Saturday, November 19, 2011

More Time

Just a little more time.  Because time flies.

 It's what we all's what she talked about ALOT on that Snow Globe DriveMore time..because there never seems to be enough.  Not only for (you) people and certainly not enough for us..the pets!  Our days here on earth go by rather quickly (from the human prospective).  It's one of the first questions she has for God when she (finally) arrives in Heaven.  Last week she read that a little boy already thought he might just have the answer.  When his beloved dog crossed over the rainbow bridge, his parents told him dogs don't get to stay as long on earth as people and WE don't know why.  He thought about it for a few moments and then proceeded to tell his parents it was because the reason we are all on earth is to learn to love and dogs already know how to do that!

                                            * talk about pulling on Mom's heartstrings

She loves little ones..she thinks they are just the right mix of innocence and curiosity ...  truly passionate, thrilled to be here and not afraid to say what they really think.  "Out of the mouths of babes!",  I've heard her exclaim..and rightfully so. 

Her babes are almost all grown.  She says it happened one day when she blinked.  I'm not sure about that, but she seems to believe time with them slipped away alarmingly fast.  She compares it to being stuck out on a piece of ice in a glacier lake....and slowly as time goes by, the ice starts to crack.. just alittle at first...then the cracks widen over time and suddenly... all at once it seems, the piece you are standing on just breaks off and slowly just floats away.  What a helpless feeling it is... It makes you sad, but at the same time it is life changing because once again it's all about you having to focus on getting yourself back to shore.  Once you get back, you realize you were never really all that far away or alone anyway.  The shoreline just looks different and you suddenly see things that weren't there before. 

She says 24 hours are not enough to get it all done..whatever IT is!?   I have to sometimes remind her that we need to sleep some of that.  Work. Work. Work.  In every corner of her world, she says.  Never ending,.  Overwhelming.  Can't seem to catch up Work.  Thankfully, she has come to realize that it all just can't happen at once.  Some just has to be let-go.   Until another day.  Til, then..she needs to feel free to go off leash every now and again.  That freedom can be just EXACTLY what she needs!
It's the little moments that make life big!  Enjoying a morning walk.  Sitting along the banks of the river.  Feeling the warmth of  a fire.   Listening.  Paying attention . Enjoying.  Taking it all in...just one experience at a time.

More of those kinds of moments.  The ones that just happen along the way.  The ones that open us up to being truly thankful.  The ones that change who we are and make us better.  The moments that show us how to love...

We all just want more time for that. 


  1. Beautifully said, Scrappy!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  2. Beautiful words scrappy! I tell my parents to cherish all their time with me, because I'm so wonderful!

    yuki and (rocket)

  3. Hi Y'all,

    What a wonderful thesis on time. I agree, we dogs already know how to love the day we are born. Many humans have a problem with learning that lesson.

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. Rugby is reminding me to slow down most of the time too! Nice to meet you Scrappy!

  5. Wow Scrappy, that really was said wonderfully. It sounds like some pretty deep thinkin for me, but My Vickie loved it.

    I bet it is starting to get cold up there for you. I hope you have a nice warm fire to sit by and your family have some nice hot chocolate.

    Bert and My Vickie

  6. Hey Scrappy,

    Time sure does pass quickly, but that's probably cos you and your Mum are having fun!!

    I think that's why my Mum takes lots of pics, cos me and the kids are growing so fast and she doesn't want to miss any moments :)

    Have a fun day buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  7. Wow Scrappy! GREAT Post!!! Just perfect for this week! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  8. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! You are so cute! I am part Yorkie, but mostly Schnauser! See ya around a lot I hope!
    Lovies, Miss MIndy