02 August 2013

Just A Small Slice of Happiness



A family isn't just those in your Family Tree.
It can be a cousin who is more like a brother.
An aunt who is like a sister.
Or a best friend who fits into your family
as if they were actually born into it!

And then, there are those family members that will never
have a spot in our actually Family Tree but should.
The ones we choose to be a part of our family.
The ones that come into our lives unexpectedly.

The four-legged little loves that we also call  family.

I spend most of my time inside my home.
Especially at this hot, humid time of year.
Some days are good; some are not.
Once in a while I have an awesome week.
Then there are those awful weeks that just slowly slide by
and I am wishing for that one good day again. 
Having my little four-legged family is such comfort.
And great company!
They give me purpose and responsibility.
They make me laugh. They make me smile.
They give back way more than I ever give them!

I took one day to snap pictures of this 
little family from morning until evening.
The funny, the sweet, the comical.
A slice of happiness life from inside my house.























Happy August!
{it's one month closer to Fall-Hooray!}
And as always, thank you for stopping by....
xo,
misha









41 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I couldn't do without my kitty either.

Geri said...

Great pictures Misha, and so happy you are there for your furry family, and they are there for you.

Rural Revival said...

And happy August to all of you!!! The nights are chilly here, I'll send some of it your way!

LYLAS!!!!!
Andie
xoxoxo

Buttons said...

I LOVE family the furry and the not so furry. You have a beautiful family Misha. HUGS B

RoeH said...

Animal. What on earth would we do without them. I can't imagine. Hope you're doing well. Think about you lots.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love it when kats play in their water ... too funny!! ( :
fun post, Misha. have a wonderful weekend.

Laura said...

Misha, you have such a great family!

Melinda said...

Those kitties are silly! And so is Zeke!

Take care.

:o)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

What a sweet and fun post, Misha. Summer is the bane of my existence and I too await autumn. Can't get here soon enough if you as me. xox

Jeanette said...

Awwww..love this post! And love your fur family, too!

Donna said...

Oh the life they all have :) So spoiled and suck perfect company!
This post looks like my home with furbabies around me.
Hugs,
Donna

Lynne said...

Happy post Misha . . . I love all your "animal comfort keepers!"

I am with you on this happy fall is around the corner. The Japanese Lantern plants are many this year! I am hoping for many little orange lantern buds just for you!

Hugs . . . from Snickers . . .

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Always love to see your furry family Misha! And of course hearing from you :)

Hopefully the weather starts cooling down and you're able to go out and enjoy!

Hartwood Roses said...

It's great to see that someone endures summer instead of enjoying it ... fall is around the corner for sure! (though we have had some nice days during the past couple of weeks, for which I am infinitely thankful)

A house isn't a real home without cats. Love yours!

Bianca said...

Just saw this blog-entry now.... Sorry for the delayed respons.

Isn't it wonderful how our furry family helps us get through the day when we have a difficult one (or two or fourteen... :-( )
I also love how you caption the pictures, they always make me smile. Do you 'hear' them talk to you as well??
Hope you feel better soon and the summer will come to an end. Hang in there, autumn is on its way...

Mamabug said...

So much fun looking at all these wonderful photos of your fur babies! They are truly indeed a large part of a family! So sweet!

Karen said...

They are one beautiful set of "kids" you have there.. and lucky, too :-)

Hayley-Eszti Szucs said...

What a lovely post. I find so much comfort from my pets, they are definitely family to me.
Hayley-Eszti

www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.co.uk

Thistle Cove Farm said...

great post, Misha; if it wasn't for my animals, I wouldn't have made it after Dave died.

Laurie said...

Thank you for sharing your fur family with us, Misha. I hope it cools down for you soon. I have an immune disorder and cannot tolerate the heat or sun, so I hide in my house with the A/C. If I have any energy at all I will crawl out to the barn and ride my horse--have not made it many times this year. I am really thankful for my furries because some days I would probably not get out of bed but I have to take care of them so I MUST get up and move. They are a great comfort to me. Hope you feel better soon. Purrs.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Animals are great, aren't they?

I was sorry to read about your horse Cadence. They truly are family members and it's real sad when we lose them.

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Ellen in Oregon said...

Hi Misha - I just wanted to thank you for the post & sharing all the fun, craziness & companionship your photogenic furries bring. My group of 3 has sadly dwindled to one over the past year. For now, I am barrowing some laughs from your photos. I am so looking forward to Autmn and the end of hot Summer weather & the extra limitations it imposes. I am hoping to adopt another pair of bonded kitties this Fall if I am able to care for them. I am always better off when I have the distraction a full house of kitties provides.
I hope the cool winds of Autum reach your mountain porch soon & that your spirit continues to rise & meet the challenges. It is always good to see your post when you are up to it. I recognize that what may be a simple tasks for most is "anything but" for some.
Stay strong - Ellen

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Thistle Cove Farm said...

Misha, you and I are in complete agreement; had it not been for my animals, the prayers of those known and unknown and God's grace and mercy, I would have killed myself many times over since Dave died. My animals are so much more than pets or companion...they are FAMILY! Dave always said, "I love my little family" and he included us all, no matter how many legs we had.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I just ♥ your family - the inside ones and outside ones!! These pics and captions SO made me smile today. Sending love from all of us to all of you.. stay well, friend. -Tammy

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Rain said...

Autumn is definitely coming your way...... Cause it sure is here!!!
Rain :)

Linda said...

Lovely post and photos.

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Maggid said...

I so agree. In my life, creatures have been THE Companions . . . My True Family . . . it just turned out that way.

I know a LOT of people - i like them and they like me . . BUT, it's the comfort of a creature that means home to me.

AND - i know a lot about rescue - BUT, truth be told - They Saved ME.

Lovely post - beautiful bolg - i surfed here through a link on Rural Revival. (wish i still lived in the mountains)

Happy Friday!

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Lynne said...

I thought of you yesterday and today,(I think of you a bunch!) (Can you feel the thoughts?)

I was cutting and arranging Japanese Lanterns. In fact I just did a post a few minutes ago and you can see them.

You'd be loving Michigan the past several days . . . best ever weather to be outdoors and the best ever weather for sleeping.

Hugs to the "kids" and sending one to you from the Snickers girl!

Love and Hugs Misha,
Love, Lynne

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~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Misha! I was going through my blog-list and saw yours, and thought I'd stop by and let you know you're being thought of. I so hope all is well in your corner of the world, and you're doing well. Take care!!

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Prince Harrison said...

So pretty family.
Best wishes for your Family :)