May 14th: Read in the Park

Another afternoon in the park… today just doing a little reading. I am still working on reading The Red Tent so today is getting me a little closer to actually finishing it.

It was a beautiful day. And Mia had fun too!

Between running around with Mia taking pictures, I probably did not get as much reading done as I would have liked… I guess I will have to start making this a regular thing.. maybe I will finish the book by the end of June. 😂

March 30th: Teach Dog a New Trick

Everyone knows the saying… “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Well, I am attempting to break that stereotype! And honestly, I can see why that is a saying.

Mia just turned 7 in February and has always been a pretty well behaved dog, spare some chewing on things and barking incessantly at the mailman everyday. 

Regardless, she has always know how to sit, shake, hi-five, and lay down. So the other day I really wanted to get her to learn “kiss”. She had never really been a dog that licks but I would just like to teach her to “kiss” on command. I worked on it for quite a while the other day… she is kissing now, but I do not think she actually knows what she is doing. Not like she does when she sits or shakes.

If anyone has some good tips for teaching dogs tricks please share them!

February 21st: Visit a New Dog Park

Today is my dogs 8 year adoption birthday! I got her when she was two months old… she was the cutest little thing.

So eight years later I cannot imagine my life without her. So what better day to check this off my list than today?!? I found a new park just a couple miles from my house. There were no dogs there so it was kind of nice for Mia to run around, but also wish she could have had some dogs to run with…

We went to Good Times after and got a peanut butter, dog treat, ice cream sundae! Quite the birthday for the little one.

February 14th: Go on a Doggie Playdate

I think this date was maybe more for my friend Sara and I than the dogs because they did not seem too interested in each other. It was wonderful though. It was gorgeous outside so we went to a dog park close to both our houses. There is a big lake there so after letting the dogs run for a while we walked around the lake, which got my 20 minute walk in for the day. 

Today marks half way to my month of no drinking, although I have a cheat day coming up so not sure if it really counts. But it has been great. Mia definitely enjoys me being home and not galavanting around.

Anyway, Happy Valentines Day to you all. I hope your day was full of love! ❤