Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Study of the fallen leaf

Being forced to spend so much time indoors, Gizzy and I have taken up the study of botany - well, on a tiny scale. My only indoor plant, the sparse and neglected rubber tree plant - came to me from a neighbor for rehabilitation. Sadly, a baby tree has fallen and Gizzy looks concerned.

TGIF everyone :-)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mom - is it over yet?

Summer heat and humidity is doing us in (literally!) We went for a walk yesterday morning and were melting the whole time...very uncomfortable...feels the same at 7 am as at 3 pm..
Can you say: U-n-c-l-e ? Wew! Only 3 more months to go! Hurry up, summer, go away now! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Originally uploaded by Crocheting_in_Georgia
Just a quick hello to wish you a happy weekend - whatever you do. We are staying indoors and cool. I overslept, so we'll have to try to go to the park again tomorrow morning.

For those of you that don't know, I did something to my computer by downloading a security program and now I can't sign into my google account, meaning, I can't get into blogger and gmail. I can still look at my (and everyone's) blogs and can only leave comments if I can leave them anonymously...not every blog has that option.

So, till I get this fixed one way or another, I will be posting through Flickr and wish you all a happy weekend and stay cool!

Doris and Gizzy!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July Giveaway Prize

The winner of my July Giveaway is Denise Marie from BLOOMIN blogspot (


Thanks for entering everyone! I appreciate your interest and participation. I'll have another Giveaway next month! Hopefully by then I'm able to sign into blogger/google again. Meanwhile, I can still comment on your posts, providing you allow Anonymus commenting.

My Gizzy on a swing


I have a virus and am no longer able to access blogger...I also have problems with my gmail account and don't want to use it anymore. I think we got a virus! I will periodically check in from the library, but I cannot post any photos from there.

I will announce the winner of my July Giveaway publicly as soon as I can, but I will e-mail the winner directly tomorrow!

I'm sorry for this and I will miss you guys, but this is what's happening and I have to make due with what I have until I can either fix this problem or get a new tower.

I love you guys and please e-mail me at or

just don't use my gmail account, ok?

Thank you and I'll see you soon...Gizzy says arrff and bad virus, baaaad virus!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

In the kitchen with blueberries and figs

First of all, thank you so much everyone, for your encouraging words and condolences on the loss of my cat, Middi. Her absence has definitely left an empty spot in my heart and home. Your kindness is overwhelming.

I had to figure out what to do with the blueberries and figs I have been picking. So, I decided to make refrigerator jam.

Regrettably, it did not thicken enough, so now I have blueberry-fig sauce to pour over pankaces or ice cream. It tastes delishious!

Meanwhile, Gizzy is supervising, watching every move I make:

Next, I baked a fig cake by lining a 9" cake pan with yeast dough and then layering it with halfed figs, like this:

Then, I covered it with Streusel topping:

About 35 minutes later, it was bubbling hot and ready to come out of the oven:

That night, I had coffee and fig cake for dinner (which tasted just like grandma's plum cake)


and cucumber-string bean vegetable salad for dessert

 Look who's been chewing on his paws:

Covering his paws with preemie socks seems to help him quit chewing on himself. 

Silly boy!

Don't forget to enter my July Giveaway!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Farewell to Middi

Just a quick announcement that my cat, Middi, who was only three years old, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge last night unexpectedly. 
If you wish, you can read more about it here: Amazing Animal Lover's blog

She will be missed!

A Thursday in the life of a Gizzy: by Gizzy

I wanted to say thanks for your get-well wishes when I was feeling yukkie from the chicken. I'm all better now, see?

(taken at Roquemore Park a couple of days ago)

Yesterday was a fun day for mommy and me. We went to Bank's Lake in the morning to sniff around and visit The Outpost.

The nice lady by the name of Sharon gave me a big, meaty piece of beef jerkey for breakfast. favorite!

Mommy bought that birdwatching book she always wanted. Our next door neighbor has a bird feeding station and they all come to eat very early in the morning.

It was a nice day outside, but I don't like going too close to the water (gators, you know!)

Then mom found something in a bucket...she was all excited exclaiming "I love forget-me-nots"...what's that all about? I guess we're going to have some of those now too.

We walked around a little more smelling the scents and enjoying the sights

Soon it was time to head for home to avoid the hotter heat, but first I had to have a nice, long drink before getting back into the car:

We took a little detour and when mommy saw these three horses, she jumped out to photograph and pet them. She told me their noses felt like velvet - How absurd! Surely she was thinking about MY muzzle.


Horsing around

Mom said we'll be back again some day with apples and carrots

(pardon my derriere)

I guess the grass really IS greener on the other side:

Arriving back home, I had to rest a spell in the living room. It felt nice and cool coming in from the heat.

Then I had to check on my toys to be sure none had disappeared while I was gone

Hmmmm...chosing is so difficult...I have 998 toys and not a thing to play with (I heard of people having that very problem with cable TV.)

My auntie Betty gave this poor ole rubber tree plant to mommy for rehabilitation - it has lost almost all of its leaves (how sad...right?)

Now I have to take a nap, because mommy's watching her silly man (Johnny Depp) on the computer -

"Who needs Johnny, when you've got a Gizmo like me?"

Don't forget to enter mom's July Giveaway!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mooooore Bloooooberries...

Greetings from blueberry country!

Last week my neighbor and I went to pick more blueberries out in the country. We passed some cows on the way home. I have a soft spot in my heart for those big eyed gentle creatures.

A little black calf was curiously watching me.

When I arrived at home, I took Gizzy to Bank's Lake, because it was a beautiful morning and not as hot and muggy than usual.

Since it was a holiday weekend, we saw more activity with people fishing and boating.

There was a slight breeze that rippled the water, while billowy clouds moved up above.

The water's edge was dotted with water lilies.

Here's a close-up. I think they are lovely.

Gizzy was enjoying the view. He loves to people watch!

Oh, yeah, the blueberries went from here...

to here:

(my freezer door)

(inside my freezer)

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Long live friendship

My friend in California sent me this e-mail and it touched my heart so deeply that I felt compelled to share this story with you, my dear friends:

After losing his parents, this three year old orangutan, Roscoe, was so depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to any medical treatments. The veterinarians thought he would surely die from sadness. The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal treatment center. The dog arrived at the same time the orangutan was there being treated. The two lost souls met and have been inseparable ever since.

The orangutan found a new reason to live and each always tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend. They are together 24 hours a day in all their activities.

They live in Northern California where swimming is their favorite past time, although Roscoe (the orangutan) is a little afraid of the water and needs his friend's help to swim.

Together they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship.

They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on.

Long Live Friendship!!!!!!!

I don't know... some say life is too short, others say it is too long, but I know that nothing that we do makes sense if we don't touch the hearts of others... while it lasts!

Thanks for being my friends!

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