By Deborah Taylor-French
Thanks for peeking in, following or liking my blog, I am thankful for you, dear reader. Plus I am also thankful for a world full of wonderful pets, and for my friend, editor, and often photographer, Marc Hoffman.
So easy to forget that each moment of life is a gift, especially at difficult or painful times. I am glad to have enjoyed the privilege of writing, taking photographs and thinking of stories to share with you on Dog Leader Mysteries.
I just discovered that my brilliant-thinking great-niece, continues to write her own stories and poems, which she publishes on a private blog!
Spending time with my darling twelve-year-old great-niece, I learned she remembered when she was five or six, sharing a sleepover in my mother’s home. My great-niece and I are early risers, up at 6 A.M.
Of course my great-niece asked me, “What are you doing?”
I said, “I’m writing chapters for my first novel (now in the stage of polishing a final draft). I never used my computer for playing games.”
Then she asked me to help her write a story. What fun we had doing that together. Yesterday, she credited me with her pursuit of writing.
She said, “Remember when you helped me write stories? Well, I write poetry now. I have a blog, too.” We quickly got out my laptop and she logged in to her blog on her school’s Website. There I sat, delightedly reading her expressively clear thoughts and feelings in poems and one humorous short story.
Nothing could make me happier than to know this, and feel the love still alive in our hearts for each other.
So dear Reader, none of us may ever know what happiness, comfort or joy any small deed will bring to others.
Being with family, sharing a meal with friends, offering help or listening a child…the outcome of our love and care may never be known, yet our giving goes on and on.
With a heart overflowing with gratitude,
Thanksgiving Table Manners for Dogs
What if your dog had to dine at your dinner table?
Would he or she do such a neat and patient job?
My dog has never sat at our dinning room table, has your’s?
Tell me what happened if you have ever tried anything like this video.