Pumpkins and Peppers and Dogs and Cats

Before all the red and green of Christmas
before all the white of snow—
I want to bask in the fire of peppers
and sunset caught in pumpkins’ glow.


Sadly, in early fall, we lost the Old Dog, Cerveza. He laid his head on a pillow, looked around one last time for his boys, and went to everlasting sleep.

Just days ago, Clive went to sleep in a laundry basket beside my bed and never awakened. I miss his orneriness and his comfort and courage.

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37 thoughts on “Pumpkins and Peppers and Dogs and Cats

  1. I’m playing blog catch up and I saw the title of your post and your photos and got all warm and fuzzy (and wow about the peppers) and then read your sad news – a roller coaster of emotions.
    Wishing you a very happy new year my friend x

    • Yes, it was abit fragmented as a post…just hadn’t the heart to write full postings about the critters. A blessed new year to you as well–wonder what it will bring?

    • Thank you–Cerveza was 14 and was healthy and active up until his last few weeks. Clive Had been sick for so long–I fed him with a medicine dropper for months. He turned a corner and was gaining weight and was getting ornery when he took a sudden downturn. I sure miss his snuggles.

    • Not sure the pets would have tolerated my playing. I got my first banjo when I was 16–my friends saved pennies and surprised me on my birthday with a huge bag full of pennies for a banjo. Bought it at a pawn shop in downtown Denver and kept my parents awake for years.

    • Yes, and those peppers are hot! I do love the colors. They are dying nicely and I will turn them into pepper flakes, I think. Yes, the dear furry souls are missed.

  2. Oh Alice – how good to hear from you,. and what beautiful photos, so dreamy and atmospheric
    So sad to hear about your darlings – what a double whammy – It hurts, I know…Love to you, Valerie

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