We’ve been pretty bogged down here in Iowa with cold, COLD weather and LOTS of snow….but it didn’t stop my 10 year old Malinois, Tommy from wanting to go out and play! A good reminder for me to just keep moving forward and making the best of what ever comes. Dogs are fabulous for being that constant ‘in the moment’ presence in our lives.
So what ever your New Year’s resolutions or hopes for self- improvement include this coming year here’s my reminder to add a little something in there designed especially for your dog.
In fact I came up with a few possibilities for your consideration:
Learn a new trick or two.
Take your canine pal on a monthly visit to someone who needs their spirits lifted.
Include walks that allow you both to ‘just be’ and sniff out all the wonders of the woods, the beach or the quiet park at the end of the street.
Commit to a better weekly grooming routine (fur, feet, teeth and ears) so Fido looks, smells and feels good.
Upgrade to a healthier diet. Yes, for both of you! 🙂
Donate some time or resources to a rescue or shelter in your area.
Find a weekend get-away where you both can have some fun. (like our Dog Camp in June!)
More exercise. Yes, for both you! 🙂
or as the sign in my office says: Bark Less, Wag More & Play Often!
Happy New Year to everyone.
Robin, Tommy & Diva