Boots

It’s been a while since I’ve been here due to lots of weird circumstances with health, family members, etc.  Like I said in a FB post, it seems that the Universe is dishing out some shenanigans lately. So it’s good to be back.  I’ve missed all my blogger friends and followers.

I know I’ve posted some dog pics lately.  But you know me … I love these furry kids.  So here’s another one … meet Boots.  He is such a cutie pie and full of energy.  Only two years old, so Daisy thinks our household has been invaded by some crazy ninja canine.

He is one of my first dog-sitting clients.  He’ll be back in April for a few more days so Daisy will have some rest in the meantime.

His dog mom says he’s a mix of Chihuahua and Labrador Retriever.  Huh?  I just don’t want to picture how that happened. Namaste’

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Meet Gunner

It’s no secret that I’m a dog lover.  I’ve been meaning to post this photo I took when we visited hubby’s sister in Nevada.  She and I went to the dog park in Henderson with Daisy, of course.  And there I met Gunner; an incredibly sweet Golden Retriever.  He had just rolled in the dry grass and was feeling pretty content with himself.  And what Golden Retriever doesn’t love their ball?  I think he is so cute!

Gunner reminds me so much of our Goldie, who went to the Rainbow Bridge several years ago.  She was a Golden-Duck Toller Retriever mix and such a sweetheart.  We rescued her from the Golden Rescue in Phoenix.  She didn’t trust humans very much when we first got her, but with love and patience, we managed to sneak into her heart when she wasn’t looking.  She loved to swim, so our pool became her pool and the rest is history.

Goldie Girl, wherever you are … meet Gunner.  You could be twins 🙂  Namaste’

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The Case of the Missing Orange Ball

Our Daisy loves this ball and we just can’t seem to find it anywhere.  Do you think that Foxy, who has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, has come back and snatched it?  Who knows?  Maybe we’ll find it when we least expect it.

But I know one thing … Daisy wants it back!  Right now!

Happy Saturday.  Namaste’

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Letters to Marilyn

Have you ever started a journal or diary only to keep up with it for a while and then, slowly but surely, your entries dwindled down to nothing?  We start out with good intentions, trying to capture our lives on a blank sheet of paper.  And then the internal critic and/or editor takes over … ahhh, yes, that part of the mind that says “who cares what you have to say.”  “Really?  You’re writing down what you had for dinner?”

Or your English teacher from high school somehow creeps back into your head and you find yourself hearing that voice about verbs, nouns, adjectives and prepositions.  Or worse yet … handwriting.  I can hear mine now, “Watch your penmanship!”  OMG!

Well … (drum roll please) … I’ve found the solution to all those self-sabotaged attempts to put my life on paper.

LETTERS TO MARILYN. (photo below)

Someone once suggested that I write to someone, anyone, living or dead, fictional or non-fictional character – in my journal – so that my inner critic has to take a hike.  So I’ve chosen to write to Marilyn.  I love Marilyn, and since she’s already gone to that big Hollywood in the sky, she can’t say anything, can she?  And if she could, I think she would be honored that I chose to write to her.  But the sole purpose of me writing to Marilyn is for me to get my thoughts onto the page.   I could write to Batman, Robin, the Joker, Buddha, Lincoln, Mother Teresa, the pope … anybody!  So can you.

To my English teacher and my inner critics I say:  A done “something” is better than a perfect “nothing.”  I have the feeling that my kids and grandkids might find a few chuckles in these pages after I’m gone.  They’ll also find out things about me that I probably didn’t think to tell them while I’m still putting one foot in front of the other here on this planet.

So here’s to you and me, Marilyn … may you hear from me for a long, long time.  Namaste’

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Humanity As It Could Be and Should Be

A little something different for today’s post.  As someone who loves to take photographs, I can imagine how wonderful and fascinating this experience would be for all involved … the subjects and the photographer. It’s amazing to see the transformation of complete strangers.

Enough said from me.  Just watch this short video.  Namaste’