Gentle Giant

“When an eighty-five-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” — Kristan Higgans “Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls.” — Eva Ibbotson Loved by his favorite persons, … More Gentle Giant

Distinguished Friend

“Always to be best, and distinguished above the rest.” — Homer “Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone, or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. … More Distinguished Friend

Puppy Love

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” — Kinky Friedman *   *   * Puppy Love: : All tuckered out after a romp on the Cape Cod beach, 12-week-old Golden Retriever Sandy rests on the shoulder of his … More Puppy Love

A Dog’s Life

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” —A.D. Williams “When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do … More A Dog’s Life

Best Buddy

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” — M.K. Clinton “They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure and be loyal.” — Tom Hayden Family member, best buddy and playmate, loyal and affectionate friend, that’s Bella! *    *   * Bella — Watercolor … More Best Buddy

The Magic of Christmas

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale   For the past fifteen years, visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Conn., have admired the painted palettes by contemporary artists hung on Miss Florence’s Artist Trees. Alluding to the Lyme Art … More The Magic of Christmas

Princess

“Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside.” — Julie Andrews Cleo was a princess, a tiny Lhasa Apso with a personality more like that of a queen, hence her nickname of Cleopatra. Though she hated water, she loved to … More Princess