a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Everything We Need to Know We Learn From . . . our Canine Friends

  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them 
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a ride in the car
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy
  • When it's in your best interest --- practice obedience
  • Let others know when they've invaded your territory
  • Take naps and stretch before rising
  • Run, romp, and play daily
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body
  • No matter how often you're scolded don't buy into the guilt thing and pout --- run right back and make friends
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk
  • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm and stop when you have        had enough
  • Be loyal
  • Never pretend to be something you're not
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently
Doing as the doggies do will make life a little less Ruff!!!

                              Author, while unknown, knows exactly what he/she is talking about.

About 1999 - February 26, 2013
In tribute to our wonderful rescued puppy "Puppy" who 
watched over us and blessed our lives for 11 years.

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