Now that things have settle down a bit with wheat harvest and haying being done and Kitty on the mend, I finally waded through some images last night. I found this one that I took during the fireworks 4th of July celebration at Cottonwood Falls a few weeks ago.


Harland and I made a special trip to photograph the fireworks there the weekend after the 4th. Wanting to get the iconic courthouse and fireworks in the same image, I set up my camera on a tripod across the street in front of the library and waited until dark. At the time I was taking this image, I didn’t notice the flag snapping in the breeze atop the courthouse, so it’s a bonus for the shot.


Kitty UPDATE: 

She’s getting better day by day. She’s sleeping more than usual, and she’s not quite her bouncy playful self yet, but she’s eating and drinking well. On her last visit, the vet said it would take her a while to get well. She has some yucky sinus drainage so I wipe her little nose throughout the day. Friday night she begged for her nightly treat of milk which she hasn’t done since she got sick. She’s back to begging for table handouts too. Last night she woke us up repeatedly by jumping on the bed and walking around our heads purring. She even stuck her wet nose in Harland’s face. It must have been about 4am.  Yay! But we don’t mind, we’re just glad she’s feeling better. Thanks for your good wishes for her recovery!



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12 Responses

  1. Amelia says:

    So glad Kitty is feeling better…bet you guys were never so happy to have sleep interrupted by cat paws on your forehead as you were last night!

  2. What a wonderful shot you got!!! And the flag is definitely a bonus. I’m so glad Miss Kitty is feeling better. Give her a hug for me.

  3. Lorraine says:

    A Kitty kiss at 4:00am! Just her little way to let you know she is on the mend….
    Your fireworks pictures are beautiful. Thank you.

  4. Debbie says:

    Hi Suzanne! Great shot of the fireworks, courthouse, and the flag too!
    So glad Kitty is getting back to her more normal behavior, even if she is waking you up too early!
    Hope you’ve had some rain! (I haven’t had any in Overland Park area)

  5. Alica says:

    Great shot of the fireworks…and so glad Kitty is finally on the mend! They really wrap themselves around our little fingers!

  6. Kathy S. says:

    Your fireworks picture is fabulous! So glad Kitty is on the mend.

  7. Ilse says:

    So glad Kitty is feeling better. Your pictures are beautiful as always!

  8. Lynda M O says:

    Well, yay Kitty, the good news reaches here and we breathe a sigh of relief, CatCat and I. Wet nose at zero-four-hundred, not usually a welcome diversion but in this case we’ll count our blessings as they purr.

  9. Laura says:

    Great shot and so glad Kitty is feeling better!

  10. Tina says:

    Ahhhhhh. So sweet, the girl is getting back to normal. At least you didn’t wake up at 4 a.m. with “knee-knee’s” (kneading) with claws extended through the sheet and cotton blanket on your bare legs…..

  11. Patti says:

    Love your picture of the fireworks. I realized I hadn’t checked your website for a few days and I was worried about Kitty. So glad she is doing better.

  12. Jeanne says:

    Ah, the fireworks pic is wonderful! Way to go! But then, we always expect wonderful pictures from you, Suzanne! I’m SO glad Miss Kitty is doing so much better! What a relief. We always want our furbabies to do well, don’t we?

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