Throughout the years, I have owned many dogs yet, It is only very recently that I realized how much of a role a pet has played in my life.  I cannot recall ever crying over my dogs as they passed away.  Most died with out me around and also suddenly, and so I think that had something to do with me being able to control my emotions when they finally crossed over.  Recently though, reality hit me when my latest dog was given a terminal diagnosis.  I’ve oddly been dealing with it very different than the rest of the pets I have ever owned.  Why have I been so emotional lately though?  I believe it’s because she has been right at my side through most of the toughest times of my life – the death of a child, illnesses of my own, court dealings and also various changes in my life – and so I hold a perhaps larger connection and love for her that I had not had with any of the others.

Many of us see our pets just as our children.  And so it hurts just as much to see them in pain, to know that they are dying, and that there is nothing that you can do or say to change what’s going to eventually happen.  No one wants to hear that they will soon have to have their loved pet euthanized, or that they will die fairly soon.  But when that time comes, there are a few tips you can utilize to prepare for the situation a bit better.  These tips have helped me thus far. View Post

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I’ve got to admit, I have never been a yogurt fan.

When I have bought yogurt, it has always been the sweet stuff with tons of added sugar… Also, I always have to top it with fruit and tons of granola.  Not too healthy but filling nonetheless.  Then the Greek” variety soon became popular on store shelves and came out from various different companies like Chobani and Activia but I would never get used to the texture.  I’ve also tried the fairly new Yo-plait dippers but I was more than disappointed with that – it tasted more like spoiled milk and stale cookies more than anything else. View Post

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For many people, the idea of being “blessed” is somehow automatically thought to be physical rewards in our lives.  Whether it be a brand new car, a rewarding career, living in a beautiful home, having access to more money than you can count – when some people come across situations like these,  they may think that the person in question is by all means “blessed.” No one is wrong to think or to believe that such successes are indeed blessings from God.   What is not right is when individuals who are having a hard time in life, when nothing seems to be going the way that they want, or when they start to compare their lives to non-believers that are more successful than they are start to feel, think or believe that they have not been blessed at all.   Despite what you may be going through, you are still blessed!  But, in what other ways are we all blessed, other than the ways people deem obvious? View Post

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Today is Thursday and I thought I would reminisce with you some of what I fondly remember growing up as a child. Ah, so many memories, and thankfully the good out way the bad 🙂  Time flies doesn’t it?  What are some things that you remember while growing up?  See what I came up with from the top of my head, below. View Post

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