Tuesday, January 31, 2012

on our way to the food bowl

January 31, 2012- Small Stones
on our way to the food bowl  by  Teri H Hoover

 Peppers toy bin, Blacksburg, VA - Jan 31, 2012 

On our way to the food bowl 
sun shines on the new day.
 My dog whirls by me,  
dancing with  anticipation.  
    I scoop up dog toys off the TV room floor.  
Like a momma bird I let the toys fall  into their bin.
A small red heart squeaks out, 
"I love you!"

For a month I joined with hundreds of people in the January 2012 River of Stones .  Taking time to pay attention to at least one thing everyday... and write that observation into words. I am glad to have found this little river and have been participating since January 2011. Great thanks goes to Fiona Robyn's Writing Our Way Home community and for bringing this idea to life, and coordinating it for all of us.  I will continue to observe my world with images and words, finding that I am always where I need to be- even when it does not feel right. This little practice brings light to many things; not all are comfortable- but with love I am transformed to seeing the blessings. May there always be a little light in your heart. And if it seems dark know that there are people out there carrying a little light for you. Blessings - teri


  1. Hurray for us! We've made it to the end...or maybe it's just the beginning. I've enjoyed reading your stones Teri, and having you as a fellow traveller on this journey.

    I too just experienced the happy dog food dance. My little guy is now ready to play!

    1. Karen- it is great to find another pet loving, stone writing, photographer. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. The exhuberance of dogs is so infectious. I love their happy dog dancing...makes me laugh with delight too. Thank heavens for them and for this wonderful stone you wrote capturing the heart of them!

    1. Cynthia- we are blessed with our pets!

  3. I've enjoyed your stones, Teri - glad you'll continue. Though daily practice is hard for me, I'll also send a few stones out to the river when I'm motivated. I think I need a dog to keep me focused!


Comments are welcome and appreciated, thanks so much for stopping by.