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  • What if We All Along We Were Just Supposed to “Be?”

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    Thursday April 24th, 2014 at 12:16 PM


    Wont you come sit and just be with me?

    As you know, I call Gidget my Buddah Dog. I continue to be quite fascinated as I journey down this road called life and realize how the right dog was here for me for what I needed then. Gidget is so perfect for me and where I am at in my life right now.

    Ive opened myself more and more to the teachings of my dogs and animals, which has meant for me delving into animal communication more, reading books on the subject and recently hosting a teleseminar with...

  • Writing Can Help Heal the Heart.

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    Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 at 09:36 AM


    One of my favorite photos of Joie. October 2012.

    Yesterday on my blog, I shared how I just couldnt bring myself to write on Monday. While I am pretty disciplined for the most part, there are days when I just dont want to write. Even though I dont feel as good when I dont write, I accept this and know Ill return to my writing.

    Im 41,368 words into my book, Joies Gift. Im finding it interesting that when I began this book, I wondered if Id have enough to make a complete book. Now Im thinking...

  • Staying the (Writing) Course. A Book is a lot Like Life.

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    Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 at 09:07 AM


    Lil G looking deep in thought today.

    Just a few weeks ago, I had an idea for a blog post that writing is so much like life. Its got many ups and downs and many twists and turns. I jotted the idea down to write about this, but then never did get around to it. Until today, when I read author, Dani Shapiros blog post, On the Long Haul.

    She wrote, A book is a lot like life. You never know whats around the corner. You never know when its going to up and change on you. You cant predict the outcome.


  • Pretty in Pink. Buddha Dog Love.

    from Joyful Paws

    Monday April 21st, 2014 at 01:37 PM


    Buddha dog did what she does best giving out lots of love on Easter to our friend, Cassy. Thought it was cute how they were both dressed in hot pink. Gidgets harness vest from Dachshund Delights for those inquiring minds.

  • I Found My Easter Egg’s and My Light Shines Brighter

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    Sunday April 20th, 2014 at 07:17 AM


    Happy Easter to each of you. While I dont celebrate in the traditional way of going to church, I connect in my own way with the meaning of this special day.

    A day of hope and renewal. Another chance to see that beautiful light within me and to let it shine just a bit more brighter. That this day signals another gift in itself. Another opportunity to let down my guard that I sometimes build around me, and be who I was created to be.

    Today is also day seven of my meditation that I have been doing...

  • There is HOPE for Dogs with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD). Educate yourself TODAY.

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    Thursday April 17th, 2014 at 02:00 PM


    As most of you know from following my blog, Im passionate about spreading a positive message about dogs diagnosed with IVDD. Sadly, many are still being put to sleep. Most often because of lack of education and guardians not knowing their options.

    Just today, I heard from someone who does rescue work trying to help find homes for these special needs dogs if guardians choose to surrender a downed dog if they are unable to care for them. But again, sadly, it does not always turn out that way....

  • Young or Old – We are all a Work in Progress – Horizons 4 Girls

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    Wednesday April 16th, 2014 at 07:47 AM


    As I mentioned yesterday, I said I would be meeting with Horizons 4 Girls, a nonprofit group in our area mentoring young girls helping them with family life, peer pressure and education expectations, guiding them with personalized assistance in help with their studies and life decisions.

    We were an intimate group of three young ladies, as well as the staff of four. This time of year seems to be a challenge with the 14 girls in the group trying to keep up with studies and books needing to be...

  • Making a Difference. Being Open to New Opportunities.

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    Tuesday April 15th, 2014 at 09:19 AM


    Silly Gidget seems to take her bed with her wherever she goes lately. This weekend she came walking into the kitchen, her bed attached to her bad end. Cracks me up every time and I call her The Queen when this happens.

    The Queen and I have a wonderful event this afternoon that Im looking forward to. When I had Joie, the Horizons 4 Girls non profit group in our area had approached me to bring Joie in and talk with the girls. We had set up a time, but then unfortunately, I had to cancel after...

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