Tuesday, June 13, 2006

We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.
Anna Sewell (1820 - 1878), Black Beauty, 1877

I was thinking about Nikki, my Cairn Terrier. She started out as a dog for Leslie, daughter #4, when we moved to Denver. Leslie was lonely and wanted a friend. Nikki provided the friendship, but of course, Leslie graduated and went off to college. Then Leslie was married and moved to an apartment which did not allow pets. You will notice the first sentence the Nikki is "my Cairn Terrier." And she is. I had forgotten how much love and joy a pet can bring into our lives. Bob even likes Nikki! Every animal to him has to have a job. Nikki's job is to be our companion.
I wonder how Nikki spends her days.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Today I finally took the leap to start my blog. It is a leap for me because for one, I don't really know anything about computers. But I love the idea of trying to put down my thoughts in a more creative way. Plus, typing is faster and easier on my hands than writing.
In the past when I tried to create a blog site I was miserably unsuccessful. As blogs become more user friendly the possibility of someone like me being able to blog increases. That's a winning situation for myself.
So, hopefully I will be witty, fun and creative with a deeper side sometimes. Good luck to me.

I have been thinking that sometimes I will add a thought which I like. Maybe a comment or two!

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. "
Martha Washington (1732 - 1802)

It has always worked for me! :)