A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
You will see them having fun, relaxing, following their dreams and giving all their love. They will give you tips on finding and spreading happiness and inspirational quotations.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

A perfect dog bed...

Ollie has found the perfect dog bed and would like to share with you how you can enjoy one just like his.
Find a plastic box of a suitable size and fill it with socks to about two thirds of the height of the box :

It really is very comfortable and cosy :

Time to sleep now, sweet dreams !

I love this little hat that Mom found me :

Mom says I look like Madeline, do you know her ? She's a pretty little girl who loves dogs :

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

Take care my friends and have a great week-end !

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cinnabar, Panama and Moomba

Yesterday, the family went to see their dear friend Linda, the mom of Cinnabar; we couldn't come because Cinnabar has been unwell and although she is better, it would have been too much excitment if we had been there as well. So we stayed home, watched TV and ate dog biscuits, so we can't complain.

Her favourite spot is the kitchen, she loves eating and eats almost everything (except lettuce), unlike us who are rather fussy eaters - we think carnivores like us are not suited to eat fruits and vegetables !

Look at her, she is really gorgeous !

She has a beautiful collar :

How sweet it is to be patted, there are never enough hands for patting...

Cinnabar is also the name of a perfume...

and a beautiful red mineral (Mercury Sulfide)

Our family had a wonderful day with Linda, Cinnabar, Linda's parents and friends Jenny and Bianca, they were really spoiled - we hope one day we will meet Cinnabar in person too !

Our lovely friend Peggy sent us some beautiful necklaces

What do you mean, they're not for me, they're for Mom ?

OK then, I'll have this beautiful cap

She also sent us some beautiful post cards :
This is the Panama canal :

Inside a beautiful church :

And a decorated cart wheel from Costa Rica :

Thank you so much Peggy and Mom !
If you don't know Peggy, go and say hello to her at her blog.

Today is Labour day in Victoria, and the day of the parade of the Moomba festival.
The official translation of the Aboriginal word Moomba is "let's get together and have fun", however it was later found that the word "Moom" means buttocks and "Ba" means on, but it was too late to change the name !

It is also the 30th anniversary of Dad's participation in the Moomba parade, dressed as a "bella ragazza" which means beautiful girl in Italian; well we can see the girl but we're not sure about beautiful, what do you think ?

The next year, Dad wanted to participate in the Moomba waterskiing championships

But he didn't get in, we wonder why...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people going through such a terrible time, and in particular for Nana, Uyanga and their Mom who live in Sendai, one of the worst affected towns. Unfortunately we don't have any news, all we know is that their Mom is on vacation but sshe doesn't have access to the Internet.

Our Mom would like to thank everyone for their wishes and kind words for her birthday, she was really touched.
She will be happy to share her love and help anyone who contacts her.

Dogs do not waste time brooding over the past or anxiously awaiting the future, they are always in the present

Take care my friends and have a great week !
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