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Guidelines for Meditation When You Live with Two Kids, Three Dogs, Two Cats and One Spouse

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Plan A 1. Go away, far away, to some quiet isolated spot with no phone or internet service, preferably an undisclosed location. 2. Realize Plan A is impossible. Embrace Plan B. Plan B 1. Remind yourself it is essential to get dogs inside prior to beginning your session so as not to be interrupted by barking. 2. Immediately ignore The Dog Location Rule and leave one or more dogs outside. 3. If your kids are home, inform them you’ll be meditating for the next 20 minutes. Close the bedroom door. 4. Sit down, settle yourself into your seat, take a...

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Door Bells

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Over the years before Queso, we easily and quickly house trained three puppies. Queso trained quickly too–but then we found she kept sneaking off to pee in out of the way places in the house. More than once, we had to go back to square one with our house training with her and then watch her very closely. We finally concluded her signals she needed to go out were so quiet and subtle we often missed them. Rather than get louder or more insistent about her needs she’d sneak off. She’s a independent dog, quiet, stoic and smart. Unlike our...

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Hounded

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Dogged. Hounded. Now it is crystal clear to me where these words come from. Definition from Merriam-Webster online: to chase or bother (someone or something) in a constant or determined way. Janie the Black Lab has raised hounding to an art. On most days at least ½ hour before mealtime, she starts to follow me around, to stand and stare at me and sometimes even bark at me because, in her estimation, it is time to eat. I am impressed by her ability—or her stomach’s ability—to tell time. The problem is that 4:30 is the new 5:00. It seems that...

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First Post

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Check out the new Wag More Bark Less ceramic coffee mugs!  These colorful mugs come in seven styles, featuring the Wag More Bark Less posse: Buddy, Lunk, Brutus, Pedro, Stretch, and Bite as well as the Wag More Bark Less slogan In bold lettering.   Perfect for holiday gifts for dog lovers, these 11 ounce mugs come in a Wag More Bark Less recycled content gift box.  

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