Friday, August 4, 2017

The Seven Dogs Of The Week.

Monday:

Why? 
The alarm goes off. You know what that means. It's coming. Why is the weekend so fun yet so short? Why is the work week so long? Why? Just...why? 

Quick Tip: coming home to an empty house makes Monday worse. You should probably have a pet. 

Tuesday:

No. Just..no. 
C'mon now little soldier - you've got this. Get out of bed and conquer the rest of the week. Besides, with Monday out of the way you're now 20% closer to Friday. It's like a 20% discount on your week. 

Quick Tip: Tuesdays are rough. Need a pick me up? Stop by the shelter and cuddle a kitten or pat a pooch. Plus Tuesdays are generally pretty slow around the shelter so, you know, stop in.

Wednesday:

Optimism mode not enabled yet. 
The week is now half over. It's in the bag, really. There's a light at the end of the tunnel. You made it this far, you can go the distance. Take the long view and keep pushing. But seriously, get that project done. No joke. 

Quick Tip: Can't commit to having a pet but need some loving? Think about fostering older kittens or cats. We have an orientation this Sunday.

Thursday:

Is that light on the horizon?
It's Thursday. You can taste Friday on your tongue. You can grasp it with your fingertips. You can - seriously, finish that project. You're not getting paid to sit there because you're cute. (Unless you're this guy. Then maybe yes, you are getting paid to sit there because you're cute. But you're probably getting paid in cheese or hot dog bits.)

Quick Tip: By this point in the week you probably seriously need a cute fix. Can't make it all the way to Milpitas? You can still stop by our Neighborhood Adoption Centers and snuggle a kitten for a few minutes. 

Friday:

I'm working on the Parker account right now. Swear I am. 
It's here! It's here! Eight more hours and you're out the door and man, you look ready. You can sleep in tomorrow! Heck, you don't even have to get out of your pajamas if you don't want to. Who ordered the Netflix binge? You did. That's right. You did. 

Quick Tip: Senior pets make AWESOME snuggle buddies and tend to love Netflix binges as much as you do. We're just sayin'...

Saturday:

I'm daaaaaancin'..because life is a paaaarty...
Wahoo! Get out there and get to playing. Okay, that involves getting out of your jammies and pressing pause on that episode of GLOW but hey, the weather is soooooo fine and today is your oyster. Besides, there's always tomorrow.

Quick Tip: Nothing will get you out and about more than a blockhead as a hiking buddy. A lot of our pibbles are always down for a day on the trails. Again, just a thought. 

Sunday:

I don't want to talk about the Parker account.
Sunday dog is not amused. Sunday dog has his toy but knows he only has one more day to play with it. Sunday dog is torn between another gallivant around the park or finishing that season of GLOW he started. Sunday dog feels time ticking away between his tiny Frito-smelling paws.

Quick Tip: Counting the days away isn't healthy. You know what the best cure for day-counting is? Living with a pet. No one is a better role model for how to live in the moment. Be it a dog, a cat or even a bunny (great pets for busy professionals!) no one can teach you the simple joys in life better than a pet. So get on that.