No Regrets!

No Regrets!

You know, I have always been a lighthearted dog and I don’t intend to change. But, it leads me to touch on a not so lighthearted subject today.    I hope as you go through this life on earth, you can venture on without any regrets. Every single day, I hope you express your love and appreciation to family and friends.   I can rest so peacefully because I feel I have accomplished both of the above.  Of course, not to sound…

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Just a lovely summer day……

Just a lovely summer day……

Today, is an absolutely perfect summer day! It is warm, yet not hot and it is breezy, but not so much that it blows us over on our walks. I am still not sure what I am going to write about this week in my blog because I think on these beautiful days, one should not think too much! I believe that during these months of quarantine for humans, they are finally starting to grasp the concept of the art…

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Harmony, My Sister

Harmony, My Sister

Today, I am writing about my sister, Harmony. Eventually, Harmony will take over my blog, but for now, I will just write about her. She can play outside for 15 minutes or more and then, after a one minute rest, she looks at us as if we never played with her yet? She is like the “energizer poodle” if there ever was one! I try to keep up with her in the backyard. Oh how she wants to play, and…

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Passion: July 18, 2020

Passion: July 18, 2020

I wonder if any of you even read my TBT (Throw Back Thursday) blog a few days ago? If you read it, do you think my writing has improved in the past ten years? When I asked Nancy, she compared it to listening to her own saxophone performing ten years ago. Please, let me explain! Nancy said that the more she practices saxophone, the more she feels she needs to practice. In other words, perfection can never be reached! Now,…

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TBT: from March 2010

TBT: from March 2010

Minnesota Twins: Outdoors Without Dogs? (Louie is going to publish some blogs he wrote back in the early days when he sent them out via e-mail or iWeb. Here is the one of many to follow – unedited.) This just isn’t right! Now, you know that I am a rather lighthearted dog all the time, moving with the flow, but I just have to vent today. I would think now that the Minnesota Twin’s baseball team has an outdoor stadium…

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

I wake up each day, eagerly anticipating the discovery of yet another new bird visiting our yard. I don’t know about you, but have you been noticing the birds more this year too? Just the other day, we were all sitting on the couch (no big surprise, I know) when all of sudden Nancy gasped with excitement and squealed, “oh my, what is that bird – it is so pretty!” So, we sent a photo to our neighbors because they…

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Recipes For Humans!

Recipes For Humans!

Today’s topic of food is one that I have rarely discussed in my blogs. While food is indeed a necessity, us dogs certainly do not dwell on it like you humans do. We simply eat what is put in front of us and don’t usually think about it.  So that should throw out any notion you may have that us standard poodles are finicky eaters! You know that saying: “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” Well, both…

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Attitude Adjustment

Attitude Adjustment

Have you ever been dragged along to somewhere only to discover a brand new adventure? Well, that is exactly what happened to me yesterday. Nancy said I had had enough of sitting around and that I needed some stimulations. I reminded her that I have enough that arouses my interests right in my own home and backyard. But, no, she would not listen. So, I grudgingly made my way to the car. As we drove, I recalled how much I…

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Introducing Brie!

Introducing Brie!

My friend, that hosts LightheartedLouieBlog.com just got an adorable dog! I am wondering if I can take some credit for inspiring him to finally get a dog? After all, people see how much I appreciate my human family, not to mention all the love and joy I provide for them. I was unable to go meet Brie the other night in person, but I am living vicariously through Nancy and Greg’s first encounters with their new french bull dog friend….

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Trust and Excitement

Trust and Excitement

The other day, I had a wonderful blog in my head about TRUST. Now however, I find myself trying to trust my faltering memory. This happens far too often lately. Then, Nancy reminds me that she is right next to my side helping me. I need to act on TRUST instead of writing about TRUST! You see, I can’t do steps very well anymore. There are times that I attempt steps on my own to only fall flat on my…

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The Simple Things!

The Simple Things!

As you already know, I write my blog to simply add a bit of sunshine into your world. Today, my topic is a bit odd, but here it goes. I think sometimes humans have to venture out of their comfort zone to discover that they remained in their comfort zone for a reason. Yup, to make a full circle back to their original dreams and goals. That is not to say that some may divert from their comfort zone only…

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One Day at a Time!

One Day at a Time!

My job as Lighthearted Louie is to remain positive for both my owners/family and my readers. If you think this is difficult to accomplish as a dog writing for you humans, that is definitely an understatement. As dogs, we simply try to be present for humans. We are so appreciative that you feed and walk us, but our joy is to see our owners happy. After all, we are wired to just love life and that, is exactly what I…

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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Don’t you just love rainy days? This time, all of us at our home anticipated a rainy weekend. I motivated everyone to finish their outside chores so we could enjoy some snuggle time. Right now, we are watching the replay of a 1991 Baseball World Series game. You may remember that I am a huge Minnesota Twin’s Baseball fan, right?! I wonder what all of my fans (I think I have a few fans?) are doing this rainy Memorial Day…

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Hope Happens! May 21, 2020

Hope Happens! May 21, 2020

Sometimes, even us dogs find hope in odd places. It was quite a normal Tuesday when I got all excited that it was time to mow the backyard. Around here, that means we can stay outside for at least an hour, and that is not counting our several walks. I observed from the deck outlined with flowers. With each breath, I inhaled the different senses of flowers and I listened to the bird songs (even though accompanied by some loud…

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Kindness 101, May 16, 2020

Kindness 101, May 16, 2020

Finally, we watched a movie that seemed quite applicable to training anyone on this earth. Let’s just say that they compared training a puppy to training a human. I know, I could barely believe my floppy ears when I began to watch this movie! Every time the puppy did something right, it got a treat – sounds all good, right?! Every time the human greeted the puppy, they were excited to see them, ah, duh! But, the part I loved…

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Spring in Progress!

Spring in Progress!

I almost forgot why we did not have all of these beautiful flowers last year, until I watched all the preparation and planting the past few days. I was so excited to see the dolly come out of storage because I thought I was going to get a ride on it? But, I soon learned it’s mission was to move all the clay pots. (It is still in the backyard, so I am not losing hope on my dolly ride,…

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May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

If there is ever one thing us dogs don’t do very often, it is to become perplexed. I just don’t understand why my sudden display of energy would cause Nancy to get all emotional? We were outside and I started playing with Harmony, simply forgetting how old I really feel lately, when Nancy became all teary eyed?! I was like, what is up with her now? Shouldn’t she be happy that I am happy? Apparently not, and she was so…

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Our Visitor, Sadie

Our Visitor, Sadie

During this time of quarantine at home, even us dogs need a break from our usual routine! That is exactly what I got on Sunday when we welcomed our friend Sadie, back for a short visit. Perhaps you recall that I am always chaperoning Harmony so with Sadie visiting, I could relinquish my duties for a few hours. Harmony wore out everyone while she played the game I taught her – fetch the ball! It was a satisfying day to…

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May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Truly, it is spring and for this reason, I can get my leap of joy back into my prance for so many reasons! First of all, this means that Nancy will be mowing the lawn and she allows us to stay outside for the duration. I just love the smell of freshly mowed lawn, don’t you? Secondly, I get to watch the progression of the iris and tulips blooming on the side of our house. Each day, after our walk,…

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April 25, 2020

April 25, 2020

If you have read my blog for long, you are aware that I am an old dog now.  Perhaps for this reason, I feel a need to write my blog more often at times. I have always dissolved any hint of worry on my blog because I happen to know that you humans tend to be consumed with such  ineffective coping. I would never know about the  coronavirus world crisis right now if I was not forced to watch the news….

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