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#1 ShawMJ


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Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:07 PM

I hope that all of you have a happy new year and I also hope that maybe this year someone MIGHT find a cure for us.Wouldn't that just make the year special?If not maybe more and better medicines for us without all those old side effects.I just plan to take it a day at a time like I have been doing.We ended 2006 by seeing something in our yard we don't see every day.My husband walked out on the porch came back in really fast and told me there was a BABY BOBCAT in our front yard,By the time I got out there it had gone under the house but I went to my laundry room and looked out the window there and it came out from under the house.SO Cute with the little bobtail and tufts on its little ears.Not very big either.It wound up going behind our old garange and then we didn't see it anymore.My husband had to get on top of the house because we had violent storms the night before and one of our turbines had come off.He hollered at me and told me to look south,there were 2 MORE bobcats just walking around with the cattle.We had to leave but could hear them crying for their mother my husband said once she hears them she will come meet them.Didn't see them today so I hope all is well with them,hope their mom is okay as they are too young to fend for them selves.If they're that close to our house I will really have to watch my teacup chichuachua as she would make a good meal for the mom and so would our other little mixed breed dog.I'm just glad we got to see that we have never seen small ones before,it was a sight I won't forget,just hope the mom is okay.I'm sorry this was so long but I thought it would be cute to share with you'll.Hope all are doing okay as you can.Have a great 2007.SMILES -Mary-La.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 04:50 AM

Hello to everyone!

May you all to have a much better year, with love and peace in your hearts, stronger and healthier each day, keep a joyful spirit and have hope with you always!


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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:01 AM

Happy New Year to one and all!!

And, thank you Mary for sharing that wonderful story. How lucky that you and your husband were able to see the babcats. How special!

Warm wishes,

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:19 AM

Happy New Year to All!
Mary - thanks for sharing the bobcat story! They are such gorgeous animals. Hopefully you'll see them again and maybe the mother as well.

My activity on the last 3 days of 2006 has been watching people ski, sled,snowboard, build igloos and snowmen in the park across the street. By the end of the day Friday, the kids had built a 6 foot high snow ramp with steps to the top where they could put their little sled and go sledding downhill into the park. All afternoon there was a line of kids (and adults) lined up for their turn on the ramp. Now that whole area of the park is a sheet of ice, so they are going really fast. I'm sure by noon today, they'll start all over again. We got a total of 16 inches of snow and it was 9 degrees this morning with a high today predicted of 34, so it looks like we'll have snow for quit a while. Very unusual weather for the high desert of the southwest. But I LOVE IT!

Big Hugs to you all,

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 07:49 AM

Happy New Year to all!

Wishing you a year full of happy, and painfree health! Count your blessings and remember to smell the roses! Thorns and all!!!!!!!!! :D

Lots of X's and O's Vee
Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!

Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 10:11 AM

Mary, that would truly be wonderful... a cure in 2007!

Thank you for sharing the story about the bobcats! I've only seen bobcats in a zoo and on TV. However, we used to live 15 miles out of town and there happened to be a couple of lion's dens a couple of miles from our home. We could hear them, especially when the babies were wandering around! Our burro and donkey knew where they were at all times... their ears were like antennaes, so we were alerted by their behavior! lol One particular day, my husband went out to give our critters their sweet oats, but neither of them came, which was strange in itself! Hubby heard the cat over by our propane tank and decided he wasn't going to hang around there any longer!
Because we had dry, more arid land, we were inclined to see coyotes and snakes (bull and rattle) once in awhile too. My "Davey Crockett"even got 2 rattlers before they got him, when he was doing finish work on his shop!

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