Winter Break Ends with a Christmas Cat, Bear Paw and Deer Dog: RTT Rebel and Random Tuesday Follow

At the beginning of the Winter Break, the full two weeks off with kids and hubby home seemed to stretch ahead like a lifetime. Now that they’re all to a normal schedule again, it seemed to have blipped by ultra fast. Anyone else feel that way?

I trust all had a great /Hanukkah/Insert-Holiday-Celebration-Here and New Year, right? We had the plague hit our household, so needless to say when it came to present opening on both Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, I didn’t end up taking pics of the kids opening their gifts.

I did, however, give them 100% attention so who cares if it wasn’t saved digitally for infamy, right? At least I have my memories. 

After the ruckus of ripping paper and exclamations of “It’s just what I’ve always wanted!” died down, I did manage to capture Blackspot, who decided one of Nagger’s discarded boxes of tissue and wrapping paper looked like the comfiest place in the room:


Some days I’d love to lead the life of a cat. Blackspot is definitely quite the character.

Speaking of characters… Carrington posted this picture on her Facebook wall:


With this accompanying text:

“Holy crap-a-dactyl!!
I never realized how big a grizzly paw is!! No the bear isn’t dead. He’s just very friendly. (I’m joking). He is sedated for tagging purposes.”

I had no idea grizzly paws were that big, did you? Makes those that survived getting attacked and/or mauled even more impressive with their survival skills. I sure wouldn’t want to run into that massive paw or claws!

Speaking of wild critters… This picture was floating around last week as well:


How cool would that be to live in a place where a deer makes himself comfy on a dog bed on the back deck? I’m sure that’s most likely photoshopped, but it’s still cool to dream of the possibilities.

Hey, looky there! I’m keeping it short and sweet this week! I’ve also decided to adopt Xmas Dolly’s idea of adding an additional linky just to encourage more followers where you need it most. We can all use more followers, right? So feel free to link up the random on the first linky, and a follower linky on the second one. Let’s see if we can party like rock stars!

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16 thoughts on “Winter Break Ends with a Christmas Cat, Bear Paw and Deer Dog: RTT Rebel and Random Tuesday Follow

  1. Sounds like y’all had a good Christmas. I’m with you it all blinked by entirely too fast and I’m quite certain this new year will follow suit…it always does, doesn’t it? I’ve been in a grand funk of some sort most of the Christmas season. I took very few pictures, so there isn’t much for me to share digitally, either. I need to kick my backside into gear this year to get back into the game (i.e. the land of the living). I just don’t know what’s wrong with me! Things I enjoy just don’t give me a happy sense anymore. I’m gonna shake off this crazy mood that I’ve been in for the last several months and find my way again. Here’s hoping 2015 brings good things to our lives!

    • I think it’s part of the post-holiday blues that does that, Cathy – and I imagine the fact that Christmas shows up in stores during the final summer months doesn’t help any…when it’s gone, it’s gone and it’s kinda depressing when it is. 🙂 Here’s to 2015 being a phenomenal year for both of us! 🙂

  2. The plague?!?!?! NO, not the plague!!!!! So sorry. I see there is something new up there in link land…that scares me! Is it ok to click on it? Will my computer implode? (hee hee hee)

  3. Stacy, I hope you and your crew are all on the mend.
    I saw a video of a young deer and a dog playing. That was before the deer had his rack. Wonder if it’s the same deer, might be.
    Regarding the cat, I had to really look to find it, kind of like Where’s Waldo.
    And that bear paw, ughhhhh. Creepy. So glad we just have black bears where I live.
    Happy New Year.

    • Thank you, Diane! We are all feeling much better!!

      You know, I think I saw that video, too – wouldn’t it be cool if that was the same deer?? 🙂

      LOL! I was wondering if anyone would end up in a ‘Where’s Waldo’ situation on that picture – it’s probably why he stayed in the box even though the dogs kept getting too close for comfort at times. He figured he was pretty much invisible. 😉

      Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂

  4. I accidentally added my name to the linky. Sorry! You’d think I’d know what I was supposed to do by now. Ya, you would be wrong, because, clearly, I don’t.

    I’m sorry you all had the plague. It seems everyone, every where is sick! Hope you are all feeling better.

    Yes, these 2 weeks flew by. I know J-Man was very disappointed to have to go back to school yesterday.

    So, I think I’ll just visit grizzly bears in the zoo. Those paws are huge!

    Happy New Year!!

    • You’re always welcome to link up, Elle – you don’t have to be random to do it, there are no rules! 😀

      We’re all feeling much better, thank you! Seems something is definitely going around. Good thing you can’t catch it through your computer! Then it’d just be a computer virus…and that wouldn’t be cool, either. 😉

      Happy New Year to you, too! And don’t forget to send me your address – I have a bottle of Kahlua with your name on it. 😉

  5. I loved the time with my children. I really wish they were with me all the time, even though they do drive me nuts sometimes 🙂

    And you just can’t walk around with a digi on your face all the time 🙂

    I’m getting back into the everyday…

    • I’m the same way – though I do appreciate some quiet moments, but I do miss them when they’re not racing about. 😉 I’m glad you’re getting back into the everyday – I’ll stop by more often! 😀