S: Our Friends
BC: Grammy's Love Press 2011 revised 2014. Rerevised 2017
FC: Our Friends
1: This book is dedicated to my beautiful grand children; Jessie, Angus, Thomas and Shae, Gracie, Eli and Lyssy's new blessing.
2: Dogs are our friends
3: Cats are our friends
4: Dogs can be friends with each other. Dogs and cats can be friends | Scruffy and Circle kitty say hello | Cow is cleaning Pickles ear | Murdoch is sharing hay with the goats
5: Jack is Irene's good friend. He gives her kisses. | Lyssy and Kodi are play wrestling | Lilly and Eli say "Goodbye Daddy!
6: Maybelle is sharing hay with sheep and goat | It's a frosty winter day for these horses | Flash is eating hay out of the cart | This is "Donkey" He's 3 feet tall!
7: Diamond and Hercules are friends
8: We must be kind to our friends
9: Zen loves to snuggle | Kisses for Lacey | These puppies are hoping for a snack | Caleb gives Pickles a ride
10: I'm a happy dog at the beach if I had the power of speech I'd tell you all to throw my ball I'm a happy dog at the beach
11: I'm a happy dog at the beach there are no new tricks you can teach. I'm bouncy and glad, my tail wags like mad. I'm a happy dog at the beach
12: I'm a happy dog at the beach. My joy is always in reach. Whatever the talk, it's the best place to walk | I'm a happy dog at the beach
13: I'm a happy dog at the beach, as I hear the seagulls screech as I chase and I bark well into the dark I'm a happy dog at the beach
14: These dogs are friends who like to swim at the beach
15: Rivers are a nice place to swim too!
16: A backyard pond will do nicely for a dip.
17: Would you like to come and play with me?
18: Adventure is where you make it happen | on a sand dune | jumping in the water | exploring the hills
19: Rika goes on a car ride | Hiking with Shae, Lola and Chester | run run run | Lola is swimming in an old artillery mount
20: We wag our tails on the trails | We take time to smell the flowers | Exploring a wind cave in Goleta
21: hiking is fun
22: these dogs are napping
23: these kitties are napping too
24: Rika was naughty. She made a mess of her bed
25: Lola likes bananas. Lola likes grapes. Lola likes avocados when they fall from the trees.
26: this is horseplay
27: lots of horseplay
28: Some kitties like to play in the snow. All kitties want smooches.
29: This dog and kitty are helping Irene on the ranch.
30: we must teach our dogs good manners | and take them for walks
31: and give them a bath when the weather is nice
32: Lyssy loves to play with the puppies at the beach
33: Dinner time | Yummmm that was good!
34: Snuggle time
35: Everyone likes to snuggle
36: Lacey and Lyssy | Oakley and Flash with Mom | Lyssy and Flash | Hercules with his mom BooBoo
37: Some people have horses for pets. We love them and take good care of them with grooming, good food and rides. We love our horses too! | Diamond gets a brushing | Lacey gets a kiss | Oakley is getting his bridle on.
38: Mama and her Baby | Lacey says hello | Lacey is giving Shae a ride
39: Eli helps his Mom give Lacey Her dinner. Lacey eats alfalfa hay and grass hay
40: Zeke got old and his heart was sick. The Vet shaved his side to see his heart better with an ultrasound machine
41: Rika was his best friend. She did her best to comfort him
42: These are animals that are pets of a sort, but not really snuggly pets! | Mama cow and her twins | Mr. Peacock | Mrs Peacock (Peahen) | A slithery snake
43: This is a big spider called a Tarantula. The dogs and I found him one day while we were hiking. He is not my pet.
45: When God made the earth and sky, the flowers and the trees, he then made all the animals, and all the birds and bees. When his work was finished, not one was quite the same. He said "I'll walk this earth of mine and give each one a name." So he traveled land and sea, and everywhere he went, a little creature followed him until his strength was spent. When all were named upon the earth and in the sky and sea, the little creature said "Dear Lord, there's not one left for me." The Father smiled and softly said "I've saved you for the end, I've turned my own name back to front and called you DOG my friend."
46: Much love to all my babies, large and small. I hope this book helps you to love and be kind to animals. Their greatest joy is to be your best friend.
47: Credits To the wonderful dogs and cats of our lives who remind us with a simple look or nuzzle that we are indeed amazing human beings. Dogs: Zeke, Rika, Kodi, Jack, Gunther, Lola, Chester, Soul, Zen, Basco, Piston, Mollie, Dune, Scruffy, Oreo, Pig and Cow. Cats: Samba, Nigel, Mia, Circle, Demon and Alpo. Horses: Lacey, Flash, Oakley,Diamond Oakley,Diamond, Hercules and Donkey. Poem God/Dog; author unknown Poem Happy Dog; Flying Lemming
48: He walked and he walked and he walked, and as he walked he sang a little tune from Whinnie the Pooh
49: Have a wonderful Day!