A day or so early. I hope that you and your loved ones, your family, your friends, the animals in your life, or even if it is just YOU, are doing ok. Life's struggles, are personal, and seem to be in every one's world. Mine included. Time to stop, and appreciate what IS positive in our life. Even if, we have so many LIFE worries, including health. Health is the utmost stress. I am praying for any of my friends, family, and strangers that are going through this. Not good.
I personally wish to thank that (YES NEWS!) I have a new man in my life.
He has come to me at the most low time. He has also showed me strength, admiration, devotion, and
love. I didn't realize I was in need. But, having him, has opened my heart.
I have never felt a love that encompasses every attribute. I mean, even in cooking. I can cook a gourmet meal and he is thrilled. But, I have even given him burned toast, and he basically drools.
He warms my bed. He is a bed controller, but he has never stollen the sheets.
Protection is basically, not even a concern.
So funny, I ask for a kiss, he kisses me. I ask for a hug, he hugs me!
Wow. I am just wishing to give thanks. Thank you for the love I am receiving, and the wet cold nudge of a nose to me to say "I LOVE YOU!"
I wish all of you a wet cold nose, a warm soul to love you.
Happy New Year.
and the Beast
A very powerful message...
"Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?"
Out in the Wild Woods all the wild animals wondered what had happened to Wild Dog, and at last Wild Horse stamped with his foot and said, 'I will go and see and say why Wild Dog has not returned. Cat, come with me.'
'Nenni!' said the Cat. 'I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me. I will not come.' But all the same he followed Wild Horse softly, very softly, and hid himself where he could hear everything.
THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF
You don't realize how much a pet means to you. Until they are gone. I hate to even type the words, "a Pet."
Much more than that. They are equal to me in my book. I am not sure what I would choose if it came down to "you or your pet." Probably, the life of my pet.
That is how MUCH they are to me in my life.
This a.m. my kitty Murray did not show up for breakfast. He lately has been staying inside at night, but decided he wanted to be outside, last night. A cat has a very different mind - compared to a canine.
Murray stays close to home, or is in a bush watching me at all times. He is actually, the best watch CAT/dog I have ever had.
He was not outside the door when I opened it this morning.
I was devastated. Long story. Fill in here me calling him, everywhere, for hours.
OK, I went to a play tonight, returned. My neighbor said, "maybe, he will be back when you go home!"
Usually, when I come home, he is waiting at the end of the driveway. No sign of him. I pulled my truck into the carport. He wasn't there.
I got out of the truck, and thought, I will call again.
All of a sudden I heard a meow. I thought I was dreaming. I looked around and I didn't see him. I called again, "Murray!" I heard a slight meow.
I turned and there he was. Sitting next to the door. I still can't believe my eyes and what I saw.
My Murray. I scooped him up and brought him inside to devour some food. He then went up into a huge cat bed and snuggled in. He hasn't left the spot. He is exhausted.
Where he was, I don't know. All I know is, I have my Murray back in my life. 8 hours was too long…..
LOVE to all of you, your loved ones, who you love, and your animals that you cherish.
Thank you GOD, George, and Daddy, for answering my prayers to bring Murray back to me.
Below, is a photograph of my beloved horse named Jester. He will smile for a treat. But, is his dedication and love behind that smile?
Don't be fooled. A horse's "smile" is much different than a human's. He wants to please, yes he does. But, his smile is genuine. He doesn't have another motive. He is right in the moment, and maybe, his smile isn't a human smile, but he is trust worthy. Trust worthy with someone HE trusts…