I wanted to share some good news and tell the readers what has changed my world. I adopted a 2 year dog named Romeo! I have been suffering from numerous health ailments including high blood pressure. Since bringing my dog home my stress level and blood pressure has gone down!! My life has changed for the better in so many ways. Happiness is the love from a warm dog.
Oh, cheers to this! Love love love! Break open the bubbly to celebrate, because dogs are the best! Who else is going to greet you warmly every single time you leave the room and come right back thirty seconds later? Certainly not my children, I can tell you that. Who else loves you no matter what kind of day you’ve had or how you look or if you’re popular or not? Not the school kids! Dogs are ever loyal and loving. The best kind of friends and companions, and that is the truth! Dogs are BOSS!
Recently, I finally convinced my husband that we needed to adopt a dog. I didn’t want a puppy because house breaking a dog can be enormously challenging, and with four kids, I need to keep my life as simple as possible. But still, we wanted a loving dog pal. Adoption is a great way to feel good about helping your community and saving a dog’s life! Many of the dogs there are older and have been surrendered by their owners for many reasons. A great number of the older dogs are housebroken and crate trained. BIG cheers to that, darling! I wish I could have given birth to a potty-trained 3 year old…hah!
We named our dog Fredo, like the character from the Godfather. Not because he’s stupid or turned against his family…cough, cough…but because he was the oldest and he was looked over by the “Family”. Mama mia….the tragedy.
Fredo has been the best and most fulfilling addition to our family. He not only provides love and affection, but I can also feel the sense of calm and comfort he provides at the end of a long stressful day.
Thank you so much for sharing your love story. Here’s a huge salute of gratitude to our furry four legged family members. They are truly one of life’s greatest gifts.
The Beat Babe takes a shot on: DRINKING and THE HOLIDAYS:
The holidays are approaching, and drinking and eating are both such easy and common ways to connect socially with friends, family and co-workers. That being said, it’s ok to give these types of social events a break, or say no, if you are on the health wagon and you are serious about your goal. Focus on that. Let your friends know that you love them, but you are really trying to make a healthy change and that you need their support. If your friends start complaining about your lack of participation, suggest some other activities you could do together that don’t require a beer bong. Take walks, play tennis, get coffee, play cards, cook some healthy holiday recipes– there are tons of things to do that don’t require imbibing! Stay strong, be honest and don’t feel bad about making some healthy changes. There will always be more parties!
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