Sunday, August 7, 2011

Just What I Needed

The day has been just what I needed, quiet and uneventful.  It gave me the chance to get caught up on everything from the dusting to the laundry.  Todd's curiosity about everything continued as he explored the inside of the dryer this afternoon.
Last night he became acquainted with a big toad on our porch.
I silently gave a cheer and a prayer of thanks as Rudi reached day 50 of grace today. Each day that passes becomes more of a valued treasure, time more precious.  We quietly celebrated with a very, very brief game of frisbee.  Anytime she has one, she seems happy.  It goes without saying that I'm happy too.  
  I hope you've had a good weekend!  

52 comments:

Jill said...

I am so glad to hear you had a day of just what you needed! I can't help repeating myself, Todd is so cute he looks like a stuffed animal...especially in the dryer. He is so funny! Dear, blessed, lovely, Rudi. I have come to love her so.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Rudi looks well !
The toad is almost as big as Todd, he's the cutest little fellow..
Glad you are caught up on things, sometimes we just need time out.
Have a great week !
~Jo

Berts Blog said...

Oh Todd, arent' you cute int he dryer. Did they have to wash the clothes again?

And what a cool Froggy

Love to you Rudi

Bert and My Vickie

Karine said...

That picture of Todd is cuteness at its best :o)

I'm so happy that Rudi is still enjoying her frisbee games :o)

missing moments said...

Catching up after vacation ... so glad to hear Rudi is hanging in there, sweet sweet girl.
And that Todd, falling in love with him more each day! Now I'm always annoying my hubby by making him look at his pics!

The Bleu said...

Celebrating right along with you... for Todd, and Sweet Rudi's Day 50 of Grace. We so understand, and we wish you more, more, MORE!

with love from the Bleu

Bobbi said...

Hi Kim! Rudi looks really good... bless her heart.
I love the picture of Todd with the toad. Gracie tried to pick a fight with a turtle today. (she's so bad!)
Kim, I think the picture of Todd in the dryer could be a possible winner for the next contest. It's just way too cute!! Hope you had a great weekend!

Sharon said...

Hi Kim!

Todd is learning all about his world, isn't he?

Feels great that Rudi is still with us! Borrowed time is quite special.

Jeez, the butterflies! Cool!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i'm glad you had a good day! todd is SUCH a help with the laundry, i can tell! and that toad is great!

Jazzi said...

Oh Todd id so cute in that dryer. I have checked that out when I was a puppy too. Pretty snazzi inside there Huh Todd!!

wags
Jazzi and Addy

houndstooth said...

It sounds like a lovely start to the week! Todd is adorable, and Rudi is beautiful. I just love that butterfly shot!

Nancy K. said...

I'm happy that you had a nice day. I seriously think that you are keeping Rudi alive with LOVE! Just think, almost two months ago, the vet said she should be put down and today she played frisbee!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Kim
Aren't those uneventful days the very best? calmness thats what we all need.
Some days seem like races- don't they?
We see the moon tonight peeking from behind the forest trees. Can you see it?
Do you feel its peace?
That little Todd is such a little cutie pie. We all smiled when we saw the photo of him in the dryer.
He is so inquisitive- isn't he?
Hopefully he got all rested up from his fun at day care.
Rudi seem to have a smile on her face as she lays there looking at you. I really do think she enjoyed her romping with the frisbee... more days of "grace" to our special friend.
The gorgeous butterflys are exactly what we needed to see tonight,,, so magical and peaceful.
As I look at your side bar,, we are kissing each little face of all the furries and they scroll
love
tweedles

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh!!! the toad and todd- how adorable!
love
tweedles

Mandy said...

love your posts but especially Todd's little adventures.

Dog Blogging With Luna said...

Very cute photos!

sophie said...

And it goes without saying that Todd is just so full of personality, that he is too precious!!
Yea for Rudi!!! So very happy for the ability to celebrate with her favorite frisbee. 50 days of grace...Amazing... Rudi looks happy. Her eyes are bright. It is really good to see her doing as well as she is.

Angus said...

Boundless energy and gentle contentment . Two sides of a cared for dogs life .

Totally Timmy said...

Rudi is so special. I'm glad she had a good day. Todd is a funny little guy!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Good to see Rudi is still having more good days than not. We're keeping our paws crossed for her and for Wilf. Hope Todd is learning from the older dogs which outside critters are ok to approach and which are dangerous.

Jed & Abby

The Life of Riley said...

That first photo of Todd reminded me of a night I spent, many years ago, in a capsule hotel in Tokyo although it looks like Todd had far more space!

I'm so pleased Rudi has had fifty extra days of love with you, and hope that she has many more.

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Oh Kim...
The youthful vigour of Todd and the gracious aging poise of Rudi. What an incredible privilege it is to watch this circle of life, isn't it? I am so happy that Rudi is able to celebrate her 50days of Grace. I know how much each one means...and there will be more...
Butterflies too - part of Life's metamorphosis..how poignant!
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Sue said...

Rudi is a real trouper isn't she, so pleased she is still hanging in there hun. Todd, what are you like! Sue x x

scotsmad said...

She looks happy...and that's what you want.

That Todd is sooo cute.

xXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

RiverBend Farm said...

Looks like Todd brought his friend in the house! And Rudi is just so sweet. I love reading your posts about your dogs...keep 'em comin'.
Berte

It's me said...

Enjoy a happy week with Rudi and the pup and all the other dogs.....love from me...xxx...

Snappy Di said...

That Todd is such a character. ;-))

road-dog-tales said...

Todd is just so incredibly adorable! Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Hope it carries through your week!

The Road Dogs' Mom

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...
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Jim said...

What a wonderful balance you have there! Nice post Kim!

LindaG said...

Glad to hear about Rudi.
Have a wonderful, Blessed week, all of you. ♥

Joanna said...

Hooray for Rudi, wishing her many more happy games of frisbee. As for Todd, he's just too gorgeous!

xx

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Kim,
Your post before this one is Dog Tired-- that's me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I guess I am too old for a puppy!! She is doing really well tho. She just wants to move a lot more then I do!!
xx, Fern & Tinker

KT and Lady said...

The little things like a short game of frisbee can be so special. Especially on the 50th day of grace.
Rudi does look happy.
Hang in there girl.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Sweet Rudi! She does look content, Kim. What a sweet girl.

And Todd... well, I love seeing Todd being Todd. He's such a doll. :)

Sue said...

Rudi looks better in that picture than she has recently. I'm so glad you're getting some extra time with her. I know how special it is.

Don't you love watching puppies explore their world?

Bailey Be Good! said...

Wowserz! That's the biggest toad I've ever seen!! Be careful of toads -- not sure if you have these where you live, but you don't wanna come in contact with the poisonous bufo toad!

Happy Monday woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Louise said...

Ohhhhhh, those Swallowtails! How absolutely beautiful! Is that Joe Pye weed that they're on?

Lori Skoog said...

Our cat Seymour likes to go in the dryer! He has done it several times. Rudi is something...grabbing all the gusto she can.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is such good news.........

Gill in Canada

jodistone said...

So glad to hear that Rudi is still with you. She looks happy and that is what is most important.

Catherine said...

Sounds like you had a perfect day yesterday Kim. Good for you. Hooray for Rudi! And a big smile for Todd 'fluffing' up in the dryer! Cute!

xo Catherine

Leontien said...

Super to hear that you had a great day! and i loved your little pooch in the dryer! haha very cute!

Little games with the frisbee is always good!

Leontien

NCmountainwoman said...

I'm so glad you have had these days to cherish Rudi. And I just love that new bundle of energy. I suspect that Todd is going to be a dog with a sense of humor.

Larry Ostby said...

We all need uneventful days like this Kim. I LOL seeing Todd in the dryer, he's something else. Rudi Rudi Rudi what can I say but hooray. Great butterfly shot.

Meeka said...

Yay for Rudi. That is one chubby toad.

The Witch said...

Kim,
In these pictures Rudi looks very happy and hanging in there.
Todd is such a character.
I just love the picture of him in the dryer.
Was he trying to play with the toad?
That toad is big enough to be a full size ball.
I so wish we had more toads, they eat a ton of bugs and hopefully they will eat all those dreadful Stink bugs you get.

1000 Goldens said...

That picture made my day - I LOVE TODD!!

Garter Mademoiselle said...

Kim, I think Todd has to be the most adorable dog I have ever seen. I am so in love!! :-) I was over to visit your blog the other day, but my computer is giving me troubles, and at times things works, at times things don't. Now it is totally on the blink, so am sharing the office computer with hubby. Not fun! Anyway, a day of getting caught up can work wonders on a person. I love a day like that, when you topple into bed and feel as if you have gotten loads accomplished. And in between all that, you take time out to just relax and kick back. Sounds like a perfect day. We took a much needed day off from work yesterday and went on a little excursion to a castle along the Mosel River. I will blog about it as soon as I get my laptop back, which is where I have all the photos! It was a lovely day out, sunny and nice, and Cody got to join us. He was a perfect little gentleman among all those tourists! I was as proud as any grandma could be. Hope your day is going well. hugs, Debby

Julie Harward said...

Love the butterflies..and that pup and the toad! Good news all around! :D

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Todd is such a cutie!!! I think I heard mom say the hoo-man children were going to start a butterfly garden this year. I hope so - the cats get tired of me chasing them!

AROOOOOF!
Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack
www.theloveshackpack.com

Sierra Rose said...

Oh Todd! What an explorer! Great photos!
Rudi, we are so glad for each day of grace.

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose