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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks"

True? or False?

I consider myself a bit of an old dog and I have and continue to learn new tricks...
But.....I also find that I often find myself learning some of the same lessons over and over again. Or...put in another way.........Here I am again nursing an injury that could have been prevented (or at least lessened) had I only practiced those things that I know I should. emoticon

"If You Want To Be A Big Dog, You have To Be Able To Raise Your Leg"

One of my dad's cautionary adages. Right now, with my sore knee, I don't feel much like a big dog. emoticon

Have I failed? Of course not! We only fail when we give up. I will continue to try to learn those lessons that will keep me healthy. While I sit here with ice on my knee, I am being reminded that stretching, foam rollers and proper shoes are all important along with reigning back our enthusiasm and taking it slow...or that should be smart.

Some dogs need to repeat their obedience training. emoticon

Practice Makes Perfect.

If At First You Don't Succeed.

Yadda Yadda Yadda

Ok....time for a little motivational quote.



If that one doesn't do it........................



And since I am a cat lover.............

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  • v INCH_BY_INCH
    Keep icing, While you are healing that knee out prop up of course, one can do those arm and shoulder stretches??? Then there is always one of those cute little cats or dogs to sit and your lap and provide much needed comfort as you recover. emoticon
    1154 days ago
  • v SHIRAZSOLLY
    Proper shoes you say? Where did I hear about proper shoes before? Three or four ankle injuries ago?
    1166 days ago
  • v JANET552
    You can teach an old dog new tricks but it takes time and lots of repetition. It helps if they get rewards too. Are you remembering that part?? Hmmmm

    Get well soon!! It is so hard to learn those lessons in which how much we want and how much we can have aren't the same. Not all wishes come true I guess.

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    1166 days ago
  • v WASCALLYWONE
    Sorry that knee is still giving you fits. Self-talk definately helps, Nurse Donna. I emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon too!
    1166 days ago
  • v KBEHNKE81
    Hope you heal soon so you can get out there and do what you want. I've progressed from icing the knee (suddenly all better) to nursing a painful shoulder. It's always something, it seems, but we press on one way or another.

    That box full of cats is too funny!
    1167 days ago
  • v CATANTIGO
    How about this saying, "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch." I guess that means a day of rest and relaxation out on the patio (deck), drinking something refreshing, and with your feet up. (maybe even a foot massage from Mr. D)

    I love the blog!!!
    1167 days ago
  • v AKATHLEEN54
    Well my dog has been through obedience school twice and still hasn't quite caught on.... I hope I don't take after him. LOL!! Hope your injury heals quickly and that you are up and about soon. Also makes me feel good to know that even the "old dogs" mess up once in awhile.... not that I'm glad you are injured..... I think I better quit while I'm still ahead.... feel better soon!! emoticon
    1167 days ago
  • v KATELOSS2009
    too cute and so true! great blog!!
    1167 days ago
  • v MICHELLE2343
    I love all of your animal quotes. I too love cats. Hope your knee heals quickly.
    1167 days ago
  • v IFDEEVARUNS2
    Yup, I did that too. Overenthusiastic! Keep icing.

    Love that last picture.
    1167 days ago
  • v RUNNING-LIFE
    A very good blog. Hope your knee gets better soon!
    1167 days ago
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