Category Archives: Sunday Pause (Paws)

Sunday Pause (Paws): Kindness Matters

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and…be kind.

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We’re not suppose to put on our Sunday best, clothing & attitude, only on Sundays. Kindness should be in the daily things.

I recently received this message from someone at work congratulating me on 14 years there. Continue reading

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Sunday Pause (Paws): The Conversation

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully enjoy taking a little time to read a poem I wrote. It’s a conversation between Cino & I.

THE CONVERSATION

You brought me into your home
From that place you set me free
We’ve been together for a while
But do you really know me?

I first saw you online
And then drove miles to adopt you
You convinced me you were the one
With that look and meow I knew

You keep me safe and fed
Even though sometimes you make me wait
Minutes between my meals
Uh hem…I need to set you straight

I love it when you decide
It’s time for you to eat
Your persistent meows and stares
Until you get that treat
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Sunday Pause (Paws): It’s A Jungle Out There

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy being home.

After a week of unexpected fees, upset clients, and news stories about animal abuse cases, I was so ready for the weekend. I was thinking of writing a post or a poem to express myself, which you know I do, but I decided to stay on the lighter side and make a little comic about the reality of our society.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Eyes

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and look deep into my eyes. You’re getting sleepy, very, very sleepy. OK, so maybe not but I did write a poem about “eyes.” I hope you enjoy. 🙂

EYES

When you look into my eyes
What is it that you see?
Am I just “another”
Are you truly looking at me?

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The gateway to the soul
It seems eyes can reveal
A bit about each of us
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Sunday Pause (Paws): Cats

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and for today take a look at how great cats are!

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I love all animals, but this past week cats seemed to take the spotlight.

I‘ve been reading the book “The World According to Bob”, the second book by James Bowen about him and his cat Bob. I lost track of the book for a while and had been searching for it looking in and under everything. I even looked in the fridge & freezer in case I put it there absentmindedly. Well I found it…right on my night table shelf by my bed. It had been there the whole time, but that’s another story. 🙂 Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Staycation

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and….well for me reminisce about the past week.

Do you ever do “staycations?” The trick with these are that since you are not actually gone, you are still constantly thinking about what you have to get done. Those stinkin’ daily tasks. Well I decided for this staycation that I was going to get those stinkin’ tasks done first, the ones that HAD to be done, and then focus my attention on having fun!

Before the week arrived I made a point to contact a few friends, let them know I was going to be off work, and made plans with them.

I took a bunch of pictures but because most of the people in my life are pretty private people and prefer their picture not be posted on the web, I had some fun with the pics. As you may know, I love to edit pics and turn them into some sort of “creation.” This is what I did with the pics from this week that I would like to share with you.

The first pic is actually in Norway. Some of my family flew there this week to see my niece who just had her first baby. 🙂 They have been so awesome with sharing pics with me throughout the week it has made me feel like I am there with them. The building to the right is the Strand Hotel where Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, & BFG) used to spend his summers writing.

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Norway

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Helping A Family & Their Dog

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and consider extending a helping hand for a family & their dog.

I know this is a different kind of Sunday post from what I normally do but helping animals is my mission. When I read the post an old coworker had out there about her dog, Mack, I felt I had to try to help.

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Her dog has been taken from her family and is currently at a boarding facility because of some incidences of him getting out of the house or yard and running up to people or other animals and scaring them. Continue reading