Monday, November 23, 2009

Spirit of the Holidays

Once again the holidays are upon us…more quickly than I would like, but here we go. In the spirit of the season, I want to give thanks for the people and dogs in my life that make a difference:

Jack – My love. His steady support and positive outlook are a force in my life. Where I waffle and am indecisive or unsure, he is rock solid. “Play the percentages,” is a lesson I’ve learned from Jack.

Anna—My joy and my dearest confidant. It’s such fun to have her as part of our family—even though it’s part time. My weekends are brighter because Anna is here.

Joy—My sanity buddy at work. With our daily endorphin release through humor, Joy and I keep each other laughing at life’s pitfalls and roadblocks.

Brisco—My champion, my better half, my steady-Eddie dog. We entered agility together and connected with a strong bond through travel and trials. Trust your partner; that’s the lesson I learned from Brisco.

Jenny—My little wonder girl. With her strong personality and intelligence, Jenny is a force to be reckoned with! I often think she is smarter than I and is just waiting for me to catch up to her. Use your intelligence to get what you want; that’s the lesson from Jenny.

Mike—My sensitive soul. Nothing is better than when Mike decides to give you affection. There’s nothing sweeter, nothing more dear than a gentle nudge from Mike. Quite moments can be the best; that’s the lesson from Mike.

Cosi—My wild child! Cosi’s joy is living here and now. Yesterday? Forget about it! Tomorrow? Too far off. NOW. What’s happening right now? Let’s go! This is the lesson from Cosi.

What are you thankful for this season?


Acadia Shelties said...

I too am thankful for my wonderful husband. I am thankful for a life full of dogs, a wonderful farm, health, and success. I am very lucky - and every day I give thanks for all that I have.

Joy said...

I am truly blessed to have you as my friend. Humor makes our days enjoyable and we can bring ourselves to tears with our laughter!

I am thankful for my life, the love of my life, my two crazy kids, a dog that touched my heart and is remembered constantly and a cat that is well... a cat w/ attitude.