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The strangest dream: the incredible, growing house

photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

photo courtesy of Pixabay.com

One of the (few) things I like about Facebook is that it shows me things that I’ve posted on the same day over the years. It’s interesting to see old photos and status updates.

Today, though, what popped up was a link to a blog post I’d written in 2009, on an old blog, in which I chronicled a dream I’d had a few nights before. I keep a dream journal and often read through it to see if I can decipher messages I’m trying to send to myself. I’m a vivid dreamer and I’m convinced my subconscious talks to me when I sleep.

So when I read the post from seven years ago, I didn’t remember the dream at first. I apparently never wrote it in my journal. But as I read the post it came back . In detail. I could see the rooms, feel the furniture, and I remember the tone of voice people used when they talked to me.

It’s an interesting enough dream to share again. There’s a message in there somewhere, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it comes as the holiday season kicks off. A quick note: I’ve changed or eliminated the names of some people and edited out a few random comments I’d made at the time. But otherwise, here is the dream:

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For some reason, in this dream darling husband David and I had been given a huge, mansion-like house. It had a ground floor, three floors of bedrooms, and then an attic. Cassie, David and I set ourselves up on the third floor, with lovely, huge rooms, big windows, and lots of sunlight and beautiful antique furniture. Continue reading

Springboarding from BlogPaws to partner with Faceless International

As you know, a week ago I was at the BlogPaws conference in Ohio, where I spent a couple of days with a bunch of pet lovers and bloggers.

I came home with, as Bandit would say, forty-leven million ideas.

The one that seemed to burn the most in my heart also seemed the stupidest. But I’ve learned from my dogs to trust when my guts are talking to me, so I went for it.  Continue reading

Morris Animal Inn hosts puppy prom

The Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, NJ is hosting – are you ready? – its second annual enchanted Puppy Prom on May 5, 2010.

The luxury resort and spa for pets is inviting dapper dogs – with or without dates – to enjoy this year’s theme, “Furry  Tail Ball”; ties, tiaras and tuxes are optional, but tails are required.

The press release says that attendees will enoy:

– Dancing and music including Beethoven’s Ballroom Dance
– Prom photos in the K9 Kastle Photo Studio
– Story time with classic fairy tales
– Princess Punch and Fido’s Finger Foods
– Frolicking in the Magical Furry Tail Forest
– Canine Crowning Ceremony
– “Trip to the Shore” after-party in the indoor Aqua Center

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