How to Get a Loyal Follower -  Fluffy's 5 step Plan to Recruit Snowy.

Ruff! Ruff! Hello my fluffy pack! So far my world domination plan is on track. Mommy and the rest of the pack are working hard at growing our following and soon I will rule over all the sheep. It's not easy to get a loyal follower but luckily the pack has me and my special skills.

I've noticed something weird though. Snowy does not fall for my basic 'win them over' tricks. What is there not to love about me?

I'm a good listener, I'm working hard on not being so evil and I'm fluffier than fluff. That's besides the fact that I'm cuter than cute. I'm also super sweet but don't tell anyone. Leaders can't afford to be sweet!

What can I do to make Snowy one of my loyal followers? He listens to mommy, but when it comes to me he acts all weird. I try to play with him, I even do my special fluffy dance, but nope. Nothing!

Snowy refusing to follow me

Do you have any idea how much effort goes into the fluffy dance?!

I have to literally bow down, something a Queen should never ever do. Then shake my boot like there's no tomorrow.

Yes, there's some invasive sniffing involved and in your face staring, but that's just me trying to connect.

I thought of a few ways to recruit Snowy. Soon he will be one of my loyal sheep too!

Fluffy's 5 Step Plan to Recruit Snowy

1. Bring him some yummy treats

Technically mommy is the treat keeper, but I know where she stashes the good stuff. She limits the amount we get daily and poor Snowy has not mastered the art of 'get more than your share'.

Luckily I have! I just start chewing some furniture and here comes a yummy treat on a silver platter. Predictable human!

2. Teach him basic manipulation skills

My fluffy sheep should all know by now that I'm a master manipulator. I can basically get away with anything. I thought I could pass on some knowledge about my manipulation skills to Snowy.

Not everything! Just the basics. I can't share all my tricks. I'm sure he'll be grateful and bow down chanting my name once he sees how he can do whatever he wants.

3. Be the one he shares his darkest secrets with

I have an impressive list of skills on my doggie resume but sharing and bragging about them to Snowy might not get him to trust me. I was thinking if I share my darkest secrets with him maybe, just maybe he'll trust me enough to share his secrets too.

Fluffy and Snowy talking.
Sharing secrets
I could tell him about that one time I murdered that bee. I swallowed it and spit it out without the bee having time to react. Or that I aim for mommy's wrist when we wrestle and 'play bite' her a little there. I know that's where the blood pumps.

I'm not trying to hurt mommy like I hurt the bee, I'm just letting her know what I'm capable of if she continues her lame attempts to manipulate me with yummy food. What?!! Too dark!

4. Mend relationship between Buffy and Snowy

It's no secret that Buffy and Snowy are mortal enemies. Buffy thinks he wants to take his place and yells at him every day for stepping out of line. Luckily they have me.

I just need to convince Buff that Snow is not a threat. How? Don't ask me. I'm not a miracle worker! I'll just tell Snowy it can be done and won't use the words "I promise".

Buffy and Fluffy talking.
Mending relationships

5. Ignore him

After the first four steps all I need to do is ignore him. He'll come looking for me to teach him more skills and he'll be addicted to my attention by then. Plan completed! Mission Recruit Snowy accomplished!

After that he can join Buff and I for some much-needed renovations. Can you believe that Snowy's bed and blanket is still in one piece? What kind of dog is he? Seriously!

On our first mission together we will give his bed and blanket a proper tearing a part party. It will be magnificent!! I've been waiting a long time to rip through it with my sharp teeth.

Time to go work on step one. I see mommy left her room. I'll go get the treat stash!

Ruff! Ruff!

Author: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy work, part-time blogger, world leader in training.
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging, cuddles and tummy rubs.
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

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Pic credit: Fluffy(me), Buffy and Snowy posing for pics Renza took and edited. Mommy made Fluffy clones gathering in main pic. Amazon store pet goodies pic edited by her too.

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9 Dog Approved Simple and Delicious Meals to Make - Chef Buffy

Woof! Woof! Hello you guys! I was thinking of doing something nice for mommy Renza to spoil her a bit. She always cooks nice food for us and I thought I should make her a few simple and delicious meals to show her my appreciation. These are all dog approved of course, meaning us doggies love them and I'm sure mommy will too.

I came up with a few ideas. Let me know what you think guys.

Delicious Recipes To Make

1. Mud cakes.

There's a sand patch in our yard and tons of sand in the garden. That means I already have the main ingredient! I'll add some of my drinking water and whalla! Oooh, she'll love it sooo much!

2. Dog biscuit tower with bed foam on the side.

I'll save half my dog biscuits for a few days. Fluffy and my bed foam is always everywhere so that won't be a problem to get.

3. Sticks and stones casserole with a side of grass for greenery.

Fluffy is an expert sticks and stone collector. It's only fair that she pitches in. I asked her to do what she does best.

Fluffy collecting delicious meal ingredients.
Fluffy gathering meal ingredients

4. Leftover scraps straight out of the garbage bin. 

Those are the best, you guys. This one I need to time good. If I'm even a few minutes late then meal nr. 4 is a no go.

5. Blanket stew with a hint of fluffy hair.

I don't shed a lot. I know it's hard to believe because I have so much fluff, but it's true. Luckily we have a shedder in our midst and she's leaving a trail of white hair everywhere. Everywhere!

6. Brown soup.

It's the same like the mud cakes but just not so thick. A little liquidy. I'll add from Snowy's drinking water so that mommy won't get suspicious and wonders why my water is up.

Serving suggestion by Chef Buffy.

7. Sun dried bird with a side of leaves.

Everyone knows by now I'm an expert hunter. I'm part wolf after all. This is unfortunately a three doggie job. It will be a true test to see if the pack can work together.

8. Dog biltong served with a piece of cardboard box and a sock for extra flavor. 

Mommy says some people won't know what biltong is. It's dried meat or beef jerky as they call it over the seas. I'm not really sure why the beef was a jerk but it's yummy no matter what its level of rudeness.

9. Yummy shoes with leg of toy teddy and some dentastix to make sure teeth clean after the feast.

Please don't ask me what happened to teddy. Don't worry! Mommy has him in protective custody. Fine I'll tell! It's Fluffy. She chewed his leg off. The horror!!

There's everything on the menu, you guys. I have most of the ingredients already. Hopefully I'll get the rest soon then I can just throw it all together. Wish me luck!

Mommy Renza is a very picky eater though. I'm not really sure if she'll like all the meals. If not, there will be plenty of leftovers for Fluff and I. Oh for Snowy too. Grrr! I'll have to yell at him a bit before I share to let him know it's a one time thing.

Woof!! Woooooof!!

Author: Buffy
Job: Guard dog, part-time blogger, Alpha dog, part-time chef
Future plans: Be the most cuddliest dog in the world
Likes: Playing, eating and sleeping
Dislikes: Grooming and food thieves

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Pic credit: Pics of us Renza edited. Serving suggestion Pixabay pic.

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Happy First Anniversary Blog!!!

Hello Everyone!!

Last year this time I published my very first blog post. Yep! It's been a whole year already. Yay!

I'm not going to make this a long post about what I've learnt in my first year of blogging. I think the internet is full of those already.

You would think  that after I read all the posts on what not to do that I will not make the same mistakes. Nope! I went ahead and made the exact same mistakes.

Not having my own domain, not having a clear niche, writing weird topics no one searches for, zero Seo, no clear plan, blah blah blah.
A million mistakes yes, but I had successes too. I also made a ton of online friends and furiends (doggies). For a loner and introvert, I surprised myself. Gosh! I surprised myself a lot in this blogging year.

Writing in different characters was not my intention at the start. It just happened! People liked it for some reason and I changed the blog name to Life and Dog Stuff after that. It was just Life and Stuff.

I thought about splitting up the two niches into different blogs a few times because the blog's followers are probably split. I'm not really sure. I always say, "It's my blog and I can do whatever I want to". I mean our blog!

My personality is splattered all over these pages and combined with my Buff and Fluff. These are our stories, our life. So splitting it would have broken my heart.

I'm happy with what I've done with it. It's my creation. For the first time in my life I created something that I'm proud of. I've poured my heart out onto these pages. Something I was never capable of doing.

I'm planning on creating a spin off blog soon that will be more niche, structured and optimized for search traffic. Of course Buff and Fluff will join me over there too.

Don't worry, this one will still be here with new weekly blog posts. We only get social media traffic on here. Damn you evil Google bots!

Lots of work ahead. It's still in research phase. I'm just putting it out there in the universe so long.

I can get a bit lazy sometimes though lol, but it's a goal of mine to reach page one of Google for something I've written. #BlogGoals. Wish me luck! Even if I have to kidnap a Google bot and force them to rank me, I will! Grrr!

Sorry, Fluffy took over just now. She hates those Google bots. Run bots, run!

I have some more good news to share. We've recently been nominated for our third blog award! Guess that means we're doing something right.

Thank you Kirstie from the Enlightenment for Schmucks for nominating us for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Our second sunshine award this year! I'll do a separate post on that once I'm done doing the blog updates. I'm forever updating!

Please check out her award blog post so long Here. Kirstie and Trina's writing is beautiful and inspirational. It was such a pleasure to have met a pair of like minded people like them on the blogosphere.

Happy First Anniversary Blog! Here's to surviving a full year. Almost giving up and then turning it around again. It was not easy, but it was loads of fun. That's all that matters.

A Big Thank You to those who have read our words and laughed at our pictures. For following, sharing, commenting and supporting us through our journey. Your support keeps our little blog alive. I appreciate it more than you know.  

Lots of love to you all from Buffy, Fluffy and Renza! ♥♥♥
Until next time

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Fluffy the Puppy Learning How to Listen.

Ruff! Ruff! Hello my fluffy pack! As your future queen, I've decided to work on my listening skills. Learning how to listen can be a bit challenging because of my massive floppy fluffy dog ears that cover my ear holes. I don't like to listen to anyone either. It's beneath me.

Unfortunately, listening is required if I'm going to be a leader. The sheep will come to me for guidance and I can't exactly tune them out even though I really really want to.

There are a few things that help us doggies listen better. Luckily for you, I'm working on my sharing skills too. Rrrruff!

How to get your dog to listen to you


First I need to make sure I understand what someone is saying. Renza mommy is the worst when it comes to talking to us doggies. I have to listen to sentences that make no sense.

"Are you hungrys my doeboes?" and "Go sleepies my babas" aren't exactly used by everyone. That is where most of my understanding of language comes from. I'm good to listen and understand a 2-year-old at this level.

My dog won't listen -  Buffy and Fluffy
Buffy and I sniffing in our garden

Luckily there are other people that talk properly in the human house and loads of visitors come to visit just to play with me. I love running through the rain puddles and greeting them.

dog not listening - Buffy and Fluffy
Some more sniffing

With my limited vocabulary skills, no thanks to Renza mommy, I'm getting good at reading body language and voice tones.

Like when someone's voice tone goes up while I'm busy making paw patterns on their clothes, I know they love my art work. Mommy's voice always goes up when she gets all excited when Buffy and I show off our playing skills.

I'm assuming it's the same for everyone. They get all weird after that though. It's just water humans! Mixed with wet dog paws. If only they would stand still and not move so much while I'm busy using them as a canvas.

My puppy not listening to me.

Mommy uses the words "stop it" a lot. It's accompanied by her trying to take away whatever I was playing with. Or at least trying to. I'm stronger and faster than her.

I'm guessing "stop it" means let me take away your fun. I thought for a while stop it was my last name because she always says "Fluffy, stop it!", but now I know better.

Buffy knows a lot of words and body language signals but he's not a very good listener. Must be his super large floppy fluffy ears too.

Mommy must show him with actions or hand signals accompanied by words so he knows what he must do. Poor Buffy had to listen to her wayyy longer than I had to.

No wonder he hates listening!  It's like she created a language of her own and assumes us doggies automatically know it. Use proper words human!

Snowy dog listening to me.
Snowy doing everything mommy says

Snowy actually listens, but then again he was raised by a normal human. Mommy is shocked that he does whatever she says and Buffy thinks twice or even thrice before doing something. Sometimes he just refuses!

Buffy ignoring Fluffy
Buffy refusing to listen to me

I always have to do tricks for treats. Renza calls it "workies for foodies". I'm sure that's not how you say it.

Come to think of it, when Buff and I smell or see food, our ears automatically pop open. Don't ask me how. It's one of those built-in doggie things. Listening is easier when food is involved. Feed me human!

If you talk to me without food in your hand my ears automatically close. This is unavoidable. It's a simple equation to remember.

Food = Open ears
No food = Closed ears

On second thought, I think I need to add tummy rubs as an important variable for listening. 

20 minute tummy rubs + food =  open ears + half asleep listening

It's up to the human to accept the deal or not. Otherwise, I don't really mind continuing on my destructive path and destroying everything in sight.

Buff is already on board and helps me with much-needed renovations. It's a lot of work though. I think it's time to recruit Snowy! 

Ruff!!! Ruff!!!

Author: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy work, part-time blogger, world leader in training.
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging, cuddles and tummy rubs.
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

Pic credit: Fluffy(me), Buffy and Snowy posing for pics Renza took and edited. Thanks to the winter rain the garden lives again. Soon we'll have flowers to destroy. Not for long because we're in some ongoing drought. Amazon store pet goodies pic edited by Renza too.

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Alert Barking - Stop Barking Dog! - Woof! Woof! Ruff! Arf!

Woof! Woof! Hello, you guys! Today we have a special discussion about alert barking on the blog. Us doggies have an obligation to protect our humans and warn them against intruders and...stuff. Barking dog sounds can be very annoying though.

Some dogs go overboard and take it way too seriously. Not everything is bark-worthy. The best way to stop dog barking is to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand. Dogs love repetition!

As alpha dog around here, it's my duty to stop any excessive barking and other weird sounds coming from the pack. Including mommy's singing. Snowy and Fluffy will be joining me today...

Buffy: Woof! Hello Fluff...and uhm Snowy.

Fluffy: Why are you saying hello? We live together!

Snowy: Hi Cloudy!

Buffy: Watch the name calling old man! Grrr!

Snowy: I'll try hairball!

Buffy: I want to talk about the unnecessary alert barking going on at our house. You two are the main culprits.

Snowy: Why are you pointing paws at me? Look over there at the crazy one.

Fluffy: Grrr! Who are you calling crazy Snowy? I'm just warning everyone. That's what us doggies do right?

Buffy: Only when visitors come Fluff. Not when the wind is blowing.

Fluffy: But the wind is noisy too Buff and it can blow mommy away.

Buffy: Nope!

Alert barking - My dog barks at everything.

Snowy: If you did your guarding job properly and not sleep all day, maybe Fluffy would not have to try solo guarding.

Fluffy: Awww...thanks for defending me Snow. Licks

Snowy: We all know she's very immature and has loads to learn still. Stop licking meee!!!

Fluffy: Licks! 

Buffy: Fluffy focus! It's winter and I've neglected some of my morning guarding duties because I want to sleep late. I apologise. Fluffy is an early riser and I thought I trained her enough to take over my morning shift.

Snowy: Obviously not! She's a loose canon. The three noisy dogs next door with their million puppies are quieter than us.

Buffy: Oh you admit you're noisy too!

Snowy: Only when you're snoring at night!

Fluffy: Fight! Fight!

Buffy: Stop stoking on fights Fluff!

Snowy: You yell too much Cloudy!

Fluffy: Fight!

Buffy: Guys, we need to start behaving better. Mommy does not like it.

Fluffy: Mommy is teaching me the "quiet" command Buff. She also comes to check why I'm barking and lets me know she has been warned so that I can stop. Sometimes she plays fetch with me to help me burn off energy.  I'm starting to get an idea of what type of barking is acceptable. I'm still convinced the wind is evil though!

Stop barking dog.

Buffy: That's good Fluff. Just remember the wind might get you if you don't stop harassing it. Hair and wind are arch-enemies. We are 80% hair so it will always taunt us. Btw, your 6am howling needs to be worked on too.

Snowy: Yes! I'm still sleeping that time. It's super annoying!

Fluffy: But I'm singing with the man down the street and helping him wake up the neighbourhood. They should thank me for waking them up! You howl with sometimes Snowy. Stop playing innocent!

Buffy: No, the man needs no help singing Fluff. Yes, you have a nice howl but no one wants to hear it that early.

Fluffy: Fine Buff! I'll try to tone it down. It's really hard because I'm channelling my inner wolf.

Buffy: Just do it quieter then...and you Snowy, I'm watching you. Don't act all innocent.

Snowy: I did nothing!

Buffy: I heard you howling with! Besides that, you're always marking my territory! Everything smells like you. I was here first. It's disrespectful!

Snowy: I'm just making myself at home. You need to work on your sharing issues.

Buffy: Nope! I'm in charge and I'll never share anything with you. Grrr!

Fluffy: Fight!

Snowy: Is this meeting over yet? I still need to go water that spot you slept on earlier.

Fluffy: Yes Buff! I have a list of puppy work to finish today. That hole is not going to dig itself.

Buffy: Fine! I'm ending off now. Thank you for attending. Hopefully we'll be quieter going forward. Mommy is counting on us.

Time to go now, you guys. Thank you for dropping by today. As you can see we have a long way to go moving forward. Wish us luck!

It's obvious Fluff is not ready for solo guarding yet, so I'll have to try getting up earlier. When I'm up she takes my lead and there are less barking sounds coming from our house.

She's the worst guard dog ever! Don't even let me start with that Snowy. I think I'll go sleep on his bed later. It's twice as big as mine with no patches. My bed is full of patches from mommy's sewing after we...after Fluffy made it explode a few dozen times.

Woof!! Wooooof!!

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How To Be An Alpha Dog.

Woof! Woof!! Hello, you guys! With recent developments, I started to notice something weird. I was always alpha dog around here with no competition and had mommy wrapped around my paws.

Then Fluffy came and now Snowy is here. You've seen how Fluffy takes over and Snowy does things that makes me think he wants to overthrow me. The nerve!

Luckily Fluff and Snow are weaklings. I'm still alpha dog and put them in their place if they even think of stepping out of line. They should thank me for taking on alpha responsibilities. It's a tough job.

Just look at my pack of weirdos. A crazy puppy with boundary issues that never stops playing, an older dog that just appeared out of no where and can't stop watering stuff, plus a crazy human that treats us like babies when everyone can see we are doggies.

See what I have to deal with?!!

Luckily I'm the best doggie for the job. For those who want to know how to be the best alpha dog ever, I made a list of things to help you out.

1. Make sure they don't eat when you eat

I yell at Snowy when he eats when I eat. It's disrespectful! Fluffy and I are closer so she can eat as long as she doesn't eat alone...and we're separated by mommy or a gate. She's known as a food thief around here so one can't be too careful.

2. Sleep on all their beds

Their beds are the places where they feel the most comfy and it smells exactly like them. I need to make it smell like me so that they don't feel too comfortable.

Make sure you rub your scent all over it. I lie on their beds and wiggle on my back so that my alpha smell gets in there good. Comfort is for alphas!!

3. Protect the pack

It's my job to warn everyone when someone is coming to visit. Fluffy follows my lead as she should and Snowy has proven to be an excellent co-guard doggie.

That does not mean we're friends. Guarding is our job and he's just a co-worker. Fluffy is really bad at it though and needs more practice. She's way too friendly with everyone that comes here. They are invaders Fluff! Geez!

4. Be first at everything

Be the first to get the ball, to greet the mommy and to eat the food. Fluffy is super fast and is trying to be first at everything. She's very rude, you guys.

She shoves me out of the way sometimes. I get her back by sitting on her and pulling her hair. That will teach her! Grrr!

5. Control the human

At the moment it seems like Fluffy is my biggest competition when it comes to alpha dog status, but I think mommy Renza can easily overthrow me if I don't watch out.

She's the food supplier, toy keeper and the tummy rubber. I try my best not to do what she says because alphas don't take orders, but she has some good persuasive methods and it's really hard not to listen to her.

Be strong and don't let your human bribe you. Alphas don't accept bribes! Uhm.. maybe now and again won't do any harm right? Right?!!

How To Be An Alpha Dog.
Fluffy trying to overthrow me to become alpha dog.

6. Don't show your weakness

The minute you show any weakness, you become vulnerable and one of your pack members might see it as a good time to strike. Show them who's in charge! Grrr!

At the moment mommy is my biggest weakness and Fluffy is using it against me. She's forcing mommy to give her loads of attention by causing chaos and going as far as fake crying to get cuddles and rubs.

I'll show her I can share! She's my Renza too! Fluff is a master manipulator, you guys. Help me!!

7. Know your packs habits and weakness

With mommy Renza and Fluffy it's easy to read them and anticipate their next move, but Snowy is like a blank board. What is he planning?! He's up to something I know it!

Until I sniff out his master plan I'll keep my eye on him. He acts all innocent in front of everyone but he's definitely not. Soon Snowy, soon!!

Snowy refusing to help me!!

There you go! Being the alpha dog is hard work but it's necessary to keep the pack in line. Who knows what they'll do if left uncontrolled?

For one week I decided to sleep late and Fluffy decided to solo guard. Wow! I felt so embarrassed because I'm her mentor. It was awful! She barked at everyone and everything! Humans, birds, plants, cars, the wind...

We all thought she was loosing her mind...more than before. Luckily mommy jumped in and corrected the situation by teaching Fluffy the "quiet" command. Whether she listened or not is another story.

I saw what was going on and decided to not sleep in so that I can keep an eye on Fluffy. She quickly stopped solo guarding after that. Uhmm...I know what it sounds like, you guys. Don't worry I'm the Alpha, not mommy. Right?!!


Author: Buffy
Job: Guard dog, part-time blogger, Alpha dog
Future plans: Be the most cuddliest dog in the world
Likes: Playing, eating and sleeping
Dislikes: Grooming and food thieves

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Pic credit: Pics of us Renza edited.

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Happy Birthday Buffy.

Hey everyone!

Today is a very special day. Buffy is turning 9 years old!

I'll keep it short because I'm trying really hard to hold back the tears. Buff would probably say I'm overreacting again.

I made a "all the different faces of Buffy" collage instead of a long post. He's one special doggie and I feel so blessed to have him in my life.

Thank you my sweet Buffy for everything. You saved me when I needed saving. Thank you for your unconditional love and always being there.

For being such a good big brother to Fluffy and for being a part of all our lives. Love you my sweety! ♥♥♥

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10 Ways to Deal With Anger.

Anger is something that we all have to deal with and most struggle with in our lives. Sometimes on a daily basis. There are many different ways to deal with anger and I thought I'd share the things that really helped me with my own anger issues.

The worst part is that the things that make us angry are mostly related to others and we can't control other people's actions. We only have control over our own reaction to whatever they're doing.

Sometimes we feel anger towards a situation or even towards ourselves. But mostly it's about what that other person is doing. Damn them, right?

It's not easy, I know. If someone upsets you then it's easy to go to the dark side and all hell breaks loose. Getting angry is normal because we're human and feel emotions. The goal is to find better ways of letting it out.

Anger can lead to a place of so much hate if you don't handle it properly.  Yes, it feels good to tell someone off if they did or said something upsetting. Getting revenge feels good too. Or at least in the moment.

It only feels good because it's a better feeling emotion than giving up, feeling hurt and fearful. Those emotions are the lowest you can get on the emotional scale.

That's when depression pays you a visit and hangs out with you for as long as you'll welcome it. As weird as it sounds, anger means we still have some fight left in us.

I'll trip over to the negative/dark side occasionally because life happens and some people are expert button pushers, but I refuse to stay there. Old me would dwell there and not even try to get out.

I'll just dig and dig a deeper hole for myself. That's when every single thing irritates me until I don't care any more.

Well, I'm here to tell you that no matter how deep you dig, you have the ability to get out. Once you do, next time it gets easier and easier...

Here are few ways to deal with anger issues without murdering anyone. Oh, I know it crossed your mind. I won't tell anyone.

10 Ways to Deal With Anger

1. Walk away and ignore

Take a deep breath, count till 10 or longer depending on how explosive you are and just walk away or ignore. Don't engage with the person, yet. Yes, it's easier said than done but think of the alternative.

It could result in a full blown argument that damages the relationship. If you have kids then fighting in front of them is damaging to their life. A small child that can't speak yet, can pick up the behaviours of the people around them. Do not for one moment think your actions go unnoticed by your children.

If it's a person that means nothing to you then don't join them at their level. I'm good at not engaging. It mostly had to do with my stay away from confrontation nature and because I was never really outspoken.

People don't pick fights with me for this reason. They'll get nothing out of it. The less drama I have in my life, the better. I do my best to be nice to everyone that crosses my path. That way most people are nice to me. I treat them the way I want to be treated.

A recent situation or person that made me angry almost made me go full blown psycho. Yes, I got really, really angry. Luckily I stopped myself and just walked away. I mumbled a few bad words then successfully removed myself from the situation.

The mumbling I found releases the steam coming out of my ears. That's just me. I'm not promoting swearing, but for me it gives an instant release. I sometimes just replace the bad word with a similar sounding word.

I've become a little more outspoken in the last few years. My words flow more freely but luckily I have control over them. No fighting please!

The control it takes to hold back takes practice. Practice I had for years. Looking like a crazy angry person is not on my life goals list. It shouldn't be on anyone's list.

2. Work on your triggers

We all have triggers. Things that upset us. One thing might upset me and the same thing will not upset someone else. Something like "You're fat!" will not upset me at all, but I know it will definitely upset others.

The reason why it will never upset me even if I get as big as a whale is because I was skinny my whole life and always wanted to gain weight and I couldn't. Yep! True!

After I stopped working at my cubicle job, I gained a lot of weight. People noticed and told me I was fat. It didn't bother me at all. I liked being chubby.

I always hated being called skinny or thin. Those were insults to me. Being called fat was something I saw as a compliment. I'm a weirdo I know yes.

I looked completely different, but hey that was a good thing too. It fitted in with my reinvention. I had to be healthy of course and gave up junk food and started exercising.

That was mostly because I got serious about fighting my depression and eating healthy and exercising was one of the first things I tried before looking deeper.

I lost the extra weight in no time. I kept a little chubbyness of course. I had no emotional link to being fat. There's also no guild linked to it. It's a whatever subject.

If being called fat bothers you then it's not a whatever subject. Same with anything else that upsets you. It's something you struggled with, something you don't want or feel guilty about.

So how do you let it stop bothering you?

Take steps to make it a whatever subject or a subject with no emotional trigger. Fighting or struggling against something will not resolve anything.

Accept it. Find reasons why it's ok to be where you are. If it's in your power to change it, then change it. Otherwise just change the meaning you assigned to it.

Only then it will no longer trigger you. The universe loves to reflect our inside reality outside. You'll see repeats of the same thing that bother you over and over until you work on it to not bother you any more.

Like a reminder that you've strayed from your path and you need to get back on track. Once you've found your way back, your trigger will fall into the background and you'll be oblivious to it.

When I stopped working, the trigger that I'm jobless and aimless bothered me. It came up a lot in conversations too. I was always a person that wanted to do her best in whatever she did and suddenly I didn't do anything or couldn't because I felt hopeless and completely lost.

I had to find ways to accept my new reality. I was on the verge of going insane. The pain was overwhelming and I was seconds away from drowning. Instead of looking at what I lost, I started to focus on what I gained.

More time with my family and my Buffy, a lot of free time and finally some freedom, a chance to reinvent myself. A chance to heal all the pain I carried around. Things that piled up my entire life. I finally had time to work on getting better. I had time to focus on my physical and mental health. I gained a lot.

When I started working on my mindset and felt more positive and ready to take on challenges, I started my blog. It's all mine and I'm putting a lot of effort into growing it and making it a success.

It came with loads of challenges. Way too many. I'm surprised that I'm still here writing these words. I was able to prove to myself that I'm capable of handling it.

Every day I learn a better way of doing something. Like everything in life it's a learning curve. I'm slowly figuring out what works and I love the creativity and freedom that comes from it.

I never liked being told what to do and now I answer to no one. Well...Queen Fluffy is very demanding!

My blog was created to help others. The silly parts are there to make you laugh or just smile. The serious life help stuff are there for anyone needing a push or a light if they feel hopeless.

I have mini successes everyday and I succeeded in making my jobless/aimless/not contributing to society trigger a whatever subject. Yay!

I know with a lot of things it won't be easy to make it something that does not cause you pain if someone mentions it. It took me my whole life to stop making things not hurt so much.

The difference between now and then is that I never tried before. Once I started fighting to feel better I got the answers. Ask and you shall receive.

3. Look under the surface.

If a certain person upsets you then you need to know why. Time to dig deeper. Sometimes someone will just irritate you. Everything they do is wrong. It's really easy to get angry at this person.

Try to identify the negative trait that you don't like about this person's character and find similarities in your own character that you see in this person.

Eg. I get upset with stubborn people and I'm stubborn too. I will always get upset with stubborn people because they're reflecting me. They do their own thing and don't like listening to others. It's really frustrating! They don't listen to me! Guess what? That's meeeeee!!! Crazy yes, but true.

I don't see how my stubborn nature will change anytime soon because I'm too stubborn to work on it. This little scenario will keep playing out in my life until my hard head gets softer.

We are blind sometimes to this. You need to know yourself in order to identify the similarity. Most times it's subconscious and you're not aware of it. Something you denied about yourself. The people closest to you can probably shed light on it. Ask them if you promise you won't get mad.

As soon as you can notice the similarity then you can understand why this person bothers you. It's something about yourself that you don't like or something that you had to suppress about yourself that was unacceptable in how you were brought up.

Eg. time! Uhm...Again! I hate when people swear and yet I swear too. I was brought up strict and that made it hard to be expressive. Especially in a rude manner like that. It was not allowed to step out of line like that in my family. Big no no!

I don't use swear words in conversations, only when I'm angry. Also until only a few years ago the swear words were just in my head and fear stopped me from speaking them.

So of course I would hate swearing because not only did I deny that part of myself but also I saw it as unacceptable for fear of being punished. It's just words! Geez! But apparently to me it has a lot of weirdness attached to it. No swearing please! At least not in front of me lol.

Next, try to find their good side. Keep up, you guys. I tend to expand too much. Anyway...I know when I'm angry at someone I forget that they have good in them. Think of the times they were nice to you. Focus only on their good side.

You'll notice they will show you more of their good side as you focus on it. There's a reason why one person would like someone and another won't like the same person. We bring out sides of someone that another won't.

Shift your focus and your interactions with this person will improve because you will come from a place other than I don't like that about you.

4. Talk to someone

When I'm angry, talking to someone helps relieve some of the anger. It also helps clear up why I'm angry because yes sometimes we get angry for silly things that can actually be related to something else.

The act of verbalising something can shed light on the subject. Writing it down also helps. This type of writing requires you to not hold back. No matter how disturbing or frightening it may sound.

The point is to get it all out. It's the holding it in that causes the most damage. Best to destroy a written piece afterwards. Not just because it will help release the anger but evidence of your hate at that moment too.

Back to talking. The person you're talking to will sympathise with you, empathise with you or just tell you straight you're being silly again. Luckily I have three people in my life that do exactly that.

Each gives me what I need. At that moment I want to be heard, I want someone to understand where I'm coming from and I want someone to tell me if I'm full of nonsense again.

You can, of course, tell the source of your anger what they did that upset you. They might adjust their behaviour or not. Sometimes people don't know what they did to make you mad.

Gather your thoughts and talk it out. It is a must to help you get over it and understand the other person's view point and helping them to understand yours.

If that person is just mean and doing it for fun then you can try once, but don't waste your time.
The mean ones are very broken. They are most probably dealing with their own issues in a very destructive way. They have a need to feel powerful.

The best thing you can do in that scenario is work on your positive mindset and insecurities. You work on your insecurities by questioning your negative thoughts and making them invalid. My How to change negative belief post will give you an idea on what it involves and you can do your own research too.

Show them they don't have any power over you. Hold your head up high. They feel powerful if they push you down. They act from a place of  weakness. No power means they'll get nothing out of it, get bored and stop.

5. Hit something

Not a person! A punching bag or a pillow works well. I was always angry at the world for my awful life that I created. Yes! It was all me, but of course I would never blame myself. Nope! It was everyone else. Anyway...punching a pillow helped a lot.

I would punch it and say all the things I hated about my life and what made me angry. Sometimes you don't even feel anger, just depressed and completely defeated. Go punch something!

A lot of your emotions were probably buried or pushed down if you got to that point. Let it out! Go ahead and scream!

It's probably best to do it when you don't have an audience. Loud rock music in the background to hide your screams is something to consider. There might be some crying too. Awwwww...

6. Cry

I always feel better after a good cry but I have a bit of a problem. It's hard to initiate crying. Partly because I had Lasik and have dry eyes lol.

Also, not a lot can bring me to tears because I've dealt with a lot of my issues. Maybe once in a blue moon when I get into a situation where I feel I probably should cry, then I can't.

Don't worry if you're like me, a non-crier, just listen to the saddest song you can find or watch a sad movie and see how the water works flow. I was super happy when I found out I can still form tears!

When you feel upset, crying is a must. Find ways to get those tears flowing. You'll be glad you did. It also releases happy hormones and you'll feel better.

7. Meditate

Silencing your mind is essential to gaining control over your emotions. Check out my meditation post to help you if you're having trouble meditating.

When you're angry, your mind tends to dwell on whatever made you angry. All sorts of things will come up. That's when you go into story mode and different scenarios start to play out in your head.

The longer you dwell, the worse you'll feel. When I catch myself in story mode, I try everything to disrupt it or snap myself out. Meditation can help clear your mind and allow you to take control in order to handle the situation better.

Your mind is not your friend. Don't treat it as your bestie that's helping you add fuel to your anger. We all love that friend that gets angry with us and gives us all sort of ideas. Shut it down!

8. Be grateful

Be grateful to the person that made you angry. Say thank you to them for giving you an opportunity to grow. Not kidding!

Every single person that comes into your life will contribute something that adds to who you will turn into one day. We are always changing. We are not static. People change.

I've changed so I believe everyone has the ability to change. People change people. Even the ones that make us angry, especially those ones can change us more than anyone. They are reminders of what needs attention in our lives.

I've noticed in relationships is where you do most of your growing. The other person will reflect things you have issues with and instead of complaining how horrible it feels, see it as an opportunity to become a better you.

My failed relationships helped me deal with all the junk I was carrying around. A big thank you to them and yes they were erased. They taught me what I needed to learn.

It hurt like hell. Truth hurts! But it made me want to work on being better and they made me see what I wanted and needed in my life. More than they could ever give.

Of course be grateful for everything in your life too. It will help you be more positive and less explosive. A positive mind starts with a grateful attitude.

9. Be more positive

Think of what you want out of this life, make a list and take steps to make it happen. If you want to be happy, go be happy! No one is stopping you. Only you have the ability to stop yourself.

Be mindful of the thoughts you're thinking every day. If you're a negative person you're going to attract a lot of negativity into your life.

I'm talking from experience. If I'm in a negative mindset I attract chaos. Everything around me breaks and nothing goes my way. People around me start to irritate me and make me angry.

The minute I go to a positive mindset then things fall into place. I get more focused. My head is clear. I problem solve better. Ideas fill my head. Things that were mountains when I was negative become easier to get through when I'm positive. Plus I don't get irritated easily by others when I'm all sunshine and roses.

It's not easy to just be positive, I know. Not when you led a life that constantly felt like an uphill battle. I still struggle with it, but I've gotten good at catching myself being negative and doing everything I can to change it around. The trick is to not let it get too far.

Tools like Eft(Emotional freedom technique), Faster Eft(my personal favourite), positive affirmations, thought enquiry(The Work), meditation, Nlp(Neuro linguistic programming) and loads of other stuff are all helpful in achieving a more positive mindset.

I tried almost all of these things. Sometimes in combination. They are all subconscious reprogramming tools. Think of your subconscious as everything your mind recorded throughout your life since you were teeny-tiny and it works on autopilot.

Every time you get into a relating stored/recorded situation it goes and finds the best way to handle something based off your experiences throughout your life.

That's good in some situations like tying your shoe laces or driving your car. Things you do without thinking about the steps because it's already hard wired in your subconscious mind.

In other situations it's very very bad when you for example feel lonely in a crowd and have no idea why. All along it was because you didn't get a lot of attention when you were a baby or some other messed up reason.

It could be a moment in your life that seems insignificant and yet it decides future decisions for you. Like when you got that one bad mark on your report card or straight A's and no one celebrated that achievement with you.

Suddenly you became a people-pleaser or an overachiever stepping on everyone to get to the top or worse, you felt like you could never measure up no matter how hard you tried. I know! It's crazy.

That last example was what happened to me. When I looked back at why I kept feeling like a failure, the memory of me showing my report card came up and the feedback was underwhelming. I got loads of A's and one bad D. There was not a "I'm so proud of you" or "We have to celebrate".

My love language is words of affirmation. That's how I feel loved. I got none of that. Most of my family have the acts of service love language. They would always do stuff for me, but I got no "Yays!!" and kept thinking it's because they didn't love me.

Only today I can look back and see that they loved me sooooo much. They just showed it differently than what I needed. That moment seems so insignificant and I forgot all about it. All along it shaped so much of my life. Scumbag subconscious!

I move at my own pace now and don't care to prove myself to anyone. I'm not running a race for anyone. If someone does not accept me with my weirdness and all, I'll gladly move on.

I don't need anyone's stamp of approval. Except my doggies! It's my mission to be their favourite person in the whole world. Mission accomplished! Yay!

I never tried therapy so I can't give you any insight on that. It might be useful for someone needing clarity and guidance on why they feel the way they feel and I hear you get happy pills sometimes too.

First thing to do when wanting to feel better is to understand why you don't. It's not as simple as because you feel lonely or unloved etc. There's lots of whys attached and almost all your issues will be related to things that happened in your childhood.

Just saying to myself I'm going to be more positive, happier, blah blah blah did not work. Demons dwell underneath the surface. I'm not a natural positive person. I had a dark cloud following me around my whole life.

The more things didn't work out for me, the more I believed things will not work out for me. My mind was trained to be negative. It gathered a lot of evidence throughout my life to remind me that I was doomed to be miserable forever.

I did not accept my negative mind any more. No one should. I have to remind myself everyday of what I have to be grateful for. Retraining my mind to be more positive.

Depression is treatable. I know how hard it is when you're in it. If you're someone suffering in silence, try to take a small step and ask for help or be open enough to research and maybe try or test these tools I've mentioned.

Get angry at your depression and say "No more! I'm done with you!" and start fighting. You deserve a beautiful life. We all do.

10. Forgive

Getting over something and forgiving is not easy. Forgiveness does not mean be besties with someone. It just means not holding on to the pain any more. Let it go. Move on.

Anger can lead to hate if you don't deal with it. Bye bye relationship with that person. Some connections deserve a second chance. People make mistakes.

If it's not a repeater and you can see your happiness matters to this person then that connection shouldn't be broken. Forgive them. Give them a chance to make it up to you.

It's important to let them know what they did wrong and how it made you feel so that they don't repeat their actions. Otherwise just forgive and walk away if it's someone that has no clue on how to respect your boundaries.

We're all a work in progress. It's fine that they came to remind us of our issues, but they should respect our process and the time it will take to work through something.

10 Ways to Deal With Anger quote

Hope that helped a bit if you have some anger issues. It's not easy to just let go like most people tell you to. It might take some time, but don't avoid dealing with it. Try working through it.

If you've been holding onto anger for years...whyyyy? It's time to throw it away. Give yourself that gift.

These things show up in other areas of your life. Stress, illness, in other relationships. Everywhere! Burying it will not make it disappear. Good luck with fighting the anger monster.

Until next time,

Disclaimer: All advise are my observations and what worked personally for me. Not intended to replace professional help.

Pic credit: Pixabay free pics Renza edited.

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Guest Post From Snowy

Arf! Arf! Hello humans! My name is Snowy. Renza asked me to introduce myself. Apparently she, the stalker and the one that looks like a cloud have a blog together. Help me!

I've been living with them for a little over two months now. Renza calls me Snow-snow then I get all excited and do my snowy dance for her. I like her a lot.

The puppy is very strange. She follows me around everywhere. Whyyy?!! I stand still and wait till she goes away. Maybe if I don't engage she'll get bored. I think she wants to play with me. I've seen how she plays. No thanks! There's lots of hair pulling and other weird stuff involved. I'd like to keep my hair thank you...and my sanity!

The cloud hates when I eat in front of him. We'll never be friends unfortunately. He made it clear he's not interested in being buddies. I hope it's not all my scent spreading that's bothering him. Everything here needs to smell like me. He keeps interfering in my business.

He sometimes makes himself comfortable on my bed. Not sure why when he has his own bed. Renza says I smell different to him. I'm not neutered so Cloudy thinks I want to take over. I think Fluffy is taking over already. Who's in charge here anyway? I have no idea!

My human visits me once a week. I miss her a lot. I like Renza, but I belong by my human's side. I understand why I had to come stay here a little while. Only a few months to go then I can go home again.

I need to get some rest now. I'm not a youngster anymore and need loads of sleep. I might pop in now and again to update you on stuff. I'm sure I can dig up some dirt on the three wannabe "alphas". Seriously, who's in charge here?!!!

Arf!!! Arf!!!!

Author: Snowy aka Snuffy
Job: Co-guard dog
Likes: Watering everything, tummy scratches, sleeping
Dislikes: Being forced to play with crazy puppies and being yelled at by clouds for eating and because they can't water stuff like me.

Pic credit:  Pics human Renza took with her cheap horrible phone camera. Main pic was when I came back from the parlour.

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Fluffy the Not So Evil Pack Leader

Ruff! Ruff! Hello humans! As your future Queen I've come to realise that I need to start showing my gentle side. I really don't want to be seen as an evil pack leader.

I know a puppy like me that loves to destroy everything in sight needs to have some sort of balance.
How can I rule without coming off too harsh?  We have enough dictators on this planet. Will my fluff and puppyness be enough to win over the world? I think not!

I thought of a few things I could try doing to show my followers that there's no need to fear me. Feedback will be appreciated my future sheep.

1. New pack name.

Maybe I can stop calling everyone sheep. It's not very nice I know. I can probably call you all my faithful fluffy pack. That means we're a team. Yes, I know sheep are fluffy too but it's not the same thing. I promise. Go team Fluffy go!! Yay!! Ruff!

2. Stop threatening my faithful fluffy pack. 

I like to yell. A lot! I'll try to be less yelly and more understanding. A puppy is still learning to navigate this world so it's normal to bark orders.

3. Listen to suggestions.

I'll admit I'm a bit stubborn but I'm willing to be open and listen to the people's issues and ways to help us all work together better. Yummy treats will help me listen better. Bribe me please!!!

4. Show appreciation.

Let my faithful pack know they're appreciated. You're really awesome my fluffies! Thank you for supporting your Future Queen. Licks

5. Outsource my duties.

A puppy can't do everything. It makes me super tired. If I can get helpers to help out with daily tasks that will make me more relaxed. A relaxed leader is a good leader. The sheep will be more eager to follow me. Uhmm...I mean fluffy pack. Sorry, I'm still getting used to the name change.

6. Encourage everyone.

I can try to be a bit more encouraging. You can do it! You'll never be alone because you have a pack supporting you.

7. Make sure I know my pack members names. 

Well, there are 7 billion people in the world. I'm guessing at least half will Queen me. That's a lot of names to remember. I think it's best you all wear name tags from now on. Don't add to my work please! Grrr!

I still have a long way to go but I'll try to be the best pack leader ever! Renza mommy, Buffy and Snowy are still my main pack. I think I'm allowed to have two packs. With my main pack I can do whatever I want because they love me no matter what.

Snowy keeps running away from me though. I really want to play with him but he hates playing. I've tried everything but nothing is working.

Yes, I'm a hair puller and I wrestle a bit too rough, but that's normal. Right? Buffy can keep up. He runs and hides away from me only 20% of the time. What's wrong with Snowy then? Maybe he forgot he's a dog.

I think I might need to send him to Fluffy Island for some much needed tuning. Even mommy wrestles with me and we all know how wimpy she is. I'm a "give it my all" type doggie. Don't worry my fluffy sheep. Those who can't keep up will go with Snowy.

Time to go now and do some puppy stuff. I see mommy sewing my bed together again. I'll go help her pull the thread out.

See you soon my fluffy pack!

Ruff!!! Ruff!!!

Author: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy stuff, part-time blogger, world leader in training
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging and cuddles
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

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My Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello, Everyone!

We've been on a break for a while because of endless issues with everything. Not just the blog but some personal stuff too. Luckily everything is mostly sorted out now.

Life is never without challenges, but the storms always pass. I got a nice reminder of this a few weeks ago when I saw a really bright sunshine pic and my name linked to it.

Our Life and Dog stuff blog was nominated by blog friend Theresa Jacobs for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Theresa.

It came at a time when I needed a little sunshine. Not just because we're in the middle of winter (on my side of the planet), but because I forgot the reason why I started this blog. To spread a little sunshine of my own.

Theresa is a very talented writer/author and has published a few books already. I highly recommend you check out her work. Here's a link to her blog and her author page For the horror fans, she's a contributor to too. Theresa is an inspiration to all the writers out there, including myself.

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate other blogs to receive the award and write them new questions to answer.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

My Answers 

1. How many animals do you own? What types and names?

I have two doggies of my own. Their names are Buffy and Fluffy. I'm looking after my cousin's dog Snowy too. Snowy is a male maltese (11). Buffy is a male maltese poodle mix (8). Fluffy is a female maltese poodle mix (7 months).

2. How do you keep a blog fresh from a pet's perspective?

My dogs are crazy! They always do weird and funny things. I love their personalities. Fluffy always wants to take over at home that's why her character is planning world domination. I adapt to her personality and place myself in her shoes. Paws?

Buffy is more laid back and cool. He gives advice to other doggies about being better at being a dog although he struggles a bit too. He's honest. I couldn't write for Fluffy in the beginning because I did not know her personality yet. Once we bonded it was easy.

The two of them give me enough writing material with the things they do all day long. Snowy might join us soon for a guest post or two.

He's kinda freaking out because Fluffy is stalking him and Buffy watches and waits for him to make the wrong move. Yep, my two dogs are like a small little gang. I'm really sorry Snowy.

3. What made you decide to write about or with your animals?

When I started my blog I wanted it to be an advice blog where I share my stories. I wrote about dog stuff in my own voice. About things I've observed and learnt in my time while helping and training my Buffy.

One day an idea popped into my head to let Buffy do a guest post. He wrote a few and a fellow blog friend said she loved his perspective and others said the same. It became a regular thing.

Soon Fluffy came and she wanted nothing to do with the blog. In time her need for fame and taking over grew so much that she had no choice but to join and use the blog as her platform to be heard by the masses.

4. If you could tell the world one thing that is most important to you as a pet lover, what would it be?

My dogs are my life. I get very defensive and protective if anyone says or does anything to them. That's when my claws come out. You mess with them, then you mess with me.

Protecting them is something that's important to me. All pets should be protected. I love taking care of them. They've shown me so much love and it's so easy to love them back.

Don't be scared to love these furry friends. Life is short. They only add to your life. Without them, I'm empty. Love for my sweeties! ♥♥♥

The nominees can nominate anyone they choose with their own set of questions. I only have two, but you can nominate more if you choose. Buffy and Fluffy decided who to nominate. The nominees can choose to join in and pass it on for the fun.

The Nominees

Shaun the Labrador - Buffy nominated his new online buddy, Shaun dog. This sweetie runs the Blogrador blog and his view on everyday life is hilarious. Check out Shaun and pet parent Anna's blog

Alice in the dog zone - Fluffy is very curious and nominated Alice because she has loads of info about doggies on her blog. Besides giving dog parents advice and tips, she also does profiling on all the different kind of dog breeds. Check out her blog

Questions for the Nominees

1. What made you decide to blog about dog stuff?

2. If you could tell the pet-less one thing about having a pet, what would it be?

3. How many pets live in your house and names please?

4. What is your dog's favourite treat, meal and toy?

5. Buffy wants to know what special skills your dogs have that make you do anything they want?

6. Fluffy is planning to become Queen of the world. She wants to know if you think she'll have competition from your dogs? Are they willing to risk everything and possibly go to the mysterious Fluffy island?

7. What piece of advice can you give dog parents (especially new ones), that helped you a lot when raising your dog through the years?

Congrats to the nominees! I'm looking forward to your answers. Shaun dog you can just adjust the questions and answer from a doggie's perspective.

Thank you again, Theresa. Please make sure you check out her blog and the nominated blogs as well.

Until next time

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