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Aside

Bonsoir toute la monde!

I apologize for my lack of blogging of late; the semester is ramping up and combined with research  I am a busy gal (plus, I need some sort of social life). Anyway, until I can unwind a little bit and compose a legitimate post, click here for something to make you smile and cure the Monday Blues!

Stay wonderful.

Doggy Photo Bombs

How Dogs Do It

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Hey Baby Loves,

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving 🙂 I ate lots of tasty food, spent time with family and drank copious amounts of wine and champagne because well… why not? Antioxidants, yo. There was an underlying hint of sadness to the holiday for me [though I hate to say it]; mostly because my boyfriend and I broke up the week prior so it was my first holiday sans partner. We were together for 5 years, so suddenly not seeing or talking to my best friend has been difficult, but life continues. I’m trying to stay distracted so if anyone has any advice, I’d love to hear it.

That’s all I’m going to say on that depressing subject SO to lighten the mood… these pointers are derived from this article which focuses on 10 Things We Can Learn From Our Dogs That Will Make Us Happier and Healthier Humans. Being an avid dog lover, it’s extra fabulous. Anyway, here they are:

1. Live in the moment. Each day is new and singular with great possibilities untainted by the lens of past experiences; take it as they come. Don’t dwell on past disappointments and don’t fret over the future, good or bad. This moment is all any of us has for sure.

2. Forgive. Don’t analyze why people did what they did, don’t harp on understanding it. Simply forgive you. The past is gone and time is precious. Every day matters.

3. Reward yourself with treats once in a while. It’s OK. Treats are good! Treats are part of being in the moment, showing love and appreciation to yourself and those around you. Treats can be small and include time spent together away from the complicated busy-ness of the world.

4. Take good care of yourself. Take naps, clean yourself, get exercise, get pampered, get regular checkups, take walks in nature and enjoy life without guilt. Make time each day for basic care so you are vital and ready for challenges and opportunities. Be the best you and be happy.

5. Attitude is everything (and body language and tone of voice matter). We’re here together now and that’s what matters.

6. Walk in nature. You’ll feel better, notice the natural beauty and let the stress of the day go.

7. Hugs matter (and kisses even if you have dog breath). Touch matters. I want to sit next to you and lie next to you and look you in the eyes so you will know how much I love you because I can’t put it into words, so I will show you.

8. Know your real needs. We don’t need a lot of stuff. Remember that.

9. Take time for the simple things (like laying on the furniture together). It doesn’t matter that I don’t like the Real Housewives of anywhere but I’m lying next to you and you’re happy. That’s enough.

10. Love is the only thing that really matters. If you are breathing, it’s a good day. Neither of us is perfect and it doesn’t matter. Real love sees no flaws. You will love me regardless to the end of my days. And I will do the same for you as long as I can and after.

Stay fabulous. Woof.

Poisonous Foods For Pets

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As many of you may know, I am a huge animal lover. My family has many animals that we love dearly, and I tend to surround myself with individuals who share my amour for our fellow fuzzy (or not so fuzzy) friends.

I am not alone in my animal adoration; countless families all over the world open up their homes and hearts to animals, primarily dogs and cats.. which is the focus of this post, sort of.

Amongst the dog and cat owners out there are the ones who like to feed their lovable companions table scraps. Although the occasional hunk of meat is not awful for your animal, many people are not aware that there is a whole host of foods that are poisonous to your pets! In an effort to save lives, I wanted to shed some light on these deadly foods. Hopefully you do already know about them, but if not… now you do, and please be sure to spread the word.

DO NOT FEED THESE FOODS TO YOUR DOG OR CAT:

– Chocolate
– Coffee
– Caffeine
– Alcohol
– Avocado
– Macadamia Nuts
– Grapes/Raisins
– Yeast Dough
– Hops
– Apricots, Peach Pits
– Mushrooms
– Cherry
– Currants
– Raw Eggs, Bones
– Xylitol
– Star Fruit
– Onions, Garlic, Chives
– Salt
** There are, or course, many other things that can pose a toxic threat to pets, but these are commonly found in kitchens and what I dubbed the ones that could accidentally be fed to an animal with good intention.

Now, if your dog or cat has a teeny tiny taste of the above mentioned foods, it does not necessarily mean certain death. Most of these foods need to be consumed in large quantities to have a deadly effect, but why risk it? Save the people food for the humans.

If your beloved pet does ingest any of these foods, in any quantity, it is probably best to call your veterinarian and hear what they have to say and what steps should be taken. If you want any additional information, check out any of these links.

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Knowledge is most valuable when shared, so pass it on! Stay awesome, friends.

Recycle A Bottle, Feed A Stray Dog

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Hey Friends!

I’m about to go to bed but before I do, I wanted to sneak in a quick post since I haven’t done so in a little while. Mostly just to say hello 😉

How is everyone???

I have a picturesque post heading your way soon, so get excited for that. From January 10th-15th I spent some time in the lovely state of Colorado, and let me tell you… I loved it!! Everyone there is so friendly, the food and beer is delicious and local, the geography and landscape is absolutely gorgeous and the outdoor culture is huge there, which I was a huge fan of. Max and I went to stay with a friend in Boulder, but we also spent some time in Denver, Vale and Fort Collins. I didn’t take a ton of pictures, but I really like the ones I did manage to snap, so I hope you do, too. Maybe I’ll upload those tomorrow. We shall see!

Anyway, before I hit ze hay, I wanted to share a really awesome article with all of you. It takes place in Istanbul (has anyone ever been here, by the way? It’s mentioned in my most recent NatGeo so obviously now I have to go), and this idea is just so amazing. I love the guy who created this, and I hope you can appreciate the good he has done. Please also be sure to click the “gallery” in the middle of the article as well. There are some fabulous ideas there that I think would be wise to be duplicated. I’ve already emailed Burlington/BCA to see if they had any interest in replicating the deposit ring.

Here’s the link: CLICK ME!

I hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying their weekend! Hugs and kisses ❤

Your Majesty, The Canine

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Bonjour mes petits amis!
Here is an article I came across on Huffington Post a few days ago. It’s adorable, hilarious and about dogs – so it’s pretty much a guaranteed win. Per usual, I’ll copy and paste a few pictures, but please click here to actually see it in its entirety. Good stuff, I promise!

Behold the majestic dog.

Yes, the dog is perfectly elegant in every way…

Maintaining unflappable focus…

Derp.

Whether in motion…

Or at rest…

Daaawwww ❤ Stay grand!