Sweet memories of
The dogs days of summer:
Enjoying sultry evenings
Of purple magnificence
With my best furry friend.
For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.
I may or may not have taken over 100 photos of Ruby’s pups a couple of weeks ago –
So I hope you don’t mind if I share some more!
Who can resist
A small, furry puppy face –
Or a handful
Of puppy love?
One of the puppies
Attached herself to my son’s finger.
Our visit tired out
The adorable puppies
And we left them sweetly snoozing.
For more puppy love, please visit: Our World.
I’m away in Gothenburg this week so won’t be around to visit you,
But I want to leave you with some sweet pictures of Ruby and her three-week-old puppies.
Ruby was very happy to see us – and we we were overjoyed to see her.
Her pups were constantly calling for attention –
Who could resist that sweet tail?
They were very affectionate
And not afraid of us at all.
In fact, they seemed to find some of us
Very tasty indeed!
(More puppy pictures coming up next week.)
I’ll be back on Thursday with a new post.
For more sweet tails, please visit: Our World Tuesday.
Indulge me a little
As I talk about love and dogs.
(This is an old photo – but one of my favourites.)
Oscar, our dog, came to us
When he was four and a half.
He has taught us so much
About love and companionship.
(My son took this picture of Oscar, 11.5, and me.)
Ruby, 5, is our foster dog and has been with us since December.
She was mated and grew larger and larger.
Towards the end of her pregnancy, she didn’t go far
But loved the coolness of the late evening light.
We thought she might have three or four pups inside her (like the first litter of pups she had last year),
But she surprised us all by giving birth to eight healthy puppies.
This is a photo the breeder sent me on the same day as the birth.
I’d say love conquers all, wouldn’t you?
For more love, please visit: Our World Tuesday.
May is the time of birdsong and golden light.
A visitor dropped by – flew straight into the kitchen
And demanded coffee with a merry song.
As the sun sets later and later,
Its golden light paints everything
With honeyed tones
And is the perfect background
For a friend’s dog shaking herself dry
After an evening dip.
As for Oscar — he loves contemplating
A May sunset …
But no prizes for guessing
What he did next.
Yes – he went for a swim. After all, who could resist?
For more honeyed stories, please visit: Our World Tuesday
Synchronized diving …
Oscar and Ruby show how it’s done!
Little note: I won’t be able to reply to your comments, but I do cherish each and every one of them!
For more golden moments, please visit: Saturday’s Critters.
Dogs can teach us many lessons in life:
Test new waters – don’t be afraid to try new things,
Love unconditionally and be yourself,
Always always live each moment to its fullest
And don’t be afraid of silliness (it’s fun)!
For more goofy shots, please visit: Our World.
New Year’s Eve: so mild that it was warm enough for swimming
In the pink sunset.
Reminding me that it’s always good to jump into the waters of wonder.
Because once you’ve experienced new things, your mind can never go back to its old dimensions.
Only then can you really appreciate the true beauty
Of the setting sun.
For more wonders, please visit: Skywatch.
My friend Eileen has a new meme called Saturday Critters - so go visit!
Out with the old and in with the new?
Yes, out with old worries, grudges and bad habits
As long as you’re not replacing them with new ones.
As for us, we have something new for the New Year –
Meet Ruby, Oscar’s great-granddaughter.
We’re fostering her for a few months before she’s due to go off to the breeders again for another litter of puppies.
As for the old –
Well, Oscar makes life golden with his sweet, white face
And humour and grace.
He doesn’t really have white hair – these are his wisdom highlights!
Wishing you all a new year filled with light, strength, beauty, good health and laughter.
For more good wishes, please visit: Our World Tuesday.
Please indulge me as I carry on with Oscar’s birthday tribute:
He turned 11 at the weekend, which is a good age for a dog his size.
Whatever he does, he does wholeheartedly –
Seizing the moment
And filling it with joy.
A lesson we could all learn from.
For more wet dogs and other tails, please visit: Our World Tuesday.