THINKING SPRING and MOURNING
Hello dear bloggy friends! It’s a lovely SPRING like day here so I thought it time I changed my blog wallpaper from snow to flowers. Lilacs no less. I need color! I am hopeful that we will see something popping up through the ground soon. Crocuses usually show their faces in March here.
So, what’s new with you? I must admit I am finding life a bit stressful these days. Heartbreakingly so when I think about the Ukrainian people. There are no words I can think of to express the fear, despair, and loss those poor people must be feeling. So, if you have it in your heart to pray, now is the time to do it. 💗 It seems like reality is impossible to handle these days. What else is on our horizon…first Covid and now war. Staying close to God is the only way forward, at least that is the way I choose to deal with it. What else can we do but hope and pray? Hitler is not dead, just reincarnated. I guess you can tell I am out of patience. More on that later…in the meantime I am >MISSING THE OCEAN big time.
I am missing the Island and the ocean, the old homestead in Maine. I want to feel the ocean breezes forcing the ocean waters to shore which creates a mesmerizing ebb and flow that is SO comforting. But, alas, it’s still wintry there, the frozen north, as my sister-in-law calls where she lives in Ontario, Canada. Another month and I think I will head up.
|Lunches at the HARBORSIDE CAFE|
|Crossing the bridge to the Island|
So, there you have it.
Take good care of yourselves.
I have seen old dogs learn new tricks and patient people toilet train old dogs with patience and consistency. It is very rewarding, the dogs seem to know they are loved and rescued . Best of luck. It will become easier when the weather improves also!ReplyDelete
Awwww, Buddy is a cutie, I do hope he learns those new tricks and is able to stay.ReplyDelete
I hope it works out for you with Buddy. He is a diversion from the news for sure!ReplyDelete
Yes, the news is so depressing. Buddy might be just what you need. You are doing the right think taking him outside so often. Hope it works.ReplyDelete
Until he gets it, take him out every couple of hours. They learn. Dogs are treat-oriented. He’ll learn and congratulations.ReplyDelete
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Buddy is gorgeous and I hope he gets to stay with you.Delete
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine.
I agree that the only way I can survive is with Christ in my life. Those lilacs look so pretty.ReplyDelete
Hugs. I hope things work out for Buddy. Please pass on gentle scritches.ReplyDelete
Both of those boys are so cute. You've got whitecaps on your ocean pics. Maybe you'll be able to take Buddy to the shoreline when it warms up. Linda in KansasReplyDelete
I hope Buddy is up to new tricks. It would be hard to send him back.ReplyDelete
I am heartbroken for the people of the Ukraine, too. There are so many times I think how thankful I am to live in a country that is not being bombed.
I do like the lilacs ...ReplyDelete
Hoping it works out for you with Buddy.
Enjoy this last day of February.
All the best Jan
PS Happy March Wishes.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Hard to train them at nine years old, but with patience and some luck you can do it! Put a pee pad outside where you want him to go:)ReplyDelete
The new floral background is lovely Susan and cheerful too; however, your post text was trailing into the background and difficult to read. It's nice that Buddy has a new home, and hopefully he will earn indoors is not the place to go do his business. Good luck with the house training because it would be nice if he remains in a home and not a shelter. Hope you will be able to return to the the island and ocean for awhile when the weather improves. it looks lovely.ReplyDelete
Reading this about a week late, I wonder how Buddy is coming along. And how you are coping. You're a saint, is all I can say. :) Love your beautiful pictures of Maine!ReplyDelete