Happy Earth Day

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A big round ball, floating around
It’s this place we call home
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Sunday Pause (Paws): Beautiful Soul

It’s Sunday, time to kick back, relax, and remember.

I wanted to dedicate this post to remembering those who have passed. Death is never easy for those left behind. When you lose someone close to you, you are never the same. I shared the poem below shortly after my sister passed away last year. I thought it was fitting to share it again now. Her birthday is next week, so I have been thinking a lot about her lately.

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©Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

Even when it’s not someone you personally know, but the loss of a super star, it can be devastating. The following are pictures I took when I visited Paisley Park after Prince passed away last year (April 21st, 2017). It was so much more sparse than what it had been when the news first got out that he was gone. By the time I went most of it had blown away, the flowers had died, and so on.¬† Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): A Spring Snow Storm

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back & relax!

Today I have a little story in the form of a poem. I hope you enjoy.

A turkey out for a stroll
When the weather takes a turn
Shelter found under a roof’s edge
Until something causes him concern

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Footsteps coming towards him
A person with a camera in hand
Makes him start to move away
Wings flapping, I think I made him mad
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A Day To Recognize Pets

Animals are such a blessing, a true gift from God. They bring so much joy, love, and comfort. So having a day to recognize these wonderful beings we call our “pets” is truly deserved.

Here is a short poem along with a picture of my sweet Cino to celebrate this special day.

A furry family member
Are you blessed to have one?
Do you have a special bond
That compares to none?

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Rest Your Mind

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and take a deep breath in & out and turn off the mind.

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A picture says a thousand words and isn’t this one absolutely true?! The dog pictured above is seeing what’s right in front of him and nothing else. The human, well, I can’t even name all of the things he is seeing (thinking about).

I am guilty of a racing mind. I have a really hard time relaxing. Sure, I can sit on the couch and watch a tv show, look through Facebook, visit with a friend, or write a poem. But to clear everything out of my head and just be…now that’s a challenge.

It takes work to stop everything going on in your mind and just look at what is in front of you. It is not easy! I challenge you to try it right now. Continue reading

For Sale

I have a hard time when I see things like horse auctions, animals for sale at a flea market, and puppy mills where the focus is on making money. It may be the way the world is, but that doesn’t mean it’s right. There is a lot wrong with this world, I’m sure you agree with that.

We sell animals, living beings. I sit back and I think what would the creator of all the animals think of this? If I asked him “is this what you intended?” I think he would say “no.” If I asked him “does dominion over animals mean we can do whatever we please with them?”, I think he would say “no.” If I asked him “do you see animals as property?”, I think he would say “no.” Continue reading