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The Adventures of Clifford -So it Begins!

Clifford is 12 weeks old and weighs 25 pounds. He’s going to be a BIG dog!

Potty training is hard work. It takes patience, persistence and treats!

Unfortunately, it takes cooperation as well! Puppies are very much like toddlers in the way that they are curious about everything! Everything! Wires, hair, toilet paper, leaves…..everything. Clifford keeps me on my toes! He figured out how to use the cat door to get to his food!

I thought I had my house puppy- proofed pretty well! I guess I was wrong! Since he has been here, I’ve dug up several plants that are toxic to dogs, had to figure out a way to block cat door, hide electrical wires, throw out a gate he destroyed on day 1, chased him down to get leaves, socks, toilet paper out of his mouth. Whew!

I’m exhausted! But I’m smiling. He is a mischievous puppy that is full of love. My heart is full. I have a feeling he will give me a lot of adventures to write about.

Especially leash training! Lord give me strength! Be on the lookout for more -The Adventures of Clifford!

A New Friend

As many of you know, I lost my sweet Jazzy. My house just did not feel like a home without her. I had no intentions of getting another dog. At least not for a while. Then I saw this face.

His given name is Clifford. He sure looks like a Clifford. Next thing I know I am filling out paperwork to adopt him. I was heading to the grocery the next day when I receive a call from a local Humane Society. It was to tell me that Clifford was mine. I burst into tears. The next day I picked my baby up.

He is a hot mess! He gets into everything. Pees everywhere. Bites everything. Chews everything. I’m in love! He’s also the sweetest and most loving little guy.

I was going to name him Clifford Quincy but decided Clifford Tucker was spot on. Cause he is a little tucker at times! 💕

So I might not be on here as much as he requires a great deal of attention. Many blessings!

A Dog’s Life, Letting Go

I had to have my Jazzy girl put down Friday night. I plan to take some time away from my blog. I just can’t focus on it right now. I need to stay busy and keep myself distracted. I lost my best friend.

From FB Saturday Nov 16th

Jazzy went very peacefully. I knew last night before work, this time was different. Kris checked on her through the night while I was working.

I got home from work and she was not responding to things she normally would. Not my touch, not my voice, not me fussing over her eye boogers and once at the animal hospital, not even to dogs barking. She just stared at nothing when I got home and could not stand at all on her own. Once I finally got her upright, she just stood there lost. I knew then. So I picked her up and held her to say my goodbyes. That’s when she peed. Which only confirmed what I needed to do. She beat a stroke and had cancer and she was done.

The process was peaceful. My heart knows I did the right thing. I’m at peace with it. But it sucks. It really sucks. I’m blessed to have had her. Everyone talks about how lucky she was to have had me. I was lucky to have her. She was my best friend. She saw me through a lot of really bad times and never left my side.

Thank you everyone for your kind words. It means a lot to me.

The Powers that Be

I struggle every election. Why? Honestly I feel that we are given really bad options and asked to pick the lessor of the evils. I am not a fan of Trump. I am not a fan of Hillary Clinton either. I have posted before on my views in regards to Trump. I’ve not said much about Hillary. Let’s just say there are many things in this world I trust more than I do that woman. Including gas station sushi. But I digress.

I love my country. I am an American. What makes our country great is its citizens not our political leaders. The system is and has been corrupt a long time. We know this. There’s nothing we can really do about it. The only thing we can do is look at the candidates and remember how things truly are then make a choice. Once elected, the said individual may follow through with some campaign promises. Don’t kid yourself about how some of these things are accomplished. It’s a “scratch my back and I’ll scratch your back” system.

Not everyone our politicians associate with are pristine. There are many corporations in the back pockets of our politicians. To think otherwise is quite naive. Without further ado, here are some quotes about power.