FurEver Friends…

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*

Hello Everyone!

Feeling a bit empty now the
World Winter games are finished?

You are not alone, but all good things
have a good ending and more good tidings
are on the way. Soon it will be Spring!

Most of us may never be lucky
to win a Money Lottery,
to cruise and travel around
the world
lugging a suitcase and camera to film
the culture and beauty of the
faraway world outside our own door.

Having said this, since we live in an
inspiring age where many things are
a possibility
due to the technology we live in,
young and old may feel privileged knowing
they are connected with their kinfolks,
friends and the whole wide world.

This, too, like everything else has
its drawbacks, as we all know.
At times we are unable to take our minds off
from the gruelling stories we hear and see
on TV, or read about in the newspapers.
During these moments we are so very
pleased we have little ones around us
or pets who need our attention to keep us
focussed on the positive things in life.

On such days we try to focus on:

“Low Stress Recipes”
Which are Not Recipes
So No One Can Feel Stressed Out.
*Gypsy Joy*

Since Little Lion has taken a liking to
rain puddles all around us he knows
how to keep our minds focussed on him.

Here comes the Little Rascal to chat with you.


Hi There Folks and Furever Paw Friends…

Keep in mind:
“It is worms which destroy a tree,
it is worry which destroys a man.”
~Turkish Proverb~

You want to eliminate “worry” for your humans.
If you don’t, you may be out on the street
in every season of the year and you
cannot view the winter magic
from your Look-Out in a heated room.

So, please pass this on
to all your PAW Friends!

The Best FOUR Stress Relievers
For Your Humans and Furry Friends.

1. Always greet your humans with your
favorite toy in your mouth.
They will laugh out loud
and when they laugh they cannot shout.
Even though you may have shaken the
feathers or foam out of their best pillow,
because you did not want to be left alone.

2. Run to get your best squeeze toy.
Play a sweet melody that will give them joy.
Run around the room, stroke their legs
and swing or prance, do a little dance.
Just give them your love and all their
worries will be chased away!

3. After they have given you a treat
’cause you are so-o-o sweet,
and they are relaxing with a cup of tea,
your humans will feel cozy
and it’s neat to rest at their feet.

4. Do a Food-Hunting test.
See if your humans, too,  belong to the world’s best
Food Hunters in the North, South, East and West.
I will give you a hint:
“Check the weekly shopping,
they bring to their nest.
That will be your Human-Hunting test.”

Take it from me “be kind” and
keep # 1-4 foremost in your mind.
If you don’t, do not bawl when
your humans are stressed as you know the rest.
“You may be left to fend for yourself,
and to seek help from a forest- elf!”

 Back to Mistress Mommy, see you later!
the Lad and the puddles are calling me!

“Okay, Little Lion, away and splash a bit!”

Hi again!

Not much fun going on outside or inside,
now the Winter Olympics are finished.

However, here is a beautiful slide for you from Yahoo! 🙂


 Since the snow flakes seem to have disappeared
and rainy, frosty and milder days
have taken their place and flooded
parts of our city
and surrounding areas, bringing with it
sorrow and destruction to some families
and neighbourhoods,
winter magic has disappeared, too.
Out of town snow can still
be found in the forests where one by one
animals are waking up.

Aha! Little Lion has returned!

“Puddle-wet again little guy?”

 “Yeah Mommy, it’s fun to splash!”

Hi Guys! I’m back again!

Anyone who likes to see snow flakes
on a computer screen enjoy this snowy site:


Have I ever told you before that Mommy
is fond of the Murdock mysteries?
And all the adventures in
“Toronto, the Good”
as Inspector Brackenreid calls Toronto.
Not to forget Constable George Crabtree
who seems to be the most adventurous
of the crew and always makes her laugh.
Detective Murdoch reminds her of her Dad
and Dr. Julia Ogden a bit about her Mum,
’cause Julia is elegant and fun.

All the other actors are remarkable and fun, too.
Find out for yourself when you surf to:


Better, watch the TV show or read the book!

Behind every good book, a TV show
a movie or poem, there is a great writer:


He-He-He, I overhear Mistress Mommy saying:
“Is not he a little sweetheart?”
Meaning: her Little Rascal Woofie Me!

Her best friends,
like to tickle me under my chin!
I love blowing bubbles at them. 🙂

Most of all,
I am fond of the “Young Mistress” and her Zoo,
who brought me to Mommy a few years ago. 
The “Lad Upstairs” , aka the “Food-Hunter” who walks me
on the Flexie leash, so I can run every which way, and
the “Blog Muse aka Gypsy Joy and Mistress Mommy”,
who walks me on a shorter leather leash
with a splendid bow-tie.
A present from the “Young Mistress”.

Sorry, guys I have to disappear! It’s dinner time again
and I love my food and bone treat,
thus this is all for today.
Have fun till we meet again!

Like this Elf I am thinking of  all of you  and blowing bubbles to you!

With thanks to the makers, enjoy a lovely tiny snowy white therapy dog!

Is not he dandy looking, kind and smart, too?


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Its Family Day…

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*

Have a treat on Family Day!

Hullo Everyone…
Happy Family Day To All!

Spilling the Beans…

I’m good at it “Mistress Mommy”
tells everyone, just read the blog!

I say: “Woof-Woof” It’s a goofy way
to stay in touch” especially on Family Day.

If you live near or in Toronto
it’s great fun for young and old to be
in “Toronto the Good”
as Toronto was called in the past
and to visit:


If only the weather were better I would
p/u puppies everywhere and beg the
“Lad Upstairs” to drive us there.

For now Mommy and I hope you will enjoy
this little winter poem.

Our Winter Tale today
Is going to be short
Mostly thanking the good Lord
And passing on a story
About Canadian winter glory
To wish you a Happy Family Day!

So do the Ice Hogs!


There is more fun to come along
View the art of the Canadian Carvers Society
Read the fascinating story
How the first artists travelled many miles
Their Ice Art brought joyful smiles
Each year “Winterlude” sings its magic song.


Last but not least we thank King Winter,
the Snow Queen, the Ice Artists and
the makers of the entertainment below.

Till next time be brave it soon will be

March Break!

BRR… Its time for my walk in Winter Wonderland …

The Lad says I have to go! It’s ice, snow and puddle time.

Hey, I don’t mind guys!

With thanks to the “Young Mistress” for my fun photo, enjoy:

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Cozy Snowy Happy Valentine…

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*


Hi Friends!
Happy Valentine’s Day!

A bit of news since the last time we met here…

Mistress Mommy is writing a cozy mystery,
which she started writing in Autumn 2017,
but around Christmas she got unwell
and stopped writing for awhile.
I think she will be getting back into it soon.

I’m so-o-o proud of her!

Well, as soon as she has other things
under control again.
She laments from time to time that she seems
to be getting older and slower each day.

I tell her that this may be true but,
hey, you should never stand still by aging.
Don’t we all age from birth on?
I became 6 years old the day before Halloween
last year, and I’m not slowing down.


 “Rest between work and play and take a nap”,
I keep telling her.

Anyhow, “Mistress Mommy” is very much
interested in cozy pet mysteries.
Often I see her taking time off to read
a kindle sample chapter of a cozy dog
or other cozy pet mystery.
Woof!!! That should keep her young!
More so, since she signed up for a
daily Newsletter from:


And just today she spotted another website:


You really have to take a peek at this site
full of cozy mysteries.
This website invites others who have
a website to connect with them.
Perhaps it’s a good idea for us, too.

Let’s wait and see what “Mommy” is going
to do later on today or next week.
First she wants to discuss it with the
“Young Mistress” and the “Lad Upstairs”
before he is off to other adventures,
she whispered in my ear this morning,
when she let me out into the backyard
to romp in the old and fresh fallen snow.

It keeps looking like Christmas never left our city.
I’m getting a bit impatient as Mommy
has not walked me since late December.
Mind you, I’m not fotgotten ’cause the
Lad Upstairs walks me every day.
Also, I do my rounds in the back garden,
but it’s not the same.
The weather stays cold, freezing wet or
snowy and the family is afraid that the
“Lady of the House” will slip and fall
and break an ankle or hip again.

I just like pulling “Mommy” around,
so she gets some fresh air and exercise.
It will do her “old bones” good!

This morning “Mommy” and I e-mailed
a Valentine greeting to family and friends
and this Valentine blog is dedicated
to you all as we wish you the happiest
and sunniest day of them all!

Just as nice as this pleasant Valentine’s story:


 It may give you an idea to start a Happy Valentine tradition, too.
Let me know if you do 🙂

I wonder, what the “Young Mistress”
and her pet Empress Zoe Labrador are doing today.
The last I heard, they both had fun imitating
a wolf’s howl one night, when they spotted
a gang of coyotes at their front door.
I would have loved howling like a wolf, too.
It scared the coyotes back to the forest nearby
looking for the lone wolf.



Mommy, the “Blog Muse” adores this site!

This morning she felt a bit nostalgic.
I guessed right away why.

You may, too, when you read my  clue.
“Which country is known the most
for wearing wooden shoes?”

Well… no I did not mean England …

but they have famous and pretty apprentice clog makers, too.

Have fun watching the video below!


With thanks to the makers, enjoy:


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Hurray, It’s Compliments Day!

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*

A New Year has begun…

The winter sun

Is shining each day stronger

The days are feeling longer

We celebrate today

Compliments Day!

 Why not play the “compliment” game 🙂


So to all of you

“How do you do?”

This winter day is looking good,

and so is the little guy in the Dutch wooden shoe.

Hope this day is just terrific for you and our Dutch friend, too!

Have you ever seen such a big wooden shoe?

Enjoy and see you next time,

when I will tell you more about my winter adventures.

With thanks to the makers enjoy Dutch Venice in Winter & the Other Seasons.

Just wondering were the Dutch doggies have gone!

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Christmas 2017

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*

Merry Christmas to All!

On Christ’s Day we like to express on
this page our feelings of wonder, love
and gladness for the Good Tidings of
the Birth of Jesus many around the world
celebrate on Christmas Day.

Christmas is Christ’s Day…


May you enjoy my Christmas 2017 Poem
and the Holy Baby’s birth.

God’s Love For the World…

Snowflakes are falling
It’s Christmas Eve
Love and Peace are filling the air.

While the World slowly awakens
A Holy Baby is born again
The World will call Him Emmanuel.

It’s over 2000 years ago
The Star of Bethlehem stood still
Above a little stable.

Still remembered today
As if this Holy Birth
Happened just yesterday.

God’s endless Love for the World
And His forgiveness and grace
Never seizes to amaze.

The Holy Birth on Earth on Christmas
Still remembered today
Is a many splendored thing.

Long after the first Shepherds
And the three Kings of the East
The Earth pays homage to the Newborn King.

To this day the world still adores
And worships in Church, on TV and in silence,
the wonder of the Birth of the New Born King.

Christmas is Christ’s Day!
God’s Love to the World
Is a many splendid thing.
~Gypsy Joy Christmas 2017~

To All Peace to the World…

May gladness and happiness
Surround you and your loved ones
And take forever hold of your heart.

We will meet again in the New Year!

 With thanks to the Daily TV Mass,
may you all enjoy the video here below.

Photos as usual by ”Mommy”
and the snappy photographer,
he-he-he that’s
“Little Rascal-Woofie” me!

Have yourself a Merry Christmas!

Santa says enjoy your presents beneath the tree!

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