Summer is here with its sun, its rain
And its beauty.
Time to enjoy the present, be outside more
And smell the flowers.
(This means I might not be able to visit you at the weekend.
But, as always, your warmth and comments are always much appreciated.)
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Is there a more delightful sight
Than a happy dog
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I have a confession to make…
I love the lowly ‘lion’s tooth’ –
They grow in fields and gardens
Like cheery suns
Or radiant sparks of light
That have fallen from heaven.
And if you’ve ever rolled in
Then you know that it’s like being
Kissed by golden suns.
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As winter slowly slowly melts away…
It’s good to look back and see it was a good year for snow noses –
And snow moustaches.
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No matter who you are
Or what you look like,
A bad hair day can be much improved
By adding some extra sparkle and snow!
I’m off to Paris with my daughter for a few days, so please excuse me if I don’t visit you.
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He’s found some snow…
And a beautiful smile.
(A positive attitude and a great smile really are the best beauty aids, don’t you think?)
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May your days be sprinkled with glitter
And joy –
With a dash of magic and snowflakes
For good luck.
Oscar sends you all licks and love!
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Please indulge me as I celebrate Oscar’s tenth birthday with some … well … Oscars (and very bad puns).
Oscar for best smile…
Oscar for best yoga position …
(It’s ruff, but he can do it.)
And, of course, Oscar for best swimmer.
Paws for thought…
Perhaps that should be an Olympic Gold for swimming instead?
This is the end of my birthday tail –
You kennel stop growling at my bad puns now.
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Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! — Zhuangzi
It’s summer and time
To throw yourself into the blue
If you’re a dog called Oscar.
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Oh the conflict between being obedient and waiting for permission to swim –
And the overwhelming desire to jump in as soon as possible.
St. Augustine once said that “Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
I’m sure this is why I will never be as wise as Oscar.
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Sometimes — when we lose sight of the important things in life –
It takes a child or a dog to remind us
That life isn’t to be lived in the future
But in the now.
Or in the words of Mae West, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”
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Winter is fading away and spring buds are gently showing their heads,
So now it’s time to enjoy the full glory of winter colours:
Majestic and glittering,
A world in silver and white -
And, if you’re lucky, a winter explosion of colours.
(All pictures taken in February. Please don’t feel sorry for me – spring is already on its way.)
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Someone (my dog Oscar) missed me while I was gone
And now he won’t let me out of his sight.
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Nearly mid-November and a chill in the air.
Perfect weather for skinny dipping!
The moon slipped into the cool water with silver grace.
The dog looked longingly – in his familiar place – into the purple glow,
And gave into temptation –
Creating delicious ripples in the satin sheet of water.
In the last light of dusk,
A family of feathered beauties
Bathed in the purple moonlight.
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No matter how cold it gets,
In frost or snow,
Oscar is always ready to dive into rainbows
And swim in waters of reflected skies of blue.
After all, there’s nothing more satisfying than
Doing what you love.
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This is my favourite kind of shake! What’s yours?
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For all you fans of the My World meme. The meme has now become Our World Tuesday and has moved to a new web site. You will be able to post there from next week (Monday evening).
You can also join Our World on Facebook.
Summer sent me the joy of velvet green grass
Sprinkled with meadow flowers and clover
And a happy wet dog.
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He’s charming, good-looking and very sweet-natured.
He’s good at swimming and running and carrying things…
…. in his mouth.
He’s also a good kisser, an excellent alarm clock – oh, and very hairy!
Now, if he could only go to the toilet by himself and do the cooking, I’d ask him to move in with me!
Wait a minute – I already did… three and a half years ago!
My 8-yr-old, Oscar – who puts colour, the smell of wet dog and exercise into my life!
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Here are Oscar’s tips on how to find joy.
Make space for the spiritual.
And get plenty of love and rest.
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