Her personality kills me. She’s both completely attached and completely independent all at once. She can slip into my lap and look up at the light as the star of a portrait in an instant. She certainly keeps me on my toes. She’s work. And she’s heart balm. #avadadjou#lifewithava
Who do you have in your life that smiles like that when you hold them?
I used to wake up in the morning and immediately look at my phone, maybe check IG (like some of you right now), and then I read that checking your phone first thing in the morning could add to your stress level.
I tried to get more aware of my morning habits and realized that almost every morning I woke up and ignored my dog Mishka who was somewhere next to me just to look at my phone (millenial much?) So a few months ago I enacted a morning puppy snuggling ritual. Now every morning after I wake up, I spend a few minutes snuggling Mishka before I get going. Sarah our puppy has recently decided to get in on it, and even though she is normally already up, she comes back to bed to wait and then is so about those morning snuggles that I now have to set my alarm 10 minutes earlier so that I can give both of them adequate attention.
Starting my day to puppy smiles is WAY better than anything I used to see on my phone.