Wednesday, July 10


 I have quite enjoyed reflecting on the joys of raising a puppy in the Nesbitt household and seeing it through the alphabet has helped me pick out the elements which would be of interest....and so we arrive at Z. Yes I could have used a photograph of Bing happily snoozing away ie Zzzzzzzzzzzz but one thing which is so evident is his Zest for anything of interest around him.

This photograph was taken last night as we sat in the garden together after a full day of activities. Bing LOVES the beach and had a full session jumping over the rocks, fetching his ball, playing with his new friends the whippet and Labrador exploring the sea - he still is rightly wary and enjoys paddling in the shallow area - then more running up and down the beach.

We are still aware of his interest in the hens - so when he is sitting in the garden, by my side we attach his collar to a chain. Bing loves to have a chew which keeps him occupied but his ears are ever alert and poised.

Zest by ee Cummings....

I thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from no
of all nothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

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  1. Yes, he surely has a zest for life!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. What a lucky dog to spend the day at the beach! Thanks for sharing the poem by ee cummings. A perfect poem for the picture of Bing.

  3. Bing certainly looks poised and ready for any action that comes his way! Love this photo!

  4. Pets indeed show a unique zest for life!!

  5. A fine ending to the Bing alphabet story. :)

  6. Pets always bring the zest for life. I am planning to get a dog too


  7. Lucky Bing.... I would love a day at the beach and them quiet time in the garden.
    I was wondering how the chickens like Bing ? all that fluttering of wings and clucking it must be very hard for him not to chase them.
    That is one huge tail ! It must have a life of it own.

    cheers, parsnip

  8. That Bing is one lucky dog Denise.
    Oh and by the way - I am a great e e cummings fan.

  9. Dogs are so incredible aren't they. I also love the way they have a zest for life. Their unconditional love never ceases to make me smile with joy.

    CJ x

  10. He looks so healthy with that lovely shiny coat.. and my, how he has grown!

  11. Interesting poem.
    Love the dog! Our young dog has a lot of Zest about her, too.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea's Menagerie

  12. Raising a puppy is hard work - but they give us such unconditional love and so much pleasure. Poor Tegan had her spaying incision come apart a bit, so she has to stay quiet for an extra 2 weeks! Poor thing is so bored, but we have to stand firm with her so she will heal properly. She's so loving and wants to cuddle all the time, even though her cuddling is a bit rough. Can hardly wait to meet Bing some day. Sending woofs!

  13. What a fabulous poem and how wonderful to have a dog that helps bring a little extra zest to your life. Happy Wednesday!

  14. I saw Bing and immediately thought of Zing. I'm sure he is a Zinger at times. Thanks for the poem too. I really want to kind os savor it a bit but I will have to do that tomorrow. It's way past bed time, even for me

  15. I love ee cummings! My favourite are 'anyone lived in a pretty how town' and 'i carry your heart'

    Excellent choice with 'zest'!


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