Sunday, March 29, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
The first thing I did when was take him out into the grass in the backyard to bask in the sun. He always loved to lay in the sun and would sneak outside at any opportunity given to him to roll in the grass. So, I thought it fitting! I got some great pictures of him and a little bit of video as well.
Yes, I know....the grass needs to be cut!!
What a handsome boy!
Soaking up the rays
Where's the kitty?
It's surely a tough decision, but I can definitely say that it's easier when you have to make the decision than it is when it is flung upon you. My last kitty died unexpectedly when I took him in for his shots. He had a little kitty panic attack and went into cardiac arrest and died within 2 hours of our appointment time. It was horrible! I never want that to happen again, but I know I don't really have any control over it.
It actually kind of made me start thinking about euthanasia for people and why we don't do that. I know for sure that if I was on my deathbed and couldn't even move at all and there was really nothing that could be done for me save spending thousands of dollars on a treatment that may kill me anyway, I would definitely want to be put to sleep. Why burden my family and friends with the cost of the treatment or the repurcussions of it when it probably won't work anyway? I think it's definitely something that should be able to be done at the patient's request.
Anyway, now that I've thoroughly depressed you, I'm going to post my past weekend's hike on a separate post!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Even the cactus got into the blooming act!
It's hard to tell in this picture but this guy actually had 2 horses. One he was riding and the other was following along with no harness or lead rope or anything. I asked him about that and he said the two are sisters and they never stray too far from each other. How cool!
The view of the surrounding area
A look toward the Superstitions
Cool rock formations
Lots of mountains can be seen from here
A very recognizable spire to guide you along the way
The cliff at the end! That's a LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGG way down there!! Somewhere down there a bunch of Mexican miners died in 1800.
The view from the top of the cliff
This is a view of the cliff from down below
Another view from the cliff
One of the waterfalls. There's actually real water there!
The other waterfall. This one was actually dripping pretty good! I think this is called Massacre Grounds Falls.
A view from the falls looking the opposite direction.
Another view of the waterfall.
The saddle as seen from the trail head