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George Carlin Wisdom

George Carlin – AZ Quotes

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Be Careful

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September 26, 2022 · 11:24 am

Advice from Dogs

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“Don’t be afraid to try something different.”

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“Accept everyone for who they are.”

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“Give hugs.”

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“Take naps whenever you can”

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“Make sure the people you care about know it.”

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“Get into mischief.”

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Two Things

Albert Einstein – BrainyQuote

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Time

Buddha – whatsyourgrief.com

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For the Love of Cats

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“Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.” ~ Anonymous

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“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” ~ Jeff Valdez

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“In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats.” ~ Anonymous

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“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” ~ Ellen Perry Berkeley

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“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” ~ Mary Bly

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“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” ~ Hippolyte Taine

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“Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as “well.” ~ Missy Dizick

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“I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic.” ~ Anonymous

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I Hope

Brooke Hampton-OurMindfulLife.com

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Challenge of Being Alive

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Limits

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July 22, 2022 · 9:43 am

“Love” is Spelled, “D-O-G”

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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

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“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley

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“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” – Elayne Boosler

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“Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.” – Moby

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“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” – Charles M Schulz

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“They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.” – Jerome K. Jerome

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“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” – Samuel Butler

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“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” – Roger A. Caras

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Greatest Accomplishment

A. A. Milne – Winnie the Pooh

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Measuring

Zied K Abdeinour-Sra Ganon-Rose Lopez.

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Stop Waiting

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Even if I had read this years ago, when I was in junior high, I wouldn’t have been smart enough to heed the wisdom of it.

I’ve spent most of my life waiting. When I was in junior high (14 years old) I met my husband-to-be just before he joined the Marine Corps. I waited for a letter each day. I would watch out the window for the mailman. He knew I was in love – and was a wonderful guy – so he would break the rules and put the red flag on the mailbox up if there were a letter from him for me. He would grin ear to ear as I came flying out of the house, running down the driveway to get the mail.

I waited for my husband-to-be to get leave from the Marines, when I could start to live again. We were inseparable, of course, watched carefully by both sets of parents, until he had to leave again. I remember one leaving-taking in particular, when my mother-in-law-to-be allowed me to ride to the airport with them and see him off. I cried my heart out, nose against the glass as his plane went down the runway.

When he got out of the Marine Corps, I went to Oklahoma State University. He went to the University of Tulsa, so I waited for weekends and holidays. My parents said I had to finish school before we could marry. They finally compromised when a program opened up where I could do my practice teaching in Tulsa, and we were married. I waited so long to marry him that I cried on the way back down the aisle that we were finally together and I could begin to live.

I feel stupid typing this. I wasted so much of my life ignoring what was around me, focused on the next time my life ‘would start.’ How much I missed, marking days off the calendar until the next “big thing” in my life. I’ve spent a lot of my working life wishing Mondays away, waiting for Fridays. Waiting for vacations. Wishing days, weeks, months and years away.

So, even though I was too stupid to realize what I was doing, or unable or unwilling to change my behavior if I DID realize, I think living in the moment is THE most important thing I have ever learned. Better late than never. Better some than none.

NOW is what is important – the people you are lucky enough to know and love – what is happening right – this – minute.

Wring every drop of joy out of whatever you are lucky enough to have.

Appreciate your life.

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The Art of Living with Cats

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“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.” ~ Bill Dana

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“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.” ~ Garrison Keillor

Daan Bakker

“The cat is above all things, a dramatist.” ~ Margaret Benson

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“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” ~ Hippolyte Taine

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“A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.” ~ Mason Cooley

Nengah Sudarsana-Novica.com

“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” ~ Jim Davis

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The Owls Have It

“Don’t count your owls before they are delivered.” – J. K. Rowling.

“Owl hasn’t exactly got Brain, but he knows things.” – A. A. Milne.

“The crow wished everything was black, the owl, that everything was white.” – William Blake.

“That little owl with a call as steady as my heartbeat was telling anyone who would listen, ‘I am here.'” – Heather Durham

“Owl was telling Kanga an interesting anecdote full of long words like Encyclopedia and Rhododendron to which Kanga wasn’t listening.” – A.A Milne.

“The owls are gathering; find out why soon.” – J. K. Rowling.

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From the Mouth of a Dog

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” – Doris Day

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“When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” –” Kristan Higgins

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“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz

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“Some dogs live for praise. They look at you as if to say “Don’t throw balls… just throw bouquets.”
Jhordis Anderson

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“A watchdog is a dog kept to guard your home, usually by sleeping where a burglar would awaken the household by falling over him.” ~ unknown

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“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

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A Dog’s Advice

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Don’t be afraid to try something different.

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Take time to indulge yourself every once in awhile. You deserve it!

Be a megafan.

Maria Z-dailypaintworks.com

Make sure the people you care about know it.

Slideshow Bruce-Two Dogs in a Fence-flickr.com.

Get into mischief.

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Give hugs.

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Protect what’s yours.

Take naps whenever you can.

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner

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“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” – Ann Landers

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“Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?” – Gabriel Zevin

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”– Josh Billings

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“When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” – Kristan Higgins

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“Everything I know I learned from dogs.” – Nora Roberts

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The Owl Knows

Carla Hosmer

“There’s always a hidden owl in ‘knowledge’.” – E.I. Jane

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“Owl is the grand and rather clever old man of the forest. He can also spell Tuesday.” – A. A. Milne.

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“Don’t count your owls before they are delivered.” ~ J. K. Rowling.

Traci Dyer Janke

“A wise old owl sat in an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can’t we be like that wise old bird?” – Edward Hersey Richards.

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For the Love of a Cat

This is our cat, Abby. She was advertised as a ‘lap cat’ in the paper years ago – an apt description. She has been a part of our family for years now. She tolerates Amber, our yellow lab, allowing her to use her dog beds if she isn’t in the middle of them, taunting her by stretching and yawning and looking as comfortable as only a cat can look. She doesn’t have an audible purr, but if you leave your hand on her, you can FEEL it. :0)

“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” ~ Jeff Valdez

Zoran Milutinovic 2013 – via 500pxBlog

“In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats.” ~ English Proverb

Scientific American

“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” ~ Mary Bly

Pumpkin Pet Insurance

“Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.” ~ Missy Dizick

Cat Grass Pet Talk-Texas A&M College of Vet Med

“I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic.” ~ Anonymous

National Today

“As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.” ~ Cleveland Amory

The Humane Society of the U S

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” – Charles Dickens

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Winter’s Last Gasp 2022

It seems that winter is having trouble saying goodbye this year. The coasts of the U.S. are both braving snow this week, while the mid-section is suffering through waves of severe spring storms. It’s really a challenge.

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Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together. ~ Verna M. Kelly

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. – Victor Hugo

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. Victor Hugo

When there’s snow on the ground, I like to pretend I’m walking on clouds. Takayuki Ikkaku

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it. ~
Richard Adams

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More Advice from Dogs

Andrew M KishiII via Charles Warusfel

“Read books. Lots of books.”

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“Find contentment in creating chaos.”

Pixabay

“Take time to indulge yourself every once in awhile. You deserve it!”

Science

“Don’t be afraid to try something different.”

The Guardian

“Make sure the people you care about know it.”

The NY Times

“Give hugs.”

http://www.thedogandfriends.com

“Accept everyone for who they are.”

The Guardian

“Be yourself. It doesn’t matter if you don’t fit in!”

http://www.dog.com

“Get into mischief.”

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Aging

Yesterday everyone was at Lunch Bunch. It was really nice. We were celebrating our waitress’ (Mikey’s) birthday. She just beamed at everyone. It was fun reminding her how special she is.

What surprised me was that Kay brought two gifts for ME. When I asked her why, she said, “We forgot your birthday last month, so “Happy Birthday.” Isn’t that nice?

The downside was, that since I had no ‘celebration’ for my birthday this year, I didn’t really have to CLAIM it or BE one year older, in my mind. Now I have to own it.

Kay brought me TWO presents –

Pink Geranium
This is now on the wall between my kitchen and dining area.

Thoughts about aging don’t usually enter my thoughts, unless I’ve overdone out in the yard and my body sounds like popcorn being popped in the microwave and my back is screaming at me, “For G_d’s sake, do your yoga!”

Since none of us can “hope-away aging” – (YET, at least), I have some favorite quotes about the subject, and wanted to share some of them with you –

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

“Getting old is a fascinating thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We don’t grow older, we grow riper.” ~ Pablo Picasso

“Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.” ~ Robert Orben

“Old age is fifteen years older than I am.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Life is Art

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The Owls Have It

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Owl
Wiser than can be
Seeing great at night
Flying quieter over the sea
Making hope shine bright

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“The owl,” he was saying, “is one of the most curious creatures. A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps. They can see in the dark. I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming. What does he see and what does he know that the rest of the world is missing?”
~M.J. Rose

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“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?”

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“He respects Owl, because you can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right.” A.A. Milne

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Smiling

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Memories

Peace, Love and Smiles

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The Point

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The Owls Have It

Helga Sturkenboom

“There’s always a hidden owl in ‘knowledge’.” -E.I. Jane.

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“Owl is the grand and rather clever old man of the forest. He can also spell Tuesday.” -A. A. Milne.

Sasa Montiljo

“A wise old owl sat in an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can’t we be like that wise old bird?” -Edward Hersey Richards.

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“An owl is the wisest of all birds because the more it sees the the less it talks.” – Christie Watson.

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Handling Time

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