Everyone enjoys a story with a happy ending. Coco is a victim of a puppy farm who now enjoys two loving homes. Coco can no longer go to work with her dog mom so she lives with her other dog mom during the work week. She has a great personality and loves people.
What’s up buttercup Brody? Brody is learning to love a second home, with weekend trips to a fixer upper cottage. He enjoys the adventure of new fields and a lake shore to explore.
On the walk towards the buttercups this delicate creature flit from one dandelion to the next just ahead of Brody. Does the song about the Dog & Butterfly come to mind?
Brody Bouquet and tip of the day
An art deco glass table was a fun discovery at the cottage. No umbrella for the holder yet, so the turn table from the microwave covers the hole and works as a lazy susan for condiments or buttercups!
Why buttercup, if He did not love you, would He ever have made you at all? Would He have put that beautiful golden color on you? Would He have made your petals so perfect, your stem so straight, your cup so round and even?
Brody likes the destination and the fun but he is still getting used to car trips. If you like Brody and want to give him a virtual hug, let him know and keep that tail wagging.
“If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
Brody fell asleep on an old book from the 50’s under an angel. Brody where did you go in your dreams? Were you “off leash” and running free like someone left the gate open? Brody hopes all your dreams come true. If you think Brody is dreamy, let him know and keep that tail wagging.
Brody arrived when he was a puppy in time for a birthday. The birthday boy had one dachshund but decided who can stop at just one. Kind of like the potato chip brand.
Brody and dachshund number one, Jake, enjoyed a day or two of 66 degrees weather and pure blue sunshine skies. It is nice to have a walk about and see what made it through the snow and the wind.
It’s amazing what can hang on all winter. Some milkweeds by the pond still had the feathery parachute and seed combination intact. Brody sent them sailing to make a way for new plants to spring up, a snack for caterpillars who will turn into butterflies.
Brody bouquet and thought of the day
This SaraLee Brioche makes wonderful french toast. It soaks up the egg and milk mixture so well. It is thick enough to poke fresh or frozen blueberries into it as the first side cooks. Be warned because after one you will want S’more.
To elevate a traditional S’more at the campfire, place fresh raspberries on the chocolate before adding the marshmallow.
Brody and Jake scored a few bites of graham crackers by the first campfire of spring.
Knickknack patty wack give a dog a bone! One of Brody’s neighbors just had to buy this as a gift and it is perfect. The empty bench was also a perfect perch to add two pups fashioned from polymer clay.
Brody wants the sunshine of spring or the warmth of cozy fire to encourage you this spring. If Brody warms your heart and you want S’more of Brody, let him know and keep that tail wagging.
Brody likes to spot birds and chase them, that is difficult to do when attached to a leash. He settles for being a hound dog going nose first after an animal trail.
Brody wacks the blinds on a door window to sound a “chime” because he wants to go out to play. He is like a kid who just learned school has closed for a snow day, jumping for joy to go out to play on a snow hill.
Wacky Birds can bring a smile to your face. Here Brody overlooks a Betty bouquet and a wacky bird made from an orange adorned with cutouts from decorative duck tape. This fruity bird is going in a gift basket for Brody’s neighbor.
“Sometimes we need to create reasons to laugh or even smile or else the day will be a total waste.” -Deeksha Arora
It’s fine to be a bit wacky these out of wack days. What is your favorite word on the list above? Hopefully you can slip it into conversation. Brody picks “cattywampus” and adds “wackadoodle” to the list. If you like Brody and want to lollygag with him, let him know and keep that tail wagging.
When you speak to Brody he looks at you intently hoping the next word out of your mouth will be “walk” or “treat.” If you sit on the couch, he sprints up a little ramp in a flash to curl up on your lap. He is right there ready to “help” with the chores or alert you to the “dangers” of the woodland creatures.
Brody can’t say that he loves you but he displays unconditional love very well.
LOVE IS PATIENT,
LOVE IS KIND.
IT DOES NOT ENVY,
IT DOES NOT BOAST,
IT IS NOT PROUD.
IT DOES NOT DISHONOR OTHERS,
IT IS NOT SELF-SEEKING,
IT IS NOT EASILY ANGERED,
IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS,
LOVE DOES NOT DELIGHT IN EVIL
BUT REJOICES WITH THE TRUTH.
IT ALWAYS PROTECTS,
LOVE NEVER FAILS.
1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-8
An easy way to pack for vacation is to use a bed if you have a spare bedroom. As you do laundry a week or so ahead, pile on to the bed what you plan to bring. You can hide this under the bedspread until you fill your suitcase.
Brody does not like wet grass, he will go to great lengths to avoid it. Dachshunds specialize in great lengths so it’s not much of a stretch.
Brody does love snow.
After a string of grey days, a grocery store flower bouquet found its way home. Before being arranged, the flowers landed on their bloom heads falling from the shopping cart. The blooms also endured a snow storm getting to the car.
Brody bouquet and quote of the day
“You can be in the storm, but don’t let the storm be in you.”
“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Brody trick/tip of the day
With a nod to the cooks who’s secret ingredient is love and to the lunch ladies of the 80’s, you can take your bagel to heavenly heights. Instead of toasting, butter one half and place the buttered side down to cook on a griddle. Lay 3 or 4 bowls or plates on top of the bagel to weigh it down. Check it every minute, it’s ready when the top side is golden brown. Top it off with you favorite toppings.