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I'm not a Southern Beauty,
I'm not an Eastern rose;
I'm just a lil' Western Gal
With freckles on her nose.

Sunday, February 28

Banner Haus News and Musings

Here are two of my pets, Hadji and Twinkie. Twinkie is a very old gal, and I think you can see her lovely eyes in her picture. I cut that hole in the fence so that she can look out. The dogs have another "window" at ground level, with chicken-wire across it, so that they can lay and spy on the neighborhood.

Hadji is in the picture below, perhaps wondering when the narcissus will bloom. Tomorrow, Hadji, most likely! He is my little mahout, riding about on my shoulders and just generally having me at his beck and call. His fur is white underneath, deepest brown on top. He cannot see properly from one eye, and weighs less than 5 pounds.

Like all of my animals, both were rescues. Hadji was in particularly bad shape, but he has an easy life of it now!


"Life is made up of marble and mud."
   Nathaniel Hawthorne

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29 bloggie frens have visited the Comment Corral:

  • Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

    Those are GREAT pics of your pets....LOVE them!My narcissus are no where near blooming ..........they are covered in SNOW! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRlOVE THE IMAGE!

  • Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

    Now thats a nice run on sentence...........Grrrrrrrrrrrr Love the IMAGE!

  • Bernie

    Your pets are so cute and I know they have a wonderful is so green where you live, we are still so white here.
    Love tonight's post card, thank you.....:-) Hugs

  • Knitty

    What beautiful fur babies you have, or maybe they have you? Most well loved pets seem to have us, don't they?

    While not a gardener myself, I sure am longing for things to grow here in Michigan again. We've not had a bad winter considering how other areas have been hit, but I am tired of gray skies. Coming here is always a day brightener!

  • ~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~

    Thank you for sharing your angels, such beautiful beloveds:)

  • Debra

    What sweet pets you have! Nice to see their pics!
    Love the graphic!!

  • Carmen C.

    Your babies are beautiful and so lucky to have a home with you! I LOVE the peep hole in the fence, LOL, and a beautiful graphic too!

  • Walk in the Woods

    Love the four-leggeds!

  • Amrita

    Hi Holly thank you for showing us your cute pets. I am not about Hadji but Sheeba would adore Twinkle.She also peeks out of the metal fence on our porch.Today 's graphic is so pretty I have saved it.
    Tonight I made an Indian version of Morrocan Roast Chicken with Pumpkin and I tipped in some TX poultry seasoning in it for International flavor.

  • Amrita

    Oh yes that quote is glorious. Sometimes its more mud and cesspool actually. I like jumping in it

  • Donna

    Oh, your furbabies are so cute! Thank you for showing us pics of them. And I am so jealous that your daffies are going to bloom so soon. The ones in are area are about a week behind schedule. Pbbttt....

  • Faith

    Your fuzzy ones are cute....and photogenic, whenever I try to get spanky on the camera he turns his head just at the moment I snap the takes us several blooming...whats that you say? Nothing green here that I can see, winter wonderland is upon us..ah but under the snow...lays the garlic bulbs I planted last fall..I hope that they are getting good and fat under all the snow.....and someday I will see their green shoots coming up...

  • Julia

    Hadji really looks like a mini Lucky and Twinkie is so lucky to have her porthole to the "outside."

    I had a cat once get mad and rip down several blooming tulips because he lost the bird he caught. He dropped the bird at the door and it flew off and he ran right over to the flowers and bit through the stems tearing with one paw. It was weird and totally unexpected!

    Happy Daffodils!

  • Holly, the Old Western Gal

    Howdy and halloo m'dears. Isn't it odd how very different the climate is, all within the same hemisphere. These narcissus bulbs in the picture were planted in 1964 I was told. They can take the Texas heat and multiple each year.

    It sure is nice to see you gals today!

    Er, is anyone surprised donkey fren Julia had a weird'mon Julia, you know yr a magnet fer weird animals...

  • debbie


  • Holly, the Old Western Gal

    Debbie about time you showed up!!! Stay out the wind, stay out the cold, get better honey!

  • sjhackney

    Such beautiful pets! Thanks for sharing their pics. Sally

  • ^..^Corgidogmama

    Love the cut outs for your animal friends. Such wise and engaging faces they possess.
    You're all lucky to have found each other.

  • Grayquill

    Are you calling me a Jack Ass? I can see you laughing right now. I am so troubled by the sweet face in your profile calling me a Jack Ass, I almost forgot why I was going to comment.
    Ohh,,, yeah I love the dog pic, but not so much the cat. The cat picture was great but .... the cat? No thank you, I have one to many already.:)
    Oh...and nice to meet you too even though you called me a degrading name right from the git go.

  • Country Whispers

    Love the lil doggie window.

  • ClassyChassy

    Ahhhh, I am not the only one who thought you were not merely calling us "donkey frens"! Love seeing your pets - and so glad you rescued them. So many animals needing homes, and too few will take in strays or "used" pets. Bless your heart, Holly! And, I'm snagging that graphic with the multi colored eggs! Looks just like the kind my hens lay!!!

  • Ridgetatter

    What's the problem? I love being a friend of donkeys. I love to go to Oatman, AZ for that very reason; to visit my 'donkey friends'.
    Like the idea of "peep holes' for you pets. If I were younger and 'abeler" (I know, BAD grammar) but anyway if I were able to assume the responsibility, I'd rescue some animals. Course, we have 2 dogs, a huge cat and a noisy, pesky Budgie. . and none of these animals are MINE. LOL
    XX bev (glad we can say hi via comments. I wore some of my earrings from you to church this AM (snowing and blustery) and rec'd some nice compliments.

  • Gwen

    I wanna pet your fur babies. Well, not Hadji, she and her kin make me sneeze & wheeze. Loving the hole in the fence, we had to do something similar because MG was always going nuts if he couldn't see what the haps were. (He barks like a Chihuahua when he goes nuts, very embarrassing for a big dog)

  • Mary

    Pretty graphic!

    It is still so "dead" here, but I do hope that this current freeze is our (finally) last one. Maybe soon we'll be seeing some green peeking out.

    Love your babies!!

  • Angela

    Hey Holly!

    Your doggie is a sweet looking pup! I say pup because that is what I call all old dogs and they seem to love it. I love seeing older dogs with the gray around their face. I love the peep hole you made for it to spy on your neighbors! lol I'll bet they get a kick out of seeing that peeping Tom watching them when they are in their yard! lol


  • Buttercup

    Thanks for sharing Hadji and Twinkie with us. This little donkey wishes you a good evening and sweet dreams!

  • LV

    Are you that nice lady that i used to visit and also visited me at Old Dame Pennwig? If you are, I do not understand how i missed all this change.

  • Holly, the Old Western Gal

    LV, I had a midblog crisis. Blogopause...brain went haywire...started a new bloggie...GOOD TO SEE YOU!

  • Nydia

    Oi, Sweetie! ah, so ggod we can comment again here! :o) I adored your pets!!!! Both are so hugable! Just updated my blogroll with yournew page, so I can come here more easily.
    Kisses and lots of LOVE from us.

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