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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

J is for JOY

Hello, my name is Tegan (aka Rhossili Breeze) and I have recently come to live with my new family.  I am so joyful that they chose me, and every day they tell me how much joy I give them.  Since I'm still just a baby, I need to learn lots of things - like how not to jump up on people or furniture, not to jerk the person on the other end of my leash (especially my Mommy because she has a bad back), and not to use my jaw on people's hands.  I have already learned to sit, stay, shake hands, and come when called.  But sometimes, when there are distractions, I like to joke around and don't obey.  I guess they're justified in being cross with me then. After all, I do know better!  I wake up jolly early in the morning, but I jolt everyone else awake.  They are not too jubilant with me then!  I love to cuddle anyone, but when Mommy and Daddy start cuddling each other, I get really jealous!  Oh well, they both take me out in the car and we go to the dog park where I have fun with Buddy, Ruby, Tuna, Zadie, Finn, Turner, and Daisy.  We jump on each other and joust with each other and jog the trails around the park.  
Here I am first day in my new home.
and here I am just the other day on the trail in Boundary Bay Park.
Mommy  asked me to be sure to give joint kudos to Mrs Denise, the creator of ABC Wednesday and to Mr. Roger, the administrator for their jazzy efforts at keeping ABCW going!  She also put together a slideshow so you can see how much JOY we give each other.  By the way, she calls me her "Brown-Eyed Girl."
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38 comments:

jill said...

That made me smile Leslie,hope you are well love Jill xx

Roger Owen Green said...

So, Leslie, you've taught your dog to write? And type? Ah, the lucky canine has a teacher as an owner!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful brown-eyed girl. I loved the slide show! (And I have a definite soft spot for yellow dogs.)
K

Powell River Books said...

Our pets do bring us lots of joy. - Margy

Russell said...

Very beautiful dog! Wow! I love the red collar, too!

I have a feeling we will be seeing much more of this great dog! I hope so!

Take care.

Reader Wil said...

I have enJOYED reading about your jolly lovely puppy!
Thanks for sharing her!
Thanks for your visit too. Your daughter must be a good singer, if she sang in this musical.

Reader Wil said...

I can understand that you miss her! I also miss my children in Australia. It's so far away and if something happens with one of them in Australia or with me here in Holland it'll take at least 36 hours or more for travelling.
Fortunately we can ring eachother or email one and other. But still....

Jo said...

That is one beeeeeeautiful dog...! I hope I get to meet her. :-)

Meena said...

Smart lit fela he is :)

anthonynorth said...

That's one bright puppy. Nice one.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful post for J ~ Beautiful 'fur person' growing by 'leaps and bounds' ~ Enjoy ^_^

richies said...

What a beautiful lab!
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Ann said...

That first picture sure brings joy to my face--adorable!!!
Ann

photowannabe said...

I Just wanted to say that your little sweetheart is truly Joyful.
Love your comments.
We dogsat our granddaughters dog a few weeks ago. What a lot of work, especially when we aren't use to it.
I do have to admit that I did really enJOY it though.

Meryl said...

She is so cute and really looks like she's GROWING!!!!

Shrinky said...

Oooooooooh, she is simply ADORABLE, isn't she? Ahhhhh, I've gone all melty around the edges now..

So glad to see life is continuing to treat you all well, dear Leslie!

Marleen said...

So cute!

Liz said...

She's delicious!
George still has to join in any cuddles going on.

Carver said...

Your new baby is adorable. She's lucky to have found you to be her human mom.

raf said...

Great to see your new pup coming along nicely!

Spiderdama said...

Truly a joy to read this post:-)

Jesh St Germain said...

Teachers are never done teaching, not even in retirement, lol! Great slideshow of your youngest student:)

ewok1993 said...

grown up so much. what a cutie pie.

Leovi said...

Yes, it's all a joy!

W. Latane Barton said...

How cute is Tegan!! Much joy.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

The dog is such a bundle of joy. Every time I see your smiling face you put me in the mind of my Aunt Helen.

LONDONLULU said...

The very personification of joy! I can't wait to see this beauty grow:)

Hildred said...

Very sweet, and some great J words in here as well!

Hazel Ceej said...

Tegan looks absolutely gorgeous on the jostling for the granite hearth shot.

Joy said...

I love that "my journey has just begun" what great times you will all share.

Rajesh said...

This is beautiful. Joy is cute.

Meghan said...

What a jubiliant puppy!

Lise said...

Leslie, when it comes to the letter L, I am sure you will write about how much you love your puppy! Your joy shines through, and it's clear this is a long lasting thing! Just perfect:)

Mai said...

I love the slideshow as always. Tegan is just so cute, that's what my four-year-old have to say after watching the slideshow. Now, he's asking why he can't have a puppy, lol.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 洁雪 said...

I had jump in my post too. How old is the puppy? I bet he is jumping and bouncing all the time.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

ahhhhh he is so cute. He is a really white little lab. He may go darker, like the tips of his ears are. I enjoyed seeing the smile box photos. Seems like he is a good little boy.

working mama said...

so cute and healthy pet

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http://sceneriesandmemories.blogspot.com/2013/03/fatherhood.html

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love that first shot, joyful!

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