All You Need Is Love

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She woke with a burst of excitement, today was the day.  She had waited much of her life for this chance and finally it was here.  It was Bonnie’s 13th birthday, and she was promised a trip to the county animal shelter.

She bounded down the stairs with a fervent energy, ready for a quick breakfast and then off to the shelter.  Her parents greeted her in the kitchen with balloons and an off-key version of Happy Birthday and asked if she had decided on a dog or cat.

“Who ever I find that needs the most love,” she said.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – fervent

(100 words)

A to Z Challenge – Agate

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I have given it much thought and I think I will pick a topic of sorts.  Basically a chance for you to get to know me a little bit better.  Each day I will pick something about me to write about.  I hope you enjoy this little challenge, I think I will.

A is for Agate

When I was young we had a friend whose dog had puppies.  They were a mix of a Pekingese and a Poodle, a Peekapoo.  We brought one home and waited to see how he interacted with the cats we already had.  But first we had to name him.

My dad came up with the name of Agate.  I only knew of it as a type of stone.  There is also the definition from the word origins that meant a diminutive person… that is what Dad said would fit this little dog perfectly.

He was a good little watch dog and ate more cat food than dog food.  He was very protective and would growl at a couple of my friends when they came over, never bite only threatened.

Sadly my Mom had him taken to the animal shelter when we got new carpet.  She did it while I was in school and I never got a chance to say goodbye.  I still miss my little Agate.

Agate with bowl
Agate carrying his empty water bowl to us to refill


Rhinoceros (FOWC)

It’s quite preposterous
For a rhinoceros
To live inside
And try to hide
It is quite a site
Late at night
When it’s time for bed
And he hasn’t been fed
He will use his horn
To get some corn

It’s quite preposterous
To have a rhinoceros
As a house pet
There is no vet
That would make a house call
Should he happen to fall
And he will not share
When you want on the stair
For he fills up the space
Of the entire place


Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) – preposterous

Happy and Grateful – Day 315

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

It was a little warmer today but we still were stuck in the clouds.  Tonight there is a cold rain.  I am still fighting my depression.  Tried to write some of it out this afternoon and that helped some.  The damp air is not helping my fibro but this too shall pass.

I had a pretty quiet afternoon but I did play some music to try to help me out of my mood.  I listened to some music online and I am grateful I have access to so much music.  It doesn’t cure anything but it can soothe a troubled mind some.

My happiness from the day came from having my cat cuddle with me today.  It seems more often now she “knows” when I am feeling down and will jump in my lap to sleep and purr.  I still miss my other cat terribly on days like this.  He was my shadow and was always there for me, but the princess is learning.

I need to try to make this an early night, plans for tomorrow morning.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

7 Days 7 Photos – A Black And White Challenge Day 1

I want to thank Stella at Giggles & Tales for challenging me with this!

Seven days, seven photos rules

  • Black and while photos
  • Photos of your life
  • No people
  • No explaination
  • Challenge someone each day

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Today I challenge Sandy at Out Of My Write Mind.

Day 14 – 100 Days of Happiness

This morning I woke up with a lot on my mind.  The wheels started spinning before I even really had my eyes open.  One of the wonderful gifts of dealing with anxiety.  But as I woke up and took in the surroundings I felt the warmth of a friend.  Curled up next to me was my cat (well actually my daughter’s cat, but she can’t have pets at her apartment).  I still miss my cat Stumpy who passed away earlier this year.  Chevy is not as much of a cuddly cat but she can have her moments.  This morning was one of those precious moments.  It helped to calm me a little to just pet her and look at how peaceful she was (unlike at 2am when her running races and jumping and climbing fits happen).  I think any pet can give us so much with the unconditional love they share.  What a happy way to start the day…