Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever.
Do you have piles of projects waiting for you? Notes on things you want to do? A bookshelf full of how-to books? I do.
But I’m trying to learn that I don’t have to chase everything that strikes my fancy. Sometimes it’s ok to acknowledge that something is interesting and let someone else pursue it seriously.
I was pleased to hear that Honey decided not to pursue one of her interests this weekend.
Honey joined us on a visit to friends. While we watched our one friend perform in a play, his wife and daughter watched Honey for us.
I was worried that one of the family cats would take off at sight of Honey and she’d be spurred to chase. Luckily the cats hid themselves upstairs when they sniffed the newcomer in their home. But a couple of times, a cat would appear at the top of the steps to check out the situation.
Honey was interested. But she also seemed content to just watch the cat–no barking, pulling, or scrambling to run up the stairs.
If Honey can do it, so can I. I’m going to pursue what I have time for and just be content that other interesting things are out there but it’s ok if I just watch.
Congratulations to bloggers Houndstooth4, 24 Paws of Love, Bella and Daisy, and also to Carol G. for winning By Nature dog treats in my review giveaway. I’ll also have a special treat for Ettel E who also took time to visit and comment.
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