Angel

Introducing Kitty Cat

Ladies and Gentlemen . . .

Attention, Please!

I introduce to you . . .

Drum Roll, Please!

Our newest Family Member . . .

Kitty!

Kitty Cat!

I never thought of myself as a cat person. Ever.

I found them aloof and disdainful. Of course, I care about all animals, but cats were not for me. Errrr, or so I thought.

Wild Cats

Our little cay is home to a number of wild cats.  Thankfully, it is not crazily over-populated as in years past.  But there are some who roam around, living in the bush, stealing from… Continue reading

Home Sweet Island Home

I’m home!

This summer has been a particularly hectic one.  With what?  The usual “island busy” with homemaking, freelance writing, organizing summer kids’ program, social events, etc.  Plus, more travel than usual – some for family/health, some for fun.  And all of it contributing to the 7 pounds I packed on from my inability to resist the “bad” stuff on Stateside menus!  Sigh.  Not to mention my extreme absence from this beloved blog.

But I’m home now.  And oh so happy.

Yesterday was my first full day back after two weeks gone. … Continue reading

Angel Antics

My beloved dog, Angel, frequently takes center stage – even boasting an entire Page about her on this blog.

Lately, however, I don’t feel like I’ve written about Angel as much as I used to. Perhaps that’s a good thing; maybe it means my world is expanding and she is not the primary focus of each day. 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, though. Her little presence is so chock-full of personality and energy that she still commands a great deal of attention on a daily basis.

Today, I thought I’d give you a little round-up of what’s been going on… Continue reading

A Mother’s Love (or, How to Not Kill Your Dog)

Oh Boy.  What a week.  Why did I disappear again, just after I’d told you I was excited to be writing again?  Well, I was busy keeping my dog alive . . .

After a whirlwind of travel last month, followed by a friendly visit from Tropical Storm Isaac, I was finally enjoying getting settled in to our island routine again.  This is a particularly quiet time of year on the island – turns out hurricane season is not a draw for the tourists – and I was enjoying the slow summer pace.  After… Continue reading

Angel with Coconut (Video)

Dear Readers, I thought you might enjoy a little snippet of my Island Dog in action. Angel looooooooves to chase and chew coconuts. These particular clips were not actually filmed in the islands; you’ll see Angel and me in a Florida backyard when we visited family recently. The first video clip (17 seconds) is a little better quality, but the second one (27 seconds) amuses me because you can really hear how Angel squeaks and squeals in her excitement while chewing. My vocal little dog. Enjoy!

Little Angel Toe

Today, Angel’s toes are finally starting to look less monstrous.  The hair has even started to grow back a bit.  She still has to wear a cone to keep her from picking at it.  As you can see, Angel looks quite pathetic – though, frankly, I think she’s simply adept at working that angle. She’s actually very perky and running about in between the usual naps.  Have a fantastic weekend!

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