A Smile Break!

My mind was very busy this weekend. Just one of those times where it feels like your mind is going all the time.  I feel it is time for a “Smile Break!” I can always depend on Pinterest to give me pictures to smile about.  Found some rather different animals this time. Hope you like them!  Feel free to make a caption for the picture or you can just say “Awh!” 🙂 Happy Sunday to you!

  1. globefish The Globefish- it makes you happy just looking at it! It is found in the deep seas of Australia.
  2. 4604339 The Blobfish ( really that is its  name)  It lives in the deep seas of Australia and New Zealand.
  3. enhanced-buzz-11806-1377639710-5 Dumbo Octopus
  4. enhanced-buzz-2829-1377640238-25 The Okapi is found in Central Africa
  5. 0da62601a6c5d735e84fe9ec086ba420  The Probiscus Monkey is from the forests of Borneo


There really are amazing creatures all over our world!  I am so glad! This world would be pretty dull without the wonderful animals that inhabit it and that sometimes can really teach us humans a thing or two!

We also couldn’t do without the more typical animals who make amazing pets!









Our Yorkie Lilly is seizing the moment to relax! She seizes the moment pretty often!


I like to call Maggie our “60’s dog. She was the most laid backed, peace loving dog we have had. We got her when she was 2 years old from a lady who could not handle taking care of her anymore. This was the first picture we took of her when we brought her home. She hopped up on our couch and just made herself at home right away! Sadly she passed away 4 years ago, but she blessed us in so many ways!


SURPRISE! This isn’t just a post of our wonderful relaxing pets.  I came across this picture and hey, can’t get much more relaxing than this. This is from years ago when Brad and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary. Went to the Grand Canyon and this was us having a little picnic, taking a break from a boat ride. Relaxing just to look at the picture and remember. 🙂

Snoopy says it the BEST!


For the Love of Animals!

My husband knows that he can never go wrong with giving me books as a Christmas gift.  I thought I would share the ones with you that he so kindly bought for me.  If you have an animal loving heart these collection of short stories will captivate you and the pictures will melt your heart.

The perfect books to read by the light of our Christmas Tree.  I am nice and cozy as I read snuggled up in my large, comfy Boston Terrier blanket.

There is a story of a Dalmatian adopting a spotted lamb as her own, when the lamb’s Mom rejected it.  One about a Chihuahua that was rescued from a drainage ditch and adopted into a home.  Sadly she had to lose her 2 front legs due to injuries from being thrown in the ditch, but she gets along fine in 2 little wheels made specially for her in place of her front legs.

It is quite the scene to see this little Chihuahua moving down the yard with her wheels and a Silky Chicken trotting along beside her.  They are great friends.  I had never heard of a Silky Chicken before.  I wasn’t sure about posting pictures from the book, so I found one on Pinterest for you.  photoid1181-210x300  Aren’t they cute!

There also is a story of a dog rescuing 17 horses from a barn fire.   These examples are just a few of the heartwarming stories that you will find in these 3 wonderful books.  Animals are amazing in so many different ways and I can’t imagine life without them!

I can’t mention wonderful books about animals without mentioning one that I have mentioned before, but for the benefit of new readers I will gladly mention it again.

61tpnzdujdl-_sx750_sy470_  A story that will melt your heart with its tenderness, you may want tissues on hand, but I assure you it has a happy ending!  You can also be assured that along with the tender moments, there are humorous moments as well.  If you know Colin, you know his gift of wit! Ray is living a wonderful life now! It was a long journey of hard work and much patience needed but the results are so rewarding! You can read more about Ray on Colin’s blog.  http://meandray.com/2017/12/27/rays-christmas/

I also want to mention another dear blogger friend’s book that recently came out.  She is teaching children to have appreciation for animals at a young age, with her wonderful paintings of them,  along with her original fun, silly poems.  Her blog is graced with her wonderful artistic talent and very yummy recipes.  https://lifeinbetween.me/2017/12/28/time-to-art/


If you decide to  purchase any of these books, I hope you enjoy them! I look at my Sheltie lying by the Christmas Tree and my Yorkie curled up on the couch and am so thankful that there are animals to grace our lives!

My Mom recently had hip replacement surgery. There were some complications so she is in a wheelchair for a little while.  Her adoring shih-tzu wasn’t sure what to think when she first saw her in the wheelchair, but she has decided that she is not letting my Mom out of her sight again!  Wherever my Mom wheels too her dog follows and places herself right in front of the wheelchair until my Mom is ready to wheel somewhere else.

Pets are so faithful and loving, oh the things that we can learn from them.



bf6f6418c480570c7d25e675840429e163f748c1120f20f6f6b4205fb7f217b9 I of course had to include the Owls! 🙂