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Glow of Happiness

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things—not the great occasions—give off the greatest glow of happiness. —Bing Crosby Duff here. I am a Canine and love The Simple Things. Bones to chew On. Other Puppies to play With. A new Toy? I’m delighted. Snackerels? I’m yours forever. A Snuggle or Tummy Rub? That’s the best….

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Being Helpful

Duff here. I was thinking the other day how Helpful I am in many Different Arenas. It’s cold in Our Part of the World now. After Mom and I return from Our Walk, She grooms Me. Now, In the summertime, I hop off Her lap and curl Up on the other End of the Sofa. For if I’m on Her…

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Whisper Your Problems Out

Sometimes when I get mad I go to my room and whisper bad words. —Buzz Feed, Teachers’ student sayings: anonymous 5-year-old Duff here. Mom and I heard: Most people can handle Their Families for four Hours on a Holiday. Then They need a Break. Old grudges return. Sibling rivalry is at its best. Squabbles erupt. These Bad Feelings can build…

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Remembering Who You Are

It’s okay. You just forgot who you are. Welcome back. —evolvemyhealth.com Duff here. It’s winding up into full gear for the Holiday Season. On top of My Regular Schedule, I watch Mom make Plans and purchase Gifts. She even made a list on Her Computer, noting what She bought and who It was For. This year, She got smart and…

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Wake Up Time

Duff here. Mom and I have a ritual, A specific pattern We follow to begin the Day. First, the little Westminster chime clock sounds the hour. For whatever reason, the Timepiece is 7 minutes Faster than the usual hour. This gives Mom time to stretch and begin to waken. The back up is The Alarm on Her cell phone, left…

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Water

On my daily morning walk with MacDuff, we pass a ditch with running water. Sometimes the ditch is fairly full, burbling and moving along. Once, it was so full it overflowed onto the empty lot on the corner. And other times, it is simply a trickle. The water itself is usually clear, with a definite movement to it. But it…

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Simple Pleasures Wonderful Memories

Life brings simple pleasures every day. It’s up to us to make them wonderful memories. —Bill Bryson Duff here. Simple pleasures are a Delight. Mine begin when I wake, for I am grateful to see Another Sunrise. I love the part of my Morning Routine where I stretch and rub My Muzzle in a Soft Rug. I have used This…

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