Things A Dog Lover Should Not Forget (video)

I saw this on Face Book and perhaps many of you have previously seen this video. I think it’s well done and the music is not bad. You might even shed a tear or two if you love dogs as much as many of the folks that I follow.

Dogs have always been a huge part of my life and will be, until I depart this earth. I lost two of my dogs several months ago.  I miss them but I still have a pack that keep me on my toes and make me feel loved when I feel that life is a lost cause.

My apologies to the bloggers (some of you I have followed for four years or more) for not keeping up with reading and commenting. Life dealt me a double whammy this year. That old saying “what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger” might have some merit but…. So, this very quiet central Texas evening, I decided that I had better take care of this blog and do something for myself, even if I just copy and paste.

I have in this computer, new butterfly photos from this Fall but, I can not access them because this cotton picking computer updated and went back to Windows 10. I can get to my older pics but not the latest. I will need to download to external hard drive and then go to Best Buy and have them install a Windows 8.1 – I hope. My daughter thinks I jinx all my computers. She has never heard of anyone having as many computer problems as her mother. Oh well. If any if you are trying to understand what I just wrote, don’t even try. It’s complicated. 🙂

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM6GWiD5FuA&t=39s                Video is below.

 

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88 thoughts on “Things A Dog Lover Should Not Forget (video)

  1. Tammi Kale says:

    How precious! I’m hugging my boy a bit closer tonight! Thank you for this video – glad I found you.

    • Hi Tammi. I’m glad to meet you via our blogs. I’ve no idea how you found your way over here but thank you. I’ll be hopping over to your blog, I hope tomorrow. It is late here in central Texas- almost 11:30pm and will be by the time I stop typing. I’m behind because I’ve been watching the mews about the flood on the Texas coast since 7pm. I had not been looking at TV but had been reading about it on Internet news.

      Regards,
      Yvonne D.

  2. chatou11 says:

    Hi Yvonne, I am waiting for your new topic.. I hope you son is going well and I wish him all the best. Thank you for all your visits.

    • Hi Chatou. I am always very happy to see your posts. I always learn something. My son continues with speech and he has made good strides in short term memory. Speech is lispy some days and more so on other days. I suppose that is just how the brain heals. His therapist at Baylor U. told me without asking, that he has shown nice improvement, cognitively. I was very pleased to hear that. He is independent in all areas and is driving since about October. He never lost his skills. Thank God for that.

      I have many things to post- just don’t know what to release. I’m thinking of closing comments so that folks need not worry about commenting. My blog is not everyone’s cup of tea and I worry that folks feel they must comment out of duty.

      Take care dear lady.

      • chatou11 says:

        Thank you Yvonne for the good news I am glad that your son has an improvement cognitively.. it is very long but when you see he is getting better you must be very happy. Why do you say that your blog is not everyone’s cup of tea! It is very interesting and if you close comments it will be very frustrating for people who like to make comments. Hope you will post very soon. Have a nice weekend. Take care.
        Chatou

        • Ok will leave comments open. Thank you Chatou but, people tire of the same “O” same “O.” A follower and commenter must really be into animals and sometimes other stuff to get anything from my bog. 🙂 And sometimes I whine. 🙂

  3. Aww, that dog video just made me want to hug my dog! They don’t like that, though, or so I’m told. Our dog definitely gets plenty of attention. I’m watching the Puppy Bowl for her right now–she’s sleeping through it, I think! So sorry about all the life troubles you’ve been having, but I hope you find plenty of opportunities to do things for YOU!

    • Deaar Stephanie, I am so sorry to be terribly late in replying to your lovely comment. I’m afraid that at times, I’m a poor example of good blogger. The Puppy Bowl is one cute little act and I’ve watched it in the past. I wanted to see all those pups up close and personal and hug them all. Life is still a b—h but I’m enduring somehow. Things will at some point get better. Thank you so much for visiting the blog and for taking the time to comment. You are appreciated. Take care. Regards, Yvonne D.

  4. Such a beautiful video. I have loved many dogs and used to feed tons of street dogs daily in our home in Nicaragua. One was old and beat up, so much so that I named him Scarface. My own dogs hated him because they were jealous of the love I gave him too. He rested his heavy head in my hands amd I told him how beautiful he was. I was with him in his final moments and thankfully he died knowing how much he was loved.( He showed up at my door and collapsed…how he made it there, I do not know. But he did!)

    Peta

    • Hi peta. It’s a marvelous adventure that you and your husband have undertaken. I admire anyone that has the guts who can leave it all behind and go see the world. Your experiences in Nicaragua must have broken your heart sometimes. You sound like a compassionate lady to have fed the street dogs and to have been kind to Scarface. I’m so glad you were able to give a measure of comfort. He made it to you because he knew he was dying and wanted to be in loving hands. That is what he had to give to you in his final moments- a thank you. Bless you, dear lady.Peta

  5. Hi Yvonne!
    I just came over to see how you’ve been? I see some of your comments here and there on blogs, so I know you’re still kicking 😉
    I hope things are better with your son. It’s been so long since I heard an update.
    Best wishes to you!

    • I’m sorry to be so late to reply to your very nice comment. I am okay. Not great but okay. Recovering from a horrible case of bronchitis and sinusitis. I’ve been taking Doxycycline for 7 days and finish the last dose tomorrow evening.I’ve been very busy with my sis since her stroke in July, visiting her almost every day but had to let up some because it was killing me. I dropped commenting on some blogs- not for personal reasons just could not keep up with daily posters but I do read your blog most days. I hope you are well and the border collies too as well as your husband. I’ll return to your blog one of these days- I hope when things are more settled in my tiny family. MY son is doing well and still going to speech therapy. It has improved a great deal but his short term memory some days is off some. Not bad but not the best either so he gets cognitive therapy with speech. He is very high functioning and does not appear to have a brain injury. Back injury prevents him from working at his ornamental iron business so that is shut down and the shop sits dusty and bleak. His back surgery might need to be re-done at some point. He is blessed. Take care, Yvonne x

      • No problem 😊 on reply time.
        I know life comes at you fast… live it or don’t. It still passes fast.
        I’ve been lucky to avoid the sickness being passed around.. at least for now. Hubby got sick and actually took a day off work. 13 years with the man and it was the first sick day I’ve seen him take.
        I’m sorry to hear about your sister. I hope you know how awesome you are 😆 caring for her.
        I hope you’re son can get the back surgery he needs and can get back to his art. That would kill me. Not being able to do arty things.
        I do miss your touching posts and wonderful comments, but understand your circumstances. I just wanted you to know I do think of you time to time, and I always hope you’re doing OK. 😙

        • Thank you, Ilex. I do like to comment but I sometimes tend to yap too much. I am still ill with this “stuff. Thick mucous that is almost like glue. Your husband was really ill if he missed work. I know at my age that this respiratory and sinus thing is hard to shake. My son is actually a fabricator of ornamental iron. Gates, fences, window and door grills, metal cut-outs to imbed in large drive way gates. He did make some individual metal art such as deer, turkey, geese, cranes. He used what is called a plasma cutter. It has a fine bead so that the metal cuts pretty even and then he would grind the rough edges.

  6. A tear jerker that filled me with gratitude for being allowed to live,with dogs.

  7. atkokosplace says:

    What a wonderful video. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve had dogs all my life. They have taught me so much. I thank you again for sharing. Happy New Year! Koko 🙂

    • Hello Koko and thank you for stopping in and commenting. I’m glad to know that you love dogs too. They are the best but then so are cats and I’ve yet to decide which is my favorite. I visited your blog and it is unique. I shall return again so that I can enjoy the lovely photos of your home. I think that I’m following you but I must now go back and check again. A happy New Year to you, as well.

      Best regards,
      Yvonne

      • atkokosplace says:

        Wonderful of you to take the time to have a look around and comment! Means a lot to me! Dogs and cats, pros and cons to both. I have both as you know and it would be hard to say which I like more too. Some of the cats act like dogs and vice versa. It would be nice to see you again! Take care and have a wonderful day! 🙂

        • Koko, I will be back for sure and it’s always good to know there is another blogger who likes both cats and dogs. Most of the folks who follow me, are dog people and only a small portion have both cats and dogs. Take care and I shall return to your blog. 🙂

          Best regards,
          Yvonne

        • atkokosplace says:

          All my life I had dogs. One day a feral cat had babies and my son brought one home. Then we took in a pregnant cat destined for the pound and we took her in…the rest is history! So now we love both dogs and cats! 🙂

        • Well I’ll be cat. 🙂 (The slang expression here in Texas is, “well I’ll be dog or doggone”). Sorry but I’m not sure where the quotation marks go at the end of that last sentence. 🙂 Anyhow, good for your son for bringing the feral kitten home. And I’m gad you took the mommy cat in to save her from most likely a doomed fate. Cats and dogs do get along if you are careful and have a dog/s that is/are not prey driven.

        • atkokosplace says:

          I got lucky my dogs like cats. Often times are found sleeping together!

        • Lucky is an under statement. My dogs tolerate the cats but they don’t co-mingle. Only to a certain degree. Several cats love rubbing on the dogs but the dogs do not reciprocate the affection.

  8. Val says:

    Yvonne, I can’t believe that I didn’t comment on this post! So sorry. (And right at the moment I am struggling a bit with one-hand typing as I wrenched my left arm and shoulder in bed last night)
    The video is sweet. There are some dogs I like but I’m very wary of a lot of them as I was bitten on my face (near an eye) by one many years ago. It seemed friendly, but I misinterpreted its approach, I think. And also I still get allergic asthma in their presence.
    W10 – terrible operating system. I’m still doing battle with it on my tablet.
    All good wishes for 2017 and I hope your son continues in his progress. As you and I are also in contact ‘off-blog’ of course I know many of the problems you’re facing in your life. Those are and should be your priorities, not blogging or replying to comments. xx

    • Val, it is my belief that if you follow and read someone’s blog then it requires a comment. I well understand that anyone can miss a blog here and there. It simply happens. I didn’t even know that you had a blog again since I had not written to you in a while after things in my life went to hell in a hand basket. So I really want to catch up on your blog. it’s very good and right up my alley.

      I remember that you had written about being bitten when you were young. That is a deterrent and especially if you’re allergic to dogs. Allergies cause lots of problems which can ruin your health.
      Hopefully I can get back to my blog but might post with comments off. I shall see. Most of what I want to post is in some form or the other, educational, and those drafts are sitting there waiting for photo attachments. I can’t work on some of them because I can’t get them to the Media Gallery from this dang computer. The newest ones from this past Fall went to where W10 put them. That section is apparently not compatible with WP. I did manage to retrieve one or two and I have not the foggiest idea of how I did that. Makes me want to scream.

      Anyhow, If I haven’t already written, I’m wishing you and Mr. H a wonderful New Year and improved health for you. xxx

      • Val says:

        Thanks, Yvonne. And – sending you new year hugs. Be well.

      • Val says:

        I just had a thought about your media/wordpress/W10 problems. When I got my tablet, it was using a new browser (called ‘Edge’) and I’ve always used Firefox, so I disabled Edge and (not because of that) Firefox wouldn’t work properly – particularly not with WordPress (though it works fine with W7 on the desktop pc). So I installed Chrome and now I only ever use Chrome with WordPress. It’s a very fast browser. You might try that (if you’re not already using Chrome). You can download it from here: http://browsehappy.com/ You can use more than one browser on a computer. Somewhere, also, I have a couple of articles about the W10 settings if you want them..

        • Huge thanks for the info. I will look into it when I have more time. Actually, I’m using W explorer- had a computer nerd do that for me when I got this computer 12/4/15. It is still, what I consider to be a new computer but it has all kinds of hang-ups. I’m thinking of taking it to best Buy or I might call Costco tech support tomorrow if I have the time. You info has always been invaluable to me. 🙂

        • Val says:

          You’re welcome. I’m sure it’s possible to get it sorted out somehow. Another thought I had about your vanishing photos – if they’ve gone not just from WordPress but from your computer – is that Windows 10 uses a program called ‘OneDrive’ that can automatically transfer files from the computer to the Cloud (in other words, to virtual, online storage) without your knowledge – and it then removes the original files from the computer! I was so outraged when I read about it that I disabled the program so that it couldn’t do that! These were the instructions I used to do that, just in case it might be of use to you: https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Turn-off-or-uninstall-OneDrive-f32a17ce-3336-40fe-9c38-6efb09f944b0
          But if your photos ARE on the OneDrive Cloud, you should find and download them back to your computer first. Thankfully I disabled it on mine before it had a chance to do any mischief!

        • Val, I thought about the cloud but I was able to get one from there to post on FB. It’s the one of the female Monarch butterfly. I have no idea how I was able to get that one. WP just will not go to that particular section. For several days FB has been very messed up and I could not get it to work and I could barely type there. At times this computer gets cranky- it will not let me type. I touch the keys but the letters either will not go on the screen or it takes a long time while tapping the keys before a letter will appear. Right now it is behaving. I will somehow work up the nerve to go to Best Buy. I think it will take a tech to look at the screen in order to see what it is doing. I would like to get a W7 Pro installed if it is still available but I need to work on other priorities today and tomorrow. I really do appreciate all that you are doing to help me. I am very miffed about Microsoft and the stupid things the company has done with the computer system. I plan to shell out for a Mac but probably not this year. I figure I could kick the bucket at any time since I am now so damn old. Might as well spend some of my savings to enjoy life. I don’t take trips nor eat out or, go to the movies. I disconnected from cable TV and could get 3-4 channels without cable but I’d have to get a special attachment to get ABC, NBC, CBS and, possibly PBS. Will be in touch to let you know what I’ve accomplished with the photo problem.

        • Val says:

          Okay. 🙂 x (I’m off to bed now and need to rest my arm)

  9. Thinking of you as the New Year approaches. Thanks for coming by my blog often and commenting. I love seeing you there. I’m glad to hear that your son is recovering, despite some obstacles. May the New Year bring you both health and happiness and hope. xo

    • Dear Pamela

      It is my pleasure to have you visit and I, to visit and read your most enjoyable posts/stories. Thank you for the good wishes. A Happy New Year to you and yours as well.

      All the best,
      Yvonne

  10. chatou11 says:

    Dear Yvonne I am wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas hoping your son is getting better. Xxxxx from Chantal

    • Aah thank you , Chantal. My son is doing very well other than depression and almost constant back pain. Still has a bit of speech impediment but it’s pretty minor. I am grateful and thankful to God for sparing his life and making him almost completely whole again. He was blessed and so was our tiny family. Here’s wishing a happy holiday season for you and your loved ones as well. Take care, dear lady. All the best too you. xxxx Yvonne

    • Chantal. than you so much for the good Christmas wishes. I hope that you had a very nice Christmas with your family. My son is doing fairly well other than for depression and anxiety which the doctors said goes with the brain injury. He has continued with speech therapy all year and since September he has gone to Baylor University speech clinic. He has done well with his speech and really only has what I consider to be a minor problem. He speaks better on some days than others and that is simply how the brain works. His short term memory is pretty good but could use improvement. He will resume speech and cognitive therapy January 17th. ( I think that is the date). Yvonne xxxx

  11. Elyse says:

    That video was terrific — I’m so glad I came over here to see your blog. Like you, I’ve had dogs all my life, and life just isn’t life without that greeting when I come home, that determination to sneak a kiss (or climb on the couch). Love. That’s what it’s all about.

    • Hi Elyse. I’m so sorry to be so terribly late in replying to your comment. I am so glad to know that you too, like and have dogs all your life. It is the best feeling in the world to have that un-conditional love from something that has so much love to give to use mere humans. Thanks for the visit.

      Best regards, Yvonne

      • Elyse says:

        No problem at all! It just means I get to re-watch the video!

        Happy Holidays to you!

        • And a happy holiday to you too, Elyse. I’m glad you like the video. I watch favorite animal videos several times too. I just watched one about a man in India that is providing a good life for street dogs of India. He has over 700 dogs on about 3 1/2 acres with 10 people helping out. I need to find out how to donate to his rescue. I saw this on “Learning from Dogs” blog.

  12. chatou11 says:

    Oh Yvonne what a beautiful video and of course I cried remembering my three dogs. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  13. Very nice video!!! Too touching!!! we never scold our Roger for any cause!!! Even though he is so mischievous!!! But he never accept any animal friends!!! Always fighting with pups, cats, doggy…. So possessive!!!

  14. shoreacres says:

    That’s a wonderful video. I met several nice dogs on my travels, and a couple that kept me from finding a grave I was searching for. They were living unfenced at a house on the edge of the cemetery grounds, and clearly felt the graveyard was part of their turf. I don’t know what breed they were (mixed, probably) but they were big, and aggressive, and i wasn’t about to mess with them. I’ll tell the full story in a post — the not finding turned out to be as interesting as finding would have been.

    I started out my trip with computer chaos, so I feel your pain. My laptop refused to connect with anyone’s wifi, except for email. (Of course it had worked perfectly well at home.) I couldn’t post photos, or revise posts, or anything. I’ll spare you the details, except to say that a very nice, helpful young man finally got me into an iPad. The initial cost wasn’t something I’d intended to spend, but the monthly cost is only about $20, and it did allow me to keep up with things while traveling. I guess maybe it’s time to start thinking about replacing my old Vista laptop — although the iPad will do for most things, once I figure out how to load photos onto it.

    Dixie Rose has come out from under the bed, and allowed me to pet and brush her. She’s clearly suffering from a petting deficit — for the first time in her life, she’s following me around begging to be loved. Right now, she’s getting plenty — tomorrow, I go back to work, and she’ll have to just nap.

    • Linda, I am having problems with this computer and it looks like my blog is all in black. I have not the faintest idea of what I did but it was something that I accidently clicked that made my screen go dark. I hate this look and want to get it fixed.

      I bet the pack of dogs scared you and it was all so unexpected. I can just imagine you turning back and jumping into your car. It will surely make an interesting story. Thank you for commenting. I am very sorry that I have taken so long getting a reply written. Yvonne

      • shoreacres says:

        Yvonne, I have a friend that same black screen business happened to. She got it fixed, but I can’t remember how. I’ll see if I can get in touch with her and find out. I’m not sure if she’s in town or not, but I’ll check

        In the meantime, Merry Christmas to you and yours — all the two-footed ones, of course, but the four-footed as well. I hope the weather’s good for you, too. We’re so warm I have the windows and doors open. If we can’t have snow, this is just about perfect!

        • Linda, I kept trolling around on the desktop page and found some settings and other stuff that I had no idea what it could/would do. I clicked on things that looked kind of reasonable and I was able to get to a background of white. I could hardly see the black. I have cataracts (surgery coming up in a month orso) of both eyes and I was about blinded by the black background. Black happens to be one of my favorite colors but technically I don’t think black or white are considered colors. But this W10 update has ruined the looks of my blog and I have tried to fix that and it hasn’t worked thus far. I am thoroughly disgusted with W10. I don’t like what it does but maybe eventually I’ll be attuned to the program/s.

        • shoreacres says:

          When I got my new computer, the fellow I consulted with said not to get Win10 until they had the bugs out. So, I have Win7 Pro. I’m happy with it, and sorry you (and many of my friends) are having difficulties with Win 10.

          You should see me trying to figure out the iPad I got. The thing seems to have a life of its own, and a lot of secrets it isn’t willing to divulge. Ah, me. Onward!

        • Well Linda, you are braver than I, getting an iPad. I don’t think I have the smarts to figure that one out. All I can say is that W10 changed the entire look of my computer. The capper is that it even attacked email AND my WP blog and I am miffed. I knew W10 had problems but I had no idea that this thing updated to W10 on its very own. This is what Val of Quiet Season” wrote to me. How does one get W7 pro? I am hoping I can obtain that from Best Buy or the internet. I will need to have all my pics down loaded to my external hard drive and then remove W10 and install W7. Too many apps and various places wants a “body” to sign in to this or that. What in the world was Microsoft thinking? I will need to come back to my reply to get Val’s web address on here. You would like her blog a lot. She is smart, funny and writes about nature. I’ve followed her for years and then she took a break and I didn’t know that she was back for a long time.

          Val at https://quietseason.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/pesterbunny-and-friend

  15. Lottie Nevin says:

    Ahh, what a lovely video, Yvonne. I can’t imagine a life without dogs, they make it complete. I know how much dogs mean to you – they are such a comfort and such loyal, sweet companions.

    Sorry to hear that you’re having photo and computer problems. I hope you manage to sort it out. My computer died a month ago and I’d not backed it up for ages so I’m hoping that if it can be repaired, my photos won’t have been lost. There’s been so much going on that be not had time to take it to be mended.

    Look forward to seeing your butterfly photos soon and I’m really glad you found some time to blog today, we miss you xoxo

    • Lottie, you of all people know how busy I am with all the nursing home stuff plus my animals. I just don’t have the motivation to blog this year with all that has happened. But I fully hope that I can get back to putting info on this blog. I think that I will close comments when I post again- I won’t have to knock myself out to comment on other blogs that way.

      Now about computers. Mine has “spells” and I’ve yet to get a W8 installed. Just to dang busy. I know you are meeting yourself coming and going with getting your home ready for art lessons and the B&B. I wish you much luck. More letters coming your way soon I hope. xox

  16. sybil says:

    Oh damn. Now I’m crying.

    And I don’t want Windows 10 even more now …

    Hope you are on your way to good health.

    • Yes Sybil, you do not want W10. It has many flaws, in my humble opinion. You aren’t alone crying over the video. It made me shed some tears too. Thanks for taking time to comment. Warm regards, Yvonne

  17. For me, from me, you owe no apology. That said, it’s always good to see you pop up over the cyber horizon. The video is lovely. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing. ❤

  18. Saying goodbye to the “Grumpy Old Man” was the hardest thing I’ve had to do but I stayed with him right to the end. Our vet was so understanding, explaining exactly what was happening all through the process. We decided not to get another dog Yvonne, but instead we doggy sit my son’s young dog having him for sleep overs etc.

    • Oh Mike I know it must have been a terrible day to have to say goodbye to Grumpy. He sure was devoted to you and I’m sure that you miss him very much. Just remember how much joy he brought to you and I hope those memories can somehow dispel some of your grief. He sure was photogenic- at least in my opinion. I remember the remarkable B&W of him. You should print that one, frame it and, hang it in a prominent place in your house.

  19. Littlesundog says:

    Yvonne, that was a beautiful video. I have had dogs with me my entire life – a few were great teachers and companions when I needed help the most. I have grieved my canine companions more than any people (at least so far) in my life. It’s just been since June that I lost Zoe and I still miss her deeply. Who knew the connections with these devoted and loving companions could impact our lives so greatly?
    I know you’ve had a lot of challenges lately, and I admire your pluck and resolve to do what you can to the best of your ability. I enjoy seeing updates from you, and your comments always make me feel special, Yvonne. You are a beautiful spirit… be gentle with yourself. Always take the time you need to recharge and relax a bit. I believe you are usually the one telling me to slow down! 😀

    • Lori, I know that you love dogs. I remember one pic that you posted of all your Japanese Chins- four of them I think. Such beautiful little dogs. They do provide lots of company even in their old age. I miss all my dogs that are now in doggie heaven and I know that you miss your dogs that are now gone. Sorry to be so late to reply to your comment. I have been “doing good” to comment on my favorite blogs and then I run out of energy and time.

  20. Oh, Yvonne, I am so glad to see you here tonight! I’ve been worried about you! it sounds like you’ve had a lot to deal with…take care!

    • So sorry Cindy but I’ve had my hands full and depression has had me slowed down for awhile now. I just do what I must do and hope for better days. I had to cut back on blogs-just could not keep up with everyone anymore. Will probably disable comments when I post next. I appreciate your concern. Take care dear lady.

  21. Good to see a post from you and always welcome your comments. I wish we had more space and more money and then we could home more unwanted dogs. But two will have to be our limit due to lots of factors 😦

    • Ms Gib, it is always nice to get your comments. I love the interaction. I can well understand not being able to take on more than two dogs. That is the upper limit with most folks here in the states. I just happen to be fortunate to have a vet in the family but that does not help out completely. I have a decent retirement and live frugally in order to provide for my pets. I am grateful for all the dogs and cats that I’ve been able to save.

      • Well, we did have three at various points. But our lack of space and my inability to walk them are limiting factors. We have no pension, although we do live frugally. We’ve only homed six dogs, but better than nothing. It’s important to us to save innocent lives.

        Have a good xmas and new year Yvonne. Hope things go well for you and your family of two legs and four legs 🙂

        • Hello and the same to you and partner for a nice Christmas. And also the dogs. Really, MS. Gib it is not the number of dogs that you save/rescue from the trash or the streets, it is a life that has been saved and then has a home filled with love. I think six is a goodly number. I am just lucky that I have the space and the resources to rescue more. My wish before I die is to make an attempt to get a non-profit going and I think that you and I already had emailed about that but it’s been awhile and maybe I have that all wrong. I am far from rich and I live in a run down house and spend most of my money on these animals and their food and care. I wouldn’t trade my life for a lovely brick home and a much newer and nicer vehicle for my animals. I drive a 1998 GMC double cab truck and I keep it fixed and running and it does me just fine. I’m now 80 years old but I credit my animals for keeping me going. I must get out of bed each day and feed and medicate and work with them a bit. My helper works with the cleaning side of things and helps me out with errands. Yes, I am eccentric but I really don’t care what relatives or neighbors think. They are not paying my bills and are not my friends. 🙂

        • 80?! Jeez. I thought you were a few years older than me ie early 60s. No, you are right, we did mail about the rescue thing. So many of us would like to do it and put right some wrongs. Nothing wrong with old vehicles. Especially when we can put animals in them.

          Sweet christmas eve to you and your animals xx

        • Ms. Gib you are a spring chicken compared to me. But as they say, “age is but a number” and it’s one of mental attitude and fortitude that ages people faster. I just don’t see myself as old and don’t intend to give in until my body plays out. I hold on for my animals and rest when I get tired. XXX

  22. Dog’s beautiful. Though I’m sorry about your computer troubles, I feel a little less of a hex with all things mechanical. I’ve lost count on the number of things husband had to fix this wk alone. Take care of yourself, Y.

    • Diana. thank you for your loyalty. I know pets are not your thing but I very much appreciate that you have taken time to comment. Aren’t you the lucky one to have a hubby that can fix just about anything, especially the computer? This one is driving me nuts right now. It’s barely letting me type. Sometimes I must shut it down and then begin a new.

      PS: I have rested more this week-end and trying not to let the stress of my sis in the nursing care home get me down.

  23. I agree, sometimes it is easier to go without people than it is to go without dogs. Good post and we will always have dogs in our life as well.

    • Good to get your note, Gerard. I am in total agreement with you about people and dogs. I hope you and Helvi are in good spirits and healthy. And I send good wishes to Milo as well. I’m sure he is still excited by the possums.

  24. Your photos may be on the cloud. Have you checked?

    • Janet. I think you are right. I see the photos and even edited them. I just can’t “pull” them from where they are. I see them but they don’t show up for email and not when I want to get them to my media album for my blog. I am disgusted, thoroughly.

  25. Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

  26. hayley says:

    Well Yvonne you’ve helped strengthen my sincere interest (if not resolve) to get a dog one day when time and space are in a more suitable shape.

    I’m glad you’ve been able to make a bit of blog time for yourself.

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