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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Do you stay in the shallow end or go out to the deep?

"Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.”
Christopher Reeve (1952-2004)

You have to look at this video on Osprey's again from Jerry - IT IS AWESOME!

Excerpt from a Dog's Diary...... From Jerry too!



8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk Bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpt from a Cat's Diary...



Day 983 of my captivity...

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into
their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am.

Grrr.
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event.

However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was
due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges.

He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously brain damaged!

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe.

For now .


"I may grow older, but I'll never grow up!" Sharon Kirby





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45 comments:

Debbie said...

What a great way to start my morning!! I just read the dog and cat diaries aloud to the husband. That's so funny!

And you quoted Sharon! yay!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it! I thought it might end with the dog and how we should enjoy every day... or something like that. Love the cat one too:@)

Sandra said...

i will never ever go out in the ocean or even the river, i do go in the deep end of our pool which is 10 feet, but i am close enough to the side to grab if needed. of course i don't think that is what Reeve meant, but that is what i thought.

Changes in the wind said...

That video was amamzing.....

That corgi :) said...

I liked the carton "strive to be happy". It is a choice, isn't it? Loved the difference between the cat and dog's diaries, Sandie. Too funny!

I hope it is a great day for you!

betty

Remington said...

Beth here....about the dog and cat -- SO TRUE!

TexWisGirl said...

i have always loved the 2 different views of our furry 4-legged pets.

SweetMarie said...

When I was a teen I would go in deep. Now I only go in deep if I'm in a pool. lol! In life I stick my toe in first and test the water.
These are great!
I always leave smiling!

Jill said...

Enjoyed everything today...as always. :)

Knitty said...

No wonder hubby doesn't do well fishing. He clips his toenails when obviously he needs long ones to grab those fish!

Shallow or deep? Depends on what the "water" is.

Love the animal diaries. No wonder I love dogs. They're so positive and happy!

Shanda said...

I love this dog/cat thing. Even their faces show their feelings. But...I love my cats!

Cheri said...

LOVE those diaries of the dog and cat. So true.

Kim said...

The dog/cat diaries - too funny. Getting strange looks by people walking past my office wondering why I am laughing to myself!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Loved the post. Those Osprey are amazing, aren't they? Imagine! They are competition for fishermen!

Take care and have a sweet day. Susan

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like the Reeve quote!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
Because I nearly drowned as a child...I never learned to swim.....Oh I can dog paddle....swim above the water....so I NEVER go to the deep end............if I must, I just swim across the pool.......In the ocean, only wade to my knees.....scared of all the fish too!!!!Loved that dog video....happiness is a daily choice....some things bring us down...however we must rise above it.....
I do get really mad sometimes though
lol
hugs,
jamie

Nezzy said...

Love it!!! I'll never grow up and I will always live life in the deep end of the pool. Life's too short!

Great post sweetie

God bless ya and have a most amazin' day! :o)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Loved this! Especially the cat's thoughts. I'm thinking that they could be my cat, Stormy's, thoughts! LOL!! Thanks for the laugh.

The Boston Lady said...

Deep End for me! I've seen those diaries before and they always make me laugh. They are so spot on. Hope you are doing well! Ann

Ginny said...

The cat and dog thing is hilarious! We are cat people, but view life the way a dog does!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the cat and dog diaries. Very funny. I stay in the shallow end. Sorry, too afraid to get my hair wet!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That cat and dog diary is the funniest thing ever!

Just dropping by to say thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement you left on my last post. I appreciate the prayers and the thoughts more than you will ever know. It's been crazy here, and I'm trying to blog a little. That's all I can manage to do right now because of all that is going on. But I miss all of you.

Hope you and yours are doing well. Sending you warm hugs across the miles...

XO,

Sheila

Eva Ason said...

I'd would love to be a dog :)
Ewww...remember when my cats always brought in a head less rat...as a present...or sometimes a green little hard thing...
What a funny post (again) thank you for the smiles:)

Love Of Quilts said...

Dogs are a mans best friend....don't sound like a cat care's to much for the man. Trish

Desiree said...

Your posts are always enjoyable and uplifting, giving my spirit a lift. I am not a deep water fish. I keep to the shallows, both literally and figuratively :) As an animal lover and a dog owner, I dd so enjoy these two diaries. Thak you for sharing.

Munir said...

LOL I never thought that pets would ever feel like they were captives. Our dog "Indy" thought that he was the king of the neighbourhood( we gave him away as was running away when our son left for college). Even our finches thought they could poop outside their cage while their cage was nicely lined with paper that got changed every morning. And our cat "Tofu" would sun herself with eyes closed pretending not to hear my kids telling her to get off of their favourite magazines.

Ann said...

I only stay in the shallow end since I don't know how to swim :)
Love the dog/cat thing. I do believe it's spot on

blueviolet said...

OH YUCK to the headless mouse!

Jo said...

I have always been out to the deep waters,still am,but have learned to swim better and better,life is about getting off the beach,step out into the water.
hugs friend
~Jo

Michaele said...

I don't do water - so what does tht make me? That video was fantastic. Whoever made that video was even more fantastic. Nature scares me sometimes.

Melanie said...

I have seen that cat and dog diary thing before and it is so so funny. Being an owner of a dog and two cats, I can totally understand!
Hope you're having a great week!♥

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That dog and cat thing cracks me up every time I read it!! LOL! I kind of like the deep. blessings ~ tanna

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love it!
*hugs*deb

Angela said...

Oh my gosh Sandie! The dog and cat diaries are just hilarious! I had to read those out loud to my husband and daughter because it was just too funny! I can so see that that would be how the cat would think! I don't care for cats you know.

Hugs,
Angela

Shady Del Knight said...

Chatty - I want to thank you for deciding to follow my blog, possibly having discovered it through Desiree. I very much appreciate your support and I hope that I can keep you entertained. Thanks again, Chatty!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Oh, oh, I loved the cat and dog diaries! They're so typical of how those animals act and think. I always said that my Sarah cat allowed us to live with her.

Mevely317 said...

These are soooo sweet!

Say, I was thinking of ya'all the other day ... well, actually about Disco. Have you heard of that new book, "A Dog's Purpose"?

The narrator is a dog -- everything from his perspective. Honestly, Sandie, this is one of the BEST books I've read in a long time! I laughed and cried the whole way through!

Catherine said...

Haha - love the pet diaries - very true!
xo Catherine

Life 101 said...

I spewed tea on my monitor. I hope you're happy missy.

Diana Ferguson said...

Enjoyed!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Dog so true! Cat OH SO TRUE!! hugs to you Sandie. Linda

Pat MacKenzie said...

I loved the cat's journal. It could have been written by my daughter's cat - especially the part about the decapitated mouse!

Sweet Tea said...

I identify much more with the dog than with the cat, but I do have my cat-like days occasionally. I find the older I get the happier and more appreciative and joyful I become - each day is precious! What a cute post - great stuff!

Doris Sturm said...

I read that cat and dog diary before, but had forgotten about it - it made me LOL. Thanks! I needed that!

Sharon said...

You sneaky girl!!

I have to admit, I'm not original with that quote, I read it on a T-shirt...but isn't it a great motto at our age?? Thanks for the link to my blog, too!

I cracked up at the comparison between cats and dogs. Sorry, but I'm just really partial to dogs. Perhaps because of their unflagging and simple joy for life!

WOOF WOOF!!