Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

I awoke this morning feeling refreshed and ready to leap into the day.  That is, until I went downstairs and saw evidence that my long haired Cavalier had had diarrhea all over the living room and dining room floor.  My next job was to inspect my dog’s bum and get to work on cleaning it.  Good times, right? :-)

While I was cleaning her on the back porch, I began to listen to the dialogue in my head:

I don’t have time for this. (as if time is a currency I can own and spend)
My husband should have done this, earlier this morning. (blame the husband, of course!)
What’s wrong with my dog?
What if it happens again today, because I really don’t have time for this?
I just woke up, can’t a girl enjoy her coffee?!

Just observing those voices, gave me a window of opportunity to realize I could do this the hard way with all the story attached to it, or I could very simply just do it.  And so I did.  As I  quietly and mindfully went about the task at hand, the birdsong in my backyard became so apparent, it was all I could hear.

When I quieted my mind did the birds begin to sing their daily praise or was it present all along, when I too, was present?

Life wants to take us on an enlivening journey.  It starts with just simply being here now.

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I was on my way to an appointment today, just boogying down the road listening to loud music and singing in the car.  I was traveling down a six lane highway, when I saw a dog trotting down the middle of that highway.  He had all the untamed energy and free spirit of a wild pony.  And, he had our rapt attention.

All lanes slowed to a crawl, as we watched this fearless creature oblivious to it all.  Next, some of us stopped our cars and tried to block him in.  He was having none of it.  We got out of our cars, each of us trying to call him over to safety.  One guy had food to tempt this wild thing.  Nope, he was not to be contained.

I will tell you I am a sensitive soul and proud Mama to six cats and one dog.  The mere thought of him being hit, was unfathomable.  I don’t really know the final outcome.  He eventually turned right.  I headed to the left and said a silent prayer.

But I will tell you what I witnessed on that highway was the beauty of the human spirit.  Every single car on that road, in their own way, tried to assist that dog to safety.  You won’t see them in the paper or in the media, but they were heroes just the same.  Next time I happen on a story of what’s not right in the world, I will remember that I witnessed first hand everything that is right with this world.  The beauty of the human spirit prevails; a hero lives in us all.

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Dogs & Lightbulbs

This is really too funny not to share!  That’s our dog Issie in the above image.  If you recognize the breed you’ll know more than you perhaps ever wanted to know about the situation in our home!  Further down, you’ll see Bob, our cat and what he has to say about all of this.

*How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb? Depends on the dog’s point of view….

GOLDEN RETRIEVER: The sun is shining, the day is young, we’ve got our whole lives ahead of us, and you’re inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

BORDER COLLIE: Just one. And then I’ll replace any wiring that’s not up to code.

DACHSHUND: You know I can’t reach that stupid bulb!


LAB: Oh, me, me!!!! Pleeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I?

MALAMUTE: Let the Border Collie do it. You can feed me while he’s busy.

JACK RUSSELL TERRIER: I’ll just pop it in while I’m bouncing off the walls and furniture.

POODLE: I’ll blow in the Border Collie’s ear and he’ll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

COCKER SPANIEL: Why change it? I can pee on the carpet in the dark.

DOBERMAN PINSCHER: While it’s dark, I’m going to sleep on the sofa.

BOXER: Who cares? I can play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

MASTIFF: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark.

CHIHUAHUA: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

IRISH WOLFHOUND: Can somebody else do it? I’ve got this hangover and……….

POINTER: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there!

GREYHOUND: It isn’t moving. Who cares?

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD: First, I’ll put all the light bulbs in a little circle….

OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG: Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb?


And the CAT: Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs and I am not one of them. So, the question is, how long will it be before I get some light, dinner and a massage around here?

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