Category Archives: On the Bog

Comedy Night at Froggy Bog!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Laughter is medicine! On the Bog! Mary Kate Kopec. Love and Big Hugs!

Comedy Night at Froggy Bogs!

The darkness of night had fallen On the Bog, lit only by a faint crescent moon tucked behind thick clouds, some gently twinkling stars, and lots of blinking fireflies.

The pleasant summer day had been sunny and warm with a happy, cooling breeze to make their playtime an absolute delight!  Kat, Bear, and Wogs were all tuckered out from their big outside adventuring and silliness.

Nestled inside Starry Cottage On the Bog, they all snuggled together on their big, fluffy couch and listened to the froggy boggy sounds outside.

Kat (smiling and wondering) It sounds like they’re laughing!

Wogs (nodding and smiling back)Yeah, must be stand-up night, and their comedian is hilarious!

Bear (thinking the frogs were probably laughing at them for spending such a good night inside and missing out on all the moonlit fun, wagged the end of his tail with eagerness, but then yawned):  Mrow.

Laughter is medicine! On the Bog! Mary Kate Kopec. Love and Big Hugs!

Laughter is some powerful medicine!

Laughter can actually reduce pain and encourage healing!

And let’s be real … we could all use some healing right now … if not physically, then mentally and emotionally.

As we dip into yet another wave of pandemic challenge and hear more about the climate crisis, and …, and …, and …, … … … whatever the world is throwing our way, it can be hard to stay positive.  Upbeat.  Lighthearted.  … Or even, just to be okay and hanging in there.

Our morale can drop, and with it, it can take our overall well-being (including physical).  So it’s important for us to find ways to laugh and lighten up … to be bright and smile!

It’s important for us to connect with our loving, happy peeps!  It’s important for us to be seen and heard.  And it’s important for us to feel loved, smile big, and laugh hard!

So hug yourself or the creature sitting next to you (human or furry), and tell yourself this goodness: I am LOVED!  I am NEEDED!  I am a BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL LIGHT IN THIS WORLD!

Smile and laugh!  Share your smiles and laughter with others!  (Did you know that even if you have to force a smile or laugh, it still helps??? … It’s true!)

So in these times when it can be easy to see darkness, I offer to you the gentle, loving, hugging reminder to Focus On What You Can Do To Help Your Body Cope And Heal!

And right now, you can smile and laugh!  And know I love you!!!

Love and Big Hugs Mary Kate

A Scary Time!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

A Scary Time! It was a scary time On the Bog!  Lightening struck, and thunder shook the very walls of Starry Cottage! Dark skies roiled.  Heavy rain blew and blustered, drenching everything in sight and obscuring the usually chipper sights of the Bog.  All the creatures were silent and still, hiding in their homes and… Continue Reading

Nighttime Spectacular!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Nighttime Spectacular! Kat, Bear, and Wogs were all snuggly buggily sound asleep in their happy little Starry Cottage On the Bog. But outside, nightlife was vibrant and alive in a peaceful nighttime spectacular!  The frogs and crickets chirped and sang in a restful, serenading ambiance. Fireflies twinkled everywhere being delightful little stars on earth.  Stealthy… Continue Reading

Clog On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Clog On the Bog! The rains came and went, leaving bright sunny skies, happy greenery, and brilliant blossoms On the Bog! To celebrate, Kat, Bear, and Wogs hosted a delightful Bog Daze summer fun day!  But with all the fun, games, and yummy nummies at the munching stations … there was a clog On the… Continue Reading

Invasion of the Frogs?!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Invasion of the Frogs?! Early summer rains brought cool winds and dark skies.  Kat, Bear, and Wogs were nestled warmly near the toasty fire in their Starry Cottage On the Bog! Inside, Kat, Bear, and Wogs cozied up on their comfy couch and listened with giddy glee to the happy, froggy harmony coming in from… Continue Reading

Turtle Time!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Turtle Time! With summer quickly approaching, activity On the Bog was at an all time high!  And the turtles were getting in on the action! The blue skies were mostly clear, and the sun was bright and happy.  Bug and bird life fluttered, flittered, and flew all about, buzzing and chirping, humming and tweeting, and… Continue Reading

A Curious Visit!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

A Curious Visit! New visitors to the Bog stirred the creatures far and wide – along with Kat, Bear, and Wogs – with joyful curiosity, and BIG HOPES! It was a delightfully warm and sunny spring day!  The rains had greened everything up, and bright, yellow dandelions dotted the soft, plush, green grass. A happy… Continue Reading

Frogs On the Bog!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

Frogs On the Bog! Spring rains had come and gone throughout the night.  With the new day, the nearly clear, blue sky was brightened by the happy, warm sun and dotted by only the occasional fluffy white cloud. The air smelled fresh and renewed, and the gentle breeze invited exploration and adventure!  Everything on the… Continue Reading

Birthday On the Bog!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, and Wogs)

Birthday On the Bog! Gifted with a beautifully bright, unusually warm, and cheerfully chirpy and buzzy sprwinter day, the Bog was alight with birthday glee and delight! It was standing room only as everyone gathered ‘round to wish Bear a very Happy Birthday … and to see his sleek, totally cool, new ride … the… Continue Reading

A New Happy Place!
On the Bog (with Kat, Bear, & Wogs)

A New Happy Place! With the snows gone, sounds of spring abounded On the Bog! The day was bright and inviting, with only a bit of a chill remaining in the air. Out for a refreshing walk, Kat, Bear, & Wogs ventured deeper into the woods beyond the Bog and found a new happy place!… Continue Reading