It’s a Hard Knock Life

Hello everybody!!

It’s been a long time!! I’ve been busy running my new video production company (Vow Creative – http://www.vowtobecreative.com) so I apologize that I haven’t shared anything in a while. By the way, VOW Creative is actually an acronym for Vehicle of Wisdom, so I promise I haven’t forgotten about you!! πŸ™‚

I hope that this post finds you all well and that you’re staying healthy, safe, and sane during these strange times! I also wanted to share a video I recently finished from my dog’s perspective. It’s a parody of Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life”. For one, it’s a hard knock life for all of us right now as we try to navigate our shifting environment. And for two, who couldn’t use a little humor to help ease some of the stress? Am I right?!

Happy Hump Day to all – especially those who can’t hump πŸ˜‰

I hope this video makes your week a little brighter.

I think dog lovers, especially people familiar with the bully breeds, will appreciate the lyrics and visuals of this song. I’d love to hear what you think of it, so leave a comment below or shoot me an email!

Without further ado, here it is!

How Much Do You Love Me?

I recently rescued a puppy and as dogs always do, she’s teaching me a lot about life. Dogs have countless lessons to teach us and I’ve written on this subject before, but puppies, I’m finding out, have even more!

As a rescue, I’m unaware of what life was like for my puppy before coming to me. She has a lot of trust and anxiety issues, as many rescue dogs do. I have another dog, who has been with me since he was born, and the three of us have been in constant negotiation since the new puppy’s arrival. It seems with every new experience, the dogs are working amongst themselves to figure out who’s the boss. Whether it’s a bed, chew toy, food, or my attention. They’ve spent the greater part of our first few weeks together determining which one of them gets what, and when. The puppy will even try to play this game with me. She wants to know who’s boss.

It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert.

β€œThere are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. ‘How much do you love me?’ And, ‘Who’s in charge?'” (Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love)

Raising a rescue puppy, or any animal for that matter, is confirmation of this truth. At our most basic and animalistic level, it really all boils down to this.Β 

A Poem About How God Loves Me Through My Dog

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So cute and cuddly
How I’m blessed by such a thing
A fuzzy ball of fur and joy
Who gives me cause to sing
A funny little love bug
Who stares at me for clues
Yet in his eyes, I see No Thing
‘Cause in his eyes, is You.

What We Can Learn from Puppies and Babies

The more you try to impress people, the more you separate yourself from them. Vulnerability attracts love. Just look at puppies, or babies, everybody loves them.

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