Saturday, November 8, 2008

Weekend Wishes.

Our weather has turned cooler, but there is still lots of sunshine, although the leaves are drifting down, as you can see out the window, where my little dove is sitting. Of course, she can do this only when the cats are outside, and she does enjoy window sitting. I have had her since 1987, and am always thankful she is still doing so well. Isn't she sweet?

I did also receive a very nice award from Gramma Ann, which for some reason refuses to open, so I will have to work on that early next week. But I did want to thank Ann for thinking of me.

I am getting ready for company later this month, and am really looking forward to it. My daughter and granddaughters will be here Thanksgiving week, not only to celebrate Thanksgiving, but my birthday as well. I can hardly wait until they get here!!

I hope all is well with everyone. Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings from the woods!


Jmkdreak said...

Yeah! Can't Wait!
the bird looks so cute in the window too. glad he can enjoy some time out of his cage! gee, he's 21 years old?


Gramma Ann said...

Hi Renie,

Your dove is a beauty. Is it a pet or just claims you as it's friend/pet?

I've fallen for your blog and always enjoy reading about your antics. You are deserving of the award.

Gramma Ann

Renie Burghardt said...


The dove is a ring necked dove and yes, it's a pet dove. A friend gave me two of therm in 1987. One of them did go to dove heaven three years ago, but Dovey is still thriving, thank goodness.

Happy weekend!


Deborah Wilson said...

O! He's pretty! Have a good weekend, Renie.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Sounds like you will definitely have a blessed Thanksgiving this year. Birthday, what day is that?
Happy week-end to you. It's cloudy and drab looking here this morning. And very chilly.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

I just realized you said you've had the bird since 1987, that's quite a long time for a bird, isn't it?

Granny Annie said...

Our company is here and we are having as grand ole time.

I have three doves that my two children and I always used to top our Christmas tree. They were my parents and we acquired them in 1975.

Lakeland Jo said...

your dove is lovely.
I would love to come to a real thanksgiving dinner. maybe one day

Winifred said...

What a beautiful dove and how lovely it's lived so long.

Hope you have a lovely time with your family and a great birthday.

CBingham said...

My, my Renie. I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving either. Do you like making yourself a nice a thanksgiving dinner?

Patti said...

What a beautiful dove!
Congrats on another well deserved award!
Enjoy your weekend!

Mary said...

Your dove is beautiful, Renie, as is the view from your window.

I am so glad your daughter and granddaughters are coming for Thanksgiving and your birthday. Have a great celebration.


Janice Thomson said...

Gosh what a beautiful bird Renie - does she coo lots? I also didn't realize they can live for so long - how wonderful!

Dawn said...

That bird is great!! Is he a regular at your house? Have a great weekend!

ancient one said...

That dove is as old as one of my grandchildren...

Love the picture!

Brenda said...

You are the first person I have known to have a dove for a pet. Cool! Let us know when your birthday is so we can send you cyber wishes along with your family.
Have a great weekend!

Mountain Mama said...

Your dove is so pretty. I love the cooing sounds they make.
Your yard is carpeted with all the lovely colors of autumn. The leaves here are mostly brown now since we've had some very frosty mornings.
I sure understand you looking forward to having family come to visit. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving because most of my family will gather for dinner and a time of family togetherness.
We are blessed.
God bless you Renie.

Annie Wicking said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Have a great week and tahnk you for sharing your pictures with us.

Best wishes,

JennyLu said...


Wow, that is a real inside bird? I thought maybe it was a wild one outside! Then I got to reading all the comments... coool!
Hope you had a blessed weekend and when is the big day (your b-day?) that is comming up

Rosy said...

I didn't know Dove's could live that long. The Dove looks very content.

Very nice photo and thanks for showing off one of your family members.

Poetikat said...

I love doves. What is the name of yours?
We get many of them here, in our backyard and they find their way into quite a few of my poems. One in particular you may enjoy is here:

Today, I have posted a Remembrance Day piece that I hope will touch my readers in some way.


Anonymous said...

nicely is live with those dove such your - your heart is fully love this does feel in the all words

hippo chick said...


Your dove is so precious. What a wonderful pet.

What fun to have your granddaughter and daughter for your birthday celebration and Thanksgiving.

We are anxiously looking forward to going to Nevada to see our daughter and her husband. Wish it could be both girls, but that just isn't going to work out this time.

~hippo hugs~

Grandy said...

Oh how fun to get to spend a week with your girls! I can see your excitement.

I love that picture of you on the quad over there. You go, Renie!!

Wanna join my Broads on Quads club?

Midlife Mom said...

Hi Miss Renie! That dove is just adorable and I can't believe you have had her/him for so long! Wow! They are just so soft and delicate looking.

Congratulations on the award, well deserved for sure!!!!!


bennie and patsy said...

Happy Birthday Renie and thanks for the good well wishes for The Bennie.

Anonymous said...

dropping by to say hi and to give you a big (((HUG))). ♥

Sammy said...

Renie, is that a real bird? The photo looks so perfect it's hard to tell! And my goodness, you've had him for a long time. He's a real beauty!

Have a wonderful week.


Mississippi Songbird said...

What a beautiful photo.. I hope you arew having a good week and Happy veterans Day!

BClark said...

Hello Miss Renie,

I enjoyed beebopping in the woods with you. I like your dove she is doing well. Went to let the dogs out a little bit ago and it is snowing like crazy.

Enjoy your days and I look forward to more visits. Oh, just to let you know, my tomatoes are getting ripe. I just enjoyed a BLT, nummy!

Linda said...

I'm sure you are looking forward to Thanksgiving week with your family.
Hmmm....your birthday is coming up. Let us know which day.

I'm finally feeling better and trying to catch up with all my blogging buddies.

Femin Susan said...

All the posts are breathe taking with the photos..Good Luck..

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Hi Renie! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog I was blown away. I was looking at the photos of all your animals following you into the woods. I get the same here two cats,six chickens and our calf come along whenever the girls and I go for a walk. I love doves but can't have them here otherwise my kitties will eat them. I love your blog not wonder you have so many followers!!! I'm looking forward to being a grandma one day when my eldest daughter finishes her PHD in Psychology and settles down. She's 23years old with a big gap down to her two much younger sisters. I've read a Chicken Soup for the Soul book - lovely.

All the best I'll be back again very very soon

Jaina said...

What a neat picture. :) Congrats on the award!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I did not know that doves lived so long, is he/she very tame?

Gill in Canada

Rachel said...

How wonderful to have a pet dove! I just love doves! The leaves are falling here too and this weekend is supposed to get colder.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Oh how beautiful Renie! Your own dove?? What is her name? And wow..21 years? Is that unusual or not? Cowboy is petrified of birds..I'd never get away with one in the house!
That is a wonderful picture and with all the leaves as the background!

audrey` said...

Wow! Your dove is so lovely and sweet =) The scenery outside the window is sooooo beautiful =D