Posts Tagged ‘Pet Talk’

Captain Rick: It is said that a dog is man’s best friend … but is man a dog’s best friend?

The dog in the photo below reminds me of ‘Pete’, a neighbor’s dog. Even though we had a block wall between us, we were both good friends. Every time I was up on the ladder pruning my trees and plants, Pete would come over and sit below and watch and listen. We had many conversations over the years. I can only trust that he knew what I was saying by the contentment on his face.  He never said anything … but if he had … I think he would have said “Remind me why there is a treat limit again? Cuz I don’t agree”. 

Sadly, Pete passed away a while back. The moral of this story is … if you are fortunate enough to have a ‘mans best friend’, return the kindness and be your dog’s best friend. The best treat that your dog can receive is your love and friendship … with no limit.

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Captain Rick: Cheerfulness is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it. Be a carrier.

I often walk and bicycle the Heritage Trail in Gilbert where it meets the Paseo Trail in Chandler along the Consolidated Canal in the Phoenix East Valley of Arizona. A few years ago, it was rare to hear one greet each other as they biked, jogged or even walk past each other. I started a trend of saying ‘Good Morning’ with a smile to everyone I encountered, even if they were on the far side of the canal. It took a long time, but today almost everyone walking, jogging or biking that stretch of trail says at least ‘Morning’ when passing. Granted, there are still some new-comers with music or phone buds in their ear, who seem to be ‘spaced out’, but I must conclude that this section of trail is probably the most cheerful any where around. Besides that, I lost track of how many friends I have met along the trail…including lots of four-legged ones…like the one pictured below…who sums up my trail travels with excellence.

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If you are traversing that section of trail and see a man wearing a large rimmed straw hat and saying ‘Good Morning’ with a smile, you will know it was Captain Rick.

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Captain Rick: Worrying is a waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. It messes with your mind and steals your happiness.  These words are so true.

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Thanks to ‘Julia Turner Creation’ for this excellent presentation.

Thanks also to my friend Lori of Colorado who brought this work of art to my attention.

I have added this jewel to my ‘Pet Talk’ series.

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Captain Rick: Sometimes we need to look at life from a different perspective.

I strive diligently to present a different perspective of global news on my blog. I hope you will follow and enjoy!

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Captain Rick: Friendship is one of the very best things we can hope for and appreciate to have.

I appreciate all of my friends who read and view my blog, especially those who follow it.

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Take a moment to appreciate your friends.

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Captain Rick: I have started a new blog series called ‘Pet Talk’. I hope it will help us all to smile in good times and especially in bad times like now, in view of the travesty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.   The image below sums up a ‘Pet Talk’ with the perpetrator.

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