Monday, 20 August 2012

Love and Hate

Hate is such a strong potent negative word isn't it? So here is a competition to channel all that rage! LOL!

"All you need to do is tell... in exactly 140 characters (including spaces and punctuation) why you hate TWITTER. Entries in the body of an email... to danny@wordswithjam.co.uk." From Words With Jam magazine (Aug.2012 edition)

Closing date 5th of September. Erm.. you win mugs! LOL!

Now love is a beautiful thing! Unconditional love even more precious and of course y'all seen the pic of John Unger cradling his 19 year old dog Schoep in Lake Superior. Schoep suffers from painful arthritis and the water's warmth helps.

Every time I stare at this shot, my emotions bubble over and I am overwhelmed with memories of my angels at the Bridge and the trauma and profound love we went through in our last months together.

Charlie says: I sleep in this heat.


Pic taken yesterday evening.

Have a great week! I shall be off line for most of this week but I shall catch up with all of you asap!

74 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We all have those special pets who have crossed the bridge.

Brian said...

I don't hate twitter, but I do love that Charlie pic! We'll be missing you!

Adam said...

I don't need 140 words to tell everyone how I dislike twitter. Never got into that site

Oui Oui said...

As they say, the opposite of love isn't hate, its indifference. I say, ignore Twitter and maybe it will go away. Have a great week! Purrs!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Charlie looks so peaceful that I envy him. He says, "Hey, I envy you your teeth!" :-)

I read twitters where folks every message is "Buy My Stuff!" Or I read others tell me what they are having to eat.

Sigh. I wish them well. Ah, actually I wish them a life! Have a good time offline. Roland

Soggibottom said...

Charlie, you sleep well my little mate.. luvs X

As for how many words.... ? and what.. ?
Bits :-0) :-) ONE DAY :-)

Lovely, lovely post.. ah, sorry.. as some of my friends tell me... lovely isn't a word they know.. so I will say.. GREAT POST CHARLIE'S MUM... X X X As my English teacher used to tell me never use the word nice :-) In this post lovely, and kind and brilliant came to mind... I never use the word nice.. hum... how many words ?
:-) X X X
Sleep well Charlie x x x

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Hi Charlie and his Mummy,
Charlie you look good. I think you are right. I hate having to sleep somewhere very very cold, and I love to sleep.
Sally Ann and Andy

Mark said...

Love and hate are the strongest emotions in the spectrum if you ask me. Love is basically anti-hate and hate is anti-love. I would rather be loved than hated though.

Nerissa said...

But what if I don't hate twitter? Some of my best friends are there... purrs

Janet Johnson said...

Hope you have a great week! Sometimes being offline is the best thing. And what a hilarious contest. :D

Janet Johnson said...

Blogger ate my comment! Hope you have a great week. Sometimes it's nice to be offline. :)

And hilarious contest! :D LOVE that the prize is a mug.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Charlie....you blend right in there! Almost missed ya! BOL

Theresa Milstein said...

Poor Charlie is such a puffball, so the heat is extra hard on him, I'm sure!

I don't know if I could get worked up enough about Twitter to win, but I'd love to have a look at the entries!

Have a wonderful off-line week, whatever you're doing.

Hilary said...

charlie... I wish I could kiss that belly... have a good snooze...

Ginger Jasper said...

Sounds interesting. Love the picture of Charlie all curled up. Best thing to do in the muggy heat.. Hugs GJ xx

Helena said...

What a sweet photo of the "dad" and his dog, and what a loving dad he is! I'll be forwarding it to lots of people.

Charlie looks good too. Have a great time off.

Pasha said...

Where can we get that John Unger, along with his pooch?

Charlie, you look positively delicious!!!

Teresa Ashby said...

I can't look at that picture without crying. Such love there. And the memories it evokes. They just aren't here with us for long enough.

Indy sleeps the heat away too - I think that is a very wise thing to do.
Take care xx

Patsy said...

I think Charlie is right to sleep in this heat - pretty much what I feel like doing (except I have to go to work and they expect me to stay awake)

The Chair Speaks said...

Charlie, you blend in with the sheets; we almost can't see you! Purrs!

MorningAJ said...

But I don't hate Twitter. Am I supposed to?

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Sleep and dream of tunas, Mister Charlie!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty and Charlie .. enjoy the extra sleeps or short vacation .. and hope the weather stays warm and lovely .. see you soon - Hilary

Fuzzy Tales said...

I don't do Twitter, but I think that's a brilliant competition. :-)

I also don't do FB, so hadn't seen that photo. Now that definitely is unconditional love and beautiful beyond words.

It's odd, isn't it, how most "love" between humans comes with conditions, but love for a non-human companion truly is unconditional.

That photo probably will be the very best thing of my day; thank you.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Awh such a wonderful photo of the dog and his loving owner.

Charlie is such a sweetie! My Tarragon would agree with his decision wholeheartedly, though Borage likes to play in the cool shadow of the trees.

Have a great week away from Blogland.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a wonderful picture - if only every animal had the same love.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

KarenMcG said...

Oh, Charlie. You look so comfy in that bed.

Old Kitty, thanks for mentioning the photo of John Unger and his dog, Schoep. Now that's a love story.

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a fun contest! :)

That dog story reminds me just how many great people there are in this world. Have a good week! :)

Talli Roland said...

I'm with Charlie - the heat is a bit too much for me and I've become very soporific.

And oh, that photo of the dog in the lake makes me tear up.

The Teacher's Pets said...

I don't use Twitter very much but when I do I really don't see the point as it takes up too much time that I could be using elsewhere!
I have seen the photo of the dog as he is cradled by his owner and I think it is a picture of true love.
I can certainly understand why you would be so overwhelmed with tears as you photographed Charlie and I'm sure he feels the same way about you!

Summer Ross said...

Thanks for the link to the contest. Sounds fun. Sleep well Charlie!

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! Fun contest. I hate twitter...

And I love that dog shot, but DO have a correction... Lake Superior is bloody COLD!!! It's huge and clear north... Now it is warmer this year than MOST... because we had a comparatively mild winter. But warmer is relative...

Jamie Burch said...

That contest sounds like fun! I haven't seen that pic yet, but will have to check it out. Is it going to make me cry?

Hope you and Charlie have a lovely week! Take care...:)

Carol Kilgore said...

I have seen that photo of the man and his dog. It makes me tear up. Our pets are our family. And just as dear whether human, canine, feline, or other.

joanne fox said...

I've seen that photo on Facebook. Lovely isn't it.

I hate Twitter so much that I can't even summon the energy to play the 140 characters game. (And it's also very hot here!)

cleemckenzie said...

Thanks for the hate channeling opportunity. I'll get on that after I take a nap. Charlie gave me the idea that the best way to get through tough times is to stretch out and snooze. Thanks, Charlie.

Lydia Kang said...

Have a good week! I saw that article on Unger. So sweet!

Stephen Tremp said...

Charlie has the right idea. Taking naps is a great way to beat the heat.

Clarissa Draper said...

How truly wonderful to see an owner take such good care of their dog. I see such mistreatment of animals in Mexico.

Tamago said...

That sounds like fun competition :-)
Yes love is very beautiful thing! I feel unconditional love for my two kitties and other kitties who are at the Brigde now. They are so innocent and pure and so deserve love!

Repositório said...

Have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meowmeowmans said...

How amusingly ironic that the "why I hate Twitter" contest is bound by the 140-character rule of Twitter. Fun!

We saw that picture of John Unger and Schoep, too. Beautiful.

Hope you're both well. Have a great snooze, Charlie! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's good to see Charlie resting so contentedly!

My friend lost her faithful dog last week to illness and has been so sad. It is so hard to lose a pet. Our pets are our family and we love them as surely as we do a person.

I am not a Twitter lover, but I do use it when necessary!

Katie Isabella said...

I saw that loving picture and it made me recall my babies who have gone on to the Bridge as well. The love and agony of hope and wishing that they would just please be healed and the sweet ness of the ties when they did feel better. They are family and that wonderful photo showed it so well what beloved pets mean to us.

xxoo

ABBY said...

But we LOVE twitter.
Just recently got into Pin interest too. Learning about that one.
But twitter is great.

Charlie is fabulous. How is he feeling?

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

klahanie said...

Hi Old Kitty,
Um, follow me on "Twitter"? No, oops...:)
And the unconditional, non judgemental love that is bestowed upon us by our animal friends are lessons humans could learn from.
See ya, eh
x

William Kendall said...

That picture turned up here in the last few days in the papers. It's beautiful.

Charlie thinks that 140 character limits can't express a purr properly.

mshatch said...

What a lovely picture. That dog is very fortunate!

And Charlie looks mahvelous and cool all stretched out. I suspect he's a lucky fellow, too ;)

Eileen said...

Two very beautiful pictures! I think loving our pets is so easy because they love us so unconditionally.

I don't know enough about Twitter to say I hate it, but I do have a question. What does one call someone who tweets on Twitter, a twit or a twitterer? I think that alone is enough to keep me from bothering with it!

Gail Crane said...

I don't really hate Twitter - I just don't understand it. It feels a bit like walking into a loud and crowded party when you don't know anyone and you've got your ear-plugs in.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Mommy doesn't Tweet coz she says she just can't think of what to say every couple of hours. :)
We love that picture of Charlie. He looks so at ease and happy.

Cheri said...

It was a lovely shot of John and his dog - very emotional. Give Charlie a big hug from all of us!!! (And you too)

Maria McKenzie said...

I missed the story on John Unger. I'll have to look it up--I'm sure it'll make me cry! Have a wonderful week!

DWei said...

Yeah... I think I'm going to need more than 140 words to describe why I dislike Twitter.

Charmaine Clancy said...

I don't hate twitter, butvI don't spend a lot of time there. I do love Charlie though - he always looks so affectionate.

Medeia Sharif said...

I became teary-eyed looking at that shot. Thanks for the link to it.

Charlie looks comfortable. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I had heard of the picture of Schoep and his owner, but I didn't see it. What a wonderful image!

And great picture of Charlie, too, of course. :)

TK and Squashies said...

I really can't think of anything about Twitter that would evoke the word "hate".
I agree about that pic, pretty powerful!
Sweet dreams, sweet Charlie!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Oh, that photo of Shep is so sweet! Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful week!

Au and Target said...

We popped in to ask about Charlie. Will go and see you on Facebook.

Au deals with Twitter; I'm no good at it.

Lynda R Young said...

Charlie is so gorgeous. I think I've said that before, but he truly is.

And that photo of Schoep really does tug at the tears.

LTM said...

Look at Charlie being so relaxed and cuddly! Can you believe my kitty Flower was actually SNORING yesterday??? LOL!

Ahh, Twitter. I don't exactly HATE it so much as I just don't get it. Whatever.

Hope you're doing fabulous, dahling~ <3

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm not sure I can think of reasons to not love Twitter!

Love to you and the gorgeous Charlie.

Romance Book Haven said...

Oh! I love Twitter for its short, witty inputs!

Love to cute Charlie!

Nas

Katie and Glogirly said...

I love Oui Oui's comment. So very true.

And there is nothing indifferent at all about that amazing Charlie photo. It helps us remember every pet and every family member we've had to say goodbye to.

xo, Katie & Glogirly

Jackee said...

Twitter scares me. But 140 words is great practice at "use less words" as we are taught. :o) I'm so happy to have a moment to comment on your blog. I've missed you! Have a great week, Jenn.

Deborah said...

Hey Mr. Old Kitty!! How have you been! Thanks for dropping in on your old friend! I see you still have a cazillion replies..I get the biggest kick on that! Anyhow, hate is a horrible word and in my home we have to say "dislike immensely"!! Have a great day and I'm glad you are all fine :)
xxoo
Deborah
PS I don't understand twitter, but I do follow a couple of ABC news casters...wierd but true

Ann Best said...

LOVE. So powerful. Your blog exudes it!! And Jen and I are sending loads of it your way, to you and Charlie. Have a most wonderful weekend dear friend Jenn!!!!

Pk Hrezo said...

Aw.. I love when cats sleep like that. I've missed that Carlie. Been such a crazy month, but glad to see you two are doing well. ((hugs))

Words A Day said...

good luck with the comp if you enter it, I recall that photo it is really powerful.
HAve a good week off:)

J.L. Campbell said...

I went and had a look at the picture. The dog looks so peaceful.

RaShelle Workman said...

Love is powerful. It really can conquer all. Hope you've had a great weekend.

I don't hate twitter. I like it. So I won't be entering. LOL

Hugs to you and Charlie. =)

Katie Isabella said...

I have lots of animal Pals on Twitter in the Anipal community. But the humans tweeters are embarrassing, foul and profane most times.

Dominic de Mattos said...

I stopped by to say hi, how's things? I have been gone a very long while, but hope to be back to blogland once a week.
I couldn't see Charlie for some reason, but I guess he likes those that tweet?