Thankful Thought | No.7

Today I'm thankful for Lily. I'm thankful that she's still with us. She's my companion and pal and somehow tends to be healthier than ever (besides not really being able to chase the ball as much as she'd like). The other day I caught this shot of her while I was sitting at my desk. The fresh air was coming in the open window and she was checking things out for a few minutes before she laid down for one of her many daily naps. She's the best.

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UPDATE : I returned safe and sound last night from my adventures in Tuscany and Rome so really what I'm most thankful for right now is being home safe and sound with my family. Photos and words to come in the next couple of days.

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48 thoughts

  1. Jenny

    2011-10-17 11:55:47 -0400

    Thankful for many things including your first post back being about gratitude. Blessings.

  2. slmnontec

    2011-10-17 12:01:26 -0400

    Glad you are back! Rioting in Rome. Hope you missed it!

    My Jack Russell will be 16 on Saturday! She is my shadow, pal and best medicine!

  3. Jean

    2011-10-17 12:05:38 -0400

    Hooray you're home, and it's great to hear that Lily is enjoying the PNW fall! Great photo.

  4. Sue

    2011-10-17 12:12:41 -0400

    What a sweet baby. I am so glad to see Lily! I have thought about her often after her spell this past summer. I just love the companionship of a dog, there is absolutely nothing like it. Thanks for sharing Lily with us!

  5. Denise KC

    2011-10-17 13:01:55 -0400

    Welcome back Ali :)

  6. Carolin

    2011-10-17 13:37:57 -0400

    Glad you're back, dear Ali! Hope you enjoyed Italy. I missed your posts and love to read from you again. :)

  7. rhonda

    2011-10-17 14:00:50 -0400

    Missed your daily posting and Lily is so beautiful!

  8. Jill

    2011-10-17 15:23:00 -0400

    Welcome back, Ali! :) My Buddy is 9 and slowing down these days, too, but still so much a part of our family! So glad Lily is doing so well ... dogs have such beautiful souls, don't they? Blessings to you and your family ~ and precious Lily!

  9. Robyn

    2011-10-17 16:18:59 -0400

    We just got a new black labradoodle puppy and her name is Lily also. My eleven year old daughter named her after a character in a favorite book she read. I never had a dog before and wasn't prepared for all of the work of puppydom! I anxiously await when our Lily will sit and look out the window!

  10. ale

    2011-10-17 20:16:55 -0400

    glad you're home safe and sound, ali!
    love this shot of lily, so happy to know she's healthy!

  11. susan garner

    2011-10-18 02:29:46 -0400

    We missed you. i have been checking daily. Glad Lily is doing great. Look forward to pics of your visit.

  12. Anthea

    2011-10-18 02:34:11 -0400

    Welcome home Ali. I've missed your regular updates and moments of inspiration. It's amazing how much our pets become members of the family and amazing companions. Love the picture.

  13. alida

    2011-10-18 04:27:52 -0400

    Welcome home (real home and blog home:). May you have a great time relishing in all your wonderful "everyday" things that makes home home.

  14. daphné

    2011-10-18 05:31:21 -0400

    I understand completely the feeling you had when you saw her like that. When my previous sweethaert was growing old, I could enjoy it so much seeing her enjoying the simple things. Even when she became really old, and couldn't even make her daily tour in the neighbourhood, she could be so happy with a little ray of sun, a nice day,...
    Do profite these moments, they're passing so quick....

  15. Nancy G.

    2011-10-18 05:54:23 -0400

    Glad to hear you are home safe and sound. It takes a few days to get back into a routine when you have been away on such an amazing trip. I am looking forward to seeing some of your photos.

  16. Jo-Ann Pullen

    2011-10-18 06:01:51 -0400

    Glad your home safe it was wonderful experiencing Tuscany and Rome with you! Can't wait for Ireland 2012! Thanks for being part of our family and welcome home to yours.

  17. Kris

    2011-10-18 11:55:51 -0400

    Welcome Back. Missed reading your blog each day. Cant wait to see your photos

  18. Cyn

    2011-10-18 14:50:53 -0400

    Lily looks beautiful. I'm sure she was overjoyed to welcome you home. I'm glad she's doing so well.

  19. Missus Wookie

    2011-10-18 15:38:17 -0400

    Welcome back - glad it was an inspiring time. Thank you for the thankful thought :)

  20. Tamera Jones

    2011-10-18 18:24:43 -0400

    Welcome Home! What a nice thought to be "home" after a long trip.

    I happened to open this page of Lily and my husband looked over from his computer and said, "Love that picture!" As a dog lover he appreciate's candid dog photo's.

  21. Cindy

    2011-10-18 19:12:50 -0400

    Welcome home!! Can't wait to see Italy through your lens (hope to one day see it in real life).

  22. joanne smith

    2011-10-18 20:26:51 -0400

    i have been thinking about your sweet lily... and was happy to see this update! glad you are back safe and sound too! looking forward to more pics from your trip!

  23. cheiron

    2011-10-23 09:38:20 -0400

    I love this picture.

  24. MamPug

    2011-10-25 23:20:45 -0400

    Welcome Home!!!
    Can anyone tell me how they are scrapping their TT each time.
    I have printed them out on a 4x6 but not sure how to scrap them.

  25. Darrick Landero

    2012-06-02 08:28:32 -0400

    I'm extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

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