The Weekly Smile for the 14th of January, 2023 #weeklysmile

(Note – I will be out of town next week, so no smile.)

Hi All. Hmm, not sure where to begin on this snowy morning. The kitten sitting on the shelf above me, watching my every move? It isn’t Alexander who spent all weekend on my lap or sleeping on top of me at night. It isn’t the beauty, Grace, who likes to sit on my keyboard when needing attention. No, it is this one:

If you do not/cannot see the picture or don’t know, that is Tiberius in our Christmas tree. He is a funny little guy and has no problem telling you or showing you how he feels. in the past few weeks I have also posted photos of Grace and Alexander. Grace is the long haired beauty who thinks her name sake, Grace Kelly, had nothing on her. Alexander is more wild and independent, though he was all over me when it was just the two of us on Cape Cod (not the entire, Cape, mind, just our house ;) ).

Idina and Fiyero have been busy. Yesterday Fiyero had one of the longest walks in his 9 year life. We went over two very large hills and trotted down the road, went through fields, into the woods, etc. Idina doesn’t like to go as far, but she has been more into exploring than she has in a while. She does like to lick my face when she can and enjoys the warmth of the house on these cold days. She is now in my office, “friendly growling” to let me know she needs attention.

I’ve taken a million photos of the dogs, but don’t have any new ones. Hmmm, perhaps I need to remedy that situation…

Anyway, my smile for this week has to be the animals that share my life, Tiberius, Alexander, Grace, Idina and Fiyero.

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).  Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.

24 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile for the 14th of January, 2023 #weeklysmile

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Our cats have always been named after royalty, which can include emperors (Tiberius) and great war leaders (Alexander). Grace is Grace Kelly, the movie star that really did become a princess. Fiyero and Idina both are named from the play “Wicked” (Idina is an actress that originated one part,but is better known for her part in “Frozen”).
      No Expectations? You’ve never walked with Fiyero! lol. When it is just the two of us he can be very demanding on where he goes. I can win, but he does expect specific paths… Seriously, it is fun walking with a dog like him – Boxers can be true companion dogs.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          There is something about cats that seem to go with royalty… It was my idea, it was my wife’s, but since we started it that way, we have continued. As to dogs, for the most part they are much easier to walk with than toddlers. Of course, with two 75 pound, 100% muscle dogs, if they want to be stubborn, the toddler is easier ;)

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong

    Just when I was so happy to NOT see snow, it snowed. Not a lot, but enough. Garry’s eyes are now bad enough that I have to revive my driving skills. I just wasn’t going to do it on the first day of snow, even though our car is more than capable of dealing with it. The driver however is NOT quite as capable as the car!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I did have some plans today that I skipped because of the snow. And then a friend of mine did drive off of her driveway and slid down a hill! They had to get a tow truck to get them out. So I understand 100% about not wanting to drive in “only” an inch of snow!

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      1. Marilyn Armstrong

        I took a fall on that icy slush and all I was doing was feeding the birds on the deck. The problem is that an inch or two of icy slush is REALLY slippery. I didn’t fall outside. I stepped into my kitchen and fell down with my left leg folded under me. My knee still hurts. Slush is worse than ice!

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              1. Marilyn Armstrong

                It snows every night, so when I get up in the morning, there’s 2 to 3 inches on the ground. And that slushes up almost immediately. I am suddenly reminded of why winter plans are always so tentative. The car can get there, but can the people in the car walk anywhere and not fall down?

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