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Zen to Zany

I laughed aloud when I saw this picture.

My husband and I got used to sleeping when we could, wandering around when we couldn’t, reading for another hour, then sleeping in, or taking a nap.

Then came Amber.

 

Amber at 3 months

Amber is a 3 month old yellow Labrador retriever. We adopted her at 10 weeks old, a month ago tomorrow.  And what a whirlwind of a month we’ve had!

Now our lives revolve on when Amber was last out. We take her out for at least a short walk every two hours from 7:30 in the morning until about 11:00 at night. If we’re not walking her, we make a point of going out to the porch to cuddle, play, talk, as well as check her water dish. (She’s definitely a water dog. We fill the bowl half full, and then she cannot seem to stand it until she gets at least one paw in it. She drinks it, plays in it, splashes it all over the floor. We’re hoping that she’ll learn that when she does this, she might have to go for a bit where the bowl is empty. (Not long, but we’re hoping long enough to get her attention and maybe get her to change her ways.)

She desperately wants to jump on, and play with, our 12-year-old cocker spaniel/schnauzer cross, Molly,

 

Molly

 

and our cats, Abby

 

Abby

and Smoke.

Smoke

The problem is, NO ONE, except her people, wants to play with HER!

The one who handles our new family member best is Smoke. She routinely gets nose to nose with Amber, and then whacks her with a paw. Abby disappears until ‘the baby’ has gone back out on the porch  Molly tries to disappear, and then growls and snaps a bit when Amber relentlessly continues to try to jump on her face. Of course, even when Amber was being good, standing in front of Molly with her head down, front paws straight out in front of her, bottom high in the air, and tail wagging furiously, Molly still growled and snapped.

The only one NOT giving us a hassle right now is Boo, my new black fish. It’s really hard to get a picture of her because of the reflection of the light on the bowl.

This picture is a professional one I found on the net, but it gives you a good idea of Boo’s face. She swims right over to me when I feed her, wiggling her body and lots of fins while goggling at me. She doesn’t say much and doesn’t give us any problems – a real relief right now.

To say logistics of where animals are at any given time is a full time job around here is a vast understatement. Also, in our efforts to get Amber acclimated to the house more, we try to invite her in several times a day. This is complicated because she loves to jump into the kiddie pool just before coming in from a walk, so we have to check to see how wet she is before she is allowed inside…

Suffice to say we fall into bed at night and are probably asleep within 30 seconds or less. We wake up still tired from the day before, but are determined to adapt to our new lifestyle, feeling lucky to have a houseful of wonderful animals.

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Magic of Whispers

Evolver Social Movement via Cathy Ruggiero

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Friendship

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Zen to Zany

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Insane

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Zen to Zany

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Tibetan Proverb

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I’m unable to give credit for this, but I think these are words by which you and I should live.

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Knowledge and Wisdom

Nino Chakvetadze via Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

Marilyn Vos Savant and Nino Chakvetadze via Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

The opportunity to learn something new is a quality of life thing.  Being open to new information keeps your brain active. Being aware of what’s happening around you allows you to appreciate being in the moment. Pushing yourself to try something outside your comfort zone is a challenge that keeps you more vital.  Trying new things opens up whole new worlds!

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Caring

Lisa Bearnes Richey

Mandy Hale via HealthyPlace.com via Lisa Bearnes Richey

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Keep On

Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

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I’m Rich

Lisa Bearnes Richey

Lisa Bearnes Richey

I love this quote, and I simply melted into a puddle when I saw this sweet little girl in the bucket.

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Music – Play on, Play on, Play on….

Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero

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Self-Esteem

Nino Chakvetadze via Zen to Zany

Nino Chakvetadze via Zen to Zany

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