Today’s Haiku for Terry, Gary and Roxy

Our church has an area where you light a candle for your concern or celebration. The rest of the congregation doesn’t know what your candle is for, but they pray with you to honor your request.

This is a simple haiku for a fellow blogger, his partner and their companion that came to me at candle lighting today.

  • live in the moment
  • a gallantly fought journey
  • destination near

A daily reminder from my companions that living in the moment is truly important.

Henry 3 months
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Make My Day!

Meet the Monkey on Your Back!

A friend has been worrying about a ton of life’s trials in her life.  Her grandson was worried about her worrying!

He went to the dollar store and picked up this monkey and told his grandma that now she could get that monkey off her back.

He is eleven and has refreshed our spirits with his thoughtfulness.

Make My Day, Mom Always Shares!

 

Henry here with an update on learning how to control humans (in a good and gentle way because they are pretty fragile).

Being a puppy is complicated.  Mom shares a lot because we are “rescued doggies”.

She  received this “gift card” from our human brother for something called Mother’s Day. Our human brother told us about Mother’s Day, and on that day we decided  it wasn’t about her, it was about us (Roscoe, Monty and me-Henry) because she is our her mother, right?

Mom loves bacon guacamole cheeseburgers from this place.  But…….this place also carries a frozen treat for doggies called Pawbenders!

Frozen plain custard (no sugar), dog biscuits and some kind of peanut butter “caramel” sauce (no sugar).

Mom used her Mother’s Day gift card and shared with us, buying these yummy treats. Today was hot enough that we got to enjoy them. We are big so we ate them fast, in about 10 minutes,  but enjoyed every minute as only a doggy can!

Thanks to our human brother, and Mom sharing, we had a Make My Day experience!

Make My Day Painting

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My friend Jared occasionally surprises me with a small painting.  This one I received as a Mother’s Day card.  I believe he used acrylic paint.  My iPhone photo does not do it justice.

Daydreaming with Jared’s art work is one of my favorite pastimes.  Here is my story:

I was 6 years old the first time I visited the cottage.  My brother was 3.

The road dead ended at the bridge to the cottage.  Dad, mom and sis had to carry all our stuff over the bridge and up a winding path.  I was given the responsibility of making sure Sammy didn’t fall into the stream.

We were real city kids, used to the sound of traffic and lots of people. The small stream that flowed under the bridge sounded like a huge river in that quiet place.

True dare devils Sammy and I would hang over the edge of the bridge, challenging ourselves to not fall as we dropped wild flowers into that raging torrent to appease imaginary ghosts.  The ghosts would be lured away from the cottage, following the flowers down the stream until they reached the ocean where they could not find their way back.