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So my cute friend T is in the joint and she is bored so she keeps tagging me thru e mail so I am posting them on my blog. You can only type ONE Word! Not as easy as you might think. Now copy, change the answers to suit you and pass it on.
It's really hard to only use one-word answers and put what ever comes to your mind first. Enjoy!
1. Where is your cell phone? bedroom
2. Your significant other? hmmmm
3. Your hair? blonde
4. Your mother? Amazing
5. Your father? Fabulous
6. Your favorite thing? babies (as in my pugs)
7. Your dream last night? sweet
8. Your favorite drink? apricot
9. Your dream/goal? Madonna
10.The room you're in? bedroom
11. Your ex? friend
12. Your fear? spiders
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? earth
14 Where were you last night? Canyon
15. What you're not? Mean
16. Muffins? cupcakes
17. One of your wish list items? Madonna
18. Where you grew up? Sandy
19. The last thing you did? meds
20. What are you wearing? clothes
21. Your favorite TV? TIVO
22. Your pets? PUGS
23. Your computer? MAC
24. Your life? best
25. Your mood? happy
26. Missing someone? TORP
27. Your car? Silver
28. Something you're not wearing? anklet
29. Favorite Store? Nordies
30 . Your summer? Somer
31. Like someone? everyone
32 . Your favorite color? pink
33.When is the last time you laughed? today
34. Last time you cried? months
35. Who will/would re-post this? friends
37. Bath or shower? Shower
38. Holiday? Celebrate
39. Writing utensil? sharpie
40. Vacation activity? sunbathe
41. Bedding preference? cozy
42. Pet peeves? annoying
43. Cookies? Yuck
4. Eggs? boiled
45. Favorite thing to do on a rainy day? sing
46. Your biggest strength? Love
47. Favorite thing about school? Art
48. Most awesome gift received? Life
49. Neighbors? friends
50. What do you collect? handbags
51. Oldest kept item from childhood? memories
52. Greatest indulgence? starbucks
53. Your house? favorite
54. Fruits or vegetables? both
55. Quiet or loud? medium
Ok Now I tag.... Cara (again to pass the time), Leese ( since you responded so fast to the other one) Brooke, Natalie (Crazy Monkey House), GSB, Holly & Nat..... Have fun!!
SCATTERGORIES...it's harder than it looks! Copy and paste into a new email. When you are done, send it on, including the person who sent it to you. Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following; they have to be "real places, real names, real things"...nothing made up!
2. Vehicle: Submarine
12. Reason for being late: Sound asleep
Ok I Tag....Leese (Pug Posse), Cara (something to pass the time), Shar & Sara (just cause I want to see all the other S possibilities :)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.
Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.' Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'
Live simply. Love generously.. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
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 lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
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.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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