Meet 3 pound Macho

Macho is a mixed teacup terrier yorkie. He is a teacup full of cute. Macho was rescued by a women with an amazing love for people and pets.

“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.

Little things can have big meaning and little things can have big hearts. Brody is extending virtual hugs and kisses to anyone feeling sadness or loneliness. If you like Brody, let him know and keep that tail wagging.

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Brody’s Winter Wonderland

Brody has a neighbor who spent Christmas alone for the first time in over 60 years. Brody suited up for an outdoor pet visit, his reindeer name is Brodylicious. This elf sized reindeer is so low to the ground he leaves snow angels along the way instead of reindeer tracks.

A good surprise happens when you look outside at a fairy tale view. An upside down view can be a surprise. The photo below is not a photo directly of the sky but a reflection of the sky in a pond on a summer day.

Brody Bouquet and quote of the day

A nice surprise is the discovery a plant will not only attract butterflies but will also work as a cut flower in an arrangement. The small orange flowers above are from the orange butterfly weed plant.

“Strength lies in differences not in similarities.”

Stephen Covey

Brody trick/tip of the day

Standard medical masks have comfortable ear elastic and a nose piece that works well. A medical mask will hold up to machine washing and the dryer. After it is washed you can cut out those useful parts and improve a homemade mask.

If you have owed a pet you know they provide many good surprises and a few bad ones along the way. A good surprise is finding the Chap Stick you accidentally washed before it went in the dryer and ruined your jeans.

Brodylicious is ready for up, up and away into 2021. His wagging tail gives him extra lift. Brody wants you to find many good surprises in 2021. He hopes you find health, peace, joy, blessings, and love. You can surprise Brody by letting him know you like him and keep that tail wagging.

Enjoy Jovial Jonah

Jonah the rough coat collie was a willing participant when his friend decked him out merry and bright. He may have been thinking, friend you are barking up the wrong tree!

True love means you stick by your friend even when they chew on your antlers.

Brody bouquet and quote of the day

Two cut out cookies sandwiched with frosting on a treat stick make a sweet holiday treat.

“Don’t feel as if you have to change the world. Just try to make your corner of it a little better.”

Cynthia L. Copeland

Brody trick/tip

If you run out of googly eyes, you can make eyes with a hole punch. They are not as good as the real thing but they are not too “baaaaad.”

No chestnuts to roast by the fire! Brody will have to settle for a bite of an indoor s’more without chocolate. Brody’s Christmas wish is for you to have s’more JOY PEACE and LOVE. Join Brody for Christmas even if it’s only in your dreams. Let him know you like him to keep that tail wagging.

Baby Brody

Brody’s first day in his forever home was a very good day!
A friend gave Brody a mini-me for his first Christmas. Brody hoped the package contained a treat.
Brody was ready for his first Christmas, all he needed was a red nose.
There is such a thing as a mini poinsettia. The plant is small, just about the width of a sharpie.

Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional.

Liz Vassey

Brody trick/tip of the day

For hot dog cutout cookies just stretch and shape the dough and bake. Special thanks to Jake for modeling his sweater for the cookie creation!

Jake and Brody hope you have fond memories of the Holiday season.

If you think Jake and Brody look sharp in their outfits, let them know and keep those tails wagging.

Looking a Lot Like Christmas

On a stroll around the neighborhood, the Christmas lights are popping up. Brody is a nice boy about the lights but he is a bit naughty about the blow up lawn decorations. He has to announce with loud barks for everyone to beware of the large polar bear in that lawn!

Being adorable soft and cuddly keeps Brody off the naughty list.

Brody was in danger of receiving coal for Christmas when he took a bite or two out of a sentimental anniversary card.

Brody bouquet and word of the day

Remember to take a bite or two out of something good while you enjoy the Christmas season.

Brody trick/tip

Remove garlic smell from your hands by rubbing them on stainless steel under running water.

Charlie Brown said to Linus, “I shouldn’t have picked this little tree.”

Brody is a little thing but he brings big joy. Enjoy the little things, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things. Let’s try to stay off the naughty list and share peace on earth and goodwill toward men. So to encourage Brody to stay on the “nice list”, let him know you like him and keep that tail wagging.

Brody is on the Lookout

On Brody’s walk around the pond there is a huge rock. It is the perfect perch for the “Mayor” to see a squirrel or a deer in the woods.

Some youngsters aware of Brody’s squirrel interest created a Lego fortress, built so a squirrel can be safe and store nuts.

Thinking like a squirrel you can use some stowed away foliage for a dried flower bouquet.

Each Dried Flower in a Book..

Has their Own Love Story….

Ankita Ghatkare

Brody trick/tip of the day

For fluffy frosting or flaky pastry, dot the butter or Crisco on the beater before mixing.

Brody is on the lookout for you too and wants to see your smile. If you are nuts for Brody, let him know and keep that tail wagging.

Brody is Ready for Winter

At first Brody was not sure about wearing a coat. Now he jumps for joy because a coat equals a walk.

At Brody’s home a display was created to send a photo to a family learning about quilting bees.

Brody and Jake decided to jump in the photo. They were thinking, blankets everywhere what a wonderful improvement!

Brody bouquet and quote of the day.

A photo with or without Brody can take your mind back to a summer day.

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

John Steinbeck

Brody trick/tip of the day

To apply muscle rub or sunblock to your back without help, fold a long piece of plastic wrap, add the cream and sling it over your back, work it around with one hand at your shoulder and one hand at your hip.

This week Instead of turkey leftovers how about a Brody burrito?

Couldn’t you just eat him up! Brody hopes that the pieces of your day fit together to wrap you up warm and cozy like a hug. If Brody warms your heart, be sure to let him know and keep that tail wagging.

Brody is Falling for Fall

Leaves orange like fire against the deep blue sky fallen to the ground in a pile to play on.

Brody and his best friend Jake wrestled and tousled in the bed of leaves. Jake is an “old man” compared to Brody and here he looks so happy and dreamy.

Brody came upon garden trimmings and discovered that even flowers tossed aside can be lovely to behold.

“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.”

John Harrigan

Brody trick/tip of the day

Wet a paint brush with water and touch it to a watercolor marker for neat and easy painting.

Brody hopes you find beauty in unusual places today.

If you are falling for Brody, let him know and keep that tail wagging!

Brody Did Not Eat The Daisy

Brody sniffed the last daisy from his yard. Kids will pull a daisy petal off and say, “He loves me.” Pull the next petal off and say , “He loves me not.” Repeat this until all the petals are gone. Brody is so lovable that every petal is, “He loves Me.”

He loves me. He loves me. HE LOVES ME.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
Although Brody is decisive about what he loves, the foliage around him can’t seem to decide what to do this fall.
There is vast variety in the timing of color change and even some of the individual leaves have multiple colors this year.

Brody bouquet and quote of the day

Black bees on the clover heads drowsily clinging where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway, and all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies, open-eyed at the setting of day.

Abba Gould Woolson

Brody trick/tip for you

Clean a glass lighting fixture over an upside down umbrella. Use a paintbrush dipped in Windex or a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water to get that sparkle.

Brody hopes warm rays of light and lots of love shine on you today. If you like Brody, let him know and keep that tail wagging.

Brody Would Like To Meet Penderwick

Penderwick is a poodle labrador cross called a labradoodle. They could be twins if Brody were stretched out and had a perm.
Labradoodles make good service dogs. Here Brody is standing up as tall as he can and wishing he could be big enough to be a service animal.

Brody trick/tip of the day

Keep your sandwich bread from getting soggy and your tuna or chicken salad from falling out by putting it inside a romaine leaf.

What’s up buttercup?

Brody bouquet and quote of the day.

All dogs are therapy dogs. The majority of them are just freelancing.

It is Brody’s wish that his huge fanned tail will sweep joy your way today.
If you are a Brody fan, let him know and keep that tail wagging.