Thirteen year old Mickey is at the center of a grand love story this weekend. His mommy unfortunately has been visited by an aggressive breast cancer once again. Can any of you imagine the trauma of a double mastectomy, the planned potential damage to your heart from radiation and/or chemo, and then (on top of it all) the depth of pain to have to make a decision about the future of your best little doggie friend in the whole world? My friend Sherry is currently in the midst of this wicked storm of life. What would any of you do?Continue reading
I have an amazing dog, Augustino, who believes he’s a lap dog. He can change from a loving puppy to an alert, protective watch dog in an instant. His DNA kicks in to guard his owner and property, yet with me he is playful, fast on his fast, loves to play ball, and entertain himself for hours with toys and a bucket. In the swimming pool, he pulls me to safety whenever I leave the side of the pool. He is simply pure joy and affection each and every day.Continue reading
This morning I took my little dog to the beach for the first time. He seemed to enjoy it as much as I enjoyed watching him explore the new area. The following video captures our visit to the beach today.
Many of you may remember me speaking to you in my posting on “Maybe the Best Dog Day Ever – Yum!”, and also all the photos in the posting on March 7, 2021. This was my example of pure dog gratitude when my mom gave me a beef rib! Well, I am sorry to report that when she gave me another beef rib this week, I chewed on it so enthusiastically that I ended up in my Vet’s office!
In this posting, let me give a WARNING to all little dogs. I learned the hard way.
I chewed on that beef rib so happily that I injured my jaw, my neck, my shoulders, and my entire upper body!
I cried when I barked. I cried when I walked. I stumbled in circles as I could not get comfortable for hours. My mom was afraid I had a piece of bone stuck in my neck.
The Vet checked me for neurological damage. I feel lucky today and want to tell you what I learned at the Vet.Continue reading
This post first appeared on February 27, 2021 before I developed the system to classify different types of #gratitude in a post on February 28, 2021 titled, Your Choice: Gratitude Zero, Gratitude Lite, or Gratitude Ultra. I classify this post as #gratitudezero although it approaches #gratitudelite if you spend much time thinking about the statistics presented.
This posting is an audio version for persons on the go who do not have time to read, or may have disabling conditions so that they can not read. Enjoy this post and give gratitude for our pets as well as our children.
Barley ate the same dog food everyday for years. Finally, he had something different. This post is classified as a #gratitudezero following the categories described in the February 28, 2021 posting titled, Your Choice: Gratitude Zero, Gratitude Lite, or Gratitude Ultra. Enjoy this example of pure dog gratitude!