What exactly is a New Year’s Resolution? A hope? A dream? A goal? A wish? I think each one of us has to define it for ourselves. No matter what your reasons, I believe it is always a beginning. The next step toward a better future.
At the top of many of our lists are “get in shape" or "lose weight" or "exercise more." Guess what? If you take your dog out for a walk, a little further or a little longer than usual… you can accomplish all three. And, both you and your dog will feel better and be happier.
If this year you want to do something to make life better for everyone, you might start with cats. Did you know that only 2% of the cats that come to HSSW as strays are redeemed by their owners? Add to that number the fact that there are so many cats living outdoors with no owners in every Clark County neighborhood, then we’ve got a real problem. Community and feral cats need a little TLC, too.
As I get older, one of my goals is to simplify. Clean out closets, the basement, the garage. And, admit I’m never going to be at my high school weight, and if I get there, well the curves and pounds have definitely rearranged themselves, so it’s time to rid myself of the wrong-sized clothes.
All three of these typical resolutions… hopes… goals can be achieved in some way as you read the issue of WAG. Not only will they benefit you, you will also be doing a favor for so many cats and dogs… and the rest of the humans who live in our community.
Good luck! And let us know how it works out.
Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!