"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

Monday, June 24, 2024

Dogs - Cats - Eagles - Squirrels - Lions and Chicago Dogs!


We had a little dog Disco who looked like this.

Disco thought like this too.

God has a GREAT SENSE of HUMOR. 


Aren't they beautiful!

A proper Chicago dog is an all-beef frankfurter (such as Vienna Beef) in a poppy seed bun, topped with yellow mustard, neon-green sweet pickle relish, chopped white onion, tomato slices, a dill pickle spear, pickled sport peppers and celery salt.

The bun should be steamed, not toasted, and adorned with poppy seeds. The sausage ought to be boiled or steamed, not grilled, and made entirely of beef, not a mixture of other meats.



The couple of places we did have - closed.  

What do you think? What is your favorite?  What do you see in 

your life that points to God?

Thank you for the beauty in this world God.


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Mevely317 said...

These are all so awesome, I can't pick a favorite.
Oh wait, maybe the lionesss and her cubs. The warrior chihuahua is SO our GraceE ... the mouse that roars.

I admit, I don't 'get' Tom's passion for the Chicago Dog. He tells me, I can't understand because I've never experienced one. If you discover any 'round these parts please let me know!

Red Rose Alley said...

These are some fantastic photos, especially the cat and the butterfly. That Eagle is really neat too. Oh, I miss the Chicago dogs. There was a hotdog eatery in my hometown, and I would go in there from time to time and order a Chicago dog. They were soooo good. I think the celery salt makes the Chicago dog. I didn't know about the poppy seed buns. This was a lovely post, Sandie. And to answer your question, the Doves come around my house often, and I love to hear their coooing song. Sometimes their song comes when I'm having a bad day and when I need it the most.

Have a blessed week, Sandie.


DUTA said...

God is the Creator of everything and is everywhere - omnipresent and omnipotent.
The beef hot dog in the poppy seed bun looks very tempting!
All of your pictures, Sandie, are lovely!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

God's beauty is truly everywhere. I saw it in the full moon this morning. I've never had a Chicago dog.but I do love them when cooked on a grill. They are one of my favorite things! Hope you are enjoying your summer !

MadSnapper said...

there is nothing that can beat God's beauty. Its everywhere and its free... I am Southern to the bone and would not touch that hotdog... I like cheap hotdogs, boiled, fried, steamed grilled or even zapped 30 seconds in microwave. a nice white bread bun, relish, mayo and/or cheese in the hotdog. we grilled them split the dog, add sharp cheese, wrap with bacon and grill.. the bun need nothing when they are like that. not many eat mayo on hotdogs. if no mayo, capsup and mustard with relish. bob likes chili on his, not me

Abby said...

Love the photos. I remember Disco!
Now I'm hungry

Julia said...

Your post sure has great examples of God's beauty. Just think of all of God's beauty we miss because we are not looking for it. All amazing photos. For me, I see God's beauty in a baby smile. It just warms the heart.

Enjoy the new week.
Hugs, Julia

Ginny Hartzler said...

You really know how to pick them!!! I just cannot choose a favorite, each one is exquisite! They are wonderful! I remember little Disco so well, and even miss the posts where you mentioned him.

Kay G. said...

Every flower I see, I think "God made'!

And I like cole slaw and mustard on a hot dog! Is that a Southern thing?

Simone said...

I have so missed reading your blog. I promise I will get better at visiting from time to time. I'm back on the blogging scene as I have also missed writing.

Thanks for sharing God's wonderous beauty through nature.

Prims By The Water said...

So true about little dogs when someone is at the door. Too funny. Being from the Detroit area, we love our Detroit Coney dogs. Viennas with mustard and chopped onions topped with chili on a steamed bun. No ketsup or pickles here. Janice

Sparky said...

Neat photos. Every once in awhile I'll take one that's a keeper like that. Photography is so much fun.
The Warrior Chi is like our 3 dogs. They're small but 'mighty', if not in their own minds.
My favorite hot dogs right now are the Kroger Select with Arnold Keto Hot Dog Buns. I only use ketchup on mine. I'm so boring. lol
Have a great day. 💙

photowannabe said...

Love the hot dogs yummy and all of your photos, especially the mighty warrior dog!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I enjoyed those photos so much. Thank you for sharing them. Nothing like a Chicago dog.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Wonderful photos that made me smile and feel good

photowannabe said...

Thanks Sandy for your prayers. We will get through this and have been truly blessed by our friends. The Lord has been holding our hands this entire time.
Not going to be posting too much on blogger and not posting anything on fb for a while. Our son said we need to be silent for a while. The "bad Guys" are lurking and looking for an opening on our accounts.
I will still look at fb and will look at all of blogger friends post.
This really cramps my style but as I said , we will get through this.

Granny Annie said...

I don't know if they still have it, but Sonic used to have Chicago Dogs. Sooooo good.