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Meet my walking partner.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I'm so excited to introduce my new little buddy. He is a Chug (cross of a Pug and a Chihuahua). We found him with our local rescue group and he is surprising me so far. Walks very nicely and is calm submissive. (Ceasar would be proud.) His age is estimated to be
around 1 year.
Now my biggest problem is between my husband and I on what to call him. Will he be a Cosmo or a Topper? emoticon

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TRAINER_T 10/26/2011 9:34AM


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GEEKSMEGGLY 1/24/2011 7:43PM

    Cosmo it is!!! emoticon Just what I wanted too.

Thanks Spark friends! I waited for your input and showed it to my husband and he relented.


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FRAN0426 1/24/2011 5:19PM

    What a cutie, great that hs's a good walking buddy. I like the name Cosmo

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CAROLIAN 1/24/2011 1:51PM

    i too like cosmo hes so cute emoticon

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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 1/24/2011 9:21AM

    emoticon He's so cute. Enjoy your new walking partner whatever you name him.

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PATTYKLAVER 1/24/2011 8:19AM

    I'm thinking like the others - Cosmo seems to be the way I'm leaning. What a cutie! Looks like a great walking partner - wishing I had one.

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MUMNPETS 1/24/2011 8:12AM

    He is so gorgeous. I like the name Cosmo. Hope you have many happy walks together. emoticon

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ROSEWCI 1/24/2011 7:02AM

    My vote is Cosmo! And...he's adorable!

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RHONDA_11 1/23/2011 10:18PM

    He is adorable. I like Cosmo too. emoticon

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MNBRINKLEY 1/23/2011 9:44PM

    He looks like a Cosmo. Let us know what you decide

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New Year-New Vision

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Your destination is a life of meaning, fulfillment, creativity, and joy—a life free of your fears, obsessions, compulsions, and addictions, without the insecurities that others activate so easily and the torments they create in you."-Gary Zukav

This quote sums up where I am in life and where I know I want to be.
My intention this year is to drown out the constant babble of negativity that surrounds us all and replace it with as much positive and uplifting self talk as I can create. To be conscious of what I am creating each day for myself and those around me.

"We create our realities, whether it be pain or joy, by our self-beliefs."

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RHONDA_11 1/16/2011 12:59PM

    I love this blog. I am also trying to become aware of the negative voice in my head and more importantly to replace it with kindness. I am finding this very, very difficult to do. I did not realize how long this mean voice has reigned in my head and it does not want to leave. I am trying though. emoticon

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"Do you make your own history?...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Or do you endure the life that others make for you? When you choose a direction and dedicate yourself to it, you make history. When you listen to naysayers who convince you that it can't be done, you endure history."
This quote came from today's Healthy Reflections email. The most perfect reminder for me especially at this time of year. emoticon

Because I'm a people pleaser from way back, emoticon saying no to food offerings of others can be very uncomfortable. Now I realize by not making myself and my needs a priority I will be the uncomfortable one and that feeling can last far longer than the moment I may have politely turned down someones yummy offering.

This season I will face food choices from the standpoint of what I want and need with no fear of family dinners and buffets. I will consciously fill my plate with tomorrow in mind. My goal is to write the history that will cause me to feel and look better.

emoticonWishing all a Happy Holiday. emoticon

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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 12/15/2010 10:00AM

    emoticon Great blog. Thanks!!!

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Hard Freeze in Florida

Monday, December 13, 2010

The prediction is for 25 degrees. The tropical plants have been dragged inside. The cats are excited to get at the plants. I will need to be vigilant or dirt will be everywhere. The pool pump is covered and running. I placed a flood light on a tender bush out front. The oranges have been picked so the ripened fruit does not freeze.
This is the usual course of action for us when the temperature drops here in central Florida but I love it. Feels very Christmassy! emoticon

Because I'm on a water pump, I'm off to make sure we have water for morning in case the electricity fails. The news reports outages may happen.
Hope all my spark friends stay warm. emoticon

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KUPUNA 12/14/2010 6:56AM

    not quite so cold on the coast. Pinellas Co. FL 37 this morning, but my dog hates it LOL. THinking of all of you in the north with all that snow. Stay warm and have a Merry Christmas!!!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 12/14/2010 12:31AM

    Cold here - but that's pretty normal!
If you can stand the smell, drop a few moth balls on the soil in the plants. It will keep the cats away.
I used to buy nylon netting and wrap it around the flower pot and tie it a few inches up the stem of my plants when i'd bring them in for the winter. It worked with my other cats, but Jake ate all my plants - every leave, stem - he even tries to eat dried and/or silk arrangements and any cut flowers I get! I love him anyway!

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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 12/13/2010 9:25PM

    emoticon It's 9 degrees in Saginaw MI with a wind chill of -7. We had around 5 inches of snow Saturday night and Sunday which really isn't much but with gale force winds we have major drifting and very icy roads. I'm thinking about hibernating til spring! LOL emoticon

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MOMOF3NEWYORK 12/13/2010 8:46PM

    Thinking of you all down there in Florida. Here in upstate NY it's currently 14 degrees with a wind chill of -2. We have a foot of snow forecast, but I think it's going to miss us. Again!! Oh well, will be safer traveling.
Wishing you warmth and a wonderful holiday!! emoticon

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Fourteen Years of Love and Devotion

Saturday, December 04, 2010

My dear little pet dog Dakota has been struggling with heart congestion for the last 6 months. After a rough few weeks and now her increasingly weakened condition we are taking her back in today. I'm so sad she will not be coming home with me this time.

I have had many dogs over the years and enjoyed each one. Dakota came to me in a particularly rough time in my life. A time when I was coping with the long illness and passing of our first grandson. I have always regarded her as a special little angel sent just for me. Her bouncy energetic attitude could always lift my spirits. When I have not felt well she was the reason to get out of the house and exercise. She knew the schedule and urged me on. We have hiked many trails over the years and she especially enjoyed her beach excursions. She always had enough energy for just one more throw of the ball.

It is hard for me to imagine a more comical and happy little four legged spirit than Dakota and I know I have been blessed with her by my side.

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MONTY68 12/6/2010 1:21AM

    Hi Bonnie
I am so sorry to hear about your Dakota. No matter what is felt, it is a sad experience to go through, you did share some beautiful events that were shared with Dakota. She came to you in time when you needed that kind of support and has been a loving pet fore a long time.
I don't think we ever quite get over the lost of a pet, I know that I still think of my pets who passed away in my care. You have a great number of loving memories and those will always be with you.
You are in my thoughts .

Monty emoticon emoticon

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BACK2SQUARE1 12/4/2010 7:43PM

    Oh, Bonnie! I am so sorry. It is the hardest thing to have to put them to rest but it is part of loving them - so much that despite the God-awful pain of it, you just can't let them suffer anymore. Have a good long cry and go to bed! Try to remember some really cute and funny times with her and know she is now pain free.


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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 12/4/2010 11:44AM

    emoticon I'm sorry to read about Dakota's problems. I know how difficult it is to see your beloved pet getting weaker and weaker. July, 2009 we had to put our 11 year old daschund to sleep. It was a very difficult decision. We adopted a new daschund this past July, but I still miss Teddy. emoticon

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