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Finding Joy in the Everyday Adventures…Another Lesson Learned from the Pups!

I’m partnering with Castor & Pollux to bring you today’s post.

Prepare yourselves. I have another sentimental dog mom post coming at you today.

Golden Retriever

I find that I am constantly learning life lessons learning from my girls and last week was no different. As part of my partnership with ORGANIX, I was to take the girls out on an all-expenses-paid adventure. While that sounded really fun in theory, it rained last week before my trip to Tampa and then I was gone for four days and came home to more rain. And now it’s freezing. I have been stressing for two weeks about pulling off this adventure.

Finding Joy Every Day

I don’t know about you guys but I get mom guilt something fierce when I don’t get my girls out of the house for a change of scenery or exercise on most days. I was sitting at my computer working last Thursday when I realized that I could either a) take the girls to the park to throw the ball or b) get a treadmill run in before subbing at the Y. While I was bummed to miss my run, I just couldn’t say no to these faces.

Finding Joy in the Small Stuff

I loaded them up in the car and we headed over to the park to throw the ball. The girls were so freaking excited to be in the car and bolted out when we arrived at the park. As I watched Zoey’s ridiculous over the top enthusiasm for chasing after her ball and saw Sullie running and doing her signature “dive and roll and dance upside down,” I realized THIS is our adventure.

In that moment, watching them run free and play, I realized that all of the emotional/work/holiday stress that I was feeling had melted away and my heart was overflowing with joy. I think I laughed and smiled more in the 30 minutes we spent at the park than I did all week.

My girls look at every day like it’s a new adventure.

Dog Car Ride

Car rides. Best day ever.

Dog Walking

Going on a walk? Always something new to smell and see.

Golden Retrievers Swimming

Water…let’s swim!

Dilworth Dog Grooming

Even a trip to the dog groomer is exciting stuff.

I continue to remain amazed by how much joy dogs can bring to daily life. I am so grateful for all the lessons that my pups teach me and for all of the smiles, laughs and comfort that they bring.

My commitment in return is to take the best care of them that I can so that they can continue to make every day of their puppy lives a great adventure. This is why I prioritize exercise and diet for my pups as much as for myself.

Learning lessons from my dogs about finding joy in the everyday small moments along with a review of ORGANIX organic dog food.

We’ve been feeding our crew ORGANIX by Castor & Pollux Natural PetWorks for about six weeks now and everyone seems super happy with the food from both a digestion and energy standpoint. If you missed my first post about ORGANIX, be sure to read about all of the great benefits of this food. It’s an organically-certified food that provides complete and balanced nutrition. It’s available in a variety of kibble and canned recipes and they also offer grain-free options. ORGANIX is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals along with omega 3 fatty acids for skin and coat. I’m really happy to be feeding my pups such a high-quality food! 🙂

If you’d like to check it out ORGANIX for yourself, visit the ORGANIX site where you’ll find a store locator. If online shopping is more your style, check out their shop online search menu.

Do you prioritize diet and exercise for your dogs? I’d also love to hear about your pup’s most favorite “everyday adventure!”

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  • JennyV December 21, 2016, 9:27 pm

    I knew I could sense your joy seeing/hearing your snapchat with those sweet pups! They remind us to live in the moment — forgive — love hard. These are all things that don’t come quite as easily to humans!

    Favorite day for our girls? Huuuuge fans of a local park — they often get to run off leash on the trail, sneak in a little splashing in the lake on summer days, ride with their heads peaking out the window to and from the park, and sometimes head into the dog park and make new friends! That said, they’re equally as happy being bums and snuggling on the couch with us. My life is fuller because of them.

    • Jen DeCurtins December 25, 2016, 3:21 pm

      I love, love, love your snaps from the girls at that park. It looks like such a great spot and dog heaven! Every day I’m amazed by how much our pups add to my life. So much freaking joy! xx

  • Rebecca December 22, 2016, 11:24 am

    Awww, I love the dog posts!

    I try to prioritize diet and exercise for our dog. She is other-dog reactive, so going for walks/runs in our neighborhood is tricky. There are lots of dogs, so we have to time our outings carefully. That usually means we take her out in the very early morning, before the sun is up and before everyone else is out with their dogs. She loves these adventures, there is so much to see and sniff!

    • Jen DeCurtins December 25, 2016, 3:11 pm

      Thank you! They are such a fun and important part of my life so I love sharing it with you guys!

      I think your early morning walks sound so peaceful. You are such a good dog momma to work with her limitations and still help her enjoy outings and adventures!

  • Shoshana December 22, 2016, 11:47 am

    Your dogs are adorable! I love the video

    • Jen DeCurtins December 25, 2016, 3:10 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • erin December 28, 2016, 5:26 pm

    this pretty much brought tears to my eyes – nothing better than a happy puppy.

  • Kelli January 5, 2017, 6:39 pm

    I have 2 English cream retrievers and they make my life so much better! We always say every day is the best day of their life!!

    • Jen DeCurtins January 12, 2017, 11:13 am

      Oh the English Cream retrievers are GORGEOUS! And yes, the pups are the best at reminding us that every day is a blessing and joyful.

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