Lexi’s Second Birthday

Yesterday was Lexi’s birthday and she turned 2. In one way, it feels like she has been with us forever, and yet, some days i feel like we just got her not long ago.

So in doggy years, she is considered an adult dog now, no more puppy. Generally, she is very good and such a sweetie. Just sometimes she digs her heels in and doesn’t do what you tell her to, usually when i call her to come and she has decided that it’s not worth the effort… they do say Schnauzers are hardheads (from the German expression ‘hartkopf’).

She still loves to play tug and chase but has mellowed with regards to chasing cats and birds (it does not mean she does not chase them, it just means if i am quick enough to tell her to leave them alone, she does), and she does more willingly leave other dogs alone when they don’t want to play with her.

For her birthday, we bought her a doggy pool (made of special plastic which can withstand the claws of a dog) and some lovely canned food and a new chew snack. i baked her a doggy birthday cake, #crazyforcrust, which she loves.

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy:

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For My Father…

I continue with exploring poetry, here’s my little Father’s Day Poem for my Dad.

Roland, that is his name
Only he a father i will ever need
Laughter flows as does his corny jokes
Accepting everyone as they are does he
Never gives up, always tries he does
Delicious pork chops his signature dish

My dearest Papa, Thank You
You are the best Daddy a girl can ever want

Fun-loving and generous with his time and talents
Always seeking the silver lining in life
Tender-hearted yet strong he is always
Hardworking, giving his best each and every time
Encouragements he gives always lifts me up
Repay him for his devoted love ever try I will

Thank you Daddy for everything you have done for us.
Happy Father’s Day!

your beloved daughter
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Reader’s Choice Award 2020

i have written a short story for the Summer Writing Contest hosted by The Write Practice and Short Fiction Break. i had done this contest in 2019. You can read about that here and see the 2019 list of stories here.

This year, i have chosen again, to take part in the Reader’s Choice Award as well as in the main contest. There are over 300 entries. You can see the full list of stories here. There are some great stories in there.

My story is called Mister K and is 27th from the bottom of the list. Here’s a direct link to my story. Please vote for my story if you like it. Thanks very much.

Happy Reading!

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