Silver And Bells


My obsession with my latest gadget is ebbing…or I am just too dang busy to mess with it.

Hubs is still waiting for his ‘show‘. His odds might be better if he would fold a load of laundry or unload the dishwasher……..

Miss Kitty has been rambunctious the last few days. 

I took this photo on Monday, she played with that plastic green ball for hours. She even snuck outside when I was carrying in a case of bottled water through the front doors. 

Wee One said, “oh! Kitty ran outside!!” At first I thought, “surely not“. But yep there she was headed down the steps. Kitty did not get far before I called her back up on the porch and she raced back indoors.  

Marvin is still not happy about his weight-control food. He is not thrilled with Kitty’s recent wild kitten behavior either…… thinks he and I both need a vacation from here.

 I may or may not be posting before Christmas. So,

Happy Holidays!

To Everyone!



Filed under Family Life, Horses, Marvin, Miss Kitty, Ramblings

30 responses to “Silver And Bells

  1. and a Very Merry Christmas to you and your’s as well! 🙂

  2. dickiebo

    All the very best to you and your family, Ramblin’!
    PS. Stunning photgraph of the GG. Can I pinch it, to use sometime, please?

  3. Aniin BG

    Merry Christmas all and to all a good night. 🙂

    Love you and all your family, including the four legged ones.


  4. Rebecca

    Why are any of us happy about our WEIGHT control? I don’t blame Marvin. I would protest too! I hate most diet food.

    You and Wee One have such a resembelance. Thanks for sharing!

    Tell hubby you want a book of coupons that will allow you some freedom whenever you want it. For instance—he can do 3 loads of laudry with a coupon. He can babysit while you shop for YOU!
    He can cook dinner one evening AND do dishes!

  5. SailorMoon

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! I am looking forward to a much needed 4 days off. Work is crazy…end of year.

  6. Katie

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    I’ve caught a cold so I’m hoping to shake it by Saturday.. going to the rodeo that night.. 🙂


  7. sounds like all is quiet where you are! have a safe and festive holiday time. Take lots of pix with your cam, and new “gadget”. I expect to see some evidence when you return…

    merry merry mistletoe to you and yours.

  8. Love these photos! Have a Merry Christmas to You and your family, Barngoddess !

  9. I’m going to start making my bloggin rounds Saturday to wish all my blog roll a merry christmas so you might get two posts from me

  10. That last photo is beautiful.

    Merry Christmas to you!

    I’m curious about Wee One’s diet that you mentioned on my blog. If you get a chance, email me at tsninns at yahoo dot com

  11. Trish

    A Merry, Merry Christmas to you and all of your family, both humans and fur-people!!! I sure have enjoyed reading your blog, and seeing all the pictures you’ve shared! Thank you for bringing much joy – and laughs – into my life! That’s a great cam picture of you and Wee One today! And that blazed sorrel standing in front of someone’s house – do you know that horse – a neighbor’s perhaps? That’s a beautiful picture and a beautiful horse!

    You’d asked about Korean Jindo dogs; there’s a very good site about them at Hyungwon Kang’s Jindo Dog Page ( that you might want to visit. Jindos are one of the aboriginal breeds of dogs in Korea, and have been declared National Monument #53 by the Korean government. (Sadly, most other aboriginal varieties were killed off by Japanese during WWII to make furred jackets for their soldiers.) Jindo’s are medium sized (35 – 45lbs) spitz-like hunting dogs indiginous to Jindo Island in southwest Korea. In many ways they resemble a husky, but longer, leaner, and with smaller feet and a broader forehead. It is possible they interbred with the Asian wolf during the first centuries of the breed’s existance. Records indicate that Jindos inhabited the island as far back as 1250AD, and possibly even longer. The breed remained genetically isolated until about 1980, when a bridge was built connecting Jindo Island to the mainland. Since then many Jindos have been exported to other areas of Korea as well as the United States. (During the 1930’s many were taken to Japan, where they were crossed with Japanese breeds, giving rise to the modern Shiba Inu, Akita, Kai-ken, and others.) They are very clean dogs, lacking the usual “doggy” smell, and are extremely loyal and affectionate to their owner, often aloof/suspicious toward anyone else. Their hunting instinct is very strong, and on the island they run lose, and are valued for bringing down prey such as rabbits, deer, raccoons, and birds. They are a primative breed, agile as cats, independent thinking, and with a great need for exercise and entertainment. I got Sunny from my neighbors, who imported her from Korea, and then had to give her up when she was 6 months old because of aggression & behavioral problems. Thankfully, I knew her as a puppy, or I’m not sure she would have bonded with me. She was not socialized during that critical window of time when any young dog should be (she was kept 24hrs/day in the back storage room of their resturant), so when I got her she was virtually unadoptable by anyone else. I did not want to see her go to the pound and be put down, so I took her. Five years later she’s a WONDERFUL dog, but we still have issues we’re working on. I had to find other homes for my rabbits and guinea pigs, and when my last cat passed away at age 21 I knew I couldn’t get any more. Sunny is off-white and looks like the white Jindos in Kang’s article. I keep her on a leash 100% of the time when she’s not in the house, never can let her run lose in the yard until I raise the fence another couple of feet (it’s 6′ now, and poses no problem to her getting over it) and spend about 1 1/2 hrs. exercising her (and me!) a day minimum. She saved my life once when at 1:30am two transients broke into my house while I was in bed. They didn’t get past the kitchen. There was a terrible ruckus, with many screams, and they left the way they came in, slamming the door behind them. Judging from the amount of blood on the floor, doorjam, the door itself, and the pathway leading from my house, they probably had to stop at Harborview Emergency Room to pick up a couple pints of blood before returning to their ‘homes’ under the freeway. They never bothered me again. Sunny is very gentle with all of my other dogs, even my miniature Dachshund, but whenever no one is home I keep her locked in the bedroom with my Boxer mix, just in case. I can never allow anything to happen, because you never know.

    Sorry about the long-windedness! Next time I’ll make it shorter. When I talk about Jindos I get all excited because I love Sunny so much. It’s a very labor intensive breed though, and MUCH, different from the breeds we’re typically used to, and I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone unless they’re really sure of what they’re getting into. It’s important to note that they can leap a very high fence and have an irrepressible yearning for wide open spaces. And they are not usually safe around horses.

    Lots of love, and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Ann

    Merry Christmas! Have a happy one and I hope Santa brings your lots of goodies!

  13. OK, how do you have two cats and one on a diet. I need to know how to do that.

    Also, Merry Christmas!

  14. a very M.e.r.r.y Christmas to you and everyone else and to all a good night.

  15. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  16. gino-merry xmas!

    AO-merry xmas!

    dickiebo-merry xmas, you bet 🙂

    donna-merry xmas!

    brian-thnx! merry xmas to u and diane

    rebecca-diet food does taste like crap! lol, good idea about the coupons but I doubt it’d work.

    SM-merry xmas, enjoy those days off!

    katie-merry xmas, rodeo? have a blast..Im envious

    memsahib-merry xmas, okay…Ill try finding the time for more pics

    arkansassongbird-merry xmas!

    MM-thnx! MERRY XMAS


    kila-will do. Merry Xmas!

    trish-merry xmas. awww, thnx for the nice words 🙂 I was curious about the Jindo breed. I am not too familiar with it. Good thing Sunny was there when those homeless peeps tried to break in, SCARY! Your right about the breed, they are only suited for a handful of people….like dobes and rotts. I am more of a doxie, lab, hound type dog person..altho our little Elvis was kinda mean and aggressive w/ strange men.

    ann-merry xmas!

    risingrainbow-merry xmas! BOTH cats are on the ‘weight maintenance’ formula. I wish someone would just feed my ‘weight maintenace’ foods…..and not allow me anything else….of course then Id be crabby too.

    pamela-merry xmas!

    kelli-merry xmas!

  17. Merry Christmas BG! Thank you for all the interesting, humorous posts that you write all year! You give me some good belly laughs!

    Hey I’d be grumpy if I was on weight control food which I should be! ha!

    Hope Santa treats you and yours well! xoxo

  18. A very Happy Christmas and prosperous new year to you!

  19. Hi Barn Goddess
    It’s that time for Seasons Greetings!

    Wishing you and your close ones all the best, and much merry making, in the snow or come what may

  20. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year !

  21. DaBich

    Here’s wishing you and your family a very blessed, happy Christmas! HUGZ!

  22. Thanks for the info. I could use some of that myself and I’m already crabby so what have I got to loose besides maybe some weight. I know my kitties will get very crabby.

  23. jo

    Merry Christmas BG and family.
    Stay safe and warm !

  24. MM-aww, thank you 🙂

    callie-same to you!

    Q9 and Anne-Merry Xmas!

    SM-same to you 🙂

    Dabich-Happy Holidays

    Risingrainbow-lol, I seem to stay in a perpetual state of semi-crankiness these days…

    jo-same to y’all!

  25. Kat

    Merry Christmas to you!!!

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