Friday, October 28, 2005

The Photo On Karen's Desk

If you go to Karen's room and peep at her writing desk, you will see the photo of a very, very, very special person: ME! Ok, I told a half-truth.... Karen has a very treasured photo of her beloved late Aunt (whom I have sadly never met), but besides her Aunt, the only other photo on her desk is that of me!!

Boy, I was so happy when I learnt that Karen decided to put my photo in such a prominent place! When questioned by Sharon, she told Sharon that the very sight of me fills her with joy and makes all her worries go away!

Anyway, this special photo of mine was taken 2 years back while I was still living in Mummy's house. Sharon cut it into a doggy shape and she gave it to Karen as a birthday card (my first birthday card to Karen!). Karen mounted it on some expensive paper and it is now sitting underneath her table lamp.

So everytime when she gets stressed out with her paperwork, all she needs to do is to take a look at me! Brownie the Brown Monster is an excellent form of therapy! I radiate so much love that even when absent, Karen can feel all my doggie love and affection!

PS: I am sure if Karen ever became a medical doctor, she would pioneer a form of therapy for stressed-out humans and it would be called Brown Monster Therapy! All they need to do is to stare at my photo, look deep into my cute and innocent eyes and I am sure all their worries would melt away! How's that for an instant cure at your desk? No need to jet away to some sun-drenched beach half a world away!

Lots of Brown Love,


Thursday, October 27, 2005

ER Brown Monster Style

I swallowed an entire ear digger last week. You know, the wooden Japanese types that have a spherical shaped doll on top? Yeah, I actually swallowed one of those! I was watching the circus on TV and I was so impressed and fascinated by those amazing acrobats who were swallowing knives and fire like it was nothing! Wow! They looked so amazing! I was wondering how they did it....anyway, I decided to try out with something safer and so I used the ear digger.

I sneaked to a quite corner of the house to try out my stunt. Sharon noticed that something was amiss and when she saw half of the digger in my mouth, she screamed and tried to get it out. But because of her back injury, she could not bend down too low to pry open my mouth. She yelled for Jules to come and by the time he was here, the only thing left was wooden fragments of the round Japanese doll! Hehe! It was quite a scene having them both pry open my mouth and trying to get the bits out....

They told Karen and she was really worried...she came round to see me the next day but, I was in good shape! I even managed to beg Mummy and made her part with her last 2 sticks of chicken satay! Karen says that if I start turning blue or acting weird, she will drive me to the ER (Emergency Room) of the vet's. She has been on stand-by 24/7 since that fateful day. Talking about the vet, I found another old photo of me at the vet. This was my 2nd visit to the vet and it was for a routine check-up. Karen looks so proud of me!
PS: Check out the photo of the ear-digger (or whatever that's left of it...)


Brown Monster's Next Birthday!

Lilypie Baby Ticker

Sharon created this cute birthday cartoon for ME!!! I saw Karen tucking into a rich piece of chocolate cake that day and boy, I can't wait till it's my birthday!! I only get cake once a year, so birthdays are very special to me!! Karen says that too much cake is bad for me, so I'll just have to wait....and yes, it will be a triple celebration because Karen, Danny and me are born on the same day!! Different years, of course!


Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Ride Home

I had woken up very early that morning to prepare myself for the Animal Blessing Day! I said my morning prayers, went for my morning walk (with Jules) and also got a shower (from Jules). Boy, it was such a long and tiring day for me! Check out this photo of me at the backseat of the car! Jules drove, Sharon took this wonderful shot and Karen was my travelling companion. The minute we got home, I closed my eyes and before everyone knew it, I fell asleep! I was so exhausted, I forgot to remove my lovely blue scarf! Thank you to Sharon, Jules and Karen! I really appreciate all of you for all that you had done for me! I promise to give you all of my doggie love!! xxx


Prayer For Animals

Prayer For Animals

God Our Heavenly Father, You created the world to serve humanity's needs and to lead them to You. By our own fault we have lost the beautiful relationship which we once had with all your creation. Help us to see that by restoring our relationship with You we will also restore it with all Your creation. Give us the grace to see all animals as gifts from You and to treat them with respect for they are Your creation. We pray for all animals who are suffering as a result of our neglect. May the order You originally established be once again restored to the whole world through the intercession of the Glorious Virgin Mary, the prayers of St. Francis and the merits of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ Who lives and reigns with You now and forever. Amen.

-Saint Francis of Assisi
(1181- 1226)


Animal Blessing Day (2005)

The Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi falls on 4th Oct every year. For those who are non-Catholics, St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment. I will get to go to church on this very special day once every year to receive my blessings from the priests. They will bless me in the name of St Francis and God and they will pray for me to have a long, healthy and loving life with my owners. That's so wonderful! I really look forward to this big day every year with anxious anticipation. Sharon, Jules and Karen brought me there. There were so many animals this year! And there was also a mini funfair with stalls selling doggie products. We decided not to buy any products for my indulgence as we also wanted to remember the homeless strays and unwanted pets at SPCA. But, I was so excited when I saw a Cesar stall (my favourite food)! Karen went up there as she was hoping to see Chin Ru (the nice lady at Cesar who gave me a prize some time back). But unfortunately, Chin Ru was not there. What a pity! I was looking forward to seeing her and offering her my paw as a sign of friendship! Anyway, the wonderful people at Cesar were giving away a free packet of Cesar, so Karen took one for me as my present!

Anyway, here are some photos that Sharon took of this very special day (Sharon was the photographer this year). There's one of Br. Rowland and Tricks (the church beagle). Tricks got to wear a doggie version of the Franciscan habit; I think he looks stunning! The next one shows Jules carrying me. Actually, Jules was carrying the front part of me and Karen was carrying my backside (but she's hidden from view in this shot)! How embarrassing! I think I've gained to much weight over the past year, Jules cannot carry me alone now without any help! When the priests saw me being carried by two people, they were trying very hard to suppress their laughter! Gee, I guess I must appear to look very comical...the 3rd photo shows Br. Justin (who blessed me) conducting a blessing and the final shot shows more animals getting blessed by Brs. William, Justin and Fr. Clifford.

The lucky animals (like me) had the chance go to church with our loving owners on this very special day to receive our blessings. But, there are many more out there who are not as fortunate as us and many of my friends are out there under the scorching sun and pouring rain with no food to eat. Some of my buddies are also at the SPCA awaiting to be adopted. They were all either lost or abandoned and no one came forward to claim them. If you wish to buy a dog, please consider adopting on of my pals from the SPCA or Action For S'pore Dogs. The fellas at the SPCA aren't that fortunate and for most of them who do not get adopted within a specific period of time, they are put to sleep to resolve them of their heartache, pain and misery. That's really tragic for many of my canine friends out there have so much love and loyalty to offer to the world! All they ask for is an owner who would give them lots of love and a good home! That's not too much to ask for, isn't it? In memory of my departed doggie friends at the SPCA, I wish that they have found the peace, serenity and love that they had been searching for in Doggie Heaven. And for those of my stray buddies, I will continue to pray that they will be able to survive out there in the open; hopefully, not for the rest of their lives as I sincerely wish that they will be able to find good homes too. Happy Belated Feast Day of St Francis to all out there!


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