Monday, August 07, 2006

Actually, it's almost fall...

Well, obviously life happens. So what happened this spring and summer? Well, in early spring, there was a wedding...



and it was a beautiful wonderful wedding, right here in the North Georgia Mountains.












The wedding was followed by a honeymoon...

in Walt Dinsey World. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge-of course-and had a great view of the savannah.
And then it was back home and back to work. But it's been a great summer of work and play. Panda has been struggling with the heat, but things are starting to cool off now.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Is it spring yet?

Panda often uses the ladder at the back of the house to get up to the roof. From there she can truly survey her domain. Another barn cat has found out her secret however, making it a little too crowded up there for Panda’s liking. As a result, the ladder has been moved.

Another cat won’t stop The Fluff though. She has been spotted pouncing and sprinting quite frequently lately. There have been some very warm and pleasant days this past week that have her-and me too- itching for spring to come. The jonquils are blooming, and it’s a wonderful reminder that soon, everywhere will be blossoming with color. And for Panda Squeak, this means long playful days outside, on the roof, in the yard, wherever.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day


Happy Valentine's Day from Panda. Let your Valentine know, whoever it may be, how much you care for them. Here is Panda with her Valentine soaking up some serious lap time. How will you spend your February 14th?
A rose for bloggy valentines --'--,--'-,@

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Skiing and The 2006 Winter Olympics


Returning from skiing at Sugar Mountain, NC, I am very excited about watching the Olympics to see it done by the pros. See a shot of the slopes to the left.

I love everything about the Olympics from the games, the culture, the athletes, it's a very exciting time. Skiing is a great sport, and very challenging. I am excited about watching all the events.

The opening ceremonies were quite spectacular. The Italians did a wonderful job-I especially liked the dresses.

Click here, to see more pictures.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

New Wildlife Tag for Georgia


A new wildlife tag is available for 2006 in Georgia. The extra $20 funds the conservation of endangered species and other non-game wildlife species, as well as environmental education and recreation.
There has been a decline in numbers of many species of birds that migrate and nest in Georgia due to the loss of habitat needed for wintering and breeding. There are many things you can do in your own backyard to help. Vist the Georgia Partners in Flight website for some ideas. And visit your local tag office for the new wildlife tag.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Carnival of Cats #87

Panda will be playing some football this Sunday. She'll tackle anything. See what all the other cats are up to at the Carnival of Cats #87, hosted over at Scribblings.

Down. Set. Hike!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Presenting the 2008 Olympic Mascots

The Official Mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympics have been announced. The group of 5 mascots-(just like the 5 Olympic Rings)- are called the "Friendlies" They are inspired from China's most popular animals, including of course, the Panda. Here it is in all it's cuteness. **Presenting Jingjing.**
Visit the official site, here, to view all the other mascots.

Choosing the mascots is such a big deal. When the Olympics were in Atlanta there was a contest to name the mascot, and a girl at my school won with "Izzy". I think the "Friendlies" are more culturally representative and will add more character to the various Olympic Events.

Panda has FKS

Panda is developing FKS-Fall Kitty Syndrome. She has grown 2 inches of extra fluff, and put on a few kitty pounds. She has been braving the cold in order to chase off thieving squirrels and defend her domain. The neighbor cats have been checking out Panda's choice real estate for winter dwellings. I think they've worked out some kind of agreement, which is that Panda rules!. But most importantly, kitties must play. Fall is the time for giant leaf piles that must be attacked.




There she goes!