"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Thursday, February 20, 2014

* Love Your Pet AND Your Friends! *

Happy Thursday, February 20th, 2014
 
I was having a hard time coming up with something interesting to write about today and then I remembered a site that always has unusual information to share:
 
 
 
I'm so glad I checked it out because, according to them, today is, among other things,  Love Your Pet Day, and International Friendship Week (Feb 16-22) TWO of my favorite things:
 
My beloved dog, Vern
 
is so special.
 


 
He is definitely loved,

 
and spoiled!! J
 

To have friends and to be a friend to others,
is an amazing gift in life, so hang on to them dearly!
 
I treasure all my friends, particularly those bloggie friends who I've never met, and most likely never will. We have such strong, magical connections.
 

Thank you all!


But you got to have friends
The feeling's oh, so strong
You got to have friends
To make that day last long
-- Bette Midler
 
 
God said, “I need somebody strong enough to pull sleds and find bombs, yet gentle enough to love babies and lead the blind. Somebody who will spend all day on a couch with a resting head and supportive eyes to lift the spirits of a broken heart.” So God made a dog. source

~~~

*Important Note: In my previous blog on February 17th, I inadvertently left out one of my blog tour stops! I'm so sorry! Sometime this April I will be featured on Juanita Nobles' blog. Juanita, I apologize! I'm looking forward to being on your blog, and I will add your blog asap to the list.

 
P.S. Is my new background showing up properly? Just wondering because no on has mentioned it yet!  I just love the new shabby + book design!  

26 comments:

  1. Really hankering for a dog.....but time not right with turmoil here...you love Vern for me instead. He sure is nice looking dog!

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    1. Hi Claudia! I wish you could have a dog, too. But yes, I will certainly give Vern lots of love from you!

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  2. Your new background is indeed showing up. And makes me itch to open those books.
    Everyday is love your pet day here. When they are not sending my blood pressure soaring, they are such a calming influence. Much loved and much indulged. Despite the lies they tell about their underprivileged status.

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    1. Hi EC! Glad the background shows up....and I'm with you, those books are just asking to be read, aren't they?? I'd start with Heidi, for sure. That was one of the first books I ever read! I'm glad your pets are loved and indulged, too!! :)

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  3. Vern looks like he never has a bad day. Such a dapper fellow.

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    1. Hi Val ~ Vern says "thanks!" I can guarantee that since he's been with us, he definitely has NEVER had a bad day!!

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    1. HI Linda ~ Yes, they sure are. I wish I could have more....but one at a time is about all we can handle right now! :)

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    1. Hi Beth! Thanks. Just looking at Vern's pictures makes me happy!

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  6. I love a good shabby chic look, too! (It looks swell, Becky. Just like your Vern.) :-)

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    1. Oooh, glad you like it, Cathy C! And you know I love it when you say "swell!" LOL

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  7. Vern looks so very fashionable in his neckercheif. Oh yes, the background.....I am usually so immersed in your post I hardly notice the background.

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  8. Spoilt , never , loved big time always. To have such a faithful companion is a blessing indeed. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Hi Molly The Wally ~~ Yes, indeed! I agree!

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  9. Becky, your blog featured three of my favorite things! Dogs, friends, and "shabby chic" books (your new background looks awesome). Who could ask for more?

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat! Hey, I didn't know you like shabby chic things! Cool! I know, of course, that you're a dog lover, and a great friend! :)

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  10. The new background is beautiful! With all those wonderful old classics, it reminds me of the card you sent me for Christmas.

    My Ginger Dog is the love of my life. Every day is Love Your Pet Day for her!!

    Hope all is well in your little corner of the world!

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    1. Hi Patti! So good to see your name and comment here! You're right about these books being similar to the Christmas card books! Vern is also the love of my life! :)
      All is fine here in my little corner of this huge, vast world!

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  11. I must celebrate this week because friends (like you) and my pets are def the light of my life.
    (I'm viewing you from an ipad. Here the black background does not allow your blue title to show very well. The title is barely visible. But I like the effect overall.)

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    1. Hi Myrna! Thank you. You're always so sweet!

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  12. Books have always been more like friends to me and I believe you are surrounded by a background of friends. And admirers:)

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    1. Hi Mollye! Awww, you're such a sweetie!! Big hugs to you!

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  13. Becky, I adore your new background. Why, just to sit and gaze a while is infinitely calming and makes me feel welcome.

    Vern is such a handsome, winsome fella. Wish I could reach into my monitor and squeeze those cute ears!

    Have a great new week!

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    1. Hi Myra! Wow! You definitely do adore my new background! And I hadn't thought of it the way you describe, but it works that way for me, too. And Vern thanks you with a big shake of his tail and a few kisses!

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