One Life Lesson for Dog-Lovers

Dogged Persistence.  Keep Showing Up.

You know those bad hair days?  The days when your  kick-ass drive fails you and your energy drags?   You  get to bed late,  have a fight with your kid,  miss a deadline;  you come home to find that your 8 year old Great Dane, for the first time EVER left liquid poop all over one part of your living room rug … Arrgh!

In short,  you have a week where NOTHING works?

If,  in spite of all of that,  if you still kept showing up Every Single Day of that no-good-terrible-awful week … Guess what?

You won.  You won because you kept doing the work,  putting yourself out there – whatever your “out there” is.  You found a way to keep doing all of the things that you were expected to do.

Or,  you decided to pick your battles and you re-organized your to-do list.

And,  if you’re a dog-lover sharing your life with at least one canine companion,  you pull yourself out of that bad hair day faster because you know and celebrate your dog’s best gift:  the constant reminder to live in the present moment and not to EVER  hold a grudge.

Deadlines are negotiable,  rugs can be cleaned and we can always say, “I’m sorry.”  [gplus count=”true” size=”Medium” ]




  1. says

    Hi Kathy!

    I just discovered your blog when I came upon your amazing writing contest idea on BlogPaws. I was so impressed by the idea I had to check out your site, and I’m so glad I did! This post was just what I needed to read today, as I had a frustrating morning trying for the 100th time master loose leash walking with my dog. This is a great reminder to me to move on and “keep showing up,” I know my dog and I will get there eventually.

    Very inspiring post and site, I’m looking forward to following! Great to meet you! 🙂

    • htkhp says

      Hi back, Julie – thanks for taking the time to track me down at Healing Rescue Dogs. Glad I could help you out with just a little bit of inspiration. When I can get back to working with Tessa – I may be looking for some “pay back” inspiration. I’ve lost about 2 -3 months of working with her because of an inflamed (mine) shoulder. Happy to meet you you and I’ll catch up with you over at BlogPaws.

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