Monday, June 24, 2013

8 SECONDS--AND BENNY

This is Marcus, he has his hat over his heart while they sing the "Star Spangled Banner."  Saturday night Mom went to watch him and his big brother Micah ride the bulls.  Micah made it 7 seconds and hit the ground, Marcus made it 8 seconds...YAY.... but then the bull beat him up.  He came in second, with ripped jeans, a bruised calf, and thigh.  He is still limping but says he is going to continue to ride.  Secretly Mom wishes he wouldn't.  She thinks there will be lots more times in their lives that she secretly wishes she could stop them from doing what they choose in life.

So Mom and I got to talking about that 8 seconds thing over the weekend and then we got to thinking about our friend Benny.  We know right now he is working on his 8 seconds, and the Big C is that darn bull.  We picture little Benny in his cowboy hat and spurs just kicking that bull's butt. 

I told Mom that I think Benny's whole life has been a 8 second ride, cos that is how us doggys are.  We jump on the back of that bull and enjoy the ride.  We watch out of the corner of our eyes, at our loved ones standing up and cheering us on, and if we hit the ground we tuck and roll, and get right back on.  It's the ride we enjoy Mom not the prize, and maybe my ride may be shorter Mom then you want, or harder than you would ever expect but its our 8 second ride, and let me tell you Mom we enjoy it!  Celebrate my ride Mom just as Benny celebrates having a Mom and Sister and blogville family that love him, and stand up in the crowds cheering him on!

Stella Rose

27 comments:

  1. Stella....you have such an inspiring post today. Gives us all a lot to think about. Go, Marcus, and Go, Benny!

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  2. What a grreat way to put it!

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  3. Way to go, Stella, Angus and Maggie! That's it in a nutshell!

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  4. Oh My, Marcus and Michah are so brave! And Stella we love the talks that you and your Mom have about life, thank you for sharing them with us.
    Hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  5. STELLA!!!!! You've got us in tears here with your 8 second story and how it relates to us little one's (especially our furend Benny.)

    Just beautiful! Simply beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  6. Thank you for those words today Stella, they touched my heart to tears and I hope they will be a comfort to Benny's family too.
    Love,
    Christy

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  7. Love this Stella. Very touching!

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  8. Pawsome post we are cheering you for your fine words. Clap, clap, bravo. Darn right ride em cowboy Benny.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. I don't think I could stand beside of an animal like that 8 seconds let alone try and ride it! Wow!!

    Many hugs to you guy!
    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby
    http:/simpaticodreams.blogspot.com

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  10. THIS is JUST the kinda Post words we need to hold near and dear to our ♥'s. WISE you ARE!!!

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  11. Morning Stella (well for me it is),
    You post made a small waterfall come from my Mommy's eyes. But she said she was not sad, exactly. She described it as bittersweet. All I know is, after she read your post she gave me the biggest hug and nuzzled my velvety ears.
    Love Noodles

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  12. Such a great post today. I am gonna go find my doggies and give them a lotta love right now.

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  13. Stella you have packed a lot of learning into such a short amount of time (life can do that to you!). Those are wonderful words you spoke today and we all need to take them to heart. God Bless you and your whole family and my prayers are for Bennie and his family circle!

    Love,
    Gampy

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  14. Stella, you are so smart! As you know, we dogs do not spend a minute worrying about tomorrow because we live every minute of our lives. I keep wondering how we can teach that to our peeps!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

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  15. Aww I really love the anaology Stella, it is so true in the way you little ones think. I would be worried too for Marcus, he seems so little, but you make a lot of sense like always! Hugs from leah and Kirby!

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  16. Howdy Stella Rose, great post sweetheart. We couldn't agree more. Rory is sad cause Angus isn't coming over butt I told him they will always be brothers in Blogville just like he and Sammy were. One day, somehow, they will get together! Have a good day everybuddy. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

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  17. U r 100% right u r 1 wise puggie
    Urban hounds

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  18. Do you have your own kid? Who is that cowboy? I just LOVE kids!

    So glad you like the snow too. It's really one of God's best creations!

    Nora

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  19. You are wise beyond your years, Stella!
    Such a touching post!
    Stewey

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  20. this is a perfect anology for all pet owners

    urban hounds

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  22. You are very wise Stella Rose. Our 15 mo old pup lost her leg to bone cancer - and she jumped right back on that bull and rode like the crazy cowgirl that she was. Her quantity of life was way too short, but her quality was fabulous. We learned a lot from her - just like we can learn from all our pups.

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  23. This was an absolutely beautiful post.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  24. Your words are 'RIGHT ON'!
    love
    tweedles

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  25. Oh Stella that was a lovely way of putting things, we live in the now, not the tomorrow and we enjoy each day to the full :) Hugs xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  26. Oh Stella Rose, what a wonderful way to describe life. May Maggie's, Gussie's and your 8 seconds last a very long time.

    Janice, 2 Pugs and a Boxer Mix

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  27. Oh Stella Rose thank you for mentioning Benny. What an adorable little man and so respectful taking off his hat
    Benny & Lily

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