Monday, August 24, 2009

A Little Dog Angel.

Post 625 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 24th August, 2009.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your
lives. I hope the weather is pleasant for you all. Thank you all who
were concerned for me having a fall. I am quite OK with no after effects.
I will try to remain upright in future, as it gives you a bit of a shock and
I feel a little shakier than usual.

I had a nice surprise this afternoon when my cousin David and his wife
Valda popped in for a very short visit. Val brought me some chocolate.

My photo tonight is of My Mother and two of her sisters in Mum's lovely garden
She grew some huge and lovely Dahlias. Left, Mum, Auntie Pearl and Auntie Annie.
There wer 8 girls and 2 boys in that family. Sadly they are all gone now and
I miss them all.

My story tonight is called "A Little Dog Angel." Author Noah M. Holland.

High up in the courts of heaven today
a little dog angel waits;
with the other angels he will not play,
but sits alone at the gates.
"For I know my master will come" says he,
"and when he comes he will call for me."

The other angels pass him by
As they hurry toward the throne,
and he watches them with a wistful eye
as he sits at the gates alone,
"But I know if I just wait patiently
that some day my master will call for me."

And his master, down on earth below,
as he sits in his easy chair,
forgets sometimes, and whispers low
to the dog who is not there.
And the little dog angel cocks his ears
and dreams that his master's voice he hears.

And when at last his master waits
outside in the dark and cold,
for the hand of death to open the door,
that leads to those courts of gold,
he will hear a sound through the gathering dark,
a little dog angel's bark.

Top 10 Dog and Cat Characteristics. - - - -

10 Dogs come when you call them. Cats take a message and
get back to you.

9 Dogs will let you give them a bath without taking a contract
on your life.

8. Dogs will wake you up if the house is on fire. Cats will quietly
sneak out the back door.

7. Dogs will bring you your slippers or the evening paper. Cats
might bring you a dead mouse.

6. Dogs will play Frisbee with you all afternoon. Cats will take a
three hour nap.

5. Dogs will sit on the car seat next to you. Cats have to have
their own private box or they will not go at all.

4. Dogs will greet you and lick your face when you come home
from work. Cats will be mad that you went to work at all.

3. Dogs will sit, lie down, and heel on demand. Cats will smirk
and walk away.

2. Dogs will tilt their heads and listen when you talk. Cats will
yawn and close their eyes.

1. Dogs will give you unconditional love forever. Cat will make
you pay for every mistake you've ever made since the day
you were born.

The next one came from my friend, Jeanette, some time ago.

It is called AIN'T IT THE TRUTH ? Thanks, my friend.

Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock
for 6 am. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA)
was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG)

He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE
IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA). After cooking
his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down
with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could
spend today.
After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN)
to the radio
(MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) filled it with
Petrol from
Saudi Arabia and continued his search for a good paying
Australian Job. At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless
day checking his Computer (MADE IN MALAYSIA)

Joe decides to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL)
pours himself a
glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turns on his TV
(MADE IN INDONESIA) and then wondered why he can't find a good
paying job in AUSTRALIA).

One from my friend Linda L called The Horth Whithperer.

A guy calls his buddy, the horse rancher, and says he is sending a
friend over to look at and maybe buy a horse. The buddy asks,
"How will I recognize him?"

"That's easy, he's a midget with a speech impediment."
So the midget shows up, and the guy asks him if he's looking for
a male. The midget replies, "A female horth." So he shows him
his prize filly. "Nith looking horth....can I thee her eyeth?"

So the guy picks up the midget and he gives the horses eyes the
once over.
"Nith eyeth, can I
thee her earzth?" So he picks up the little fella
again and shows him the horse's ears. "Nith earzth, can I see
her mouf?" The rancher is getting pretty ticked off by this point,
but he picks him up again and shows him the horse's mouth.
"Nith mouf, can I see her twat?"

Totally mad as fire at this point, the rancher grabs him under his
arms and rams the midget's head as far as he can up the horse's
ass, pulls him out and slams him on the ground.

The midget gets up, sputtering and coughing. "Perhapth I should
rephrathe that. Can I thee her wun awound a widdlebit?"

Bernard was standing with his back to the wall. Facing him was
a firing squad.
"Would you like a cigarette?" asked the leader of the squad.
"No thanks" says Bernard, "I'm giving them up for health reasons."

It was an international television conference in the USA and the
delegates were eating the farewell dinner of the conference.
A Japanese gentleman was sitting next to a delegate from Portland
Oregan. After the Japanese had finished his soup, the American
asked him, "Likee soupee?" The japanese gentleman nodded.

Throught the meal, the American asked such questions as, "Likee
fishee?" and "Likee drinkee?"

When the meal was finished, the chairman o the conference rose
to his feet and introduced the Japanese gentleman as the guest
speaker of the meeting.
The Oriental gentleman gave a witty, excellant speech on the
future of broadcasting -- speaking in English much better than
anything the man from Oregan could manage.

After his speech, the Japanese gentleman returned to his seat
and asked his American table companion, "Likee speechie?"

Soon after the terrorists kidnapped 6 politicians and fed them
to the lions and tigers at the zoo, the terrorists were captured,
tried and sentenced to a long term in jail --- for cruelity to
A few quote to finish for toniight - - -

I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived
a few weeks while you loved me. ~~ Humphrey Bogart.

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to
change places. ~ ~ ~ E. Joseph Crossman.

It's too bad that I am not as wonderful a person as people say I am
because the world could
use a few people like that. ~~Alan Alda.

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved,
I did not say so. ~ ~ ~ David Grayson.

'Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all. ~~~Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with some-
body, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
~ ~ ~ Billy Crystal.

Time tto say Goodnight or Good Morning depending on your time.
I hope the week is going well for you. Be kind to yourselves and
each other. My love and Best Wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 625 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 24th August, 2009.


Lady Di Tn said...

Great to hear you will remain upright. Being a dog person with a katz name, I liked the story and the ten differences. Thanks for the wibblebit LOL Peace

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ I always love the old photos... but this wasn't as old as the one with you and Peter as kids. At least I don't think so. I liked the Billy Crystal quote too. ~ jb///

Pamela said...

that speech impediment about did me in.. haha

loved the quotes, too.

Margaret Cloud said...

What a sweet picture of your mum and sisters. It is sad that most of the people we knew as kids have gone on before us. Loved the dog angel, brought tears to my eyes, I can just see him waiting for his master. There sure are a difference in cat's and dog's, you know what cats say, "cat's rule and dog's drool" Good post and funny as usual. Thank you for coming by, have a great week my friend and be safe.

Patty said...

Dear Merle,
Very nice photo of your Mother and her sisters. I loved the Little Dog Angel story. Glad you aren't all stiff and sore from the fall. Hope you've been sleeping well. Love, Patty

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle. Goodness, you're like your Aunty Annie! I thought the photo was of you until I read the caption.

I loved The Horth Withperer! Very funny...

Glad you're not injured from your does leave you shaken.

How's your weather? It was 36 C in our neck of the woods yesterday. Cooler today at 33 and back to winter tomorrow with

Take care. Hugs.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Yes, please do stay upright.

I found the little angel dog story very touching, and the dogs vs cats gave a giggle or two.

Have a great week.

Dave said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better Merle!!!

I really loved the joke about the midget and the horse, and the great quotes. *S*

Have a wonderful day dear friend...

Jeanette said...

Gday Dear Merle,I agree with Robyn, was going to say same thing how much your like Aunt Ann.
Ohh I love this story A Little Dog Angel. nice quotes..
Take great care Dear Merle stay upright,,try to keep out of the wind and cold.. love Janxxxx

Big Dave T said...

I always like your blogs here but I like this one a little better, I think because that one about the dog angel. We still miss our Doogie who died eight months ago. That's too funny about dogs and cats too because it's so true. When I was a kid, our family cat would "allow" us to pet him only once in a blue moon.

linda may said...

G'Day Merle, Sorry to hear about your last buster mate. Please, please be careful. Good that you had the safety pendant with you.
Your doggie angel made me look forwards to seeing my beloved princess doggie. She was the best and I love her so much still, even though she has been gone for many years.Funny how some pets can just stick and click eh.
Wow just look at those dahlias, gorgeous. I love when you put family stuff in your blog to share with us. Also loved the picture of your Mum and siblings the other day too. What a gorgeous little girl. :)

Granny on the Web said...

Hi there Merle,
as usual a wonderful collection of fun stories.
Love and hugs, Granny

PEA said...

Dearest Merle,

Goodness gracious, yes, you must try to remain upright in the future! lol I'm just so glad that you weren't hurt but I can understand how it would make you shaky. Please be very careful!! xo

Such a wonderful picture of your mom and her two sisters with the dahlias in the foreground. It is sad when a generation of loved ones are mom had 14 siblings and there are only 6 left now. My mom and her brother Gerry are in their late 70's but the other 4 are in their late 80's. It feels strange to know that me and my cousins will be the next older generation once they're all gone.

Loved the stories and jokes, you always manage to put a smile on my lips:-) Take good care my friend. xoxo

Gledwood said...

Your aunties look a bit like you...

... or you look a bit like your aunties. (Maybe I put that the wrong way round ...)

Gledwood said...

PS I am now totally hamsterless. Spherical is dead!!!!!!!!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Dearest Merle, what a lovely, lovely post! I adore the picture of your mum and her sisters. What a treasured keepsake! I cannot believe the resemblance between you and and the middle sister! Amazing! All of you are just beautiful!!
I hope that you are well, and have not suffered any problems connected with the fall.
As usual, I am thinking about you ever so much.


audrey` said...

Here is another beautiful photo, Merle =) It speaks of a lot of love. Take care, my dear friend.