A Good Laugh

When I came across this image today on my Instagram feed, I couldn’t stop laughing, so of course I posted it on FB. Don’t we all need a good laugh these days? Of course some will say I’m being irreverent, but how can I be irreverent of a myth? But just in case, don’t show this to your kids who still believe. LOL …

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And if the image above didn’t make you smile, I dare you to NOT smile when you see this …

Golden DoodleBe good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Daily Prayer of Gratitude

Many years ago, when we first moved to the Old Pueblo, we went out to breakfast and I spied one of those free papers that hang out in front of a lot of restaurants.  It was called the Awareness Journal; a small publication, chock full of really cool articles and ads.  And, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m an avid reader of things metaphysical.

The publisher of the Awareness Journal had a dog.  He was a black Lab and had his own “corner” where he did his “dog speak” … an article written from a dog’s perspective.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and so did our dog, Jingles.  (I read her the article each time it came out.)  It was so much fun, and I was sad when the paper shut down.

But there was one thing a contributing writer wrote that I cut out and memorized because I thought it was perfect.  Below today’s picture is A Daily Prayer of Gratitude.  Maybe you’ll find it to be a good way of expressing your own gratitude.

The image below is one of a flowering plant that’s on the patio where we moved my Mom.  She seems to be doing well there.  It’s an adjustment for her, being in a residential care home, but she’s such a trooper.  Love you, Mom!  Namaste’


Thank you, dear Creator, for this, another day of life.  Thank you for my abundant supply and for that of my family, my friends, and for all beings of all planes, dimensions and realities.  Thank you for leading us to the places that we shall go, the work that we shall do and even the dwellings we shall reside in.  Thank you for knowledge, courage, the love of the light, and the wisdom to use it wisely with our brothers and sisters.  You are my shepherd; I shall not want.  I love you, dear Creator.


Drink up!

With the heat in the triple digits here in southern Arizona and other parts of the west, it’s time to take a lesson from our canine pals.  Here’s Daisy taking a nice cool drink on a hot day.  I’ve noticed that both dogs are drinking more water even though they don’t spend much time outside these days.  They just go out, do their business and get back in as soon as possible during the heat of the day.  Mornings and evenings are still fairly decent; in the 70’s.

Dehydration is very serious, so we can all take Daisy’s advice during this hot weather … “drink more water, you silly humans!”  Namaste’


The Fan

Me and Daisy were lying on the bed the other day looking up at the ceiling and the thought crossed my mind to photograph the fan.  Why?  I don’t know but I did it.  Interesting attempt to try and catch something in motion with a phone camera and now on my list of stress-reducers 🙂

Hope you all are having a beautiful day.  Namaste’


Regina (Gina) Arnold is the co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, free-form blogger and “flunked retirement” entrepreneur.

In Fairness to Daisy

It dawned on me as I watched Daisy lying around this morning that I have posted more pictures of Foxy than Daisy.  Poor Daisy!  So here she is all comfy and just hanging out with me.  She fans her back legs out to cool off her belly sometimes.  We should call her Froggy.

When we adopted Daisy, I spent the night with her on the floor of my office because the shelter told us she had kennel cough and shouldn’t be around other dogs.  Say what???  Well, one night on the floor was enough for me, but we sure bonded.  The next morning she met Foxy, showed no signs of kennel cough and the rest is history (or should I say her-story)?  She’s a sweet one, this Daisy.  Namaste’


Just Cuteness

I parked next to a car today that had the cutest dog ever.  She looked at me and I looked at her … love, love, love.  Who could resist that face?  She didn’t bark; just looked at me with those soulful eyes.  Namaste’

She Knows How, Too

A while back I spoke of the “look” and how all females seem to have the inate ability to give it.  Well, it’s the same for our Foxy girl.  She knows the “look” too.  In fact, she gives our vet the “look” each time we go there and he gives her a treat because I think he might be just a tiny bit afraid of her.  He once said she had feral eyes.  Ha!  She wouldn’t hurt a flea.  Well, maybe she would bite a flea if she had one.  Ha!  Here’s Foxy giving me the “look.”  Namaste’

The Duchess

Thanks so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes.  I truly enjoyed my birthday and I blew my low-carb eating plan (but not too bad).

My daughter, Michele, and her dog, Duchess, are visiting and I just wanted to share with you what a Korean Jindo looks like.  Her name is Duchess and Michele rescued her eight years ago.  We all love Duchess, including Foxy and Daisy!  But I don’t think Duchess is very fond of our weather right now.  When she got here she looked around our back yard like, “where’s the lawn?”   We don’t have grass in our yard – it takes too much water – but it didn’t take her long to adapt.  Such a sweet dog.

In case you’ve never heard of a Korean Jindo, (like I hadn’t before Duchess), here’s the scoop:

The Korean Jindo Dog is a breed of hunting dog known to have originated on Jindo Island in South Korea. Brought to the US with Korean immigrants, it is celebrated in its native land for its fierce loyalty and brave nature. Wikipedia  –  Namaste’
Temperament: Active, Intelligent, Loyal, Faithful, Brave, Bold
Height: Male: 20–22 inches (50–55 cm), Female: 18–20 inches (45–50 cm)
Colors: Brindle, Black, Grey, White, Red Fawn, Black & Tan
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