Puppy Woes, Part Three

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. ~Author unknown, 1960s

I’ve had dogs for most of my life. I’m no newbie.

But coping with puppy chewing, digging, and jumping is WAY different from dealing with constant diarrhea, vomiting, and digestive upsets.

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Made it, After All!


Go forward boldly
Refuse to accept defeat
Focus on success


Note: This is the Begonia the bird’s nest grew in earlier this season. I’m still amazed the nursery didn’t squeeze the life out of this determined flower, but perhaps it’s a reminder to me of the importance of persistence!



Daring to reach toward the sky
And taking turns in an exquisite dance.
No longer should worries or fears
Crush the truly determined
In the pursuit of their goals.
Nod your head in agreement and become
Grounded in a similar resolve.

Failure, you know, isn’t an option;
Obstacles are meant to be overcome.
Until you believe in you and what you can do,
Nobody else will stand up and applaud.
Think you can and you’re halfway there;
Aim for the target with steadfast grit.
Inch by inch move toward your goal.
Never give up, never hesitate, never quit!


Note: This is an Acrostic poem. The first letter in each line spells out a phrase vertically.