We’ve been so very lucky in the Pacific Northwest. Actually, that may just be my personal opinion as fall is my favorite season. Crisp mornings followed by sunny afternoons? Give me all of that, all the time.
However, we have had a few moments of winter….dreary, freezing, hibernation-inducing winter. But! I’m going to try my best to stay upbeat and active during the next few months, even if my body is telling me to “sleep, sleep, sleep.” How do you and your dog stay upbeat and active during the colder, sun-less months? I’m gonna need all the help I can get.
Sage is not my dog, but she has a huge chunk of my heart. Kind, gentle, funny. I love seeing this face walk through the door while I’m at work. Also, she vaguely reminds me of one of my favorite blogger pups…hmm…who could that be??
Oh my gooooooooooosssshhhhh…where does the freaking time go, guys?
I feel like October was a total blur. Work has been super crazy thanks to two long-term employees leaving us (sad) and having quite a hard time filling their positions with competent and reliable people. :sigh: Apparently people don’t like to work anymore. What is the world coming to? Ugh.
But I digress.
Now the really embarrassing point of this post: I’m the worst mom ever. I totally bypassed announcing Ru’s 3rd Gotcha Day Anniversary/6th (or 5th…who really knows?) birthday last Saturday. Yes, it was over a week ago. And no post about my handsome man’s special day?? Let the public shaming begin…
Not to worry, though. The actual day was full of happiness for my guy: a long hike at our favorite park, a frozen Kong stuffed with all of his favorites, impromptu cat chasing, a fancy cookie from a local barkery (har har), a car ride to yet another park, and then we snuggled. A lot.
See? He doesn’t seem too scarred from my internet negligence:
Happy Monday to all of you wonderful people!
In case you haven’t sensed a theme, Rufus really enjoys a good game of “King of The Mountain.”
Have you seen this article yet? It turns out that dogs have emotions, guys. I know! Who would have thought? Oh, right…all of us.
Sometimes when Rufus is off-leash, he has a tendency to lose his mind. Without thinking, his nose gets the best of him and before I know it, he’s taking off across a field or through the trees leaving me in the dust.
But then there’s this really wonderful moment in which I can still see him but he can’t quite find me from a distance. In that moment of panic, his whole body freezes and his face drops. I imagine he’s thinking something along the lines of, “Oh my god oh my god oh my god…I’ve lost my mom forever.” And then? I call out his name and he spots me. He immediately starts running towards me at full force with his tongue wagging in the wind. Our little reunion means everything to him.
In that moment I’m reminded of the fact that my dog is more than “just a dog”, and I’m sure that anyone else who has ever loved a dog has a similar anecdote or story to tell. They truly are the best creatures on earth.
I have recently changed my schedule around at work, which means I finally have Sundays off! I had forgotten the beauty of a lazy Sunday. It’s pretty darn fantastic.
Sundays are for:
1. Leisurely and meandering walks in the park
2. Baking sweets and indulging in an extra cup of coffee
3. Blogging and blog reading
4. Reading a wonderful book for hours on end (currently loving Eleanor and Park)
5. Treating your pup to a frozen Kong stuffed with pumpkin, peanut butter and blueberries
6. Online window shopping (this cardigan, please and thanks)
7. Having zero expectations for the day and loving that feeling
Happy Sunday, friends!