Let me start this blog by saying that I live in Florida. Sure, it’s north Florida, but I feel that as a resident of the Sunshine State it’s within my full rights to be in flip flops and driving with the windows down at any given time of the year. I was raised in the south but I chose to stay for many reasons, one of the biggest being the warm weather. This morning, I woke up at 5am to go to Bootcamp, the hardest and most rewarding workout program you’ll ever attend, and put on 2 pairs of pants, a long sleeve shirt, a short sleeve shirt, a zip-up jacket, a hoodie, a scarf, a pair of gloves and I’m not kidding when I say that I tried to force my mittens on top of my gloves. That’s too cold. Way too cold.
I try to find the best in everything. Or I at least try to find one good thing in something. When is turns cold (and my mood turns with it) I try to think of the things I love about the cold. The list is short. But one thing that cold days do give you is the excuse to get in bed way early with a hot cup of tea, inviting the dogs to snuggle next to you and starting on a book.
I read lots of books. I’ve been through many phases: classic literature, philosophy, poetry, obscure fiction, best-selling fiction and currently non-fiction. But in each phase I always tend to slip a good dog book in there. Just recently I finished Outfoxed a novel about foxhunting and, more importantly, foxhounds. Don’t worry, no foxes are killed in this sport. And I don’t think I need to tell you where the interest began there. It’s a nice little fluff book that’s very easy reading and once I finish reading about Maine’s lobstering history, I’ll probably pick up the second in the series.
If you’re looking for a good dog read, I can also highly suggest:
–A Three Dog Life, about loss and life.
–Old Dogs: Are the Best Dogs, a picture anthology capturing geriatric dogs and their stories.
–The Art of Racing in the Rain, a dog’s eye view of his people and the things that are important in life.
I love dogs and I love books. What’s better than combining the two? Happy reading and stay warm 🙂
Well, as you can tell by the date of this blog and the date of my last blog…it’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged. Yes, I’ve dropped the blog-ball and I’m sure that you are just dying to find out who the winner of the last Fav Foto Fri was. Or maybe you already did some sneaky tallying of your own…
Without further anticipation, the winner of Fav Foto Fri #13 was Harley!
Not by a nose, but by a whole head. Harley, you won a free day of daycare at MoJo’s Backyard and all your girlfriends will be awaiting your next playdate 🙂
Where are the new pictures you ask? Something went terribly wrong with the camera over Christmas. It still turns on and takes photos but the memory card no longer reads in the computer. I’m hoping that it will be a quick fix with a new memory card and we’ll all be back to dog photo fun soon but we’ll all just have to wait and see.