Thursday, August 4, 2011

Not in the Mood

I have a lot on my mind, and that doesn't leave much room for thinking or writing. However, I do feel like leaving you with a random assortment of thoughts from some favorite books to why I love golden retrievers.

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Yesterday I did something very bad.
Okay, bad depending on how you look at it.
I spent money on something I shouldn't have. I bought a book.
We already have a bookshelf full of books, which I refer to as our library,
but after reading 37 pages in the bookstore yesterday I just had to buy this one!
A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz

I may be a bit biased since I grew up with a golden retriever,
but they really are an amazing breed of dog.

Below is a picture of me and my dog, Gnomie, when I was just a baby.
My parents named her Gnomie since she was the runt of her litter, and Gnomes are small.
Makes sense, right?

She used to follow me around our place when I was crawling,
and my parents said she always slept next to me when I fell asleep.
She was basically my guardian angel in dog form.
If you want to know what love is,
get a dog. They will teach you.

Other great books featuring dogs:

There was something about our dog, Gnomie, that made you want to hug and squeeze her. I used to tell her all my secrets, and, since I was an only child, she was a constant companion. She was great at multitasking when it came to meeting the demands of a needy only child. She was also one of the best listeners I've ever known, but maybe that's because she couldn't talk back. I think if she could have spoken with words she would have though. Dogs always seem to know just what you need, and Gnomie was no exception.

Do you have any favorite books featuring a dog as the main character?


  1. I just got the Art of Racing in the Rain on my Kindle and now I'll have to add the others you mentioned! Have a great weekend!

  2. That photo is adorable and makes me want a puppy so much!
    One day I will get my pup, one day!!!

  3. That picture might be the cutest thing I have ever seen!! I've always been a cat person but agree that dogs make great listeners!

  4. great. now I have puppy fever!

  5. love this girl :) omg i just read art of racing in the rain- fabulous book and such a quick read! marley and me also makes me crack up although its not really in the main point of the dog! xo

  6. That picture is absolutely precious!

    I LOVE goldens. We've always had golden retrievers growing up. My mom raises them and sells them! They're so smart and such great dogs. :)

  7. Very much agreed :)

    That is such a sweet picture of you and Gnomie. <3