Short, sweet and to the point. Dog issues

Our morkie riley is a monster. Since having Vivienne he’s just been one more thing I can’t handle. He is out of control with his barking. He attacks us when we leave, when we arrive, barks non-stop, he bites himself all day every day. Itches himself raw. It’s just awful. We tried 7 different bark collars and all of them just burnt his skin, talk about heart breaking! A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to try something new for free and review it, a new kind of collar called cujo control.  and it has changed our lives! It’s controlled by a remote. I can give him a tone to signal he’s earned a reward.  I can press a button and give a vibration as a warning to discourage bad behavior, and finally a “zap” button for when he needs a zap. But I control the zap level and it doesn’t just go on and on burning him like the others we tried previously. It even has smaller prongs (the first collar I’ve ever come across that has that)
I really can’t say enough awesome things about this collar.

You can find more about it here
I did receive this collar for free but this review and my opinions are entirely my own.


I love making mistakes

I love making mistakes, in cooking and baking that is. In real life not so much….

In the kitchen, when I make a mistake and then figure out where I went wrong, it allows me to learn so much more than I would have learned had I done things right the first time. It allows me to learn about the ingredients, cause and effect relationships, how to make things better the next time, how to change the recipe going forward. How to develop it, bring out the best in it, control the worst and ultimately, eventually, arrive at something delicious and beautiful.  So why can’t I apply these same ideals in life?

In day to day life, I loathe mistakes, I demand perfection.  From myself and those around me. It’s non-negotiable. Why can’t I view those mistakes the same way? As a learning opportunity? I don’t know the answer.

Maybe it’s because so often in life we never really find the “why”, the reason. And often there is no fix. The kitchen provides so much control, even in chaos and mistakes, there is always an element of control. But when life, work, and people are in the mix, control goes out the window!

Just some morning thoughts to ponder. For eternity, lol.