Listen More Than You Speak

Good morning friends! Here’s a little dog wisdom to help brighten the world.

Listen, more than you speak.

Now, more than ever, it’s so important to listen, more than we speak. Hear the words found in James 1:9. Just think how relationships would change, how politics would change, how we’d change, if we would truly take this verse to heart. May God help us.

” Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” — James 1:9

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She Fixed Her Eyes Ahead

During our daily walk, my dog paused and fixed her eyes intently ahead. For a moment, she stood there looking so regal, focused, and beautifully balanced. Something caught her attention and for a few seconds nothing else mattered. That got me thinking…

What are our eyes fixed on?

What has caught our attention . . .

Painful memories?

Present annoyances?

Future worries?

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Best Life Lessons from Dogs

 

Dogs are some of my favorite teachers! Each day they offer incredible wisdom and inspirational life lessons, of which I am truly grateful. This poem below, by an unknown author, beautifully captures many of the amazing life lessons learned from our beloved dogs. Whoever wrote it must have had a very special relationship with their dog!

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3 Essentials to Finding Harmony in a Multi-Dog Home

Inspirational article: 3 essentials to finding harmony in a multi-dog home

“Dogs are like potatoes chips, it’s hard to have just one.” ~ unknown

Once you’ve experienced the unconditional love of a dog, and all the joys that come with having a fun-loving canine companion, it’s hard to stop at just one. When that happens, the joys may be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled, but so might the work, worry, and heartache. This may be especially true if you’re a breeder or involved in canine sports and travel a lot. How do we maintain peace of mind and heart when living with more than one dog while juggling all of life’s obligations?

Read on, and discover 3 essentials to finding harmony in a multi-dog home.

Years ago, when I acquired my first Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, I had no idea they’d become addictive. They’re beautiful, friendly, fun-loving, comforting and easy to care for… what’s one more? However, what began as a simple task of caring for one dog risked turning my comfy calm life resembling a bed of roses into a garden of weeds. Thankfully, I learned early on the art of creating a beautiful garden.

Finding harmony in a multi-dog home is similar to creating a beautiful garden. 

In preparing this article I interviewed Cindy, a friend whose garden could be compared to Monet’s—it’s extraordinarily beautiful and harmonious. As we spoke, I discovered we had much in common. People often wonder why she would want such a large garden—I mean the more you plant, the more you have to care for, right? Her response echoed the words of my heart: “It’s my passion!” I asked her to offer three words that would inspire others to find harmony in their garden. Her response: Passion, Patience, and Perseverance. These are the same three essentials I would apply to finding harmony in a multi-dog home.

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Nothing Extraordinary

Nothing extra ordinary…

A simple yellow flower along a country path where I was walking.

When I started my little mountain trek today, I was looking for extra ordinary flowers and nature scenes to photograph. The flowers weren’t much in bloom however, and I didn’t find anything that took my breath away. After walking awhile, my nephew bent down to take a close up photograph of a tiny yellow plant which I assumed was a weed. It was so small that I didn’t see it’s beauty at first.

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Video of my Poodle Learning “Through” [47 seconds]

My adorable standard poodle recently learned a new trick!

As a proud pet parent of course I had to share. He learned to go “through” my legs in just a few short sessions. As I was teaching my dog this trick Psalm 23:4 came to mind…

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