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Category Archives: Dogs-Pets

the hour of separation

Our pretty girl, Pearl (Donegal’s Sprinkling Kisses) will no longer be adding her special light to our lives. We lost her suddenly on January 8th. She leaves us with many happy memories.  Oct. 22, 2002 – Jan. 8, 2015 “…love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran When I’m a […]

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From soft winds to movie night

I can’t help but think of this quote when I see Pearl’s contented look and how the wind is ruffling her hair, “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”~ Kahlil Gibran. Not wanting to bore you all with my knitting, but […]

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Art: If no birds sang

“Use the talents you possess — for the woods would be silent if no birds sang but the best.” ~Henry Jackson Van Dyke    “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” ~Pablo Picasso “One can do such lovely things with so little.” ~Camille Pissarro I have been making […]

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gold in its pocket

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop “Pearl” “Austin” I thought it was time Pearl and Austin had some ‘face time’ so here they are in golden autumn splendour — inside a pocket of gold. Both images were taken in the same spot within minutes of one […]

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Do you Tip?

They’re looking rather scruffy aren’t they? Actually since I took this photo, Pearl (on the left) has been to the groomers. Her coat type is entirely different from Austin’s and is a constant struggle to maintain. We decided to take her to a groomer for a bath and a nice comb-out. She’s 11 and this […]

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Dog Views

Did you know? The Australian Shepherd did not originate in Australia. The first ancestors of the breed originated in the mountainous regions of Spain, though they later became known because of their use by sheep herders in Australia. Even though the huge popularity of this breed arose in the USA, the Americans tend to say […]

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