Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Father's Day with the Dogs

This Father's Day we will celebrate our special fur babies. We consider each one a special gift.
God did not grant us the gift of children . But when he allowed us the opportunity to have dogs in our life he gave us the ability to nurture, love and protect them as any parent would.  For us the only difference is our children walk on 4 legs and are covered with lots of hair.
They have been our greatest gift.

My Sister-in-law made this floral arrangement for me when we got this new dining table (off Craig's List!)

I got these dog plates just recently at Tuesday Morning. (4.99 ea - 60% off!)
HERE is that post if you missed it


I collect these little dogs..some are bookends,

 The little guy in the bottom right corner is a nut cracker!

Do you have a special dog in your life? I'd LOVE to hear about them.

P.S. I saw this on an email today :)

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
· When loved ones come home, always run to greet them;
· Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride;
· Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure DELIGHT.
· Take naps;
· Stretch before rising;
· Run, romp, and play daily;
· Thrive on attention and let people touch you;
· Avoid biting when a simple growl will do;
· On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass;
· On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree;
· When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body;
· Delight in the simple joy of a long walk;
· Be loyal;
· Never pretend to be something you're not;
· If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it;
· When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently;

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  1. Those are fabulous plates!! A beautiful tribute to loyal, loving companions. The centerpiece is gorgeous and I love how you've added 4 legged replicas romping about! xo marlis

    1. Marlis,
      I LOVE these plates, and you can beat the price. I find the neatest stuff at Tuesday Morning.

  2. Wow, what a unique table...those plates are cool.
    Hope you will return the visit...


  3. I am a dog lover and happy to see a table tribute to them.love the plates and the nice floral arrangement.truly wonderful...:):)

    1. I never thought I was a "dog lover" until I got one!! Now I cant imagine my life without them! LOL

  4. Only someone like you can understand why I celebrate my "children's" birthday each year with a big people/dog party. (And all other holidays, too.....) I have four dachshunds and I am crazy about each one. Your table is absolutely fabulous. I love the plates.

    1. We used to do the same thing!! I TOTALLY understand.

  5. Was visiting some Let's Dish tables and found your link. I love both your post and your table! Your doggie happy list is great also, we humans could learn a thing or 2!

    We have a 3 1/2 year old Brittany who owns us. :) Pam

    1. Pam,
      TOO funny! My husband always says we are their "person" :)

  6. what a great tablescape, perfect plates and masculine theme!


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