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.

Read Pascal Inard's full bibliography here with list of all published and forthcoming work.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm on top of the world

I wanted to be on top of the world, so I asked Mom to put me on the garage roof

There's a great view from here !

Ollie, come and join me !

Hey look Ollie, do you see what I see ?

A BONE !!!!!

Quick Mom, get me down from here !

Sniff, sniff, yum, yum !

Bon appetit !

And after eating that nice juicy bone, a cuddle with my big brother Matthew !

Count your smiles instead of your tears, your courage instead of your fears

Take care my friends and have a great week!

This blog post is part of the Tasty Tuesday Blog hop hosted by Sugar and Kol.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Simple things bring the greatest happiness

Every day you can be happy with simple treasures, it's what brings you the greatest happiness...
On Sunday we went to play at the park with our sister Anais :

We saw some beautiful wattle flowers, they smell so nice...

When we got home, we slipped into some soft and comfortable clothes.
I love this one, it says "I'm a star" - have you noticed Mum loves to dress me in pink ?

Sometimes Mum dresses me in pink too, but I must say I prefer blue like this one :

"Mum, bring us some warm milk with biscuits ! (please)"

"And a pillow... (pretty please)"

Aaaah, what bliss, it's heaven !

What about you dear friends, what are your simple treasures ?

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven
Karen Sunde

Take care my friends and have a great week !

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful and yummy cakes

Remember that beautiful westie cake we saw at the Royal melbourne show ?

Well the lady who made it (it won 2nd prize) was so grateful for our compliments that she is offering to make one especially for Anais' birthday (2nd of October) ! Thank you Sue !
Check out her web site here, it has some truly amazing cakes, we particularly like Scooby Doo, Timmy, Bingo, Jack Russel and Scotty Terrier.

We haven't been blogging our visting our friends' blog lately because the whole family has been sick with a very strong virus, they are just getting better now, so we look forward to seeing your blogs - we do have to rely on our humans, the computer keyboards are not really made for dog paws !

When Mum finishes her yogourt, she always gives me bottle, I love licking the insides of it and the chewing it !

If you cannot do great things; do small things in a great way
J.F. Clarke
Take care my friends and have a great week !

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy 24th wedding anniversary

Mom and Dad celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary today, as well as the 10th anniversary of their arrival in Australia !
Here is an extract from Mom and and Dad's new book Dear France, sweet country of my childhood in which Dad describes how he met Mom :

At the age of 24 years, like many young Australians, I took my backpack and I travelled Europe by train and that's where I rediscovered the land of my childhood with new eyes. The following year I took a one-way ticket to France to live there, also with the hope of finding my soul mate.
I moved to Grenoble, finding not only my hometown but its majestic mountains that surrounded it. Finding a good pair of hiking boots, I went to discover the mountains by joining hiking clubs. One day, a colleague advised me to go to the club Montagne Amitié Soleil (Friendship Sun Mountain) because they were going to the Dent de Crolles (tooth of Crolles) the following weekend and it is a hike that interested me because my mother had lived at the foot of this peak that has such a characteristic appearance. The following week there was a hike in the Belledonne Mountains opposite the Tooth of Crolles. The stormy weather was not ideal for walking, but as lightning was falling around us, I had a coup de foudre (stroke of lightning), a French expression meaning love at first sight, because that's when I saw Isabelle, the love of my life, for the first time. We went on some wonderful walks, all while learning to know each other, and we were married the following year at the foot of the mountains where we first met.

To celebrate, they went to a theatre restaurant "Tivoli" and had a great time, it was a long time since they had been able to go out on a date, so they really enjoyed it. There was some great music from the 50s and 60s and some funny jokes.

We love Mum and Dad's wedding outfits and wanted to play bride and groom so mom found us some really nice outfits.
"Here comes the bride..."

"Will you take Bella westie as your lawful wedded bride ?"

"You may kiss the bride..."

"Enough of this, I'm hungry, let's find something to eat.Mom, Mom, we're hungry !!!"

"It's so good to be a little baby, much better than being a bride"

"I couldn't agree more Bella !"

In case you are wondering, these are liquid yogurts that Mom buys for Anais and Matthew and we get to finish them, so we wait for them to drink their yogurts so we can have some !

Spring is just around the corner, we love beautiful flowers.

We are starting to work on our next book Smile every day with Bella, Ollie and friends.
If you send us a funny or cute photo of you or a piece of art or craft your Mom made, a favourite quotation or poem or anything else you like that we can put in our next book, we will send you a copy when it's published (we will only ask you to pay for the postage).

Love is all we have, the only way that we can help each other

Take care my friends and have a great week!
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