Friday, May 11, 2012
Hello Friends! There was an unforeseen occurance and my hostess was under the weather for a few days. Never fear, though, as I have been having a very good chat session with Becassine. I've been sharing my travel stories with her and she has been telling me about her history. Becassine gave me a few flowering plants to remind me of springtime. Becassine had also crocheted me a nice blanket to take with me to my forever home. And of course, baby elephant, who won't detach himself from me at all.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A flowering shrub................................. My hostess and I were spending some time outdoors this evening. It was quite warm today and even now the outside temp is 84 degrees. I posed in front of a flowering shrub out in the yard. This is an Oleander shrub. While driving around town today with my hostess, I say many of them. Some had white flowers, red flowers, or pink flowers and many of them were very tall. Most that I saw were planted to be dividers between yards. After we got home, I researched about these shrubs on the computer. I learned that they can grow as tall as 20 ft. and I'm sure that many I saw today were this tall! They also can tolerate bad soil, lots of hot sun (both of which exist here in the desert!) and they don't need much water, another plus when living in the desert. The downside of these shrubs, though, is that the oleander is poisonous. One has to make sure that the children and pets don't eat the leaves or the flowers. The dog that lives here, Lady, has never eaten anything from this shrub, thank goodness. Lady is an older dog now but in many ways she still acts like a pup when it comes to chewing on things. Leave any kindling lying around for firewood, or any pinecones, and Lady helps herself to them!
Monday, May 7, 2012
4th Episode After a few days of R & R, Hitty Agatha and the DIT's are back to questioning more residents. They came upon Mouse and asked him if he had seen the missing guinea pigs. Mouse says "No, I've not seen anything like that. I and one of my offspring, here with me, just left the garden. It looked like someone had been in there and there are some fresh veggies missing. Of course, my offspring and I had a few samples but all the empty spots are not from us."
Thursday, May 3, 2012
3rd episode And the investigating of the missing guinea pigs continues! Next, Hitty Agatha, Tony and Toby come upon the Raggedys, Annie & Andy, and Teddy. Tony is questioning Annie and Toby is questioning Andy. The boys ask, "Have any of you seen any guinea pigs go by here?" All 3 answered "no" in unison. They said they hope the guinea pigs are found and returned to their home. They just arrived here after some adventures of their own and they know what it is like to be lost!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Agatha-2nd episode Tony and Toby were checking out the critters that live here and when they came up to the guinea pig cage, lo & behold, there were no guinea pigs in it!! Hitty Agatha says: "Where could they have gotten to?? There is no way they got out of the cage by themselves." "They had to have help. We sure hope they weren't stolen!!" said Tony and Toby."Smurf, have you seen any guinea pigs run by here?" asked Toby. Smurf just stood there with his arms crossed and didn't answer Toby, so Toby took that to mean the answer was no!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Hitty Agatha Arrives in California There was a rumor that a famous lady detective was coming to visit us in California. There are two DIT's (Detectives In Training) that live here and they were VERY excited to hear of the arrival of this famous person! We'd like to introduce you to the DIT twins, Tony and Toby. They think one of their best detecting secrets is that they are identical twins and no one can tell them apart! Here are Tony and Toby, waiting patiently by the mailbox for the arrival of our visitor. Oops!! Now here you can see they are in need of Hitty Agatha's expertise! Do you know what is wrong in this picture?