When the web of your days and nights gets so tangled
that you start losing sleep,
is it really so complicated?
If you look your life in the eye,
it's not all roses and buttercups
it's not half bad either.
All the loveliness, that is your life,
outweighs the self doubts and insecurities,
if you let it.
Breathe in the Troubles,
and breathe out the Joy.
It's really not half bad,
Just ask DJ...
...who has become fond of a certain flower pot with Rosemary.
These dogs are rescued by these good people and taught to fly!
(chasing a frisbee, of course!)
Patience, perseverance and love are the ingredients that make these dogs great.
Nocatee Farmer's Market, the wonderful couple make up Disc.connectedK9's and they and their dogs win national competitions on a regular basis.
Amazing to watch!
When I was a little girl,
I loved the smell of the earth,
flowers and trees and fresh mown grass,
starry nights and beautiful sunsets,
and time spent at the beach.
A lot of life has happened between then and now,
and I still love all of those things,
as well as making people smile,
feeling connected to just about everyone (on a good day!),
and I especially love the deep friendship that I have cultivated with myself.
The essence remains-
we are still those children that we once were
with the refinement that a life lived allows.
Are you having trouble making a decision,
feeling like there might be something more on the other side of the fence?
Talking it over with friends?
Ready for a different perspective?
Sitting on a fence has its merits.
You get to see at least two versions of your story,
but sooner or later you must come down on one side or the other,
if only for your supper!
A cat named Kitty.
If you had a watchdog like that you would sleep like a baby too!
Me, I had to give up coffee for a couple of days
and hire a cat!
Happy New Year's Eve, Everyone!
It has been a very interesting year, indeed!
On with the new!
Aden asleep in the great outdoors, with his dog watching, just the other day!
The English Language, being ambiguous, has a great many words
that have more than one meaning.
Bark is one of them.
And don't get me started on homophonic words.
Ok, I can't resist.
Here's a riddle, whose answer contains two pairs of homophonic words:
(Answer in Friday's blog post!)
What is the difference between a seamstress and an illusion?
Figures of dogs have been found in caves thousands of years old,
almost always protecting.
Dogs are top of the list of animal partners in our modern age,
yet the more we make friends with the multitude of other critters on our planet,
(and not just cats, my sweet companion),
the more friends we will have and the happier we'll be.
(My Klesha wants me to say
that cats have been depicted since ancient times as well,
and that she is not related in any way to the black and white creatures on the roof.)
Balancing on a surfboard with a paddle is challenging enough.
This guy takes his dog along!
It is pure joy watching them.
The furry one, in his excitement, manages to walk the length of the board,
going through his companion's legs to get to the back!
Only once did he knock them both off balance and into the drink.
A hand up and they are surfing again or cutting through the waves to get beyond the breakers.
There is an amazing bond between these two.
The furry one with no words and a heart of gold and the surfer,
who knows how to have fun.
The sun might be setting,
but the surf's up,
and the moment is golden.
"Hey, you forgot to put the seed out.
I can see you in there. You forgot to put the seed out.
Can I come in?
I bet I could find it and save you the trouble of carrying it outside.
I can see you - is that a cat in there? Is that you, Dj?
Hi Dj, can you get the bird seed?
Dj, can you hear me? I'm here, over here, by the door.
Is somebody cooking?
That smells good.
I'm over here!
Life can be overwhelming at times - aging parents, sick children, losing a treasured pet.
Even joy can flood the heart, so much beauty, so much love, so complex.
That's where our friends come in.
They walk with us even when we are apart and help us to make sense of our mortal lives.
Where would we be without our friends?
Here's to old friends, new friends and the friends we are about to meet!
A little lamp to keep her warm and decorative carousel horses
to keep her company.
Yes, there are cats in Iceland and this one has a pretty nice view of the snow
covered lava hills in Grindavik, a small town between Reykjavik
and the airport, near the Blue Lagoon.
Does she notice the two bundled up tourists walking by
on this chilly November day, or is she so focused on her grooming,
that she doesn't see?
Will someone be coming home to her soon?