How could I resist posting this pic??
Sweet Boy, Sweet Dog
Sweet Boy, Sweet Dog
When this little guy was here, living the very active and dangerous role of youngest brother, he got the short end of the stick a couple times, but each time he bounced back without tears, standing up straight, blinking a couple of times, and declaring, 'I am a shield!' I don't know if that's from a movie or what, but it was the funniest thing - as though being a shield protects him from all harm.
From upper left, clockwise
Grandpa getting a sweet, unsolicited hug from Shield Boy
Grandpa making a breakfast of bacon and pancakes for the early risers
The boys, playing the most unusual game of Chinese Checkers
(where everyone cheats!)
Grandpa and grandkids with Christmas cracker hats
We had some Christmas crackers leftover from Christmas, so we put them to good use at New Year's.
I didn't know Mr. Cranberry was taking this [cheap] shot!
Had I known, I probably wouldn't have let him, or would have cleaned up the wood chips from in front of the stove, or taken off the headlamp, but...
It was a bitterly cold night following a bitterly cold day, so I was sitting as close to the fire as I could safely get, looking at a map of London with light from the overhead light only (which I don't like, and which never gives enough light for reading anyway), so I put on the headlamp that Mr. C. uses when clipping the dogs' toenails. It worked perfectly. London was illuminated!
Fine! You can call me Redneck. I can take it. I am a shield! ;-)
Hope you're having a great day, friends.
Bringing Cheer to a Cold Day,
Mr. Cardinal in the Cranberry Bush
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