Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ice Cream for Breakfast

Sunday - Fun-day

No church today, hubby was sick through the morning and our church is 40 minutes away. 

 He rested.  I had ice cream for breakfast.  

What a beautiful day for a walk!  

But no neighborhood walk for us today.  We decided to get out of the rat race and go some place quiet.

Gracie shows her gratitude.

Not much color this fall...  

Time for a rest.

"Do I hear a train?"

"I hope not.  You know what happened last time..."

Stay tuned later this week for Gracie's adventures at the train track as she witnesses her very first steam locomotive...

Fun Day - Sunday


In loving Memory of the beautiful Kelly 
who went to wait at the rainbow bridge 
just about a week after this picture 
was taken last year.

Kelly and my oldest son Jackie about a week
before she left for the Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. 

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. 
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. 
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. 

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. 
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. 

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. 

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. 

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Author unknown...


  1. whooo whooo ICE CREAM yes yes...oh to live at your house!

  2. Any day that starts with ice cream is a good day!! Glad you enjoyed it!!

    What a beautiful golden Kelly was!

  3. I hate to say it and my figure doesn't need it, but I consider ice cream a good (fast) breakfast!

  4. Kelly looked like such a sweet dog

    looks like Gracie and you all had a great adventure with the walk...and now I am wondering about the rest of the story with her and the train; I'm sure it was a good one!


  5. Ice-cream is a nutritious breakfast, it has milk and carbs! So glad yoy had a restful and fun day! Kelly looks very tired, she was likely ready for Rainbow Bridge, your story is beautiful, and a real tear jerker. Can't wait to hear the train story.

  6. WHOA!! Ice cream!!! SOunds yummy for sure. Looks like a fun walk and cant wait to hear bout the train.


  7. You got me crying with this one - but in a good way! But true and so beautiful. I often think of my canine and feline and equestrian friends that I will meet again...on the other side! What a sweet sweet dog Kelly must have been - still is - as she now plays with my sweet harry and laddie and jasmine and...
    But for now...what a great walk you had with Gracie!!

  8. Ice cream.....the breakfast of CHAMPIONS! :> )

    I'm sorry to hear that your hubby was not feeling well, but it looks like all had a great day anyway.


  9. Gracie is smiling is almost every picture! That is one seriously happy dog. :)

    So sorry about Kelly. She's in the same place as George, my parent's dog. We got George when I was 16, and losing him has been like losing a family member. Plus, add in my hormones, and it's been a cry-fest at our house.


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