Doggy Photo Shoot Day #56

Sir Thomas’ companion for half his life. A good friend to him. This is Dixie. Dixie “Bella”! …with her toys.

As I walked Sir Thomas, my daughter, then 15, walked dogs as a volunteer at our local animal shelter.  I use to accompany her, per shelter rules,  until she was 16.   She walked many dogs.  I didn’t pay particular attention since I use to be busy walking Sir Thomas. 

This pup was returned to the shelter by her previous owners stating she was an aggressive one.  My daughter  walked this 1-year-old quite a few times  since its return.  And, the animal did not seem to be aggressive but scared, and walked timidly.  My young child found the statement by the previous owners to be far from accurate.  One day when she was at the shelter, she found out that this sweet  puppy was going to be put to sleep in the next seven days.  My daughter swiftly took action.  She spoke to her dad requesting him to come to the shelter and meet her furry friend.  Dad went, met, and brought this friend  home!  

Dixie looking inside. She is super gentle.

Really there was not much to say!  Dixie was home.  And, we suddenly were going to be parents of  two dogs.  A thought that never ever had crossed my mind!  Sir Thomas immediately recognized Dixie when she came home.  Both their tails wagged.  And, I knew it’ll all be okay.

Resting before Halloween rush begins…2019

My daughter was right!  This animal-being has been noting but beautiful, kind, loving and soft hearted.  She has the sweetest personality.  She loves to be held like a little dog.  She listens to instructions.  She loves loves loves my husband.  I guess she knows who brought her home.

Looking back, my daughter walked Dixie enough times to recognize that she looked tough but was gentle.  Her pit bull face didn’t do much good for her, but I’m glad my daughter could see all the good in this pups face.  One day a neighbor of mine did say to me that pit bull’s are dangerous.  I kindly replied  not pit bulls, but us.  Over the years, he has come to recognize how good Dixie is.

Dixie  has a loving soul.  She  followed Sir Thomas all around.  He did not mind her.  When he got tired of her, he would huff, and she would go do her stuff.  Almost  every evening they had a special play time – pulling on a stuffed toy, barking at each other, nipping action with no nipping, tails up and wagging.  They were a steady companion to each other.

Dixie being Dixie! Thomas’ biggest fan.

I’m sure she misses Sir Thomas.  But she seems happy following my hubby around.  He is her true love!  As I end this article, I hear Dixie “Bella” follow my husband back and forth, in and out, and up and down as he works in the back yard.  Endless love 🙂

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Dinnertime: Friends on Friday!

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Enjoying with friends on a warm Friday night. Eating, drinking, talking, laughing, and relaxing at a restaurant’s roof-top seating area.

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Optimistic

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I’m a grown-up but will always be a kid at heart. My optimism, always colorful!

Things around me are blurry often times, and I understand that’s because the world has infinite offerings.  They all overlap and become out of focus in my mind.  But, one of the infinite offerings is always clear in my head.  I completely embrace it.  And, it’s being optimistic.  Simply put, I live it!   It motivates me.   I am, after all, the Unstoppable Optimistic blogger.

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Weight(less) 

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My friend and I were nearing the end of our moderate rated (on scale of difficulty), 4-mile trail, on a nice cool day.   These rock steps were the last hike.  Climbing against gravity to conclude our trail was a heavily weighted challenge.  Here, my friend is reaching the end.  Keep going friend, few more to go … you can do it!  (She did do it.)

Happy Place in Many Places!

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Happy place is – the beauty on Earth!
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Happy place is – being with family and friends ❤
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Happy place is – Where food is 🙂
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Happy place is – Where I get aromatherapy 🙂
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Happy place is – Where I get to see the snow *
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Happy place is – Where I find this quote – A happy couple: he does what she wants and she does what she wants! 🙂
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Happy place is – a place where I can take a great nap 🙂
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Happy place is – Where I find PASTA! 🙂 ❤

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.”

No question about it, no explanation need to be given – Happiness is with you at all times;  it’s yours to grab whenever YOU want!

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Connected: Weekly Photo Challenge

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People taking comfort in their connections!

Life is short and we must talk;

Don’t keep your emotions in a lock.

Love for each other is like a peaceful soothing song;

don’t wait for it to come because you’ll be waiting long.

Persons, animals and objects are all connected in the core, for sure;

explore these connections, it’s a source of happiness and cure;

Cure for hate, cure for unrest, cure for tears.

Our connections and our acceptance will give way to love;

Peace will prevail,

and away will fear sail.

 

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Connected.”