Hi, before we get started, we want to give our condolences to Mark on the loss of his sweet girl, Ayla.

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Joanie is posing with two books I just finished reading. Both were really good. The memoir, Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani is about how the author was dying of cancer and had a near death experience. I found what she saw very comforting. And The Dog Lived (and So Will I) by Teresa Rhyne was also inspirational. The author tells or her young dog’s battle with cancer and her battle right after that.

Rosie will be here tomorrow to celebrate school being back in session and share the latest dirt.


    1. He doesn’t have a subscribe button. I just find his link on the blogosphere page. XO

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Ayla. Joanie is adorable in the photo! And the books do sound good, and comforting. XO

  2. Oh nose not Ayla! Wee so furry sorry fore Mistur Mark’ss loss…
    THE 2 bookss you red sure sound inntense Aunty Ellen.
    BellaSita iss reedin a book called “Joshua” bye Mistur Joseph Girzone. Wee think you wuud REELLY enjoy this story……iss a Pair-a-bell fore Modern Timess….
    An it iss furry touchin…..
    Happy Layburr Day Aunty an Unkell an Couzinss!
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an (((hugss))) BellaSita Mum

  3. So sad about Ayla…she sure had a wonderful life with Mr Mark and her furblings. Rest peacefully Ayla; you will always be loved.

    Those are good sounding reads. Cancer is such a devastating diagnosis…as many of us know. It changes one’s *whole* life in so many ways.

  4. Interesting books… a cancer survivor I find the one thing we ALL share is learning the lesson of the power of HOPE and reading other people’s stories reinforces belief in that. Can’t wait to hear what Rosie has to say about what’s happening at home!

    Hugs, Pam

  5. As we all do and understand Mark’s grief, I am saddened by the loss of Ayla. Rosie, I will see you tomorrow.

  6. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh looking forward to hearing if TGO and TM like their teachers…the first day of school my daughter had one worry:” Who would she eat lunch with”. Evidently eating lunch alone was a no no
    Hugs Cecilia

    1. TGO started last Thursday and she likes her teacher and her bff is in her class. TM starts Kindergarten on Wed. XO

  7. So sad when they leave us. I went over and left a comment.

    Reading rocks and so do your kitties.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. xo ♥

  8. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of Ayla, and my condolences to Mark. Joanie is a perfect model and I think she deserves extra treats. ❤️

  9. Chaplin: “We didn’t know Ayla but we are always sad to hear about a furry family member going to the Rainbow Bridge.”
    Charlee: “Yes we are. We send lots of purrs their way!”
    Lulu: “And we dogs send lots of tail wags!”

  10. a veree happee gotcha day two ewe friday, on thiz monday, that we wanted two post, bee for twooz day, cuz we willna be logged in til wednesday, and thurzday will bee kinda late 🐟🍀💙💚

    1. The Great One started last week. She likes her teacher and her bff is in her class. XO

  11. Ellen ~ Condolences to Mark for loss of Ayla ~ they never stay long enough ~ sigh

    Sweet photo of Joanie with her smart readings ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor

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