The odds were against Stump, the ten-year-old Sussex Spaniel, who won the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. AGAINST the ODDS:For one thing STUMP is OLD, a senior in dog years – 10. He re-emerged from retirement after taking a 5 year hiatus from the show ring (Stump won the sporting group in Westminster in 2004). No purpose, no energy, no p’zazz. Poor Stump, a champion at heart, went a wastin’. He spent 19 long, sad days in a pet hospital. Once recovered, Stump hung tight with his handler, Scott Sommer, living the dog’s life! STUMP LONGS FOR THE GREEN CARPET: Five days before this show, Sommer took Stump for one last walk on the green carpet at the Garden. And WOWZER! The old Stump returned, strutting and panting with style. Ears a floppin’. Walking like a champion, happy energy soaring. And, as they say, the rest is DOGstory!Vegas odds expert John Avello, who compiled odds for this year’s Westminster show, gave Stump, the Sussex spaniel odds of 275-to-1 to win it all. Stump proved that attitude reigns supreme. Age is merely a number. And if your ears are floppy and cute enough, you’re a winner no matter.LIFE LESSONS LEARNED FROM A DOG:
If Stump can, YOU CAN! (Not win the Westminster; but WIN!!!)
Take REALITY and toss it out the window. Odds – shmodds!
Best Weight Loss Tips: Set Your Table for Change! Here, today, right NOW, Our Lady of Weight Loss shares some of her best non-food weight loss tips! Tips that set the stage for change, and set your table for success!
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Our Tucson courtyard, amass in Palm, Olive, Mesquite and Cyprus trees, is home to the Grackle.
The Grackle is longer than most blackbirds, slimmer than most crows. Grackle males are colorful; very iridescent with their long tails, distinct
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#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes that Inspire the #Body Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. ~ Christiane Northrup
Because thoughts come from our head, and said thoughts tend to be loud (very loud), we are inclined to live there – in our heads.
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"Janice Taylor is a 'kooky genius'" ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.