Writer on a Horse
And a Dog

The world looks better from the back of a horse and the roads of life are easier with a good dog beside you.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In 2014 I want to be more like a dog

I'm serious... each morning I'm going to get up and pray... "Please Lord, make me more like a dog."

    Here's why,

    • Things We Learn from Our Dogs
      • 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.
      • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
      • When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
      • Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
      • Take naps and stretch before rising.
      • Run, romp and play daily.
      • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
      • Be loyal.
      • 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.
      • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
      • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
      • On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
      • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
      • No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout...run right back and make friends.
      • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

    I found these dog Proverbs funny ... and true... hope y'all love them too
    • Dog Proverbs
      • "Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies." -- Gene Hill
      • "In dog years I'm dead" -- Unknown
      • "Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear." -- Dave Barry
      • "I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl." -- Penny Ward Moser
      • "Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx.
      • "To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs." -- Aldous Huxley
      • "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." -- Robert Benchley
      • "Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives." -- Sue Murphy
      • "I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves." -- August Strindberg
      • "No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation." -- Fran Lebowitz
      • "Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul- chicken, pork, half cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" -- Anne Tyler
      • "I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." -- Rita Rudner
      • "My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money." -- Joe Weinstein
      • "Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant." -- Unknown
      • "If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." -- James Thurber
      • "Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." -- Ann Landers
      • "Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -- Robert A. Heinlein
      • "In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him." -- Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan
      • "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." -- Ben Williams
      • "When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." -- Edward Abbey
      • "Cat's Motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it." -- Unknown
      • "Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.." -- Unknown
      • "No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does." -- Christopher Morley
      • "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." -- Josh Billings
      • "Man is a dog's idea of what God should be." -- Holbrook Jackson
      • "The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." -- Andrew A. Rooney
      • "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" -- Unknown
      • "Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." -- Mark Twain
      • "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -- Unknown
      • "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man." -- Mark Twain
      • "Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane." -- Smiley Blanton
      • "I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." -- John Steinbeck

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Will be back Writer helping Santa

    If I was a Santa helper ...he would put me in charge of the coal... I've not been a very good girl this year.
    I've been ugly many times each MONTH to the Comcast people... I've been mouthy and quirky to my fellow employees at work and I've not stayed in touch with family and friends like I usually do..

    Sounds more like a confession doesn't it

    Okay lets make it not confessional   I'm most likely going to be worst next year.... I seem to get crankier every day and the more I try to stop the worst I get.... I'm going to be the Grinch of North Alabama.  Everyone says I have this tone in my voice...what the heck is that... I'm being nice when I want to yell at you... really what is THE tone.... unless it is a warning that the person I'm talking to is walking on thin ice and they better be careful,
     that is being considerate don't you think.

    No really, one of my New Year resolutions this year is... "Be nicer to people you want to smack."

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    Deck the Halls with laughter and joy

    Annual tree trimming with all grandbabies... what fun!