She who hesitates is lost.

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Apparently I have been blogging for eleven years?
Really, I’m surprised I’ve not bored you all to tears.
WordPress sent me a shiny new certificate
Which I forgot to retrieve, until it was too late.
I’ve asked them nicely could I have another copy
As I missed out by being slow and sloppy.
Sadly “no we can’t” was their reply
But they hoped with them I’d continue to fly.
So here I am trying to celebrate
I have no proof I was too late.
Sadly it is a case of she who hesitates loses!
I am not fibbing, this is the *truthies.

💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

*Truthies, poetic license to make the rhyme.

Thank you all for following me !

I am

All💜

The love of a Dog.

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You are so tired your pain is tangible it breaks my heart to see you struggling. You are so brave you insist on your walk no matter how it makes you suffer.
Your breathing is so laboured as you walk, well wobble, you limp on all four legs.
Your wound still weeps as I do as I watch you. We both hide our pain as we know your Daddy is denying your struggles…he knows but it’s unspoken.
You may have weeks, months or days I just pray you are happy.

As you sleep do you dream of youth?
Puppy play and training to assist.
No rest, training starts young in truth
So much expected of you the heaven kissed.
You served, you worked , we gave you play.
We loved you from afar until the day
You came to live with us
We hope you have enjoyed your retirement
A princess among dogs we love you
Our children and their children love you too.

© willowdot21

Stay as long as you can but don’t suffer please.
Suit yourself this time, don’t worry about our ease.

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269, 4/12/22, #Colleen’s SpecificForm:TankaProse.

Colleen Chesebro.

h#TankaTuesday #Poetry

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

This week’s form:

Tanka Prose.

I sit and watch her as she sleeps. She’s so tired these days age has taken it’s toll. I really am so grateful to her though the loyalty and love she shows me is far beyond wealth. She would follow me to the ends of the earth and truly so would I her.
Oh! She’s stirring now, bless her first action is to look for me.

love is her nature
devotion is her default

she’s my staff and stay
full of dreams of youth and play
she lightens my load always.

© willowdot21

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 4th, 2022. Generosity.

jusjojan© LindaGHill

It’s January 4th, so this is the 4th prompt for Just Jot it January 2022, and it’s brought to us by Sadje. Thank you so much, Sadje! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 4th, 2020, is “generosity.” Use the word “generosity” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Generosity

Two of the most generous spirits on wordpress died last year.
Sue Vincent and Mary Smith were both full of generosity.
They both gave freely of their time and their knowledge.
I was so grateful to have known both of them and met them at blogger’s bashes and on weekend workshops. I am grateful for what they taught me and what they shared.

A poem 💜

Generosity of the heart is the best gift
It wraps you up warmly and gives you a lift.
To give of your time often is worth more than money.
Kindness can stop rain and make dull days sunny.
To give your knowledge with good grace
To help selflessly then leave without trace.

My sister was very generous with her knowledge she was a fashion designer and shared all the gems she had garnered over the years with her trainees even though she was told. “Keep some knowledge back or someday the young ones won’t need you” She never listened and many of the people she helped are still intouch with her

I try to practice generosity of the heart and soul I really hope that I succeed. I want to learn help . I have some great examples to follow .

This is part of LindaGHill’s Just Jot it January.

Ruby is home!

© willowdot21

Home from Vetinary Hospital, after a traumatic month of shocks and operations. Fingers crossed cancer cut out, there is a lot of nursing to do but she deserves the best. There is some concern that the skin flap the Surgeons used to close the wound might necrotise but hubby and I will do our best to prevent this. Stitches out in 2/3 weeks.

Ruby says thank you everyone for sending her love and good wishes.💜💜💜

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 6, 2021

Badge by Shelley Krupa.

Here we are on Saturday and our host LindaGHill has set up our SoCs prompt : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “close eyes and point.” Grab the closest printed material to you when you sit down to write your post, open it up (if it’s a book, flyer, etc.), close your eyes, and point. Whatever your finger lands on, use that as your prompt. Have fun!

Thanks. The nearest printed matter was a card from our middle son. I followed the instructions to a T. What I ended up with was THANKS. Well what can I do with that I asked myself, well I can celebrate it. Funnily enough it’s cropped up a lot this week. Firstly the card.

From our middle son, thanking us for helping him achieve something he never thought he might.

Then there were the flowers from hubby as a thanks for looking after him while he has been unwell.

Then there was the phone call from eldest son who said Thanks so much for being an ear and shoulder while he got through isolation and Covid the other week, miles away and on his own.

Just when I thought I was thank you’d out I got this what’s app from youngest son.

[05/11, 07:48] Hi Mum, I was thinking you of you this week. Especially when I was ironing the boys school shirts
Thanks for doing mine for all those years 😊

Well I thanked them all and I have to admit they all made me feel a million pounds, so I made sure I thanked them back .

Such a tiny word
Yet it means so very much
It lifts the spirits.

THIS IS PART OF LINDAGHILL’S STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

ParaOlympics: Just saying.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are finally underway.

Following the enforced delay due to the Covid pandemic, the Paralympics have begun a year on from initially planned.

Around 4,350 athletes will take part across 22 sports – including two new ones – over nine days of competition in Japan. Information from here.

Gold medallists:

  • Sarah Storey – Women’s C5 3,000m individual pursuit
  • Jaco van Gass – Men’s C3 3000m Individual Pursuit

Silver medallists:

  • Steve Bate & Adam Duggleby – Men’s B 4,000m individual pursuit
  • Crystal Lane-Wright – Women’s C5 3,000m individual pursuit
  • Reece Dunn – Men’s 100m Butterfly
  • Tully Kearney – Women’s 200m freestyle
  • Aileen McGlynn – Women’s B 1000m time trial
  • Jody Cundy – Men’s C4 1000m time trial
  • Finlay Graham – Men’s C3 3000m Individual Pursuit

Bronze medallists:

  • Toni Shaw – Women’s 400m Freestyl

ParaOlympic Team GB go you rock!

Wordless Wednesday. Thank you Ally.💜

© willowdot21

Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Ode to 50years marriage.

Badge by Shelley Krupa.

Time for LindaGHill SoCs “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ode.” Find a one- or two-syllable word that rhymes with “ode,” or use the word “ode.” Have fun!”

It’s Saturday and hubby and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary today.

Ode to an Anniversary.

Who’d of thought  back on the day
In 1971, so far away
We’d travel lifes tides and make it to this day.
Our children and our grandchildren too
Family , friends yes all of you
Could join us here in celebration
When we can revow our declaration.
Nothing has changed, nothing is new
You love me and I love you. 💜

Our fabulous boys have arranged a lovely celebration meal, with family and friends. Thank you boys, thank you family thank you friends , Thank You Hubby. 💜

Ten years? Blogaversary.

🎂🍾🥂🌈🎊🎉🎈🎀🎁🎇🎆🎈🎊

© willowdot21

Look what popped up on my phone yesterday afternoon. I really was surprised. So cheers to each and every one of you that I have met on here. You are all true friends and great people.

🎂🍾🥂🌈🎊🎉🎈🎀🎁🎇🎆🎈🎊🎉

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