Saturday, January 31, 2015

"My E-Book Published Works"

"Afraid of Love"

By Nancy L. Silk


"Embraced By Love"

By Nancy L. Silk


"A Dog's Story (A Short Tale of Kedge)


"Camp Tough, Lessons Learned The Hard Way"


"A Personal Confrontation With Breast Cancer"



Local shelters will be caring for many, many more kittens, puppies and adult pets.  Our local Cache Animal Shelter took over 20 years to get going on private donations only.  Now, they still depend on such donations.  That is why ALL royalties from my books AFRAID OF LOVE and EMBRACED BY LOVE, as well as my short stories, will help support them.  Don't be shy, buy my'll be helping homeless animals; and you'll be enjoying good reading.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Marcus Aurelius Quotes, Just A Few

"You have power over your mind - not outside events.  Realize this, and you will find strength."


"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."


"Our life is what our thoughts make it."


"When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, and to love."


"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."


"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking."


"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."


Monday, November 26, 2012

"Do It Anyway, Please!"

"Do It Anyway, Please!"

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; 
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; 
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; 
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; 
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; 
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

(Written by Mother Teresa)

"Walkin In A Doggie Wonderland"

(Sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland)

Dog tags ring, are you listening?
In the lane, snow is glistening!
It's yellow, NOT white, I've been there tonight,
Marking up my winter wonderland.

Smell that tree?  That's my fragrance!
It's a sign for wand'ring vagrants;
"Avoid where I pee, it's MY property,
Marked up as my winter wonderland."

In the meadow dad will build a snowman,
Following the classical design..
Then I'll lift my leg and let it go, man,
So all the world will know it's mine, mine, mine!

Straight from me, to the fence post,
Flows my naturally incense boast!
"Stay off of my turf, this small piece of earth,
I mark it as my winter wonderland."

(From the Northern Calif Dachshund Club "Teckel Teller" as submitted by Laura Eckard, Dec 1998)

"A Christmas Poem From A Dog"

"A Christmas Poem From A Dog"

Eyeing hydrants, digging holes,
Drinking from the toilet bowls.

Playing games of "tug-o-war,"
Putting scratch marks on your door.

Rolling over, playing dead,
Getting dog hair in your bed.

Scaring folks who bring the mail,
Chasing cars, as well as tail.

Barking, begging, heeling, howling,
And also on occasion, growling.

Romping through a field of grass,
Sneezing, snoozing, passing gas.

Sniffing everything I see,
Peeing on the Christmas tree.

Woofing, wagging, chomping, chewing...
These are things I sure love to do!

(But, I'll try not to do that Christmas tree thing...)

(From Northern Calif Dach Club "Teckel Teller" as
sent in by Cindi Todd, Dec 1998)

"A Dog Show Poem"

"A Dog Show Poem"

(Silkwind's Centurion ML, "Franky" taking Best of Breed at Mt. Ogden KC)
January 2, 2000 - March 12, 2013

There was a time, there really was,
when I was sweet and tender;
When SHOW DOG meant a Disney Star,
and Bitch was not a gender.

I went to bed at half past ten,
I went to church on Sunday.
On Saturday I baked the beans,
and did the wash on Monday.

But then I got a certain pup,
and an erstwhile friend said, "SHOW."
And so I did, and so I do,
OH! What I didn't know.

I used to dress with flair and style;
That was the life, don't knock it.
But now each dress from bed to ball
Must have a good bait pocket.

I used to have a certain air,
I wallowed in perfume.
I used to smell of Nuit D'Amour,
Now I smell like Mr. Groom.

My furniture was haut decor,
my pets a tank of guppies.
Now I've furniture unstuffed,
and well-adjusted puppies.

Once I spoke in pristine prose,
in dulcet tones and frail.
But now I'm using language,
that would turn a sailor pale.

I was taught to be well-groomed
no matter where I went.
Now all the grooming that I do
is in the handlers tent.

I used to long for clothes and jewels,
and a figure classed as super.
Now the thing I yearn for most
is a nice Pooper-Scooper.

I adored a man who murmured verse
through intimate little dinners.
But now the words I thrill to hear
are just three' "Best of Winners."

I rise at dawn and pack the car,
the road ahead a long one.
The one I routed on the maps
invariably the wrong one.

I really love this doggy life,
I wouldn't care to change it.
But when I get that BEST IN SHOW
I plan to rearrange it.

And when my time on earth is done,
I'll go without much nudging.
Just give me three weeks closing date,
and let me know who's judging.

(author unknown)

Sunday, November 25, 2012


"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.  A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness.  He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side.  He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world.  He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.  When all other friends desert, he remains.  When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens."
(Senator George Vest, 1870)        Photo is 1955, Taffy, one of my very devoted friends