Friday, June 12, 2009


The Positive Attitude Award from Tara.


What a day yesterday of lows of hearing about Sherry's daughter Nicole's death
http://wordsalads.blogspot.com/
and the dog having an operation.

And the highs of a promise of a visit from a good friend from Wales
tomorrow and an award from Tara@Living with Multiple Sclerosis

http://livingdaytodaywithmultiplesclerosis.blogspot.com/

Please visit Tara; she is a wonderfully positive woman who is getting

on with her life despite and because of MS.

She also a website called Welcome to Creative Custom Canes

http://www.creativecustomcanes.com/


Her favourite quote is

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." Albert Einstein


A good quote to be inspired by.

Thanks for the award Tara hope you have a good day today.

I will for sure with Spike playing with me and not giving me a chance to be unhappy.

By contrast yesterday was a whole day without our beautiful Spike wanting to play all the time.

Really noticed how Marleen missed Spike as the whole day she was here but not really present.

She did not come to life until Spike was back at 19.00 last night and then she started to tease him right away.

He loved it and loved being home running around and checking everything out, when he had he seemed really happy to be here.

The vet's loved him too and Richie noticed when he took him and when he picked him up that he had not been short of a cuddle as they all seemed keen to be nice to the little fellow.

When I woke up this morning it was because Spike came trotting in the room to demand access to his water bowl.

He has a very distinctive walk Richie always calls him gunslinger as he sounds like he is wearing cowboy's spurs.

If he tried he could not be subtle, he can't pretend like Marleen will to get his toy or the bed he is sleeping on.

She will just bark and he thinks the alarm has been sounded and goes charging off while she calmly hops into the bed he left with his favourite toy in her mouth.

Ah well it is a good sunny day I did my arm exercises nice and early and Richie took all the tension out of my legs with some leg exercises and a good leg massage.

After that THC and some more TLC soon had most of the pain at bay and I could start my day in style.

Be so good to see Gareth especially in the summer usually these days he is only here in late autumn and beginning of the year.

Nice to see him over in Amsterdam this summer.

Funny how some people you always miss and others I have met here I do not even remember anything about them.

Gareth is one of the ones I will always miss; he is such a lovely person really great to have around.

Really looking forward to his visit at 6 pm today.

Yippee!

Have a good day.

18 comments:

Cranky said...

Herrad - thanks for your notes about Marleen and Spike. So funny how Marleen has figured out how to steal his toys/spot. I'm so glad you have them in your life.

Herrad said...

Hi Cranky,

Marleen and Spike are so obviously a tght team these days, which is lovely to see.

Any chance of a photo of your little darlings soon on your blog?

Have a good day.
Love,
Herrad

Rain said...

Hi Herrad! My boys used to do the same thing! I always give them each a bone to chew on, but inevitably they want each others right? So when Spencer had the bone for too long, he'd start barking and running around, Spencer's alarm would go off too, and he'd run over to see what the fuss was about...meanwhile, sneaky Winston would run back and grab the bone...then the who thing starts again with Spencer being the agitator...they are so hillarious! They don't do it anymore because they rarely chew on the bones, but I have that great memory!

Glad you're day is great so far!!!

Libby said...

oh, herrad, you've got a wonderful weekend ahead, don't you? that will be so much fun, catching up with a missed & loved friend!

Shauna said...

The things I learn from reading other folks' blogs....like your last post about parrots. I had no idea you had parrots in Amsterdam. Do they migrate in winter?

S.

Cranky said...

Herrad - I mentioned your note about photos of my pups on my blog to Skip and she reminded me she has come shots on her computer. I'll take a look and post some soon.

Have a great day!

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,

Two dogs do love to tease each other and get very competitive which can be funny.

We can give ours chews but not bones as Spike will get too aggressive aand has to have Marleen's bone too then he sits guarding both and growling so we stopped getting them and they get things that do not last as long.


Hi Libby,

Gareth has just left its just gone midnight, he came round at 6pm, its great to see him he looks very well and happy. Seemed he was here only a very short time when it was 6 hours.

Hi Shauna,

The parrots, small parakeets, escaped or were released and breed ans there are thousands in The Netherlands there are also flocks in London parks.

They are here all year round they do not migrate These are Indian parrots they are found in the foothills of the Himmalayas so a Dutch winter is ok.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6mdSZAgok4

Hi Cranky,

Please thank Skip for me love to see some photos of your lovely dogs.

It's been a good day, Gareth and I enjoyed a bottle of pink Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco.

Have a good weekend.

Love,
Herrad

Stephany said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the pink sparkling wine and a good visit, you know what you are doing here is showing all of us how to truly enjoy life and the moment, Herrad.

I wish, though that it wasn't as a result of your MS, but it is, and we can't change that. You're helping me remain positive.

HUGS

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,

And you help me.

Love,

Herrad

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad,

I have given you an award:

http://bipolarsoupkitchen-stephany.blogspot.com/2009/06/educational-commitment-award-goes-to.html

Thank you for giving yourself so freely here. :)

Lola said...

Congratulations to all!

Stopping by from Soulful Sepulcher.

Blinders Off said...

Stopping in to say Hello and catch up. I see all is well :)

Thanks for sharing that quote from Tara, just what I needed to see today.

dellgirl said...

Hello, Herrad. Your Spike and Marleen are the cutest things, sounds like you (all) have tons of fun.

I'm stopping in to say hi and to let you know I was here.

Have a nice weekend. See you again soon.

Vicki said...

So glad Spike is back and your visit with Gareth was splendid.

I have to agree with Shauna. I didn't know about parrots in Amsterdam. Your explanation is interesting. Isn't it fun to have a lot of outside free-flying parakeets?!

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,

Thanks for coming by and thanks for the award.

Hi Lola,

Lovely to make your aquaintance.

Hi Blinders Off,

Great to hear from you, the Einstein quote is very good it was just what I needed to see too.

Hi Dellgirl,

Thanks for coming by really nice.

Have a good Saturday.

Herrad

Herrad said...

Hi Vicki,

Lovely to see your comment thanks alot.

The visit with Gareth was really lovely.

He was here for 6 hours and when he was gone we first noticed how late it was.

Love,
Herrad

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Herrad:)

My hearty congratulations on the award.

The quote is very inspiring and useful.

I admire you for the way you go about your daily life so cheerfully which even a normal person like me cant't do without grumbling and complaining about something or the other. You write so beautifully and sound so friendly which is amazing.

God bless you Herrad:)
Joseph

Herrad said...

Hi Joseph,

Thanks for coming by I really appreciate your visit.

Thanks also for your very kind words.

I very much enjoy your blog and think you argue so well so articulate and logical and so very human.

Thanks for sharing your writing.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love,
Herrad