Thursday, September 17, 2009

Make Life Good

Today might be the only day where I actually stopped to look at a scribble of graffiti and smiled to myself.

I took Marge to the beach today, after putting in my phone call to the vet and making an appointment for next Friday at 9:30 AM (he is not in this week).  I drove us down there and she was immediately terrified by a fisherman loading up his car, coupled with the sound of sirens in the background.  Though she recovered from it once she hit the sand, the fact that she initially got so scared and started shaking made me further realize that I made the right choice in booking an appointment.

We walked for about a half hour along the deserted beach, any scary sounds of the outside world muffled by the crashing waves.  Marge even saw two men on the beach and didn't pay much attention to them.  She sniffed, jumped, ran around and was mostly carefree.  

On the way back, I noticed big black letters on the old building ruins that I never remembered seeing before.

I found the phrase horribly appropriate for all of our setbacks. (Though, the cynic in me did find the blue splotches in the background to look a whole lot like fireworks.)  I coaxed Marge up on to the piece of concrete next to it, and then had her pose...
She looks good up there, doesn't she?

All in all, we had a good day today.  She got to play with her buddies Ralphie and Gidget for about twenty minutes, and then popped in to say hello to grandma for a few, too.  Hopefully she'll be able to have a play date with Buddy soon as well.  We just need to get through the next week and go into the vet's office fully prepared to discuss all of our options for getting things back, as close as possible, to the way they used to be.  We've got to make life good... it's too short not to.


RILEY AND STAR MY MALTESEKIDS September 17, 2009 at 11:31 PM  

We hope Marge has a good visit with her doctor. She is such a Sweetie! Luv, the picture!

Riley and Star.

Carolyn September 18, 2009 at 2:17 AM  

You know, after about five hours of working consolidated financial statements problems (barf!) this is exactly what I needed to see!

Marge looks so happy and relaxed. She is the king of her own world! Nice observation on the splatters - lol!

Make Life Good, indeed!


Scout and Freyja September 18, 2009 at 2:29 AM  

Ya know what, they may be setbacks but you always pick yourself and Marge up and just get going again so there is always a success down the road. You guys make a great team.

Martha September 18, 2009 at 3:35 AM  

That is the best picture!!! Well done Marge - we never do anything so helpful.
Glad you had a good day at the beach - we love the beach too.
Martha is usually frightened when we arrive when she sees a lot of people but once we walk we find the beach deserted!
We are absolutely amazed by the number of people who drive to the car park and then just sit on the sand right beside the car park!!!
We think you should frame that pic and look at it everytime things seem bad!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Dexter September 18, 2009 at 6:31 AM  

What a wonderful adventure you had. Marge seems to know how pretty she is.


KB September 18, 2009 at 8:58 AM  

Ah, the beach. I bet Marge loves it. Life is good. I'm so glad that you made a vet appt to try to get Marge back on track to happiness.

Pedro September 18, 2009 at 11:29 AM  


Such a beautiful picture and "Make Life Good" is a great piece of advice!


The Army of Four September 18, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

That is PERFECT!!!
We hope the vet appointment goes well!
Tail wags,

Kathy Mocharnuk September 18, 2009 at 10:26 PM  

I think we get setbacks so we REALLY appreciate the progress we make, and Marge is on the right path and it sounds like this was just the trip you both needed, she looks very happy and relaxed and that was the PERFECT bit of graffitti.

Astrid Keel September 19, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

Marge looks wonderful on top of that rock! Hope the visit to the v-e-t goes well.

NCmountainwoman September 19, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

Few things are better than a day at the beach. Marge does indeed look regal on that rock. And yes, we must make life good.

Sue September 20, 2009 at 12:51 PM  

That can be her new motto. Let us know what the vet thinks.

PoochesForPeace September 20, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

Aww good eye! how creative and appropriate :)

Bijou September 21, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

You look terrific up there Marge. You rock!!

Wags & wiggles,

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