Ten Things of Thankful, Week 25/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 25/2019


So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute this week:

  • On Friday my husband went fishing until Saturday morning. It was a very successful fishing session, he caught six carps and was very happy. I am glad he had so much fun, he doesn’t have much time to go fishing at the moment. He had to work again today, and this was a good way to end the holidays.
  • While my husband was fishing, I cleaned my boots and put them away for the warm months. I surely don’t need them at the moment and wanted to do this for a few weeks. I am thankful I finally did it!
  • On Friday evening, I watched Bruce Springsteen’s broadway show. I enjoyed it so much, and my favorite songs were in it as well! It was such a good way to start the weekend.
  • On Saturday we had ice cream after walking the dogs in our favorite ice cream parlour. It was so good just to spend time together.
  • On Sunday, we went to a workshop to learn more about problematic dogs. I am thankful my friend let me drive with her, because I don’t have a car.
  • We had a great time and got along really well. That’s a good thing if you are sitting in a car together for four hours 🙂
  • I learned a lot and hope I can help our dog Sam better in the future. In my opinion, you don’t change the dog, you change yourself first and the dog reacts to that.
  • We met the head of our local shelter at the workshop. I am glad she wants to learn as well, because you are never finished when it comes to learning from animals.
  • Both trainers at the workshop brought their own dogs. It was very hot, and one of the dogs collapsed. But thankfully, she is on the mend now, it didn’t look too good for a few hours. But this taught me I have to be very careful with our furbabies in the heat.
  • We came home from the workshop about 10pm, but I had still had the energy in me to take care of my pack. I folded laundry, made bread and cooked. It was late when I finally went to bed, but caring for my loved ones always makes me feel good.


20 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful, Week 25/2019

  1. What a lovely week you had and I’m glad your husband got to go fishing. My brother in law loves fishing. He’d rather do that than anything.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Viola. ♥


  2. Sounds like you’re having weather that makes getting through winter worth… hot instead of cold.
    We’re finally seeing some warm(er) temperatures here (in the 80s F today).
    I totally like what you said about ““…you change yourself first and the dog reacts to that.
    Very perceptive.
    Have a good week.

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    1. I very gladly left this winter behind (including my uncle’s funeral), and I enjoy the long days now!
      We can’t talk to dogs, but I think they are very good in reading humans. So I am hopeful if I change Sam will follow. He surely wants to feel less anxious as well, but he doesn’t know how, and finding new ways is my job.


  3. I have been having a problem with commenting on WordPress blogs, but Akismet spam control thinks they have the issue corrected, so I am trying again to comment on this lovely post! 😊 It sounds like you had a really good and productive week, and also attended an good workshop! Riding with someone in a car for four hours is a test for sure and you did great! Now you have me wanting icecream on this hot day! Blessings to you! XO


    1. Thanks for being so persistent about commenting!
      The workshop really was a good thing, except for the dog collapsing, but we met nice people and learned a lot.
      May your week be a good one!

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  4. Such a true statement about how to deal with problematic dogs. I hope that the things you learned will be helpful.

    I have never eaten carp. It isn’t a fish that many people want eat in this area, so I didn’t even know that there were places where people ate them. I guess it probably depends on their diet and location where they are as to whether they are considered edible.

    Hoping you have another great week ahead.

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    1. I hope I can help Sam feeling more relaxed.
      My husband doesn’t eat carps as well, he likes the fishing experience and being outside.
      Have a great week as well!


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