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Comment by booklover on December 6, 2012 at 1:11pm

Love that pic of the dog, Ian.  Reminds me of my dog Molly (Black Lab) and she is ALWAYS watching us eat.

I also love your Atheist morals post Patricia!

Joan, the neighborhood children and pets are so lucky to have you for a neighbor! :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2012 at 12:25pm

Patricia, love your post about Atheist morals.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2012 at 12:23pm

The watching dog is funny (as long as he's not watching me and creeping me out).

Comment by Patricia on December 6, 2012 at 12:21pm

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That dog peeking over gave me the giggles, Ian.....

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2012 at 12:09pm

Chris, your description, "I really came into my own when I discovered that we're all stardust - it's a source of happiness to me" says it all. Thank you for sharing, dear friend.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2012 at 12:01pm

That is what I need, a watch dog to watch me sneak that little tid-bit and pop it in my mouth ... no on second thought, I should be able to do that for myself. I am more like the cat, "Ill get my own damned food!" Well, if self-discipline doesn't stop me, my old heart will. And if I had a dog or cat, I probably would be giving into their beautiful eyes as they look for their share of my tid-bit. I do miss the neighbor children, dogs, and cats during cold weather, we all stay inside and don't play in the garden. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 6, 2012 at 11:38am

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2012 at 11:21am

Sk8eycat, I like your story about Cosmos.  I also loved it, even as a believer in mormonism.

Comment by booklover on December 6, 2012 at 7:08am

Good Morning All!  Bonjour Napoleon!  Patricia, that is one of the cutest videos I have ever seen!  Thanks so much for posting it!  I shared it with a bunch of people.  Seeing animals do such amazing things makes me really happy.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Comment by booklover on December 6, 2012 at 7:00am

Joan, thank you for that post.  Your outlook on life is positively WONDERFUL and so are YOU!  I'm grateful you're my friend, and I love to read your posts!  I never had to go what you went through, but reading the things you write makes me appreciate life and love and nature even more because of the way you describe it!  I do get to be with my son also, but he lives here while he goes to school, so I do get to experience a having a daughter and a son.  They don't have spouses yet, or children, so I still get them pretty to myself (well, I do have to share them with my husband, lol.)  I cared SO MUCH about what others thought of me when I was younger, I think I got cared-out! lol.  It IS freeing to not care what others think.  I love to just be who I am.  I agree animals make the world happier and better, and it IS awesome that someday we will just go back to the elements we came from, and particles of us will become something else.  You are so kind and I learn so much from you.  All of us here do.  Love you.  Your friend, Melinda

 

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