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Oh You Fancy, Miles
My fun loving, super active, always shedding and full of personality pup has been the apple of our eyes since he joined our family last September. Since he brings so much joy to our lives, we figured, why not share him with the world? His priceless expressions have brought endless smiles to us and we can only hope that he does the same for others. Recently, we were honored to make this list of so many Instafamous pups and were ecstatic to be included.
If you are interested in following him on Instagram his name is iheartmiles
A special thank you to BarkBox for including our little guy.
For those of you who have no idea what BarkBox is (almost half of the people I’ve asked have no clue), it is a monthly pet subscription which awesome toys and snacks. I often frequent the pet store or online stores in order to purchase these types of things, so to be able to have organic treats delivered straight to your door, nothing short of awesomeness and convenience. They offer different subscriptions, so there is one bound to suit any budget. They also select shelters/rescue organizations each month to donate to with each subscription. How amazing is that?!
As per their website – “We aim to surprise and delight with our monthly BarkBoxes that contain all-natural treats and other the coolest pup products in each box — things you can’t find at the typical big-box pet store. We have our treat and toy scouts scouring the country every month for the best toys and treats that will make your dog happy and healthy.”
Interested in 10% your order on BarkBox? Simply use IHEARTMILES to sign up for your barkbox today at http://ruv.me/iheartmiles
New Year, New Goal
Hold the Wheat
Just found out that my seven year old is allergic to wheat. After a few months of bad reactions to food, we brought him in for allergy testing and came back with this verdict.
Since none of my other children have any food allergies, I’m still trying to wrap my mind around how this happened. As I was talking to the doctor’s office all I could think about was my delicious wheat bread floating away into the ocean and waving farewell. My dramatic self is going to have to do some adjusting, but it seems so late in the game to find out now that wheat will have to be absent (for now) from his life. End rant.
Art Makes Our World Go Round
My Dog Makes People Happy, Really.
It’s been months since our beloved Angel passed away and we made the difficult decision to add another family member to our already crowded home of little monsters. After careful research of the breed and weighing all the pros and cons, we decided to add another boy to the brood.
Meet our new Siberian Husky, Miles Jacob.
He has adapted to the tugs, pulls, pokes and the hands-on personalities of my little ones quite well. He is definitely a family dog as he enjoys spending time with ALL of the family members although the only alpha [fe]male in his life would be moi.
It wasn’t until Miles, that I realized that dogs truly make people happy. Let me clarify that statement a bit more. Previously, I was a bit of a skeptic about people absolutely needing a dog in their life to function. I still am a skeptic as I’ve seen people first hand try and work the system and claim that they need an emotional support animal, knowing that they are NOT in definite need. I’d like to simply leave that whole topic alone because that’s not where this post was heading.
What I noticed with Miles, and I’m not sure if it has anything to do with him being a husky, is that he gets a LOT of attention. With that attention comes strangers wanting to chat with us about him, wanting to take photos of and with him, and wanting to share their life stories about their own huskies or dog. True story. While we don’t mind all the attention he gets, what stands out the most is the way he can simply change someone’s demeanor from “leave me alone” to “oh my goodness you are adorable” while they smile from ear to ear.
I am the type of person that believes that a little bit of happiness can go a long way. By Miles’ fun loving personality making people smile, it in turn warms our hearts to know that he has created a brief moment of happiness for others as well.
Now here goes my shameless plug to follow him on Instagram just because he is adorable. @iheartmiles
Since my last post yet it feels like an eternity.
Guess that’s what happens when writing at least every other days ceases and life happens.
My life has seriously become imbalanced with my long list of to-do’s somehow shifting the gravitational force and wreaking nothing short of havoc in my daily activities.
At a certain point, all I can do is take it one day at a time. One task at a time. One tantrum at a time and just breathe. I must remember why I work so hard and what motivates me to keep moving even though my body may disagree.
“Enjoy your life, no matter how hard it may seem. When life gives you a thousand reasons to cry, show the world you have a million reasons to smile.”