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.
This morning I was woken by one of my favorite alarm clocks, a fuzzy paw on my arm (my husband is my other favorite alarm clock but Honey’s less sweaty in the morning). It was 5:40 a.m. I had slept in!
All my dogs have been early risers. Five a.m. seems to be the optimal time for waking up for all the furry members of my family, past and present.
I used to have this crazy notion that I shouldn’t wake up too much earlier than I needed to get to work on time. And was I missing something!
Now I see the sunrise nearly every day. In the spring, I’ll hear the earliest birds. I get loads of work done without any distractions.
Honey was right. I needed to get up.
Of course, she spends much of her day napping. Hmmmmmm.