Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Perspective Does Wonders For My Dog Mom Soul

It's been a crazy, busy couple of weeks. I finished up, and put the final touches on, our Bodacious Holiday Ornaments over a week ago. We shipped out most of the ornaments. We're trying to coordinate the last of the deliveries. It appears we'll be shipping some of those orders and making a few last minute ornaments. In addition, we welcomed a new member to our lil' rescue family. I'm getting things ready for the Bodacious 12 Days of Christmas that's launching December 1st. We're participating in the Whiskers in Wonderland event on December 4th and we have TWO tables this year. I'm also trying to catch up on a ton of work stuff, and we're restocking our Bodacious Biscuit Love Bin and putting together a list of recipients for our Bodacious Holiday Baskets.


It's only Wednesday. It feels as if it should be next Wednesday. Yes, it's that crazy around here. I'm running on fumes. When I poured my second cup of coffee this morning, I was almost on the verge of, "Screw coffee. Where's the wine?"

Then, something happened as it always does when I need a good dose of perspective. 

A beautiful member of our Bodacious Community posted this on her wall. Accommodating the link was a short write up....

“To my Seymour peeps, this is the guy who walks by Tri-Town Plaza daily! He stops at Dunkin' every morning around 7:15-7:30ish! He is a really nice guy who loves his dog and doesn't want to give her up. I've helped him out for the past couple of weeks, when I stop at D and D.... so if you see him, stop, he'll talk to you, he's extremely gracious and appreciative!!”

I reached out to this lady, also named Lisa, and asked, “If we shipped a box of biscuit love to you, would you deliver it to Dave and Dora?”

She immediately said YES. I did a little happy dance.

I taped up one of the largest shipping boxes we have and filled it with biscuit love, 2 doggy blankets, the brand new winter jacket we purchased for Coco a few weeks ago, but it was too big, a Bodacious Holiday Ornament, plush toys, a portable water bottle/bowl, and a t-shirt for Dave. I also included a little note.

When Lisa arrived home from work, she gathered everything that needed to be shipped...including the big box of love for Dave and Dora.

Amid the packages we mailed, was also shipped a complimentary festive box o' biscuit love and Bodacious Holiday Ornament to a very special pup who was diagnosed with aggressive cancer.

After Lisa left, I sat on the sofa with our kids.


The kids and I were snuggling under multiple throw blankets. On our sofa. In our warm home.

Earlier in the day, I prepped chicken, rice, and vegetables for our kid's meals.

I prepped dinner for Lisa and I.

Dinner was simmering in the crockpot. It smelled delicious.

My trail of thoughts snowballed from there.

Throughout the 15 minutes or so it took Lisa to run a quick errand to the post office, I just sat there.

I let it happen.

The wrecking ball of perspective.

If being busy and overwhelmed with to-do lists and stressing out because of upcoming holiday stuff was the only thing I had to worry and fret about, I was doing okay.

Actually, I was doing better than okay.

I had no right to complain, bitch, gripe, and groan.


It does wonders for my Dog Mom soul.

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