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Kitty Bunny Snuggle Dreams?

by Kimberly A. Cook                   (Twitter@    WarriorTales)

Easter is Sunday and this kitty Sophie can’t wait to dream about her favorite floppy-eared friends. She even uses her bunny as a pillow. Check out this wonderful bunny dreaming kitty. For a bonus watch how she puts herself to bed every night.

Very accomplished kitty!

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

Now the Easter Bunny only arrives if you go to bed on time, so Sophie made sure she was tucked in! She learned from waiting for Santa from the looks of this video where she is cuddling with Rudolph.


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Bunnies And Cat Love?

by Kimberly A. Cook               (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Between watching March Madness, shopping and getting ready for the Easter Bunny’s arrival, I’m behind on my posting. So what better way to enjoy the weekend than to see bunnies and cats getting along. These giant “baby” bunnies look pretty good size to me.

The house is stocked with chocolate eggs, pie and quiche, so we are good to go for family dinner tomorrow. Spec Ops Cat is resting up by taking lots of naps so he can be the furry host with the mostest.

Have a great weekend and hope you had a Happy Quirky Friday too!

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Got Chocolate Leftovers?

by Kimberly A. Cook           (Twitter@   WarriorTales)

The only thing I like more than leftover chocolate Easter cupcakes is Easter candy on sale! Since we always have candy snack packs for the “big kids” every Easter, I had to stock up ahead of time on treats. The bags were on sale two-for-one before the holiday, so I experimented and found some Hershey’s chocolate covered almonds.

Chocolate covered almonds and chocolate cupcakes; double-decker dessert! Yes, but of course I have pink china.

Chocolate covered almonds and chocolate cupcakes; double-decker dessert! But of course I have pink china.

Weekend before last when I was under the weather, it seemed the perfect time to taste test the new morsels. They were fabulous. Included some in the snack sacks and then shared them on the top shelf of the cupcake dessert display.

Added some of the Dove dark chocolate half eggs in the bunny bowl on the table and all the treats seemed to disappear throughout the meal.

Decided to check out the leftover Easter candy after work last night and the locusts had already hit the store; no Hershey’s chocolate covered almonds in sight. Sigh.

However, I did find some sugar-free dark chocolate covered almonds in the bulk candy section. It’s a miracle! They also have milk chocolate covered almonds too, so I must insist on testing those out.

I always travel with snacks so I must see if these new items are worthy to be added to the peanut M&M’s I always carry when I take a trip. One thing the military taught me, always pack snacks. It’s logistics!

Now all I need to do is put a reminder in my calendar to stock up on the Hershey’s chocolate covered almonds next Easter. Maybe a case. Buying in bulk is always a good idea when it comes to snacks. Got candy?


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Happy Pink Chickens Easter!

by Kimberly A. Cook             (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Obviously I was out of action last weekend with a cold because I didn’t hear about the pink chickens alert until I got back to the day job Monday. Seems a Portland chicken daddy drank way too much spirits and decided to dye his two pet chickens pink to make people smile. He then relocated them to a tree on the downtown waterfront for a day out on the town, deciding he would pick them up in the afternoon.

Not in my hometown! The pink chickens were spotted at dawn by an observant Rose Festival employee and the great pink chicken rodeo was on. Between social media and the chicken lovers it was an all out chicken hunt to find the perpetrators. You can cause bodily harm to people here but do not mess with our fowl or animals.

Picked up by Multnomah County Animal Services to be kept in protective custody, the chicken daddy soon came forth and proved he was a) a good daddy since the chickens were in fine health, b) used only beet juice and food coloring to color the chickens – and his dog and c) he was told not to release domestic chicken pets into the cruel city.

All’s Well That End’s Well for the chickens. However, chicken daddy might need to watch his back. Those two pink girls looked none too happy about being dyed pink. Just saying!

Happy Quirky Friday and have a great weekend!


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Would A Carnation By Any Other Name Smell Of Spring?

by Kimberly A. Cook                     (Twitter@   WarriorTales)

The great thing about gardening is the unexpected surprises. Went out the door on Sunday and found out my carnation had bloomed, all by it’s little own self. I’d noticed the buds, but it was in full on open to the world mode. Fabulous!

The perfect pink carnations for Spring!

The perfect pink carnations for Spring!

While I love roses, carnations are like a very dear friend. The memories they bring back start with the large all carnation lei I brought home from a trip to Hawaii, my corsage for the Senior Prom and then all the way back to spending weekends at my Grandma Cook’s home. She grew carnations in her yard and they smelled like cinnamon under the fir trees.

The scents of Spring to me range from daphne to hyacinths, but I know carnations are my favorite. From their soft and lacy petals to the variety of colors, their fragrance still sweeps across me like the smell of Clove gum or butter rum lifesavers always hidden in my Grandma’s purse. Treasures waiting to be discovered.

The bright sun, the smell of the earth blooming anew once again, all the best parts of starting the growing season and Mother Earth coming back to life. Spring gives me hope and carnations; two great presents in one. What are your favorite Spring memories and flowers?


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Bunny Backup For The Easter Bunny!

by Kimberly A. Cook              (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

The Easter Bunny has a very big job this weekend delivering all sorts of candy to everyone. A friend of mine says the Easter Bunny hides beer outside for her hubby, so this is one busy rabbit who has to stay in shape. There is an island in Japan, nicknamed Rabbit Island, which just might be the special ops training site for the Easter Bunny.

Take a look at this recent undercover footage of a tourist being herded by free range rabbits. It all dates back to World War II, but these rabbits won in the end and the island is theirs. No dogs or cats allowed!

Happy Quirky Friday and have a great weekend!

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Giving Dwarf Pygmy Rabbits A Foot Up!

by Kimberly A. Cook             (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

This Sunday many folks will be celebrating Easter. But almost everyone can use it as a great excuse to eat chocolate. I am a huge rabbit fan and the Easter Bunny and I go way back. Growing up my neighbors had a pet rabbit and we had a wild rabbit show up in our backyard. Love those bunnies!

This fixation of mine created some interesting moments while traveling in Istanbul, Turkey in 1983. I was collecting a rabbit figurine in each of the 16 countries on our organized camping tour.  My 27 camper buds were always on the lookout for rabbits for me even though one former Australian sailor referred to it as “Bunny Hell.” I think he was kidding.

Needless to say, at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul the whole “bunny rabbit” concept was not getting across. I was making ear signs and hopping and doing all sorts of things to try to get my message across. The vendors kept shoving camel and cat figurines at me. No bunnies. It wasn’t until later we thought maybe there are no rabbits in Turkey. Who knows?

But we have very special rabbits here in Oregon as part of the Endangered Species Program. Along with the Oregon Zoo’s work breeding California Condors we have the mighty Dwarf Pygmy Rabbits. They have returned bunnies to the wild since this video, but here is an intro on Dwarf Pygmy Rabbits 101. Happy Quirky Friday. Go bunnies!


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