Lessons from a dog called Emma

My dog Emma is a beautiful and gentle animal. The only thing she stresses about are bees and if her supper is late. I’m a stressor. I pretty much stress about everything. But here’s what Emma has taught me about life:

1. There will be times in your life when you let yourself go and put on weight. It’s okay because you can always lose the weight. It’s about making that change and doing something different. Emma put on so much weight that she could hardly run up the stairs. But she’s managed to lose the weight and has dropped from 7.9kgs in 2012, to 5.1kgs! 

2. Always make time to sleep! Always! Emma loves to sleep. In fact she gets edgy at night if we stay up too late and slowly makes her way to her bed without even being asked. Getting a good night’s rest is priority for Emma and should be for me! 

3. Everyone has a bad hair day sometimes. Don’t stress – it’s what makes you unique! Emma has a lot of hair! It’s in her food, in her eyes, in her mouth. We try trim it as much as we can but it grows so quickly. We’ve decided to leave it because, well, that’s who she is. Love the way you look. Don’t always try and change who you are!582302_10150827184515443_955155940_n (2)

4. In life, we can’t choose our family. No matter what, have their backs. If you don’t, nobody else will. Even though she is the baby, Emma looks after her bigger sister Annie. 

5. Be fabulous! Even if it means adding some colour, a bit of lighting and special effects to your life! Emma was so patient when I took this photo. I was playing around with apps to post to Instagram. The photo came out beautifully! It’s one of my favs!I love you Emma! XXX

ps: In case you’re wondering, her breed is Brussel Griffon.

Keeping up with the (dog) walkers

With full time jobs, gym sessions twice a week with a personal trainer, running training and weekly races, I really feel guilty that I don’t get time to walk my dogs more often. So when we were on leave in December, KK and I managed to take the girls down to their favourite park.

Kingfisher Park2In the park

It’s a great park which is always full of dogs chasing balls and going crazy…The walkers

The view is spectacular and watching the sun start to set is beautiful…The view

Annie and Emma, ready to go…The girlsWatching the other dogs

Emma is always nervous and as soon as we sit down, she’ll sit on my lap…Emma on my lap, hiding from the big dogs

Other dogs trying to make friends, but my girls always wary…making friends  tooSniffing dogs

The best photo of the day… with their dad! xxxKK with the girls - I love this pic!