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A NEW YEARS DAY LIKE ANY OTHER!

Posted on January 1, 2013 by
Tommie
on the road at
Megalong Valley

 

Woof eveyone. Well, it's New Years Day today. I always expect something different but it never really is. Humans make a really big fuss about new things but they always look pretty much like the old things to me.

Like today. Dad and I have driven back to the Megalong Valley for a week or so. Early this morning kookaburras started singing and then other birds joined them. They do it every morning of the year. Then I heard the horses doing that horse sound. Dad calls it "whinnying" or something like that. The sun came up pretty much like every other day and my breakfast tasted the same.

I guess Dad doesn't turn sixty every day. I saw him standing in front of the mirror this morning saying I don't look a day over 40 or something like that. Well I can't agree with that but he certainly doesn't look sixty. Same as I don't look a hundred which I am in dog years. I do feel it sometimes these days with my arthritis. 

 

 

Anyway, if New Years Day is a special day, and it is pretty much like every other day, then isn't every day a special day. Maybe humans should celebrate each day like it's special. Dad will puke when he reads this because he hates things that sound spiritual but sometimes I can't help it. Especially when I have to point things out to humans that are so obvious to a dog.

I hope you watched the slide show of our 2012 travels. It has a lot of beautiful photos of me in it and I know you all love me. I don't know why really. I am just an old dog. 

Woof woof

Tommie xx

PS. Heres our Video of 2012

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Chrissie@YogainRecovery
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'Just an old dog', Tommie? As I gave little Ditto an extra long look and a squeeze this morning for New Year, I thought again about how there is nothing ... but nothing ... in the world as precious as an old dog. Your Dad knows that too, really, he just pretends to be tough ... He puts on a pretty big bash for his birthday though, don't he? Pats and extra long looks to you
Tommie
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Woof Chrissie and Ditto. Yep, Dad still thinks New Years Eve is still about him.
Prince ly
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Gday Im a middle aged Staffy living in the lower blue mountains ! Hope you are enjoying the mountain air in this new year.I was lucky yesterday ...my oldies took me for a walk along the Lapstone tramway path...On a lead of course Gee that sucks Wish i could have been set free but thems the rules in the suburbs and I guess if I got away from Ma and pa (who are at least 5 years older than your significant human )I might put myself in danger with all those cliffs around here not to mention the snakes! Oh well have a great 2013 .Hope I get to go on another adventure soon with the olds!
Ellen Urie
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Woof woof Tommie! I found your blog & you put on a very nice message! I agree with you - Dad doesn't look his age! New Years seems like any other day to me. I'm just amazed that we have gone all the way around the sun again! You don't look like you are 100 either, Tommie! I'm going to keep up with your blogs this year. Hoping you guys have a healthy & happy year ahead! Love!
Tommie
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Woof Ellen - thanks for that. Dad doesn't ACT his age either. Happy New year Tommie x
karen vasquez
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woof tommie! happy new year. you look grand for 100 my dear! even with arthritis. i have it too and so does my dog angus. we take "stuff" for it. i gave my dogs some smoked ham with their dinner tonight hey. it is the new year. tell dad he looks just fine. take good care, see ya, karen
Tommie
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Woof Karen - smoked ham - wow. I'll put that on my wish list. Happy New Year. Tommie xx
Sarah Marsh
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You both look awesome, for having so many great adventures. We love you both an Happy Birthay to you dad. I will check in with you again and againg. XXXOO stay safe.
Sarah Marsh
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You both look great. Oh thatdarn arthritis it just hangs on and on.I would share some of my lobster with you both if you were here . stay safe You still got beautiful legs and a nice face, Tommie woof and so does dad. lol
Tommie
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Woof Sarah - I have never had a lobster. Save me a bit.
Sarah Marsh
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okTommie, What you never tasted Lobster???? omgosh. I saved you some. stay safe always. Love you both. I so look forward to your posts. XXXOOO
Ronna
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Tommie, you're getting to be a philosophical dog. That's a very big word that means you think about things and have some important ideas about them. (That's the best I can explain it.) I like your idea that every day is special. I used to tell my old dog that every day is a gift. He knew that, but I had to remind myself. Woofs and have many happy days this year!
Tommie
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Woof Ronna. yes. I think sometimes when Dad tells me things he is really telling himself. Like when he says "everything will be alright old boy"
chrissie@YogainRecovery
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"Everything will be all right in the end, Tommie ... if it's not all right, then it's not yet the end."  This famous fella called John Lennon said that and my mum says it to me sometimes.  Woof woof ~ Ditto
Honour Leigh
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You're a wise old dog Tommie, and thanks for reminding me that each day is special. It's so easy to get caught up in mundanity and forget that simple truth. Maybe you are in touch with the things that really matter now that you and your dad are carefree swaggies, with all your time your own, and time to reflect on life. Anyways, I hope you and your dad have a wonderful time this year, with every day a new adventure! Watch out for snakes though Tommie; my little cat, Blossom, who was my best friend (just like you are to your dad), was bitten in our back yard and died on 29th December. Every day she was in my life was special.
Volker Reiff
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Hello Tommie Just now i´m a real Swaggy,wooohooo,yeeeah.My english is not really good but i cant wait every day to rush home from work and look whats going on down under with my friends Raymond and Tommie.Yesterday i heared this interview of Raymond and to my surprise i hear him talking about a follower from Germany who waits for his book...yeeeaah,this is me...every day i rush to the mailbox..cant wait to have this book in my own hands!!!!All the best to you Tommie and your Dad,love both of you!!! Must go now..you know,to the mailbox,perhaps....:-) woof woof