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Be More Dog July 13, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Gratitude, Happiness, Humor.

Seize the Frisbee. Enjoy the day. Be more dog.

Today you are you!  
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive 
who is you-er than you!

Shout loud . . . “I am lucky 
to be what I am!
Thank goodness I’m not 
just a clam or a ham

Or a dusty old jar of sour 
gooseberry jam!

I am what I am! 
That’s a great thing to be!
If I say so myself, 

~ Dr. Seuss

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post:  Melancholy The Cat & The Dog (Kirk Weiser  T4D)


1. Catherine Johnson - July 13, 2013

Cute poem. Happy birthday!

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks! Here’s to NOT being a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam! 😎

2. shreejacob - July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Nancy!
woohoo to doggies the world over! 😀 <— in reference to that awesome video!!

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks! My birthday started with a *BANG* ~ a single *CLAP* of thunder! A big *BOOM* :mrgreen:

Glad you enjoyed the video. It’s precious.

3. William D'Andrea - July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Nancy!

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks, William. I am glad I’m not just a clam or a ham. 😉

4. gita4elamats - July 13, 2013

I loved it!!! Thanks! 🙂
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I have one in a couple of days. 😀

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks, Ela! I hope your special day is memory making, picture taking, and birthday caking FUN!

Mine has been age faking as well. I’m now “21+” and holding. :mrgreen:

gita4elamats - July 13, 2013

Thanks for the plan, Nancy! 😎

nrhatch - July 13, 2013


5. Pix Under the Oaks - July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Nancy! Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!
The video is very cute.. 🙂

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks, Pix. We’ve had a FUN day . . . full of laughs and good cheer.

6. Tom Merriman - July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday, Nancy! Celebrate!
Coincidentally, I saw that advert the other day for the first time!

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Most ads do “nothing” for me . . . I fell in love with this one. We’re going to have to teach Tigger to Be More Dog. 😀

7. diannegray - July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday, Nancy! YAY. Celebrate big time! 😀

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

We had a fun day with my sister’s family, including 2 nieces (aged 20 & 16) ~ lunch out, bowling, swimming, and Scram Scrabble. The weather cooperated by POURING when we were inside and PAUSING as we moved from Point A to Point B.

It gave us an hour in the pool before thunder chased us back inside. *BOOM*

I think it was a 21 gun salute since I am now 21+ and holding. 😉

8. Eric Tonningsen - July 13, 2013

Always have been, be more dog. Had them as faithful companions for decades. Makes me chuckle to think a cat believes it can be more dog. We can. Cats can’t . 🙂

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Tigger has a bit of “Be More Dog” in him. He won’t chase after sticks or catch Frisbees . . . but he will chase TREATS and jump for TREATS and catch TREATS with his paws. 😀

Eric Tonningsen - July 13, 2013

Woot, Tigger! 🙂

9. Don - July 13, 2013

Loved the video. Happy birthday Nancy – celebrate well.

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks, Don. We celebrated all day ~ BFF made me pancakes for breakfast and then we played the rest of the day with my sister’s family. FUN in the SUN (and the RAIN). 😎

10. barb19 - July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Nancy . . . enjoy being you!
That video is awesome!

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks, Barb . . . I am happy to be who I am. So much better than being a jar of sour gooseberry jam. 😉

Thought you would enjoy the video.

11. Jan - July 13, 2013

Happy happy birthday Nancy. The video is precious and made me laugh, Hey, how come WE got the present on YOUR birthday?



nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks, Jan! You got presents because it’s your UN-birthday! :mrgreen:

12. viviankirkfield - July 13, 2013

Oh my dear! Happy Birthday, Nancy! So happy to be able to wish you a super-dooper-filled-with-joy-and-sunshine birthday!

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

That’s a super dooper wish, indeed. Thanks, Vivian. It’s been a great day filled with laughs and good old fashioned family FUN.

We went out to lunch with my sister’s family, bowled with two nieces, went for a swim (between rain storms), played games, and ate ice cream and cake! Just super! 😀

viviankirkfield - July 14, 2013

You have the best days, Nancy! Love your mind-set.:)

nrhatch - July 14, 2013

Here’s to enjoying the best that life has to offer . . . right here, right now. 😀

13. bluebee - July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday to youuuuu. Woof!

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks, BB! Woof!!! 😀

14. Patricia - July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Nancy…and have a great new year.

nrhatch - July 13, 2013

Thanks, Patricia. Fantastic FUN from first to last. 😀

15. kateshrewsday - July 14, 2013

The first time I watched that I felt most outraged for the cat, Nancy. But it was so funny I had to laugh 😀

nrhatch - July 14, 2013

I haven’t shown it to Tigger yet . . . shall have to get his thoughts on it. Generally, he’s “coldly indifferent” to images on a screen no matter how “moving or fetching” they might be. 😛

16. kateshrewsday - July 14, 2013

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Each year brings exciting new adventures..

nrhatch - July 14, 2013

Thanks, Kate. I had a great time AND managed to blow out all the candles on my cake.

Life is full of new adventures. Even if we’re in the midst of a been-there-done-that deja vu experience, stuck-in-a-rut so deep that we can’t see over the rim, life is filled with surprises. 😯

17. Three Well Beings - July 14, 2013

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Nancy. I like to celebrate mine over a few days, so I hope you’re still doing so! I love the photo, and you definitely convey an attitude of joy in the moment and playfulness…that makes you ageless! The cat being a dog video was brilliant! Great way to convey a wonderful attitude. 🙂

nrhatch - July 14, 2013

Yes! Each “Birthday Week” calls for a several day celebration. :mrgreen: This year, a friend from water aerobics took me to lunch at a Greek Cafe on Wednesday ~ one I’ve been meaning to try for the past 3-4 years. Friday, I had a “therapeutic” massage. 😛 Yesterday, was the B~I~G all day celebration with BFF and my sister’s family.

18. theonlycinCindy - July 14, 2013

A very happy birthday to you 🙂 xxx

nrhatch - July 14, 2013

Thanks, Cin! It’s been a lovely Birthday Week . . . filled with FUN and GAMES. 😎

19. jannatwrites - July 15, 2013

Happy b-day! So glad you’re not the gooseberry jam 🙂

You’ve probably posted on it before, but I didn’t realize your birthday was in July. Mine too – I’m over the hill now (my older son’s card said so- it’s hilarious…I may scan it in and write a post about it!)

nrhatch - July 15, 2013

Thanks, Janna. I “knew” your birthday was in July, but it slipped my mind until you just mentioned it. 😉

Like you, I’m over the hill . . . but I’m also around the bend, and through the woods. :mrgreen:

20. sufilight - July 16, 2013

This was fun to read! 😀 Happy Belated birthday, Nancy!

nrhatch - July 16, 2013

Thanks, Marie. We have one more “birthday event” planned . . . dinner at Primo! We’ve never been before and it sounds awesome.

21. Tokeloshe - July 26, 2013

Happy belated birthday 😉

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

Thanks, Tok. We had a fun day with my sister and her family.

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