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SUNDAY MORNING AND ANOTHER COLD RAINY DAY … AGAIN!

OK, so I slept-in a bit this morning and got up a little later than usual. (OK, so it was rather close to noon.) But that was because I was reading a great mystery on my new Paperwhite Kindle Reader. (It’s the one with the backlight feature.) And I really didn’t get to sleep until a little after midnight. DSC02129

Anyway when I woke up, I discovered Mlle. Renee missing from her usual spot at the foot of my bed … and this photo in her place.12931094_10207688281516358_518521886590772717_n

I don’t know, but I think she’s trying to tell me something. It might be a neat idea, but who would keep my feet warm at night?

Oh, yes, it’s yet another cold and rainy April day. What happened to SPRING!

 

Weird Storm Clouds Moving In

Since Today was the Ides Of March, I was really expecting some weird weather to move into the area. Ok, the temperatures did climb into the eighties. And our neighbor state Illinois was under several tornado watches.

Mlle Renee spent her afternoon basking in the warm sun. And I tried to catch a quick nap in an attempt to negate the dozy effects of daylight savings time. It becomes harder each year as I grow older.

Then late this afternoon the strangest storm clouds I’ve ever seen filled the skies overhead.DSC02049

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They were moving in a north easterly direction, most probably to give credence to the weather forecaster’s storm alert. With all the news coverage centered on primary election results, never did hear if the storm developed or not. But Renee did not like the clouds overhead and she ran into the house and into my bedroom. (Her storm safety cover!) And not being a dummy, I joined her and we both took a nap.

RENEE AND STINKY

I don’t know about your animal companions, but Mlle Renee is always receiving toys and gifts from her fans, friends and relatives. This Christmas her favorite gift was a pre-unstuffed  skunk  we have named Stinky. Pre-unstuffed means it came without any cotton filling inside the furry body. It became her favorite immediately, and I even caught her trying to sneak it out of the house and into the backyard several times.DSC01863

She also brings it up to me and drops it in my lap so that I can play with her and her pal.

Mlle Renee’s New Pal!

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Mlle Renee received a most unusual gift this Christmas from my niece. It was an unstuffed plush toy skunk. Usually when Renee receives a stuffed plush animal she will chew a hole in the creatures side and remove all the cotton stuff inside. Then she will carry the deflated critter around until she get tired of it. (Or it get stiff from repeated chewing and I throw it out.) She apparently likes Stinky and has be playing (and chewing) with him since Christmas. Right now he’s a bit soggy, but he’s her bosom buddy.

DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – EYE-SPY

This week, take “eye” as your inspiration. This is a great opportunity to photograph people or pets, but remember — eye has lots of other potential meanings, too. For more information, go here!https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/eye-spy/OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This week’s photo required a bit of macro, a bit of reflection and a very patient puppy.  Now we all know who the apple of Mlle Renee’s eye really is.

DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – TREAT

This week’s photo challenge theme is “Treat,” an intentionally open-ended prompt. For many, candies aren’t a favorite indulgence. Maybe you’re a savory food lover, or you’ve gone on a beautiful vacation to treat yourself. Perhaps some quiet time alone with a beloved novel is your greatest pleasure. This week, share with us a photo of something that you consider a marvelous treat. (For more information, go here.)DSC01632

For Mlle. Renee, a treat is receiving a special letter from a little girl.

DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE — BOUNDARIES

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This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types. (For more information, go here!)

Boundaries impose limits on us, whether they’re social constructs or real, physical objects. They’re there to stop us from doing or saying what we actually want to. But they also give structure to our actions and frame our movements. In photography, they help our eyes make sense of what we see and convey a sense of visual narrative. They constantly invite us to push against them.

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Sometimes BOUNDARIES are not established to keep innocent pups in, but keep unwanted parties out. Mlle. Renee always looks sad when she is on the other side of the fence from me. She also has no real training as a watch dog, but when when unknown parties come within ten feet of her established perimeter she will give them a loud barking. (Especially, if they’re riding a bicycle.)

BOBBY, IT’S HOT OUTSIDE!

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OK, so the mercury hit 99 degrees today. And when Mlle. Renee walked outside this afternoon, she immediately turned around and walked back in and went into my room and jumped up on the bed facing the AC register and snoozed in the cool air. She didn’t even wake up when I came in and took her picture. Don’t tell anyone but I was snoozing in the living room.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH MLLE. RENEE!

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MLLE RENEE AND JUST A SNIFF AWAY!

Mlle Renee and I took our daily walk today and along the way she picked up the scents of random rabbits, squirrels, and sundry other woodland creatures.JustASniffAway

Finally, she sniffed out one that called for a sit down extended sniff. Oh to smell, but never enjoy!

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