Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!


225602-Colorful-Happy-New-Year-QuoteIt’s the time of year when everyhuman thinks about resolutions. They want to climb higher, do better, get healthier, and be happier. They swear they’re going to eat right, get organized, be creative, and break all their bad habits.

I’m here to say, resolutions can be fun. I resolve to:

Knock over the garbage pail.


Steal food from the table.
Β cocoa
Nip the mailman.
Pull my head out of my leash.
Get into the cabinet where my food is.

in the cabinet

Push through the baby gate.


Sleep on top of the bedspread when Mom isn’t home.


Eat a shoe.

Drink from the toilet.

And bite my winter coat AND BOOTS.




Mom’s resolutions are a little more modest. She will:

Read 200 picture books again (and drink 200 chai lattes).


Submit 10 stories to publishers, agents, RYS, or her online writing group.

Write 10 brand new stories.


I got this…

And meditate 4 times a week (she’ll need it).



Comments on: "Resolutions" (65)

  1. hannahandlucy said:

    We hope the New Year will be a good one for you all Cupcake.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  2. I think you and your Mom have some grand new years’ resolutions……now – can you KEEP them?????

    Hugs, Sammy

  3. sounds like something Momwithoutpaws can do, except she drinks coffee, and hums a lot so all is good

  4. We think you both have some great resolutions going, Cupcake! From experience, Chili can assure you that eating a shoe is well worth it; try to pick one of your mother’s favorites (it will surely taste better!). Happy New Year to you both!

  5. that are great resolutions… call me if you need a helping paw… I can metitate, my doga-pawsistions are famous – and I’m good to solve the garbage challenge… and my paws are fast when I grab food from the table :o)

  6. Happy New Year, Cupcake and Genevieve. May 2016 be all that you hope for. Love the word art and, of course, your lovely photos, Cupcake πŸ™‚

  7. Both of your resolutions sound like fun. (Breaking into the food is my fave of course. πŸ˜‰)
    I only made one so far. Mom knows that one. But I need to get on this! Tomorrow is my last day to do or not do whatever it is I’m resolving to! Queen of procrastination!!

  8. Happy New Year Cupcake and Genevieve! Wonderful resolutions.

  9. Happy New Year, Cupcake and Genevieve! Love the photos and the resolutions πŸ˜€

  10. I resolve Eko and Penny will not be reading this post!

    • Darn it! They are the perfect size to get some of these things done. They are not cursed with tiny legs like me.

      Love and licks,

  11. You are amazing Cupcake and MOM! Happy New Year!!!

    Linda and Boomer

  12. Um, Cupcake…we don’t think those are the kind of resolutions you’re supposed to make. πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year!

  13. Yup. Cupcake you may want to think that over…

  14. Marty the Manx said:

    Well Cupcake, your resolutions may make for good stories for your Mom at least MOL!

  15. Come on now, Cupcake, be a good dog like me. I got a head start on my resolution and am going to work on it all of 2016.

  16. Happy New Year, Cupcake. I like your goals ; I’m going to borrow some of them. Lady

    • Feel free, LC. Sharing is caring. I think that applies to sharing naughty behavior and trouble, too…. Happy 2016!

      Love and licks,

  17. LOL! I just love your New Years resolutions Cupcake and the header photo of you with your hat is just so adorable! I think mom should rethink her resolutions. Yours are way better. πŸ˜€

    Wishing the both of you a wonderful New 2016. β™₯

    • Thanks, S. Happy 2016! I would love to share some resolutions with Mom. Plus she can help me reach things that I’m too tiny to get to.

      Love and licks,

  18. Whoa! We don’t ‘do’ NY resolutions…to hard to keep. Have a fun NY celebration

  19. Oh Cupcake, those are some great resolutions since they will be hard to break. We sure wish you and your Mom a great New Year.

  20. LovableLobo said:

    Happy New Year to you and your mom, Cupcake! We think resolutions are overrated. πŸ˜‰

  21. Shawnee the Shepherd said:

    Oh, Cupcake, your revolutions sound soooooo much more fun. I say take advantage of the times your mom be meditating to werk on your revolutions, BOL! Happy Noo Year!

    • Thanks, S. I will do my best to work around when Mom is distracted, plus the problem of my tiny legs. If there’s any justice in the world, that garbage pail is going DOWN! Happy 2016!

      Love and licks,

  22. Your resolutions sound a lot more fun than your mom’s. Happy New Year!

  23. MOL I think that’s the best way to continue the new year, Cupcake, although Granny would need a few extra days to meditate, when it would be my list… πŸ˜€ Extra Fresh Pawkisses for a Happy and Healthy New Year πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀

  24. jakesprinter said:

    Nice captured Happy New Year my friend

  25. Cupcake, I wish all of your and your mom’s new year’s resolutions come true in 2016. Although, as with eating a shoe, I’m not quite sure. Look at this face: He is pale, isn’t he? And he ate only a slipper (with some lard, stolen from a firkin).

  26. Happy New Year sweet Cupcake and dear Momma. Love you both. xox

  27. Cupcake, I think you should resolve to go over that gate! I think you can do it!

  28. I love your resolutions! I resolve to be inspired by your resolutions and do some fun ones of my own.

    Top of my list –
    Jump higher than my humans’ tallest head
    Recycle every stick in my yard with my teeth
    Destroy all tennis balls in my sight
    De squeak and de stuff all fluffies in my sight

    I’ll have to think on some more fun resolutions to try but I’ll get working on these right away.
    Happy New Year!
    – Bella out

  29. Good luck with your resolutions! Have a wonderful 2016!

  30. Excellent resolutions for both of you, Cupcake. I especially like mom’s 200 chai lattes-the best fuel for dealing with assaults on garbage cans. πŸ˜‰

  31. Hello hello xo Oh look at you and your cute little hat, adorable πŸ˜€ Sounds like a full time job keeping all those resolutions. Maybe you should take up meditation too? Nah, you’re right, too many fun things to get into. You have so many talents Cupcake, no wonder you’re such a star. Can’t wait to read that little ditty you’re typing on moms iPad, LOL Happy New Year! You two are like the Dynamic Duo’s xo B

  32. Hope you are on track to read, write and accomplish all your goals for 2016! Cheers and Happy New Year! ❀

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