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DIANEDOESSMILES...Sp
irited Underdogs 5% Challenge Leader

Monday, January 12, 2015

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This last day of my first year at SP, and the first weekend of the 2015 winter 5% less challenge, I want to pay homage to our Spirited Underdog CL, Dianedoessmiles.

I mentioned my anger and grievance in another blog, but if you are not an avid fvuscmom blog reader...to bring you up to speed, I did not come to Sparkpeople or these 5% challenges heeling and yelping a happy tune. I was a 225 pound ferocious puppy, all bite, not cuddly at all.

Dianedoessmiles did not give up on this puppy, but she did put on her thickest gloves when handling me. If I did not exercise, I got an email from Dianedoessmiles, and that was a lot since I only exercise when I am not working. I barked and howled, and showed my teeth, and Dianedoessmiles kept coming to my kennel anyway.

Sometimes, I get an email right after I post my challenge participation, and it is Dianedoessmiles thanking me for it. When I write a blog, she is there posting a comment. When I go to my SparkPage, I find lots of encouraging or motivational posts there from Dianedoessmiles, personalized.

I know that Dianedoessmiles is posting on a lot of doggies' pages. I see them when I visit other kennels. She makes sure that every dog and puppy in every kennel never feels unloved.

If my puppy days remind any of you of yourselves today, you will grow to respect and appreciate Dianedoessmiles' kennel calls. She does a lot of them, so many that her paws must have miles and miles on their step-tracker.

Welcome to the PACK! We have an alpha, and she is going to run our paws off this winter challenge! Yelping and Howling for Dianedoessmiles!

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  • HICIM705
    I've had the pleasure of exchanging SparkMails with DIANEDOESSMILES and I can tell that everything you have blogged about here is true ... she is a GREAT leader for her team ...

    What a nice tribute to write!
    2310 days ago
  • CERIUSLY
    emoticon @ GOULDSGRANITE, I love that "speak Dianese"!

    As for being Alpha? This Top Dawg is a loving, caring and sweet pussy cat!

    Thanks Diane for the time and dedication to your puppies!
    2310 days ago
  • DBEAU57
    I am so glad that you love Diane as much as I do! She is the best friend a puppy could have!
    2310 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    Awww hon,, that's SO SWEET of you to say !! "NOW GET BACK TO WORK " !! LOL Just kidding !! For you are AMAZiNG to me ! If were ALL like you ,,, WOW our team would have to be DISOLVED for we'd ALL Be so CLOSE to goal !! And you did this in a sHORT amount of time !! I wrote a blog tonight,,, I'd LOVE for you to read it,,, its about being balanced as we lose the weight,, in getting to know ourselves,, and LOVING ourselves as our goal comes closer and closer. Instead of the "I'll be happy when I reach my goal" thingie ma Giggy.

    I LOVE this team !! I do not at this point,, and hitting retirement age soon. So I have the time another CL doesn't. I am also living in chronic pain,,, so as I sit here,,, often praying away the pain I am in,, I HOP on puter,, and see how others are doing,, it helps me deal or rather distract from the pain as it calms down.

    You have so GREATLY ENCOURAGED me too hon !!! I am FIGHTING HARDER AND HARDER after seeing ur before and now pics in a blog during the Fall Challenge,, WOWZERS PICTURES DO SPEAK LOUDER !! ANd those DID ME !!

    TY SO MUCH for ALL U DO !! I'll say it again,, AMAzING !

    2310 days ago
  • POLYANNA2
    I second that - she's the best!!!
    2310 days ago
  • GOULDSGRANITE
    emoticon Even if you don't speak Dianese at first! Stick with her! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2310 days ago
  • SUEFROMRI
    This is one of the best, if not THE best, tribute I have read. Happy Sparkversary.
    2310 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
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  • SHERYLDS
    DITTO......Diane it the Alpha Leader emoticon
    2310 days ago
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    2311 days ago
  • JEB03253
    A wonderful tribute!
    2311 days ago
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