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, January 5, 2011


I know I've written many times about my dogs, but I can't help it -- this is a joy blog, and they are a constant source of joy for me. The cacophony of noises they produce on a daily basis never ceases to make me giggle, especially Pippin's impression of a 600 pound man when he snores and Alfie's squidges. Squidging is what we have named the noise that Alfie started making after he had to have his back tooth pulled -- it's a strange and hilarious sucking/clicking noise that he makes when he sucks air in through the hole where the tooth used to be. I know it sounds gross, but it's actually quite endearing, like a little old man with dentures. Yep, with the burps and groans and snores and sniffs and rooroos and lips smacks and happy sighs there's not much quiet to be had around here, but it's all a sweet symphony to me:)


  1. My dog farts when she sneezes (seriously, she does). Not exactly a symphony, but I joy-laugh every time. :)

  2. Haha!! What a sound that must be! My dog Pippin wakes me up every morning by sneezing in my face -- which is disgusting, but somehow adorable:)