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(5) Things we love…#113

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seedsSanta Ana winds. Sweltering hot. One of my poor dogs has been bitten by a coyote and is now spending any waking (and sleeping) moment I am at home attached to my hip, nursing seven stitches. I will be working all weekend but, midweek, this is how I spent my time.

Tana FrenchOne. Reading “In the Woods” by Tana French. Where has Tana French been all my life? Or, rather, why have I never picked up any of her books? I like a mystery once in a while, a good whodunnit, and I am partial to Ruth Rendell. Tana French reminds a bit of Rendell: great plot, indepth characters, beautiful writing. Set in Dublin, each book is narrated by a different member of the Murder Squad. I have literally been staying up into the wee hours with this.

the red shoesTwo. I must confess I also managed 54 years without ever seeing The Red Shoes once. I am probably alone. But if you have never seen it, and are into ballet and sweeping love stories, check it out.

longevityThree. This village in Italy could be onto something. Could it be this simple?

adopted-kids-foster-home-together-we-rise-12-572077230b4d4__700Four. I have a friend who fostered children with a view to adoption. Fostering doesn’t automatically lead to adoption – more often it leads to heartbreak, when the children are either put back into the system or a family member claims them. sofagirl sent me these photost for a smile.

noel gallagherFive. In celebration of the good old days, when rock stars were rocks stars. Spotted on sofagirl’s FB page. Hilarious. Do not go there if you are offended by scurrilous language.

Top image: Morena Pedrini

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  1. I hope number 3 is right, because I LOVE rosemary. Such an interesting article! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    October 23, 2016
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  2. Oh my, I remember that Santa Ana winds and how it feels like you’re in the desert. That smile on that boy is just priceless. Those who started with struggles usually end up the kindest and successful, or at least a fighter.

    October 23, 2016
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  3. Your poor dog – do you have to get anti-biotic shots for him if he is bitten by a coyote? I presume rabies is not an issue, but serious infection certainly is. I know so little about coyotes, when in Woods Hole (Cape Cod) with my family this past summer, the dustbins were knocked over by coyotes, but I only ever saw one at a distance slinking across a rural road at dusk. Are they like foxes in the UK – proliferating and moving into urban areas?

    October 22, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      You do have to get antibiotics for a coyote bite. But coyotes do not carry rabies. I live in a pretty remote area – for LA – up in a canyon so rattlesnakes, coyotes and bobcats are par for the course. They have all become bolder as time goes by but we have to remember they were here first. I bet Portia went looking for trouble instead of running away. Or maybe just wanted to engage. Coyotes do not like humans much though so they might come close to the house but will run away if I they see me coming.

      October 23, 2016
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  4. Sue
    Sue

    thanks for the Tana French recommendation. Like you I enjoy a good mystery – Ruth Rendell, PD James……. Again, like you, I have never seen Red Shoes – I’ll keep an eye out for it now.
    Wishing your dog a quick recovery 🙂

    October 22, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Let me know what you think of Tana French. I am planning to read the whole series now. I think you will like them.

      October 23, 2016
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