Sunday, August 15, 2010

Miss People and Be Okay with It...

Here is me waiting for my mom at the door of the Paris in Chicago coffee shop. Boy do I miss her when she is away...

Today's Challenge: Let someone else know you care. Stop being ashamed of loving other people. It is a good thing.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Today's Plan

1. Cuddle bunny with mom.

2. Snack all day, even though I'm supposed to be on a diet...

3. Play

4. Cuddle

Today's Challenge: Keep it simple, stupid. Life is easy, when you live it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm Cute

and I don't care who knows that I KNOW it either.

Today's Challenge: Accept your cuteness and don't be afraid to be proud of it either!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Who Says?

Who says you can't nap all day,

Or take a leap in a puddle after the rain?

Who says that you MUST eat dinner at a certain time,

Or skip dessert every night of the week?

Not me. That is for sure.

I live life one day at a time. I march to the beat of a different drum. But I am still considerate of those I love.

Today's Challenge: Do something out of the ordinary that doesn't hurt anyone, including yourself. Rules are often self-imposed walls.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stop Talking

When I get bored, I bark.

When I want to play, I bark.

When I lose my ball under the sofa, I bark....

But my mom seems to love me most when I am silent, sweet and soft like the wind.

Today's Challenge: Stop making so much noise. People WILL notice you without it. In fact, they may even get to come closer...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Keep on Trying ....

As you know, a few weeks ago I got clipped on accident by a gorgeous greyhound.

Unfortunately, this accident scared me a lot and since then, I have been very skiddish at the park and amidst other dogs.

My mom kept taking me back every day until, guess what?

Yesterday I was able to play with a big dog again at the park.

The benefit of being pushed far outweighed the fear of doing so.

Today's Challenge: Remember that you never let the fear of dying stop you from drinking and drugging, so why would you let the fear of living keep you from doing it?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday dear Sammy, I'm cute and I'm THREE!

Today, I had chicken, played with a new friend at the park and has some special time with mom.

Today's Challenge: Celebrate yourself and stop waiting for someone else to do it for you.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Life Happens...

Today started off well..sunny, Sunday...a 40 minute walk and then, even better, mom decided to take me to the park..
Well, as you can imagine, I was overjoyed..played, ran, made a new friend..for at least an hour it was happy, happy, happy Sammy...

And then, a greyhound showed up..she was gorgeous and ran like a gazelle. At like 7 inches tall, i am much slower than an 85lb greyhound, but I just wanted to fit in and to run her run and play her play....

I was trying to keep up with the Jones', so to speak...

As I chased her, she turned to face me and we collided right there in the middle of my fun park day..
Boy, was that scary, considering, I couldn't walk afterwards and then had to be rushed to the emergency vet...

4 hours later....

Good news is I am OKAY, on pain meds and have full use of my paws...
bad news, I caused myself a whole lot of stress trying to be part of the "in" crowd at the park...

Today's Challenge: Be okay with who you are and where you are. It is one thing to challenge yourself and another to pummel right into a greyhound....think about it...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friends Don't Let Friends

Eat their dinner alone...
At least, that is MY favorite time of day....

Today's Challenge: Make a meal or have a meal or buy a meal for someone else. Feed yourself with the food and the gift of the connection that comes as a result; those relationships are the food that will sustain you in sobriety.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sorry Friends

So sorry about the delay..but, hey, sober doesn't mean lacking self-centerdness all the time, for sure.
So, here is what I am thinking.
I have a friend who is sad today. Sad and needed a hug.
I'm spending the day with her.

Today's Challenge: Go find someone other than yourself who needs help. Really, it will do you wonders.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Making People Feel Guilty Is Never a Good Idea...

Today I did not want my mom to go to work.

So, what did I do?

I put on my most pathetic face...see example.....
and my mom said, "Wait a minute, this is very very sad for me, Sam..."
So, I thought about some things and I realized that just because I am cute, doesn't mean I should use it to make others feel bad for taking care of themselves.
Today's Challenge: Keep your cuteness to yourself. Let others be free to live and have successes in their lives too. Trust me, the more you make others feel free to fly, the more they will be interested in coming back to you...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Today's Challenge...

Curl up in a ball and take a nap....

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy, Happy New Year from Sam the Sober Pup
I am hanging with my momma and eating treats and stuff.

I wish you all a happy year
with lists of gratitude
With hugs and treats and all those neats
And loved ones even too.

I gnaw my bone to happiness
and health and human kind

For peace and love
and a warm fuzzy hug
when you are feeling blue.

Yes, happy, happy New Year
to you and you and yours,

Thanks for your time in reading my rhyme

I'll be back real soon with more.