Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

Love is Timeless

This is a one minute video seen by 10 million people in less than a year on youtube.  Youtube is such a great format to bring us these kinds of heartwarming renderings that previously sat in someone’s video vault.

Bet you can’t watch it without at least one little happy tear coming to your eyes!

Told ya!  There is another video at youtube depicting more images of their life with Christian.  And this month they have published a book: Christian the Lion by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall.

Read Full Post »


what is the purpose of the sun?

my cat’s perspective:

the porpoise of the sun
yes, pun intended
we like fish

back to the porpoise of the sun

is to lay
stretched out
no cares

the sun is for my people to give up their
worries to
so they come and love and snuggle up
next to me

ah, sun


Read Full Post »

I struggled a bit choosing which piece to bring you today to celebrate
love on this Valentine’s Day.  I finally settled on this simple and beautiful
poem from Mary Oliver.  Dogs are such givers of unconditional love and
if I were to live by Percy’s advice I suspect I would lead a satisfying and
good life.


Love, love, love says Percy.
And run as fast as you can
along the shining beach, or the rubble, or the dust.
Then, go to sleep.
Give up your body heat, your beating heart.
Then, trust.

~Mary Oliver~
Red Bird: Poems by Mary Oliver

Read Full Post »

What a Wonderful World

There are a lot of youtube vidoes out there dedicated to this one song,
immortalized by Louis Armstrong.  This one was uploaded just a couple
of weeks ago and already has nearly 3 million hits.  This is dedicated to
all of you animal and nature lovers and those who stand for peace and
harmony and fellowship of all.  You may need a little tissue to catch the
happy tears for this short, precious video:

Read Full Post »

War and Peace






Read Full Post »


This is Isabella, our dog.  Affectionately nicknamed Issie.

Isabella has a message for you:

2008-10-08-at-11-48-00-version-2when the going gets tough, the tough get going…

nah, that’s not the message she barks.

This is the message:

when the going gets tough

the tough lay down


Read Full Post »

Got Snow?


That’s our official reading for how much is on the ground as of this morning out here in unincorporated Renton, Washington where the snow plows have gone missing! Maybe we could borrow one from Seattle’s “fleet” of 27. :)

We and all the animals are snuggled indoors. It’s a White Christmas for sure and perhaps the only one I will ever see again in the Seattle area. This December will surely go down as an unforgettable one. Pacific Northwest readers of my blog – I know you understand and the rest of you probably wonder what the big deal is about. :)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Love, Bethie

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »