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Inspirational Quote of the Week

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

~ Jim Rohn~

EASY!?? What’s easy these days? Walking nicely on my leash? No.  Not chasing squirrels or birds? No. Fetching??!  OMG! NO!!

But I AM getting better.  I’m mostly better when Mom is holding a treat.  Treats are yummy and not being naughty is tough.  If I focus on the treat, I can do anything …almost.

Mom’s writing is getting better, too.   When she reads really old stories that she wrote, she says, “Slow start.” and “Too much telling.” and “Stop barking at the squirrels. I can’t hear myself think.”  Then she works on the stories to make them start out snappier and puts lots of showing instead of telling in the action.

Mom is focused on the treat, like me. But her treat is getting “published”. Published sounds a lot like puppies. I’ll be fine if she gets published, but if she gets puppies, that could be trouble.  I don’t need any smarty-pants puppy competition in my world – and by my world, I mean MY WORLD.

 

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