A New Year And New Beginnings – 2014


2014Every year, just like many other people, I make a list of my new year’s resolution to tackle, but this year, surprisingly even to me, I failed to do so.  Instead, I decided to do things I’ve been meaning to do for a while and unlike past years, 2014, although today is only January 4th, is proving to be quite fulfilling.  The first thing I addressed was continuing with Alex’s training and small walks.  How’s she doing?  Better every day.

20142The second thing I’ve been meaning to do is to take care of a plant and not kill it like I’ve done in the past.  With that in mind, Cynthia gave me a beautiful white Orchid for my birthday that I named Snowflake.  Yes, I name them because in my mind it makes me more responsible, and between you and me, I think its working.  A week later, we went and got another Orchid, the one featured in the above picture, that I named Lilly.  A month has gone by and they are both doing great and thriving.

20143And the last thing I’ve been meaning to do for a while was to foster a dog.  Cynthia and I finally went to the shelter in Baltimore, BARCS, yesterday, Friday, and picked a dog to foster.  This picture I took yesterday, a couple of minutes after we got home, but I stopped right away because she seemed afraid of a lot of things and I did not want to frighten her.  To our surprise she slept soundly, actually she snored, and ate all her dinner last night, followed by a breakfast I could have sworn she inhaled this morning.

I’d venture to say that this is a nice way to start 2014, don’t you think?  Have a great weekend.

10 responses to “A New Year And New Beginnings – 2014

  1. Congratulations on your foster dog! My fosters have each taught me something important and made me a better trainer. I DO get attached to each one of them. That’s why I’m so careful about who I allow to adopt. When I find the right adoptive home, it’s easy to let them go because my heart tells me it’s the right thing. What is your foster’s name?

    • Totally agree with you. For me, each and every dog gives me an opportunity to learn more about them. Her name is Candie, but we call her Bella because she is so beautiful. The shelter advised us to have her on a shot down for 2 weeks so we are doing that but I am already working on basic commands and she is very smart.

  2. Happy New Year-she is a beauty-and glad to hear that your orchids are doing well!

  3. A great start to the year! I would foster in a heartbeat if Lu would allow other canine visitors in her house.

    • Lol. I hear you. Some dogs are meant to be the only dog in a home, and that is fine. Alex, on the other hand, is really good with other dogs that is why we are able to foster.

  4. I’m glad Alex does better every day. We sadly have no green thumb and our plants are only a short time in our house – but we try to make it better :o)

  5. Super awesome to be a foster mom! I have always wanted to do that as well but would get too attached and turn into the crazy dog lady, or crazy cat lady.

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