Mom had to do something called a WEBINAR for those trying to learn that language she teaches called Motivational Interviewing. I’m not sure how this is helpful since all I saw her doing was talking to a computer. Even I can do that without too much effort but if that’s the way people learn I guess it’s a good thing.
Apparently the organizers of the webinar did not want her to use some of her pictures so I had to step in and make it right. In motivational interviewing you are supposed to be dancing with your clients versus a tug of war. Since I frequently dance with Dad that’s a no brainer and I have been known to have a tug of war with him now and then.
We all know dancing is so much easier than fighting but sometimes people forget that concept and resort to trying to tell people what to do. So if you truly want to learn how to help people this is the language to learn. Unfortunately it does not seem to work on canines but I’m happy to help out where I can.
I know it has been ages since I have reached out to you all. I have to admit I’ve been more than busy keeping the parentals on their toes. They have been downsizing and going through everything, including my toys. Apparently our house is not in “carry on” shape.
Last week I watched Dad spend 10 hours shredding paper. Mom has been going through files and closets and I have not been receiving the special attentions and affections I so need. This lack of attention has frustrated me so every chance I get I find her shoes and take them outside. Of course my excuse is I want to be close to her. She hasn’t been so happy searching for her shoes in the mornings.
It is also tax season and that makes it even more stressful. My house has become a flux of paper. Look, they have even taken over MY chair and have resorted to using ME as a shelf.
OK, just wanted to pop into all of your lives for a second and let you know I’m still alive and well. However, if you want some Perry love please feel free to drop by but leave your papers at home since we have enough here to last a while.
It’s been a busy month around our house with food testing, and doing “year end” things as Dad calls them. It seems like it’s always about food in our house which is A-OK by me.
Last week we had a little furry visitor named Viva. You may recall she came two years ago for the Christmas holiday. I couldn’t help myself but I was a little cold the first day as I had to share my toys, my bed, my favorite chair AND the parentals.
However, I did warm up to having her around since there were extra toys to play with, more walks and treats. She did have this wonderful habit of leaving her food in her bowl which I’ve never even thought of doing. I tried to eat her food but unfortunately Mom watched the whole time so I could not even sneak a bite.
I thought she was trying to take over but on the second evening she actually put her paw on mine trying to show her appreciation – it was very sweet.
When it came time for Viva to leave, Mom was beyond surprised that I whined a little bit that my lady friend was leaving, but then life changed and I was on to the next adventure. Thanks to all for following my blog this year and let’s hope the New Year will bring more love, treats and peace to all man and caninekind.
The weather has been pretty cold for LA and it’s actually been raining – a phenomena we rarely experience here.
As you can see that Trump Wall concept really didn’t work out. But then again, from this advantage point I can look out for Hillary to see if she is having any substantial press conferences. All I can gather is politics are more dysfunctional than the neighbor’s dog and my relationship, which is extremely cantankerous.
I did have a few visitors. The Gabbs came over to see me and give me the proper attention and affections I so require – there are 5 of them, although only 4 came but there was enough loves, hugs and pets to last for a while. As you can see, I was trying to be non-photogenic.
As for our family we continue to go through closets, drawers, and cabinets…we are cleaning out items. I even had to go through my toy box to give away some of my toys. Life is just too important to be anchored to your stuff.
The weather is starting to cool down a little bit and as the daylight fades faster into darkness, fall is upon us. We are very blessed and thankful to all of you out there.
Love and Peace!
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I had a break from the parental units this past week and it was most excellent. I got to hang out in the country and play/run around with my people. However, as I am getting older (almost 3½) I am a little more chilled.
Mom was teaching people Motivational Interviewing this week at a wonderful place called Family HealthCare Network in Visalia, California. I hear it is by the Sequoia National Park which is very beautiful, although I have not visited there yet. Dad was impressed this town did not have ANY parking meters like they do everywhere else and the people were really nice.
However, thank goodness Dad did not get me a gift. He wanted to bring back a baby Pygmy goat for me as an early Christmas present. Can you imagine? A little bigger PITA all up in my grill daily – that’s all I need! Not a good option. Apparently pops had a little crush and Mom was even on board. Traders!
Thank goodness Dad came to his senses after he did his usual investigation to ad nauseam and found out his little furry friends would have been more problem then cuteness. Saved by the bell!
Plus, I would not want to share the spotlight…my video of my head in the box has had 1,100 views and that is way cool for this dog.
The weather has been pleasant 65 degrees in Santa Monica. Summer is almost here!
Peace out Perry!
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