It's still middle of the night ... the suitcase and some assorted bags of varying sizes (NO, Dougie Dog, you don't fit in any of those bags!) are scattered here and there!  Should get a bit of sleep, before we know it ... Auntie Dee will be here!  And then it will be time to get on the road again! 

YAY!  We're off for our annual vacation and a month in Florida ... OMD and OMC ... it better not be 9-degrees down there!  Oh please, oh please.  Bye bye cold, bye bye wind and bye bye snow.

First stop:  Marg's Animals!  Yes!  A visit with our good friend (not to mention Joe and Smoke and a wholabunch of kitty cats) for a few days.  Hi, Marg ... see you soon ... is it warmer there?

And who could this be?  It's HORTON!  He's our home away from home ... and even if it's cold outside, he'll keep us warm and cozy inside where we have everything we need ... INCLUDING, yes ... INCLUDING ... three cuddly kitties, also on their winter vacation, TK, Pip and Zoey! 

So, this month ... some posting, here and there, on and off.
Some emails, here and there, on and off.
But it is vacation time ... so ... see you when we see you!  
Stay warm!

Header photo: "Me", last year, St. Augustine Beach, Florida


  1. Safe travels and have a wonderful time. Happy New Year!

  2. Ann, we hope you have the very best of trips and we are all sure looking forward to seeing you. Won't be long now. Happy New Year.

  3. Happy New year!
    I know you will love being back in Florida.

    Linda Jeff and Astro

  4. Happy New Year and travel safely! If you're up to a visit give the Dad a shout, he'll drive on down.

  5. My Florida associate Miss Charlee says it's been 80º in Boca where she lives. Meanwhile, it's -1º here! Yipes! Maybe a southern migration is due for us; or else hibernation.

  6. It's lovely here in Florida! Hope you have an amazing trip! Happy Mew Year and warm wishes and purrs for a great year from the Zee/Zoey gang!

  7. Happy travels! And have a spectacular New Year...

    Noodle and crew

  8. We are doing a bit of the same thing...without the trip :-).
    Have a pawsome and wonderful vacation!
    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018!
    Arty, Jakey & Rosy

  9. Enjoy your vacation. May you find a warm place!

  10. Have a safe trip and wonderful time in Florida ! Happy Mew Year ! Purrs

  11. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018! XO

  12. Safe travels and have a wonderful time. Happy New Year!

  13. We bet you have an awesome time too! Happy New Year! May 2018 be the best year yet!

    Stay Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. Happy travels and have a great time - you deserve it. When you get home, Mom says she is going to put you back to work with a new header:)

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  15. Enjoy yourself! It's so cold here...we wish we were going too!

  16. Have a wonderful time!
    Hazel & Mabel

  17. We are pretty sure that the single-digit temps won't follow you to FL.

    May you have a great happy and sane 2018...

  18. Have a blast, drive safely and send Marg our love!! catchatwithcarenandcody

  19. Happy New Year Ann! Safe travels :) Have loads of fun!

    Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

  20. Can we come? We need warmth and sun too :D Pawkisses for a great vacation :) <3

  21. Have a FABULOUS time on your vacation!! Hope it gets WARMER there!

    Happy New Year!!

  22. Have a wonderful and warm trip, Ann! :)