For the last couple of years, I decided instead of making a bunch of resolutions that don’t last more than a week I would guide my year by a single word. For 2020 it’s simplify.
Sadly of course life rarely is simple. Lately it’s not been helped by the fact that I’ve been coughing up my lungs for 4 weeks and counting. Lack of sleep, magnified by the short days this time of year, has made things less than simple!
You know what can make things more simple? Pets. In my case my dog Frankie. Ok maybe “simple” isn’t the best word but I had to tie it in somehow! Just spending 10 minutes with your dog will not only reduce your stress but actually make you happy! So the next time you feel your blood pressure rising grab the nearest dog toy or even just give him/her a cuddle. How can that not make you happy!
I know I’m preaching to the choir, if you have a dog you already know all this stuff. The downside sadly is that they just don’t live long enough. When they are gone the house is quieter. There’s no more walks.
The best way to make them live on is to celebrate them as long as they are here. A gorgeous portrait of them on your wall will remind you that they will always be part of your family, your story. Don’t be left with only low res phone snaps with bad lighting. We can also capture your relationship you have with your dog, instead of you being behind the camera.
There’s still some time left on my February pet special, don’t wait too long.