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Sunday Pause (Paws): So Much More

Over this past week my friend’s dog, Dakota, celebrated his 15th birthday while someone at work had to say goodbye to their dog, Niko. This got me thinking about how important it is that we see how all life matters. Dakota is not just a dog, but a part of my friend’s family and worthy to be celebrated! Niko was not just a dog, but a part of my co-worker’s family and worthy of a time of mourning and remembrance.

I wrote the following poem thinking about these two precious lives. Photos are included of each of them. (Dakota’s mom is a professional photographer).

A pet is not just a pet
But one of the best friends you’ll ever get
Your comforter, therapist, friend, & baby
A pet is so many things including family

They are worthy to be celebrated in a big way
To throw a huge party for on their birthday
Decorations, friends, photos, and cake
These are special memories that we make

Dakota celebrating his 15th birthday!

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Sunday Pause (Paws): A Cat’s Pose

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back & relax and Pumpkin is doing just that. I love this picture of Pumpkin. She is so adorable! She looks like she’s posing purrfectly for this picture while at the same time relaxing.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Our Pets, Our Family

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and cuddle with our furry family members.

Many of you who are reading this most likely have a pet and pets are a part of our family. So when they have a health issue, we don’t take it lightly.

Below is Honey who is a furry family member of Deb M. Not too long ago Honey had a health issue that Deb was having a hard time getting diagnosed properly. The staff at the clinic she had been taking Honey to in her words “were awful” to Deb during this. As I mentioned, pets are family so to treat us, the pet parents, awful is simply not acceptable! Deb took Honey to a new clinic who was able to diagnose her immediately, were kind, and now Honey is doing much better!

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Zzzz

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

I have been getting some great pictures of pets that people have been sharing with me. I just love seeing them so relaxed, comfortable, and safe like this guy below (Sarge).

I hope you’re having a relaxing day too.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): Kicking Back, Chillin’

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

Cozying up by a fire and taking a nap in a hammock is not just for humans. 🙂

Relaxing by a cozy fire
With a buddy by your side
Is a great way to enjoy
The colder weather outside

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Get Away From The Cliff Edge

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax! But these days it may be harder to do that.

Anxiety is at an extremely high rate among individuals these days and can make people feel like they are standing on the edge of a cliff. I made the following image a few years ago but it sure is appropriate for 2020 with the additions of a pandemic, politics, and a whole lot more. Animals are great for anxiety. True little angels sent from heaven.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Seagulls, Photography, and a Puzzle

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

Last Sunday I shared my first ever Word Search. I plan to create more. Maybe I’ll aim for one a month. We’ll see because truthfully they aren’t that easy to create and they’re very time consuming. This week I decided to share a puzzle that, when put together, is of a large group of seagulls I took a photo of last weekend.

Last weekend some of my family met at a park by the river knowing the weather was going to turn cold and it would be months before we could do that again. Because of the pandemic this had become our spot to visit over the simmer. Each time we were there we watched a number of eagles soar around us. I only had my cell phone with and was having no luck at getting any good pictures of them. So last weekend I brought my camera but this time they were hard to spot so I never did get a picture. I did, however, get a few pretty nice ones of other things. The one I am sharing today, the puzzle, is of a big group of seagulls.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Beauty In The Cloudiness

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

It’s been very chilly and gloomy lately here. It’s hard to be motivated and, once again, I was drawing a blank in creating a post for today. I don’t always have something to say. Luckily sometimes nature speaks for itself. I saw a bunch of birds flying around the trees and wooded area outside my home. They were chirping away and seemed to be playing…flying from one tree to another, then flying around some more, and again, landing on a tree or the grass. It was so fun to watch. I was trying to get a picture but it was NOT easy. Somehow I managed to get the picture of the bird below about to take off. It isn’t the best quality because it was a very tiny bird, a cloudy day, and I had to zoom way in. But I still was very happy to have gotten it. I actually didn’t even know I had captured it. I didn’t see the bird open its wings when I was snapping the pictures. It was when I was reviewing the images on my camera that I saw it. It was a pleasant surprise.

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