Thursday, October 29, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thank you so much LORI for passing this lovely award on to me! ♥
Accepting this award comes with a challenge.
The challenge is to answer the below questions using one word only.
...this is hard!
...but I‘ll try!
1. Where is your cell phone? CLOSE
2. Your hair? GREY
3. Your mother? CREATIVE
4. Your father? GENTLE
5. Your favorite food? MISCELLANEOUS
6. Your dream last night? NICE
7. Your favorite drink? MILK
8. Your dream/goal? ITHAKA
9. What room are you in? UNIVERSE
10. Your hobby? BEING
11. Your fear? LONELINESS
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? HOME
13. Where were you last night? HOME
14. Something that you aren't? BORING
15. Muffins? SELFMADE
16. Wish list item? ELECTRICTOOTHBRUSH
17. Where did you grow up? FARM
18. Last thing you did? NOTHING
19. What are you wearing? PJs
20. Your TV? PHILLIPS
21. Your pets? FRIENDS
22. Friends? SOME
23. Your life? BLESSED
24. Your mood? SOBER
25. Missing someone? NO
26. Vehicle? 4WD
27. Something you're not wearing? DRESS
28. Your favorite store? ELECTRONICs
29. Your favorite color? BARN-RED
30. When was the last time you laughed? TODAY
31. Last time you cried? TODAY
32. Your best friend? HASI
33. One place that I go to over and over? LOVE
34. One person who emails me regularly? WHATISREGULARLY?
35. Favorite place to eat? SOFA
WELL, I have to admit that I had to cheat just a little bit...
hope that‘s okay. ;-)
Also I'm to pass this award/challenge along to six others...
please, if you like, take the award/challenge...
(Boy, will they be happy about this - or not...?!)
SNIFLES AND SMILES - Janine, it's good to have you back! :)
JENNIFER Photography - Jen, I love your photos and creativity! :)
LIFE AT STAR'S REST - Love your place and pics! :)
MUSINGS FROM THE DEEP - A blog about dedication, passion, honesty and more :)
RED AND THE PEANUT - All about birds and life, a pleasure to follow this blog! :)
MANCOSMULEMJ - Now that you have 20 followers it is time for you to receive (and hopefully accept) your first award! ;-) xxx
Well, that's it, i did it.
Thanks again LORI!
The fire has been and still is one of natures greatest inventions.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.
He said,' People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?''
The Six-year-old continued,
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
All photos by Manfred :)