive.... don't want to hurt his feelings...  somewhat overweight.... but, somehow still manages to get up there.  Vikki has dieted him a bit...and he has become more mobile and healthier over the years she has had him...his coat is now glossy and soft..it used to be awful ...stiff and dull.... but, still he maintains his husky stature.  He can't seem to shake it.















When I looked up and saw this on the way home I was all of a sudden transported right back to Portugal....    look!..... a castle!!















Oh, alright....it's a mountain.  Had me going for a tick of a second there.....















This little guy was the centre of attention at the rest stop on the way back.  He has his own little box behind the older dude riding the 'bike.  He wears his safety  harness and is clipped to a large steel ring on a very short strap..in case he should somehow get dislodged.... he loved his ride.  The guy was all the way from Montana so they had put on some miles... this was in the Rockies just outside of Golden B. C.

16 comments:

WhingingNinja said...

we just recently adopted a black cat great saucer like yellow eyes. He's just like yours once a stray. He's lovely and friendly though always headbutting for a cuddle. We only got Wildy yesterday(Wildy cause his previous owners took him in when he was a stray) also maybe the 4 pounds is muscle not fat lol

Maria said...

Oh! lovely pics of the Rockies ... brought back good memories. Bet you had a great ride in your fab car. Hope you had a fabulous time in BC! As for the weight ... as long as you had a good time, what the heck, that´s easily corrected.
Take care my friend.

Buttons said...

Oh how I wished I could have been on this trip with you. You have beautiful scenery. I love the castle/mountain. Your little furry friends are so cute.
I gained five I beat you. I don't play golf what to do. B

Shashi Nayagam said...

Looks like you had an absoloutly wonderful time. Love the photos so beautiful. One day perhaps I will be able to visit that part of the world who knows.
I seem to put on too when I go on my trips even though I keep to my excersise regime. It is so hard for me to take it off once I put on. I am only begining to take some off now and I will be off again on my travels.

MaryO said...

Hmmm, I use canola oil all the time and never once thought where it came from! Now I know! ;o)
Sweet cats! I especially love the black one. And I sympathize with you about the weight gain having much the same problem even when I'm not on vacation.

Catherine said...

Well they say muscle weighs more than fat, so perhaps you just build 4lbs of muscle? :)

Glad you had a good visit ~ love all the kitties!
xo Catherine

Twiglet said...

Great photos - I had to chuckle at the "fat farm". Wipso and I end up eating chocs or brownies on our Funday Monday sessions - but of course we need a few extra calories to keep our energy levels up!! lol x Jo

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

What beauty.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Vee,

Lovely photos! Don't worry so much about the 4 pounds. Just concentrate now on losing them. :)
I am sure you can do it.
Hugs

frayedattheedge said...

It's definitely muscle from all the work you did!! Fab photos of the scenery.

Jennifer Rose said...

4 pounds of muscle maybe?

Susan said...

Bet you had a lot of fun putting the 4 pounds on though :D)
Gorgeous scenery!

Maa said...

Nah...I sent you that 4 pounds!! Just think...it could have been the 6 I lost....hehe! Great pics V. Maa.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

You built up muscle which is heavy. I always gain before I lose when I get a good workout routine going. I do tend to eat more chocolate too, so maybe I'm wrong;-(

Kerry said...

Hi, I am still around! Wanted to say hi and love your pictures and Cleo looks so much like my Rosie they could be the same cat!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

But I bet you had a lovely time away with your sister and you are probably healthy with doing all the walking and chores.
Love all the sweet kitties.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn