November 5, 2009


QUOTE OF THE DAY: (courtesy of Twix)

"I would recommend to those persons who are inclined to stagnate, whose blood is beginning to thicken sluggishly in their veins, to try keeping four dogs, two of which are puppies."
--Elizabeth Von Arnum

Hi dear friends,

Mommy got an e-mail from Aunt Judy, the day of her cousin's funeral, with some very unusual paintings and a story to warm your heart and make you cry. It is beautuful and should be shared.

God's Wings

A little something to put things in perspective...

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.

One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.

She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast ...because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.

'He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.'(Psalm 91:4)
Being loved this much should make a difference in your life. Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.

Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a family member (or friend)..........lose one.

WOW!!!!!.....that's all I can say...especially about this story of sacrifice for those we truly love.

Mommy is only working half a day tomorrow and then she's coming home to get me and off we go to spend the night at Aunt Judy's and then Saturday is Woof! Stock. I been resting my kisser for tomorrow, so I can make bunches of money for DROH. Wish me luck!!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Khyssing!!!


Two Country Poodles said...

I think its pawsome you can raise money with your kisser! If only I could help I would raise alot and fast! I am a speed licker.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful story and what gorgeous painted feathers, Mona!
Thank you for sharing them!
Have fun at Woofstock!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rufus and Indie said...

Have a great kissing day tomorrow! :)
Have a great weekend!

Rufus and Indie

Frankie Furter said...

What a grrreat thing to do. Good for you.

The OP Pack said...

Can't think of a better way to have fun than kissing!!! That was such a beautiful story about the little birds.

Woos, the OP Pack

Anonymous said...

What a great and humbling story! Love the feathers.

Hopefully see you at woofstock. My sis is talking about going with me :)

Mango said...

What a moving story and such a brave mom. Yes, there is nothing that we won't do for those we love.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona and Mommy!
Those painted feathers are awesome!
I am sure you will raise lots of money with your kisses!
Kisses and hugs

ps sorry my mom has not been able to take a picture of me close to flowers!
it is not easy beacuse they are not at my level!

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Good luck Mona!! You will do great. :)


Amen to that!

Have a blessed weekend!

Riley and Star.

Nancy Baumgarten said...

the ARTIST of the wonderful feather paintings is Julie Thompson.
PLEASE honor the creativity of others by showing their name and link to website.
Julie's is: