Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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Jehovah Shalom, the Lord is Peace (Judges 6:24)


LS :

The monkey wrenches are still around. But they have been on frequent long peanut breaks. I'm thankful for that. A breather for me and some peace too. Having inner peace makes us see things in better perspective, doesn't it? I'm thankful for that.

Have I said how thankful I am for my dog? I think I have. Sometimes her funny and mischievous antics can be a stress reliever, depending on how you look at it. LOL.

A few days ago, I was walking out of my bedroom when I stumbled upon Happy trying to paw at some pastries on the dining table. My first reaction was to reprimand her.

But the guilty look on her face plus the hilarious sight of her with two paws on the table and two back legs stretched to the max on the dining chair made me tried so hard not to laugh.

That wouldn't do, for she has to learn that she can't get away with that. So after reprimanding her, I gave her a treat. And then I had a good laugh. Thanks Happy, for some light moments.

Happy :

This is NOT ME in the picture below.


But I was caught in the same situation few days ago.

Attempting to paw at some pastries. On the dining table. With my two front paws in exactly the same way and my two hind legs on the chair...Can you picture it?

I was just a paw away from them when LS walked out from the bedroom. I was bracing for her famous "Who's a naughty girl?" but instead, she said "Feeling hungry, Happy?"

I know I've just turned 6 few months back and as we get older, we tend to lose a bit of our hearing. But do we start hearing things too?

Ok, LS did reprimand me but she also gave me a cream puff after that. Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!

So...I'm thankful that LS was being magnanimous about it. Have you ever tried to reach the dining table? Did you succeed?


Hope everyone is having a thankful time.


71 comments:

Denise said...

LS: You are such a wonderful mom to Happy. I love you. Happy: Caught you didn't she?? But, then she gave you a yummy treat, love on her for that. Big hugs to you both.

Rocks said...

thank you for your prayers for me and hubby. I am so thankful I was able to find christian friends thru thankful thursday.

You are a blessing!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Happy!
I am too short to do that but sure I'd love to try it!
Thankfully LS gave you a treat!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Peggy said...

Blessings LS...You are such a JOY!!
You definitely spoil that baby Happy! I didn't realize that Happy's 6 months only!?! I would have reprimanded...I have only 1 of the 5 that reaches on to the table, Chispita! The rest can't reach but because they see her try, they try also...so it's a definite no..no! She'll eat or take anything...even money...she ripped a 50 pesos once.
$5 gone like that! Happy...you better be thankful you have LS & she loves you so much! I agree you can take away our stress but you are so spoiled...cream puffs! WOW!
Hope you saw your BIG Butterfly! Just for you & LS! Thanks again for passing on the cool award..I have butterflies in my tummy & mind!
Thanks for blessing us with a chuckle once more! Enjoy your TT!

The Mexican 5 & Peggy

Sparky said...

Happy!

Man, you were close to getting those Pastries! Too bad your human Mom had to come in just then.

I usually take a flying leap right up onto the dining room table without the help of a chair, 'cause that just shocks the humans so much that it takes them a few seconds 'till they start telling me to get down again. In those few seconds, I can gobble up about 12 cookies, hee hee.

Sparky

Ruby said...
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Ruby said...

I'm glad the monkeys have been taking long peanut breaks. Hopefully they will start taking vacations to.
You were lucky to get a pastry Happy. My legs are to short to reach the table. I can't even see whats on the table.
Have a good weekend.
Love Ruby

Lacy said...

w00f's Happy me iz thankful fur u and LS fur giving u a treat...

b safe,
~rocky~

LAURIE said...

Oh how cute. I also have a dog that will get into mischief but just the sweet look melts my heart. What a great TT! -Blessings, Laurie

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Pawing pasty sounds like fun! Yummy. Me also likes your Thankful Thursdays.


Levi

Lynn said...

Great story about you pup. Loved reading it... Hope you have a fantastic TT.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Yeah for the yummy cream puff Happy


~ Girl girl

Latte said...

My humans rarely catch me reaching for the dinner table - it's off limits to me :( Although I love to hang around below it, begging for morsels :p~

Michele Williams said...

Great post! Such a cute picture!

Grammy said...

She is so cute.

Cheryl said...

I can picture this! Our pups are so precious. Happy, I know you are a sweetheart.

Blessings!
Cheryl

BJ said...

What a cute picture. I don't have a dog, but I do have a cat that get's into all kinds of mischief. Pets are such a blessing to have.

Alicia said...

Aww!Your dog looks so cute! By the way, what kind of pastries are those? They look yummy!!

Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

Like they say Happy Timing is every thing. LOL Better luck next time. Thanks for dropping in.Did you see my new hair cut?
Love
Falcon

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Hi Happy,

I an thankful that you are my friend. I can't reach the kitchen table or counters but give a chance to get on one of the chairs and nothing is safe form my jaws.

I've never had a cream puff but the Mommy does give me a donut hole once in a while.

Can't wait to see your flower pictures.

Huggies......Mona

Debra said...

This was too cute! What a precious TT post!

Blessings to you!

momgen said...

Thanks for sharing great post...TC

Mine is here

Abby said...

Hi, LS & Happy...

My Mom says she is Thankful for her dog, too...She loves me soooo much & no matter what, I can always make her laugh...

I kind of like her, too...

Abby xxxooo

Laurie Ann said...

Loved your post! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Kodak the Eskie said...

What a great idea to have a thanksful Thursday. You have so much to be greatful for! We should all stop and count our blessings. Hurray that you got a creme puff!

Hugs, Kodak

jan said...

Whenever I catch my dogs in something they shouldn't do, I get this "Oh, am I not supposed to be doing this?"

Denise said...

Those 4-legged furries are such a joy in my life, too. Thanks for sharing!

wildcatsthree said...

Oh we can sympathize with you Happy. Anything on the table always looks so taste we just can't help ourselves.
Abby & Rosie

Moco said...

Pets are the best stress relievers. It is always a blessing to have them around. You can't blame Happy for wanting a treat nor you for giving it.
Happy: I have never been able to get onto a dining room chair. Maybe I will have to think about it if I ever smell treats on the table.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad that you ended up with a treat, Happy! I've never been a countersurfer but Mitch has snitched food a couple of times and he wasn't fortunate enough to get a treat like you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Named Alicia said...

Too cute! I, myself, have never been caught with my hand in the cookie jar. No, not me. I do not have dogs. For me it is my cat. This morning she was on my lap with her face rubbing mine and just purring. Oh, such love. Where would we be without them!

Nancie said...

Your post makes me smile as usual :) Love this cute photo. LS, thank God for Happy and the cheers she brings into your life. Happy, you have such a wonderful mom. Glad you enjoy your treat. Happy Thankful Thursday!

becky voyles said...

Sorry I have not visited your blog in awhile Serendipity. This is a really cute photo! I love it. I have a friend who gives me puppy dog looks to try to get his way. My 10 year old son has also learned to do this too!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I was thankful for toys and treats today!

But a tasty baked good such as woo deskhribed would be furry good too!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You might try and get that plastic again if you get treats afterward..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Bogie said...

Cute post! Thankful for you. God Bless.

Eric said...

Mmmmm a cream puff, I'm thankful you got one Happy, you deserve it. Wish my leggededs were longer don't you too? Wags, Eric x

Orable and Charlie said...

You have such a nice human to make you yummy treats! Have a great Thanksgiving!

licks & slobbers
-Charlie

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Happy,
I am glad you did not get reprimanded... Mom caught Hershey doing the same thing 2 weeks ago. She was trying to steal the ham that mom was preparing for breakfast!

God Chaser said...

Thanks for stopping by and for sharing in TT. Be blessed

Ladynred said...

What a blessing to have a dog like Happy that makes you smile. I'm sure that you are a blessing to Happy as well. Thanks for the visit in my blog. Bless you!
http://sweetagring.com

ask the booth said...

Cute. Loved it.

Kenyetta said...

I don't think Snoop ever reached the table, Diamond is on the table, she doesn't have to reach at all!

Pia said...

how adorable! be blessed... always! ♥

BrandytheGreat said...

Almost there Happy! I always try, but never succeed. Never give up tho!

Carrie said...

Delightful post!

Bobby said...

Hi, Little Pip nearly pushed me out of the way to see you, or may be he wanted to see the sweets. He would pinch them too if he could.

soulbrush said...

hello happy. thanks so much for visitng me on my mama's blog. i a, so glad we are now new woofie friends here in doggie bloggieland.

parlance said...

When Penny was about six months old we left a whole packet of cellophane-wrapped sweet biscuits in the middle of a large kitchen table and went off to church.

When we arrived home, about an hour later, the packet was on the floor, empty.

Perhaps the fact that we were at church allowed a miracle to happen for Penny, because there seemed to be no way a little puppy could get onto that table - no chairs to leap from, no bench nearby.

It has remained a mystery.

She wasn't given any dinner that evening.

Speaking from the Heart said...

The picture is too cute. It reminds me of my son when he sneaks food and thinks that I am not watching.

saleslady371 said...

This reminds me of when I baked a cake and frosted it before Bible study one night. I left it on the kitchen island only to return and see a lopsided cake with part of it gnawed out on the end. The culprit? Our great dane/lab, Frankie. What can I say? He loves cake. Couldn't get mad either. Thanks for stopping by; God bless your week.

Channon said...

Dogs are indeed stress-relievers, mood improvers, and just all-around great companions. I've said more than once that dogs are our four-legged unconditional love role models...

The Three Musketeers said...

Hi there Happy !
Mind we link you up ? (:

4 Lettre Words said...

You are too funny! What a great post.

Thank you for visiting me! I hope you had a wonderful TT!!

Jerralea said...

Cute post. Have a blessed week!

Coco said...

Thank you for stopping by my page!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses

Coco - The Princess

Tonya said...

Your little doggie is just ADORABLE! (I'm assuming that's her on your sidebar?) She's SOOOO PRETTY!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Cute picture of the pup.

Mina said...

What a cutie! How can you resist her when she wants something?!

I was talking to Happy, btw. ;)

Fred

Mack said...

I LOVE to paw at things on the dining room table!

char72 said...

Cute story and cute picture.
Charlotte

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom is trying to keep her calm..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Kathie said...

Love your post. Blessings from Costa Rica

Ashley said...

Chow Chow tries a few times to reach the dining table too by standing on his hind legs. Too bad for him, we always say NO!

I bet Chow Chow will keep on trying and it would be easier for him when he gets bigger! Hope Happy is a much better-behaved doggy than Chow Chow. :)

bighoneydog.com said...

Hi Happy,

I love the picture of you and the treats...oops! I forgot - that wasn't you! :)
Thank you for the lovely comment on my website.
Please do come back and leave your photo on my guestbook when you have a moment!
Thank you!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Chef said...

Oh Happy! Your mom is so nice! Sometimes - always? - it's just better to let the no-nos pass and turn them into yes-yeses. Keeps the house peaceful.

As for me, I don't have to stretch to get stuff off the table. I'm so tall I could just paw stuff off. But I prefer to just put my chin on the table and then I get fed just about anything I want!

Love you and your Mom.
xoxox
Chef

ChaCha & Yuki said...

wowhee! cream puff! i'd like to hav one of those as well. yumyum oh yes i would=D

Joyce (Yuki's hooman)

P.S. i'll be in london for the next four years but will be back to malaysia now and again for holidays=)

Rambo said...

Happy
A cream puff?? You lucky dog! I wish I could reach the good food on the table! I'm jealous.
Rambo

Georgeous said...

Yummy! I love sharing Dad's pastries when he has a latte. We've been doing a lot of that lately as he insists on sitting outside in the cold to get my new sister accustomed to traffic and people in the town. It's no big deal if pastries are involved - I am thankful for pastries.
Snuffs George

Tiffanie said...

Hummm... having a dog really is like havin kids. :)

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

Hi LS, I know what you mean about the happiness your little dog can bring. At unexpected times they do something that just lights up the day.

Happy, I sorry you got caught but I can't believe your mom went ahead and gave you a pastry! YUM! Yes, I've gotten things off the table. If mom leaves them too close to the edge I can s..t..r..e..a..t..c..h and det them sometimes!

Barklove,
Rusty