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Bentley’s Pantry Raid

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Even Gourmet Cooks Must Have Rest

Even Gourmet Cooks Must Have Rest

The Bentley is a luxury automobile created more than 90 years ago in England. Bentley the dog is owned by my friend Renee and her family.  He clearly likes the finer things in life and he wants his meals and his water prepared just so.  A gourmet for sure.  Recently Bentley went to the pantry to prepare himself a snack.    Renee said her daughter left the pantry door open. But we know better. Bentley  has exquisite manners.  He simply wasn’t able to finish his preparations before she got home.

The results of Bentley's trip to the pantry.

The results of Bentley’s trip to the pantry.

Even Scientific American can be wrong

So I was reading this article http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=strange-but-true-cats-cannot-taste-sweets and it says that cats cannot taste sweets. I immediately cried foul. My cats LOVE sweets. They have been known to break through wrapping to get to cookies, donuts and in one incident when Jean-Claude was a kitten raspberry kringle.

The scientists in question said that in high concentrations, there may be some taste. However, the scientists were utilizing what they knew from their world view and limits of knowledge. There are things in the world that we cannot begin to fathom. The way that God works and watches over us is one thing.

We often limit ourselves by our world view because we don’t know something is possible or we are afraid. Yes, cats like sweets but likely it will involve some innovative way of thinking about taste receptors to understand (and if anyone doubts cats mysteries, it is still not understood why and how cats purr!).

Let’s be like the cats today and enjoy our sweets without worrying about the possibility of why.

When the Cats Are Away

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Roxie and Jean Claude are at their other residence. I miss them but I do welcome the chance to reclaim my home.  When they go to CCL’s house,  I undercover furniture and put away their toys and their scratching posts .  I visit them at CCL’s house.    We all need time for solitude and renewal.  It allows us  to  recapture our spirit and reflect on the many blessings from God.

Follow Your Road

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Lately life has been a bit challenging. I am one of those folks who believes in letting the good in and focusing on the positive.   Still, naysayers have a way of creeping in and those with peculiar agendas.  I’m blessed to have wonderful friends who are wonderful people.   I’ve had my share of ups and downs but still I feel life has so much to offer.   The song “Follow Your Road” is one of my favories when I’m down and out.  I have been trying to purchase  a less expensive of the song (by the group Seawind).  Singer Joanna Avil has done an update available on Itunes. 

Follow Your Road

With so many roads that seem to lead down to the sea
I wonder which road will be the right one for me
Others may fall away, dead ending left and right
But there is this one road the journey’s far out aside.

Have you wondered where your road will lead you?
Maybe to a bright day of sunshine or a starry night in heaven
Or it might be you’re afraid to go, afraid to go
But you’ve got to follow your road, or you’ll never know – never know

We are all but travelers living in a foreign land
Just trying to find our way – best as we can
Looking for an answer, trying to find some light
And though we have journeyed far, it’s not quite far enough.

Have you wondered where your road will lead you?
Maybe to a song that needs singing, or a summer rain
Or it might be you’re afraid to go, afraid to go
But you’ve got to follow your road, or you’ll never know

You’ve got to follow your road, follow your road
You’ve got to follow your road, follow your road
You’ve got to follow your road, follow your road
And maybe someday your road will take you far away

You’ve got to follow your road, follow your road, follow your road
You’ve got to follow your road, follow your road, follow your road
You’ve got to follow your road, follow your road, follow your road
And maybe someday your road will take you far away

And maybe someday your road will take you far away