Today we said goodbye to our cat, Oliver. Oliver was the reason why we adopted him and his brother Duncan. Oliver looked very much like a cat that Allison’s parent’s had named Kip. Kip was just a kitten when he died in an accident (hit by a car). I loved Kip and I enjoyed spending time with him. I was upset by his passing and so when Allison found Oliver and Duncan while working in the cat room of Petsmart for the North Attleboro Animal Shelter. We had to adopt them together and for many years they brought us lots of joy.
Oliver has been losing weight ever since Duncan died in 2012. In the past six months he had been having bouts of diarrhea. This got worse and worse from once every couple weeks to multiple times a day. It was certainly time to say goodbye. He was clearly getting sicker with no hope of getting better. Continue reading Goodbye Oliver – Thanks for 13 Good Years
Tonight we took the kids over to my Uncle’s house for a cook-out. We were there because my cousin Carissa was home and this was a birthday party for my cousin Shaun and cousin Carissa. They have birthday’s 1 day apart. We had burgers and dogs and the kids played on the porch with a Lightning McQueen power wheels. It wasn’t running on batteries or anything so they took turns pushing each other in the car. I set my camera to continuous autofocus and it did a great job picking them up as they pushed the car at me. I also set the camera to continuous shooting, high mode. It worked really well.
The kids had a great time playing with their second cousin, Logan. We also played with a game called Rollors which is sort of a cross between Bocce and Horseshoes. Andrew was hilarious. He kept running back and forth to get the game pieces and give them back to us. Then when it was his turn to play he would take off running and launch the rollor right at the target from a foot away. Continue reading Cruising with Lightning McQueen