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It Has Been A Sweet Day

Updated on September 27, 2012


Arising this morning, oh around 9:30 with my friend, and another beautiful day seemed in store for us.

I know this is a rather late time to start one's day but hey...I am retired, I live alone and I can do what I want, when I want and how I want. I pretty much do, except times when I have things that MUST be done, a given tiime or date. Then I plan for this and forget the usual laziness.

So cozy and warm laying in bed, I just didn't want to get up, the nights have become colder, the days shorter and the bed so warm with him by my side. You know that feeling , content, comfortable, stretching your body, smelling the fresh morning air and wondering what this glorius day has in store for you.

The only plan we had was to go play in the yard, like we do everyday after I manage to get my teeth brushed, wash the sleep out of my eyes, go doodoo, put on my facial creams, wash my hot spots and finally get dressed. Then have to go put on my make-up, do my hair and check to see how the outfit I chose for the day looks and makes me feel?

In between all this I have to start the much needed coffee for the morning, let him out to do his morning thing, start some sort of breakfast, take my vitamins and of course check my e-mails. Now this can really put me behind, or the bacon may burn along with the toast, or maybe there just won't be breakfast till later.

I mean here I am sitting at the computer and I really need to check my game statis on ChefVille, or Solitaire, BeJeweled, the comments and any messages I may have received. Check what my family has been up to and of course all my friends, as well as pass along ANY interesting proverbs posted, "save as" photo's I want for my pictures I may want to use at a different time...oh my I smell something burning..better go...

Then the CHAT window appears...oh dear I haven't heard from this person in a while, better say "HI"...and on it goes. I am always enlightened by my friends and I love to chat, being a chatterbox myself for many years, but really I need to go soon, and do not want to offend.

He comes in, checks to see what I am doing and just disappears. Can't say I blame him, but where has he gone now? He is so patient , loves me so much and just let's me be ...ME. I need to go. So I make my good-bye with a bit of an un-truth and the window closes.

OMG the coffee smells so good and I need to get my day going, beyond this point. Oh yes !! we were going to exercise first in the yard and fresh air, then go to Costco for our months shopping.( I hate doing this. The cement floors are cold and wear me out, unless I can get a Handicapped electric chair...but this day they were all gone, so I walk, hanging on to the cart for dear life . Well you see it helps the pain in my knee to hang on)

Anyway we do manage to get the exercise needed before we leave. and it is always a joy. My spirits are always lifted, I enjoy the fresh air, the sun and the fun. Yes it is fun. God provides what we need, even if we don't realize it when it happens.

People are so friendly and helpful where I live and I am Blessed each time I venture out. Maybe my age makes me see things differently, or maybe I just never saw what was in front of me all the time?

He so patiently waits till I return, tail wagging, jumping and just plain Happy to see me. I put a leash on him and take him to the bushes to relieve himself, and several people stop to pet him and praise him. He is so well mannered and cute, they just can't help themselves from petting him..."Little Bear" is my Chocolate Mini Poodles Name....and I love this animal so much.

I used to laugh at people who so spoiled their pets (dogs in perticuliar), but let me tell you , my first dog ever; is the joy OF MY LIFE AND I NOW UNDERSTAND IT ALL...They are so tuned in to their owner, partner ( I prefer) and bring Joy beyond explaination, as well as love, patience, and playfullness. I LOVE MY DOG...and I never thought I would say that.

A companion for life, I just hope I live long enough to end it with him. I wonder how he would do without me? and I know I couldn't stand to be without HIM...Thank you LORD for giving him to me. :O) Hugs G-Ma



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    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      VioletSun ...Thanks my dear...He is truly my friend...:O) God Bless & Hugs G-Ma

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      6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      This was heartwarming, G-Ma. I felt as if I was there smelling the coffee and watching your beautiful dog check on you patiently. :)

      Voted up!

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      oliversmum ...Aww thanks so much, it always makes me feel good when other's think HE is so cute, cause I sure do and he brings me such joy. God Bless...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      6 years ago from australia

      G Ma Johnson Hi. What an absolutely beautiful account of one sweet day in your life with your very handsome "Little Bear".

      May this one day turn into 365 days, then continue on from there.

      Sleeping in, and doing exactly what you want to do is your choice, and I fully agree with you,what does it matter.

      I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your Sweet Day and your gorgeous little man. Thumbs up and Beautiful. :):)

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      TOF...I do understand that because until a few years ago I was always a Cat are wonderful in any form...I used to have pet rats, rabbits, chickens, turkey's, duck's, quail, to name a FEW...but never a dog...Thanks for commenting and be ready an hour earlier...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      6 years ago

      If you have a pet you can talk to it , no matter how stupidly, and nobody comments. If you make far more erudite comments to yourself without the pet the world thinks that you're mad. It's far better to wander around saying "Who's a pretty little doggy woggy then? (or in my case "Hello Missy putty cat") than to speculate that e may actually = mc2 to the void. (Obviously it doesn't, spatial shift wasn't correctly compensated for, - Missy explained that to me one night)

      BTW, my cat ensures that I awaken early: at first light I get loud purring in my ear; if that doesn't work, - it never does!, - I get my beard pulled, which usually elicits a grunt and a grumble followed by a sharp claw in the nose.

      Who needs a radio alarm clock when they have a persistent cat?

      (Tonight daylight saving cuts in where I live, so tomorrow morning I'm going to get my nose clawed an hour earlier. Gee, ain't life fun?)



    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      shiningirisheyes..yes indeed it was my dear Thanks for commenting...:O) Hugs G-Ma

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Jackwms ..Thanks my dear and YES it sounds like would be nice. Mine keeps me warm and active, and doesn't sass , or argue with me...LOL...So we are almost neighbors I see...I am in Sequim...Have a great day...:O) Hugs G-Ma

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      PurvisBobbi44 ...Thanks ever so much for the comment, and I also am one who brushes, his teeth, his hair and makes all his food. I want him to know I love him like he loves me. He is just about 1 year and 6 months old and we are together all the time...:O)...:O) Hugs G-Ma

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wonderful and joyous day in the life of G Ma and Little Bear.

    • Jackwms profile image


      6 years ago

      Wonderful hub. It's Friday morning. We have a light overcast and it's on the crisp side (58 degrees) here in Lacey, Washington. I didn't feel much like getting up either. I think I need a dog.

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image


      6 years ago from Florida


      What a delightful hub and I can relate to every feeling you have about your pet/family member.

      My Sweetie Angel gives me unconditional love and in turn I feed him by hand, and wash his water dishes out every morning and put ice in them during the summer months. I groom and wash him and trim his hair as well as brush him everyday.

      I show him that my love is also unconditional.

      Thanks so much for writing this hub. I voted awesome and beautiful.

      Bobbi Purvis

    • G-Ma Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Feline Prophet ..yes he has...and so have I...Thanks for the comment..and myPrayers to you my dear...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Feline Prophet 

      6 years ago

      And how the little fella has grown! :)


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