Leader Feature: Joanne Morris, CKO, Morris Animal Inn

Joanne got roped into this short interview by her dad, ever have that happen? I’m so glad she did. Joanne is a lovely woman who is running a third-generation business, and shares a nugget we’ve not heard before. Click here to view it now.

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Dog Lessons to Use…

We are six weeks in to the new year. How’s it going for you?

One thing that keeps me going is my pup, Kingston. He’s a German Shepard, my first. I’m finding him to be smart, kind, comical and wonderful.

So today I thought I would share a couple of quotes about dogs that may delight you as much as they did me.

From Doris Day of all people. A movie star from days gone by that knew this truth.

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”

So true for me and maybe you. I don’t spend a lot of time deeply troubled. However I have down days, stressful days, and days that I don’t call stellar. On those days, it’s wonderful to have warm bodies covered in fur, wet kisses and wiggly bodies so excited to see me.

I’m rarely lonely because there are living spirits that want me to come home, that want me to be well, that want to be fed! Isn’t that the truth about dogs, and cats and horses and all our pets?

Here’s another quote by that popular author, “Unknown.”

“One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.”  

What I adore about this quote is sometimes, in these cold late winter days, you just feel down. There really isn’t any reason, and it doesn’t matter why, and a dog loves you anyway.

This is the most important message of this week: A dog loves you anyway.

How amazing and wonderful is this? When you are feeling down, deeply troubled, even slightly blue, remember please that a dog, cat, horse, bird or fish, love you anyway.

Now, don’t you feel better?

Let me know how your pets help you deal.

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Is your life an adventure?

Is your life an adventure?

Set your intention.

Ask yourself:

Where does adventure live?

How can you visit it this week?

 

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A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote:

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”

~Helen Keller, American author and educator who was blind and deaf (1880-1968)

 

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Leader Feature: Jodi Ross, Pet Rescue RX

This week’s leader is doing something amazing for pets, and the people who love them. If your pets need meds, you will definitely enjoy what this innovative company is doing. Get them on your radar; you’ll be glad you did.

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Why Not Try a Purple Heart?

 

I’m not a big fan of the color pink.

It doesn’t go well with my skin tone, it’s very girly, and well, I don’t even need a reason to feel that pink is my least favorite color – so there you have it.

I bring this up because this time of year, pink is literally everywhere because of Valentine’s Day.

How this may impact you.

There may be customers like me that don’t enjoy the color pink, Valentine’s Day, or things the world tells us is “cute” or “appropriate.” Why not do something different, unique and startling?

What if this year, this decade, you decided to alter the norm? What if you went with a different color, a different look, a new approach?

What would you have to do?

Ask new questions of course!

Instead of, let’s get out the red and pink for Valentines Day, why not ask, “What’s a new thought around this holiday?”

Here’s what came to me.  “Why not use purple this Valentine’s Day?”

Then, of course, I thought about a purple heart and that took me down a whole new wonderful road.

A Purple Heart

Here is what Wikipedia offered:

The Purple Heart

Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Purple Heart Service Ribbon. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military.

And with a tiny bit more digging.

The idea of the purple heart originated with General George Washington in 1782.  In 1932, on the 200th anniversary of Washington’s birth, the concept was revived by the U.S. War Department and the name changed to the Purple Heart. Bearing an image of Washington, it is awarded to troops injured by the enemy.

My heart is filled with gratitude for those who serve our country. My dad was one of them, and so what if you honored those brave souls this Valentine’s Day?

Or what if…

You asked your packs, tribes, peeps about the pets they know that gave their lives for others, and create a lavender heart for them?

The ideas are endless. Let this post spur your thinking and forgive my disdain for pink,  however, look at what we both learned!

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