"We become what we think about." ~ Earl Nightingale

Welcome to Sacred Ruminations

I hope you'll look around & leave comments
then visit me at my new blog ...

Giraffe Journal

and/or website ... Labyrinth Journal
both self-hosted at WordPress
where I publish as myself
rather than under a

I've not had much time for posting or blog visits, but if you're interested I hope you'll find time to check out my new blog, Giraffe Journal or my Labyrinth Journal website ... both self hosted at WordPress.

Thanks for your visit and have a delightful day ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

(Almost)WW & OSI Week 24: Stairways

AlmostThe prompt for Week 24: Stairways

As a baby dog
Molly easily could climb

these backyard stairs ...
yet once at the top
scary it seemed to descend.

Many times did I

climb these stairs myself

to retrieve the tiny pup
as she sat and cried
until tentative
downward steps she carefully

managed on her own.

Now she uses these
stairs to watch the world go by ...
standing 'guard' above.

Click for others participating in Wordless Wednesday & OSI this week
and to see my 2nd WW/OSI post at Small Reflections too.
Thought for Today
"We acquire the strength we have overcome." Ralph Waldo Emerson


Anonymous said...

Down can be scary for the little ones.

Molly is a cutie.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Cute story.....thanks for sharing.

Hootin Anni said...

I soooooooo love this W W. How sweet, and the story around all the photos is just super.

I sent you an email yesterday, did you get it?

Kelly said...

Hey! I posted a Molly picture today too. My Molly!

Anonymous said...

Yayyyyy Molly!!!! An inspiration :) Happy WW and thanks for stopping by! :)

Unknown said...

How adorable.

Carletta said...

What a lovely post!
You choose just the right quote to go along with the image.
Molly sure looks like a sweetie!

Barbara Doduk said...

Ahhh cherish it, she'll be big enough soon enough and running away to chase things HAHA.

Happy WW

B @ The Love Blog

qualcosa di bello said...

so sweet...& a great metaphor for how what was once a great fear can become a new window on the world!

Momisodes said...

Aww! She is so precious :) My childhood dog did the same thing. We did not grow up in a home with stairs, but later moved into a 2 story house. Our dog would yelp until we carried him down :(

Lovely WW pics!

Anonymous said...

"Rim-Rocked on the Stairs"...

Too cute.

Raven said...

Awww... sweet puppy. This reminded me of Abigails last days. She was close to 22 when she died and I was in an apartment on two floors. After a couple of times of hearing the thump, thump thump of her falling down them, she would come and scold me to carry her down. She still managed to drag herself up most times. What an amazing girl she was. Molly looks like such a joyful spirit. Animals are such a great gift in life.

Tina said...

oh she is so goregous. i love white dogs. must be scary those big steps for such a beautiful baby :)

thanks for stopping by my ww

Daisy said...

I can see how Molly could be scairt going down those stairs when she was just a baby!

Anonymous said...

that's cute.....

When we moved into our current house the cats were scared by the 4 steps in the middle of the house. They had only lived in a house with one step. At first they looked up at us standing at the top, and I think they thought we had suddenly transformed into giants. Of course they quickly adapted.

The Florida Furkids said...

Can Molly come over and teach Ellie how to get down?

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Mojo said...

Oh I just love that last shot in the sequence. And the story behind it too.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful sequence, Storyteller! Thanks. Great photos, too.

Betty said...

Previous pictures, and I liked the story you told to go along with it.

Jim said...

Hi StoryTeller, Molly is sooooo cute. I can remember our Adi's (not Katrin in the blog) first stair step descent also. Her steps were very tentative.
Happy WW and OSI, you have a very nice poem. And yes, lets try to have minds in sync again on one of these. What are the odds? :-)

Anonymous said...

..molly's tails!_the tender tale of molly the climber-i heard the story-actually~a poem..many thanks..

Anonymous said...

One of our dogs is from the pound and when we brought her home, she was 1-1/2 years old. She had never been in a house and did not know how to go up and down stairs. She was also very scared of her reflection in a mirror. All overcome now.

Happy WW!

Unknown said...

Ah, she's a sweetheart!

Anonymous said...

Arf!! Hi Storyteller. Thanks fur coming to visit me at my dog blog. Molly's cute and I can understand why it's hard fur her to go down those stairs. Just think 'bout if you had to go down that many big steps... face first woof yur body all behind you and being that small. It sure can be scary to a pup.

See ya later. Bark!

Anonymous said...

Hi Storyteller. I agree with Reba that Molly is very cute. If she's half as good a dog as my beloved Reba is, then you are blessed (and I'm sure she is).

See my post here, and/or my whole blog I Was Born2Cree8.

Barb said...

Beautifully done, Storyteller! Molly is simply gorgeous, too!

threesidesofcrazy said...

Whiskey was just like that. She couldn't wait to get to the top and then I had to get my exercise to bring her down.

Geraldine said...

What a cutie! I agree, the down part can be scary but there's no avoiding it, is there? Great use of the prompt.


PS: I am adding your blog to my blogroll today. :<)

Joyce said...

Sweet puppy!

storyteller said...

To everyone – Thanks so much for your visit to Sacred Ruminations and comments about Molly and my OSI: Stairway post. I enjoyed creating and sharing it here. Molly IS a lovely fur-friend and I never tire of telling ‘stories’ about her. The minute I read the OSI prompt, I decided to make her ‘the star’ for this one. I apologize for responding almost a week late here, but I did enjoy visiting each of your blogs and look forward to returning as time permits.
Hugs and blessings,

His Girl Friday said...

very cute!! :)

Thank you for your visit to my blog, and your well wishes! :)

Monique said...

Oh what a doll!!!!

storyteller said...

His Girl Friday – You’re most welcome … and I hope you’re recovery is progressing on schedule. Thanks for checking out Molly in this OSI post. She is a sweetie ;--)

Monique (of Escape Hatch) – Yup … Molly’s a special little girl and I feature her frequently on both blogs … just because.

Thanks to both of you for visiting and sharing your thoughts. I enjoyed revisiting this post today too.
Hugs and blessings,

His Girl Friday said...

very cute puppy pictures!! :)