Dogs really ARE Miracles with Paws!!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall's Colors!

We do not have our "usual" brilliant fall colors this year!  Unfortunately,  it has been WAY too hot and too dry for the bright colors to appear.

So, I have a few I will show you of the walk we took today...just around our yard.

Happy Friday Everyone!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

Today, we are joining our friends at BlogPaws for the 

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Live EVERY Day to the Fullest!! #BreastCancerAwareness

Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.' Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy.  Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing.

Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's other favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this fact, she was just sure it was fatal.

She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her...what would happen to Lucky?  Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary's dog through and through. If I die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I didn't want to leave him. The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.

The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped, whining and miserable.

Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap.

Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed..

When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem.  She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned! While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life. He had covered her with his love.

Mary forgot about dying.  Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together every day. It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky? He still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure. every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing from God. And never forget....the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards.  They are the ones that care for us.

If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours! Live simply.  Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.  Leave the rest to God .

A small request: Keep this message circulating.

Dear God, I pray for the cure of cancer.  Amen
Monday, October 17, 2016

Inspiration for the Day

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. 

Ralph Waldo Emerso
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Beachin' It Black and White

Oh, how the girls LOVE to run on the beach!!  Especially when it is deserted!!

I think they were actually overwhelmed they could run so far!!

 Getting just a little bit tired out!

Look Closely!!  That is the REAL "Mystic Pizza"!!

We are joining Sugar and Dachshund Nola for Black and White Sunday!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sepia Saturday with LadyBug

LadyBug and Chloe BOTH need haircuts desperately!!

So thrilled that they will both be seeing our favorite Groomer of all time next week!!
Friday, October 14, 2016

Seeing Beautiful Fall 2016

The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Innovative Wash N Zip Pet Bed Steals the Show!

Every single pet owner has been through the dilemma where their pet's favorite bed gets to be in such bad shape that replacement is necessary.  The dogs don't like it.  When they aren't happy, I'm not happy.  But, I have tried to put a pet bed in my washer in the past and almost ruined the washer!!  My husband did NOT like that at all!!

 Chloe is my silly, little clown!  She jumps inside the box for whatever reason...but the race was on as to who gets to sleep on the bed first!!  My Wash N Zip Pet Bed is the MEDIUM size so that both girls can comfortably lie on it together...which they often do!

 The girls are always VERY excited when a box arrives on the scene...especially when they can just TELL that the box is for them!!  Don't ask me how they can tell...they just can!!

Enter....the fabulous Wash N Zip Pet Bed!!  When THIS pet bed needs to be cleaned, all you have to do is simply unzip it and unfold...the entire bed remains in ONE piece!!  It will fit in my own washer (no trips to the laundromat for commercial washing!!) and it dries wonderfully in my own dryer!!  All you have to do is zip it back together and voila...FRESH and CLEAN again!!

One of the problems we had with our older newf/lab was that he had "leakage" problems when he couldn't control himself.  His bedding started to smell...then HE started to was a never ending cycle.  How I wish we could have had this bed then!!

The Wash N Zip Pet Bed is truly a quality product!!  The design and the construction are top quality!!  The beds are made of rugged materials and the quilted stitch design prevents the bed from getting all scrunched up in the laundry.  The zippers are heavy duty and the beds provide tons of fluffy cushion for our furry friends!!

The prices of the beds are extremely reasonable especially considering the fact that you WILL have the CLEANEST pet bed ever!!  Check out what the owners' of these beds are saying!!

The Wash N Zip Bed has many benefits such as Flea Prevention, Protecting your Furniture, Pet Odor Control and it is environmentally friendly!!  The Wash N Zip Bed can also be used as a crate pad or car seat cover!

Head on over to Wash N Zip and check out the different patterns you can order!    

X-LARGE (48″ x 34″) - $109.99 + S&H 
LARGE (44″ x 28″) – $84.99 + S&H
MEDIUM (34″ x  23) – $69.99 + S&H
SMALL (24″ x 18″) – $54.99 + S&H

You can also visit Wash N Zip Pet Beds on Facebook and Twitter.