Thursday, April 2, 2015

CYOA link up

March's challenge was relationships. I decided to keep it simple. I had adopted a dog from an animal shelter that was from a horrible situation. Imagine 42 dogs in one house.  He was blind in one eye and we thought deaf in one ear, but the ear infection cleared  up fine and and he can actually hear. March I wanted to focus on getting him use to the other animals here. I have 6 cats and one other dog, so I knew I had my work cut out for me. You can read about him here.

He was terrified of everything He literally shook and wouldn't get off my bed. I am so happy to report in the short time I've had him he has adjusted so well. He is no longer scared to eat, he sits still while I attach the leash. Yesterday when I took him and Wes out before work, I tapped my leg and said come on boys and he ran to the door. He had never done that before. I'm so glad I was able to save his life. He is such a sweetie. 

When I adopted him they told me he was 6. But boy does he act like a puppy. He chewed up the band on my fitness band. I don't know what brand it is and can't find a replacement. He also runs and pretends to hide like when I ask him if he wants to go out. I can't forget the energy. Oh my this little guy is active. I'm not use to a dog with this energy. Wes is pretty laid back...ok he is down right lazy.
                                       

The last week I've been focusing a lot of energy and time on my sick cat who isn't feeling any better. The day we went to the vet he perked up but he's slowly acted worse every since. Poor baby. He finished his antibiotics last night. I'm hoping this runs its course soon. Although I'm really tempted to call the vet again. He is eating so that's a huge plus. I've been buying him special cat food and giving it to him in a separate room so I make sure he is actually eating it.
                                      
As for the secret goal. It didn't happen but I am moving closer to making it happen, So there is that.

April is finances. I plan on utilizing Swagbucks. Its free money so I need to take advantage of that.

Also I want to research retirement options. I hate to say I really don't have any form of retirement and since I would like to retire someday I need to get on  that. My other option of marrying Troy Aikman and being a trophy wife obviously didn't happen. (Troy was the QB for the Cowboys from 1989-2000)

I'd also like to add more to my savings too.

Not Entirely Perfect

15 comments:

  1. Glad you're getting closer on the secret goal :)
    How is Wes adjusting? Doesn't he generally not care for other dogs?

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  2. He doesn't usually, and I get the impression he is rolling his eyes at a lot of things Max does. Aside from that, they get a long great. Which was a big surprise to me.

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  3. Here is a good example. Max was trying to carry a paper plate that was bigger than him. He had his head turned and was walking. He couldn't see Westely because Wes was on his blind side, so Max was walking into Wes. Wes looks at me with his head cocked like mom can we do something with him. But as of right now they are shredding the plate together. Because I needed something else to pick up. :)

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  4. I like your inclusion of Swagbucks. I should focus on that too!


    Your new guy is so sweet. I remember having to be so patient with Geege when he first came to live with us. He was (and still is) such a neurotic dog, but he's come quite far. I'm glad all of yours are getting along well!

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  5. With all the stuff you've been doing for your pets lately, I'd say you more than accomplished the March relationships goals! They're worth it, but it's still a lot of work sometimes!

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  6. Awesome that you were able to adopt a dog in need. What a sad background he has but I'm sure he knows how lucky he is to be with you now. Hope your cat also feels better. How are the 2 getting along? Ah yes, retirement. I've always heard that you can take out a loan on your car/home/college, but you can't take a loan out on retirement. Hope you can start a personal retirement fund this month.

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  7. yay for getting closer on the secret goal, that's awesome. i love me some swagbucks!

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  8. I hate that I don't use it like I should. I can't turn down free money

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  9. They get along really well. We went back to the vet today so I am hoping that he starts to improve soon. My new dog is such a lovey. I am so glad I was able to get him.

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  10. Sadly its ruining my financial goals for April. I'm hoping this is the last trip we have to take to the vet for awhile

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  11. I expected some serious issues, but I've been blessed so far he is has adjusted really well.

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  12. Poor kitty. I really hope he continues to improve.

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  13. Have you read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker? It might give you some good ideas for how to reach your financial goals. :)

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  14. I haven't but I will.

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  15. This has been a roller coaster. I worry so much about him.

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