My advice for today: never take time for granted.
As in, don’t assume your smartphone clock is always right. Like I did this morning.
I woke up and glanced at my phone — 6am.
I could turn off my usual 6:30 alarm (because I hate alarms) and check my email, Facebook, etc. before I woke up the dog, who I could hear snoring on his pillow.
A lazy, relaxing start to the day.
When the two of us ventured out into the living room some 45 minutes later, the DVR clock held a surprise —
It was 5:45, not 6:45 like my phone seemed to think.
A quick check of my phone’s clock settings revealed that the “automatic date and time” selection that links your phone to the network time was unchecked.
I don’t know how that happened. I certainly didn’t do it. But consider this post an opportunity for you to double check your smartphone settings…
And get all the sleep you deserve tonight.
Posted in Dogs, Humor, Life, Technology, time
Tagged alarm, alarm clock, automatic date and time, cell phone, Dogs, DVR, Humor, life, living room, network, settings, sleep, smartphone, snoring, technology, time, time warp
Happy National Puppy Day!
Only my friends from the South are gonna get this.
Posted in Dogs, Food, Holiday, Humor, Travel
Tagged Dogs, food, Holiday, Humor, hushpuppies, National Puppies day, South, tasty, Travel, yum
My dog Rory turned 16 last December, but he has the appetite of a puppy.
Translation: he’s become a picky little shit.
I’ve tried rewarding him with treats after he finishes his dinner. When that stopped working, I gave him the treats first. Then switched to different treats. Then changed his food. Then his bowl. Then started hand-feeding him.
I’m willing to do the work.
Last week I learned a trick from my vet. I don’t know why she has been holding out on me for so long, but it got him to eat like gangbusters.
Smear a little baby food on top of the dog food.
She recommended chicken flavor with broth. I applied said smear, and could barely get the dish on the floor before Rory was face-deep in his dinner.
I was a very happy Mama Dog.
You can be, too.
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged animals, appetite, baby food, dinner, dog bowl, dog food, dog treats, Dogs, food, Humor, life, open wide, picky little shit
Back in my improv comedy days, we had a mantra:
There are no mistakes. Use everything you are given.
The members of the Pinellas County sheriff’s department in Largo, Florida subscribe to the same motto.
Their office recently garnered big media attention for a misprint in a logo in their department carpeting — “In God We Trust” had become “In DOG We Trust.”
And it took two months for anyone to notice.
With a ‘no mistakes’ attitude, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri just announced that the rug will be sold at auction with the proceeds benefiting a local animal rescue organization.
Appears the rug was right all along.
Posted in Business, Dogs, Humor, Life, News
Tagged animal rescue, Business, carpeting, Dogs, Humor, improv comedy, In Dog We Trust, In God We Trust, Largo Florida, life, logo, Man's best friend, mantra, media attention, misprint, motto, news, no mistakes, Pinellas County, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, sheriff's department, sold at auction, There are no mistakes
Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life. — Dr. Rafael Pelayo
My dog makes my life great (and we both sleep like babies).
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Humor, Sports
Tagged animals, dog, family, life, quote, reflection, sleep, Sports
In my ‘other life,’ I write marketing copy.
Web, collateral, packaging — you name it.
As I was feeding my dog this morning, I received a reminder that any customer-facing text can surprise and delight…
Even something as simple as the freshness dating.
Posted in Advertising, Animals, Business, Dogs, Food, Humor, Writing
Tagged advertising, animals, Business, customers, dog food, dog treat, Dogs, expiration date, food, freshness dating, Humor, marketing, marketing copy, packaging, writing