Monday, December 29, 2008

Poetry Train Monday - 81 - You Are So Beautiful

On Dec. 28th, my little beagle/Nova Scotia duck toller mix turned 8 years old.

Here's a few recent pictures of her:

My cousin's daughter, Sarah got a preschoolers' camera for Christmas and took as many shots as me at Christmas Dinner.

Here's her picture of Xena:

Notice the 3-year-old's vantage point!

For the Poetry Train today, I'd like to dedicate this song to Xena, and thank her for 8 beautiful years together as a Pack. Happy Birthday to my little furry chum.

You Are So Beautiful

You are so beautiful to me
You are so beautiful to me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful to me

Such joy and happiness you bring
Such joy and happiness you bring
Like a dream
A guiding light that shines in the night
Heavens gift to me
You are so beautiful to me

- Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher, 1974

Enjoy the song performed by Joe Cocker:

Check out the other stops on the Poetry Train.


Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, how precious. What a perfect song to dedicate to your dear furry friend. Happy Belated Birthday to your beautiful Xena! It sounds like you are lucky to have each other. :)

I hope you and your family had a wonderful, Merry Christmas! And I wish you the happiest new year yet in 2009.

Shelley Munro said...

I really like beagles. They're so intelligent. Thanks for introducing Xena to us. :)

Happy New Year, Julia.

Jill said...

She must a real good dog!She is surely cute!

Linda Jacobs said...

Cute pictures! And thanks for the song; it's one of my favorites. Now I'll be humming it all day!

Amy Ruttan said...

My parent's current dog Snoopy is a Beagle. She's very loving. She loves both my kids to death.

Though since she was a puppy when Sumo was 6 months old I often wonder if he learned some bad habits from Snoopy. ;)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Xena's gorgeous. Nothing Snoopy-like about her -- and that's a compliment. I think having Snoopy would be difficult.

Raven said...

Happy birthday to your sweet puppy. Beagles are such sweet dogs... Nice pictures and a perfect song to mark the occasion.

Anonymous said...

very sweet--your love shines here shines through in every photo and word!

my son and i would like to get a dog...but we need to fence our yard a bit better first! i think the big monkey will enjoy the dog in reality even if not the idea!

Bobbi said...

Cute puppy - I mean doggie! Happy birthday Xena!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Xena!

nice song...

Anne MacFarlane said...

Aaaw - such a cute dog. Happy Birthday to Xena.

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Xena! Psychokitty (real name= Savannah Jane) turned 17 on Christmas. :)

gautami tripathy said...

Happy Birthday to XEna. A great name, indeed!

BTW, your link at Poetry Train is not working.

I will put it again for you.

Wylie Kinson said...

Xena is gorgeous, and obviously very loved.

gel said...

I am a dog person who also is a poet and artist. Happiest of birthdays to your cute dog! Happy NY to you!

John Tran said...

I love the 3-year-old's vantage point of Xena! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by blog. Interestingly I get emails for some camera guy named John Tran from time to time! What can I say, John is a common name and Tran is also a fairly common name, in Toronto anyways! Happy New Year!