Saturday, December 12, 2015

Katzenbaum: Christmas and catsitting in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Hello, Kittens - I've missed you! I couldn't write because I've been so very not-busy.

I spent a lovely and peaceful 18 days on the Rio Grande, enjoying the company of a certain gray cat. While I was there, I was able to do some holiday decorating; I haven't done that for a few years.

Immediately after that, I moved myself to a cozy house with two kitties.

This is not the other one.

Neither is this.

Now I'm dwelling with me, with only myself to kibble. A friend has offered me her home - for no reason except generosity - while she has her own pet-sitting job, and I'm already having fun. I haven't met the neighbor upstairs, but his reputation and excellent yodeling precede him. At home in Datil, there is no bustle. Some nights, the bustle-level drops below zero. So, housing here in a hive of human habitation? Heavenly.

This is the site of the only truly free hot springs in town.

Warm your hands.

I've been doing a bit of this. 

That Sue. What a cut-up.

I haven't just been enjoying myself in T or C! Oh no! I ventured down to Las Cruces, where Spud got fitted for new shoes and I browsed Main Street in a whole new town.

I browsled through Coas Books for a few days, until I needed food and a bathroom. Don't be afraid of Las Cruces' small Main Street. It was the most manageable traffic I encountered all day, and there is plenty of parking.

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SwankieWheels said...


Unknown said...

Enjoyed your pictures of TorC and Cruces; thank you

VtChris said...

As usual love your blog posts. Can't wait to get back to NM. Pictures make me nostalgic.

Good Luck Duck said...

Swankie, I "like" your "like."

Thanks, Judy! I'm glad you liked them.

NM is not the same without you, Chris!

Barbara D said...

I was just thinking about you yesterday, wondering where you were, and how you were. Looks like you're doing just FINE! Great photos, as usual. You're the queen of color... :)

PS - what camera do you have? Your shots are always so clear, colorful and wonderful.

Kimbopolo said...

Love that fab bookstore in Las Cruces. Also love what you did with the cat decor.

Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks Barbara, and thanks for thinking of me! My camera is an Olympus Stylus.

Kim, decorating with cats is very trendy right now; I'm on the crest of the wave.

Jodee Gravel said...

Lovely to have friends who share their kitty friends. TorC always rolls out her best colors for you - the blue is amazing. I'll have to find that area of Las Cruces, it is so very pretty. And a mosey-worthy bookstore sounds the best!!

George Yates said...

Loved T or C was there in November for w few days so many colorful places, your pics renewed our memories. Have fun during your stay there.