October 1, 2007

Dog Days of Fall?

Well, at least at my house it is. This is my sweet Anabelle lying in her "spot" under a tree in our backyard. She loves this time of year almost as much as I do - and not for the pumpkins, or the decor - but for the cool breezes and long afternoon naps out in the sun.

She's such a gentle spirit - Anabelle is. She just doesn't have a mean bone in her entire body. She is protective when around other dogs, but is entirely a push over when it comes to people. She's never met a person she didn't love instantly.

Something about seeing her lying out in the yard, taking it easy, sleeping the warm afternoon away - made me think about how much I have needed that lately. And often how easy it is to find yourself immersed in the stress of life and details all the time. How easy it can be to get caught up in the fast day to day, calendar pushing that we do. Sometimes I look at my Anabelle and among the many other things she has taught me about loving, and patience, and forgiveness, also lies the simple truths like "it's ok to stop and take a breath, and just go lay in the grass for awhile and feel the breeze".

I have needed that reminder and seeing the visual today really made me take a moment.

Love my fur-babies so much...

~Christie

9 comments :

amy said...

Wish you lived closer. I bet she and Lucy the basset hound would enjoy chilling together

Elisa, Jarrod, Thomas & Zoe said...

Ahhh makes me want to take a nap...actually it nearly time for bed!

Erin said...

I love me some Annabelle. Raegan and Lucy are spending the majority of their time outside, too. And they are a constant reminder to take life slow and just enjoy it all. Love you, sweet friend.

Mom said...

Little sweet Anabelle. She looks so peaceful. Kinda reminds me of what Molly would look like if she only had grass to lay on!!! I can't wait to see her. Tell her Grandma's coming.
My love to you both!

Doris & Dan said...

Defo a reminder to enjoy the warm sunny days.

Keep smilin!

Lisa and Doug said...

Boy, she looks relaxed! I am finally feeling better after being so sick, and I am really trying to enjoy each day now. Life is so much better when you feel good!

Christy said...

Gotta love the furry friends. We have two labs and they are such an amazing part of our lives. I totally love the pic of her laying around. It makes me want to do the same. I would love to live in a place where it felt more like fall, but I can dream!! Enjoy the fall days!

Christy :)

Christy said...

Christie,

By the way, I hope you are OK with this but I added you on my blog as a favorite. If it's not OK let me know and I will take it off but I do enjoy your blog :)

Christy :)

Andrew & Stephanie said...

What a sweet fur baby!

By the way, I think you just might love fall as much as I do! :) I love that you are already couting down for Christmas!!