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.

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's a jungle out there !

Hey Dad, don't you think it's time to mow the lawn ? It's a real jungle here !

Thank you Dad, that is much better !

Dogs are purveyors of wisdom, the wisdom of love

This is the opinion of  Jeffrey Mason, author of Dogs never lie about love, and we tend to agree, what do you think ? Here is an extract from his book (When asked for his permission to include this extract, Jeff replied : "Of course!  Delighted!  Totally agree with your dog-oriented philosophy!" )

"... there is some profound essence, something about being a dog, which corresponds to our notion of an inner soul, the core of our being that makes us most human ... this has to do with our ability to reach out and help a member of another species ... even when we do not stand to benefit from the other; in short, to love the other for its own sake. If any species on earth shares this miraculous ability, it is the dog, for the dog truly loves us ... beyond what we deserve, more indeed than we love ourselves.
Because the soul of a dog is love, the dog can love other animals, itself and us, with a completeness, a purity and an intensity, that we can admire and learn to emulate."

His new book "The dog who couldn't stop loving" is out now, we can't wait to get it !
More details here

Some day after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity we shall harness the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Teilhard de Chardin
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear,too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice,but for those who love, time is eternity.  Henry Van Dyke
Love is the fairest flower that blooms in God's Garden

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


Unknown said...

I like the saying that dogs never lie! It's so true and they are our most loyal friends.
Wish you have a great weekend too!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

WE dogs love unconditionally - that's the wonderful thing about us.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Maggie Mae and Max said...

What a nice post! Happy weekend my furiends!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Bella, my dad sometimes waits a bit too long before him mows da lawn too. ;)

Jemma Chihuahua said...

Wow, that is a big difference. We're sure you secretly enjoyed the jungle though! :) Have a fabulous weekend.

jen said...

I could barley see you in the first picture Bella!
Thank goodness your dad cut the grass:)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

We received our book! We received our book!!!!! It is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! THE PHOTOS ARE FANTASTIC!!!!!

We have to look at it in more depth because it is simply STUNNING!! It is packed with wisdom and just beautiful!!

We are soooooooooo excited! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!

Love, Caren, Cody and Dakota

Those Elgin Pugs said...


We can see you now... hee hee
Wow, you have beautiful green grass and we have 'da snow... isn't 'dat someting!!
Mommy says 'dat if we were to visit Australia our little pug tails would curls 'da other way.. hee hee..
Keep showing us's the pho-toes of the pretty greenery and summertimes!!

'dat quote from the book was beauTeefuls... Mommy was all smiles~
What a treasure~

Mommy and us's are also very excited and can't wait to get yous book!! Mommy is like a little kid when it comes to 'da mail when she knows someting is coming.... hee hees

Yous all have a great weekends and we likes yous pho-toes too :)

Big Hugs!!
IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We're glad you dad cut the grass! We don't have that problem right now but sure did in the spring and summer months! Lots of love, Holly and mom

ocmist said...

We wish WE had some grass to cut! We love it when we go to a park or somewhere with grass on it! You two are so cute as usual and that red scarf thing is beautiful!

We always love to come here (or receive your emails) because it's always a little bit of light and happiness! Because of all the hospital stuff, etc. going on around here, Grammy plans to give the book we've already gotten to a grandkid and then order another one later for us to have around the house here for when they visit. Love, The Country Corgi Crew

The Daily Pip said...

Our grass is all covered in snow! Enjoy that grass for me!

Your pal, Pip

Molly the Airedale said...

We love eating long grass! Ours is in its winter color right now. We have to wait till spring to see it turn green again!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Oh, Bella! It's good your dad has you around to remind him of stuff he has to do.

By the way, we just read your dad's interview at "Coffee with a Canine" and we just LUVED learning more abouts you and your family. But my favorite part was how you tinkled on Anais' bed! Heehee! I knew you had a little devilish streak in you somewheres!

Wiggles & Wags,

houndstooth said...

Oh, to mow right now! I wish we had some grass! We just have lots and lots of snow!

I think that quote sums up the best of us!


FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all!

Love the grass! Sittin' here in the snow wishin' that it was warm and I could spend more time out hikin' and playin'

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

bichonpawz said...

Good thing your Dad cut the grass! We can't even SEE our grass...too much snow!!! You two look great in RED!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Remington said...

Great post! Cool pics!

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