Monthly Archives: August 2015

This is Guaranteed to Help You Sleep

          Slumbering Skunk   Baby’s bliss    Snuggle down   Velvet on shag  In the middle of getting up, I decided to take another nap!    “Mmm! Love these satin sheets!”   Blissful birds   Tiny angel napping         Counting sheep to sleep      Mouse mattress   Cat-napping   Bosom Buddies   Agh!    Lights out!   […]

I’m So Glad I Grew Up with Animals

“Happy birthday to you.  Happy birthday to you. You look like a blah-blah… And you smell like one, too!” I remember hearing and singing this ditty as a young child with my friends, then, laughing and chasing each other around in fun. The ironic thing is, I probably did often smell like some kind of […]

Can I Have One, Please!

Many parents have heard the urgent pleadings of their children, who have become ecstatic, in the blissful hopes of having a pet of their very own, to love and cherish. No thoughts of emptying clumps from dirty litter boxes, nor of bathing a muddy pooch, nor even of mucking out a smelly stall, can mar […]

The beauty of God’s Creation

  A silent sunrise, too beautiful for my iPhone camera, speaking volumes.  Pristine and misty-blue ice giants, a churning of the vast sea, and a flock of penguins render me awestruck.    A random growth of “weeds” gracefully surrounds a cultivated azalea with beauty.    The desert, ablaze with color, forms a teeming ecosystem.   Every inch of […]

The Intrepid Insomniac Chronicles

I’ve had trouble sleeping for as long as I can remember. From my very earliest recollections, I seem to see myself standing up in my crib, looking at the light coming through the partially-opened door of my bedroom, hearing cheerful, but unintelligible voices, and wishing I could be a part of whatever activity was occurring […]

What Children and Animals Can Teach Us

Children can teach us how to love freely.  Animals are often quite accepting of those very different from themselves.   Baby humans AND baby animals have great value!    Dogs can teach us about unconditional love and forgiveness.    Even animals know that bonding with someone else makes life worth living. Both children AND animals know […]