Tuesday, October 23, 2012



The relentless rains began at 5 a.m this morning & continued with noisy patter on our roof for the entire day. I am a little concerned because we are parked on grass & if the rain continues for a few days it could be a little tricky getting out of here. Long range forecast is for a sunny Friday but rains again Saturday. Might be a good idea to roll out a day earlier & leave Friday. We'll keep our eyes on the weather & play this one by ear.
Thought for sure last weekend this head cold of mine was on it's way out, but noticed Monday I was beginning to cough more & by Monday night the cold had gravitated to my chest. Went to bed feeling rough & woke up the same way. Never even got out of my pajamas for the entire day. Stayed inside where it was warm & dry & never set one foot outside the rig. 
Now, to explain that big white Tiger sitting on the Jeep Monday night. Kelly had a couple coupons for ABBOTT'S CUSTARD & headed off downtown to pick up a couple Sundaes after supper. On her way back she spotted that big white Tiger by the curb & first thought it a dog. Garbage pick-up today & the Tiger was sitting beside a larger pile of garbage for this morning's pick up. Kelly went around the block, stopped & immediately rescued the Tiger by stuffing it in her Mother's car. When she got back she set the Tiger on the lawn, came in & told me there was a big cat outside. I thought she meant a big domestic cat so I didn't bother getting up. She said Pheebe was outside playing with it & took a camera out to take a picture. Later, when I uploaded the pics to the computer I saw the big 'cat' on the Jeep. So now, we have a new Mascot for the Bayfield Bunch & as I'm typing, the big Tiger is sitting on my bed right beside me in his warm, safe & dry new home.  Gonna have to think of a name for this little Kitty.


Not much to write about today. I think the last time I spent an entire day inside was when I was a kid. My time today was divided between the computer, blowing my nose, playing with Pheebs, coughing, & watching television. Not much to watch on the dozen channels our aerial pulls in but I did try to watch some old dusty westerns. Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Wild Wild West, Big Valley, & The Rifleman.  I remember them as exciting shows at a time when I was a lot younger.  They just don’t seem to hold the same kind of magic anymore they once did.  But, not much on the other 11 channels so kinda watched them between snoozes anyway.  Kelly brought me some beef stew from the house & slipped over to the Pharmacy & picked me up some more cold medication. I have my fingers crossed this is still just a lingering cold & not the same bacteria infection Kelly had. She finishes the last of her prescribed anti-bacteria pills tomorrow & is doing much better than a week ago. I'll see how things shape up tomorrow.


We were invited over to Kelly's brothers place for supper so Kelly & her Mother kept that appointment. Pheebs stayed home to look after me & the new Tiger. Kelly had to sew up the big cat’s leg where it was loosing some of it’s stuffings.  With our green frog on the dash & orange Monkey in the Jeep, we are beginning to look every bit like a real traveling circus………. Groovy:))



GROANER'S CORNER:(( One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed.
She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't dear," she said. "I have to sleep in Daddy's room."
A long silence was broken at last by a shaken little voice saying, "The big sissy."

- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.


  1. Here's hoping your cold gets better ! That kitty sure is a cute one, I'm glad Kelly rescued it.

  2. Sure glad that you don't have to feed that kitty. Hope you feel better soon.

    Still windy in Flagstaff but no rain.

  3. That was a good blog to read. Hope you get better, Hope your RV does non sink into the yard, Hope the new cat behaves.

  4. When our oldest, now in her 40's, she had a tiger just like yours....Oh my, how she loved it! Wish I could quickly locate the photos of her with "Tony"

  5. Sure hope you are feeling better pronto! While I was laid up this summer I watched all those Western programs you just mentioned. They got to be the highlight of my afternoons! Ha! Kick that nasty cold outta there so you can hit the road. :)

  6. Quite a kitty!! And people say there's no room for stuff in a MH. Hope you get over your cold quickly.

  7. Why he's the Bayfield Bengal of course!!

  8. You both had better scoot on to the Southwest for some good healing hot sunshine!

    Get better soon.

  9. Pheebe is looking at the tiger like she's not too sure about him.

    Maybe he can scare the varmints at your Southwest house. lol


  10. Sorry you are feeling so crummy.Get better soon!

  11. Our daughter, Terrie,does some serious "dumpster diving"...That Tiger is a real "find"!!

  12. Get well, Tiger, and take good care of that new cat. You probably won't need a litter box, but you better stock up on a few steaks in the freezer, for when you're on the road. That cat might get hungry!

  13. No offense, but if you can write this blog, you're not in that bad a shape.

    PS: I'm not politically correct.


  14. Better load up on Frosted Flakes...ans feel better fast.

  15. Love Rod and Loyce idea of the Bayfield Bengal!

    Hope you get well soon.

  16. Pheebs will get used to her new tiger friend and end up cuddling next to it for a nap.We have a big stuffed dog that looks like our old departed pal Zeppy, Sadie will jump up on the bed in the guest room and give it a couple of licks and then snuggle up to it's belly for a nap. I don't think she realizes its not a live dog. Be safe out there Al and I hope you get to feeling better so you can out run those kangeroo's out in Az. Sam & Donna....

  17. Go TIGER go!!! :-)

    We are on the road,,,,parked in a nice quiet parking lot in Panama city, Fl...at Ms Pats sisters assisted living place where her and her husband have a nice apt,,,,,
    Get well man,,,,,,

  18. Well, the tiger is going to be low on upkeep at least.
    Hm, side of the road eh? Hopefully he wasn't out there too long, so as not to bring any unwanted friends into the motorhome with him.

  19. Pheebs looks as if she isn't really sure about this new addition to the family!

  20. hope you feel better this morning, Al!..nice new addition to your 'travelling circus'!!

  21. I really like that tiger! Hope you get free of that cold soon. You're not alone. Paul has one too and Marti is just finishing up hers. Anyway take care.

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