Hi! I'm Jennifer aka The DivaDogMom! Welcome to PLaY Like a Puppy(R) where the spirit of P.L.A.Y. meets mind, body, and soul for both canine and caregiver.
I believe that mindset is the first key to wholistic wellness and yes, we choose to spell it with a "W".
In our world of PLaY Like a Puppy(R), the word "play" has its own meaning, and it will change how you look at each day.
Think about your amazing dog... when he was a sweet puppy, absolutely EVERYTHING in his life was new and fun and a great adventure; each blade of grass required exploration. Think about that same dog throughout his life... Did he ever lose that spirit of play?
What if we humans choose to look at our lives as new and fresh each day, instead of feeling as if every day is a mundane Monday? How much could we appreciate the world around us and look at every day and every task with a fresh and joyful perspective?
I show the picture of my Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Finnegan, above as an example of pure, joyful playtime. He is literally the reason I came up with PLaY Like a Puppy(R). Finnegan will chase after a toy, catch it in the air, or retrieve it over and over. It is a new and exciting experience every time he sees that toy thrown into the air or bouncing across the grass. He awakes happy and ready for an adventure each morning. And, I really do think he looks at each day as just that, "an adventure".
I believe mindset determines our overall health and well being. We have misplaced the fun in our every day and replaced it with stress, worry, and fear. If a puppy could write a daily agenda for us, it might look something like this: Play, Play, Play, Eat, Play, Sleep, Play! Play! Play! Repeat!
I decided to add more fun and PLAY into our daily life a few years ago and here is how it began:
I took a look at the word "PLAY" one day and two things came to mind: Present Life Awaits You & Place Love Around You. It was my choice as to how we would go about our day and thankfully, the idea of being Present with my Loved ones won. So, are you ready to P.L.A.Y.?
Learn from your dog(s) and be present each day and embrace your adventure.
The dogs and I will be blogging and updating here to show how we are embracing P.L.A.Y. and show you how important this becomes for you and your dog. I truly think canine connection and enrichment can and will change the world and we can do it so easily just by embracing: P.L.A.Y.
Wellness is a journey and a destination and I look forward to showing you how to connect
Mind, Body, & Soul through the Spirit of P.L.A.Y.
Make it puppy playtime all day every day!
PLaY Like a Puppy(R)!!