Happy New Year!

Hey Y'all!  I am so excited to be writing blog posts for your reading pleasure.  This is my very first blog post ever!  I have always wanted to say, “I love to write or I am a writer” but creating pet products with my family is what pays the bills.  I have been blessed to be a part of the pet industry since I was about eight years old.  When I look back on my life, it has always involved pet stores, grooming shops, and trade shows. The one constant factor is my love for dogs.  I have always had a dog or dogs in my life.  Always.  

So, here we are… another new year is here!  Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?  I never really do.  I find it daunting.  The last thing I need is more guilt.  But as I get “more wise and aware” of the fact that I am not as young as I used to be… I realize I have to keep on moving my body.  Even when I don’t want to.  I would prefer to snuggle with my two dogs, under a blanket, watching Netflix.  But the cool thing about my dogs is we could be in the middle of some serious snuggling and all I have to say is “wanna go outside?” and they jump up like “Yipppeee!”  I don’t know about you but I don’t have one work-out buddy that ever reacts that way.  It is more like- “I will go if you go!”  But the dogs are like “YES!  We want to go!  Let’s go now!”  So, dogs make it easy for us to get outside and get our bodies moving.  Someone should develop a workout based on a dog’s outside time.  Run as fast as you can with your nose to the ground.  Now, roll back and forth on your back.  Now, jump up and trot around the barn, again, nose to the ground.  Stop, breathe the air, then run and tackle the cat and play with her for 30 seconds.  Sit, and then use your leg to scratch behind your ear.  See where I am going with this?  Could you imagine putting your FitBit on your dog?  We live in the beautiful country, so my dogs get to run and play in the great Kentucky hills.  Why don’t I run and play with them?  I need to do that more.  They have the best time just running wild.  I wish I could enjoy running like they do.  The look of pure joy in their eyes… it is the best.  The look in my eyes when I run… it is the worst.  If we played and were active when our dogs were active- we would be super fit.  But would that mean every time they nap we could nap too?  I could handle that work-out plan.  Go outside, play hard, come inside and nap.  You know, dogs have this whole fitness thing figured out.

Now, get outside and be like your dog!  Healthy and happy!