57. Top O’ the Mornin’!




Hello, my Friend!  Hello today!

I hope you are in a good way!

No matter rain, no matter shine,

I always hope your day is fine!

I love to see the mornin’ light!

It gives my eyes such a grand sight!

Sometimes ’tis long, the dark of night…

‘Tis grand to welcome daylight’s bright!

Sometimes I hear before light comes,

The birds make noise-ies, songs and hums!

They love to be the ones to say,

“Get ready!”…for the break of day!

Their chirping and the caws of crows,

Give sounds of mornin’ each bird knows!

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The Sun wants all the world to see

What its grand shine can show to “be!”

Some flow’rs and leaves had gone to sleep,

But not a sleep that was too deep!

‘Cause daylight gives them cause to try

To open up beneath the sky!


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Seems ev’rything loves the new day,

That makes things new in a fresh way.

The darkness goes and light does come,

It comes for all…not just for some!


Sometimes the sky has early “pink,”

Sun must be up we may just think…


But pink might be announcing Sun

Whose yellow blaze made the pink run!

The light peeks through the tree branch leaves…

Bringing the daylight with such ease.


Bursting forth with bright, gentle rays,

Bringing Sun’s brilliance in firm ways.


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These beginnings of each day’s light,

Shows us the meaning of true “bright!”

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The Sun’s amazin’ grand displays,

To our minds, gives awe that just stays!


With birds awake, the flowers, too,

Love the sun’s shine, like me and you!


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That mornin’ Sun’s one of a kind…

Breaks open day and soothes the mind.

Sometimes if darkness isn’t fun,

The Sun helps make our troubles run.

The word “aurora” says it fine…

As new day’s dawn’s colors can shine.


Sometimes at dawn I like to walk,

And Mother Nature lets me talk…

I think ahead of work to do,

When daylight starts day all brand new!

Just like the squirrels…chipmunks, too,

We all have special work to do!

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My work’s most need is what I choose,

For time I have, each day, to use.

It won’t be long before day’s end,

I hope, my time, I, well, do spend.

So, as each mornin’ brings new day,

Good Leprechauns know the true way

Of doing work before the fun,

That always comes before day’s done!

And then we run and laugh and play…

We love to do this every day!

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Our faces cooled by soft, sea mist,

To laugh and dance, we can’t resist!

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On grassy fields of Irish green,

We roll about…it’s fresh and clean!


We’ve Angel Friends and music sweet…

With Irish breeze…Oh!…such a treat!

For Leprechauns, that’s how day ends,

Enjoying blessings that God sends…

Sea breeze and Angels…fields of green,

That’s we Leprechauns fine, grand scene!



I am so glad we talked today!

God bless you is what I do say!


Note from Nannie

“Then God said:  ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky, to separate day from night.  Let them mark the fixed times, the days and the years, and serve as luminaries in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth.”  And so it happened: God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day , and the lesser one to govern the night;  and He made the stars.  God set them in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness.  God saw how good it was.    (Genesis 1: 14-18)


Post 56. Rememb’rin’!



Remembr’in’ a Fine and Grand Poochie



January 4, 2006 - September 30, 2015
January 4, 2006 – September 30, 2015


Hello, my Friend!  Hello today!

 I hope you are in a good way!

No matter rain, no matter shine,

I always hope your day is fine!

Today my Nannie said to me,

“Dear Finney, there’s something that we

Must do in our talk-time today…

With care, and in a special way.

“A special story,” Nannie said,

Told with the heart and not the head.”

Nannie went on to tell to me,

That God had welcomed to be free

Our dearly loved and fine, grand Friend,

For whom God did, Pet Angels, send,

To bring Friend Home so carefully,

After life lived, well loved-ingly.

When Nannie said our Friend is “free,”

She meant where Friend has gone to be…

In Heaven’s Grand and Special Place,

Where there is fun and lotsa ‘chase’,

And lotsa toys to tug and hide,

Where inside’s great and so’s outside…

Where snoozin’ is comfy and fine,

And breezes blow…always sunshine…

Where treats are like no words could tell,

For their great taste and fine, grand smell…

Lotsa Friends who play and run,

And ALWAYS cuddles from SomeOne…

There’s fine and grand great fields of green,

And the best meals you’ve ever seen…

And one more thing that you should know…

Our Heaven has a grand WINDOW…

With lotsa room for all to see

Every grand loved one there could be…

So, each and all can watch always

The ones they’ve loved from their earth days…

The time will come …we’ll all go Home,

to Heaven, with no need to roam…

And Pets in Heaven’s Special Place,

Will be right there to see the face

Of each and every one they love,

When time comes for Heaven above

To be our home for every day…

Happy with God, in every way!)

My Nannie said, then, “Yes, Finney…

This fine, grand Friend’s quite happily,

Quite close to God in Heaven’s Place…

The hard part for us, in this case,

Is missing time that we would spend

With our dearly loved Poochie Friend.

I’m speaking of our Finnegan,

Who’s “Finney”- named…Yes! Always been!”

There’s more to tell, my Nannie said,

But way too much for my red-head…

Hello, Friend…Nannie here…

Finney did a fine job of gettin’ us started to tell you that our Finnegan, the Fine and Grand Poochie, has been brought to the Special Place God has for our dearly loved pets.

 Finney, a boxer-poochie, was born on January 4, 2006. Finney’s presence as part of our Family was born of the prayer of one of my fine Sons for a dog of his very own. When this boxer puppy became his… pup became…Finnegan. Our whole Family rejoiced in this new Family Poochie Member. Our “whole Family” Poochie, Mickey, probably thought, “Who is this little pesky ball of fur, anyway?” And so began, the Life of Finnegan.


How do you say, well enough, the fine, grand words you are looking for, to do right by the tender feeling you have within you? This is how I, Nannie, am feeling right now as I think of the passing of  Finnegan.

And, yes, he is known as Finney…and, yes, it is because of him that my Finney has the name he does. [(That’s why I had to tell Finney the whole story might be hard for a little Leprechaun to put his mind around…;)]


When a pet is so well loved, I know that God has some mighty special Home waiting after their time on earth is done…We know their life spans are generally so much less than for human beings… so many of us have known this deep sadness at their passing. My heart hurts for us all, but especially for my Son and his lovely Mrs. and their beautiful Son (our beautiful Grandson!). Their new little Baby, yet to have his/her birthday, will always know the stories of “the Finster” who waited long enough to know he or she was getting ready to be born!

 We all salute Finney for all the good he brought to each of us in our own ways.

 The following pictures will be a wonderful story of a fine and grand well lived and well loved Poochie…

Me and my Pal
Me and my Pal


We lead a busy life...
We lead a busy life…


playing with toys can be very exhausting...
playing with toys can be very exhausting…
hmmm...is my Pal going somewhere?
hmmm…is my Pal going somewhere?
where did my Pal go?
where did my Pal go?
he's home now...
he’s home now…
it can be so stressful worrying if he's ok...
it can be so stressful worrying if he’s ok…
We have a really lovely lady in our lives now. Taking care of the TWO of them is quite a job...
We have a really lovely lady in our lives now. Taking care of the TWO of them is quite a job…
Our Mrs. really knows about the finer things of life...this bed is great!
Our Mrs. really knows about the finer things of life…this bed is great!
sofa's mighty fine and grand, too!
sofa’s mighty fine and grand, too!

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it's not too bad even if I have to share MY sofa...
it’s not too bad even if I have to share MY sofa…
Full time job making sure those two are ok...
Full time job making sure those two are ok…
Christmastime is so fun!
Christmastime is so fun!
There's 3 of us now...really exhausting...this little guy is ok...and...he's got some really good toys...
There’s 3 of us now…really exhausting…this little guy is ok…and…he’s got some really good toys…
I still have my own toys and the little guy has his...it's a good life with my Pal and our Fam...He's done a great job for us...
I still have my own toys and the little guy has his…it’s a good life with my Pal and our Fam…He’s done a great job for us…
I do need a bit of extra attention though...it's a full day for us all...
I do need a bit of extra attention though…it’s a full day for us all…

Still need snoozin’ time, though…lots of snoozin’ time…

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Life is good...
Life is good…

Time is passing…

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Nannie and I have had a talk…

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This was my way of letting her know, through her shamrocked foot, that all is well…


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We thank God for the time he’s given each of us with Finney…(and remember, Finney took a special moment to tell me all was well when he laid his paw on my shamrocked sock!…I forgot to tell Finney the Leprechaun about that…hmmm…have to remember to do that…)

How wonderful it is that St. Francis of Assisi, who is known for his love for all God’s creatures, has his Feast Day on October 4th!  Think of all the partying in Heaven that Finney will be in time for!  Our Finney (2006-2015) and our Mickey (1997-2013) will be playin’ and chasin’ and runnin’ and runnin’…and waitin’ and watchin’ out that grand WINDOW!

God bless you and thank you for stopping by to visit Finney and me.