Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Old Man Pippin

It makes me laugh every day the way my dog Pippin seems to go through an entire life cycle in twelve hours. In the morning he's got a fresh little puppy face and turns in circles of excitment at the prospect of a new day. By the afternoon he's all barky and sassy like a teenager, running outside to chase the squirrel and causing a rukus. And every night he turns into what Ryan and I call "Old Man Pippin" his jowels seem longer, his eyes droopier, each step seems like an effort and all he wants to do is lie on the couch and watch TV. So we sing "Old Man Pippin" to the tune of "Old Man River" and put him to bed knowing tht tomorrow morning he'll be Pippin Puppy again:)


  1. You're right...I saw that face! At least he doesn't look like Ollie- Lost...all the time! LOL

  2. Hahaha-poor Ollie! And little Pippin just wears himself out everyday - that is a sign of a well lived life, I'd say!

  3. You forgot to mention the "terrible two's" where he pees all over the couch, chews up something expensive, and runs around naked when company is over. Well, I guess he's always naked...

  4. HAHAHA!!! More like his Tweaker Two's, that spaz!