Ten. Things. Of Thankful. Special Edition.

Hello all. Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge on this Saturday, September 1, 2018. You heard it right! It is the first day of September. Unbelievable to this writer, I will most likely insist it be August 32, 2018 instead. lol Kristi, road warrior extraordinaire who pens the blog Thankful Me, has opened up the lines to the blog hop known as Ten Things of Thankful. There is surely a benefit to sharing “out loud” those people/places/events/things that stop us each day and remind us, what is important. If not that, at least remind us that, hey, if we take a moment to breathe and reflect, find the center, we can see there really is a “silver lining” somewhere.

Before I list my 10, I am reminded that the following quote is so very true. So true. “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”– Orhan Pamuk. While not a unique thought unto Mr. Pamuk, it surely makes my thankful list.

TToT  I’m thankful friends are comfortable enough to entrust me to watch over their dog and home while they take a long deserved vacation.

TToT  I’m thankful to be a dog person. I do speak canine 😀

TToT  I’m thankful that John, before they left last night, brought out 2 battery operated lanterns and a flashlight. We teased him about jinxing things. Guess he did lol

TToT  I’m thankful to have awakened to the power restored! Not a good feeling the first night staying in someone’s house for the power to go out. The thing I was worried about? If I was going to be able to have coffee in the morning 😀

TToT  I’m thankful for such a restful night’s sleep. Sleeping at someone else’s house isn’t always good. As soon as my body hit the mattress, my head on the pillow, I knew the sleep would be good. Or…maybe it was having a dog sleeping next to me that made it all good 🙂

TToT   I’m thankful the dog I am watching is so sweet. Not surprising since her owners are nice people. It’s a plus to take care of a pretty low maintenance, here let me lay across your lap, let’s watch tv together, canine.

TToT  the Wakefield Doctrine. It is a perspective that allows for things to make sense, to correlate, in this clarklike brain o’ mine.

TToT  I’m thankful my friends had a good flight last night and that all is on course for their vacation adventure.

TToT  I’m thankful for the ability to recognize certain feelings of discomfort when normal routine has been dismantled, as opportunity.

TToT  I’m thankful for this day. It awaits me. It awaits you. Are you ready for it?


16 thoughts on “Ten. Things. Of Thankful. Special Edition.

  1. clark September 1, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    As they say, dogs are perfect lifeforms.
    I recall, from an extreme ‘before time’ being home alone ( details and circumstances lost under the countless whispering passes of a Life’s felt eraser ) and, as often happens to imaginative and fear-prone clarks* I heard a noise in the night.
    With an unconscious leap of perspective, I looked to our dog, lying on the kitchen floor.
    I was comforted by the thought that, if she didn’t hear anything, then I could do the same.

    * surely that most unwelcome of pairing


    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 1, 2018 / 1:27 pm

      They are.
      clarks + night + noise + imagination. I know exactly of what you speak lol.
      For sure a confirmation that there is nothing to worry about as most dogs I know or have known, hear everything!
      Funny. While I had never slept in this house, I went to bed without any apprehension about anything. And I am convinced it was thanks to the canine who was lying beside me.


  2. Astrid September 1, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Ah, you’re watching someone else’s dog for now. That’s so wonderful. I am more a cat person than a dog person, but I love both. I’m so glad power was restored quickly enough. That’s good that you had such a restful sleep too.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 1, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Yes. My friends didn’t want to board their “baby” at a kennel and I was happy to oblige 🙂
      While I love dogs, I also have a soft spot for the felines. I had 2 most wonderful cats once upon a time.
      Thank you. On both accounts!


  3. messymimi's meanderings September 1, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    Lovely that you can do the friends a favor and get the fun of having their dog be yours for a bit.

    Was your friend John a Boy Scout, to always be prepared?


    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 1, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      I know! It’s a real treat 🙂
      I don’t know but I think I’ll ask him.
      It was amazingly serendipitous he brought out the lanterns before they left 😀


  4. UP September 2, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    People who don’t like dogs frighten me.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. violaetcetera September 2, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Dogs are indeed something to be thankful for. It surely helps that you speak their language!

    Liked by 1 person

    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 2, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      They are very expressive animals and usually pretty smart. You just have to pay attention 😀


  6. Pat B September 2, 2018 / 11:43 pm

    Being able to speak canine is a wonderful talent, and just downright entertaining.
    Finding out the power went out during the night, but came on again before morning is the best way to have a power outage, provided one doesn’t have to be up during the night with children or up during the night caring for someone who is sick.
    You go, girl, on your #9. To be able to see the possibilities, the opportunities, is a great way to view this life.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 3, 2018 / 10:07 am

      Oh, you said it Pat! Always entertaining 🙂
      No, I figured the timing at least was agreeable. I was ready for bed by then anyway 😀 Thankfully, there was no one needing my attention.
      Thank you! It was tough…but I did it 🙂


  7. Kristi September 4, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    Your house-sitting gig sounds like a mini-vacation–with a dog, to boot! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 5, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      It has been. I haven’t slept this well since…I don’t know when! Riley has been very good but she is quite the bed hog lol


  8. Sageleaf September 9, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I’m thankful for blogs like Girlie on the Edge! Love your writing, love you, and you love canines. Hehe. I also like felines. lol.
    Just wanted to pop over and say hello. Been running around like the Energizer Bunny as of late. But for good things. Hehe. Sending you big hugs and wishes for a great week (even if we’re starting the second week of September). xo


    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 9, 2018 / 10:45 pm

      Thank you Cyndi 🙂 I’m happy you stopped in. A big hello to you! One day we will catch up on all that is going on in your busy life!
      Many hugs back! Have a wonderful week too. And don’t forget to breathe lol


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