Monday, May 20, 2013


Henry, eating a 'pockle'
This is the grandchild we haven't seen since August of last year. :-(

Our daughter attached the above photo to a phone text yesterday. The text read, "Carrot and apple juice popsicles are a hit!

[Henry had said,] 'Orange pockles are sooooooooooooooo nummmmmmmmmmmy!!'"

I returned her text with, 'Good for you! (He looks like an angel.)'

Then, I got a second text: "'Two seconds later, upon finding a few errant shreds of carrot in it,

[Henry had said,] 'Oh no! This pockle is really yukky!'"

Hahahahahaha... Oh, the best laid plans...


The good news:  We're hoping to see this little guy (and his parents) really soon! :-)


Just wanted to say thank you to all of you who sent such thoughtful and caring wishes about Bridger.

It seems there's only one somebody who isn't the least bit sad that he is gone:

That would be:  TUPPENCE - who is happy to suddenly be able to spend evenings in the living room with us. It did take her a couple days to fully trust that Bridger wasn't waiting around some corner. :-) Let's just say, they weren't the best of friends.

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podso said...

That's a funny popsickle story. She couldn't quite disguise the carrot well enough for such a young detective!

Parsley said...

On yeah, kids can find the healthy tidbits and reject it right away. Haha!

Still thinking about you and hoping you find peace in your time of loss. Looks like kitty is beginning to do so.

Diane said...

All three of you are real cuties!

Trace4J said...

I agree!!
Three cuties .
Have a wonderful day!
Woolie hugs

The Quintessential Magpie said...


He's a doll. Love how good it was before he found out about the carrots. LOL

And I'm so sorry about your other baby. How did I miss this???? I'm glad that you have Tuppence as it seems that he is a real love. Still, the ones we lose are a heartache. I know. I think of mine often.



Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Such a little cutie he is!!

TexWisGirl said...

awww. tuppence is adorable, too. :)

Life Happens said...

Maybe you should try feeding him carrot cake next to see if he thinks it yummy?! So adorable. I'm sure you can't wait to see them soon. :)

Amy Burzese said...

A cutie patootie. Henry and Tuppence aren't too shabby either. :) Seriously, I hope you all are doing well.

Samantha said...

That's a beautiful photo of you and tuppence :) You look very content

vintage grey said...

Oh, what a cutie!!! Such a sweet photo of you and your kitty! Have a lovely week! xoHeather

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

what an adorable grandchild you have!! and such a cute kitty!!

Ruth Kelly said...

Your Tuppence looks like our Abby.

Chatty Crone said...

First of all it is so good to see you! You are beautiful.

I know you miss Bridger, but I know Tuppence doesn't. Looks very content in your arms I might add.


Sandra said...

the pockle eater is adorable, so is the kitty that an now live in the living room... yuck on carrots in mine to....

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Henry seems to be such a cutie and Tuppence is adorable. I hope he will help you get over your loss.

Donna said...

The popsicle story is hilarious! Foiled, once again! Cute little grandson and cute kitty too!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Darling little boy and funny story!

Carla TePaske said...

Sweet...what a sweet heart. I love the photo.

I like the photo of you and your snuggle bug kitty too. I am glad she will give you company down stairs.


Terri D. said...

A wonderful story about the popsicles! We (family) still refer to vinegar as bingely,which is what my youngest sister called it! Hope it sticks!!

Cats deal with loss in ways similar to people, at least that has been our experience. And when a dominant soul is gone, it allows the less dominant ones to come into their own. Tuppence is so pretty - and so are you!!

Maple Lane said...

It will be great for you to spend time with Henry. What a cutie.

I'm sorry for the loss of Bridger.

Such a nice photo of Tuppence.

Eileen said...

Awwww your grandson is very cute.
I'm happy you are having a cuddle with Tuppence, it's very comforting for you. As "old" as I am I will admit I found comfort from cuddling a soft toy when I lost my Amber.
Glad that Tuppence feels safe now.

Denise said...

Such a sweet story, kids are precious.

Jenn said...

Oh Judy, I just got back from my trip and just read about Bridger - I am sooooo sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I could give you a big hug right now!

As for Henry.. Oh my goodness he is such a doll. And I might react the same way to finding shreds of carrots in my popsicle!! lol

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I think that deep in kitties heart there is a sadness. Cats are just trained not to show it.


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