If Mary had a little dog, dear diary, she'd feel right at home in The Villages. Because everywhere this writer goes, it seems a little dog is watching her.
More than Happy people, more than interesting golf carts, what makes my heart melt with tears of joy are the friendly four-legged fur children that gaily sprint Sumter Square.
So, on this Eve of Eve of Christmas Eve, and in memory of my small dog, Izzy Sclier, BookOrBust extends a Joyous Holiday Season to The Village dogs who took time off from decking their halls with bones of holly and pawsed for a photo:
Here's to you and yours.
Until this time next time.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
|Meet one year old Dixie and Abby. Their persons are Pam and Tom from The Village of Buttonwood.|
|This is eight year old Molly. Her person is Janet and they make their home in The Village of Ashland. Molly is a Dachshund and Chihuahua mix.|
|This charming pet Pink Panther, age 20, makes his home with Richard.|
|Meet Delfine, Shelty mini collie. Delfine is five years old and lives with her person, Lise, in the Village of Hadley.|
|Meet Persons, Sharon and Dave, with poodles, Poco and PeeWee, from The Village of Calumet.|
|This is Arthur and Gertie. Arthur, a Shih tzu, is 1 year 3 months and Gertie, the Dalmation, is 12 years old.|
|Meet Sam and Callie, Standard Poodles, from the Village of Virginia Trace.|
|Meet Abby. Great Dane from Pennecamp.|
|Here's Abby again.|
|This is Eddie. Eddie is a year old in October and is a "Morky." *Part Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier*|
|Chloe, a nine year old Cockapoo and Bella, Australian Shepherd, not quite two years old.|
|This is Cooper, six year old Jack Russell mix, living in The Village of Hadley since 2008.|
|Meet Spencer, four year old Shelty, from Village of Rio Ponderosa.|
|Meet Abby, a Golden Doodle, age four years, new resident less than one month, living in The Village of Hacienda.|
|Meet Jasmine, age four years.|
|Say goodnight Linda. Goodnight Linda|
"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens."--George Graham Vest
To become a good writer: read a lot. read the good stuff. And don't forget to write. Write a lot of stuff. Just keep writing. Try not to think. Just write. Just keep writing.
|Izzy - RIP - 10/31/96-1/31/11|