We always must remember why we have freedom because so many fought hard and did not return. We salute all freedom fighters.
The holidays are here again and everyone is dashing around trying to grab the newest toy or tech gift for the best price and it is EXHAUSTING. Then you come home and find the real meaning of the holidays. It is in a tail wag or a meow at the door. Every day is a holiday for our four-legged pals. Even if you just go into another room and return there is a flurry of thankfulness that is undeniable.
We all need to learn this wonderful holiday spirit that our animals teach us.
Happy Holidays to everyone.
PS: my mom just opened an Esty store. We are not asking you to buy anything, just go look and give it a thumbs up if you like it. She is so silly about making projects around the house. http://www.artdavinci.shop/shop
This year I am ready thanks to BaxterBoo and their wonderful collection of haute or in this case “haunting” fashion for us four-legged trick or treaters. I wanted to make sure to wear something bright and colorful so people will see me and give me all the extra treats that I deserve this year.
Please forgive my unkept look, my mom is trying to learn how to groom me herself as my groomer and I had a falling out. So now my lovely locks are a bit uneven. BUT the GREAT PUMPKIN needs only treats to feel beautiful.
Life is like a pumpkin patch… sometimes you fall and become a squash and sometimes you have to just do the math and divide the circumference by its diameter to get a delicious Pumpkin Pi.
THE GREAT PUMPKIN
The earth is having another birthday and we are ALL invited. This is a wonderful day for many reasons… the Earth is non-judgemental… she likes everyone which is why she lets us all alike come to her birthday party.
The earth gives us so many beautiful gifts every day like flowers, sunshine and even the air we breathe. She is so nice that we need to give something special for her birthday. I will be joining my two-legged companions on a clean-up mission. We will help clean up some of our local shores and promise to always recycle.
What will you be doing to celebrate Mother Earth’s birthday? Remember she loves us all.
I wanted to wag the tale of my new kickstarter campaign. It is an affirmation happy thoughts calendar. It will last for 30 days starting today. If you want to check it out or help me spread the word I would sure appreciate it.
Mom is going to take some of the profits to help other dogs that are less fortunate than I am so that they might find a loving home too.
As always I wish everyone a year full of puppy kisses and tail wags.
Every person you make smile or show an act of kindness to is your ticket to being a super hero. We all need to fight for love and kindness.
I do my part by wagging my tail at young and old.
A smile makes us strong.
An act of kindness makes us beautiful.
Imagine the power of paying love forward.
Join in the revolution of everyday superheroes!
As Easter and Passover come together in the calendar this year I wish the world “hope” for a better tomorrow. The world news has recently been ugly and seem to be hatred voracious feeders. With this spring we have hope that the world will turn towards a better tomorrow and change into the beautiful place that it can be.
We have been going through some changes in our house as well because my human has a very bad allergy. You can read about it here: https://salicylateallergy.wordpress.com/.
This change has been hard for me as some of my favorite foods have been banned from the kitchen. But this is just a change that has also brought some beauty into my life too. Now we are experimenting in the kitchen with a lot more meat and fish recipes which I think is a beautiful thing since I am the official house taster. I will be having some new pet friendly recipe to share soon.
Wishing you all change, beauty, love and peace.
Today I had to be the hero of not just my own story but my two-legged mommy. We were cooking one of my favorite dishes and had a nasty accident. My mom was using a strange contraption called a mandolin which I thought was for playing music but found out it is for cutting potatoes.
We were having fun then IT happened! Mommy let out a yelp like I have never heard. There was lots of other words being yelled too but I am not allowed to use words like that. There was blood everywhere, I know I had to be the hero… I helped by telling the entire house there was need for a MEDIC!!!! Thanks to my alert we were able to ally pressure and slow the bleeding. Mommy threw that nasty mandolin in the trash and we made my dinner minus a piece of mommies little finger.
layer all your ingredients in a baking dish
cook 350 degrees for 45 minutes
Now I am off to be a hero again and sit with mommy as she ices her boo boo finger. I am a good nurse who gives lots of kisses.
As I sit patiently waiting for Santa to come. Well to really tell the truth I am not a patient dog, I already opened 2 gifts because I COULDN’T WAIT and Santa had left them right in the closet so his sleight was not so heavy when he made his rounds. I just hope that doesn’t make me eligible for that naughty list my mom keeps telling me about.
Anyhow, my lesson learned this year to take with me into the new shiny new year is this:
LET IT GO.
This may sound like a simple thing to do but it really isn’t.
For me it is about putting something in my mouth that might harm me,
my mom yells out:
DROP IT. DROP IT. DROP IT.
For people it is about forgiving, and moving on from something that might poison their heart and stink up their day/week/year/life unless they just Drop It. Leave It. Let It Go.
As I see it from my “four-legged” perspective it works like this: You see another pretty little dog with a stripe down it’s back… You approach with all good intentions of making a new friendship BUT then they spray you for no reason. OH the STINK! How mean of this new potential friend. You get MAD, you want revenge. You chase that D#MN poo-poo-pet off your property and you denounce any other “black and white” potential pal you see all the while huffing with disgust. For years you hold onto this grudge remembering the stinking consequences of that nasty meeting. A BATH, and another BATH. Your humans humiliated you by holding their noses and plopping you in the sink time and time again.
You then keep this grudge against all things “black and white” rather than just leaving that anger behind you. You never let it go because of that one encounter. It ruins your days. It ruins anything good and you just can’t move on.
Well, no more, I forgive you mr. skunk. You probably were having a bad day yourself and I am leaving my anger behind me and moving on. I think I might visit to that new dog I saw move in across the way who is “black and white”, the one with the pretty long swishy tail that speaks in “meows”, must be a foreigner.
Yes I am not ever letting the past taint my future again.
LET IT GO.
Have you learned a good lesson this year to be thankful for?