Pretty Face

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” — Kahlil Gibran cosmetic beauty hides imagined shortcomings deceptive veneer *   *   * Pretty Pug Face ~ With her smooth velvety ears and facial wrinkles and beauty spots, Abby Rose is the center of attention with her longtime friend and owner, Erika. … More Pretty Face

Couch Potato

“Remember, what does ‘retirement’ mean? It doesn’t mean that you’re a couch potato. Leisure is not the same thing as rest.” — Robert Fogel just loafing around bliss exemplification not accomplishment *   *   * Laziness Exemplified ~ Ziva prefers couch to rest • “Couch Potato” haiku poem and watercolor Ziva portrait by Mary O’Connor © … More Couch Potato

Patience

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” — Joyce Meyer waiting may be hard being patient is harder both worth practicing *   *   * Mabel, rescued lab mix, and her new “Forever Friends” celebrate  “National Love Your Pet Day.” • Watercolor painting and “Patience” haiku by … More Patience

Rescued

“Reaching out to rescue one another under ANY condition is an eternal measure of love.” — Ronald A. Rasband adopted buddy offers love and gratitude rescue equals peace *   *   * Saved ~ Having traveled from Houston (hence his name) to Boston, Yorkie-mix Houston loves his new “forever home.” • Watercolor painting and “Rescued” haiku … More Rescued

Mischief

“We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.” — Jason Wu just stirring things up tempering good with mischief laughter escapes eyes *   *   * Rascal ~ Appropriately named, little Rascal, a Norfolk Terrier, brings nothing but big smiles to those who love him • Watercolor … More Mischief

Good Fortune

“It is by giving and sharing that one generates prosperity karma and ‘inherits the kingdom.’ This is one of the secrets of having good fortune and wealth.” — Master Choa Kok Sui Lady Kallista Anais and Dame Shelley Melba are Tibetan Terriers who live up to their names and their heritage. Kallista means beautiful and … More Good Fortune

Smiles

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” — William Arthur Ward never ending smile expresses message of love signature of joy *   *   * Smiley Face ~ Layla, a Chihuahua and Toy Fox Terrier mix known as a Taco Terrier, has a smile that never ceases. Her portrait, a 40th ordination anniversary surprise … More Smiles

Conversations

“Love without conversation is impossible.” — Mortimer Adler “I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything.” — Anonymous *   *   * Rescued from a horse barn in Pennsylvania, Squeaky overcame her shyness to become one of the most vocal members … More Conversations

Be Happy

“The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” — Robert Falcon Scott “Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. Trust. Hope. Love. Wish. Believe. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” ― Mandy Hale … More Be Happy

Rescue Dog

“A mutt is couture— it’s the only one like it in the world, made especially for you.” — Isaac Mizrahi “It’s an interesting inversion of status, the reigning breed in the dog park these days is the really-oddball-unidentifiable-mixed-breed-mutt-found-wandering-the-street or its equivalent. The stranger the mutt the better; the more peculiar the circumstance of it coming … More Rescue Dog