This week I thought I'd share this little book - 101 Salivations - For the Love of Dogs. I treasure all of my books and this is a particular favourite.
Another treasured doggy favourite is this poem based on Rudyard Kipling's 'If'
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion or politics.....
Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.
I also thought I'd share these darling little doggy hair clips I bought on Monday at another of my very favourite shops, Morris Brown. They are only new but I love them and regard them as treasures already. They are so beautifully presented on the little bunny card.
The girls at Morris Brown have a shop in Healesville and opened another in Heathmont. Well worth the trip out along Canterbury Road. They have a mix of vintage pieces and fabulous handmade items. Just wonderful, a real treasure in the suburbs. (and Gail B's fabulous quilting shop is just 10 minutes up the road - they have a sale on all this week too. They extended the shop last weekend and it now has 10,200 bolts of fabric WOW))
Do you have a little, or big, treasure to share with us. It can be a thing, a person, a place, an idea or a feeling. Anything you choose. Just pop your details into Mr Linky and join in the fun.