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Happy today because....

Started by Steve, April 14, 2007, 10:39:40

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piggymirror

Last night, I was at home, smoking a cigarette.
And I heard someone howling like a wolf.
It sounded like a call... and at once, it sounded sad... or did it sound happy?
I didn't know what to make of it.
I was in a particularly brooding mood yesterday, and hearing that howl had a strange soothing effect on me.

One day I'll learn wolf language. For now, I can only struggle with cat language.
Meow. Oh, Long Johnson. Oh, Don Piano, why I eyes ya? All the life long day...

Love on ya.



SueC

Quote from: piggymirror on February 09, 2020, 19:09:22One day I'll learn wolf language. For now, I can only struggle with cat language.
Meow. Oh, Long Johnson. Oh, Don Piano, why I eyes ya? All the life long day...

Do you have cats, @piggymirror:cool

We have a "special needs wolf" (=dog) at our place, and I speak a little in that language.  :-D

This is Jess - an Australian Kelpie (with a Border Collie paint job because that's in the ancestral mix).


Brett said that next time we get a rescue dog, he wants me to pick a sane one.  I told him this is sort of pointless, because to have a sane dog, you need to have sane owners.  :angel

Happy today because that dog is currently curled up on her sofa (the cream and green thing in the back corner) sighing with contentment after a long early morning outing, a swim and a bellyful of the milk that was left in the old bottle (Monday is milk delivery day and I get new bottles).   :)
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piggymirror

Quote from: SueC on February 10, 2020, 04:35:16Brett said that next time we get a rescue dog, he wants me to pick a sane one.  I told him this is sort of pointless, because to have a sane dog, you need to have sane owners.  :angel

Actually, there are articles and videos about how animals can have a positive effect on certain... let's say "damaged" people.
Not one particular kind of damaged people, although I'm not sure this works for every kind of damage.
Not long ago I saw an article about a prison using cats to "tame" the behaviour of certain inmates.

SueC

Yes, that's very important, @piggymirror:)  Companion animals have been shown to be therapeutic for general mental/emotional health, as well as for some specific conditions.  For example, children with Aspergers often benefit from having a dog, and horse therapy is a recognised tool for treating war veterans with PTSD.  :cool

I think donkey therapy is probably worth its weight in gold.

My husband is from the Anglosphere and grew up with cats, and I'm sure it was they who taught him to be cuddly, because it certainly wasn't in his cultural or family background.  :lol:

And I'm happy today (as I am every day) to have these guys at our place:



Total mood improvers.  :heart-eyes
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SueC

Happy today because I got Don Quixote's feet trimmed this morning.  (He's the chocolate brown one on the left in the last post.)  It's always a helluva lot of work and he has a tendency to pull his feet away at the wrong moment (oooh me back), which doesn't make things any easier, but he was pretty good today.

Also I have the impression sometimes that he wants to come in and sit on the sofa.



Hot and humid as well, so I'm having a cup of chicken broth with lots of salt in it and I should be OK to go again after that.  The humidity did have a side effect:  We had a wonderful, spectacular, loud, ground-shaking electrical storm night before last which dumped more than 15mm of rain on us - 100% appreciated as we are in drought.  There were puddles in the paddocks!  :)  This will give the perennial grasses a little kick, which in turn will make the animals happy. :cool  And the light show was great too! :heart-eyes

PS: I've measured his ears, of course.  They are 28cm long.  That used to make him the longest-eared animal on the place, but Benjamin beats that measurement by several cm. :angel


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piggymirror

Happy that the light's back on, after a blackout.


piggymirror

Happy that I like to turn the lyrics upside down.

FVCKINGCOMPLICATEDSONG  :winking_tongue 

You know it's sunny and it looks like sweat, I say
And the wind isn't blowing and it all stops dead, I say
And it's so warm, it's like the warmth of a breast
And I frowned for a second

I think I'm young and I'm feeling great, I say
And it's all filling in but it never ends, I say
And It's so warm, it's like the warmth of a breast
And I frowned for a second

You always make me feel
Like I am living at the center of it all
Like I am living at the center of it all
It's just the way you cried, I say



LET'S NOT GO TO BED JUST YET :winking_tongue

But I do care if you do
And I do feel if you do
And I do want it if you do
And I will say it if you will say it next
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doodoo


 

SueC

That is actually very funny, @piggymirror:rofl

It would also be funny to do the Rolling Stones' Satisfaction like this.

Sort of, "You can get dis-satisfaction / You can get a hate inaction!" etc :cool

Well, that's a happy for today! :)

PS:  Bloody infectious.  Can't stop doing this now... :-D  ...Amazing Grace... Modern Love...Twist And Shout... bwahahaha :lol:
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piggymirror

Quote from: SueC on February 15, 2020, 04:26:38That is actually very funny, @piggymirror:rofl

It's funny... and it's the other side of life.

piggymirror

And I am happiest...

Because someone actually told me off for being late!!! Isn't life beautiful? :D  :D  :D

SueC

Quote from: piggymirror on February 15, 2020, 06:07:03And I am happiest...

Because someone actually told me off for being late!!! Isn't life beautiful? :D  :D  :D

You see, now I am completely confused because I don't know which side up you are writing this!  :beaming-face

"I am saddest...
Because noone congratulated me for being early!!! Is death ugly?"   :angel
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Ulrich

... 1. because there's been album news
https://www.nme.com/news/music/the-cures-robert-smith-says-new-album-will-definitely-arrive-in-2020-2608430

2. because I spent a good Saturday in the Stuttgart region, took a walk in the sunshine by the river, visited an old mate and went to a good concert by The Strange (it was great to hear the songs I'd listened to from the cd for months live now)!
If only I'd thought of the right words...

Nosferat

Happy today because.......i'm not! I've got a fight with my son (11), it's very windy and its raining so i can't go for a running session. Time to listen to 100 hundred years.....and then i'm becoming happy again i guess.

piggymirror

I've taken a few days off...

I'd like to go out a bit, but I also would like to stay at home.
I'll see what it is I end up doing. Probably both.

Ulrich

Quote from: Nosferat on February 16, 2020, 13:38:44Happy today because.......i'm not!

For these cases, there are lots of other possible topics, e.g. "what made you feel sad today" etc. ;)
If only I'd thought of the right words...