Friday, October 16

Our Best Friends

I have lived with at least one dog my entire life. They are precious, lovable, amazing and sometimes as annoying as can be (sounds a little like kids) but I can't live without them! Here is a lovely, funny poem:

"Verse For a Certain Dog" by Dorothy Parker

Such glorious faith as fills your limpid eyes, Dear little friend of mine,
I never knew. All-innocent are you, and yet all-wise. (For Heaven's sake, stop worrying that shoe!)
You look about, and all you see is fair; This mighty globe was made for you alone. Of all the thunderous ages, you're the heir. (Get off the pillow with that dirty bone!)
A skeptic world you face with steady gaze; High in young pride you hold your noble head, Gayly you meet the rush of roaring days. (Must you eat puppy biscuit on the bed?)
Lancelike your courage, gleaming swift and strong, Yours the white rapture of a winged soul, Yours is a spirit like a Mayday song. (God help you, if you break the goldfish bowl!)
"Whatever is, is good" - your gracious creed. You wear your joy of living like a crown. Love lights your simplest act, your every deed. (Drop it, I tell you- put that kitten down!)
You are God's kindliest gift of all - a friend. Your shining loyalty unflecked by doubt, You ask but leave to follow to the end. (Couldn't you wait until I took you out?)

Send me your beautiful dog pictures as I will post them again, I didn't have room for all of them here. I also have a collection of cat photos, so I'll be looking for those, too;-) The doll at the top is my miniture dapple Dachshund - "Vivi" (short for Vienna).

Cote de Texas
Elle Decor

French Magazines
Vickys Yard Sale
Design Sponge
Desire to Inspire
Metropolitan Home
La Dolce Vita
This is Glamorous


  1. What a great round-up of poochies on furniture! I think I love the one of your Vivi the best - her colouring is just gorgeous!

  2. Thank you Kim! It really looks a lot like camouflage, it is very intricate in greys, tans and black with a little silver.

  3. I had no idea Dorothy Draper was such a witty poet!
    She really captured the essence of every dog. The collection of pics is fabulous!
    I'll send you one of mine.

  4. Look at all those little sweetie pies! Fantastic round-up, Leigh!

    P.S. Your Vivi has the most beautiful coat.

  5. That is so cute and I love ViVi! I get a picture of my crew as soon as I can get them off the bed!!!!!

  6. such a fun collection of images -- always adore puppies in photos, but especially in decor photos