I planned today on reporting my success or failure in the keeping of my 2010 resolutions. However I,like many, have forgotten what those might have been. It is hard to believe another year has passed so quickly and I like the way Dave Barry expresses his wonderment of this: “Aside from velcro, time is the most mysterious substance in the universe.” Where did the year go?
In The Beginning
This year I am going to be very, very traditional and adopt a resolution that was in fact the most popular resolution when New Year’s resolutions began. This tradition in fact began in ancient Babylonia. The number one resolution then was to return all borrowed farm equipment and that is just what I am going to do this year! I am fairly certain I have never borrowed any.
But I am interested in what others are planning to change.When I came across the results of the AKC’s recent survey I was not surprised to see that exercising with your dog was the number one resolution of dog lovers. This parallels the popularity of the same resolution among those who do not own dogs – basically, get FIT. Improving one’s health through diet and exercise has been a perennial favorite so including Bowser makes perfect sense. Grab that leash and go for it! We all know about the great things that exercise does for our health, but from Bowser’s point of view, probably the best thing will be more quality time with you.
Another finding of the AKC survey was that the respondents, when asked whom they would like to be kissing at midnight on New Year’s Eve, chose Bowser 40% of the time and their spouse 43% of the time. Neck in neck.
And while sadly the myth of dogs having cleaner mouths is just that, a myth, I will undoubtedly plant a smooch on at least one old wrinkled face of the canine persuasion at midnight New Year’s Eve, and quite happily.