Friday, June 11, 2010

Words, Words, Words about Silliness

"Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again." Mike Myers

"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Hoover has taught us a lot about silliness in the last thirteen years. He doesn't care who is watching when he wriggles in pure, unadulterated joy. In fact, he seems to appreciate the audience and invites us to throw ourselves onto the grass and wriggle, too.

Go forth this weekend and be silly. Hoover the Miracle Dog says it's the best medicine, and I believe him!

PS If you only read Questioning in emails or a reader, please click to the blog itself today and take a look at the fresh new layout. I encourage you to do this regularly because there's stuff on the sidebar that you miss if you only read the feed.


  1. Awww, they both look so happy!

  2. It's wonderful to see how much joy this furry miracle dog Hoover has brought to your lives, long may it continue:)

  3. Love the new layout, so clean.

    I agree that silliness is important. My mom liked to goof around a lot when I was a kid, just doing crazy dances and making up words. I do this sometimes with my own kids, and they respond with even bigger silliness. It's great until people start spilling their milk.

  4. Ah hah... a sneaky way to get a photo of your son's haircut and he doesn't even realize it!!! Nice outsmart :->

    Pets sure do help us reconnect with a side of ourselves that we sometimes lose. Thanks for the reminder.... Tonight I'm too tired from getting ready for a graduation party, but tomorrow I plan on being silly!! It will be the perfect opportunity.

  5. ... and they say that one should never work with children or animals! Imagine how mundane life would be without their carefree ability to embrace life..


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