Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 1st day of August, 2013.

WOW, summer is here.

Actually for us it really is ….. the forecast for the next week is upwards of 25 degrees.

What a way to start August.

It was a lovely evening last night and we thoroughly enjoyed our walk.

Talked to neighbours along the way and met some new friends.

Mr. Alvin is such a social butterfly…… he really is popular.

He is the “hot dog” …. everyone always comments on how cute and friendly he is, and he likes it.

Really, I am pretty darn certain that he knows it ….. some evenings after our walk you can just tell when he had that extra attention.  LOL.

Oh well, he is pretty cute. No arguments there.


That’s Me … Alvin …. laying on the “red carpet” ……

One of my roses.....from me to you because everyone needs to receive a flower...

One of my roses…..from me to you because everyone needs to receive a flower…

Are you the “hot one” ….. Mr. or Ms. Popular …..

Were you popular in school or in your group?

Being popular was not really my cup of tea.

I always wanted to be liked.

But there is a difference.

Most of the popular kids were either athletic or perhaps from a well to do family.

Being liked meant you could slide under the radar …. get along with most everyone and enjoy school.

I pretty much was able to enjoy the school experience.

There was one year or actually part of it … that I could have lived without but it wasn’t bad.

Actually parts of a few of them…..

I survived and I survive today.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a student in school or an adult going to work …. there are always going to be those “popular” people and for a multitude of reasons.

I think in order to salvage some sanity throughout your life it is better to be yourself and not go for the spotlight.

Now that might sound crazy … because in today’s world … people love their time in the lime-light or spot light.

But there are pressures with all of that and being happy with yourself …. being likeable …. really gets you more in life.

You must start by liking yourself. …… Build your own confidence.

Well I guess I had better get going but I think you get my drift.

I love my life and get along with most people.  I am blessed and I really do like myself.  Okay, honestly speaking I have moments that I could knock myself on the head and give myself a good tongue lashing but who doesn’t?

So on that note ….. bye for this Thursday …

Have a great day.

Special Hello to:  YOU, because you are wonderful and I like you.

Always, Carol and Alvin


FIRST LINE …..July 25, 2013

As we walk along the water’s edge the coolness leaves my skin with goose bumps and prickles, as if there is someone behind me.

July 26, 2013

Alvin pulls on his leash and brings me back, the fragrance of freshly cut grass fills my nostrils; my heart beat quickens, and I am unable to shake the feeling.

July 28, 2013

The sky is overcast with a hint of sunrise peeking through and the leaves of the trees rustle in the breeze, and I think how did I get here? 

July 29, 2013

What does that mean, and what is making me think these thoughts?

July 30, 2013

All of a sudden the leash tightens as Alvin pulls me forward.

July 31, 2013

My body lurches forward as I fight to keep my balance, what is going on …. “Alvin,” I cry as things appear to be happening in slow motion.

August 1, 2013

Alvin turns his head and with eyes as big as saucers; I suddenly realize what is going to happen.



My Little Friend “Alvin”


You came into my life almost a year ago ..

You were small, needy and unwell..

You made me feel anxious and sad,

Helpless and mad.


But then one day … the veil lifted.

I fell in love with YOU.


Loving your dog is unlike the love you have for a child, friend or sibling.

It is unconditional.

No strings attached.

No arguments or compliments

The view is one-sided

Or perhaps it is not.

But the feelings are felt.

It is true and inspiring.


You have taught me patience.

To be more loving.


You came into my life late one night.

Almost one year ago.

An idea not conceived thoroughly

But yet ….. it was …

You are where you are supposed to be.

Lucky ME.

I am blessed to have you in my life.

We are joined at the hip (sometimes at the foot) LOL.

But nonetheless we are joined.

I love you Alvin.

You bring me great joy.

Continual amazement.

I know that you understand me.

Each word ….. even when you tilt you head to the side.

I know you know….

Thank you so much…..



Always, Your “Mom”



This KISS, this KISS (please stop, Mom you are embarrassing me!!)

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