Golden Brodie shares a fall narrative

If you asked me what season my retriever self favors, I’d have to say autumn.  For several dog reasons:

  1. Cooler weather means longer walks.  I simply can not tolerate the heat.
  2. Piles of drying leaves.  I love rolling around in these smells and having the dying matter stick all over my coat…messy but the golden best.
  3. Pumpkin anything and everything appears.  Pumpkin dog treats, cooked pumpkin mixed with my food…bring it on.

    Golden Brodie sitting on the steps with his golden retriever cut-out pumpkin
    Golden Brodie with his golden retriever pumpkin
  4. Halloween dress-up.  This part is kinda hard for me but I deal with it.  So far, I have been a lion, a hot-dog and this year …cowboy get-up…black cowboy hat.  Say what???

    Golden Brodie dressed in his halloween "hot dog" costume
    No explanation necessary
  5. Turkey…yeah…each November we roast one and while I am not given human stuff…I do get a few well cut-up pieces of “the bird.”

Let’s count our blessing…Here’s to a golden autumn for us all.  Paws Up!

 

Golden Brodie sniffs out hurricane names 2017

Ok… my dog mind thought that each time a hurricane presented itself in the Atlantic…well…a bunch of people just decided on the spot what to name this horrible thing. But no…that’s so incorrect.

The World Meteorological Organization selects the names and the names are in rotation every six years…get it…rotation.  Best part of this name game…any hurricane that is really nasty and destructive…that given hurricane name is retired…so goodbye Harvey.  Prayers going out to all in the aftermath of Harvey and to those in the path of Hurricane Irma.

Read more about the naming of hurricanes.

 

Iowa Youth Livestock Show

Mitchell spends and devotes his life to doing the “good” with passion. Such wonderful young man and a lovely dairy cow.

Town & Country Gardening

Mitchell Miner, 15, of Williamsburg, Iowa and Audri entered the Iowa State Fair’s youth dairy cattle show. They prepared for weeks with Mitchell leading, clipping, walking and bathing Audri nonstop up to the competition. On the day of the show, Mitchell woke up at 3 a.m. his third straight early-morning rise putting the final touches on Audri.

Mitchell and Audri ended up placing fifth out of seven contestants, after hard competition, the two took a nap together.

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Pathway

Stay your path…

Mindfulness through a lens

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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Lightly child, lightly.

Go lightly…

Live & Learn


Notes:

  • Photo: Ellen Shumilova
  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”

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