“If God wants me to have another dog, he’ll send one to live on my porch.” I had just lost my dog “Andi” and a friend was asking if I would be getting another dog.
Andi had been with me for 12 years before developing cancer. I missed her and really had no desire to “replace” her.
A few weeks later this white dog was spotted running around the neighborhood. He seemed afraid, hiding in bushes and running as soon as anyone got close to him. No one was able to catch him. Then one day one of my neighbors caught him and was attempting to pull a large burr from his fur. As this was happening, I walked out on my porch, the white dog broke away from my neighbor and ran straight to me.
We bonded immediately.
Several weeks later I took him to the sheltered workshop where I was employed. One of the clients said to me, “Do you believe when something dies it comes back as something else?”
I responded, “Some people do believe that is what happens.”
With a big smile she said, “We think Freckles is Andi.”
I’m not sure exactly why Freckles chose me and I’m not totally convinced Andi didn’t have a paw in it…but no matter why or how…Freckles has remained faithfully by my side for the past 13 years. And for this I am grateful.
For her Fun Foto Challenge, Cee has asked us to share photos of “eyes.” They say the eyes are the window to the soul. One of the first things I noticed about Freckles was his eyes. He has the eyes of an old soul. I suspect maybe he has seen more than his 14 years.
I’m not sure I can explain what happened.
Cassidy and Stan
My little monkeys, Stan and Cassidy, frequently travel with us. Tina and the girls tease me by hiding my monkeys or putting them in unusual places. Earlier today I got in the car, after pumping gas, and found Cassidy hanging by her feet from the sunroof!
So it did not surprise me when Sonya tossed Stan and Cassidy out the sunroof (fortunately we were parked!)
I jumped out of the car to rescue both of my monkey friends (and take a picture for evidence!) When a hand reached from the other side of the car…I laughed and said, “This will be perfect for Cee’s challenge!
I love smiles!
This week Cee has asked us to share photos of smiles….I get excited when I have a challenge in my mind as I’m driving down the road and the perfect subject matter jumps to my attention.
Yesterday this exact thing happened. I was leaving a client’s apartment when I spotted this big smiling sun balloon. My immediate thought? Cee’s Challenge!!
I did a U-turn, jumped out of my car and started taking pictures. I’m sure the construction guys right in front of the balloon (and the liquor store it was advertising) thought I was nuts!
I took this photo of Hershey the Schnauzer Sunday because we had a new happy pillow and she was sitting beside it smiling! (can you imagine a better reason to take a photo?)
And the final photo is my sister-in-law and her son at Easter…this photo makes me smile!
So there you have it….an object smiling, a dog smiling, people smiling and all 3 make me smile!
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The color for breast cancer awareness is PINK. Over the past four years of involvement in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day walk my collection of “pink” has grown to an extreme.
The 3 days spent walking for breast cancer is simply a sea of pink….we even sleep in pink tents!
A village of pink
Sunrise and pink tents
When living in a village of pink Its important to make sure you can tell your tent from the other tents when you go to the port-a-pots at 3:00AM. This is the tent I called home for 3 days.
My Pink Tent
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They seemed really cute and fuzzy until the realized I wasn’t going to feed them….
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This week’s Fun Foto Challenge is to photograph industrial sites. It was the excuse I’ve been looking for to head downtown and photograph an old abandon warehouse I’ve eyed for as long as I’ve lived in Fort Worth. The first two photos are of that building.
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