10 August 2011

When You're Smilin' The Whole World Smiles With You

A smile cures the wounding of a frown.

~~ William Shakespeare, British Poet and Playwright, 1564 – 1616

Today is my sweet friend Sugar's 10th birthday, or, as us doggies woof, "barkday." Happy 10th Barkday Sugar, and may your birthday/barkday be filled with lots of fun, treats, and smiles!

Sugar is 10-years-old on the 10th; 10 on 10! How cool is that?!

Sugar always has a beautiful Golden smile on her face which brightens our day, and our hearts, every time we see it. In honor of her 10th barkday we are joining Sugar in her 10th barkday celebration by smiling right along with her.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

~~ Mark Twain, American Humorist, Writer, and Lecturer, 1835-1910

~~ MOMENT OF BEAUTY ~~

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa (a.k.a. La Gioconda), circa 1503-1506 (Musée du Louvre, Paris, France)

Leonardo da Vinci, St. John the Baptist, circa 1508 - 1516 (Musée du Louvre, Paris, France)

Back to me...

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

~~Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Seuss Geisel), American Writer and Cartoonist, 1904-1991

Smiles are beautiful! And seeing beauty brings happiness. So, if we could fill up our World with smiles then we would have a beautiful and happy World! As Frank Sinatra sang, "When you're smilin'....keep on smilin'...The whole world smiles with you.". So turn that frown upsidedown and smile! Unless, of course, that frown is being used to evoke pity and guilt to garner food and/or treats from your humans, then you may frown until said food/treats are successfully acquired. I'm just sayin'...

51 comments:

Finn said...

Nice smiles!! I love looking at the bottom one in the snow - makes me think we'll get out of the heat day!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! OH SUKA. Your Barkday comment on my blog is just so so SWEET! It made us SMILE. Lots of Golden Thanks for joining my SMILEY PAWTY. Yes absolutely my whitely and Golden folds (wrinkles) are result of my Happy Golden SMILES. Lots of Golden Thanks n Woofs, Sugar

Hope you are keeping safe n cool. Golden Woofs

Ailsa,Teesha, Burtie and there Humans said...

Hi Suka, such a lovely smile.

Remington said...

Great smiles, my friend!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hi Suka, we agree with you, Sugar always makes us smile too. You sure did give her two beautiful smileys from you - great pics.

Happy Birthday, Sugar.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Oskar said...

Sugar will love all of those smiles!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...
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Siku Marie, White Dog said...

The Dr. Seuss quote is one of our all time favorites! You have a marvelous smile, Suka! It makes us smile, too!

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Suka! What a great post. I love that Dr. Seuss quote and the paintings are beautiful. When my mom was a little girl she was scared of the Mona Lisa (she has never seen the original just prints in book)because her babysitter told her that her that sometimes her hand moves and her smile changes. Fortunately, my poor mom has gotten over her silly fear and now really likes the painting.

Your pal, Pip

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hard to say which is the best smile there. I wonder if Leonardo da Vinci could have managed to paint a dog with an enigmatic smile?
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Great post!!!

Smiles, dawg!!

AROOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack
www.theloveshackpack.com

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Once again, Suka's wisdom is the furry bestest!

Great post Handsome!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Suka
I am going to smile with you!!
love
tweedles

Alfie said...

aw sugar is adorable! may she have the happiest of birthdays! its pretty cool to be 10 on the 10th!

GRAÇA said...

Suka and Anne, you are very dear friend like that your life really sugar should always be laughing and then we would have many wrinkles but also make the tears and these wrinkles are deeper ....
Do not be afraid I will not lose I will always come to your blog and thank you for such a friendship and as far
Had already come and seen the photos, but I could not even write, I never thought that the passage of Xixo arch bridge for the A ires cost me much
Now I'm finished, congratulations to your friend, Mami goes to the doctor did a muscle rupture in the left arm and gives a lot of pain ...
Turrinhas always fond of your friend
Kika
Kisses from my mami mami for your sweet
Grace

GRAÇA said...

Suka and Anne, you are very dear friend like that your life really sugar should always be laughing and then we would have many wrinkles but also make the tears and these wrinkles are deeper ....
Do not be afraid I will not lose I will always come to your blog and thank you for such a friendship and as far
Had already come and seen the photos, but I could not even write, I never thought that the passage of Xixo arch bridge for the A ires cost me much
Now I'm finished, congratulations to your friend, Mami goes to the doctor did a muscle rupture in the left arm and gives a lot of pain ...
Turrinhas always fond of your friend
Kika
Kisses from my mami mami for your sweet
Grace

Amber DaWeenie said...

Nice to meet ya, Suka. You have a pretty smile! Thank you for visiting my blog!

duendes said...

hello
yor blog is very beautiful!!
and you love is a dog.
big hugs.

Bailey Be Good! said...

What a great pawty it was!

Happy Friday woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Jon Terry said...

Suka my dear pal,
You're back! I missed you lotsa. You sure have a lovely smile there :)
Let add for Dr. Seuss- "Don't cry because it's over.Smile because it happened.SMILE because something BETTER IS COMING OUR WAY." ^^

"A smile a day keeps the blues & wrinkles away" ;)

Love ya,
Jon Terry

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! It's ME again Suka. Just want to thank you again for making my 10th barkday PAWSOME. Golden Woofs to your Smiley photo. You are always been so SWEET and I golden Appreciate it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Huffle Mawson said...

Your smile is so lovely, Suka!

Joan said...

Hey There Suka!
What joy it was to read your post today regarding smiles!! You totally brightened up a very yucky day!! Thank you!!!
Sending you lots of Smiles & Hugs
Joan and Little Janie
P.S. Got a REALLY big kick out of your 'wrinkles' comment...yeah...that is the way to think of 'em ***wink, wink***

Schnauzer Days said...

We love that saying which must be American as we'd never heard it before, turn you smile upside down, fab!!! Funny thing is because of our beards we always look miserable, or so our peepstell us, even when we're really happy :-) Dex and Louis xxx

Chicco said...

hello dear Suka,
Love your post, what you're saying is right, smile is one of the best things that everybody can do. We too even if we can't smiling with the mouth we can smile with the heart and wagging our tail.
have a nice day, my friend.
Woof, woof,

Chicco

GRAÇA said...

Suka they disappeared again .. where you walk ...
You go to the blog I have something to see
Good Sunday
Ronrons Girlfriend
kika

GRAÇA said...

Suka where you walk! I miss you ......
I come to invite you to come up to my tenth year this month
I'm waiting
Turrinhas very dear friend of
Kika

bbes tribe said...

Suka you are SO smart!! Smiles are one of the best things to give.
We like what you said about wrinkles ally being smiles......
Suka we've been missing blogging and visiting. Glad we found you again!!
Wags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are SO glad to hear from you! Hope you and K and all are gliding into the cooler more colorful days of Autumn with joyful hearts. Momma had NO idea how all consumming the Puppy Up Walk would be...especially in the final days before...to the neglect of almost everything else including her good friends (like you)...please forgive her blindered vision. Know that no matter how busy and crazed we are, that you are in our thoughts and that we daily send positive thoughts and the strongest energies of friendship to you. Are you SURE you don't want to visit ABQ in about 10 days or so? :-)

Oskar said...

Beautiful smiles!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! it's ME again ... just want to Thank you for dropping by my blog. Hope you guys are alright. YES a SMILE makes the Whole World Smile with you. Hope you will join us on October 7th for World Smile Day. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh Suka, it's so, so good to hear from you! I've missed you! We're so glad to hear you are doing well. I'm sharing my little net book with my mommy for a while, until her computer gets fixed, so I won't have as much time to visit everyone. But I will definitely be sure to make time to visit!! :)

Big woofs & hugs to you! <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl)

ra husky said...

Heya Suka! We notice woo are stankind in the snow there in that pic:) Some wishful thinking eh? woo are truly a darling!

RA, Isis & nuknuk

GRAÇA said...

Suka my dear friend, I was very glad you back and then on the day of my year
You'll always come to love every week or year to year
Good week and many, many turrinhas loving girlfriend
Kika

Chicco said...

Hello dear Suka, thanks for your nice visit. It's a pleasure have a friend like you.
Have a nice week.
Woof, woof,

Chicco

sophie...^5 said...

Thanks for your kind comments...how about a post! winky wink!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy Tuesday, Suka!!

Big woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Schnauzer Days said...

Just dropping by to say Hi Suka and hope you're well! Dex and Lou xxx

GRAÇA said...

You'll see my picture and also have a gift for you on the blog: presenteslovega-2 baby kisses
Good weekend
Turrinhas of
Kika

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Suka
I have missed you. The world is not quite right when you are not among us.
Thank you for the sweer words on my bloggie. They mean a lot to me.
love
your friend forever
tweedles

Jan Mader said...

We're smiling! Happy Birthday to Sugar! Thank you for tell us!

Joan said...

***Clearing Throat**** me, me, me... oh where oh where is our bud-dee Suka...oh where oh where and he be???
We miss his smiles and we miss his tales..so please bring back our Suka today!!
WE MISS YOU SUKA.

XOXOXOXOXOXO......
Joan and Janie Poo

Anya said...

Hi sweet Suka & Mommy

we are always smilin with you
you are such a sweetie

:-)

hugs from us all
Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<

GRAÇA said...

Sukinha where you walk ... I miss you because they disappear so long?''
Turrinhas Girlfriend
Kika

Joan said...

Hello Suka,

U-Hoo...where are U?

We miss you Suka & K.

When you have a moment, please drop us a line via the contact form at our site...so we can email you, okay?

Hugs,
Joan & little Janie Poo

GRAÇA said...

We were on vacation so it's not the vieemos visit, but now we come home and want a good week
Turrinhas girlfriend
Kika

Chicco said...

Hello Suka!!! Where are you??? We miss you!!
have a nice day.
Woof, woof,

Chicco

ra husky said...

HArroooo Suka! Hope woo are well and enjoying your fall:) play bows,

RA

GRAÇA said...

Suka's wrong with you August since you say nothing, I am getting very priocupada!
I'll send you an email
Turrinhas friend's Portuguese
Kika

Cyber-sibes said...

Hey Suka, its always good to see YOUR smilin' face!

jack & moo

Anonymous said...

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