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Morning Full of Animals

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We made a big circle in our errands this morning. As we were going down the driveway with the humane trap and the raccoon that was in our garage this morning in the bed of the truck, two deer jumped across the driveway.

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We got my husband’s haircut, then went to Ace Hardware. There we saw a friend we haven’t seen in a long time. He had a possum on his shoulder! The possum was pure white with bright black eyes. I spoke to both of them, but wasn’t drawn to try to touch the possum. We got two big bags of sunflower seeds for our birds.

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We stopped at the local grocery store and then headed out of town to relocate the raccoon. We passed a dog who tried to chase the truck and then saw a bunch of rabbits running along the ditch beside the road. I had never seen that before.

When my husband let the raccoon out by the creek, he just walked out of the trap, not in a hurry. He was a big one, too.

On the way back to the house, we passed a pasture full of cows, and more deer as we got close to home.

It looks like the cold weather is bringing the animals out. My personal reaction was to fix us some lunch and then cuddle under my throw to take a nap. Later I’ll fill the feeders and also put out some suet cakes for the birds.

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Friday Love 10-28-2022

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Dose of Love on a Wednesday

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Love and Companionship

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Saturday Love

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Sunday Nuzzle

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Stunning Photograph

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We All Need Love on a Wednesday

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Wow

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Wow. My head is still spinning. When we were about half-way down our driveway this morning, a ‘parade’ of SIX deer leaped one at a time across the driveway in front of us! We have had TWO jump across the driveway as we started back up the driveway in the distant past, but we stared in amazement as one after another kept leaping. We unconsciously counted them, agreeing that we had seen SIX.

I’m not sure why they were all in the yard. I guess the sound of our truck coming down the driveway spurred the decision to cross the driveway and go somewhere else. We have so many trees we didn’t see anything until one leaped across the driveway. Then the ‘parade’ of gorgeous animals started.

Such a stunning sight!

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Need a Sunday Hug?

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Friday Kiss

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Wednesday Love

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Monday’s Hug 8-22-2022

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Love on a Sunday

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Friday Cuddle

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A Bit Extra Love Today

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Just in case you needed a bit extra today.

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Your Friday Snuggle

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Big Dog Love 11

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Big Dog Love 10

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Wednesday Hug

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Big Dog Love 8

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Big Dog Love 7

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Friday Love

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Loving a Big Dog 5

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Big Dog Love 3

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Big Dog Love 2

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The Challenges of Amber

This is Amber and my husband. Actually, she has gotten larger since this picture was taken, but it gives you a reasonable idea of her size. She weighs about 90 pounds.

I spend a lot of time loving her each day. She has her ‘rituals’ during the day and it’s very hard to distract her from them. For example, she comes to me when I’m at the computer, getting my attention and then staring across me toward my right pocket, where she knows I carry dog treats. She doesn’t have a subtle bone in her body. It’s very clear that she isn’t worried about ME, wanting love, or wanting to go out, or anything else – just a cookie.

This morning I was slow to respond to her drama. She climbed up – the front half of her in my lap – and nibbled on my ear. When I laughed, she used her front paw to encourage me further, catching me just below my neck with a couple of claws. She really got my attention with THAT. I’m not sure if I’ll have marks or not, but she did NOT get a cookie for that.

Yesterday she was jumping up and down beside the truck, as if she were on a trampoline, waiting for me to open the door for her so she could jump in. I started to open the door and she came down with both feet on MY feet. I was in sandals, so I really felt all 90 pounds of her. I now have bruises on the tops of both feet.

I have learned the lesson well that when she is in the yard with me, I need to pay attention. She suddenly decides she should join me. If she is across the yard, she starts running. I try to either get beside a tree, get up against something, or at least turn to the side so she doesn’t run smack into me, knocking me flat on my back. Kneeling down doesn’t help – it just allows me to fall down from a lower spot.

Amber will either keep me young or put me in the hospital. It’s never boring.

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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

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“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.

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“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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Beautiful Rabbits

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“Bunnies will always have a special place in my heart. They are often discredited as being good pets because they don’t ‘do anything’—ask any rabbit owner and watch how they laugh!” Shenita Etwaroo

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“The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.” Steven Wright

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“The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase unattainable material goals.” – Kit Williams

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“There’s nothing else I would rather do, unless there was a profession that involved cuddling bunny rabbits and kittens all day for money.” – Kat Dennings

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“Little rabbits have big ears.” – Virginia C. Andrews

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” -Martin Buber

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More Advice from Dogs

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“Read books. Lots of books.”

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“Find contentment in creating chaos.”

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

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

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

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“Give hugs.”

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“Accept everyone for who they are.”

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

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“Get into mischief.”

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