Mummy has been taking me ALL OVER lately as she is doing some sort of photo thingy on our village. We have been out today and she has taken lots of photos. The sky has been really lovely! I am hoping we go to the beach soon, but don't worry about me, boy the walks! Still! I'll sleep tonight.
Mummy and I have had SOME fun this week, but the weather is really horrible. The other day we went up Church House Lane to the church yard! Can you see the sky getting ready to throw the rain down on us? We JUST got home in time!
Still, things can only get better! Happy Friday Everybody!
Grey skies are gonna clear up, Put on a happy face; Brush off the clouds and cheer up, Put on a happy face. Take off the gloomy mask of tragedy, It's not your style; You'll look so good that you'll be glad Ya' decide to smile! Pick out a pleasant outlook, Stick out that noble chin; Wipe off that "full of doubt" look, Slap on a happy grin! And spread sunshine all over the place, Just put on a happy face! Put on a happy face Put on a happy face And if you're feeling cross and bitterish Don't sit and whine Think of banana split and licorice And you'll feel fine I knew a girl so glooming She'd never laugh or sing She wouldn't listen to me Now she's a mean old thing So spread sunshine all over the place Just put on a happy face So, put on a happy face
Yesterday I was down on the beach for a full hour.................. home for a sleep? Well that's what I was thinking....... instead mummy took me up Handale again, but this time we went beyond the duck pond! All the time mummy was throwing my ball!
No sooner did I fetch it for her, she threw it again!
We were out for a whole hour!
So today a little nap! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Look...my name was first on mummy's birthday card! Daddy had smuggled it under the motorbike seat! Mummy had done all the packing so he had to keep it secret!
We gave daddy the card to give to mummy! Daddy bought her a special badge which she is wearing all of the time! It is debatable which letter represents which act. The less common interpretation assumes that X represents the four lips of a kiss and O the four arms of a hug. For example, the Oxford English Dictionary states that X is "used to represent a kiss, esp. in the subscription to a letter." A more common interpretation assumes X as the crossed arms of a hug and O as the puckered lips of a kiss. Also, the order is normally spoken "Hugs and Kisses" which would correspond to the order that the X's and O's are written. Additionally, there is a more simple interpretation, based on the pronunciation of the letters X (sounds like 'kiss') and O (sounds like 'hold', as in 'I hold you').
The use of XOXO goes back to the use of an X or cross, which was considered as good as a sworn oath in times before most people could write and therefore used the X in the same way a signature is used today — a mark of one's word. An X at the end of a letter or document was often kissed as a seal of honesty, in much the same way one would kiss a Bible or kiss the fingers after making the sign of the Christian cross. Thus the X came to represent a kiss in modern times.
The "X" was also the ancient Paleo Hebrew letter Tav, and was a symbol of the Seal of Hashem (God) and it represented truth, completeness, and perfection.
The origins of the O as a hug are not generally known, although it is speculated that it may represent the arms wrapped around someone being hugged.
Well there you go, we learn something new every day!
In 2003 I was rescued from a nasty man who had decided to try and make some money out of breeding German Shepherds. He wasn't a nice man and kept us in a yard. We had never met any humans in the first 5 months of our lives. Fortunately for us we were resued by the German Shepherd Rescue People who took us back to their big kennels in Newcastle. Mummy and Daddy said Goodbye to Inca, a beautiful German Shepherd who had gone to Doggie Heaven. They came to see me and my sister. My sister had a new home and I went home to a lovely village on the North York Moors. I still have problems, I am very nervous but have made progress so Mummy says.
I go for wals with mummy, the beach is my favourite as I love swimming. My best friend was Max, who sadly died Christmas 2006. Shortly after Elsie, another German Shepherd moved in!
I share my house with Mummy, Daddy, Elsie, Ella the cat and Jo the goose.