Ask Not

My fellow Americans, 
ask not what your country can do for you, 
ask what you can do for your country.
– John F. Kennedy

Agreeable Friends

Animals are such agreeable friends - 
they ask no questions; 
they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

Giddy Is A Grin

Giddy is a grin and giggles and that glint of goofiness in your gaze.
― Richelle E. Goodrich

Become Like The Sun

Become like the sun.
If you do so, all darkness will be dispelled.
No matter what happens, 
live confidently with the conviction that you,
yourself are the “sun.
Of course, in life there are sunny days and cloudy days.
But even on cloudy days, the sun is still there.
Even when you are suffering, it is vital that you strive
to keep the sun shining brightly in your heart.
― Daisaku Ikeda


Like the cat 
who finds her way back home over a thousand miles, 
like the dog 
who waits for his master to arrive on the train that never comes, 
like the one 
who keeps a vigil at her master’s grave until she too can cross the bridge, 
some people and their pets 
are woven together by threads of life and they cannot, 
and will not, for long 
be separated. 
― Kate McGahan

Movie Buff

Watching and interacting with
Creature From The Black Lagoon

A Cat Is

A cat is a purring parcel of paradox,
a cunning collection of contradictions.
A cat is lazy and busy, dainty and savage,
affectionate and aloof, greedy and finicky,
sound asleep in one instant,
and awake and stalking in the next.
A cat is a limp puddle of softness,
surrounding a steel-hard and ever-alert set of muscles.
... A cat has the face of a pansy flower,
and is just as velvety.
A cat holds infinity in her eyes,
and your heart in her front paws.
- Leonore Fleischer


SYLVESTER is the black and white cartoon cat 
who often sputters "Sufferin' Succotash!" 
when he is thwarted by his main adversary, Tweety Pie, 
the little yellow canary. 
Although he tried millions of tricks, 
he never got the canary 
and always wound up being the fall guy!


Cats have often been associated with clairvoyance. 
An early European tradition held that one could acquire this gift 
by growing up with a tortoiseshell cat.


FELIX is a black cat who is one of the first great stars of animated cartoons 
and the hero of Pat Sullivan's cartoon series, "Felix the Cat" 
who always had a bag of tricks! 


From a dog’s point of view his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog. 
– Mabel L. Robinson


Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or another. – Robert Benchley


FOOVIE (fo’ view) n. 
The ability of a dog to inflict guilt 
from any angle in the room 
while he watches his master eat.
- Rich Hall

A Daily Dose

A daily dose of daydreaming
heals the heart, soothes the soul,
and strengthens the imagination.
― Richelle E. Goodrich