2.25.12 We are free to invent our lives; dogs, not so much…

25 Feb

Miss Constance Kitty taking a nap

{Warning,,, for some reason I am feeling very philosophical today and not waxing very doggy…} If you really could come back as anything you wanted, if reincarnation was something that really happens, what would you be? I think that I would want to be an old person’s cat. I get to laze around all day with my person, get lots of treats, not have a lot of demands put on me, and sleep my requisite 20 out of 24 hours. But, alas, I do not know if that is possible. I realized long ago that I must invent my life here and now and not wait until the next life. So, I invented a life full of love and laughs and furry things. Even though I have to work to earn money (and usually I work about 12 to 16 hours per day), I am very lucky to have ‘invented’ or, at least ‘positioned,’ a job that allows me to be surrounded by my zoo on most days and work in an environment that is all my own (home). No one ever told me that I was free to invent my life (my parents would have thought this an utterly crazy conversation). Probably like most people, my younger life just sort of happened to me.  I did not realize I was inventing my life for a long time, but then, the things I wanted, really really wanted, the things I prayed for, and lite candles for, started to materialize.

In today’s world there are ‘vision boards’ and ‘life plans,’ and there are even people who get paid to be your ‘life coach.’  Looking back (hind sight is always 20/20) I never had a picture but a feeling about my life. I just wanted to love and to be loved in return. I wanted a family around me and I wanted animals. I wanted meaningful work and to do good deeds. I never really visioned owning material things, that was just icing on the cake.  No matter what your circumstance, I do want you to know that it is never to late to invent your life.  To fill it, even if only for the shortest moment of the day, with your dreams and visions, and you will be surprised, how when you start to put out in the universe those things that you desire, in a positive way, they start to come back to you and your life starts changing toward the vision that you have asked for. (And that is how I ended up with 2 dogs and 5 cats, so make sure you realize what what you inventing (hahahaha!))

One warning about this vision thing:  I once asked the universe for some time off from work because I really was not having fun.  I wasn’t very specific about it.  Soon after putting that out in the universe, I broke my leg and had to take several weeks off.  The clearer you are, the more likely you will get exactly the life you want.  So I should have put out there: “please let me be healthy, on a beach, in the sun, having fun with my dogs and favorite humans by my side,”

I think you make your luck, you invent your life, and you make it happen every day. You have the freedom to invent your life – what are you inventing today?

Just another DogDaz rant at the zoo ❤


Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Dogs


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6 responses to “2.25.12 We are free to invent our lives; dogs, not so much…

  1. Bassas Blog

    February 25, 2012 at 01:37

    I enjoyed reading this very much. Yes, we do have to shape our lives here. We are our own life coach.

    Tall person wrote this mantra for me, which describes the journey:

    I am Bassa,
    There is only one of me.

    I am the sum of everything
    And everyone,
    Of every moment in my life
    And every moment yet to come.

    Each day I change
    In some small way

    And I accept that things will change
    And I will never be afraid.

    I know that clouds give way
    To sunshine.

    I know that pain will pass.

    I know that love will change me
    And will guide me safely
    To my destiny.

    I am Bassa,
    There is only one of me.

    I am on a journey
    That will change me.

    I will walk with those who care
    And leave behind the others.

    I will choose what I take with me.

    I will never be afraid.

    I know that love sustains me
    And I will never be alone.

    I know that love will hold my hand
    And bring me safely home.

    I am Bassa,
    There is only one of me.


    • dogdaz

      February 25, 2012 at 06:55

      Bassa – You are so lucky to have a tall person who writes such lovely poems, with such true meanings. There is only one of each of us and we are all special. That is the way it should be. Just remember that the path is actually the journey and as you walk enjoy the view. Thanks for the poem and for being our blog friend. – Lulu & Sofie’s Mom


  2. Bongo

    February 26, 2012 at 21:10

    It’s amazing how we have to be careful what we ask for because, like your broken leg, God will fulfill it but often not always in the way we expect. My person knows a lot of people who wish they had never prayed for patience.


    • dogdaz

      February 26, 2012 at 21:15

      Bongo – That is pretty funny. Are they still waiting? – DogDaz


  3. Leandra Youse

    March 18, 2012 at 16:03

    Your style is so unique compared to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this site.


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