I don't want them to grow up too quickly and miss what being young and carefree is all about.
I want them to enjoy it all. But being their mom, I want to be part of their enjoyment too...So far so good.
My other children- the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Happy or amused?

Our puppy will be with us after we get back from holiday. She is growing quickly and we have been lucky enough to get to visit her growing process, once a week as she is only 45 minutes away. It is a high light of my week, and it makes me really Happy to walk in to their run and have 6 wiggly, soft, sharp toothed fur balls great me. They love human company and and I've been told that it's good to socialize them. Having something give you un-conditional licks and trust, is such a lovely feeling.

On a similar happy feeling, I have been taking my favourite girl, Rosalynn out for cross country runs with me. She's a dog. She can be a wonderer through the fields normally. But lately, with the runs, she is so fired up, she waits for me and encourages me to keep up. She's great company out there.

 Sometimes it's hard to be happy. It seems to be a feeling that just flickers thru our day and that we actually have to work at it sometimes.
Content, and the odd smile, follows me around most of the day but actually happy, I have to work at a bit.

I am easily amused and I have blogged this before. I sometimes blur the two, I think. I'd like to think I am a happy person and that my family is a happy family and that we are not just playing at it. But actually, it is work to make it so. 

Shouldn't happiness come naturally to us and not make us work for it? Should we settle for being content and a smile when we could be happy? Would people think we were on drugs and want some of what we're having?  

Things that made me Happy this week:

My dogs, even when they chased the cats and ate the chicken curry off the counter when my back was turned.

My children smiling at me with actual love in their eyes. It does happen sometimes.

Opening the letter box and finding a hand written letter to me and not only bills.

Flipping through old family photos.

Visiting our new pup.

A successful run without passing out in a field  somewhere. 

Calling my Dad on his birthday, or remembering to.

Picking up my son from a party at midnight and finding him stone cold sober, as I new he would be because I had asked him to please not drink. I was really happy then :)

And a couple of other little snippits.

How about you?


  1. Happy? today?....driving back from visiting my elderly parents, who are both well, and looking at how beautiful the sky was....just gorgeuous..and I counted my blessings.

  2. My daughter comes back from holiday today and I've woken up so happy just knowing that - I miss her when she's not around

  3. Libby- satisfaction is worth being happy about.

    Selina- I love that feeling of someone coming home too.

  4. Had a wonderful peruse of all the posts I missed when not feeling too happy, now feeling very happy indeed after reading all this and after sorting things out...:)