"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."~from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

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Thursday, September 11, 2008



Please join all the others over at DOT
~Dogs On Thursday! Great friends!

Hi "hola"-it's me again Chimi...

The tall "tale" tail-or, I mean story-teller. Today, I'm being chained for going in the garden.

So I wanted to take the time to introduce the another part of my family. First, there was  the big boy "Bravo" then he let me be the big boy...until he found this stray...thrown away on a real busy street, down in an enclosed area with a wall around the bank area...it kept yapping and scratching on the wall like it was gonna get out...no way...it was never gonna climb out of there or figure how to get out, so they went around and down there to get it, at least that's the story Bravo gave me. 

We weren't living where we live now, we were renting a small apartment that really did not want dogs at all. At this time, Bravo and I were taking turns living there with mom (Peggy) or back in Minnesota. 

So after rescuing this dog, it went to stay with Lizbeth [remember her, she was my first owner] and her grandma. It wasn't a good place to live (lots of mud and other animals) so our mom promised to find a house for us. She did shortly after that, when I came instead of Bravo and I got to meet this new dog.

This dog was different than Bravo and I. This dog was made funny and had a different smell. It didn't take long for me to get to know that this dog was different because it was fe-male...and I really got to know her. If you know what I mean! It hurt so bad, really hurt and I squealed like a pig. My mom went crazy because she didn't say we could or even know we could or would. She was so upset as she did everything to try to get us apart, even threw water on us. Well, you can be sure for the rest of her time...we were never let outside together again. She was kept in a kennel. Me...on a chain just like today after I went in the garden and the mud! It's been raining! So there's lots of mud, how could I help it.

Ohhh, well...it was too late by the time mom figured this stuff out because shortly thereafter we had 6 more little dogs like magic. My mom was disappointed in me and made sure that this would not happen again with me and anyone, but at the same time she really loved those newbies. 

Oh, the name of this third dog was given by grandma of Lizbeth ..."Toby"...she calls all animals Toby...but my mom Peggy likes it now because she found out that "Toby" means "GOD IS GOOD!" And HE sure was...6 times good.

.. "He created them male and female" and God said, "it was good! "See, I'm not all bad...even God says so. Thus getting to know Toby, we brought 6 more lives into this household January 2006.

Here's TOBY...she is such a mixed breed but my mom thinks 
she has a dachshund face and longer body!

What does she look like to you?

TOBY has done some bad things too 
but my mom Peggy won't let me tell about those times...
she says that's being a tattle tail or tale 
besides Toby is getting better now!
She barks at everything though especially motos ...motorcycles, cars, quads...
every animal that goes by here, and most people!
I'm not that bad, but I'm learning to be pretty tough and working on my bark being tough too!
So that's it for today...
(photo is Bravo, Toby and me)
...still leaves a few more to talk about next time!



I was reminded by my DOT friends
let's take a special moment to honor those from 9-11
and say a prayer for their loved ones who still have to deal with this senseless tragedy & the grief and loss they suffer every 9-11...as they recall the pain left from 2001.


To my faithful visitors;
all of you who spend your valuable time here with me
I do appreciate you so much!

Thank you for taking your time to visit!

Love, Sweet blessings & Hugs!