After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.

Robert R. McCammon

Roxie has been with me for 11 years now. She is showing her age.

But she still brings toys when she wants to go outside, is happy, it’s time to eat, or when we come home after being away. When we talk to her, she snorts and sneezes as if to answer. She sleeps sideways on the bed except for the night after SO Bill goes home – then she sleeps in his pillow.

Rox has always loved men more than women. Though living with me now, she was once Larry’s love. Now she loves SO Bill and my neighbor Dave. They spoil her so much!

She really loves to chase critters! Hence, the lead. Otherwise, she would be two doors down and probably lost.

Today she tried to strangle herself chasing a squirrel.

Listen for it…

In other news around the feeder:

A house finch posed for a few pictures and I caught a deer trying to eat a late lunch…

The daylily garden is blooming randomly but even the fence cannot keep the deer from munching on the buds.

… and to make my day complete, as I was sitting on the side porch typing after a long workday, a pair of yellow finches showed up!

They are still my favorite birds!

Have a joy-filled day, evening, or moment – whenever you read this.

Life is too short to be unhappy!

XO Lisa ❤️

4 comments on “Gratitude 196

  1. beautiful pics and sentiments Lisa
    💖

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Robin your friend

    God gives us peace thru his beautiful nature and animals love it

    Liked by 1 person

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