Saturday, April 25, 2015

Supervisor Shelby

Earlier this week I dug up some tiger lilies in front of my house and planted three new bushes.
 Shelby decided to supervise from the safe confines of the front porch/deck.

After I was done she was ready to go inside and get a treat.

**This post is linked to Camera Critters.**

Friday, April 24, 2015

RottenCard of the Week #84: Speak To My Parents

If I had spoken to my parents the way some children do now,
I would not be here to share this status.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April is designated as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month by the ASPCA. The ASPCA website contains checklists of how to report and recognize animal cruelty. This month, take the ASPCA pledge to make all animals in your community live happy and healthy lives.

Support your local animal shelters and animal rescue organizations!

Report any type of animal abuse!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day 2015
2015 is Earth Day’s 45th anniversary!

Earth Day, celebrated in the US on April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year.
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

In 2015, let's redefine what progress looks like. It’s Our Turn to Lead.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Day Tag By Me

Since tomorrow is Earth Day, I decided to make a cute Earth Day tag/graphic.
The scrap kit I used for this graphic can be found at 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Musings: Mondays

Mondays are a lot like getting fat.
They make you feel sad, sometimes angry and there is
not much scope for liking either fat or Mondays for any reason.
~*~ Garry Moll ~*~

Sunday, April 19, 2015

We Miss You Dad

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On Easter in 1992 (April 19), my father, William Gale Pinkley – better known as Bill, passed away.

We found out Dad had pancreatic and liver cancer about a year before his death. Each day I watched him deteriorate and get sicker and sicker. The few weeks before he died he gave up. He told me he did not have the strength to go on and that he knew I was old enough to take care of myself and my  brother Brian. A few days before Dad passed, he asked my forgiveness on a few different things.

The night/early morning that Dad passed away I was with him. I had spent the night (and a few nights before) in the same room as him…talking, holding his hand and telling him it was ok to let go. In the final hours I begged God to please take Dad now. Dad was in so much pain he was no longer the man I knew and remembered. When Dad took his final breath, my Aunt Alma (dad’s oldest sister) was there with me. It was very hard to let him go. However, the look on his face after he passed on was very peaceful. Dad looked pain free and happy.

Dad never got to meet my son Colt, but I know that Dad would have loved him very much. Dad was a part of my daughter’s (Vickie) life for three years and he loved her and spoiled her rotten! He always called Vickie his little “rug rat”.

23 years later, we miss Dad. We always wonder what life would have been like if he and Mom were still alive.  We love you Dad! Now, Always and Forever!