Tag Archives: Animals

     Sometimes, you get lucky and a last minute invitation turns out to the best night in your life.     Sometimes, you get even more lucky, and that little number you’ve put at the back of the closet actually fits- again.     Sometimes, the stars are frigging aligned, and you get a good night’s […]

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I love animals. They love me. I speak their language. Sometimes that actually means English. Bird on a BenchChicago2013Language was in Tweet(no, not that kind) Salon DogChicago2013Language was in Whoof(with a a slight slobber accent) Assorted Hand PuppetsChicago2013Language was in Englishwith young children squealingwith delight- the best kindof communication. Tweet

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  • Janie Emaus - I love your photos!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Thank you Janie. The dog startled me as I walked past- then, of course, I turned around….(the life of a blogger don’t ya know).ReplyCancel

  • Loy Cerf - Great animal pictures! Slobber accents very funny! (I”m here by way of Housekaboodles.)ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - How nice to meet you Loy! I just LOVE Housekaboodles! I hope you stop by on a regular basis. Now I’m off to find you! Just sharing the luv!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Language was in tweet made me burst out laughing (so clever) and I love animals to pieces too. My brother lives in Chicago with his wife, 3 bulldogs, and lots of slobber.ReplyCancel

  • afterthekidsleave.com - Love this…especially the hair salon dog–wonder what he must have thought of all the smells and noises in there? 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I left you a reply but didn’t respond with ‘Reply’… but ‘Comment”. I’m such an idiot. I didn’t want you to think I blew you off.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Nicholl - He looked very comfortable, but took me by surprise as I walked past. Did a double take- then doubled back to snap a pic. Daughter went, Ahh Mom, Again?”. The life of a blogger.ReplyCancel

    The three most important P‘s of a gardeners life:         Planting– is all anticipation. You’ve devoured the seed catalogs, convinced yourself that this year will be different, have spent obscene amounts of time planning the design, and sharpened your tools. You’re like a ninja farmer that can beat the house odds […]

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  • Ed - Nice looking set up cheryl! Looks like all is going well, spring is here!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It really is a nice set-up Ed. I’m very happyhappyhappy. This is a great solution to urban gardening- and not stooping over to weed, but not as cool as chickens.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I know about planting, not very good at pruning (do a lesson post please) and I know all about kitties and the treasures they leave in the garden. Lovely post !ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Greenthal - Oh how I wish I could grow things…my thumb is as black as night. Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Well then just stop in now and again to get your ‘green thumb’ on. A lot of things bloom at apleasanthouse- flowers, fruit, veggies, kitties, crazy…..ReplyCancel

  • afterthekidsleave.com - Makes me long for the snow to leave…so I can get out in the garden!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I’m originally from NE Ohio and I feel your pain. I’ll just dig in the dirt in your honor- down here- in the sunshine.ReplyCancel

  • Rich Rumple - Definitely looks like you know what you’re doing here. The only way I could ever have a green thumb is if I stuck it in dye. I killed a cactus once, so I knew my gardening career was over. C’est le vie! Nice post!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - This just runs in my genes- with a skip or two. Started with my grandmother (who’s name was Daisy!) and totally skipped over my mother. But it landed on me so all’s good in love and the garden. Thanks for stopping by Rich.ReplyCancel

  • Julie DeNeen - Your blog is always so pretty. it just feels like spring around here. Can’t wait to see the popping out of our garden this summer!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Thanks Julie. Pretty is good in this world of not so much (Uughhh I’ve got to turn off the news!).ReplyCancel

  • AmyG - Great pictures and fun post! I like your cape!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I don’t keep them hidden in my closet- I wear them- sort of like bringing out the sterling spoons to dig in the dirt.ReplyCancel

     Today should be the sixth of this week’s Lesson’s, in my attempt to share sage wisdom from a fabu blogger (me) on the one year anniversary of my blog apleasanthouse,      BUT,      Today’s lesson will not be a ‘lesson’.      It will be a self promoting opportunity to share my top ten […]

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        You didn’t think Mardi Gras was just for humans did you?     Oh no, all species partake.     This year our Prince William, crowned himself King Of the Cats.      He took his rightful place on the throne, next to the fireplace, in the front parlor, where he waited for anyone who […]

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