Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone… ~G. B. Stern, English author
Recently, Mama bought me a big bag of dog food and, because it didn’t have one of those self-closing flaps to keep it fresh, she dumped it into a plastic bin on wheels she’d bought for my predecessor (St. Dallas).
But there was a problem lurking within. Check the photo again and see if you can find it. I’ll wait.
Happiness is a warm puppy. ~Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist and creator of the Peanuts comic strip
One day you’re
A little pup —
Weak, needy, clingy.
And then I blink my eyes.
You’re all grown up. Beautiful,
Full of energy and ready
To take on the world (or your back yard)
You’ve become a lean, mean, Sheltie machine!
Experts say you’re fully grown at one year;
However, I’ve learned that it takes more
Than twelve months to grow a Sheltie.
You still need to learn to mind
And never poop indoors.
Now please settle down
And take a nap
So I can
Note: This poetry form is Double Etheree.
It’s your birthday to-day, so why are we waiting?
Without further delay, Let’s start celebrating.
~Norman Wesley Brooks, 1967 (U.S. design engineer)
Happy Birthday to my little Monkey!! One year old today!
Here’s to Music,
Joy of joys!
One man’s music’s
Another man’s noise.
~Oliver Herford, English writer and illustrator
I’m here to complain LOUDLY about that thing Mama calls a flute.
I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do the operation on someone else, not you. ~Bill Walton, American former basketball player
Been missing me??
Well, I’d have rather been anywhere than where I’ve been for the past few days.
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~Author unknown
Mama’s been tied up with stuff — a flurry of work, various appointments, and a visit from the Domer — so I seized her laptop for a post of my own. Cool.
Here’s what I’m wondering: What is it with humans and food?
Our fears are always more numerous than our dangers. ~Proverb
I understand my predecessor — a beauty by the name of Dallas — regularly took over Mama’s blog, and she figured you might like to hear from me once in a while, too.
If I had something to say, of course.
Well, I do!
Happiness is a form of courage. ~American proverb
When I lost my beloved Dallas, I told myself I didn’t want a replacement.
That no pup would ever take Dallas’s corner of my heart.
So I looked at breeds other than Sheltie. Considered Shelties that were anything but sable and white. Thought about switching to a female pup.
Then I found Monkey.
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.