Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Beach is Back

The geese
The ice left the lake just about 2 weeks ago. We decided on the weekend, since it was so nice out (22C/71F) we would head on down to the lake to let Phod swim.

The pair were over the moon excited when they realized where we were going.

We had a few wildlife encounters at the beach. Phod did try and chase the geese who were swimming by, but came back easily.  He also chased a frog. Hailey was very mad that she didn't get to chase the frog.

Hailey wading in and catching the waves

I love her little tongue in this one

Phod bringing back his bumper. 

Waiting to throw. I hesitate because I know what is coming. 

The big shake
Now he looks half puffy and half not!


We could use a little POTP in our house. Ancient Cat Nin's death is approaching. This week has not been a good one. He has starting having "spells" that knock him over and leave him temporarily unable to walk.  Please send good vibes that he goes peacefully. He has lived a great life (he is almost 20 after all). We are assessing the situation very closely and are preparing for our final goodbyes.


  1. What a great way to spend the day - a swim at the lake - and phod got to chase his floatie thing too. We have our paws crossed for Nin and pray he goes peacefully in his sleep.

  2. Hari OM
    POTP coming your way darling Nin, go peacefully to a deserved rest over the rainbow. POTP to the furmily, who will miss you dearly and are the better for having known you.

    LeePhod - the waterdogs. How freeing it must have felt after all that long winter! Hugs, wags, and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. What a lovely trip. It sure looks like Hailey and Phod had an good time. And what a beautiful day it was!

    Sending lots of POTP for Nin. I will keep Nin in my thoughts and prayers for a peaceful cross to the bridge.

  4. your lake is wonderful, how is the taste of the water, Lee? Good? That was a fabulous shake you danced Phod :o)
    I'm sad that you have to say good bye to Nin.... I will cross my paws for Nin and I hope for peace and no pains...
    easy rider

  5. We are sorry for Nin and pray for a gentle journey. We would love to go to the lake with yous!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Saying goodbye is the hardest thing that pet parents have to do. But try and remember that you're giving that last wonderful gift to them. The gift of pain-free peace. Sending lots of hugs and POTP for everyone.


  7. Cats are such mystical little creatures when they live with us, and burrow deeply into our hearts aren't they? I swear at least once a day I catch myself looking for Dietzman in his favorite place, or I hear him yeowing for his supper....I am so glad he had such a long wonderful life with you, and I am sure he with all his cat powers helped you in ways known only to him, cos that tends to be their way. We are thinking of you much today and sending you all our understanding and hugs.
    Deb and pugs

  8. Oh, we're so sorry Nin is doing poorly.

  9. Almost 20? He has lived a long time. It's never easy to say goodbye, and it's even harder the longer it goes. I'll be sure to say a prayer for him and you.

    I get a real kick out of Hailey and Zaphod. Their names seem oddly appropriate.

    John Holton
    The Sound of One Hand Typing
    The Sound of One Hand Typing FM

  10. We are sorry to hear that Nin is preparing to cross the Bridge. We pray for a peaceful passing and peace in your hearts as you prepare to say good bye. What a good long life he had with you.
    love and hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

  11. Sure looks refreshing. Special thoughts for Nin
    Lily & Edward

  12. Oh, Nin I'm so sorry you are feeling poorly and I'm sending my warm vibes and love to you. I'm also sending wishes for a peaceful journey. Lots of love to your whole family.
    Grr and a Sorrowful Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  13. What a great day to be a dog!!

    We are sending soothing prayers for Nin's peacefull passing and big hugs to Lady and Manas, no matter how old, it is never easy saying goodbye...
    Mama Beth, Dory and the Boys

  14. I'm happy your two are able to get out and enjoy the spring and the fresh creeks

    Dear Sweet Nin what a inspirational journey you have had for 20 years. My goodness I have never known a kitty to live so very long. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as they surround you with their love...on this sad day
    Hugs madi your bfff

  15. Sending a ton of love your way during this difficult time. We are holding you close in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for a peaceful Journey for Nin.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  16. This is sad new, prayers for Nin that he will pass peaceful with fur angels by his side to help him cross over the bridge.

    Aroo to you,

  17. Almost 20? What a great life Nin has had. We came from POTP to leave some purrs and paw taps for him as he prepares to leave. We send a hug for his human.

  18. We are sending POTP fur NIN.... We are thinking of him...

    OMD you chased a FROG??? THAT would be FUN.

  19. That looks like a fun day at the beach!

    We're so sorry you're facing the loss of Nin. Momma and I know how hard it is when old age comes knocking. :(

  20. We pray that Nin crosses the bridge painlessly and quickly and maybe even as he's sound asleep dreaming about what a GREAT life you gave him! Sending lots of hugs..........

    Love, Sammy and Mom Pam

  21. My heart is just breaking reading about Nin. I pray that Nin crosses painlessly and quickly too as Sammy above said. I send hugs and love too.........

  22. Oh they are too cute!! Phod is such a good swimmer! My girls love chasing the geese, too! :D

  23. Poor Nin. We hope he has a peaceful end. He'll leave a hole in your hearts, we know....

    Phod looks like a lion...with a mane. Our temps are much cooler....same as yours 22°C...there's no way we'd get in cold water....BOL!

  24. Sendin Nin POTP - our Jezebel went to da Bridge at almost 21 last year.

  25. What a wonderful day at the beach!!!! We are sending positive karma for a peaceful crossing when the time is right for Nin.
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  26. We're glad you are back at your beach. Of course we have ourn paws crossed for your sweet Nin.

  27. Sending lots of love and prayers for sweet Nin ...

  28. Aw Nin, i'm so sorry pal! Old age kicks you right in the butt doesn't it?
    Sending all my love to you <3
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  29. My paws are crossed for Nin. I am thinking extra lovey thoughts for all of you.

    Loveys Sasha

  30. We are so sorry to hear this about Nin. We are going through a similar thing with our 17 year old Conrad. He keeps bouncing back though so is hanging in so far. I hope things go peacefully for Nin. It's so difficult even when you know they have had a good long life.

  31. Dear Ojo's Cousin Lee and Handsome Phod,

    BEACH!!!! Enough said!

    Dear Nin,

    Be well, be calm, be loved. We are sending you all of our wags and gentle licks. And to your people too, who must be feeling sad.



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