The Exercise Our Pets Do better than We!

By greyerbaby4

 “… Exercise your “forgiveness” muscle every day!” PennyQuote

Our animals seem to have it down pat. We still need to work on this exercise – a whole lot more!

Unconditional love … yeah … that’s the ticket!

Have a great weekend everyone! Filled with lots of love (and forgiveness)!

With affection,

~ Penny

A Best Friend ~ your dog!

Aren’t dogs wonderful? They can be your buddies and your protectors. There was one in my life that was more than a little special! He went where I went, and was just about the best friend to have around when I needed cheering up or a snuggle.

He’d also, on his own, go over and gently bite the hand of any man I was dating that would put his arm around me. (he was jealous) I thought it was sweet. The gentlemen in question, not so much. Since Rook (pronounced like the ‘oo’ in root) was a German Shepherd, weighing in at 95 lbs and a trained “protection” animal, most people took him seriously.

I bought him and trained with him from a special security place when he was a year and a half old, to keep myself and my little ones safe. After a few years, we were the best pals ever and he was a part of our family. And he proved his worth on several occasions!

If you have a dog, take him or her for a walk today. Give them a special treat from me and a great big hug because it is true … sometimes …

“A Dog is a Person’s Best Friend!”

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Have a great Tuesday,

~ Penny

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It shouldn’t be about winning or losing …

It should be about being the BEST you know how to be!

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Stay focused (like this beautiful guy in the photo) on your personal goals, and remember …

Winning is just an added bonus .. losing a most important experience to learn from.

Well unless you’re playing chess. Truthfully even in this the most classic and excellent game of strategy it should still be about being your best, not better than the other person.

The best form of competition is the one you have with yourself! Penny L Howe, 2013

Have a wonderful week,

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~ Penny

Dogs are not only smart … they’re socially savy too!

A while ago I posted a cute picture of a cat reading.That was fun.

So I looked for a photograph of a dog reading, I figured there must also be dogs out there who wanted to improve their minds.

Not only did I find one but …

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He paused to smile for the camera, holding his paw in place where he’d stopped reading …

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Before he went back to reading the book he was so engrossed in.

Now that’s class!

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Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend, take some time to read!

~ Penny

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Full Disclosure

Good Morning. In an effort to show true transparency after presenting such tranquil views several weeks ago of the various places in my home where I blog, I’ve determined to show an actual Sunday morning in the household where I live. Recently, I showed some basically nice settings of where I write or blog during different times of the day. Here is reality!

First of all, here I am. I just woke up can you tell? I’m the sleepy one with the big coffee cup in her hand.

My day begins with Franky and Jonny reminding me it’s time to arise. (between 6 and 7 a.m.) Jonny all 28 lbs. of him lays spread out over my tummy.

Franky sits next to me and bats at my cheek (claws retracted).

I stumble upstairs. Perhaps I’m a little more graceful, maybe. (my quarters are in a daylight basement)

I feed Sasha (she’s our teddy bear dog, part sheperd and part chow – 12 yrs old) I pore myself a cup of coffee (preset so it’s ready) and sit down.

This little guy is Dante (a pomerarian, he’s 6 yrs old) who is requesting his breakfast. Pretty much he’s going to bug me until I feed him.

Franky lets me know I didn’t pet him enough when I sit down again

It isn’t long before I hear the sounds of the household stirring.

Soon there is a lot of noisy activity in the kitchen. Everyone pretty much does their own thing here on a early Sunday morning. I’m good with that!

After a variety of interuptions my day actually begins.And this is a summation of an actual Sunday morning, unvarnished and true! Good Morning Everyone,

Now that I’m awake I can go check out my blog activity. Everyone have a wonderful day today.