IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #686 -THE LONGING FOR HOME!

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We have been keeping a friend’s dog while they took a little vacation.

I have not had the pleasure of being with a Jack Russell before. While Ditto has been a fairly good visitor ( other than a couple territory battles with our cats) we are not a total replacement for her masters. At times I feel and see this sense of longing and wondering as to where has my master gone.

Dogs are as much a kin to us as they are different.

No matter where you are there is no place like home.

enjoy where you are ††† en theos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #672 – EYES OF GRACE

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“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt,and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”

John Steinbeck 

Dont be afraid of direct eye contact, you just might see into the soul of another . en theos †† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL – THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #671- SING LIKE THERE’S NOBODY LISTENING.

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“Sing like no one is listening,

LOVE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN HURT,

dance like nobody’s watching,

and live like it’s heaven on earth.”

Mark Twain

Howling at the moon is not the same as barking up the wrong tree! † en theos †† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL – THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #667 – LEARNINGS FROM A DOG!

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THINGS TO LEARN FROM A DOG

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in
your face to be pure ecstasy.

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.

Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.

Take naps and stretch before rising.

Run, romp and play daily.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you’re not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close
by and nuzzle them gently.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.

When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire
body.

No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the
guilt thing and pout… run right back and make friends.

Bond with your pack.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

And last but not least, make do with what you got.

Have a dog day today ††† en theos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL – THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #664 – Grace in the glow

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It was just a beautiful day yesterday. Unseasonable warm and “Grace” enjoyed it as much as us two leggers. And she looked a glow in the setting sun.

From Wikipedia: In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour, especially in cinematography) is the first and last hour of sunlight during the day  when a specific photographic effect is achieved due to the quality of the light.

But it is as much a feeling as a visual effect. Enjoy the glooming ††† en theos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL – THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #661 – RESTIN’ WHILE ON SENTRY DUTY

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In the recent gusty wind of West Texas, one of our “dog warning” signs was blown from it’s post. I found Clovis laying near it with more of a sheepish look than a sheep dog. Before I could say anything of his presumed laziness, he reminded me that there are two signs, his “on guard” sign and another one that states the he ” can make it to the gate in 2.8 seconds can you?”

He can do that, and he can get there just as quick from either a laying or a standing position.

Let sleeping dogs lie. ††† en theos ††† jim