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Pup Resolutions

Happy New Year!!!!

I try not to have New Year’s resolutions, per se. Or at least I don’t call them that. I call them goals. Though I have several for myself–mostly writing and scrapbooking goals–I also have some for the pups.

One of them is spending more time with each individual. I always treat my girls as a pack; what one does the others also do (other than baths, I can’t handle bathing more than one at a time). This year I want to interact with them on a one-on-one basis; which is easier said than done. My girls are so bonded with each other that if one of them is by herself, she stays by my bedroom door until she’s allowed to go back with them. Go figure. I guess I need to be a more interesting pack member.

Another goal is each dog will learn two new tricks this year. Everyone knows basic obedience, despite the fact that they like to pretend they don’t. However, I want to teach some silly tricks just for the fun of it. Because they’re so chatty, Nia and Luna will learn speak and I’ll probably do agility with them. Also with Nia, since she’s so toy driven, I want to teach her at least ten different toys. I want to teach Clara roll over and maybe play dead or shake. Molly might learn shake and sit up pretty (something she does from time to time, but not on command). I don’t know what to teach Haley. I’ll have to think about it.

I also want to get my dogs so trained that I can get a picture of all five of them sitting still. That’s going to take awhile.

I have some weight goals for Clara, Nia, and Haley. Clara needs to loose and keep off 3 pounds. She’s eleven pounds, but due to her size she needs to be about 8. I’ve been cutting back on her food, but she always finds something to eat whether it is edible or not. Nia and Haley need to gain weight. Haley needs to be around fourteen pounds and Nia around sixteen; both are around ten or eleven.

Lastly, and the most important, I want to make it through 2016 without adopting another dog. That doesn’t include inheriting dogs. It just means that I will not pursue an addition to the family canine wise. Rats are a different story.

Well those are my dog related resolutions (goals). Do you or your pets have resolutions for this year? If so, let me know in the comments.

Fun fact: The study of dogs is Cynology. I found that out a couple days ago.

Anyway, until next time if your human wants to exercise more, make sure to help them by stealing things and making them chase you. Good human!

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2013 Goals

“Make a New Year’s resolution list that includes 10 goals. They don’t all have to be writing-related, but at least 3 of them do. Then refer to this post often this year and update it as you complete your goals.”

I know, it has been quite a long time since I’ve written. Shortly after I started blogging again, I got put on new medication and I moved out of my apartment. Needless to say I got out of the habit of blogging and I’m trying to get back into the habit. Sometimes I wish I had a deadline or at least a wingman (or woman). Who knows, maybe after I get married next month (yes married!), I’ll find someone in the town my fiance lives in who also likes to write. Until then, I guess I’m on my own.

The above quote is a Writer’s Digest Writing prompt. I subscribe to the WD Newsletter and once a week there’s a new prompt. I decided that I’d use that prompt to help me get back into blogging. So here are my goals for 2013:

  1. Write a blog post at least once a week until May in hopes that by the time May comes I’ll be back into the swing of blogging.
  2. Stop blaming myself for every little thing that happens. Similarly, stop apologizing for things that I had no hand in.
  3. Finish my novel Heat Rises, get it edited and self-published. Also write two additional novels (or finish the other three novels that I’ve started).
  4. Steampunk my study at my future husband’s house.
  5. Participate in my groups on Experience Project by writing stories about my experiences.
  6. Let God lead in my life rather than trying to lead my own.
  7. Spend more one-on-one time with my rescue dog. Since my Shih Tzu and my mother’s Toy Poodle mix are a lot more social/secure, my Rat Terrier often gets overlooked due to her insecurities.
  8. Tone down my OCD and control freak tendencies. Just because I’m not doing a particular task doesn’t mean it won’t get done right.
  9. Complete various scrapbook projects and enter them into the county fair in August.
  10. Write in my journal more than twice a month.

When I make goals/resolutions, I try to make ones that I know are feasible and that I can attain. For me the worst thing to do is set goals and not be able to follow through with them. Perhaps, if I finish these goals by the time June comes around, I might create another set of goals for the rest of the year. However, let me not get ahead of myself.

Did anyone else create goals/resolutions for the next year?