I’ve never owned a dog before. But, strangely, in the past couple of years I’ve been attracted to all things DOG. Dog movies, dogs lounging on beds in decorating magazines, dog books, dogs walking with their owners down the street, dogs coming into my shop, DOGS, DOGS, DOGS. Was the universe trying to tell me something? Wasn’t it enough to have my cats? Was I just being a lonely widow? Finally, I listened to my heart. I WANTED a dog, a dog to love and care for. A dog to greet me at the door when I came home from work. And so…
Angel came into my life. A little 4 1/2 pound Morkie that is the sweetest little dog I could have ever wished for. She’s an angel. Since that moment 1 year ago, my life has changed. I’m walking more. (Three walks a day. I feel great!) I’m meeting people on these outings I would never have had a chance to speak to if it were not for my little dog. Instead of watching t.v. in the evening, Angel coaxes me to play with her. We have puppy school every day when I teach her tricks. She has taught me to be patient. To be kind. To unwind. To be in the present moment.
And since I’m on the doggy path now, I’ve searched out wonderful books for the shop that tell stories of dogs and their owners.
One of my favorites is Maddie Lounging on Things. This dog is so laid back, literally, that she will lounge on anything and pose for her photographer owner. I can’t help but smile every time I open the pages to see what Maddie is doing now.
The wonderful acrylic painting of the dog at the top of the page is one of my favorite pieces in the shop.The happy dog dances around words to live by. Reminders like ... “Remember when you go into the world to keep your eyes and ears wide open. And be kind. Love one another. Always do your best. Love and you will do wonderful things in this world.” And because we love our dogs, I have a yummy, healthy recipe for Peanut Butter Puppy Treats that I'd like to share with you. You may love them as much as your dog does! For this easy recipe--and more--sign up for my newsletter list at the bottom of my SHOP page. Just be sure to use a peanut butter that does not contain xylitol (or chocolate) which can be very harmful to dogs. I like Whole Foods 365 Peanut Butter.
Here's a photo of Angel and me together!
Enjoy the dog days ...