page 18 of “Chloe the Clingfish”*

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Chloe did not think so: work, dating, money…it was all too much. She clicked the “add to cart” button but decided to hold off on purchasing the purse. She had 8 other items in the cart and made a mental note to revisit the website at home that night. She felt very excited and powerful which was a lot better than feeling anxious.

 

*a story about shopping addiction

Sunday Suggestion

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Having just adopted (another) pitbull mix dog, we realized she’s pretty wild. When we walk her around the neighborhood, people react with mixed reactions: delight, fear and a combination of both. She’s cute:

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However, she has a very loud, ferocious bark and it scares people.  Barking at our guests is absolutely unacceptable and we’re working on it.

Luckily, there are numerous effective resources on the internet:

Cesar Millan is always a surebet;

If your dog bites;

Teach your dog tricks!

Working with your dog is invaluable. There are no shortcuts. Believe me, it’s challenging and I’ve been tempted (more than once) to simply purchase a “shock collar” or something that will make it all easier. But I want her to be well-trained and reliable. I want to be able to control my dog.

So, it’s off to purchase more treats and do the work. Each morning, I play fetch with each to get their exercise in. As Cesar Millan says, their bodies need to be exercised so that their brains can work well!