Sunday, January 15, 2012

How to bathe a Bullmastiff and survive

This is Bear he's our 150 lb Bullmastiff.  As you can see Bear is no little dog.  Bear is just about the perfect dog except for one small thing.....Bear HATES water.  Yesterday we decided that Bear needed a bath.  We don't do them too often and this is why...

One thing you need to know is we have a pretty good size bathroom with 2 doors to access it.
The first thing you have to do is get out some extra towels and take then into the bathroom.  I have to wait until he's asleep somewhere because if he sees the towels going into the bathroom....he knows.
Then I have to sit in the bathroom and run the bath water pretty slowly.  He's used to only hearing shower running so if he hears the tub filling up....he knows.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Giving a little goes a long way

Many people make New Year's Resolutions to exercise, start a new diet, loose weight or break a bad habit and most of the time about a month later their New Year's Resolution is forgotten right up until the new year starts over and they try again.   I was told one time that if you keep doing the same thing over and over the same way & you keep getting the same result then it's time to change the way you do things to get a different result.

So this year I propose to stop the typical non-sense resolutions that never get accomplished and do something that will not only benefit yourself but benefit someone else.  Take a couple of minutes each day to give a gift to someone.  I'm not talking about going out and spending money on someone each day but