by Helen Bea Kirk
As you probably know from my last post, I made significant New Year’s resolutions—which I aim to keep—it’s just going to be a bit harder and I have no one to blame but myself.
What on earth could make keeping my New Year’s resolutions harder?
I’ll gladly share that, but first let me remind you of my 2019 personal goals. The goals encompass weight loss and a hair style change when I’m done, graduating college (finally) this year, learning a new musical instrument (because I had a mild interest in piano and guitar never captured me), more attention to daily bible reading and photo projects for my children
Last year’s major goal of mine was to change careers and work from home, and I accomplished it. Everyday, I now enjoy working for myself online, at home, in my slippers. But it’s a bit lonely. Even with weekly lunch dates with friends, the quiet has me talking to myself. It was time for companionship of the furry kind.
Dogs are an incredible gift. They are adorable and make good company. I began collecting awesome canine photos for my Pintrest “Pretty Pups” board well before we lost our lovely lab last year and although she was an outdoor pet, she left a hole in our family—in my view.
After studying a myriad of dog breeds, I was impressed with the English Bulldog most of all. Gentle-mannered, comical and not frail looking. To top it off, they are stinkin’ adorable with droopy lips and a wrinkled face that rivals Abe Vigoda.
There is plenty to learn about dogs and people. In my excitement, I was nearly swindled out of hundreds. My fault; I was searching for a “deal”. When the second scammer would not let me pay for the pup using Paypal secure either, I knew something was really wrong. In fact, they told me, “I don’t do business this way.” Both scammers wanted to be paid by Money gram, but I don’t work that way… unless I’m related to you. So, I learned a lot about criminals who illegally copy websites and don’t breed dogs at all. The biggest lesson was about me; am I ever cheap or what?
More photos to come... Feel free to share your English Bulldog comments.
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