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Zoey is Five Months Old + Things You Must Read

Happy Friday! After a busy morning, I wrapped up my training and teaching for the week at 1 p.m. and have a rare Friday afternoon off. I usually have clients on Friday evenings. Yay.


The biggest news of the day is that this little nugget is five months old! (Her nickname is “The Chicken Nugget.”)


She has brought so much joy to both my life and her sisters. I feel seriously guilty for waiting so long to get a second dog because Sullie is so happy and active with Zoey. I’m going to write a separate post about that whole dynamic soon. I’ve received a lot of questions about it.


It’s really hard to believe how fast puppies grow. She has absolutely transformed over the last three months from a little ball of fluff into a mini-dog.


She’s also transformed from a peeing, playing and sleeping machine to a really sweet, curious, outgoing and energetic girl. It’s been really fun to watch her personality develop and to compare it back to what Sullie was like when she was a puppy. They are different but so similar in many ways.

More puppy talk to come! I have some fun posts planned. 🙂

Now for some reading material to take you into your weekend.


First let’s talk about The Girl on the Train. I just got this book on my Audible app this week and I can’t get enough of it. I’m so sucked into the story. I kind of wish I’d have bought the actual book instead of audio because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t put it down until I finished it. I’m only about 1/4 the way in but I highly recommend this book. It’s suspenseful with interesting characters.

Has anyone else read it!? Don’t tell me how it ends!

I have been keeping browser tabs open all week so I would remember to share all of the articles I’ve enjoyed with you.

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Finally, these words from Dr. Wayne Dyer spoke to my soul today.

Have a lovely weekend!

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  • 1
    Linda March 6, 2015, 4:11 pm

    She is so beautiful!

    • 2
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:39 am

      thank you! 🙂

  • 3
    Nicki March 6, 2015, 4:13 pm

    Zoey is growing up SO fast!!! She is adorable and my heart melts seeing both her and Sullie together 🙂

    • 4
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:41 am

      i know! it’s so crazy how fast puppies grow and change.

  • 5
    kristin | W [H] A T C H March 6, 2015, 4:24 pm

    golden puppies are the sweetest. i really look forward to reading more about the dynamic of bringing a new puppy into the family. also, thanks for the tip about red wine — i’m really going to enjoy my glass this evening!

  • 6
    Liv @ Healthy Liv March 6, 2015, 4:57 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe how different Zoey looks at just 5 months! Still adorable, luckily 🙂

    • 7
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:41 am

      i know! golden puppies are super cute but i think they’re so beautiful when they’re full grown too! 🙂

  • 8
    Kate March 6, 2015, 5:25 pm

    She’s grown so much!

    Also, I LOVED Girl on the Train. It’s got a similar feel to Gone Girl, but a much better ending. And in the vein of books, it you haven’t read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, you should add that to you list as well!

    • 9
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:42 am

      i did read sharp objects. CRAZY book!

  • 10
    Sarah March 6, 2015, 6:43 pm

    I loved The Girl on the Train! I read it in about 3 days!

    Zoey is so adorable! It makes me want a second dog!

  • 11
    Lauren March 6, 2015, 6:55 pm

    I have 2 hours or less left of the Girl on the Train on audible! It’s very good. Have been listening when I run and it totally makes the time running fly by!
    Enjoy it!!

    • 12
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:42 am

      i’ve been listening to it on runs too and it totally entertains me!

  • 13
    Keri Kruger March 6, 2015, 6:59 pm

    Hi Jen!
    Have you ever heard of the website instapaper? I use it to save certain articles for work, it’s amazing! It lets you save the link to the article and create a customized title so you can easily reference it later. That way you don’t have to keep the tabs open all week!

    Just thought I would share!


    • 14
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:43 am

      i have not, thanks so much for the tip. i think that would be super helpful for me for keeping track of things.

  • 15
    miki March 6, 2015, 7:33 pm

    So cute! Would love to hear more about adding a second dog. We have a 2-year old frenchie and sometimes think about getting a second. He would love a playmate but he’s so easy and we have such a good routine going that I hate to mess that up.

    • 16
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:43 am

      post soon! i was also scared to mess with it while i had such a good thing going with sullie but it was worth it. chaos at times, but worth it!

  • 17
    Janelle @Wholly Healthy March 7, 2015, 2:14 am

    The Girl On a Train looks interesting – I’m almost done the book I’m reading now, so I’ll have to check it out!

  • 18
    Erin March 7, 2015, 7:49 am

    I love Zoey! She is so cute. Makes me miss my lab. I made your pumpkin oatmeal cookies from Bakin and Eggs the other day…they were AWESOME. Love your blog

    • 19
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:44 am

      yay! thanks for trying the recipe. and for the kind words! 🙂

  • 20
    Marla-Deen March 7, 2015, 7:59 am

    LOVED Girl on the Train! Read it in 2 days as I couldn’t put it down. I’ve been recommending it to everyone! Enjoy!

  • 21
    Jenna March 7, 2015, 8:55 am

    I just finished Girl on the Train – is such a great book! I’ve been telling everyone to read it!

  • 22
    She Rocks Fitness March 7, 2015, 12:41 pm

    I finished that book last week. It was a weird one, but a good one. I think you’ll like the ending…I love how my Fridays end at 1. It’s really hard for me to do anything after that. I’m pretty much fried physically and mentally! Happy weekend! XOXO

  • 23
    Kristen March 7, 2015, 4:01 pm

    So adorable! Love their color!
    Check out my recent post http://www.runonoatmeal.com

  • 24
    Janine March 7, 2015, 11:50 pm

    OH MAN, that book was a good one. I did the audio version as well and would find myself sitting in my car outside the house because i wasn’t ready for it to end that day 🙂

    Happy ‘reading’ and I LOVE the pup updates 🙂

    • 25
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:45 am

      haha! i do the same thing hanging out in the car.

      thanks, i love sharing them and it’s fun to document.

  • 26
    Tracy March 8, 2015, 2:09 pm

    The Girl on the Train was a great read!! I wish Paula Hawkins had written more fiction…hope she does in the future!

  • 27
    Erica March 9, 2015, 1:24 pm

    I’m reading The Girl on the Train currently and will probably be done by the weekend if you’d like to borrow it instead of finishing it on Audible. Just email me and let me know. I’m sucked in. I also watched 1/2 of Gone Girl on my flight to Mexico last Tuesday and it looks amazing and I can’t wait to finish it as well.

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