BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
(click to see movie trailer)

Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Take A Moment to Remember...

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds,
yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.
~Daniel Webster

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday is for Family

Princess, Daddy, Uncle Jack, and Me

Even at that early age, I'm sure I was thinking about kissing Princess on her snooter.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sassy Says

Once upon a time,
there was enough time.


Have a safe, fun-filled Memorial Day Weekend.
Make the most of the extra time with your furry companions, and don't forget to proudly display your American flag.

We Remember:

All Gave Some.
Some Gave All...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Taking Time...

To smell the flowers.

Monday, May 24, 2010

We Will Miss You, Max

 March 12, 2000 -  May 24, 2010

We have all lost a dear friend.

The one best place to bury a good dog
is in the heart of its master.
~Ben Hur Lampman

Monday's Memory Mosaic ~Japan

In 1990, I was selected to participate in a 3 week Japanese cultural exchange program for Georgia teachers.
The purpose of the program was to help prepare Georgia teachers for the influx of Japanese students into their school systems.
The exchange program provided an understanding of Japan's education
system and culture through school visits, cultural activities, a home-stay visit, and exchanges with educators and students.

Teachers (sensei) are highly respected in Japan and we were treated like royalty, staying in the nicest hotels and resorts. We traveled extensively by private buses, planes, ferries, and the Shinkansen (bullet train).

My favorite part of the trip was my home-stay visit with the Yoshida family in the city of Kagoshima, on the island of Kyushu.
Although I spoke no Japanese and they spoke very little English, we became  dear friends in a short time.  The Yoshida's home was small, but their hearts were large and kind. 

I fell in love with the people, culture, and natural beauty of Japan, which  better prepared me for the beautiful Japanese student, Fusako, I taught the following school year.

Fusako and Me
~Halloween 1990

Fusako and Me

I have found a new blog friend who just happens to live in Tokyo.
Please check out the beautiful kitties at Tekorin the NEKO.


Monday, May 17, 2010

57 ~ Ouch!

Thank you to my kind friends for the wonderful birthday cards, presents, and surprises.

I'll be taking a little break from blogging the remainder of the week and will catch up with you all next week.
Happy Trails!


Billboard's Number One hit, 57 years ago today was The Song from Moulin Rouge by Percy Faith's Orchestra.

Yep, I'm old!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday is for Family

Daddy and Me
~May, 1953

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pet Blogger Hop

Hey Blogging Buddies, check out the long list of pet bloggers participating in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, co-hosted by Two Little Cavaliers, Life with Dogs, and Baby Patches from Nip and Bones!

It's a fun way to meet new pet blogging buddies, so be sure to sign up.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sassy Says

Do what you like.
Like what you do.
~Life is Good

Hope you spend your weekend doing what you like.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tag, You're It!

Ouch, I've  been tagged!
 Yes, I've been tagged by Miz Liz from Caribou Crackers.
The rules state that I am to look in the 8th folder in my picture files and publish the 8th photo from that folder.

I'd like you to meet Theodore.

I hope furry, little rodents don't make you squeamish!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm Juz Sayin'

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

~Helen Keller


I'm a little late, but check out the long list of pet bloggers participating in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, co-hosted by Two Little Cavaliers, Life with Dogs, and Baby Patches from Nip and Bones!
It's a fun way to meet new pet blogging buddies, so be sure to sign up.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday's Mosaic Memory

Comet's First Boat Ride
Spring Break ~1994

If dogs have long-term memory,
I'm sure Comet remembered that day often and wagged his tail.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday is for Family

Mother and Me
~May, 1953

As is the mother, so is her daughter.
~Ezekiel 16:4

Happy Mother's Day,
whether your children walk on two legs, or four.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Zack's Zoomies

Our long awaited walk to the creek was a huge disappointment as there was barely enough water to soak dog bellies.

Fortunately, it doesn't take much water to make Labs happy.
A mud puddle brings smiles to their faces.

After Zack's trip to the creek he wanted to share his excitement with Sassy, who had not yet been to the creek.
You can see her patience wearing thin by the end of the video.

Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sassy Says

Let us permit nature to have her way.
 She understands her business better than we do.
~Michel de Montaigne


Mom looked out the kitchen window
and saw this on the garage roof!

Sneaky Black Snake was headed to the Northern Cardinals' nest in the pyracantha.

Dad was successful in sending the snake in another direction this time,
but I fear the eggs' days are numbered.

Yes, we are all watching our step when out in the yard!

(Hey Ina, aren't you glad you live in Alaska w/ no snakes?)


Mom apologizes for being MIA from commenting on blogs. Since she got a good Dr.'s report she has been trying to do 3 weeks' worth of yardwork and spring cleaning in 3 days.
Hopefully, she'll get caught up soon.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Refilling the Cookie Jar


Mom got 2 thumbs up from the doctor.
That means a dip in the creek for us soon!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Entries~ Norwood's Pawdance Film Festival

Romantic Category
Buddy getting hot and heavy with Sassy.

Comedy Category
Buddy discovers his echo.
(turn up volume)

Deadline for entries to Norwood's Pawdance Film Festival is May 9!
Have fun!

Thanks to Norwood and his assistant for all their hard work!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm Juz Sayin'

Health is the greatest gift, Contentment the greatest wealth,
Faithfulness the best relationship.

This is Buddy, and I'm happy to report that we have all three:
Health, Contentment, and Faithfulness here at Dog Daze.

Mom is feeling much better (health), after her appendectomy, and she spent the weekend working outside.

Mom said she didn't need any canine snoopervision, so we were content to lie in the shade and watch her work.

Of course, Dad, ever faithful, was close by to offer his assistance.

Mom spread pinestraw, planted flowers, pulled weeds, and cleaned all the pollen off the screen porch.

Mom's post-op Dr's appointment is today. We hope she is told to resume all regular activities, including walking her adorable Labra-pups down the driveway to the creek.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday's Mosaic Memory

In 2006, a friend who had a 17 month old daughter, gave birth to triplet girls.
Can you imagine? 
Four little girls under the age of two?

They were so desperate for extra hands, they even allowed me (never a mom, myself) to help out once a week.

Prior to this experience, the only diaper I had changed was Betsy Wetsy's.

You can see how the girls are growing into lovely, intelligent little girls  (just like their mother) by clicking here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday is for Family

Mother and Me
Feeding the pigeons in Forsyth Park
Savannah, GA

Hi Friends,
Kit here. Like you, I am extremely saddened and disturbed by the loss of lives (human and wildlife), loss of livelihoods, and the long term adverse effects caused by the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon.

I respect your opinions and would like to hear from you on this subject.
Should BP be held responsible for this environmental crisis? Any suggestions on how to prevent another catastrophic oil rig accident?
Thank you,

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lights, Action, Camera!

Norwood Productions is hosting it's very first festival, the 2010 Pawdance Film Festival.
We've entered a short clip in the Romantic Series category.
The deadline has been extended until May 9, so there's still time to enter.
Lights, Action, Camera...