Monday, December 23, 2013

When Gentleness Rules

I have heard the saying that dogs can sense a person's spirit and react accordingly....We have a herd of 5 Australian shepherds..the oldest is Bonnie at 11 1/2 years old..  She has pretty much been running from my grandsons since they were born...for more than 7 years...


Yesterday, as my granddaughter played near the Christmas tree, Bonnie was near by...and never made a run for it...

As you can see in this sequence of pictures, Bonnie has made a new friend..a very gentle one.MaryElla..






I was so surprised as Bonnie just lay there while MaryElla wallowed all over her...there is definitely a different spirit about this lovely girl....she is a GIRL!  and boy are they different from boys..  LOL




This is my very favorite...ME just completely laid down and Bonnie just let her ..for a few minutes..this picture makes my heart glad...my two girls....I love them both dearly.....





  MaryElla with her little mirror....amazed at her reflection..did I say I adore this tiny girl?


Gotta start that makeup young...

I hope you all are having a Merry Christmas...Now that all of the preparations are done and our family dinner is over, I can focus on the meaning of Christmas..  and the extreme business of the last few weeks has subsided...we are now returning to a semblance of normal.....

Christmas Eve service at our church...
Two visits with children and grandchildren on Christmas Day...
Then the quietness of our home on Christmas night....

Yes, I love Christmas and this year is a very FULL and joyous one...I am so very thankful to God for all He has done for us....

Love, Mona

8 comments:

  1. Mona. these photos are so sweet. My cat runs from my Grandson every time he is here! Makes me laugh but maybe if I'm blessed with a Grand girl he won't! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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  2. Good Morning Mona, MaryElla and Bonnie are too sweet together under that tree. I can see how you treasure that tiny girl. Have a Merry Christmas. Olive

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  3. Precious photos of your sweet granddaughter and Bonnie. I have one similar of my daughter lolling all over a patient collie. Many Christmas blessings to you and yours!

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  4. Oh, I loved this. Thank you for sharing it. There is nothing like a little one with a gentle spirit to change the feeling in the whole house. Merry Christmas!~~Dee

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  5. Oh Mona, those are precious pictures! Your grand daughter is so cute! Happy New Year!...Christine

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  6. Now if that isn't the cutest post, Mona! What an adorable baby, Mary Ella is and your Bonnie is wonderful, too.
    It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Years to you, sweet friend. xo

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  7. Mona, What special photos with your grand daughter and Bonnie. Love them all!! Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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