Have you ever had a heart-to-heart with your dog about self-improvement? New Year, new you, right? While the Kurgo office dogs are key to keeping this place running, sometimes they misbehave too. Occasionally we catch someone rummaging through the trash, hoping they’ve struck gold in the form of to someone’s leftover sandwich. It’s also not uncommon to have to reprimand one or more of the dogs to stop barking, either at the mailman or other office pups with whom they may have had an office skirmish. We believe that dogs, like humans, are always open to bettering themselves. Here are some of the New Year's resolutions from our crew!
Clover: Wag More, Bark Less
My New Year's Resolution is to be a better office greeter. When someone comes in the door at the office, I can't help myself; I bark! Sometimes I smile at the same time, which seems to really confuse visitors. I really love coming to the office, and I know I get left at home because my mom doesn't want people to be afraid of me. It's really embarrassing. To get better control of my emotions and my body, I plan to start meditating, practicing yoga, and cutting out caffeine and sugar. I want to come to Kurgo every day and be right at the door with Maya when we have visitors. I may still smile, but if I keep my hackles and my voice down, they'll know it's only because I am happy to see them.
Maya: Have More Fun
Who says blondes have more fun? Not me! I’ve struggled with 3 surgeries and annual skin allergies for the last three years, so I’ve been very restricted with what I can eat. I’ve followed all my human’s rules by staying grain free and chicken free, and although I feel great, my goal is to have more fun in the New Year!
1. I resolve to get ALL the treats the UPS drivers bring in
2. I resolve to play hard but carry no more than two toys at one time
3. I resolve to walk softly and carry a stick no less than 5 times larger than my body
4. I resolve to turn your black dress pants white with hair
5. I resolve to keep my vet bills under the price of a new swimming pool
Stella: Quit Dumpster Diving
I haven’t met a trash can I don’t love. For my New Year’s Resolution, I will resolve not to surf the office garbage.
OK, I will only surf garbage cans with beef jerky wrappers in it.
OK, I will only surf garbage cans with dirty tissues
What about Brett’s garbage can? It’s impossible to resist…
Baxter: Embrace Senior Doodlehood
My days of early morning runs with my human, Gordie, are a thing of the past but my energy is still high. I’ll be 9 in May! I’m vowing to learn from my mistakes and be the best senior doodle I can be.
1. I resolve to accept that, at 90 lbs., I am not a lap dog
2. I resolve to stop pooping in my neighbor’s yard
3. I resolve to work on giving people more space because I'm very needy
4. I resolve to stop lying on the furniture (but I'd really like my own sofa)
5. I resolve to finally catch a squirrel
Gus: Shoot For The Stars
Gus is the gift that keeps on giving. He’s our warrior office dog and has managed to ward off cancer several times, leading to the loss of one of his legs. That’s not slowing him down, and Gus has set some lofty goals. Since every day is a gift for him, he’s shooting for the stars and this will be his best (and healthiest) year ever!
1. I resolve to not verbally harass the UPS driver
2. I resolve to stand up for myself and not allow the cat to steal my bed
3. I resolve to handle my irrational fear of houseflies with dignity and class (and not hide in the basement)
4. I resolve to poop without making intense eye contact with my dad
5. I resolve to pee on inanimate objects ONLY
6. I resolve to beat cancer for another year
Cala: Be My Best Self
1. Howl More! Bark Less.
2. This is the year I will conquer my fear of shiny floors!
Does your dog have any New Year's resolutions?