Love Breaks Rules

 Love Two









Normally I would expect that if I put a piglet in a tigers’ cage, I  have provided the tiger a snack. Put five piglets in the tigers’ cage and I have taken care of dinner. In my mind that is a high probability outcome, so I made it a rule.

Over time, I have noticed that there is one thing that will blow my rules out of the water when it enters the mix.

It is called Love.

Love Three










There are occasions when this is very easy to see. It just takes the right mix of circumstances.

A tiger with a broken heart, is a different tiger.

She is not hungry. She is depressed. She is making herself sick with her grief.

She has prematurely lost three cubs.

Into that void enters Love in a very special way.

It brings together piglets who need a mom, and a mom who needs to Love some babies.


Love One









It is nice to be reminded occasionally, how easy it is for Love to break the rules I assign to Life.

These pictures were taken In California, went to Anne in England, on to her brother Andy in Australia, and then to me in Guatemala. They have now reached you.

Love does break rules. It can show up anywhere. May it bless your Life today.

Smiles. ET

Published in: on June 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Harry’s Back Home

Harry’s back home. We have been having a blow the last several days. Casa Cortez has felt chilly outside, and the patio is not even being used by Harry. He slept in my room last night. He doesn’t like all the bluster outside either.

Harry is doing better. He is home again. He sees Jen everyday and bounces around like a puppy when she arrives. If she is distracted by humans on her arrival, and not paying attention to Harry, he begins to bark at her.

He walks with Jen, day or night, and now accepts when she brings him home to Casa Cortez. Harry knows what the command “stay” means. When it comes from Jen, he listens. What’s that about?

The first day Harry came back home, he ate like a St. Bernard. He disappeared right after dinner. I didn’t know it at the time, but he had a date with Jen. They were out late, but he was here in the morning.

So we are getting in to a rhythm again at Casa Cortez. Harry still spends time on the porch. even with the wind. He has a really good view from there. He gets first view of all our visitors. Harry seems to plan ahead a lot. I’m trying not too.

Smiles. ET

PS: To always know what Harry’s been up to, just put his name in Search. Now, look a little to your right. and you will see the Search button. Search will gather all the Uduzit posts about Harry on one page for you, and search works great with other subjects too. Thanks for stopping by. ET

Published in: on April 15, 2008 at 11:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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Harry Ran Off with a Woman

The other night Harry didn’t come home. He is my friend and I get concerned about him. It appears he has found a new love. The fine accommodations and great food at my place, seem to have little attraction for Harry at the moment. Harry has found a new lady to love.

Harry is my dog. He has become a patriarch in the San Pedro street dog community. Harry had a lady who he lived with for six years, and he became very attached to her. She had to go back to London, and Harry’s world crumbled.

Harry’s first love has never returned, but I think he decided he is ready to love again. Sadly, I know his new lady will leave too soon, but that’s what happens here at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. This is a community of travelers.

In the meantime, Harry will have the opportunity to love again. No matter how it all unfolds, Harry’s life will go on. Harry is a survivor, even when experiencing turmoils of the heart, he will keep on going. Harry knows how to survive.

Harry also knows about restaurants, He gets hugs and attention at Jarachik, where we go each morning for breakfast. That’s where he found his new love. Here is Harry in a contemplative moment on the patio:

Harry deep in thought.

When we are out, those eyes of his also get him an occasional snack, if I don’t catch him in the act. Harry is a big dog. You can tell Harry hasn’t missed very many meals.

But, Harry’s life has been missing something. He has wished to love again. His wish has now come true, and as his friend, I will be here to see to what he needs, when he needs it. Not much more I can do at the moment.

So for now, I get to relive a lesson experienced long ago. Love knows no bounds, and because another loves someone else, it does not mean they love you less. A lesson learned far too late in my life.

I think I’ll just wait till Harry comes home, and not use this situation to feel anything but a smile for him. Besides, I know that when Harry gets his appetite back, he’ll be home. Harry knows where he doesn’t have to work for his dinner.

Actually, I think Harry Potter has got a pretty good thing going.

Smiles. ET

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Published in: on April 13, 2008 at 3:07 am  Comments (3)  
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