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 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


  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.

  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

  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!

  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

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

  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

  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!!