A Dog’s New Year’s Resolutions

sml HNY muttini1.    I will not eat yellow snow.

2.    I will stop trying to find the few remaining clean pieces of carpet in the house when I am about to throw up.

3.    I will not chew anymore pens, especially the ones with red ink so my people think I am hemorrhaging.

4.    When in the car, I will not insist on having the window rolled down when it’s raining outside.

5.    I will stop waking up my humans at 3am because I was too lazy to “go” when they went to bed. (Also, it was too cold.)

6.    I will not bark and rush the door each time I hear a door bell on TV.

HNY Jump7.    I will try to stop shedding (but that’s not my fault!)

8.    Big dog: I will stop trying to kiss everyone who comes to the front door and therefore ruining the reputation of big dogs everywhere.
Small dog: I will not walk under the big dog when he is peeing.

9.    I will not play tug-o’-war with Dad’s underwear when he’s on the toilet.

10.    I will not bite the officer’s hand when he reaches in for Mom’s driver’s license and car registration.

11.    I will not suddenly stand straight up when I’m lying under the coffee table.

12.    I will find out where the garbage collector is taking all our stuff that he’s stealing.

HNY HotsDog13.    I will look for a soulmate at our local animal shelter.

14.    I will send more happy vibes into the universe, even for those people who prefer cats!

15.    And a personal note from my own service dog, Morgan:
I will stop feeling like a 2nd rate transportation vehicle just because I was named “Morgan” after the kind of horse my mom couldn’t afford and the incredibly expensive car she couldn’t afford either!  However, I will not give up smiling at all the children who ask if they can “ride” me.

And, finally, from our favorite Twitter feeds of 2015:

Top Dogs:
All of them.

Get a degree in petting dogs:
A pedigree.

 sml HNY fire works. . . and from the MyMagicDog team, a Happy New Year to all our friends, followers and dog lovers everywhere!

Special thanks to photographer Gloria Yarina for the wonderful photos of our Happy New Year’s Dogs. To see more of her work, just click on her name.

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10 Responses to A Dog’s New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Gloria Yarina December 30, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    Great Blog! And so true!

    I would like to add one.
    I will NOT dig holes especially when I pretend I MUST go out to bird watch.

  2. Norman Wilson December 30, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    Some of these could apply to other critters, especially some human types. 🙂

  3. Linda Ougland December 30, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    I will move when I’m laying in the middle of the floor and my mom wants to walk by so she won’t have to step over me.

    I will stop being so picky with my meals of what mom mixes into it so I will eat it.

    I will learn how to put my toys back into the basket when I get finished playing with them.

  4. Carol Curtis December 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    Love the resolutions, but Morgan is such a wonderful dog anyway that he doesn’t need them! Happy New Year to all of you, Morgan included!

  5. Jeanne December 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Thanks so much for the great resolutions.
    Happy New Year!!

  6. Molly December 31, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    🎉Happy New Year🍾

  7. Linda Ablin December 31, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    Love reading anything and everything about Morgen . Keep up the great work

  8. Hemlata Vasavada January 3, 2016 at 8:09 am #

    Great New Year’s resolution for dogs, written with a wonderful sense of humor.

  9. Marie Grime January 4, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    Oh, I love it, it’s hilarious! The doorbell-on-TV thing was our small dachshund mix Sally, when we first met her. Our son picked her up for us at an Orlando animal shelter. A few weeks later he rented a dog-friendly beach house for all 11 of us (son & wife, both sets of in-laws, a total of 5 dogs between us — all rescues). We tried to watch the pilot of a new show called Modern Family, but the path to the doorway was between the people and the TV, and all the dogs were big ones except Sally. She was also the loudest.

    The pilot included a dinner party scene where you got to meet the whole case and learn where they were in this family. The doorbell rang several times as each family group arrived. And every time, Sally the Mouth led the whole parade to the door where there was no one. And we had to wait for the passing and barking of 4 big dogs following her lead.

  10. Kathleen Kaska January 8, 2016 at 2:54 am #

    These are so cute! How about this one: I will not eat the leather fobs off Mommy’s new purses, causing Daddy to follow me around in the backyard when I have to poop.

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