Monday, October 14, 2013

Signs Of The Times

Fall began a few weeks ago and now we're definitely seeing signs that Winter is on the way. What clues are we getting? Even though the leaves haven't changed color yet, they're dropping off the trees.
We're getting piles of old dead leaves at the end of the street and lots of them are riding indoors on big fuzzy dog feet.
The berries on the bushes are turning red and orange as the leaves pick up a reddish hue.
Indoors both Christmas Cactus are starting to bloom.
They'll peak in about a month, then continue to flower till next May.
This morning I walked into the garage to feed the fur kids. When I reached for the water bowl to refresh their drinking water, I jumped back and let out a squeal. Floating in the water was a little grey mouse who either climbed or fell in, then couldn't climb out again. Rob had to dispose of the creature while I found another water bowl for the gang.
This is the time of year when the field mice are looking for a warm place to spend the winter. That means I need to look for the traps and secure the dog food and our pantry.

Are you seeing signs of winter  already? And for our readers down under, I envy you looking forward to a beautiful Spring.

One last note... Please send healing wishes to our sweet Gracie who is recovering from a very painful torn nail on her back foot.
 Her peeps are taking wonderful care of her and dad Fudge and brother Noah and sisters Tess, Lola, Bailey and Norma Jean hope she's spinning and jumping again soon.


SissySees said...

Oh no!! Sis had a prolapsed toenail while Wondervet was still around. Poor Gracie gets crossed paws and drool from here.

And yeah... we're going straight to brown on the ground with leaves here too. Boo.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Poor Gracie. We hope she heals quickly.

We've been having a cold snap, lots of gusty, blustery winds. The morning walks are cold!

Enjoy those leaves.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We're sending healing thoughts for Gracie!

We're also seeing lots of signs of the seasons changing with lots of leaves on the ground and the darkness in the morning.

I enjoyed your previous post about Portie's--I loved getting to know the breed a bit better, and can see that they are not a dog for everyone, but neither are Goldens or Scottie's--I wish more people would do their homework before they decide on a breed of dog, don't you?

Two French Bulldogs said...

How we love this time of year.
Benny & Lily

bichonpawz said...

We are sending all kinds of healing thoughts and prayers for Gracie!! Those berries are very pretty! It is starting to look quite a bit like mid Fall here too. xo Chloe and LadyBug

Molly the Airedale said...

We love autumn and all of it's signs and we're sending Gracie tons of AireZen and healing vibes!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

ElleC said...

Our neighbor has the most beautiful maple tree that is the most gorgeous shade of red, so we can`t miss the fact that autumn is here. Oh yeah and the fact that we have had snow on the mountains a few mornings. 8-((

Barney sends his sympathy to Gracie. He had that happen to him a few years ago. He liked having his foot wrapped with Vet Wrap and wearing socks. YMMV. Get well soon baby girl (all dogs are babies when they are sick or hurting). ♥

Ruby said...

Oh Poor Gracie!! That happened to Ma's Angel Annie, she had to wear a sock on her foots for 3 months to keep it clean and dry while it healed.
I will send her tons of POTP and AireZens!!
Oh, the leaves are just beginning to change around here and soon I will be draggin' them all in the house for Ma. Apparently, she like to suck them up in the vacuum thingie while sayin' HBO words...hehehe
Ruby ♥

Marjie said...

Good thoughts for Grace.

No real signs of fall here yet; it's going to hit us like a ton of bricks next week, I'll bet. And my stupid Christmas Cactus has only bloomed once in all of the years I've had it. I think it hates me. But I"m glad yours is nice to you.

Life with Wrigs said...

Many of the leaves are turning here. Unfortunately, Wrigs and I are missing out on most of the change in seasons, but hope we'll be out again before all the leaves fall. Sorry to hear about Gracie's torn nail. I can imagine how painful that would be. Hope it heals very quickly!

Susan and Wrigs

Lapdog Creations said...

Beautiful Christmas cacti! :) And sending good healing vibes to gorgeous Gracie...