The Cat Daze of Summer

You’ve heard of the “dog days of summer”?

Well, we have something similar here, too.


The days are heavy, hot and humid, without a breeze in sight.

Nothing moves much…


At all.


We find it’s better to be  belly up, than not.


All the experts tell us that this will end around August 11th.

But Marmee and I have heard that “tall tail” before.


So we’ll keep you posted.

With paws crossed that cooler days are just around the corner.


And in the meantime, we’ll be doing whatever it takes to keep a smile going under our whiskers.


Whatever it takes.  😉  ❤

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Friday’s Comin’

It’s been a long week.

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The good news is, and I have this on good authority…

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That Friday’s JUST around the corner!

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So hang in there, everybody!  😉

Sally

In Search of Peace

It has been a time of upheaval both in the weather patterns here on the Cape, and in my own life as well.

Last evening, after the recent storms within and without, I went to the shore in search of peace.

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And there, as the sun was setting, I found the inner calm  that I lacked in reflective pools…

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Among the shells…

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And along the jetties where others, too, seemed to be finding their own moments of reflection and pause.

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I was pleased to see that in my recent absence the marsh had been slowly pulling on its luminous autumn garb, one blade of golden grass at a time.

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Tomorrow will come soon enough, and I’ll dig in and face it all again, I told myself.

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But for right now, let there be peace…

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Thank you for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod.

Sally

Maggie Mae

Six years ago today, we said goodbye to our Maggie Mae.

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I still have not been able to write about this sweet girl, around whom our lives orbited for nearly 15 years.

She was the inspiration and the soul of my hat business. Ever present, all-knowing.

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At once Queen and prankster…

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The very best nap partner you could ever want…

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She was my heart, and she filled our lives with a spirit and personality that was bigger than life.

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And she will be with me, for always always…

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We miss you, Maggie Mae.

The Purrrfect Pep Talk

That’s my girl.

Short and sweet, all puns intended, she always gives me just the Monday morning pep talk that I need…

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Thanks, Marms!   ❤

Hope you have a good Monday everybody!

Sally

Monday Morning Cure

It’s Marmee Monday, and she’s dying to share her cure for the Monday Morning Blues!

For starters, you need to jump up and greet the day. And remember, NO FEAR.Blog-Marmee119

Breathe deeply, open those nasal passages and feel those stress lines just slip away…

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Next, a gentle chin massage…

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A couple of eye rolls…

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And don’t forget the ears, too. A little to the left, please.

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Next, it’s time for a few yoga stretches…

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A quick check on today’s top stories…

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Then it’s up on your feet for a quick at-bat with your very favorite Mousie, the one who really gets your heart pumping.

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Time to head into the studio to see what’s on deck for today!

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Don’t forget to check the stock…

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And keep your eyes open for when the UPS man is in the ‘hood.

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You should have time for just one more yoga stretch…

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And a greaaaat big yawn!

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You have DONE it! You have chased away those Monday Morning Blues and are ready now to face the day!

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Or… hmmmm…

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Marmee did tell me that her cure can sometimes cause occasional drowsiness.

Please let me know how it works for you, and I’ll be sure to pass it along to her.

Shhhh…. After her nap, of course.

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🙂