On the wings of love

Love is all around us …

(Yep, now you’re singing the tune from Love Actually aren’t you … if you’re not still singing On the Wings of Love that is? Don’t deny it!)

I’m going to start this loved-up post by sharing a little thing Bubba and I are doing right now. At night when she has her pre-bed bottle (some nights I sit with her cradled in my arms, other nights I lay beside her with my legs tucked up and her little legs over the top of mine) I just love to breathe her in. I’ve always loved the smell of her beautiful soft bubba skin. At night, after her bath, in her pyjamas and ready for bed, there’s nothing like it.

She smells like heaven.

One night a couple of weeks ago, I breathed in really deeply. Two short sharp breaths in, then a sigh. Bubba thought this was the funniest thing ever, giggled (spraying us in milk as she did!), mimicked me then stayed statue still and waited for me to do it again. So now it’s a nightly ritual.

When she’s almost done with her bottle, I snuggle even closer and take a couple of short breaths in, then sigh. She copies me. It’s super cute.

Okay, as promised in yesterday’s post, I’d like to thank the Misty Shores Chesapeakes crew – Cheyene, Maia, Riva, The Boys, their Mom (and Titan) for awarding us a The HUG Award© (Hope Unites Globally) award [http://mistyshoreschesapeakes.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/one-last-award/]. They are such beautiful looking dogs, and accomplished too! We love reading their stories and seeing their gorgeous photos and love that they think our blog is deserving of this award.

For all of the awards out there in the blogisphere, I really love what this one stands for. You can read about it here http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/.

The HUG award is given to people who ‘use their available resources … to make the world a better place to live‘ for people who have ‘hope or an expectant desire that the work or talents they use in things such as blogging … will make a positive impact on the world‘.

I feel honoured and humbled that my blog speaks to others in that way. It’s what I’d hoped for all along, and it’s what keeps me writing each day.

 My first HUG for today goes to a gorgeous girlfriend from my school days, who posted her first blog yesterday. She’s going back to fashion school (at 42 and as a wife and mum of 4!), keeping hope alive that you can follow your dreams at every age and stage of life. A big hug to you lovely! http://42yearoldfashionstudent.wordpress.com/

I feel so privileged to share the lives of each and every one of these bloggers (and their families, both 2- and 4-legged), their lives, loves, hopes, dreams, happiness, sadness and day-to-day fun. I hope you will stop by their blogs if you don’t already. You just never know who you may come to think of as your friends – even if they live on the other side of the world! So, in no particular order, here are my favourite HUG-worthy blogs (heavily mumma/dog themed as you would expect):

http://bassasblog.wordpress.com/ (congratulations Tall Person on also receiving this award – and from your Bassa too!)

Give someone a hug today!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. rumpydog says:

    Thanks for mentioning me. Aren’t night time rituals wonderful? I still remember my grandmother telling us bedtime stories when we spent the night with her as kids.

  2. dogdaz says:

    Thanks for giving us a HUG. That was so nice of you. – DogDaz

  3. Bongo says:

    Thanks for honoring me with a HUG. You’ve included me with lots of other worthy dogs – and people. Enjoyed your night time rituals. They seem so full of love.

  4. Bassas Blog says:

    I can’t think of a better recipient of the HUG award than you. Your blog is one big hug – full of love and tenderness! The stories and observations you share about your relationship with Poppy Grace are wonderful. Congratulations on the award and thank you for thinking of Bassa’s Blog and the tall person. Love from your Bassa xx

  5. jup555 says:

    We all have something in common – a real need to share an important message. I share and feel the love. Thanks you gorgeous, gorgeous girl. x

  6. Connie Wayne says:

    Congratulations on your acceptance of the HUG Award. Thanks for notifying me of others you have already notified. Blessings, Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today, http://ahopefortoday.com.

  7. You are most deserving as are your pics. I really like what this award stands for too!

  8. I’ve just seen this! Thank you so much! And a huge Dane hug for you!

    You definetely deserve this award! Your blog has made me laugh and cry… Sometimes it even seems like your bubba is my own when I’m reading some of your posts…

    Big smoochie!!!


  9. Hi sweetie!

    I had to give you back a Hug Award… You deserve many HUGs! 🙂

    You can read all about it here:


    Big smoochie my friend!


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