Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Say Treats!

Recently I've said that I'm a camera dodger expert. Well...there are times I didn't quite make the part....*cough cough*

LS : C'mon Happy, smile
Happy : *small smile*

Hold it right there!
What's with all the clicking???

What shall I do? Quick, think! Ok, here goes...

LS, I'm going to cry if you don't stop!

That expression worked like a charm hehe....

Hey LS, next time don't just say treats! Please show me the treats first!

Don't you think we all deserve some treats first if they want us to do anything for them?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it (Hebrews 13:2)

Today we are thankful for two little school girls' cheerful greetings that started off our day cheerfully too.

Happy's version:

I was out in the garden with LS when these two little girls walking by stopped and called out to me.

Little Girl 1 went "Hi" and Little Girl 2 went "Woof".

Both of them kept repeating the same words much to my (and LS') amusement.

They probably don't know that I understand human language just fine. But both of them were doing pretty well trying to speak my lingo and being an interpreter.

I was so tempted to bark back but LS was just next to me. Usually she's not amused by my barking at passers-by.

To my amazement, she said "Go on Happy, say hi. It's only polite".

I don't need telling twice for sure. So I barked a single "woof" and the two girls giggled happily and dashed off.

It's nice to receive friendly greetings from strangers, isn't it?

Have a good day everyone!

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Iris at Sting My Heart.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Memoirs Of An Invisible Dog

Ok...maybe not that invisible...

Recently I was tagged by Amber to write my memoir in six words. That's not an easy job, seriously.

Here are the rules :
1) Write your own six word memoir.
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links.
5) Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.
6) Have fun!

I am a camera dodger expert

I think by now most of you would've have done this tag. If not, consider yourself tagged! Hehe...

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thankful Thursday

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Today we are thankful for a friend who sent us this wonderful story on love.
We are thankful for having love in our life.


As Kevin sat intently in front of the old 19 inch Zenith television set with 'rabbit ears' and poor reception, his mother watched her little seven year boy move almost theatrically as he cheered Lassie on. “Go get 'em girl, go get 'em!” He'd look forward to each episode as Lassie would save the day on each and every airing of this show. His mother had memorized Kevin's question as it was sure to follow at the end of every episode of “Lassie.” Per usual, he quickly spun around while sitting cross legged on the floor and asked, “Mom?, Can I have a Lassie dog? Please mom!?”

As she gazed into his eager eyes she replied, “Honey, I'd love to give you a dog like Lassie, but I've said it before--dogs like Lassie like to be outside and run.” Desperately trying to convince him she added, “Kevin, I have told you over and over again that our yard is too small for a Lassie dog!”

Kevin appeared pensive for a moment and then excitingly exclaimed, “I have an idea mom! I'll teach the Lassie dog to stay by me all of the time so she won't get lost or hurt!” His mother appeared surprised that Kevin could creatively think on his feet so quickly.

“That's a really neat idea sweetheart, but Lassie is what's known as a Collie and you can't teach a Collie to stay by your side all of the time because they're outside dogs and I'm afraid your Lassie dog would run away. Do you understand what I'm saying honey?”

Kevin looked down and was clearly disappointed by what he felt was his last ditch effort to gain his mother's favor as it would relate to his getting his youthful mind's hero -- a dog and friend like Lassie.

Months passed and Kevin stopped asking his mother whether or not he could get a dog like Lassie. She noticed his increasing quietness and sadness with each passing episode and thought back to her childhood. Her parents surprised her one Christmas with a little scroungy mutt that she adored. She got this ugly little dog that Christmas when she was about her son's age and the guilt of not allowing Kevin to have a dog to be his best friend finally got to her.

One afternoon after yet another episode of “Lassie”, she decided, right or wrong, to give in to Kevin's earlier repeated desire to have a dog of his own. “Kevin?”, she asked, “How about us going down to the dog pound today and getting you a dog? The dog won't be as pretty as Lassie, but I know we can find a dog that you'd love.”

Kevin's eyes lit up like a 50 watt bulb with no lamp shade as he exclaimed, “Really mom?! Yes, I don't care anymore about getting a Lassie dog! Can we go now?”, he enthusiastically asked. “We sure can honey! Put your shoes on and let's go on down to the dog pound and find you the perfect dog!” Kevin jumped up and hurriedly put his shoes on and headed directly to the car.

Upon arriving at the dog pound, she asked the old man who ran the shelter which dog out of all of the dogs there would be the most loyal and well trained dog for her eager little boy. Without a moment's pause, the man replied, “Oh, that's an easy question to answer. Follow me back and I'll show you the perfect dog for your son.”

Kevin and his mother followed the old man back to the last cage on the right. “There she is ma'am. This would be the dog I'd choose and I'd already have her myself but we have a half-dozen dogs at home and just don't have room for 'Fire'. She was taken back as she looked at this homely dog with little hair as the mutt looked like she had been badly burned.” After she got over the initial shock of such a sight, she asked, “Has this dog been burned and are you sure this would be the right dog for Kevin?” The old man looked at Kevin and noticed his eyes were misting with tears. “Oh I'd bet my life on it ma'am!”, he confidently replied.

“Ma'am?”, he inquired, “Did you not hear about the dog that laid on top of the little girl during the forest fire up on Red Bird Mountain? This was the dog that they featured in the local paper. This rascal saved the little girl's life and just about lost her own by covering that little girl with her body!” She thought for a bit and answered, “Well of course I did! Are you telling me that this is that dog?” “Yes, it sure is. No one has taken her because of how she looks and I would have put her to sleep but it's hard to end a life that saved one!”, he somberly replied.

“Do you want this dog Kevin? Sounds like you'd have yourself a hero like Lassie if we brought her home.” Kevin's eyes had full-blown tears in them now. “I want her mom! Can we take her back with us?” She quickly glanced at the old man who was moved to tears himself at this point. “She's ours sweetheart.”

They took 'Fire' home and she never left Kevin's side and was his constant companion--never once even attempting to leave the yard or run out of the gate if mistakenly left open. Every night Kevin would say his prayers when his mother would tuck him in and he never failed to pray that 'Fire' would be healed and get her hair back. After about five weeks, Kevin's constant prayers were obviously being answered as the once terribly disfigured mutt's hair rapidly began to grow back. Perhaps it was Kevin and his mother's imagination, but the more 'Fire's' hair grew back, the more she resembled Lassie.

Kevin's mother opted to call the old man at the dog pound as her curiosity was overwhelmingly piqued. “Hello,” the old man responded on the other end of the phone, “Corbin County dog pound. My name is Joe and how can we help you today?” “Hi Joe, I came in a month or so ago with my son and we got the dog you named 'Fire'. “Yes ma'am”, he replied happily, “I'm glad you called...been wondering how old 'Fire' has been doing. How can I help you?” She took a deep breath and asked, “Well Joe, I'm curious about just one thing and thought you might know the answer. What kind of mutt is 'Fire'?”

The old man softly chuckled before replying. “Ma'am, 'Fire' isn't a mutt.” Confused she continued, “If she's not a mutt, what kind of dog is she?” He chuckled again and replied, “Fire's momma' and daddy are both show dogs. Fire is a full-bred Collie.”

By Brian G. Jett

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Iris at Sting My Heart.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Mothers are the place where love
Emerges from the earth,
And happiness rings out like bells
In honor of our birth.

Mothers are the sun that lights
For life our inner sky,
So we may know that we are loved
And need not question why.

Mothers are the moon that shines
Upon our black despair,
So even when we weep, we know
That someone's always there.

Whatever fear, or stress, or pain
Might them to anger move,
We know that underneath the storm
We have, always, their love.

~ Nicholas Gordon ~

Wanted to post this up yesterday but was away. Oh well, better late than never...

Wishing all Mother's out there Happy Mother's Day, today and always!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thankful Thursday

"A friend loveth at all times..."Proverbs 17:17

Today we are thankful for everyone's friendship.

We are thankful that no matter how near or far we are from each other, we are able to keep in touch with just a click of the mouse (or maybe a few more clicks hehe...).

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Iris at Sting My Heart.

Voting for Scary Eyes Photo Contest at Deetz's is in full swing now. Do head over to vote or/and enjoy all the great photos entered in the contest. They are all so wonderful, aren't they?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A little stardom...

I was rather bored for the past few days as LS was too busy to be my secretary. So I resorted to scratching and digging everything I can get my paws on. Mostly the floor, actually. Do you scratch and dig to pass time?

LS decided to keep me occupied by getting me to do the quiz at Rocky's. Have you all done it?

I gave it a go and here's the result.

Your dog is Angelina Jolie!

Just like with Hollywood superhero Angelina Jolie, they broke the mold after they created Happy!

Defying the conventional meaning of the word pawpular, Happy can't scratch behind an ear without it being reported and talked about. Happy leaves pets of the opposite sex blubbering and babbling nonsensically after each encounter, their cuteness and charm receptors bubbling over with excitement. Always one to entice a broad audience, Happy not only loves to strut her stuff on the dogwalk, but digs every chance she gets to make a difference, adopt a pet in need or dish out for her favorite charity.

What celebrity would your pet be? I'm Angelina Jolie! Find out at Dogster.com

Can you see me as a Tomb Raider? Guess not heh...heh...

Right, it's back to scratching and digging again.