Enjoy life


What a great philosophy!
Open the gate today.
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Belly Button Parsnip

We are taking care of our friends' dog at the moment.  Her name is Bella...or "officially", Bella Rose.


But to us, she is known affectionately by a few others including:

Bella, Bella, Bella
Belly Welly
Belly Parsnip
Buh for Bella
Bella Basket
and most recently
Belly Button and
Belly Button Parsnip

There are reasons for each - but too complicated to explain! And she responds to all of them!

Anyhow I liked her photo today on her bright fatboy bed, taking it easy!  Oh, to have the life of Belly Button Parsnip!

There are many health benefits to having a pet including increased exercise, lower blood pressure, companionship, laughter, date magnets (!)...and many more.  What is the best thing you get from your pet?

Bella's forte is definitely laughter!
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Cliff the sniffer dog

Watch the clip below and see a clever little beagle dog who has learned to sniff out Clostridium difficile - a bacteria that causes severe diarrhea and colitis and spreads rapidly in hospitals. I have a friend who contracted it and she was out of action for a long time.

Go Cliff!...come to think of it, maybe he should be called "Button" (button nose!), or Courtney (as in short nose - court nez) or Cyrano,.... instead of Cliff!




Any other names you can think of for Cliff?
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Kindness


Let's make this the season of kindness - a time to love and care for each other.
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The power of a smile


Have you smiled at someone today?  A smile from a stranger (or dog) can make a real difference. :-D
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