LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fridays are Golden

Our Lucy often props her head on a chair rung, or the hearth, or shoes, or Ellie.  Other times she seems to want her head lower so she lies in her bed with her head on the floor.  If we sit in the recliner with our feet up and have a cover on our legs, Lucy thinks we made a little tent for her and she lies underneath it.  We often find her with her body on a bed and her head on the floor underneath a chair.




The headless dog.




No, Mom.  I'm not at all interested in moving.



Our dogs are generally happy and like many other dogs, they smile a lot.  I believe Golden Retrievers have the best smiles but I admit to having a little prejudice.  No matter how often I see them smile, it always warms my heart.

Is that a big enough smile, Mom?

So the thought for the week is for all of us to try to smile more often.  It has been said that we all smile in the same language.  I firmly believe that if we all smile more we could get along with each other much better.

Mother Teresa once said, "Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."  So this week, no matter how you feel, try smiling more...at your friends and family and at strangers you encounter.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE

20 comments:

Rudee said...

I adore your dog stories and they always make me smile.

My Leo smiles a lot, too.

Cicero Sings said...

Mingus gets a toothy grin but only when I rub his tummy! But he's a happy little guy all the same.

My D always smiled and people always commented on what a lovely smile he had.

Karin said...

:)!!!! Love your stories! Have a great week-end!

Sam said...

I love your dogs' smiles, too. You have good reason to be biased towards them. :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You are so right about the smile of a Golden--It never does get old and never does stop making me feel good too!!

I hope you're doing well and I hope you have a great weekend!!

Sam said...

It's almost impossible to not smile when a golden smiles at you!

Sam

Kay said...

Lucy sure does look like a sweetie! Thanks so much for your visit. :-)

Vicki Lane said...

The girls do have beautiful infectious smiles! Happy weekend!

Nanato4 said...

You're so right ... Goldens have THE. BEST. smiles!

Toni aka irishlas said...

Nice sentiment. Here's a cyber smile for you :-)

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Your dogs so amaze me! I love hearing about them!

And too, love what you said about smiling...Doesn't take a whole lot to do that...and to think you could be brightening someone's life even for just a brief moment....

~Beth

carolina nana said...

My aussie/border collie mix that I call sadie has that wonderful smile that just makes your cares melt away when she is around.
A smile is always a mood lifter for the giver as well as the reciever.
Have a blessed weekend
Marilyn

dAwN said...

I want to just squeeze them! :)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I love a dogs smile too. I try to smile a lot !!
Thanks for your visit.
xx, Bambi & Fern

KB said...

I love dog smiles! That's a beautiful one.

Just the other day, I was merging into another lane of traffic and made eye contact with a driver in the other lane. She smiled and waved me into the lane. That smile lifted my spirits immensely.

I agree - let's all smile more!

Shelley said...

LOL at Lucy's sleeping positions! And I agree, i think retrievers do have the biggest smile. Scout's favorite sleeping position lately has been on her back on the cold hard floor.

The Thundering Herd said...

I sit in a recliner with a laptop in my lap (sort of like right this moment). But that means I have to lower the footrest very slowly because there is always at least one dog under there enjoying the cave I have created.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Love your posts on Fridays-you make my weekends when I read about your golden girls.
Have a wonderful week my friend.
Hugs, Noreen

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that quote and I agree. I smile all the time at people...and reading your blog ALWAYS makes me smile too.
Suz

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.