Monday, May 4, 2015

Being Thelma Jean

Being Thelma Jean means you love sitting in sunshine, then cooling off in the shade, sometimes you just do both at once so you don't have to move around.

Being Thelma Jean means when you fall asleep inside, you really sleep hard and well.

Being Thelma Jean means when thunderstorms roll in, you pace and tremble and make sure the other three dogs get riled up, too, then all cluster around mom's feet on the couch, because mommy needs that to feel safe. ;)
Being Thelma Jean means you've been a notorious varmint hunter, have endured numerous injuries from such encounters, and as you age (she's over 11 years now), achy joints and other ailments slow you down a bit. But when you roam around the pastures, hunting bunnies or field mice or tracking scents of other animals, if you get wet and cold, mommy is guaranteed to wipe you down with towels and cover you up so you can get warm, again.
Being Thelma Jean means you are loved.

129 comments:

Dianna said...

Such a sweet SWEET post! I love the picture of Thelma Jean all wrapped up in her blankets. She's certainly a loved pooch...

magnoliasntea said...

What a dog! In my book the best ones are varmint hunters. Lucky dog, too, to have such a doting mommy.

Kathy said...

We should all be so lucky to be Thelma Jean!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Awww... being Thelma Jean is the bestest! I was feeling I was just like Thelma Jean in all her likes and loves of things to do until you got to the varmints... :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Awwwww, this is the sweetest post!!!! Thelma Jean has a pretty nice life. Aren't you glad she shares it with you. :-) And don't our wonderful dogs make life even nicer!

Cranberry Morning said...

Awwwww, this is the sweetest post!!!! Thelma Jean has a pretty nice life. Aren't you glad she shares it with you. :-) And don't our wonderful dogs make life even nicer!

Linda Kay said...

Okay, I'm coming back as Thelma Jean if you'll still be around to love on me! Very cute.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I think the shot with them at your feet is great, protect us from the noise, mommy .

The last one should be framed, a beautiful portrait.

Birdman said...

Ah, it's what a good Mommy does. Love the spotted ear.

Gayle said...

1st photo; which are her spots and which are the shadows?
But seriously, Thelma Jean is one loved companion.

Mildred said...

I love these photos and Thelma Jean. She is precious.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love this post...and Thelma Jean!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhhhhhww. Molly, Sissy, and Lucy sends hugs.

Revrunner said...

Blankets, towels, sun, shade--sounds like a resort or spa or both. :-)

Sandra said...

tell her I love her and have never met her. I love her black ear, i love her freckled ear, i love her cuddled under her blankie. of course you can tell BB and Baron and Jeanne i love them to...

Primitive Stars said...

Happy tears cause Thelma Jean is loved so much!!!! Great post, Francine.

DJan said...

She is loved around the world. I just love that picture of her all cuddled up in her pink blank. :-)

MarkD60 said...

I love seeing happy dogs!

ThreeOldKeys said...

I am smiling at Thelma Jean and her posse ... they have a wonderful life!

LV said...

I bet you have all the animals and pets around your place spoiled.

Picturit said...

Dog tired, know what that feels like

It's me said...

What a sweetie !!!....love Ria....x!

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Oooooo, she is really a lovely dog.
Everything you wright about Thelma fit so good to the awesome pictures.

Brk Trt said...

How can you not love such a sweetheart...

bailey-road.com said...

What a sweetheart! Love this post.

Rose said...

Ahhh--you are a good mommy...and Thelma is a sweet soul! If I didn't love her before, I would now.

Montanagirl said...

Aw, what a sweet post, and such sweet dogs (friends) you have. :)

messymimi said...

It's a great life, being Thelma Jean.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Aww, she's one lucky dog!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Thelma Jean is the sweetest. Her life is full of fun and love!

Anvilcloud said...

What a sweet post.

Nancy's Notes said...

Aww, I love Thelma Jean and she's so loved by her Mommy! Precious post.

Gert said...

What an amazing post! I can see why you love Thelma Jean, and how blessed she is to have you as her Mommy.

Blessings
Gert

William Kendall said...

That first shot has her in her stoic, noble pose!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, I do love love Thelma Jean!! And I love your captures for the day, always!!

Nancy Chan said...

Theresa, you are such a loving mommy to Thelma Jean and companions. They are indeed blessed to have you to look after them. They are all so, so lovely.

ladyfi said...

Oooh - she is adorable!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a sweetie! I love the last picture. Maybe she needs one of those thunder shirts for the storms.

Debbie said...

awwwww, momma talking about her baby!!! they are all loved and so well cared for!!!!

awesome images!!!

SweetMarie said...

Thelma Jean means being beautiful...hug her for me please!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful family and adorable Thelma Jean!!
As you well know...
Love is the biggest gift.
These moments are priceless and so happy for y'all.
Happy Week!
Peace :)

Irma said...

I love the pictures of Thelma Jean.
I wish you a beautiful new week.

Trollstubben foto said...

This was incredibly warm and nice pictures.
It is not difficult to see that these enjoy themselves.
Lots of hugs from me to the four-legged.
K

Gail said...

Of course she's loved! And quite beautiful.

Fireblossom said...

Awwww. What more could any doggy girl want?

Karen S. said...

Oh Thelma Jean you are so very sweet! Our house had the same stormy weather dog madness last night too! Our Misty seems to know before we do....it's a wild time and I know so scary for her. Big major cuddle time.

Gwen said...

awwwm what a sweet tribute! 2 of our dogs are getting elderly...they'll be 12 and 10 this year. Thanks for sharing. She's a sweetie.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Aw! Thelma Jean (love her name) is so sweet! AND a very lucky girl! So much love....xo K

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful post-----I just want to say, AWWWWWW!!!
MB

Czereśnia A said...

Very sou sweety dogs...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cutie! Theda has lately (in the last six months or so) decided that thunderstorms require running upstairs to find people to be next to. At age 11...
~

Julia said...

You can't help but love Thelma Jean and I happen to know you love those three other fur babies too.
Enjoy your babies,
Hugs,
JB

RedPat said...

Such a wonderful post, Tex! I'm sitting here with a big grin. ;-))

thepoodleanddogblog said...

What a lucky dog and a very lucky human to have each other.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Sweetness and love seen in these awesome pics.
You have a beautiful family and such a good mommy.
Hugs, CM

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Bel hommage, très bel hommage à Thelma, cette chienne fidèle qui a accompagné la vie de ta famille. Les photos sont magnifiquement prises.

Belle soirée.
Roger

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Being Thelma Jean is pretty sweet all in all especially under that pretty pink blankie. She has a good mom.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Your dogs are wonderful and so sweet.
They are loved.

I came back from Romania. There are a lot of abandoned dogs.
A lot of it is driven by speeding cars.
I cried at the sight. It was scary.
Greetings.
Lucia

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Thelma Jean is so sweet! I hope her days are comfortable and doggie exciting!

Michael Manning said...

I enjoyed the photos and the names! Thelma has a beautiful coat, and plenty of personality.

Bob Bushell said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, lovely.

Nancy J said...

What a great girl, and she looks lovely in the dappled shade. one to frame and hang on the wall.

Gosia k said...

your dog behaves like human being

DIMI said...

What a lovely post Tex!Thelma Jean is so sweet!!Lucky having all those beautiful babys with you!I really enjoyed all your pictures!
Dimi...

Pantherka said...

Wow, this is beautiful, I admire your photos Thelma Jean. It is very beautiful.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, You are a great mommy to your pups! Thelma has a good life. Have a wonderful evening and a great day tomorrow!

Farm Girl said...

She is so pretty. I am so glad they keep you safe from those thunderstorms. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Thema Jean is fortunate to have you as her Mum. I love the last shot.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

 Wonderful photos, as I really like these dogs lie!

thewovenspoke said...

Wonderful post and what a sweet dog, happy ,happy, happy :)

barbara l. hale said...

Lucky Thelma Jean! I do believe she has the most beautiful ears in all of dogdom.

Kovács Miklós said...

So lovely dog and very lucky with you :)
Have a great week! Cheers

Paula said...

I say Thelma Jean has it made in the shade.

Our photos said...

Oh, so sweet !

Robin Lamb said...

T, Awww, she's precious!

Lynn said...

Sounds like a good life:@)

Susan said...

Aw, I do love your post T. You care so deeply and that's a beautiful thing.
Thelma Jean is just gorgeous :D)

ellen abbott said...

very sweet

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Such a sweet post. She is precious and I love her covered up getting warm.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I love Thelma Jean she is beautiful and has the best in you Theresa. Hug B

Stephen Hayes said...

She does look like one well loved dog.

Lois said...

Looks like Thelma Jean has it made! My middle name is Jean too and of course, being from the south, my entire family calls me Lois Jean.

Gail Dixon said...

This is one of my favorite posts from you! Thelma Jean is all those things you mentioned, plus she's photogenic. Love the trio nestled at your feet. So sweet!

KB Bear said...

A very very well loved dog! Except for the thunder fear, I'd love to be Thelma Jean! Thanks for this peek at your sweet dog.

Arija said...

That kind of home every dog should have! Thanks for being such a good mom.

Stephanie Faris said...

Aww. This post gave me the warm and fuzzies. My dog lives a similar life, although she's the only dog in this house, so she is missing the companionship of other dogs.

Randy said...

Beautiful girl.

Barb said...

Thelma Jean has such beautiful markings. She's in Heaven on Earth with you. I love her freckly belly.

MarmePurl said...

Such a good mommy.

Lynne said...

Best ever . . . love your Thelma Jean . . . and you!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a wonderful life for the most lovely Thelma Jean!!

Stephanie said...

Awww my heart is melting over Thelma Jean, wonderful post! She is a very lucky dog!

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, I love Thelma Jean. What a sweetheart!

Felicia said...

Thelma Jean is beautiful.

Melissa said...

Love all the different facets to her personality! Very sweet.

Annette Mickelson said...

I love this post (and Thelma Jean)!

Ms. A said...

What a companion! Sounds like she needs a ThunderShirt!

Paul said...

Being Thelma Jean means you are spoiled rotten because you probably deserve to be!

Really nice post, sounds like Thelma Jean is a real sweetie!

Rita said...

Awww! I absolutely love hearing about your critter tribe down there. :):)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great post. Smiled from start to finish. A lucky dog indeed!

Karen said...

She's a sweetheart!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely post! Your dogs are very lucky! :)

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wow! Your dogs have such a rough life :) This post is inspired. The spirit of Thelma Jean pretty much snuggles from under that pink blanket and right into our hearts.

Cloudia said...

this is just one of the dearest things U have ever read



ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

chc c said...

Nice post!
Have a nice day!
Cath.

chc c said...

Nice post!
Have a nice day!
Cath.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa - how lovely to see them all .. and Thelma making herself completely comfortable: half in the sun, half in the dappled shade ..

Cheers Hilary

CHC Photographie said...

Un bon ccompagnon j'imagine!
Belle journée à toi.
Bises Cath

Mary Kirkland said...

How sweet! Loved the pictures of the sweet pup.

Small Kucing said...

I love the last shot the most. Dogs can understand human feeling very much

Halcyon said...

A sweet story and series of pictures. :)

Midmarsh John said...

Bonny Thelma Jean

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I think I'm jealous.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Aww, how sweet! Sounds like a great life.

DeniseinVA said...

Sweet Thelma Jean, sweet doggy family :)

edenhills said...

What a great life you've given her.

Debby Ray said...

Awww....I love this, Theresa! All of your babies are adorable :)

Terry and Linda said...

Ah, yes! Love! Perfect!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

eileeninmd said...

Thelma Jean is so cute, she is loved..And has a great life.. Wonderful collection of Thelma Jean photos..

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Thelma Jean does Thelma Jean just right... and you are such a good Momma. Makes my heart all warm and melty. =) blessings ~ tanna

Munir said...

"Awe" Poor baby. Tired and cozied up!

Justin Carfagnini said...

Aww! Beautiful post! Thelma Jean looks like a sweetheart.

Helma said...

Ahhh .... nice lie in the shade when it's hot :-) They are there to relax. I would like to be beside lie lol ......

Laura. M said...

Have good care;))

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Oh My!!! Thelma Jean has been been a notorious varmint hunter☆☆☆
She must be happy having such a loving mommy♡♡♡
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Brian King said...

What a sweet doggie!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

It's all about our pooches!!
Great shots of Thelma Jean!

Margie said...

Aw T, this is a favorite of mine. Just adorable. Sure love your pooches.

pattisjarrett said...

Aw! Gotta love that sweet girl!

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