Don’t Worry…Be Happy!


My dog Susie says 

Out with the old…. in with the new


Ring out wild bells to the wild sky

The flying cloud, the frosty night

The year is dying in the night

Ring out wild bells and let him die


Ring out the old, ring in the new

Ring happy bells across the snow

The year is going so let him go

Ring out the false, ring in the true


Ring out the grief that saps the mind

For those that we see no more

Ring out the feud of rich and poor

Ring in redress to all mankind


Ring out a slowly dying cause

And ancient forms of party strife

Ring in the nobler modes of life

With sweeter manners, purer laws


Ring out the want, the care, the sin

The faithless coldness of the times

Ring out, ring out, my mournful rhymes

But ring the fuller minstrel in


Ring out false pride in place and blood

The civic slander and the spite

Ring in the truth and right

Ring in the common love of good


Ring out the shapes of foul disease

Ring out the narrowing lust of gold

Ring out the thousand years of old

Ring in the thousand years of peace.



This was written over 150 years ago by Lord Tennyson but seems as applicable today as back then. Lets hope that in the untarnished, robust and reinvigorating New Year, we can all have respect, admiration and peace for each other. Happy New Year everyone! 


Sandy and Susie 

P.S. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions from my neighborhood friends: 

Dusty the male Boxer: I’ll never have another one-night stand with another mutt again! 

Maggie the Poodle: I’ll finally understand that the cat is from Venus and I’m from Mars! 

Buster the Dachshund: I’ll never ever ever chase that damn stick until I see it leave his hand!  

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