Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thankful Time

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Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9


I'm thankful for the time to do a thankful post this week, although it's a day earlier. Of late I've been rather busy and altogether missed doing a thankful post, which I've very much come to enjoy doing. So here's a little break of convention *cough cough*

Having a loving mother is such a blessing. Having another person who became close to being a second mom to you is a double blessing. I had that. For she came when I was so far away from my own mother. Even though she was here just for a season of my life, I'll always be thankful for that. Sadly, she lost her battle with breast cancer.

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's a tribute to this special woman. And to all who had fought and is still fighting. Have courage.

May their cups runneth over
with our thoughts and prayers


I'm thankful that some of our doggy friends have been able to sniff out cancer. Although it's a small percentage and more research need to be done, it is still quite a breakthrough. Do you think dogs can sniff out cancer?

I'm also thankful that we doggies have an incredible sense of smell. To think of all the lovely smells we can sniff! My favourite would be the yummy aroma of bacon. What's your favourite smell?

Hope everyone is having a thankful time.


Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Happy,
Everytime my mom feels down and feels that the world is against her, we always manage to find some sort of an 'answer' from your blog.
Ok, back to business.. my favourite smell of all time is **drumb roll** .......Durians!!


me and my sister Dollar is missing alot of those yummy smellthese days bcos mommy is still not in the moods of anything special yet. we only get kibble and fruits......our favorite smell?, when mommy came home with 'KFC' ya...that's our favorite.

"a prayer fr me to all who had fought and is still fighting"

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful posting! We just love coming to your blog on Thursdays, Happy!
Our favorite smell is the smell of PIZZA!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Raising Addie said...

We are thankful we found your blog!

Thank you for your words of encouragement that always make us feel better.


Ruby said...

What a lovely post.
My mom's mom lost her life to breast cancer. It's a horrible disease. Something that nourishes life can also take it away.
On a lighter note, I'm thankful for the yummy smell of BBQ steak. That's my favourite.

Love Ruby

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

What a nice post -

And fine way to spread the word YET honour special souls!


Asta said...

You awe soo wight..we awe lucky...Bacon is a lovely smell..I love evewything Mommi makes the house so nice
smoochie kisses

Mack said...

Oh we really love this post!

Yes, Bacon smells so good doesn't it???!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry about your second mom. Dad's mom had breast cancer and she has been doing well for many years.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Orable and Charlie said...

As a dog I am thankful for having both joy and sorrow in life, for that is how we know we are alive - happiness comes hand-in-hand with pain, and being alive to experience and deal with both is a divine gift for which we should be thankful.

licks & slobbers

Lorenza said...

Hi, Happy!
Thanks for your post! Great tribute to LS second mom!
Favorite smell?? Pancakes!
Kisses and hugs

Lynn said...

This is such a great post to remind us about October and breast cancer awareness. I am so sorry for you loss.

Thank you for sharing with me and I think dogs can do amazing things. Hugs, Lynn

Moco said...

I think dogs can sniff out anything. Dogs are amazing.
How lucky LS was to have this woman in her life even for a short time.
We are always thankful for your Thursday posts.

Denise said...

I love you, this was a beautiful tribute.

Bugzmommy said...

Wonderful post!

My favorite smell: The smell of fresh cut grass on a summer evening.

Mary said...

I know from experience that dogs can sniff out cancer. Before I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1994, my dog was sniffing around me constantly. After I was diagnosed and had my hysterectomy he never did it again, nor had he ever done it before. I said then that he knew that I had cancer.

So many things to be thankful for.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the greetings! (((HUGS)))

Tammy W said...

I'm a young BC Survivor, thanks for honoring your second mom like that. ((hugs))

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Sending you hugs from across the miles..I say a prayer for your comfort.
And thank you for the comment you left me. xoxo Nita

salsaberries said...

What a wonderful post and thank you for reminding everyone that October is breast cancer awareness month. This is a cause that is near and dear to me.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

It's nice of you to highlight breast cancer here Happy.
We should be thankful for our healthy hoomans. :)

~ Girl girl

Rocks said...

I love the verse you posted..Be strong and take's so personal to me. Thanks!

Blessings to you!

Pea in a Pod said...

I love the verse you posted as well! God bless!:) Mine is posted HERE. Happy TT!~

alihsee said...

Blessings to you! Have a lovely Thankful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post and beautiful blog.

Fave smell? Either the coffee when it is first brewing or something spicy like pumpkin pie or a really cinnamony apple pie baking.

Gosh, now I'm hungry!

Happy TT!

Abby said...

Hi, Happy...

Ummm...I have two favorites smells...

1) Chicken & Liver Treats - I can smell them a mile away...

2) My Mom's chocolate chip cookies - I know, I can't have chocolate...but they sure smell good...

Abby xxxooo

parlance said...

Happy, that's a lovely post. It's great to take the time out to be thankful for what we have. Sometimes when I'm falling asleep I try to think of five things that I'm grateful for. It's a lovely way to sink into sleep.
Re good smells, I think my favorite is the smell of a bed made up with sheets that have dried in the sunshine.
Penny (my dog) - well, I think her favorite smell is rubber bouncy balls.

Debra said...

What a great post and a beautiful tribute!

What a thankful heart you have! Blessings to you!

Laurie Ann said...

Awesome post! I'm so sorry your almost-mother lost her battle with breast cancer. It's a heart-wrenching disease. What a beautiful tribute you have posted here. God bless your thankful heart, and may you have a glorious Thankful Thursday! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the well wishes. I am on the mend...slowly but surely! Sad to say, I shared the love with my husband, though. Now he has it.

Deefor said...

Hi Happy
Thanks for visiting me! I'm on my way out right now to smell all the new pee mail and see if I can find any snacks on the sidewalk.

Have a good day-


Beth K. Vogt said...

Thank you for honoring women who have battle breast cancer.

Ferndoggle said...

What a lovely post. Thank you for the reminder to cherish what we have.

Favorite smells...bacon, liver, salmon and cat poop.


Anonymous said...

Hey there!!

My mom has had two types of cancer and one being breast. So, that pink ribbon is pretty important to me too. - I am sorry for your loss.
Favorite smell? Ohh.. there are soo many-- first comes to mind is honeysuckle. God has blessed me with a lovely bush outside. It's smells lovely.

Happy Thursday!

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

Happy Thankful Thursday!
My favorite smell: Any kind of coffee shop in a mall.
Dearly Departed Siberia Huskies fav: POPCORN and dead animal carcas.

Jerralea said...

Lovely post. It's wonderful that you had someone to step in as "second mom."

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi LS and Happy. Still thinking about you even if I don't get to visit as often (computer problems).

Michele Williams said...

What wonderful post and tribute! Thank you for sharing.

Peggy said...

Blessings LS & HAPPY...Such a beautiful tribute to your second mom and making us aware of BC Month. I did in my TSMSS, first Saturday in Oct....I loved the graphics & went to check them out! Sounds like your time is like mine...that's why I condense, though I learned today, it's too much, too busy & seemingly confusing disorganized...I guess the order is only in my eyes & mind. Thanks for the visit & 3 in 1 comment but it's actually 5 in 1:
Perfect Blend Award (which I hope you'll accept), WFW, TT, TSMSS &
it started on Sunday with my new meme...Super Sunday, Scene, Song,
Scripture...keep it simple!

Happy...regarding sniffs...I believe God created dogs to do alot with their abilities!!! Dogs are such a blessing! My own sniffer is
very plugged & then runny but I still can smell the yucky smells and enjoy the cooking food smells usually...and I know all 5 of mine do, even hear me opening wrappers on treats & they come running & begging...

I'm thankful in all your busy ness
you took time to pause & give God thanks & bless us with your sweet post & visit! Hugs to you! & big
smooch slop from my 5(oh not Chimi, he does not like that slobber stuff not even kissies...tough guy)

((U)) Peggy, Bravo, Chimi, Toby, Chiqui & Chispa.....

Toknowhim said...

Thanks for visiting today.. Blessings to you..

Bobby said...

Hi, My best smell is chicken cooking I know I will get some.

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy,
I always like reading your Thankful thursday posts, they are always uplifting!

You got a lot of nice awards, congratulations! You deserve them!

Hope you have a grrrreat weekend!

becky voyles said...

This is a beautiful post to your friend/ 2nd mom. Sorry for your loss of her.

LAURIE said...

Oh what a wonderful tribute to breast cancer awareness month. Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us. I appreciate your earlier visit to my TT post too. -Blessings

Marsha said...

LS - I'm so sorry to hear about your loving friend. What a beautiful tribute to her.

Happy - I truly believe that you doggies can do that! I know my doggie Lucky knows when I'm sick or an area of my body is hurting from arthritis. She goes to that joint and licks it! And Lucky and I are with you - Bacon, baby!

Y'all have a blessed weekend.

God Chaser said...

What a lovely heart. Thanks for sharing

Thor said...

Hi Happy!
What a beautiful post!
My favorite smell is pizza!

Love and licks

Daphine said...

Beautiful post! I enjoyed my visit!

I would have to say that my favorite smell would be....any kind of Mexican food being cooked in my home.

Mariposa said...

Very moving...very beautiful.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

Anonymous said...

So sad to hear about the passing of your "second mom." We believe dogs can sniff out cancer too - God didn't give us these superior sniffers for nothing. Hope you have a great weekend Happy and LS
Chris, Abby, Rosie, Gidget and Lola

Deetz said...

I sniffed out Gizmo's so I believe we can. I am sorry to hear about your friend. I so much enjoy your words of wisdom and incouragement and love and care......Thank you and bless you always
Deetzy and family

Eric said...

Hi Happy, what a thoughful tribute to your second Mom from LS.

Now my favourite smell? Steak !

Wags, Eric x

The Zoo Crew said...

Our mama's mom (our Nana) is a breast cancer survivor. October is an important month...hopefully many people will be more aware of breast cancer and support research!


Snowy and Crystal said...

oh what a great post =)

Malts Paws


Xsara ... said...

i love reading your thankful posts. makes us remember all the beautiful things around us! so we are thankful for your blog :)

Chef said...

Happy, your posts always remind us to be grateful and to cherish what we are fortunate to have. Thanks for always making us stop and think about what's really important in life.

I'm sorry for your loss and hope that enough money will eventually be raised to fund the research for a cure for breast cancer and all cancers.

Great post, as always.


the 4 Bs said...

hi Happy,

we love our sense of smell too. there are so many good sniffs in our world.


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Susan said...


Thanks so much for stopping by the other day!

So blessed by your great post. I was sorry to read about your mom.

Hope you are having a great weekend!!


Rambo said...

My favorite smell is the smell of Arby's when Mom brings us home a treat. We are thankful for Arby's.
We are also thankful we have a human who loves us like your Mom loves you.

Amber-Mae said...

Love this post!!!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

BrandytheGreat said...

We're back!
Aww, we feel very touched.
May God bless that woman all those genius dogs out there who can smell cancer. i dont think I can..??

Bobby said...

I think its great that us dogs can sniff out human illnesses they are training them to sniff more now.

eph2810 said...

It indeed is wonderful that you had someone in your life when you were far away from your mom. I really like the cup you have posted - very cool...

My favorite smell would be the cooking of my mom - anything :)

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this past week.

Be blessed today and always...

Pedro said...


My favorite smell is STEAK! Yum, Yum, Yum! I am thankful for cancer smelling dawgs too! They are truly amazing.


Toffee said...

What a lovely tribute to breast cancer awareness. thank you. favorite smell...hmmm...stinky stuff in the grass before I roll in it!


Hi Happy,

I've missed you. We haven't been blogging much since Jody went to the bridge but we are trying to catch up.

We love ya...Mona

Amber said...

Hey there Happy, what a wonderful post. I definitely agreed with you, love the aroma of bacon!!

big licks

Nancie said...

Thank you for all your prayers and encouragements. Hope both of you are well. Missed you :) Take care. I am praying for you too. God bless!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


You give such inspirational words!

I think that my favorite smell has to be the smell of chicken boiling, grilling and baking...mmmmm chicken!!!!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Happy,
You have a keen sense of smell and good taste too, who could resist bacon?
My G-mom also lost her battle of cancer, I was not around at that time to sniff it.
Please come visit me to share my happiness, I have to shout out loud my love, I'm deeply in love, buddy!
I'd like you to visit Dino, a friend of mine in Taiwan, the new post was about a poor pug that so touching that my eyes leaked

Amber-Mae said...

Heya Happy! Another inspirational wonderful post, yet again! I really like you alot.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer