Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Musky Bay Catfish Maggie

We LOVED this girl for her short life. It ended a week ago at the age of 8. No pain, no warning, and inexplicable. She was gone in an instant after having had a fun day in Chessie terms....some visitors, the UPS guy, neighbors. Chasing a stick. Just the general flow. We are shocked and the home is so empty without her. I have never had an animal companion just drop dead, but poor Maggie did.

This pic does her justice because it shows her dirty tongue from carrying sticks! So happy, so forgiving. Just what a good dog is. She could push my buttons! From being a little pup she had the Chessie attitude and it continued to her adulthood. Obstinate! Oh, yeah! As much as I had to admonish her for various misdeeds, she never held a grudge, never pouted, and was always ready to just throw a stick in my way so I could throw it for her.

Our neighbor lost their springer spaniel just before Christmas and it colored the whole season. It took until spring to unlock that mystery. All the time of wondering, hoping, PRAYING, before she was found along the shore of the Mississippi not a mile from home. Now our neighbor grieves with us over our loss. That's friendship over the lives of these four-legged wonders.

Our new best friend has yet to be born. She will come from Red Branch Kennel in Wisconsin Rapids. We will anxiously await the birth of the next Catfish Corner Andy's_______. Haven't got a name yet!

Something nordic and simple that can carry by voice over the creek that she will love to swim.






Sunday, January 20, 2019

A New Year and Looking Back



Happy 2019and we are still here!
Let’s take a look back on the past year……
Don’s Jan. 1st trip to ER, a morning so clear, 
An ambulance ride did not include CHEER.
February, March, April and May,
SHERRI’S in the Etsy shop slaving away!
Glass boxes she makes are shipped out each day.
June and July, the water’s so HIGH,
abundant Mosquitoes were  filling the SKY.
Phys therapy in AUGUST,  more in September,
THOSE were great days WE like to Remember
A lovely OCTOBER, so few pony rides,
Days growing shorter, The fun stuff slides…..
NOVEMBER were Thankful
 for friends near and far, 
who come for a VISIT 
since we don’t  travel by car. 
Now it’s December, time for family
and friends. And OUR hope for each one…..
Peace and Joy Without ends!

Don's continuing to literally make small steps toward improving his mobility. It's been a long road for him but he's a "never give up" kinda guy. Being able to work from home as been a true blessing. It still seems weird after having had many years of "retirement" here at Catfish Corner to now be so consumed with an online shop.

It was one heck of a year at SherriStudio on Etsy! The last weeks before Christmas were grueling but everyone with pre-Christmas NEED BY dates got their orders before the big day.

The shipping cart got a good workout while I sprouted a few more wrinkles and gray hairs!

Some very special creations were under the tree; in this "case" for a triple Golden Gloves champion.


A giant lidded box was designed for holding wedding cards, and later a brooch bouquet from the wedding.

The wood base display cases have been a successful addition to the shop offerings.


Three cuckoos were spotted in an eagle nest a the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN. That's just across the creek from Catfish Corner.


Lots of beautiful nature at work, as per usual! It was a good year!