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Saturday, January 7, 2012

What can you do else than smile

I found myself in that vacuum right after the Christmas and New Year's events that we heard so much about. Even pork cracklings that turned out to be a very international thing after all, couldn't do much about that. As well as the thoughtful presents of our dinner guests, DVD's of "Marley & Me" and "Hachiko", in which I couldn't find a lot of happy endings. If you have seen them, you know what I mean.

Right after the New Year we hunkered down as a hurricane visited Northern Europe, which is very rare, leaving a trail of destruction, followed by floods due to the rain and the rising sea levels. Nobody was hurt and there was only material damage. But by now I was gasping after something upbeat.

When we went on our first dog walk after the hurricane I was looking at all the flooding and fallen trees, but Kenzo & Viva didn't let me dwell in those thoughts for too long. Where I see destruction, they see opportunity. Every flooded area was met with excitement to demonstrate the zoomies. Every fallen tree with jumping, hide-and-seek and some extra sniffing.

What can you do else than smile in the face of so much joy. Especially when you least expect it.

Viva observing Kenzo's Bambi impression


Zoomie chase

Is it deep over there?


  1. that looks like SO much fun!

    so did you have any pork crackling? ;p x

  2. no one makes the best of a bad situation better than a dog! woo woo woo!

  3. Dogs find joy everywhere :D
    Stopping bu to say "Hi" from the blog hop!


  4. @GLP
    Are u kidding? we had a cracklings feast :)

    @rumpydog and @wyatt
    They do :) On twitter somebody commented that for a dog the glass is always half full :)

  5. That looks like fun! Nothing Cali like better than running thru puddles :)

  6. If dogs could talk, they'd probably tell us to look for the rainbow after the storm. Kenzo and Viva sure look like they're having a ball! Very happy no one was injured :)

  7. Looks like fun. :D Tell us what "Hachiko" is like once you see it... I almost borrowed in from the DVD store the other night (but then got Harry Potter instead... Hm...)

  8. Glad Viva and Kenzo are around to life your spirits. They look thrilled that someone sent that hurricane just for their amusement. :)

  9. Looks like fun! We very seldom have water here in Arizona - I bet our boys would love to play like that!


  10. Hi Y'all,

    Don't worry about anything but the moment! That was too good an instant pond to pass up a romp!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  11. Aw, so cute! Dogs being so happy will cheer you if nothing else will! Especially after those movies!

  12. Dogs always make the best of a bad situation. Viva & Kenzo look like they had a super time!

  13. @Tegan
    I don't think there are many people that can keep it dry when seeing Hachiko. It is an impressive story (maybe true, maybe a legend) of a dog that waited at the train station for his owner, a professor, to return from work. When the professor dies and doesn't return, Hachiko continues to wait on the station ...
    Although the story is great - isn't any dog story :) - the movie itself is very melodramatic and doesn't leave a lot to the imagination. And definitely not Richard Gere's best performance. Nonetheless I would recommend it to everybody just for the story in itself.

  14. I love it! Our dogs are always there to pick us up - they see the good in everything.

  15. LOL! Oh Leo! I wish I was Viva and Kenzo! They look like they are having a terrific time. Isn't it funny how dogs see opportunity when we only see limitations? Thank God for dogs like Viva and Kenzo.

    Thank you for the smile too. :)


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