Buddy is at ECU- enjoying the life!
Bear owns the place- Linda and I just pay the mortgage! Bear normally sleeps on the back of the couch (He is like a cat) but yesterday he found Linda’s pillow and made himself comfortable. I love my dog!
We let Bear’s hair grow out in the winter and today he went in for his “summer” cut. Looks more like a puppy, he is so cute!
We watch a dog up the street while the owners where out of town (Deogie). We let Deogie and Bear out in the yard to run- we end up with a mud dog!
He is now all fluffy and clean…and he will sleep well because Deogie ran him more than he has ever run before.
From time to time people tell me, “Lighten up. It’s just a dog.”
or “That’s a lot of money for just a dog.”
They don’t understand the distance traveled, time spent or costs involved for “Just a dog”.
Some of my proudest moments have come about with “Just a dog”.
Many hours have passed with my only company being “Just a dog”
and not once have I felt slighted.
Some of my saddest moments were brought about by “just a dog“.
In those days of darkness , the gentle touch of “Just a dog” provided comfort
and purpose to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it’s “Just a dog“, you will probably understand phrases like
“Just a friend” or “just a sunrise” or “Just a promise“.
“Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust,
and pure unbridled joy. “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience
that make me a better person. Because of “Just a dog” I will rise early,
take long walks, and look longingly to the future.
For me and folks like me, it’s not “Just a dog“.
It’s an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts
away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday people can understand it’s not “Just a dog.”
It’s the thing that gives me humanity and keep me from being
“Just a man ” or “Just a woman”.
So the next time you hear the phrase “Just a dog“,
smile, because they “Just don’t understand“..
Linda woke me up to take a picture of Herman (he was climbing up the window). When I got to the window, we realized Herman was on the “inside” & covered in fuzz. We don’t know how he got in (hope no one else follows him/ snakes will die!) but we took him out side and helped get the fuzz off. When I went out 6 hours later he was chilling by the burn pot. I love how he changes colors to fit his surroundings. I have not seen him since but he (or his relatives) stick around every summer. Bear thought it might be nice to try and eat Herman (we didn’t let him). Herman is one of our pets too! (Herman is a Gray Tree Frog).
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”
Ever since he was a puppy- he loved to go out into the yard and fall down in these grasses- he still does it today. Everyday- like here is my space, my calm, (the other day he actually did the same thing in the middle of a hosta plant)he loves his own grass too!
I was out mowing my lawn- went by this tree once- second time I happened to be looking up and say this black mass, then upon closer inspection realized it was two snakes. I HATE SNAKES! Not wanting baby snakes (why else is one snake on another snake?) I got my 2 male neighbors (I am not going close to them) they came and killed one, the other tried to climb higher but they knocked him out of the tree where he tried to run away- they got him as you can see- 2 dead snakes. I think I will look up more often as I do not want this falling on my head.Can I say again- I HATE SNAKES!