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Wordless Wednesday…nuff said!

Wordless Wednesday…nuff said!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces

This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Faces

These are the sad faces of two stinky little dogs.  They were less than enthusiastic about having their picture taken.  But a picture is worth a thousand words…well at least a few captions to help express the attitude I was getting.   Dogs are very instinctive and I think they knew their face was going to end up on my blog! 

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Other Faces:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces (aartigarde.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces (Fresh Faces 27 People in Hats)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces (Life’s Little Slices)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces (This Man’s Journey)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces (Spirit Lights the Way)

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Man’s Best Friend…

Can a Man’s Best Friend be a Woman’s Best Friend?  You betcha”!  Well at least it might be true when it comes to friends of the canine variety.

The catchphrase Man’s Best Friend is believed to have been popularized in a courtroom speech in 1870 by George Graham Vest, “The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.”

For the past 8 months our best friends, our two little Shih Tzus, have welcomed blogger friends and visitors alike to this little corner of cyberspace. 

Our “girls” are happy and playful.  They are courageous watch dogs as well as extremely affectionate.  They have delightful personalities with expressive adorable faces. 

Man's Best Friend...Miss Ripley

This is Miss Ripley.  She is a Mama’s girl.  However, at the time of this picture she was none too happy with Mama.  She had been to see Ms. Ginger at the Pampered Pooch.  When I picked her up she decided to give me a bit of attitude.  I don’t think she was digging the bows.

She is never far from my side and usually under foot especially when I am on the computer.  She will snuggle up to me any chance she gets.  I call her Mama because she acts like one not because she is one. 

This is Miss Chloe.  She is not camera-shy.  This is one of a series of pictures taken around our house and Chloe is in every picture.  It is almost like “Where’s Waldo’?  She is a daddy’s girl.  She is young at heart and a bit of a tom-boy.  If you get too close she will give you a big wet kiss right on your smoocher.  If something is going on in the kitchen Miss Chloe is sure to be circling the island hoping to find a stray veggie or two. 

If you have a dog in your family you already know what a joy they can be.  They are always happy to see you no matter if you have been gone for 5 minutes or 5 days. 

They put on the dog every time you come through the door.   They are the quintessential welcoming committee.  Tails wagging, happy barking and doggie dancing all to welcome you home.  You can’t help but respond to them with your own delightful greeting. 

Well that is until you discover what they have been up to while you have been away. 

 No matter what…they will always be referred to as  Man’s Best Friend!

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Celebrating my birth year…1961

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It was 1961…

  • President Kennedy creates the Peace Corps
  • The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is the first man to travel in to space
  • Alan Shepherd blasts into space for a 20 minute ride…the space race was on!
  • Coca-Cola introduces Sprite to compete with 7-Up
  • Ray Kroc buys out the McDonald brothers
  • Johnson and Johnson introduce Tylenol
  • The Yo-Yo becomes the newest craze
  • Ernest Hemingway commits suicide
  • West Side Story wins for Best Picture

Celebrity Birthdays for June 9;

  • Natalie Portman
  • Johnny Depp
  • Michael J Fox
  • Jon Lord
  • Les Paul
  • Jackie Wilson
  • Cole Porter

Well today was the Big day!  It came and went without too much attention, a lot like this post.  I received a card in the mail, numerous Facebook well wishes and a few text messages and a spattering of phone calls.  My mother recounted the ordeal of my birth. My Dad told me the same story he tells me every year.  My husband showered me with wonderful gifts and the sweetest card, the kind that tugs at your heart-strings.  This year I managed not to cry.  He also found the perfect humorous birthday card.

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