Kids and Pets, 5-12-24

I’m still devoting this post to the kids and pets theme because I’ve gotten quite a few today. I wish I had the time to cut and paste all the details but I just don’t. Please add your details in the comments should you wish.

Cradling the chicken against her cat shirt

And what did I do today, you ask? I started moving plants outside. Here’s before:

Here’s what I got done:

I’ll be getting some help with the big plants. What a weekend – cleaned the porch, the front entry and moved plants!

Tomorrow is lawn mowing.

P.S. still trying to make curtains so no fun sewing to show you.

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26 thoughts on “Kids and Pets, 5-12-24

  1. Charlotte in No. California

    I love the kids and pets’ pictures. Makes me smile! I have two baby doves in my hanging planter on my front porch. I think they hatched on Wednesday. They are growing pretty fast. Love your garden too!

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    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Charlotte – you’re so lucky to have those baby doves to watch grow up!

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  2. Terri S.

    I loved the little boy with the chicken. The look on the chickens face! It made me laugh

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    1. Jeanine from SE Iowa

      Terri,
      That little boy with the white chicken is my great grandson that lives in North Dakota. He loves his Grandma’s chickens. They will be coming for a visit the end of the month. We don’t get to see them very often.

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  3. Debby Krzyston

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    Debby🐝

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  4. Jan in AZ

    The pictures remind me of the last page in Life Magazine as I was growing up. Precious moments captured on film that brought a smile or a sense of peace as a calm distraction to the calamities of the world that can encroach on one’s peace of mind. Thanks for sharing, and Mary, thanks for posting.

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    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jan – I, too, remember that last page photo! This is really fun to see kids and pets – for me as well. The world is crazy, for sure, so these photos do promote calm for all of us.

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  5. Fran

    Love the photos. We all understand how time consuming posting pics like you do. I appreciate every pic nd every post.

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  6. Carolyn Rector of Ohio

    Love to see the pictures of the kids with their pets. Glad that my picture of Grace came through with her new haircut and black sweater and Buster the rescue Golden Retrieve/boxer mix. When Grace, my granddaughter came to live with me while she went to college her dad said she could bring Buster. What a blessing that was. She’s 20 in this picture, but Buster has been in her life since she was thirteen. Living with her Mom she left Buster only to be reunited with him at Nana’s house. It’s always fun to see Buster get excited when his “kids” come to visit him. Thanks for letting me share a little of my heart.

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    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Carolyn – it’s so fun to hear all the background stories of the kids and pets photos!

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  7. Sunflower 🌻 from Michigan

    Mary,
    Thanks for the pictures! Today’s first picture reminded me of a long ago childhood memory. The neighbor farm kids had a small horse and we would take it out into the field and 3 of us would get on that horse bareback and ride like the wind! By the time the horse would get to the end of the field, we’d be lucky if one of us was still on! We would slip right off the butt end going so fast! Boy, the things we did when we weren’t doing chores, it’s a wonder we survived!!
    Have a great week everyone!

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    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sunflower – I rode bareback most of my childhood because I had a Morgan gelding that was just too stout to tighten a saddle on. If you know Morgans, they are so muscular, thick neck, and built almost square. He could climb up a ditch bank so fast!

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      1. NJ

        I’m the girl on horseback and this picture is so precious to me. I’m taking Dad back to the field where he left the tractor. My parents bought me a used 26” boys bike and I never learned to ride it until I was 12. I preferred my “alternative” transportation.

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        1. Jeanie S, Central IL

          NJ,
          This picture of you and your dad is absolutely adorable. I can understand why it is so precious to you. My dad meant the world to me; he lived 15 years after my mom passed. After I retired and my hubby was still working, I spent many weeks at Dad’s house. We walked the dog, rode bikes, searched the cemeteries for ancestors, etc. This was quality time at its best!

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  8. e rodgers

    Quilt pics are great but what makes your heart bigger and smile brighter than kids and pets. Thank you so much everyeon.

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  9. Pat in AZ

    Sunflower, your memories brought back mine growing up. We had a Welsh/Shetland pony called Stinker who was the sweetest, except to one of my sisters. Every time she would get on, Stinker would take off at a dead run to the lowest tree limb she could find. I don’t think my sister ever got to ride more than 40 or 50 feet the whole time we had that pony. Hahaha

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    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Pat – having grown up with horses and ponies, I laughed at the story of being scraped off by a tree limb! I wonder how many times that happened to all of us. Only 40-50 feet! Hilarious!!!

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  10. Teresa in Indiana

    I love the pup and baby in the pool. We used to have a pool like that for our dogs. Nice memories.

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  11. Diane in Maryland

    So fun to see these pictures! Makes us realize that no matter where we live, we are all so alike. These pictures really do make a person smile. Lucky kids and lucky pets! Thank you for taking the time to do this.

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  12. Kris in WI

    You know, I liked the picture of the older student (HS graduation?) just as well as the baby in the pool with her guardian. Kids and pets was a great idea, Mary. Thanks also for a look at your rock garden. All so peaceful. Thanks everyone! Kris

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  13. Joy in NW Iowa

    Children that love animals grow up with compassion! I love all those pictures,
    It was a beautiful day here. He had a surprise showers about 5:45 pm yesterday and had 6 tenths. Well, that stopped field work here. But, there is always something to do!

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