Is your 2015 off to a wonderful start? I sure hope so!
It’s been quiet around here, which I appreciate. We rang in the new year snuggled on the couch, playing Wii, and enjoying a local beer.
The herd couldn’t believe we stayed up past midnight, and they spent all day yesterday sleeping to recuperate. That’s about how wild we get for NYE! (Every year when we watch the ball drop, I always think… NYC on NYE? My personal hell. I can’t imagine anything worse than that. Seriously. Nothing. Worse. Shudder.)
Anyway, as always, the new year sparks all sorts of ideas for changes and improvements. Personally, I’m not one for the whole “New Year, New You” stuff. I think you’re perfect just the way you are. Yes, YOU! We don’t need to be “new usses” (not a word, probably), but I do love to set goals that improve areas that could stand for a little sprucing. And that includes ways to improve things with and for the herd.
My Top 3 2015 Herd Goals are outlined below, but I’d LOVE to know what you plan to work on in the year ahead! Please do share in the comments!
- Get back in the routine of daily walks. We lost the habit in Louisiana and, shamefully, haven’t made the effort to start back up. This is Number One on the list because it’s super important to me.
- Restart agility with Cooper in the spring. His “reactive rover” trainer said she’d be happy to find a way to accommodate his stress level in a group class, so I can’t wait to get back into it. He LOVES agility.
- Nail down a supplement routine for all four fur-balls. More on this later…
Sparse, right? Looking at the year ahead, I know it’s going to be a busy one. Between John and I, one of us is scheduled for work travel nearly every month, and we already have half a dozen weddings to travel to. Plus FT work, and we both do PT work (me teaching, him editing studies for EPA). Plus life stuff. Plus the million little things that crop up. Whew!
So, I wanted to keep the goals SUPER simple and focused around overall wellness.
As for the rest of the time? My main 2015 objective for the herd is to have fun! That means hikes (for the dogs) and puzzle time (for all four). Lots and lots of games. A revamped backyard, coming this spring. Maybe a nosework class for Lukey, and I’m looking for a place to take Emmett swimming.
All fun things!
So, how about you? Are you a resolution person? Do you set goals for your pups? I’d love to hear what you’re working on!
Have a wonderful weekend!