Cricket's Thoughts

On One Condition

Haley doing her best to ignore her Mama taking pictures.
Unless you don’t mind pictures of her back, trying to get pictures of Haley during the holidays requires a lot of patience.

Chocolate is far too important to stop for pictures!
There are simply far too many things to do that are much more important, like opening presents and eating chocolate.

Rewarded with a close up picture of the back of her head!
If ya zoom in real close and call her name to try to surprise her, you will be rewarded with a close up picture of the back of her head.

Okay, I admit, I may have pulled that trick a few too many times already. She doesn’t fall for it anymore.

After dozens of shots that all ended up being variations of the back of her head, I decided to walk around outside for a bit . . .

Rustic Birdhouse
Just about the time that I had resigned myself to talking pictures of old birdhouses and any other rustic scenes I could find, Haley decided to wander outside to see what her Mama was doing.

On One Condition
Okay Mama. You can take my picture on one condition. Elvis has to be in the picture. Elvis? (Ya mean that scraggly dust mop mutt of an excuse for a dog adorable fluffy dog that’s running around here?)

Isn't he adorable Mama?
Yeah, that one. Isn’t he adorable Mama?

(Uh huh, this picture is definitely gonna be in black and white if ya want me to make that mutt, ummm, I mean that cute lil dog to look adorable. Oh for crying out loud. Fine, I will show it in full living color too.)

Fine, I will show it in full living color too.
But, I am warning ya. He is a whole lot cuter in black and white.

(To Johnny and Toni Holloway: Thank you for making the holidays so special for us. The Christmas Eve party was wonderful as always. No, I don’t really think your dog is a scraggly dust mop mutt of an excuse for a dog. Honest, I don’t. Seriously! Dang it! Why doesn’t anyone believe me?)

Cricket Walker

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  • Reply Martha December 25, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Haley is getting prettier all the time!
    Elvis is too cute for words!

    (Glad to see you post again!)


  • Reply michelle in NV December 25, 2007 at 10:26 am

    Oh what a wonderful picture of them both!
    Warm wishes to you and yours for a blessed and safe new year.
    I am so happy to see pictures again. I keep checking but know you have been busy.

  • Reply Pam December 25, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    I can only echo Martha’s words. She is! He is. And me too.

  • Reply Tina December 26, 2007 at 11:39 am

    Glad you got to go out, hope M was there with you enjoying fun. Huggs to you both


  • Reply Robin December 26, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Awww Cricket she just keeps getting prettier and prettier. I am glad to see new pics and you posting again. I love reading your blogs!
    Your amazing.
    I hope you both had the greatest Christmas ever.

  • Reply Pat Geary December 27, 2007 at 8:31 am

    Cute dog, beautiful girl, and happy Mamma taking pics of the two. Hope Christmas was fun for all. ~pat~

  • Reply Michael Kane December 28, 2007 at 6:07 am

    That is one cute little hair ball (the dog) 😀
    Haley, you can be as pretty as you want girl, sooner or later you are going down, oh yeah you so are!

  • Reply Cricket Walker December 28, 2007 at 6:09 am

    You know dang well she is gonna have something to say about that. She is gonna kick yer butt on the 4 wheelers! 🙂

  • Reply jim elliott November 10, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Some interesting pictures. Batesville, IN, the Hill-Rom casket town, not too big a town, has a Starbucks, too. Right along the interstate, though. Keep up the good work. Jim Lawrenceburg, IN

  • Reply Jim November 12, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I just learned today, a day or two after visiting your site, that the Batesville, IN Starbuck is no longer open

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