Meet little Mialy, Mia, and their father…known simply as Baba. They—along with 15 other siblings—made up my host family during a time spent in the arid region of southern Madagascar, where I was doing research on the Antandroy communities.
I often think back to this family with bittersweet fondness. When I was there, I was profoundly inspired by their love for life and their appreciation of the simple joys it brings…while endlessly cheered by their wide grins and generous laughter.
But now, when I glance at this photo, their visage seems to reveal a truth much deeper…and my heart aches a little.
Nevertheless, the sound of their laughter will remain with me forever, and I am thankful to have met them…and grateful for the lessons they taught me in treasuring the simple moments in life.
Because today, we would simply like to wish you a lovely day…
and to tell you all that you are beautiful…and you are loved.
Oh wait. Huh?
What was it we were going to say again?
It seemed to have slipped our mind…
Well, whatever it was—we wish you all a wonderfully lovely one!
In honor of today, Samantha and Puppydoc have decided to set aside their genetic differences to don these appendages, so that they,
with proper enthusiasm, could wish you all…a Happy Easter Day.
And we hope you have a wonderful one!
It is true that when it comes to guard duty,
Puppydoc doesn’t particularly seem to know what she’s doing…
Despite that, we would still like to wish everyone out there a safe and comfy April week!
I wonder who wins this pouting contest…?
Either way, wishing everyone out there a lovely, very un-pouty week!
Oh, don’t mind us. We’re just admiring you…
Have a wonderfully wonderful day!
Samantha and Puppydoc would simply like to wish you all a wonderful and blessed day, wherever you may be.
That moment when everyone’s trying to look their best, but no one knows what’s going on…
A cheery Puppydoc and an inwardly grinning Samantha would like to wish you all a wonderful start to March…filled with fuzzy thoughts and yummy treats.
Is it just us…or do you also get the funny feeling that Samantha and I are being watched…
So we’ll go ahead and wish everyone out there…whoever you are…wherever you are…a lovely, cuddly end to the month!
A very relaxed Samantha and Puppydoc would like to wish you all a pleasantly sunny day full of warm blessings and widened smiles.