Research suggests that a mere 8% of New Year’s goals are met. I admit, Baylie and I fell short in keeping our 2014 New Year’s resolutions. After all, Baylie was a naïve pup when she posted her first resolutions for the New Year and for myself, I offer no excuses other than it’s been a trying year with many unexpected challenges.
by Malia Ragan
Before Baylie came onto the scene, my house was decorated in the style in which I prefer. It wasn’t long before I noticed the differences in our taste of decor. I like everything neat and tidy. Baylie likes that lived-in look.
Baylie is fast becoming a decorating mogul in the canine arena. Dogs and cats in the neighborhood copy her style. Baylie prefers the outdoorsy, rustic look. She likes the feeling of bringing the outdoors in, literally; cabin cottage, shabby chic all rolled into one. I recognized her unusual talent in interior design as a wee little pup. It is truly a gift since dogs are colorblind and are thought to see only in shades of gray.
1. Guaranteed weight loss without spending a dime on gym membership. I lost 8 lbs. and three inches.
2. Puppies make excellent cleaners. Any morsel of food, crumbs, paper or spills are lapped up by your puppy in a nanosecond.
3. No need for an alarm clock. Your wake-up call for the next six months will be when the sun comes up or when it’s time for puppy’s breakfast or potty whichever occurs first. You’ll also get to see what your back yard looks like in the moonlight at 3:00 a.m. while you are out potty training.
4. You’ll never worry about your cat becoming bored or obese. She will now get plenty of exercise and stimulation running laps inside the house; jumping from furniture to furniture to avoid the puppy.