So January 1st came and went. Did you make any New
Year’s resolutions? How are you coming along with those? If you are tackling
them without a problem, bravo! For those of you who are having trouble
achieving them please consider this:
·don’t be so hard on yourself
·pick, small attainable targets that move you
closer to your goals
·give yourself rewards for small achievements
Remember, do not get upset that you are not where you want
to be. Maybe what you wanted to achieve was too big. Instead focus on the
progress that you are making.
In my blogs I want to also include domesticated and
undomesticated animal species that provide wonderful experiences for (and have great impacts
on) people. In this example an atypical species (monkey) allows a pregnant
woman to have a special, unique experience. Read about it and see it here:
As we celebrate the holidays please remember to somehow
someway enjoy yourselves. Also see if there is a way that you can perform a
kind act for someone else. I plan to dress my puppy, Molly, in a Santa suit and
hat. Then we will head to a nearby nursing home to spread some cheer.
Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a healthy, happy, prosperous
Here is yet another amazing example of how dogs are enhancing the lives of people.
This example shows how dogs are being used to help stressed college students.
If I had a therapy dog while I was in veterinary school I would not have graduated
because I would have been with the dog all day! Read about the therapy dogs here: therapy dogs help college students
If I needed to go into a store I would not feel comfortable leaving
my dog tied to something outdoors. I love my dog too much and would worry about
dog theft. Maybe that is the NYC girl in me. This new idea may allow pet
parents to feel comfortable about leaving their dogs outside while they run
into a store.