Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom via Sabon

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: (Very) Sleepy

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Source: Tiny Doberman puppy from Attack of the Cute

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: Magical Nature Tours

Michael, you Curmudgeon. Even you might smile at this.


Hump Day Howl from Belka the Siberian Husky. 20 days old.


Thank you Lori.

Saturday Morning

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Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom via fourfrenchies

Patriots

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Credits:

  • Eric – thank you for the Zeke pic. Rachel wants credit for Zeke/flag background set up. Eric disputes that she had any involvement in the production.
  • Patton from FogsMovieReviews

Good Morning. We’re Ready. Ready to Go.

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Source: The Pet’s Mart (The 10 Naughtiest Dog Breeds)

Monday Mantra: Lead

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Source: Gifak-net


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Coffee Time!

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Photographer: Elke Vogelsang

 

Saturday Morning

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Source: Nezart Design

Guess.What.Day.It.Is?

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The Kick off of the 2014 World Cup
Here’s our very own Zekester waiting for the U.S. game…


Photographer: Thank you Susan


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: The Winner is…


Owner tries to wake-up his puppy at 3:30am.
Winner of the year for Adorable Puppy?
This Great Dane: The runaway winner.


Thank you Janet.

5:00 PM Bell: A race to get home

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Source: awreckofadaydreamer

 

Morning walk with my little friend

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He’s just a puppy!


Notes: Thank you Carol via Sun Gazing.

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Shower Time!

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Source: themetapicture.com

5:00 PM Bell: Get Shades On. Get Home.

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Source: Animated Gifs

Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call: A Long Weekend

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Source: Life is Tiring by David Bouchat.  Thank you Carol.

Hump Day Heads-Up

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Source: gifak.net
 

Saturday Morning

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The weekday frenzy slows to a drip.
A quiet sets in.
Zeke jumps on the bed, curls once, twice and falls, leaning into me. And sighs.
Going Down. Down. Down.
The great Unwind commences.


Credits: Image – Lulufrost

 

 

5:01 Bell: Racing to the weekend!

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Source: gifak

 

You wake up. And say. I need to smile. And…BANG!

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Don’t you just love these two (especially the ear flaps UP on queue)

(Note to Self: How many times can you watch this loop, when you know the outcome?)


Source: HungarianSoul

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Source: themetapicture.com

What day is it? What day is it? Ahhhhh, yes.

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Source: writingwindsprints

Saturday Morning Plan

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Source: YourEyesBlazeOut


T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: themetapicture.com


Rescue Me

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Beagle rescued from testing lab. He had never previously walked on grass.

And be sure not to miss this video.


Image Source: Chikita Banana

Weekend Plans

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Source: Irenesire

 

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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T.G.I.F.: It’s Been A Long Week

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Source: Themetapicture.com

T.G.I.F.

T.G.I.F., puppy,


Source: Thank you Carol.


T.G.I.T.: It’s been a long week!

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Source: 4gifs.com


Running. With Chubby.

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Zeke and I slow and stop on a narrow part of the trail as we close in on a walker and her puppy.

“Is he a Vizsla?”

She’s tall. Lean. Has to be 6′ 3″. A trace of Euro accent. East German Swimmer? Swedish Volleyball player?

D: “Yes.”

“He’s Big.”

Her cute 5-month old terrier is at her heels. Bouncing on her toes. Looking up at her Mommy with admiration.

D: “Big?”

“Aren’t Vizsla’s smaller?”

Her pup has a pink collar. Lean. Muscled. Beautiful dog.

D: “Snacks.”

She grins and points. There’s Zeke. He’s 20 yards off the trail. Rolling on his back, grinding in Deer urine.  

I leash Zeke up. He’s still on his back, with all four legs in the air. His eyes manic, full, are locked on mine. He’s baring his teeth and growling.

“Zeke, Don’t Screw With Me.”  

And, then with a firm, snap-tug on the leash, I drag him behind me until we’re back in rhythm.

Team Frito-Lay builds a head a steam and roars by Team Euro.

Big and Bad.

Time Check: 5 miles. 63 minutes.

Nap Time.


Related Posts: Running Series. Image Source: Mine! Taken today on the run.


How was your week?

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I love Saturday Mornings!

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T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Thank you Carol

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Image Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

T.G.I.F.: Never.Take.Your.Eye.Off.The…

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It’s still ONLY Wednesday?

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Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call: Way too soon…

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Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

Monday Morning Wake-up Call: Still Sleeping

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Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

Habits

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When I carefully consider the curious habits of dogs
I am compelled to conclude
That man is the superior animal.

When I consider the curious habits of man
I confess, my friend, I am puzzled.

— Ezra Pound


Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (1885 – 1972) was born in Hailey, Idaho and was an American expatriate poet. During his stay in London in the early 20th century as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, he helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost and Ernest Hemingway. His political views ensure that his work remains controversial; in 1933 Time magazine called him “a cat that walks by himself, tenaciously unhousebroken and very unsafe for children.” Hemingway nevertheless wrote: “The best of Pound’s writing – and it is in the Cantos – will last as long as there is any literature.”

I resolved that at 30 I would know more about poetry than any man living, that I would know what was accounted poetry everywhere, what part of poetry was “indestructible,” what part could not be lost by translation and – scarcely less important – what effects were obtainable in one language only and were utterly incapable of being translated. In this search I learned more or less of nine foreign languages, I read Oriental stuff in translations, I fought every University regulation and every professor who tried to make me learn anything except this, or who bothered me with “requirements for degrees.”


Sources: Photograph – Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom via Etsy.com. Poem: Journal of Nobody


Passages?

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OK, I need help interpreting the illustration:

  1. She’s single and sleeping alone. Courting suitors?
  2. She’s married. Shares her bed.
  3. She’s married. Shares her bed with another.  Their child.
  4. The family gets a dog. Dog sleeps in bed.  Less room on bed. (This is all sounding close to home.)
  5. She’s pushed out of bed by husband, child and dog? Further separation?
  6. Empty Nesters pull together?
  7. She’s alone. (Husband deceased? Divorced?) Finds peace in meditation and being alone?

Source: “Passages” – NY Times Sunday Book Review


Where’s the Groundhog?

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Running. On S-Sunday.

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Sunday
Sleep in
Sabbath
Sunrise
S(z)eke
Snow
Scenery*
Six Mile run. Sixty-two minutes.
Shower
Siesta
Snackin’. Salsa
Superbowl. Seattle!
Sleep


*Sylvia Plath: I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery— air, mountains, trees…I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”


Related Posts: Running Series. Credit: Thank you Susan for photo of Zeke.

Bona Fide (not). But loved it anyway.


Voting over. Hands down the best ad in the upcoming Superbowl XLVIII. 5,300,000 views on Youtube and counting.


Thank you Rachel

Feel like…

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Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

Morning Wake-Up Call After Long Weekend: Still sleepy…

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An Australian Blue Heeler goes to sleep on top of the flock it has herded.

And if you are still fascinated about herding, read worthy story in today’s WSJ on Cattle Herders in Australia: For Rookie Cowboys, Snakes and Aches Driving Cattle on the Australian Range


Source: Mme Scherzo


Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes!

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We become religious,
then we turn from it,
then we are in need and maybe we turn back.
We turn to making money,
then we turn to the moral life,
then we think about money again.
We meet wonderful people, but lose them
in our busyness.
We’re, as the saying goes, all over the place.
Steadfastness, it seems,
is more about dogs than about us.
One of the reasons we love them so much.

~ Mary Oliver


Credits:

  • Thank you MJL for sharing the poem.  I must check out Mary Oliver’s book “Dog Songs.”  Amazing reviews on Amazon.
  • Poem Source: “How It Is with Us, and How It Is with Them” by Mary Oliver, from Dog Songs via Writersalmanac
  • Thank you Susan for the picture of our Zeke.

How to master deceleration into the weekend

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Decelerate.
Tap brakes. Slide on black ice under full control.
Never break eye contact.
Wag tail throughout.
Ensure ear flaps are fully synchronized.
Pièce de résistance?
Right eye blink in finish.


Source: Your Eyes Blaze out


What Fresh Hell Is This?

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6º F.
Winds gusting at 24 mph.
Feels like minus 13º F.


Credits: Image Credit: DISPATCH by Gokhan Cukurova. Post Title: Quote by Marion Meade