Happy National Puppy Day!
Only my friends from the South are gonna get this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
When you travel for business, you pack a lot. You get it down to a science.
I can pack for most trips 10 minutes before I leave.
Personal trips are a completely different story.
I don’t know exactly what I am going to be doing every hour of the trip. There is no ‘uniform’ that I can put on for each activity. Plus, my vacations are usually a bit longer…and I have to pack for the dog, too.
And he likes to have a lot of choices.
For 20 years, photographer Peter Thorpe has put his dog in costume for his annual holiday card — first Paddy and then Raggle have been dressed up and propped to celebrate the season.
No Photoshop allowed.
Seeing this display, I’m even more resolute to never dress up my dog for Halloween or Christmas.
And definitely not Thanksgiving.