Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. ~Author unknown, 1960s
I’ve had dogs for most of my life. I’m no newbie.
But coping with puppy chewing, digging, and jumping is WAY different from dealing with constant diarrhea, vomiting, and digestive upsets.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on! ~Author unknown
My previous post probably struck you as pretty depressing.
Well, read on.
Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life. ~Author unknown
Do you ever feel you’re living under a dark cloud? One that’s constantly spewing forth a cold, hard, driving rain?
That’s been my life for two months now, and those who know me will realize it’s about the same time a new puppy came into it.
Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese proverb
Once again, I apologize for being AWOL from my blog, but things have become so hectic that I find myself coming and going in circles!
A nap on a warm day, in the shade, with a breeze, is one of the great pleasures of being. ~Terri Guillemets, American quotation anthologist
Nice nap on
A winter’s day
Nestled in the crook
Of a big maple tree
With the warm sun on my back
And a gentle breeze in my face
And no barking dogs to annoy me
A squirrel’s life is the best life for me!
Note: This form of poetry is called Etheree.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. ~Alexander Pope, English poet
Sully, working on carrying a stick and leash-training
I’m not sure where I got the idea I was supposed to use Puppy Pee Pads to house train a dog, but I’m here to tell you … DON’T!
Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies. ~Gene Hill, American columnist
It’s been a long, hard year, but things are finally looking up:
Breeder friend holding Puppy aloft
Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. ~An Affair to Remember, 1957, screenplay by Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey, and Donald Ogden Stewart
The weather experts said we got 11.5 inches of snow over Presidents’ Day weekend.
And, with temperatures not expected to reach 32 degrees until at least Sunday, it’s going to stick around a while.
So I decided to share some of it with you here (sorry I can’t scoop up a few inches and ship it to those of you who want some for reals!)
Let me ask you something, what is not art? ~Author Unknown
Take a good look at the following picture and tell me if something seems amiss to you:
Never deprive someone of hope — it may be all they have. ~Author unknown
Recently, it occurred to me that, rather than suffer through negative feelings over the lack of a puppy in my life, I needed to do something positive to prepare the way for a new wee one to arrive.
An affirmation, if you will.
So I went to the store and purchased these: