My Original Quotes and a Bit of The Ridiculous

Boogie was trapped as a young feral cat about 5-6 years ago. Weighs about 18 pounds. I adore this kitty.

Boogie was trapped as a young feral cat about 5-6 years ago. Weighs about 18 pounds. I adore this kitty.

A few of my own quotes/thoughts on life and pets. These are my ideas about life. Maybe my thoughts have been put to paper by someone else in a different way. This is what I know and think about life and what I have learned in my experiences. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do not expect anyone to agree with my thoughts regarding pets. Some or most people will think my opinion/s are radical. That is okay.

“If something unexpected is better than expected that is a bonus.
If something expected becomes unexpected that is a problem.”

-Yvonne Daniel

“A rescued pet will be a light in your eyes and a highlight in your life.” -Yvonne Daniel

There are a lot of nuts out there on the highways. And they are not lug nuts on the wheels but two legged ones behind the wheel.” – Yvonne Daniel

“Being normal means the ability to walk that swaying fine line between sanity and insanity. Frankly, I don’t know anyone who is a tightrope walker.” – Yvonne Daniel

“A life lesson is one that you bought because you paid for it dearly.” -Yvonne Daniel

To avoid disappointment if you are nice to someone don’t expect gratification in return. -Yvonne Daniel

If someone is addled brained it figuratively means they can’t add 2 + 2. -Yvonne Daniel

“Ruralality versus reality. When you’ve moved from city life to country life and the reality of the situation is when you find that country life is not what you had expected.” -Yvonne Daniel

They say that money can’t buy happiness. But if you adopt a cat or a dog from a kill shelter it’ll be one of the wisest and happiest investment that you’ll ever make.” -Yvonne Daniel

“I’ve been down and despite myself I’ve never been out for the count or totally out in left field.” -Yvonne Daniel

“Animals possess an ability that we as humans do not have. A beloved pet connects to us and becomes close in mind, body, and spirit. I do not believe that we connect to another human being in this manner.”
-Yvonne Daniel

“Definition of a worrywart: I worry when I am not worried thinking that something is terribly amiss and I had better find out what it is that I have missed to worry about.”-Yvonne Daniel

โ€œThe life of a pet seems as fleeting as the life of a butterflyโ€
-Yvonne Daniel

“Rescued animals in my care- priceless.” – Yvonne Daniel

These quotes are the property of Yvonne Daniel. Please do not copy.If by some remote chance anyone wants to use any of these- please contact me at my email address:

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38 thoughts on “My Original Quotes and a Bit of The Ridiculous

  1. dandyknife says:

    Good quotations. My best friend, a red Cardi, is curled up against my knee as I read them on this rainy morning. He says he especially agrees with the sayings about pets.

    • Hi Dandy. It is so nice of you to take a few monments and read my silly sayings. I’m glad that you agree about the pets that surely make a difference in one’s life. I’m grateful each day that I have pets in my life. I am never lonely. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your cardigans are gorgeous.

  2. This just arrived in my in box. So much wisdom, so many things I completely agree with, loved reading them all, and yes I’ve never known anyone who can walk a tightrope either. You’ve put into words how I feel about rescuing animals. Blessings!

    • Hi Paulette. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I’m glad that you have let me know that apparenttly notices are still going out. How weird. Thanks for liking the sanity and insanity and the tight rope. Yes, I think that we all sway back and forth a bit here and there throughout our life. Life throws a curved ball pretty often for some of us and others are not so lucky. How we handle those balls is a good way to know if we have “any balls” about situations that are very hard to face. I’ve “been there and done that” a good many times in my life as I am sure that most people have as well. There were times when I thought I would break into pieces but somehow I managed to see it all through.

  3. chatou11 says:

    I missed this post when my friend were at home. I’am glad I have just seen it now. I loved all you thoughts Yvonne, particularly this one ” a rescued pet will be a light in your eyes and a highlight in your life”
    . This is so right!
    Only a person who likes really pets and people can right this. I enjoyed every one.
    Thank you Yvonne.
    I love Boogie’s face, so much love in his eyes!

    • Chatou, I am so glad that you found the post. Some folks did not get notices. Two bloggers that I know of wrote in their blogs that notices had not been going out for their own blogs. I’ve no idea how to fix it so I reckon it will eventually fix itself at some point.

      And I have gathered that your pets of the past and the present were and are now a big part of your life. These furry creatures add so much to one’s life to often make a house a home that is filled with warmth.

      As always, thank you for being so nice to comment. You are appreciated. Regards, yvonne

  4. “Les Citations (quotes) d’Yvonne” : could be the title of your future book ? I love the way your thoughts go and how I you express them. “Lug nuts”, I know about “nut” but “lug” ? Anyway I understand what you mean.
    There are many of your quotes I can relate to, Yvonne. Namely the one about not expecting gratification. I also agree about adopting rescued cats and dogs being the wisest and happiest investment ever. My favorite – tho’ I like them all – is how a beloved pet connects to us and becomes close in mind, body and spirit. So very true and beautiful !

    Thank you Yvonne for this wonderful post, it makes you pause for a while and reflect with gratitude about the unique correspondences between us and our pets. Have a lovely Sunday. Ninio and I will be out for a walk to the woods later in the morning. Just now he is snoring lightly on my feet but at the word “promenade ?” he will jump up and head for the door, sitting patiently with excited eyes.

    • Dear Isa, you have made me laugh about the lug nuts. It is good you that asked the question. Here is the definition of a lug nut from Wikepedia in Google.

      “A lug nut is a fastener, specifically a nut, used to secure a wheel on a vehicle. Typically, lug nuts are found on automobiles, trucks (lorries), and other large vehicles utilizing rubber tires.” So every vehicle that is on the road must surely has lug nuts securing the tires to the wheel.

      You also caused me to smile when you mentioned a book. ๐Ÿ™‚ That is most likely something that will never happen but I surely wish that I were really smart and could put forth a book about my pets and my daughter’s experiences as a veterinarian. A bit extra would help with my little sanctuary.

      Thanks so much for reading and liking the two quotes that you singled out. I like the gratification one too as it has proven true more that a few times in my lifetime. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was taught as a youngster to say thank you and that I appreciate what you have done for me, etc. etc. If someone says thank you then that is all that is necessary. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Little Nino is a lucky dog to have you in his life and vice versa. Beagles are so smart and such good little dogs.

  5. shoreacres says:

    I really enjoyed the read. My favorite? โ€œRuralality versus reality. When youโ€™ve moved from city life to country life and the reality of the situation is when you find that country life is not what you had expected.โ€

    My goodness, I learned that lesson well! I went from years in Houston to rural South Texas, and I mean to tell you – there are stories. I just have to figure out how to get them told. Names changed to protect the innocent, and all that. But the truth of the matter is that I’d love to be back there now. Or in any country town, as a matter of fact. That’s probably never going to happen, but life is what it is. A hundred grand would get me out of here into a two-room cottage someplace, but I don’t play the lottery. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Linda, I never thought that the ruralality and reality one would resonate with anyone. I had gathered from you comments that you had once lived in the county but had no idea it was a "learning experience" for you. This I know. If you will get busy and write all of that- I really believe the book would be a hit. So there is your down payment or more and you can move to the country ๐Ÿ™‚ There should still be some places that are decent that don't cost an arm and a leg. I don't play the lottery either but sure could use a few K for sure.

      Thank you for commenting. Oh and you could even make do with a large one room house if it were laid out to be compact and efficient.

      Best regards, yvonne

  6. shoreacres says:

    Hi, Yvonne – Just a quick note here to let you know I didn’t get an email for this post. I’ll check everything on my end, but I’m sure I’m still subscribed. Once upon a time a WP glitch changed all my email settings – these things do happen.

    Anyhow, I’ll be back here later to read and enjoy. I’m looking forward to it, too!

  7. Just Rod says:

    So glad you decided to post these yvonnisms. But I didn’t get an email notification. I shall go and have it out with WP Reader right now. I don’t want to miss any of your posts. Can’t single one out, like them all.

    • Yes, please have a word with WP. I have no idea what to do about the el problemo of no notices. Quite a few or maybe I should make that a few people did not get a notice in email. I hardly ever read posts from the reader. Too much trouble for me. Just want to say thank you for commenting and I’m glad that you like them all.

      I tired to get Steve to post his funnies but he seems to have no memory of them. ๐Ÿ™‚ But maybe he’ll begin to write those down. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now then how about some of your wit going to paper with just your funny expressions. I have a feeling that you have plenty. Of course you write funny things anyhow. Your posts are very entertaining.

  8. Sneaking in on my expensive roaming.

    It’s important to worry. (say some of my dogs).

    More important to home. But we both know that.

    Flitting off now.

    • Thanks for commenting but I know that you dont’t have your computer so PLEASE SAVE THE YOUR MINUTES! These posts will keep- not closing the blog down. OKAY? Best regards, Yvonne

      PS: looked up Snowy’s breed. He is from the Canary Islands? and can have the laid back temperment of a Greyhound. Good socializtion and Snowy will be an ideal pet which he sounds like he is already.

      • Originally from north africa, greyhound mix and brought to Iberian peninsula with Phoenicians and Moors. Also in Portugal, Balaerics and apparently canaries. He is a little terror with razor sharp teeth, an assertive stance and a sharp little bark.

        • I can’t remember if you you gave Snowy a breed name or not. Somewhere is the back of my mind I am thinkng Portuguese Podengo which you must have written in one of your emails to me. It is quite an ancient breed. Since he has some greyhound ancestry he is of two minds. ๐Ÿ™‚ Probably needs lots of socialization with smaller animals and people as well. Don’t know if he has guard dog tendencies or not. He is a pretty one for sure. He might have been thrown away by a breeder since he is all white and that might be considered a fault to a breeder. That is so terribly sad. I think that is how I got Muddy my Lab since he is not a “good specimen.”

  9. desertrose7 says:

    I enjoyed and can relate to so many of those, especially the life lessons one.

    • Hi Tracy. Life lessons is one that is all too familiar. At my age I hope that those days of paying dearly for a lesson are over. As you mentioned, probably does just about anyone can relate and has learned a lesson the hard way. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Hope all is well with you and your family.

      Regards, Yvonne

  10. Office Diva says:

    Dearest Fairy Blogmother: I always knew you were pretty smart, but who knew you were keeping such gems to yourself? In addition to the wonderful portrait of Boogie (I think I have to agree with Andrew, this is a cat we are talking about, not a small heffalump, as Winnie the Pooh would say?) He is beautiful! However, this is no small kitty! Then again, I call my two big lumpity 76- and 78-lb dogs pups, so there we have. I suppose we like to remember just how danged adorable when they are infants.

    I like the unexpected/expected quote. Probably because I wasn’t expecting it. (hah!)

    I also laughed and laughed at the “lug nuts” one. Even though I have never heard your voice, it is as if I can hear it when I read this one aloud, and it cracks me up. This is the essence, I think of your humor. Wonderful! I have to agree with you – many, many nuts behind the wheel out there.

    Last but not least, my very favorite is the one about beloved pets being connected to us in mind, body and spirit. I do firmly believe that our soulmate pets become an extension of us in many ways; they absorb our pains and share them, often carrying some of the burden and lightening the load for us. Very, very few humans are capable of such giving.

    Very nice creative piece with original content! Loved it!

    Blessings, FBC

    • Thank you FGC for your lovely words. Yes. Those lug nuts are out there being driven by the nuts in the vehicles. Glad you like the unexpected too. The super comments from you guys is better than expected so that was unexpected for sure. When writing expected and unexpected it sure gets jumbled around in my little ole brain.

      Boogie is not a little cat, is he? He is not a heavy shedder either. I should call him Big Boogie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. My Two Favorites
    โ€œDefinition of a worrywart: I worry when I am not worried thinking that something is terribly amiss and I had better find out what it is that I have missed to worry about.โ€
    โ€œBeing normal means the ability to walk that swaying fine line between sanity and insanity. Frankly, I donโ€™t know anyone who is a tightrope walker.โ€

    Don’t worry about having Yogi’s wit, Yvonne. I like yours just fine…and…I don’t think Yogi knew what he was saying when he said what he said what he was saying.

    • Steve you are so funny. The knew what he was saying when he said it… is that one of Yogi’s or is that one yours. It is very good. Thanks for liking my little quotes. The quotes that I posted here are probably my best ones. Most people have singled out the ones they like the best. I have more of these little thoughts but figured they might be too silly. Everytime I get idea I jot it down. I think you’d have some jewels to post in your blog sometime. I admire your wit. Thank you for the nice comment.

      • Pure unadulterated Steve, Yvonne. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Excellent, Steve. That one is really good. Now it is your turn to do a post with your witty quotes. I would love to see them. I bet you have more hidden jewels tucked away.

          “I donโ€™t think Yogi knew what he was saying when he said what he said what he was saying.” -Steve Gingold.

          I really like this a lot. Very funny.

          I have one sort of in that vein which goes like this: ” I knew what I had known when I knowed it but I wasn’t knowing it all.” -Yvonne Daniel

          Really silly stuff but it stops folks in conversation while they “chew” on that for awile.

          That can be turned around several ways and still mean the same thing. My husband used to copy me and say, “I knowed what I knowed when I knowed it” -Danny Daniel.

        • Ah, I would like to do that, Yvonne. Unfortunately, my mind doesn’t work that way. I can come up with something once in a while or when given something to start with as you did, but to make a list of things I’ve said…I just can’t remember anything that way. ๐Ÿ™‚ Next week I won’t remember my faux Yogi quote. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Well….. I just wrote my goofy thoughts down. Of course my mind does not run very deep either. Those quotes just came about here and there over more than a few years. Every time you say or write a ditty. -write that down. Ok. I’ll leave you alone now and stop nagging. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • I’ll try to remember to do that, Yvonne. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Okay. You will surprise yourself!

  12. Andrew says:

    Are you sure, Yvonne, that Yogi Berra didn’t write these? They are excellent. I too love the tightrope quote best. How insightful. Boogie seems to be a very heavy cat. 18lbs sounds a lot. Thats 3 times the weight of Lulu plus a bit. Are you sure he’s a cat not a small cougar?

    • Andrew, how nice of you to write that these are good. Yes, I think the sanity and insanity is the best one. I thought that one up years ago while working as a RN in acute psychiatry. Sometimes staff’s behavior was swaying to and fro- not just the patients.

      I wish I had the wit of Yogi Berra. What a great catcher he was for the Yankees. And, he is still witty and funny.

      Boogie is huge as you mention. But he doesn’t look that heavy until you pick him up and that is a surprise. He might have Maine Coon in his background. He is so laid back- never hisses or swats at other cats. He’s very affectionate and just an around perfect pet. Quite a few of my cats weigh more than LuLu. But they don’t have her beauty. She looks like a little ball of cotton candy.

  13. Gorgeous Boogie! Very nice picture. And I like your quotes, especially the one about life lessons. So true! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Calee for saying that Boogie is gorgeous. He is one of the handsomest cats that I’ve been fortunate to have rescued. He has a lovely disposition as well. Yes, that life lesson mostly likey resonates with just about everyone. Too bad that life lessons are all so true.

  14. Kathy says:

    You are a most creative person! I’m not sure which one I like best. I can also see why you adore Boogie. My kids are still sharing kitten updates almost every day/week. Got the cutest picture of daughter’s kitten Kinder this morning.

    • Well, I have entering a reply for I think the third time. My words keep flying away. Thank you Kathy for taking time to comment. I love reading about how your kiddos love their kitten kids and send you weekly updates.Those two kittens really lucked out when they were adopted by your children. I think in your daughter’s case of living in an apartment in NYC that a cat is the perfect answer for companionship and practicality. They don’t have to be walked and don’t bark. So neighbors are not bothered and the work to care for the pet is so much easier.

  15. Lottie Nevin says:

    Yvonne, I don’t know where to start! What a treat you have given us today by posting your thoughts and musings on life and animals. They are all splendid and it’s difficult to choose, but my favourite ‘human’ one is this

    โ€œBeing normal means the ability to walk that swaying fine line between sanity and insanity. Frankly, I donโ€™t know anyone who is a tightrope walker.โ€ โ€“ Yvonne Daniel

    Oh how I can identity!

    and this……

    โ€œA life lesson is one that you bought because you paid for it dearly.โ€ -Yvonne Daniel

    And this one for the animals is perfect too

    They say that money canโ€™t buy happiness. But if you adopt a cat or a dog from a kill shelter itโ€™ll be one of the wisest and happiest investment that youโ€™ll ever make.โ€ -Yvonne Daniel

    Beautiful post, Yvonne. Thank you xxx

    • Lottie, you are so kind with your words. Thank you. I had this post on draft for many months and several times I almost trashed it. Of course I’ve had all these silly things written down in one “little book” of things that I want to keep. I just added to my collection every time I came up with ideas about how I think. Now lest you think I’m a “deep” thinker, well I’m not. I just think about some things in odd ways. Anyhoo, your lovely commnets are much appreciated. And the one that I also identify with and think is the best one is “the swaying fine line of sanity and insantity”. That comes from my years of working as a psych RN. Yvonne xxx

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