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

Street talk

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” ― George Bernard Shaw “If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every truth needs an insistent repetition!” — Mehmet Murat ildan      *   *   * Parrot photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

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

Protector

“Protect those who protect you.” — Evangelos Venizelos Despite her diminutive Yorkie size, Willie or “The Wil” is tasked with a substantial duty. Living up to the weight of her formal Wilhelmina name, derived from the German Wilhelm, meaning “desire” and “willing to protect,” The Wil appears to grasp the seriousness of such an important … More Protector

Begin the day

“The sun ignites the clouds below it as if they, and the water, itself, were on fire.” ― Anthony T. Hincks “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” — Jo Walton *   *   * Tucker welcomes the day — Photo by Jay … More Begin the day

Painted pets

“We carry our homes within us, which enables us to fly.” — John Cage Hermit crabs make perfect pets. They carry their own homes,  painted with their own artwork,  traveling in their own spaces, leaving trails of smiles. *   *   * Aniela’s and Nataly’s Hermit crab friends — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2018   … More Painted pets