Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Critters and Humans for this Saturday

 Welcome to another


I'm also posting to City Daily Photo

"Joy is your heart's housekeeper."

Gayle Wray

Hello everyone from Artemis, my daughter's dog after a bit of, running about the lake and rolling in the grass!
I'm excited to see her again as I'll be heading to Alabama next week for a visit, and I'll meet their newest member of the dog family, Athena!

Athena on her first birthday! 

If you can wear a crown, always wear crown.

"Sometimes, to be yourself you will have to forget yourself and become something else. Your character is not a fixed thing. You will sometimes have to move to keep up with it." 

 Matt Haig

"Obey your head. Obey your heart. Obey your gut. In fact, obey everything except commands. (Not entirely true for dogs, as most pups are all about commands.)

"With joy in every task and whimsy in our hearts, we are the Dollmakers, it is who we are."

Gayle Wray

and it's not about dolls only, it's whatever whimsical creature or critter that uplifts our human spirit in immeasurable ways.

"I felt the beautiful melancholy of being human, captured perfectly in the setting of a sun. Because, as with a sunset, to be human was to be in-between things; a day, bursting with desperate color as it headed irreversibly towards night."

Matt Haig

Critters romping and children reading, life is good.

"You don't have to be an academic. You don't have to be anything. Don't force it. Feel it. Feel your way, and don't stop feeling your way until something fits. Maybe nothing will. Maybe you are a road, not a destination. That is fine. Be a road. But make sure it's one with something to look at out of the window."

Matt Haig 

What once was a bouncing ball is now history in the making of Rusty's demolished chew toys!

"A dog might feel as majestic as a lion, might bark as loud as a roar, might have a heart as mighty and brave as a Lion's heart, but at the end of the day, a dog is a dog and lion is a lion." 

Charlyn Khater


"No matter how few possessions you own or how little money you have, loving wildlife and nature will make you rich beyond measure."

Paul Oxton

Thanks for stopping your visits brighten my day.

Take good care of you.

Sometimes when you facetime with your grand daughter you never know what she might share to brighten your day.



eileeninmd said...

Hello, Karen

Love your Rusty and your grand-pups. The face timing gecko is a cute critter.
It is great seeing the grandchildren all reading. Wonderful inspiring quotes and images. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you (as always) for the smiles, the beauty and the whimsy that you share. They are all much appreciated. Have a wonderful visit.

Cloudia said...

This was a perfect post. By someone who is a perfect friend. Thank you Karen for touching my heart one more time. And for all the quotes I'm stealing!

RedPat said...

I love seeing pics of your dog family and the gnomes. I think of you when I see a gnome.

Jeff said...

Have a good Thanksgiving trip south and spoil your daughter's dog! I know its getting cold there, it's cold here in the Blue Ridge.

Truedessa said...

I enjoyed your uplifting messages and photos. Have a safe trip!

21 Wits said...

Hello it’s a lot warmer today as yesterday it was a total frozen tundra, but I checked on a few remaining flowers and some look unbelievably near healthy even after all this cold! I hope your temps are better too seems everyone had been a bit cold.

21 Wits said...

Thank you I’m very excited since I’ll be meeting Athena for the first time face to face, ball throwing and other dog games ❤️

21 Wits said...

Thank you so much and for leaving a comment! Hope your weather is warm and sunny!

21 Wits said...

I thank you for enjoying those quotes too, they sure brighten my day and when they touch others it’s a double win! My sister in law and some of her children and grandkiddos will be spending Thanksgiving in your lovely paradise! It’ll be chillier for me in Alabama but I’m so excited to share Thanksgiving with them it’s been too long 😉👍❤️

21 Wits said...

I think I may be secretly related to Gnomes 😉❤️👍

21 Wits said...

Thank you so much and I hope your weekend is warm and joyful 😉

21 Wits said...

Thanks so much Jeff I always enjoy seeing your comments and reading your blog too! May your Thanksgiving be filled with love and joyful too!

William Kendall said...

Artemis looks noble.

Linda said...

Great quotes!

Jenny Woolf said...

Hello Karen! I must tell you that I love the quotes you find, Peace Pilgrim's in particular often really resonate with me. I don't think I ever said that before. What a lovely picture of your daughter and Athena, a really happy scene. Enjoy your visit to Alabama!