I remember spring time, when my tad poles grew into frogs. I remember when birdies built nests in the trees, and rainbows painted in the sky. I remember summer, when butterflys landed on my nose, and magic bubbles swirling around my toes. I remember running with the wind, and spinning in circles, thinking ,,,, that I could fly. And it seemed like yesterday when I tumbled head over tail in the golden leaves as they floated gently to the ground.
Does it seem like only yesterday?
Now the earth is dusted with snowflakes,, I wished on every snowflake as they floated from the sky. Now its time to go make a snow man. Do you want to help me? Nitey nite my friends love tweedles
pss my new jacket came from Barbara @ "If I did not have a sense of humor" Thank you Barbara.
The moon is gowing bigger and bigger in the dark, dark sky. Winter Solstice is coming and also a total eclipse of the moon. One day my friend Stubby told me that he had a “Dream and a Wish”. Stubbys wish was that ALL of his friends could meet together on the moon for a party. Will you come? Say YES! We can all sit on the moon together! We will be dancing with the snow flakes„ We will wish on every little snow flake that lands on our noses! We can snuggle together, shoulder to shoulder. We can count shooting stars! Tonight the man in the moon has invited all of us. Would you like to come? We will paint the stars. We will tune our hearts to the rhythm of Mother Earth's heart beat. My wise friend Emmitt, can teach us all how to tune up our minds and find harmony. We will tell storys. We will have a snow ball fight. Will you come join us? (we will be back for Christmas- I promise) nitey nite love tweedles
I am not taking any chances. If Santa Paws is watching,,, to see who is naughty or nice.... well,,,,, "What's a Tweedles to do", but be good! No naughtiness from me! Nitey nite my friends love tweedles
The shadows of the long fingered pine needles were dancing in the forest. The snow was melting, and droplets were falling like diamonds to the moss covered earth below. The sun was peeking at me from behind the sleeping giants,,,, and so,,,, I peeked back. And then as I gazed into the sky. I saw the forest branches glistening. The sun reached down and wrapped its rays around me like a giant hug. A hush seemed to have overtaken my forest, and so I tip toed very quietly into the solitude. I sat by the creek pondering my many, many thoughts,, , and then suddenly I saw what appeared to be a red button floating in the stream. My bones trembled with curiosity., "What a Tweedles to do" but investigate! I stepped as close to the waters edge as I could without falling in,, and then I saw more red buttons laying in the snow...... across the creek. I remember those buttons from somewhere,,, I just do not know where.,,,
And so I climbed upon a log that stretched its limbs across the swirling stream,,,, I followed the trail of buttons. And then there were little paw tracks in the snow. I followed the buttons. I followed those very familiar buttons. I followed the tracks.. My paws were so dirty and grungy from the snow and mud,,, and they were cold. But I did not care. In a manner of minutes I was surrounded by a thicket of briars and thorns, and a deep dark hollow. The entrance to the hollow was small.
Surely I can squeeze my body inside, I said to myself,,, and so I poked my head into the hole.
Oh my gosh, I whispered softly,,,, I must get out of here quick!
I tried to pull my head out, but I was stuck!
I wiggled, but my feet slipped. I wiggled until I was exhausted. I wiggled until I was flat on my nose! Suddenly, just like magic,,, in a fairy tale story some thing from behind me gave a big PUSH,,, and instantly , I rolled head over tail inside the hollow. I was surrrounded by rabbits,, forest rabbbits. The rabbits were all different colors.
Some had long ears, and some had short ears and they all had long whiskers. .
The rabbits were sitting in a circle around a crackling camp fire. The rabbits were munching on long stemmed carrots. I looked to my left and standing beside me was Niblet, my mysterious bunny friend who always borrowed carrots from my garden. "This is where I live " Niblet said. "This is my family." Strands of yarn and strings of buttons draped from the withered tree branches in the hollow. I stood up to shake the dried leaves from my tail. And then I saw it,,,, a tattered and torn blue jacket was stretched from branch to branch like an umbrella. My mind zoomed backwards, as I remembered this was MY old blue jacket.
This was my old blue jacket that had gotten stuck on the barbed wire fence in September. I had tugged and pulled on the jacket, but it would not come down, and so I had decided to leave the jacket hanging on the fence. Surely,,,, it would scare the crows, I thought to myself. Strands of golden yarn were carefully placed over every little tear.
The rabbits were patching the torn and tattered blue jacket with love. As I sat huddled with my new friends,, Niblet brought me a bowl of hot carrot- cider. The cider warmed my cold bones. I looked up, as Nibblett snuggled beside me. Niblets whiskers began to twitch,, and then he began to speak. "Tweedles, is your heart asking you why you followed the trail of red buttons to our den? I nodded my head and whispered "Yes, please tell me". And so Niblet told me that "one day, Granny rabbit had made a wish on the brightest star in the sky. Grannys wish, was that her family of rabbits would have a new comforter for the log bed that all of the rabbits slept in. Each day as I pased by your garden, I thought of you Tweedles.
And then I thought of wishes made on stars.
I saw your blue jacket become tattered and torn. And so one day,, I remembered that special day when my Granny, wished upon a star. I brought the jacket home and now all the rabbits have been sewing and mending. We had dreams for the tattered and torn blue jacket. All the holes are filled with yarn. We stuffed the jacket with wish flowers blossoms. Tonight we place the blue jacket comforter on our bed. We wanted to thank you Tweedles for this blue jacket, but we did not know how.
We wanted you to be a part of this. We all agreed that you must see it with "your eyes." My eyes filled with joyful tears. I blinked and then I hugged the rabbits. Carefully one by one, all the rabbits paws took a corner of blue jacket comforter. Like playing follow the leader, all the rabbits walked over to the log bed and gently lowered the comforter onto the bed. It was then that Granny rabbit handed each rabbit a red button. And then Granny handed me a button and a pine needle ,threaded with golden yarn,,,,,, as Granny stitched the first red button onto the comforter,, I watched. I was next in line." I have never done this before",, I whispered to Granny. My paws trembled as the golden yarn dangled from my paws. Then gentle as a butterfly, Grannys giant paw took my paw, and together we stitched the red button onto the....... no longer tattered jacket,,, my heart beat with joy! I will never forget,,, the happy rabbits faces. I will never forget this day. As I was ready to leave, Niblet took my paw and led me to a door...
As I opened the door,, A door I did not know was there.,,,
I gasped at the beauty...
there before my eyes was the lengthening shadows as they stretched across the forest. I followed the path way home,,, thinking,,, and remembering my friends at Golden Pines, who said the words,,,"The path to a friends home is never long"
Tonight I will wish on stars. Nitey nite my friends love tweedles
We are all very sad. We are sad because yesterday our dear friend Betty, went to the Rainbow Bridge. So many tears are falling. So many hearts are broken. We don't know what to do. It's just a sad day.
One thing that we can do,,,, We can stretch our paws in a big circle around Bettys family and show them love. And for each other, we can wipe the tears from each others faces. We miss you Betty, ,,,,, your in our hearts forever and ever. love tweedles
Come and sit beside me. The time is here when the world sits shoulder to shouder as ONE, to participate in this huge event sponsored by Jake, Fergie and their mom.
A hush is drifting across the planet as we remember our special friends who are not with us anymore. We will never forget you, as we cannot forget the paws you left on our hearts. We ask for miracles for all those who are hurting and who have bad sickness. We encircle our paws around you. We so remember you. We think about the familys with quivering hearts as they worry about their fur babies. We ask for a calmness to comfort their souls. We remember the shivering little feathered friends with broken wings. And we remember all the furries , those that meow and woof and wooo and bark, and chirp, those who are lost and loney, and afraid, we remember all of you. We remember all the sea creaures of the sea and air.
I ask the maker of the sky to remember all those that I forgot. The time is now,,,, lets take a moment,,,,,, I light a candle for all of you.,,,,,,,,,join paws with me. This one is for you. love tweedles
Today my heart feels thankful. I have many reasons why my heart feels this way. Mother Earth has reached out her arms to me, I feel touched by clouds in the painted skys, the tricking streams, the roaring oceans the glorious moon the twinking stars and the land that my paws walk on and EVERYTHING that I see.
I am thankful for all the plants. I am thankful for all the heart beats, that shares this world with me. I am very thankful.
Sometimes in the big universe , one heart will connect to another. Souls can connect deeper, than the deepest ocean. If we listen, we can feel the rhythm of other hearts as they share our thankfulness.
I have a special Earth Friend. His name is Stubby ( Life of Stubby,) and he is 13 years wise. Do you know that when his little paws walk so gently on the earth, no one knows that he has even been there? Stubby has taught me to walk softly and gently. Whenever I walk through my forest, I hear the heart beat of the trees. I know that I am not the only one who has listened to the rhythm.. Stubby told me that he hears it too. Do you hear it?
Stubby is teaching me lessons about life. He has taught me that we never know the impact, that we are making in our world. Everything is connected to each other in one way or another. We are all part of the Earth- you and me- all of us. Yes, even the plants. Forever and ever. We are all part of the Earth.
One day, Stubby sent a message to his friends. Stubby said that "There is a time for everything." Stubby and his family, needed to slow down, and they needed to enjoy each and every moment. They needed to take a little rest, so that they could enjoy those "special moment things." I did not understand. And so with sadness and joy-(both at the same time,) my friends and I said goodbye- Just good-bye for now.
A few days later, I received a box in my mailbox. It was from Stubby. The box was a gift, and it was a little poster which had many words. The words had touched Stubbys heart, and he knew the words would touch my heart too. As you read the words below , maybe you will feel the words. The gift that Stubby sent to me is is called "Greetings and Thanks". Not only are the words special... but Stubby also taught me that- YES, there is a time for everything. Thank you my Stubby, my Special Earth Friend.
"GREETINGS AND THANKS, " "A daily Thanksgiving inspired bythe Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee"
Greetings and Thanks to each other as people To The Earth mother of all greetings & thanks To all the waters waterfalls & rain RIVERS & OCEANS greeting & thanks To all the FISH LIFE GREETINGS & THANKS the grains and greens BEANS & BERRIES as one we send thanks to FOOD PLANTS MEDICINE HERBS of the world and their keepers GREETINGS & THANKS TO ALL ANIMALS & thier teachings greetings & thanks THE TREES for shelter & shade fruit & beauty greetings & thanks TO ALL BIRDS large and small joyful greetings & thanks
And from the four directions THE FOUR WINDS thank you for purifying the air we breathe and giving us strength GREETINGS THE THUNDERERS our grandfathers in the sky We hear your voices GREETINGS & THANKS and now THE SUN for the light of a new day and all the fires of life GREETINGS & THANKS to our oldest grandmother THE MOON leader of women all over the world AND THE STARS for their mystery beauty and guidance GREETINGS & THANKS TO OUR TEACHERS from all times reminding us of how to live in harmony GREETINGS AND THANKS AND FOR ALL the gifts of creation for all the love around us GREETINGS AND THANKS And for that which is forgotten WE REMEMBER
WE END OUR WORDS NOW OUR MINDS ARE ONE A daily Thanksgiving inspired bythe Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee
Today I want to honor 3 girls who are my Sunflower Club Sisters. I give this tribute to Lily Jayne , Mimi Roo, and Gracie Lynn of the The Slimmer Pugs . One day, these girls came to say hello to me. They asked to be friends. Of course I said yes. To this very day, my friends have never left my side. But these girls are not just friends to me. They have other friends. They welcome more friends. They welcome you. The world needs more friends and more love. Don't you think?
Lily Jayne, Mimi Roo and Gracie Lynn, live with two brothers. They are the cutest brothers,( George and Toby Man Moses) I don't have a brother. But I know what cute looks like.
This special family answered a very important call, when help was needed by Shelby. My friends donated some of their very special treasures to help with all the vet bills of this poor, beaten and abonded Shelby. My friends always let us know when the Power of The Paw is needed for our furry friends. These friends let us know when Large Marge from the Smushy faces needed support too.
I love to see how much we grow from babies At first we are tiny. Then we grow. This is Lily Jayne, as a baby . She is kissing her mama. . This is the adorable Lily Jayne today. Look how much she has grown.
This is little Mimi Roo. Yes, the size of a peanut.
And then the peanut Mimi Roo grew up. Isn't she beautiful?
This is Gracie Lynn as a baby. She looks so innocent. This is Gracie Lynn, all grown up. How beautiful she is.
To you Gracie Lynn, Mimi Roo and Lily Jayne. I give you my tribute.
It's a beautiful autumn day. The sky is blue and the air is crisp. It's a good day to visit the pumpkin patch. So many shades of orange. So many shapes and sizes. How do I find the Great Pumpkin? How do I choose? How can I choose just one? I wonder where pumpkins come from. Do you wonder too? I hear someone calling my name. I wonder,,,, who can it be? This pumpkin is talking.... its telling a story,,,, listen,,,,,,
Once upon a time ,,, There was a golden pumpkin seed. The little seed lived in a pumpkin patch with other little seeds.
In the spring time,,, big rain drops spashed on the soil, and the little seeds snuggled closer and closer together. The little seeds sleeped and sleeped until The sun rays came and tickled their toes. The little pumpkin seed,,,,, stretched.
One sunny day, the little pumpkin seed peeked its head out of the soil, and decided it was a good day to reach for the sky. The days got warmer and warmer.. and the little seed reached higher and higher. First there was one leaf, and then there were two.
And suddenly before your eyes,,,, baby pumpkins, were everywhere. Now this is how,,,,,,, I came to be, I choose you...... Do you choose me? The End
This is the story that my pumpkin told to me. This is the pumpkin that chose me! Now I know the answer to my question,,,, and how the pumpkin came to be. Nitey nite my friends love tweedles
If you listen very quietly, you will hear silence,,,
the silence is the rhythm of the forest's heart beating.
The leaves are twirling and soaring in the wind
and then they dance and swirl,,,
then they gently- touch the ground,
they close their eyes to sleep- like you and me.
I am listening to the rhythm,
I am feeling the heart beat of my forest,
as she goes to sleep.
I think the moon has a heart beat too,
as she watches, you and me sleep.
From high up in the sky,,,
Can you hear her heart beat?
Do you hear the hearts beating in the forest?
Nitey nite my friends
My inspiration for "listening to the hearts" came from my friend The Blog of Manon Doyle who always listens to her heart. She sent me a beautiful heart that her magic paint brush painted,,when it touched the canvas. Her heart touched mine,,,, and woke my heart up to find words that were sleeping. Thank you Manon
Manons words "I think the hearts give me this warm and giving feeling. I am all about the hearts I feel like I'm a girl that tries to speak from her heart and painting them does make me feel calm and happy."
And my beautiful sweater was sent to me from Midge and Ames Soto Blossom in England. I love it so! Thank you Soggibottom
It's time my friends,,, for us to all join paws,,, and stand together. October 2, 2010 is LIVESTRONG DAY.
Can you IMAGINE, if we never had to hear the word cancer again? We would not have to stop in our tracks, and be sad. Cancer has made me sad,, when it takes my friends away. It has taken kittys and doggys away from their mommys and daddys. Cancer has touched my moms lives too,,, and it has made them very sad. Cancer touches everyone,,, sometime.
Can you IMAGINE, if cancer was gone!
It's not a dream, and that is why October 2 is LIVESTRONG DAY. We are not giving in to cancer EVER... we will fight it! You and me,,,, we can do this! There will be a cure, soon. I know it. If you are one who has cancer.... I will stand beside you,,,,we must LIVESTRONG. I will never give up the fight!! So take my paw! love tweedles
Hi! I used to be three, but now I am six years old! I am a happy puggy.
I live in the forest, and I talk to the trees.
My wish for all the other little animals in the world- is that they have a "forever home", just like me.
I love being loved- and I wish it for you!