Day 10 – Hot Tamales

It’s been a long ass day – y’all have those?  12 1/2 hours logged today at work – I tell you not to complain but to set the stage – it’s just the nature of my job – tasks tend to come in cluster waves.

Anywho, finally home at 8:45p and STARVING.  James is home soon with something to eat but I’m starving NOW.  Enter the Hot Tamales – I AM a sugar fiend and YES…that’ll do given the circumstances.

Of course, that’d be the end of the story except for Sammi – Sammi would like some Hot Tamales too…look at this face…

img_1661 How can I say no?  And I don’t – she’s off with her candy treat.

As I was chuckling to myself it occurred to me that Sammi absolutely adores me – not necessarily anything special about ME but more about our relationship.  You know that saying…

“They may not remember what you said, but they’ll remember how you made them feel”

So she’s probably not gonna remember this evening’s treat necessarily but it’s the day in and day out interactions that she’ll associate with me.  Not empty words but love in action.  Add that to the lessons our pets teach us.

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Blessings – DM

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.