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The power of a soft touch

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” –Leo Buscaglia. That same power of a soft touch pertains to dogs as well. I thought it was about time […]

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Winning ways

We have winners. The odds were incredibly elevated for the book draw. Winners of the two books are Steph Y and Melanie W. Your books will be on their way this afternoon. For those who read last week’s post, these lovely ladies had their names drawn and the only ‘cost’ for the book is to write a […]

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spices from a million flowers

Stargazer lilies perfume the evening breeze. The soft mutterings of geese can be heard as they float along the beach below. The light is golden against the trees, pink against the horizon, and stretching shadows into thin comedies. Since welcoming Heidi to our home, life has become busier than that of a backyard bee, with […]

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Monday, Monday

Looks like I missed two Monday posts. It’s been busy around here, I’ve been rather pre-occupied, and generally discombobulated. So here’s the scoop. A few months ago we agreed we couldn’t live without an Aussie in our life so began the search. Because we had some specific criteria, we didn’t jump at the first litter […]

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from time to time

In loving memory of our 3 beloved ‘kids’, Pearl, Maggie, and Austin. Miss you like crazy. BLISS by May Sarton Bliss  In the middle of the night, My bedroom washed in moonlight And outside The faint hush-hushing Of an ebbing tide, I see Venus Close to The waning moon. I hear the bubbling hoot Of a […]

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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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