Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Completely Sane

"All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh" 
Doris Lessing

Dogs know this. That is why dogs are so sane. If you don't believe me, go and study a dog. Watch him or her going about his or her business. You will see it and some of the sanity will rub off on you.

Life is great when your bones move easily under your flesh.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Winter Sun!

There is nothing like lying in the winter sun. It is usually around 21 C (70 F) here in the winter. But yesterday was 26 C (79 F). The mornings are a bit chilly, then the sun warms up. The feeling of the sun is just joy. It is warming, relaxing and invigorating all at the same time. Troubles just melt away. Thank God for the sun!! It just lifts the spirits.

Here I am catching the morning sun on the front verandah and basking in the afternoon sun in the back yard. 

Life is great when the sun is on your fur.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

My Mate Benny

Let me introduce my new friend. His name is Benson, a.k.a Benny. He comes around once or twice a week to spend the day. We have a great time. We chase each other, wrestle, play tug and then lie down for a good rest, only to get up and do it all again. He is part kelpie, like me, and part dachshund. He doesn't let those little legs of his slow him down. As you can see, he has a lot of energy and spirit. I get so excited on the days he arrives that I leap on him as soon as he puts his paw through the door. I'm so happy that he responds and loves to frolic in the back yard. I just love running around playing that it gets a bit frustrating when I come across a dog who doesn't want to play. But not Benny, he is well up for it.

Life is great when you've got a good mate.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

What Happened to June?

It was a cool, early June day. Winter had just begun. I curled up in bed. I got out of bed. I had a stretch. It was July! I haven't been able to post due to June deciding to do its own thing and disappear. I find it hard to get the days and months to stand still in order. Can anyone give me some tips about how to do this? 

I have July lined up and waiting. I apologise, loyal readers, for my absence but I am back now. Thank you Domi for missing me. 

Life is great when you are curled up in bed.