Sunday, October 26, 2014

"Natasha" and "Stitch" from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida~

Hello Sue,

Hoping all is well with you. It's been a while since we've sent an update, but we are fine. The dogs are enjoying fall in Maine. Here are a few pics from yesterday's walk (that's Stitch in the second pic, and Natasha in the last one).

Take Care,
Sharon & Lou

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thank you, Susan, ...from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida~

Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19.. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Mikey" from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida~

"Miss Maggie" from North East, Pennsylvania~

Hi Sue!

It’s been a long time since I’ve emailed you, I apologize. I hope you, Mike and your family are doing well. I’ve been following the blog and am so glad you’ve kept it going. It’s nice to be able to stay in touch with you and your family as well as see pictures of the other High Calling Cockers and keep up with the happenings in their lives. It was great to see a picture of Starr recently as she’s Maggie’s mom. I wanted you to know that our Maggie Mae turned 2 years old on August 21st and is the most wonderful little girl! It’s hard to believe we’ve had her 2 years already! We are so thankful that we were able to have her become part of our family. She LOVES squeak toys, especially balls, has the sweetest personality and gets along with everyone. I’ve attached her 2-year-old birthday picture and also one with her doing leaf patrol. In the autumn she’s all about chasing and capturing the leaves as they blow through the yard and across the deck. We love her dearly, thank you again for breeding such wonderful Cockers.

Choir rehearsal started up last month at church and so started my 40th year playing at the church. It sounds like such a long time, but it has flown by and always has been a part of my life that I’ve enjoyed the most. We’re starting Advent music tomorrow night at rehearsal. Yikes, I can’t believe we’re at that point already! It’ll be Christmas before we know it! Oh how time flies!

Take care and blessings always,
Linda, Pat and Maggie

Thursday, October 9, 2014

"Miss Emily" and "Mr Cooper" from Quincy, Massachusetts~

Hi Mama Sue,

It's Emily & Cooper, your two little pumpkins from Quincy, MA
stopping in to say hello, and wishing you a very nice Fall Season.
Can you find me Mama Sue? (I'm in the middle of the flower patch).
Our Mom dressed us both up as pumpkins this year and when people
walked by our house, they laughed at us.

Mom wanted me to tell you how much she enjoyed seeing Shannon's
wedding pictures. She thought Shannon looked absolutely beautiful
and so very happy. She said her gown was one of the prettiest she
had ever seen; Mom especially loved the long train.

We hope you and Papa Mike are well and are able to settle down, put
your feet up and get some well-deserved rest.

We love you Mama Sue,

Emily & Cooper


Wow!  This precious lady can really sing, too!  God bless her!

Wonderful morning!

Such an inspiring morning, reading the 14th Chapter of St. John's Gospel, while listening to Larnelle Harris sing "I want to know Christ".  Praise God!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Miss Bethany" from Tuckaseegee, North Carolina~

Hi Sue,

I know it's been a long time but Bethany and I are doing well right now. She's come a long way since the death of Bella. She hears her name or finds one of Bella's old toys and she gets a certain look on her fame. But otherwise she is doing well. We are trying to play inside and walk more outside which she loves. She thinks she must guard against all the critters that come visiting. We've had deer, squirrels, foxes, groundhogs, coyotes, and of course, our bear that comes down for corn, chestnuts, and apples.

Bethany and I went with my Brother-in-law to Cades Cove which is a beautiful area that had the early homesteaders move out due to the large dam being built. You can see how the early people lived and there is a great website you can visit.

I hope and pray everyone is well. I pray for you daily and for the joy you gave so many though your puppies!

Love, hugs and tail wagging happiness,

Cherrie' and Bethany

Hi Sue,
I thought you’d like to see some photos of Bethany. We went to Cades Cove in Tennessee about 3 weeks ago. It’s a beautiful place and Bethany was so good! Our weather turned colder over this weekend and Bethany decided to get in her favorite place, in front of the wood stove. She is doing so much better now since the passing of Bella. Bethany had never been alone so this was difficult for her to overcome. Love and patience is the only way to help when they feel the sorrow of a loss.
Bethany gets so many complements from everyone even strangers, just like her sister did.! I’ve had so many people asking when I’m going to train another Therapy Dog. Right now Bethany and I are enjoying being together. I do miss the work Bella and I did but God will let me know when the time is right.

Love to everyone!

Love and wet happy kisses to Momma Sue

Saturday, October 4, 2014

"Miss Mia Rose" from Seaford, New York~

Hi mama sue,
Hope you are doing well. Mia is 3 1/2 years old now and a big sister to a shorkie brother. She acts more like his mother making sure he follows her rules. She is still a very mushy girl who loves her squeaky toy and treats!
Love Mia Rose & Lisa from Seaford, NY

Friday, October 3, 2014

Miss Angel Face from Lockport, New York~

So you've been back up here in beautiful New York. The colors are changing and it's beautiful.
How is Mike doing?

Also, have you found a nice church down there?

Congratulations on Cheryl having a new little boy! Landon and Layla. I like those names. Any pictures, Grandma?

I'm sure you miss your puppies. They were so much a part of your life. Which dogs do you still have? Jingles? Dolly?

Angel keeps asking me where her sisters are?


PS Stay well and have a beautiful Thanksgiving.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

"Miss Angel Face" from Lockport, New York~

Sophie and her babies, including Angel Face!

Chet and Angel Face

Hi Susan,

By now you should be settled in North Carolina, and hopefully Mike is improving at that new hospital. We hope and pray so.

Angel, as always has been a very good girl and the Verizon and Direct TV workmen who came to the door were captivated by our little girl.

Thinking back, it seems a long time ago that you came to the house and dropped her off. We are so grateful that you did, and we just want you to know how much we love this little princess of ours.

Angel Face says hello, too to you and the family.

Missing you,
Carol and Chet and High Calling's Angel Face

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Harvest Wreath

Note from Mama Sue~

Just thought it would be neat to add a video from time to time that might interest the ladies viewing my blog.
I love crafty type things, don't you??
Happy Autumn to all!