I finally sat still long enough to watch “Marley and Me”. What a sweet movie. Most of Marley’s antics felt very familiar, as I imagine they would to any owner of a Labrador.
I’d read the book years ago when it first came out and I think this is one instance where I enjoyed the movie more than the book.
Just don’t watch the end.
Is there a dog park in your neighborhood? Can you mention it within earshot of your dog without having to take them for a visit?
While I was busy digging my car out… he busied himself with uncovering his basketball. He liked for me to toss the ball into a fresh patch so that he could plunge his whole head under the snow and push the ball along with his nose like a seal.
It took hours to shovel enough of the driveway to get my car out… mostly because Luka insisted on playing fetch the whole time! (Fetch is mainly about throwing the ball for him and then wrestling him to the ground to get it back.)
He made the chore fun at least… sometimes I think if it weren’t for him I’d hardly have an excuse to play anymore. With Luka, I can roll around in the snow like a kid and get away with it.
This last one, his serious face, is my favorite. He’s concerned that my attention has wavered from him and the act he puts on for the camera. I’d spotted a pair of red tails perched in the black locust at the corner edge of our yard and was planning a way to get closer to them without spooking them from their perch.
He’s plotting what silly move of his will have me giggling his way again…
First to go was one of the pretty orange feet; then he attacked the seam and pulled all the innards out, including the squeaky bits. All that’s left now is some stuffing in the very tip of the beak that he can’t seem to get to.
And I thought Labs were prized for their *soft* mouths?
Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost,
No birth, identity, form – no object of the world,
Not life, nor force, nor any visible thing;
Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain.
Ample are time and space – ample the fields of Nature.
Can you imagine the torture I’d inflict on a child?
He’s not knocked down the tree or lifted his leg on it. Yet. Stealing ornaments is another matter altogether.
I’m playing along with a holiday meme I saw over at Liza’s and elsewhere to list 10 favorite Christmas songs. My favorites are mostly traditional carols…
1. O Holy Night – this is my absolute favorite carol, I think.
2. Please Come Home for Christmas by the Eagles
3. Carol of the Bells
4. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby
5. Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg – I won’t admit to liking anything else by him, but this one makes me cry every single time I hear it.
6. Earth Abides by Philip Aaberg – a nicely quiet piano piece
7. Fairytale of NY by The Pogues – not one you’d ever hear on the radio, but an old favorite I was reminded of by reading other responses to this meme. Be warned… The Pogues are something of an acquired taste!
8. Silent Night – this one is all about the setting… I love hearing it on Christmas Eve, at midnight, holding a small candle in front of me at church with hot wax dripping onto my fingers.
9. Wexford Carol
10. Peace by Norah Jones
Why not share a few of your favorites?
Somebody had too much time on their hands today (me!) and well, you know how it is with animals…
I’m not sure there’s any winners here… anyone have a favorite?