Sunday Pause (Paws): Romp & Play In The Snow

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and have some fun.

Brrr…baby it’s cold outside. But that doesn’t stop a lot of people (and animals) from still getting out there and having some fun.

Do you all really know
How fun it is to play in the snow?
Sure it is pretty cold
But the joy it brings never gets old

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My friend’s dog, Bogey.

So I think I’ll spend my day
Outside where I can romp & play
A Happy Sunday I wish to you
I hope you go out and have some fun too

Happy Sunday!

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What Is Your Pet To You?

A pet is not “just” a pet. Oh no.

A pet is not just a pet
But one of the best friends you’ll ever get
Therapy when things are bringing you down
The ability to turn a frown around
Little angels that can help heal
It’s amazing how they make you feel
Your comforter, therapist, healer, friend, & baby
A pet is so many things including family

They are not “just” anything except “just an amazing creation and an amazing gift.”

Cino is so many things to me. I put a few of them in the image below. Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): For The Beginning Of The Holiday Season

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It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and start the holiday season.

Christmas songs on the radio, stores are stocked with gift items, movies and specials are on tv, and peppermint mochas are available at your favorite coffee shop. The holiday season has officially begun. Are you ready for it?

I don’t get into the Christmas spirit until after Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time please. But after Thanksgiving then I am in it 100%! It really is my favorite time of the year!

The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday…ugh. I want nothing to do with it. I would much rather stay home and put up my tree and stay out of the chaos. Cino loves when the tree goes up so she can play and sleep under the tree skirt.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): For Seniors

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It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and put a spotlight on seniors.

November is “Adopt A Senior Pet Month” and I just couldn’t let November end without doing a post. But I wanted to do a post about seniors in general.

We start off this life depending on others to care for us and we often end this life depending on this very same thing. But there is a difference. When we’re a baby we’re seen as cute and lovable. When we’re old we’re often seen as not so cute and annoying.

But aging is the circle of life. Things WILL change.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Friendship

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and be thankful for friends.

We all have our highs and our lows in life. If you read my post from last Sunday then you know I’m kind of at a low right now. But during this low I’ve been feeling love & support around me from some people that I didn’t even know cared. I don’t know where I’d be without them. I wrote the following poem as an outlet for what I’ve been going through and to express gratitude for the support.

WITH THE HELP OF YOUR FRIENDS

It’s an emotional journey
This thing called life
Sometimes filled with peace
And sometimes filled with strife

Chaos everywhere you turn
The world is not in a good place
Sometimes making it hard
To deal with challenges you face

Emotions are building up
You’ve kept them bottled up too long
You’re brought down to your knees
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Sunday Pause (Paws): Focus On Something Else

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It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and turn the focus on something else.

I‘ve been experiencing a wide range of emotions lately. Part of it is getting older, feeling less patient, and worrying about my future. I know there are changes I need to make in my life, yet it can be so confusing and scary.

Then there are politics, the state of our country, so much violence, all the negative news reports, etc., etc., etc. It can all make you crazy!

I‘ve been reading a book for work called “Managing Emotional Mayhem.” According to what I read it makes me wonder if most of us grew up not ever learning how to deal with our emotions properly.

So is the fact that my emotions have been all over the place because Continue reading

Beginning Of A New Season

We’ve had two days of light snow and very cold weather. Between the snow and cold temperatures it has been very slippery on the roads and sidewalks. Even though I am not a huge fan of summer, it’s way too soon for this. It’s only the first week of November!

Anyway, since it can’t be stopped, during this change of season let’s not forget our pets.

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How about your area? Any snowfall or cold temperatures?