Lockdown Dancing with My Amazing Standard Poodle!

How do you survive the lockdown blues? Me, I dance with my dogs!

Enjoy this improvised canine freestyle dance video to the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” I put it together with my incredibly sweet and talented standard poodle today, in an effort to ward off the lockdown blues. I hope it will lift your spirits and brighten your day.

Wishing you comfort and joy!
Leila and Solo the dog xx

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Dog Mom Reflections on the Power of Kindness

Look at that sweet face!

My adorable poodle is giving me the “Pleeease give me some of your food” look . . . and of course, I will oblige.

Dogs, with their loving expressions and gentle nature can make almost anyone’s heart melt. Even the hardest heart is swayed by their kind nature. What if we took a hint from our furry friends and tried a little bit harder to be gentle and kind?

Acts of kindness, in word and deed are extremely positive and powerful. But we will only ever see the power revealed when we can say— “Kindness begins with me.”

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Albert Schweitzer

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Ancient Proverb

Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

Proverbs 16:24
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BEST Life Lessons Learned from Dogs

Dogs are some of my favorite teachers!

Each day they offer incredible wisdom and inspirational life lessons, of which I am truly grateful. This poem below, by an unknown author, beautifully captures many of the amazing life lessons learned from our beloved dogs. Whoever wrote it must have had a very special relationship with their dog!

In a world that often seems cold and unkind, I pray this simple poem will help us refocus on some of the more important and simpler things in life.

Enjoy the fun read! If you’d like more inspiration for a more meaningful life, check out my new dog lovers devotional: Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends. 130 Inspiring Stories and Devotions for Dog Lovers. 

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The Greeting [A Dog Lovers Poem by Joen Noeldechen]

Photo by Raquel Garcia

The Greeting

I open the door.
You are already
bounding to the door
with a wagging tail,
flashing teeth,
and four prancing paws.
Your healing power dissolves
the most difficult day
from memory.
A cold nose
and warm kisses
trigger a child’s laughter
from my heart.
I am a better human
for having you
in my life.

— Joan Noëldechen

Recommend reading: A Tail Wagging Greeting! [Inspiring short story from: Pawz & Pray, Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends! 130 Inspiring Stories and Devotions for Dog Lovers.]

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