Family comes in all forms

My brother and sister-in-law’s wonderful dogs have recently passed.  This is dedicated to Duffy & Ozzy and all the wonderful critters who bless us.

Ozzy & Duffy

Thanks LYN!!

“To blessed animals the utmost kindness must be shown, the more the better. Tenderness and loving-kindness are basic principles of God’s heavenly Kingdom. Ye should most carefully bear this matter in mind.”

Baha’i World Faith

Frankly Freddie – Top 10 cutest animals in science for 2014

Dear Human-beings,

It’s never to early to plan ahead.  I’m thinking to qualify for the Top 10 Cutest Animals in Science for 2015.  I just have to figure out the science part.  Any ideas?

Freddie Parker Westerfield, CA

Freddie Parker Westerfield, CA Cute Animal
Freddie Parker Westerfield, CA
Cute Animal

Man’s Best Friend LimERICKs

LimERICK by Rick

Dogs are incredibly likeable creatures
with many commendable features.
They sniff and they lick
and rarely get sick
whether named Freddie or Duffy or Peaches.

(couldn’t find a name to rhyme with features)

Duffy, Ozzie and
Duffy, Ozzie . . .  and  . . .  Peaches?

*     *     *

LimeRick by Freddie

There once was a dog named Freddie

he sleeps a lot in his beddie

never wears clothes

checks you out with his nose

much more cuddly than any teddie

Freddie Parker Westerfield

Freddie Parker Westerfield



When it’s time to eat
You can whisper “Max” softly
or shout out my name

It is all the same
call me however you will
I am always game

I Ain’t No Fool Day, Commentary by Max

Dear ALL My Best Friends,

You human’s have no shame and warped senses of humor.   We’d be fed up with you if we weren’t fed by you.

On April 1st for “fun” you play terrible jokes on each other, too terrible to mention.


On the other paw, We understand that you have many limitations (as evidenced by the fact that you are not easily trainable) and do the best you can.

Ozzy & Duffy

I propose that April 1st from here on be declared


I Ain’t No Fool Day.

Here are the 3 rules for I Ain’t No Fool Day

  1. Only Humane acts of loving-kindness are allowed. NOTHING CRUEL or MISLEADING.
  2. You are to spread love.  If you aren’t sure how to do this anymore watch us.
  3. You are to be grateful that we know how to give and receive love (and continually model it for you hoping you will catch on) by rewarding us profusely with our favorite treats.
  1. Lily


Mr H



The Max

P.S.  We’re waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiting for #3

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells by Max

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to write
My blog post every da’ay.

Dashing through the park 



(on a leash, by the way)
O’er the grass I go
Barking all the way

Here and there



Sniffing here and there
My human being in tow
What fun it is to romp and play
Who could ask for any mo.


Jingle bells, Jingle bells
Jingle all the way
I love you all very much
That’s all I have to sa’ay

Pooped out after Park (Pun intended)

Have a HUMAN(E) Christmas!



P.S.  My Human says to tell you to have a Merry Christmas.

Believe it or not Jingle Bells, one of the most famous American Christmas songs, was originally written for Thanksgiving! The author and composer of Jingle Bells was a minister called James Pierpoint who composed the song in 1857 for children celebrating his Boston Sunday School Thanksgiving. The song was so popular that it was repeated at Christmas, and indeed Jingle Bells has been reprised ever since. The essence of a traditional Christmas is captured in the lyrics of Jingle Bells and the sound effects using the bells have become synonymous with the arrival of Father Christmas or Santa Claus to the delight of children of all ages!

From Mae’s Mouth to My Ears

My Mae

Dear all my best friends,

Mae West is my muse. My Human has a very limited human understanding of what it’s like to be a dog.  Mae, on the other hand, Mae knows dogs.  Here’s proof, straight from Mae’s Mouth:

A dog can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
— Mae West, edited by Max

A dog’s kiss is his signature.
— Mae West, edited by Max

A woman in love with a dog can’t be reasonable – or she probably wouldn’t be in love.
— Mae West, edited by Max

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly, except eating.
— Mae West, edited by Max

I believe that it’s better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
— Mae West

I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.
— Mae West

I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.