Until next time, Good day, and good dog!
Thank you for all you do for this breed. I rescued a Boxer/pit 2 1/2 yr old female that was used for puppies. She will be spayed and just be the loving compainion she is. Such a sweet girl and I treat her like a Queen.
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Your dog’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase (or seen it written here): “The dog is always right”? The reason is that dogs are simply responding to what is happening in their environment. And, specifically, how their environment makes them feel.
Whatever your dog is doing, it is ALL about the relationship that you have with your dog. And the relationship that you have with the significant people in your life. And the relationship that you have with yourself.
The obvious relationship that matters here is how you are with your dog. Are you nervous? Rigid? Harsh? Grounded? What are you communicating with your body language? What is your emotional state communicating to your pup? 99% of the time, what your dog is doing is “right” – meaning that your dog is simply taking in all of the information that you’re giving (and primarily the physical and emotional information – NOT the intellectual or conceptual information) and doing what makes the most sense to a canine under the circumstances.
Guess who else’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum? YOURS! You are affected by your self-image and beliefs, and the relationships that you’re having with those around you. One of the biggest challenges that I’ve had over the past 10+ years of working with people and their dogs has been helping the PEOPLE change their habits. I would see, over and over again, how the emotional atmosphere of a person’s life – their stress at work, or in their primary relationships, or their view of themselves – was affecting how they lived their lives. Their habits. And this is important, because…
Your habits are creating your dog’s habits.
A little over 5 years ago I decided to branch out and get some training, as a coach, from the Robbins-Madanes Institute for Strategic Intervention. For me it was an opportunity to not only focus on shifting my own habits of being, but to also develop more skills at facilitating change for the humans with whom I was working. In the time since then, it has truly been an honor to not only be helping people with their dogs, but also to be helping them with the overall quality of their lives.
During that time, it became a passion of mine to work with people on improving their romantic relationships. You may notice that my original site (yes, this existed BEFORE Naturaldogblog) www.neilsattin.com has been revived. There’s a lot of great content there, and more in the works, that’s focused specifically on improving relationships. I’m also about to launch a podcast, called Relationship Alive, focused on helping you have amazing relationships (or easeful breakups – should that be the path that you choose). So stay tuned for more information on that.
In the meantime – think about it this way. Your dog is an emotional creature, picking up on everything that’s happening in the environment and responding from a place of heart – not head. What’s going on in your world? Where is the stress? Where is the tension? Where is the anger? Where is the love? Now look at your dog’s behavior, and ask yourself “how is my dog giving a voice to everything that’s happening in our world together?” I look forward to hearing what insights you uncover.
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Negrita, the incredibly smart doggie mother of 9 pups who buried them under a metal structure to protect them from a raging forest fire. All the pups were safely rescued by firefighters. A second Golden Poodle award goes to Cindy Abbott, 56, who succeeded in finishing the Iditarod on her third try after climbing Mt. Everest on her first try. She won the Red Lantern award. The Lizard Brain…
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Yes, I’m posting this month’s edition of What I’m Wearing Now on the very last day of March. So I suppose it’s not technically what I’m wearing now as much as what I already wore this month. To be fair, we just got back from vacation a few days ago, and I was making an effort to stay away from the computer while I was away. So there’s my excuse. For those news to this series (now in its third month), the motivation behind it was mainly in response to our beginning-of-year reader survey, where many commented that they missed seeing outfit posts – which have admittedly dwindled down to once every couples of months since I had Essley. In an effort to share what I’m wearing at the moment without relying exclusively on my inconsistent outfit posts, I decided that I’d put together a monthly round-up collage featuring some of the clothing and accessory items (or the most similar pieces I can find, if certain items are sold out, old, or thrifted/vintage) that I’m wearing the most that particular month.
March was a unique month, both because the weather dramatically changed mid-month (we had a 75 degree day on the16th; awesomely bizarre for Chicago in March), and because I spent a third of the month in Arizona. So while January and February were all about heavy layers, boots, and hats, this month meant mostly lightweight dresses, flowy pants, kimonos, denim cut-offs, sun hats, and sandals. I know it’s a thing for bloggers to favor fall and even winter when it comes to fashion, but I’m a spring and summer style girl through and through. So these types of pieces are my favorites, and it was a treat to pull them out of my closet for a few. It’s funny because next month’s What I’m Wearing Now will likely be focused on much cooler weather clothing than you see here (or at least more jackets and layers). It will probably feel like backtracking from the pieces that I’ve been wearing the last few weeks. Underneath my April layers though, I’ll be secretly counting down the days until I can bust out these summery styles again.
Believe it or not, there will actually be a couple of real live outfit posts coming in the next couple of weeks as well. I took advantage of the insanely gorgeous weather and stunning surroundings in Arizona to snap some shots of my favorite outfits there. So stay tuned.
What type of clothing and accessory pieces have you been wearing most this month?
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I’ve named the pekins Churchill and Homer. They are not sexed, but I think the names fit.
Churchill is the bigger, fatter one. Homer is big and yellow and loves to eat.
Close-up of Churchill :
I had never really noticed it, but Pekins have blue eyes. They are dark blue, so you can’t really tell from a distance.
Those of you who are regular readers likely know by now that summer music festivals have been a big part of my life for a long time. I initially started my clothing line by vending at festivals (I exhibited at the first eight Bonnaroos, among many others), I produced the eco-fashion shows for Rothbury Festival (now Electric Forest), and I’ve attended many other festivals for fun along the way (Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits are my current favorites). My husband’s career also has him working music festivals throughout the county all spring and summer long. Essley attended her first festival in 2013, in utero. It sounds a little cheesy, but we are truly a festival family.
Coachella begins two weeks from today, which means festival season has officially arrived. And although I’m (sadly) not going to be attending, I still have it – and music festivals in general – on my mind. So today I thought it would be fun to share some examples of the types of clothing and accessory items I recommend packing for fests this summer, as shown above. The biggest thing I’ve learned about festival packing over the years is to focus on pieces you can layer, because regardless of where you are geographically, the weather can change at any time. The same thing goes for shoes – pack a few pairs of different types of shoes, from sandals to boots. Make sure to include your favorite pair of denim cut-offs, a great music-inspired tee, a pair of flowy pants, a couple of lightweight dresses/rompers, and a kimono or cardigan. And don’t forget the accessories – a big floppy hat and sunglasses can instantly make an outfit cool (and also protect you from the sun). I also suggest keeping comfort in mind – you’re going to be doing a lot of walking and dancing! As for style, my rule of thumb for festival fashion is simple: wear what you love to wear. I gravitate toward more boho items which tend to be big at festivals anyway, but the key is showcasing your personal style, regardless of what that might be.
Are you a music festival goer? What types of clothing and accessories do you pack for fests? What are your favorites from the pieces here?
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