Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Find a Balance

I like having my friend Honey Bear over.
I mean, after all, we play and tark (balk/talk) and rough house and cuddle.
She just came over for 5 whole days, which was cool, because I never had to be alone -EVER.

Like most good pups, I really, well, kind of like don't EVER want to be alone.

That being said, after a week or so of constant companionship, my mom and Yvonne both had to leave today to get some work done....

Well, as you might expect, I was not thrilled.....until, that is...I saw that mom was giving me a chicken flavored treat...AND put on the animal planet for me.

I mean, I GUESS I could find it in me to be a little uncomfortable for the sake of a treat.
And, after all, absence only makes the heart grow fonder:)

Today's Challenge: Take some time to be alone. Get yourself a treat. Relax.
Find something enjoyable about your personality. Trust that this alone time won't last forever. Nothing does.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gosh I Am Cute Today

Okay, so I had to go to the groomer yesterday, because, well, I stunk...

(hee hee).

I also had to get my woobie groomed because, well, it was stinky winked out as well...

pew wee....

I hate the idea of going to the groomer, but once I do, boy do I LOOOOVEE the drying part.
I even like to pretend like I am at the groomer when my mom does her hair in the mornings..woot woot!

Look at how beautiful I turned out..and a little lighter around the waste, if I do say so myself...

Today's Challenge: Do something you don't like the idea of, but know will make you feel better anyway.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Look in the Mirror and Like What You See!

Today, I decided to really take a look at myself and to, "You are a okay!" That would be nice, I thought, for a change, as opposed to finding every little part of my doggie hair or my figure that just don't work exactly like I want them too.

And after a good look, I think I am pretty cute, you?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What are You Doing for the Holidays?

What are you planning to give instead of receive this holiday season?

That is what I've been thinking about, anyway.

That is why I am giving extra kisses, extra cuddle time and less barking.

Come on, jump on my band wagon and think of someone other than yourself today.

Besides, you may get a treat in the process!!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Welcome Home

My mom just got back from a trip visiting her family in New Orleans. Boy did I miss her.

Sometimes, when people leave us for a bit, we get huffy and puffy and feel like we should take it personally.

That was how I felt for the first few days, anyway. I pouted and pee peed inside.

Had tantrums and that kind of stuff.

But then I got to thinking...wait, when you love someone you want what is best for them, and this trip, even though it might not be best for me, might be best for her.

I decided to make the most of my time alone with Yvonne and, guess what?
I gave my mom mad kisses and licks when she got home!!!!

Today's Challenge: Let someone go. You will be surprised with the result.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chilly Willy

Make sure to snuggle bunny in something warm if you live anywhere besides, say, Aregentina or Los Angeles (you get the picture).

It is getting cold here in Chicago-town, but, boy, I am GOOD TO GO, because mom helped me take care of myself by growing my winter coat (double layer, which rivals any thinsulate companion) AND, she got me groomed.

Not only am I looking smart, but I am walking warm too.

Next step? Some cute winter doggie boots to keep the salt out from between my toes:0

Today's Challenge: Get your needs met. Don't live in deprivation. There is enough in this universe to feed us all.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Paying for the Consequences of Our Actions

So, as some of you, I like to eat..I like to eat a lot.
and, it turns out that all of my mom's friends' statements about me looking "bigger," "fuller," and, um, shall we say like chubby chubkins may actually be true..

Oh sure, like all good co-dependent/enabling mothers, mine kept saying it was just my winter coat..but, alas, the weight-gain is true and, alas, I have to "cut back" my eating habits substantially...This is not only hard on me, but hard on mom, because I am cute, you see and she loves to give me immediate gratification.

My mom's issues aside, I am responsible for my own happiness and I know to live a long, happy dog life, I need to cut back.

So, I am trying to remain positive, but definitely taking this calorie cut ONE DAY AT A TIME.

Today's Challenge: Be honest with yourself. Are you telling yourself that something you are doing, thinking or believing is true when it is all just a bundle of self-protective lies? Try to look inside and stop taking the easy route..You will undoubtedly pay the consequences in the end.