Saturday, June 6, 2009

Minky's Marvels - I Believe I Can "Fly!"

Minky is a jumping bean. That's all there is to it. Her two favorite activities in life are running and jumping. She jumps when she doesn't need to. She is simply happiest when she is airborn. Thursday night, after all the cousin festivities and a quick trip downtown to see a young artist friend's gallery exhibition (more about that in another post with pictures of him and his amazing work), we took a few minutes for Minky frivolity. She loves to catch anything and this orange rubber thingy is a fav. My desk is on the left and the rocking chair is pushed out into the entry way so she doesn't crash on it. She looks like a reindeer here.



The higher the better as far as she's concerned. (Note my wild wallpaper of garden seed packets. I can't change it. No one will let me. We all love it. The End.)



But this one took our breath away. We were prayin' she stuck the landing. Our little bat - hanging from the ceiling upside down. She hit the ground on all fours rarin' to go again.


Who has more fun than Minky?


(P.S. Cruddy carpet disclaimer: The carpet is 20 years old and is clean but stained. It will be replaced by wood flooring which is here and in the garage but has not managed to put itself in yet. We have one room done - Bo's. We move at the speed of light - before you turn on the switch.)

Copyright 2009

27 comments:

  1. I think she need to be herding something. All that energy!

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  2. Wow, now that's impressive!

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  3. Minky is such a lucky girl to have a family like yours to play with. You think she knows that?

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  4. GO Minky!!!!!

    I love the seed packet wall paper, did you collage it or did you buy it that way ...its wonderful.

    And I love the girl w/white cat ... reminds me of our Rosie

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  5. I love watching a dog have fun!!!

    Robynn - My book came yesterday, right as we were loading up the car. I had already gotten in, when the post man pulled up. I plan to read it when I get back home...cause I sure don't want to think about dieting while I'm on vacation! Thank you so very much!

    Meeting 4 of the kids in Florida, along with 5 of the grandkids...Then hopefully we'll be off to Colorado and then Wyoming. We should be able to see all of the kids, but one. And all the grand children except the two in NY - who will be coming to stay with us for three weeks, at the end of June. I'm in mom/nonnie HEAVEN.

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  6. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.

    Minky is a Circus Cat!!!


    The Raggedy Girl

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  7. Our dog used to think he was a cat...and would leap from high places...quite a fall for a small dog...about 30 pounds...but he certainly never reached the heights of your wonderful Minky!!!!! Such a beauty...such talent...yes, I mean both the dog and the mistress :-)...Fun to get a glimpse of the inside of your lovely home as well!!!! I love color!!! And apparently you do too!!!! One more connection, my dear friend!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! ~Janine XO

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  8. Oh I love dogs ... especially 'Frisbee' dogs. Son had a Corgi named Minky ... looked like a fox without a tail! Your Minky is adorable ... BTW who cares about carpets, spots or such stuff when you have such a wonderful member of the 'family' to watch!!!

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  9. Oh Wowzers! That is serious air. Video please!!! Please! You must do video of the amazing Minky Marvels!

    I love seeing your home and the "wallpaper" caught my eye. And then to find out it is seed packets? I love that. A truly original idea, centered on recycling!

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  10. It must be those rabbit feet they have...Diesel does the same thing. I saw him chasing a squirrel in the back yard and he must have gotten 3 feet off the ground trying to catch that thing! Sounds like we need to get some frisbee's and get to the dog park with our "flyers".

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  11. Sharon: She just herded The Wild Man's overnight friend yesterday and ripped his pants. Uh, not good.

    Mrs. M: Minky says thanks!

    Kathy: You're too sweet. Yeah, I tell her all the time how blessed she is to have us. ;-)

    Daryl: It is an imprint on paper of seed packets and fruit and veggies.

    Libby: Yay the book came! Now go have lots of fun!!!

    Raggedy Girl: Thank YOU for stopping by and I'm with you. That Minky IS one cool "cat!" :)

    Janine: You are always such a cheerleader!! And yes, my personal motto is "Life is too short for beige!"

    Sandy: Your son had a dog named Minky? How weird is that?! I LOVE IT!! People always ask me about her name. It's short for Minkler - which is a family last name.

    Vicky: You think I'm technically savvy enough to upload and post a video?! You truly love me to believe that. But I AM working on it. And the seed packets are an imprint but they do look real. And thank you!

    Reg: Yes, we have to go over to Christy's and get a playdate with her Aussie. After Bo's graduation party and all the cousins head home life will once again be normal wacky instead of extremely wacky. Let's do it!

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  12. Go Minky! I love the disclaimer by the way.

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  13. WOW!!! THAT IS AMAZING.

    HUGS FROM MAINE

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  14. oh my goodness, i snorted AGAIN!! loved that last comment about moving at the speed of light before you flip the switch on.

    thanks for the laughs. i always love reading your posts.

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  15. I'm not seeing cruddy carpet...?! I was thinking, wow - their place is lookin' sharp (I couldn't get my bearings as to which direction I was looking, tho).
    Fun photos :-)
    Lori

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  16. Wow - that dog can jump! Love the pics and the wild wallpaper.

    Once you have lovely wooden flooring, you'll never go back to carpet!

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  17. Your words to me in your comment are so beautiful that they bring happy tears...deep calling deep...I shall never forget that...continue to enjoy your company Robynn...you know I'm always here for you...they will be visiting but a short time. I love you, my dear, dear friend! Janine XO

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  18. All I can say is WOW. She is fantastic and so much fun. I'd be snapping pictures all day long :-0)

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  19. What a creative idea to decorate a wall!! Garden seeds packets! You're full of surprises! Loved the pictures, your doggie must have been a bird in a former life!

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  20. Instead of Air Jordan,.... it's Air Minky! :)

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  21. LOL...our beagle, Ollie does the same thimg. Our friends refer to him as the 'bouncing beagle', Such fun.

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  22. Minky can jump! I have a couch that any pictures that shows the couch never get shown, posted and sometimes I'll refuse on principle to put it in the family album despite how good the subject looks just because I HATE the print of the fabric. Not complaining about free furniture, but it's always nice to upgrade and get pretty stuff. Hardwood flooring sounds wonderful!

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  23. What a little cutie! I love playing with dogs, they're just such happy creatures, aren't they?

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  24. That really is amazing. If I didn't know you any better I would think that you had doctored the photos.

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  25. Love the dog pics... what hoot she is having.. and what a HAPPY dog. I love seeing that.

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  26. Way too much fun!!!! I'm so impressed!

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  27. I don't know how I missed this post. Good thing I scrolled down through past posts!

    What an agile dog! Strong teeth and spot-on catching! Go Minky!

    Don't worry about your carpet--your humor more than covers any stains that aren't visible anyway!

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