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  1. Christine
    December 5, 2013

    Your photos are lovely, and your words…while I know you are at a wee bit of a loss are still charming and hilarious. I really appreciate it because yes, it’s cold and freezing water and snow all over the place (out here on the west end)

    Just thought I would let you know…I still have my turkey, but he’s alive. I was hoping he would be a Thanksgiving turkey but my husband has fallen in love with him. (We had rabbit, pork and goat instead) We have these “discussions” about the merits of keeping a pet turkey (no!) I’m hoping to have a Christmas turkey. If the time is getting close and he is still “discussing” the merits of a pet Tom, then I guess I’ll take my turkey baster out there with some whiskey in it and do the deed myself. This bird. This bird is a VERY big bird. I’m sure he will put more damage to me than I to him without that whiskey. Getting it in him…another feat I must ponder.

    Turkey for Christmas. That is my goal. Wish me luck. ;-)

    • Tom
      December 5, 2013

      Christine, your hubby is not alone. I have a couple friends who are raising turkeys and fell victim to the charm of these quirky and curious birds. So no turkey dinner for them either, granted they are still discussing the birds’ appearance on the Christmas menu, but I bet there will be a meat substitution based on their past resolve. Thanks for the kind comments and visit and let’s hope this cold snap doesn’t stick around too long.
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  2. Susan
    December 5, 2013

    Love your photos, Tom. My favorite, of course, is the guarding of the tree. I love those two!
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  3. Curbstone Valley Farm
    December 5, 2013

    Boz’s redecorating skills…maybe…need a little more work, but more pie! That I can definitely get behind :)

    • Tom
      December 5, 2013

      Claire, I’m finding pillow fill all over the house. Time to pitch Cloud 9 before my vacuums gives up. Here’s to some rain for California and some warmer days.
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  4. Eileen
    December 6, 2013

    You may have ice, but I still see green grass! Today I will try to avoid the single digits outdoors and do some baking (maybe a pie?) with two bulldogs at my feet. Keep warm, Tom!

  5. Tom
    December 6, 2013

    Two bulldogs Eileen? Is one your daughters?
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    • Eileen
      December 6, 2013

      Yes, one of the Frenchies is Midge, my daughter’s dog. Pipi’s breeder will have puppies in mid-December and I desperately want one. My plan was to get “the back-up dog” now that Pipi is a remarkable 13 1/2 years old. But after seeing how Pipi has reacted to Midge, I just can’t bring another puppy into the house :(

  6. Margaret
    December 6, 2013

    Hi Tom,
    Love your pictures! I also vote for more pies, less turkey next year. Crazy mad here trying to get the castle in shape for Christmas. My grandsons will be visiting this year from Texas and since I haven’t seen them in 5 years, I just want everything to be special. Yep, I know “chill out gram” right? Take care Tom, please keep posting to get us through the holiday madness.
    Margaret

    • Tom
      December 6, 2013

      Margaret have a great time with your grandsons, they sure are lucky to have a gram” like you! Nothing better in my book than a doting, loving Grandma. Merry Christmas!
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  7. Scott Weber
    December 6, 2013

    Haha…Boz and Gracie always steal the show…love them guarding the tree!

  8. June
    December 6, 2013

    I’m all for the pie idea as well. It is snowing here today – big, beautiful fluffy flakes. Definitely soup and pie weather!
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    • Tom
      December 6, 2013

      I feel slighted, the Oregon coast is getting snow and not us? I have friends stuck in Klamath Falls right now due to snowy icy roads.
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  9. Lucy
    December 6, 2013

    Freezing temps here in the Willamette Valley, with a dusting of snow this morning. Definitely soup weather. Hmmm…turkey soup? Love your pics. Your house looks like fun.

    • Tom
      December 6, 2013

      Thanks Lucy, I show more pics of the house once I clean up a few rooms for photo ops. ;-) Stay warm in that gorgeous valley of yours.
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  10. TasteofBeirut
    December 7, 2013

    nice! how would your dogs react with a pet turkey around? just started a chicken coop.

  11. Tom
    December 7, 2013

    Joumana, Boz and Gracie would be none too please with fowl afoot. The two of them are supreme deer dispersers (thanks to my treat-inspired training) and unfortunately that has translated to chasing anything or rather any non-human thing that moves. I would likely have to put the Turkeys behinds an electric mesh poultry fence, though heritage turkeys are good flyers, and for their sake I hope fast flyers. Good luck on your coop; there’s nothing like fresh eggs.
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  12. Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie)
    December 9, 2013

    I know the feeling. I have hardly paid any attention to my blog. Gotta change that.
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