Archives for January 2015


Warning: This may sound like I’m on a soap box or ranting.

As dog owners it’s our responsibility to clean up after our dogs.  I frequent the parks, walk on the trails and of course walk through my neighborhood.  It appalls me at how much dog waste I see laying around.  I’m not sure if I notice it more because it’s winter and the snow makes it or if more people really aren’t picking up after their dogs.

We live in a city that is reasonably dog friendly, I know it could be better, but at least Rochester allows dogs in their parks.  Please, I beg of of you, pick up after your dog, pick up after others dogs, and if you see someone in need of a bag, offer them one.

Thanks for reading my rant and I’m now stepping off my soapbox.

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A New Year

Who else thinks it seems crazy that another year has passed?  I like to make goals each year while;  most of the time I accomplish those goals sometimes I don’t.  I can, however, tell you that each day I work towards my goals.

With a senior dog with a degenerative neurological disease and an adolescent puppy, I’ve made one of my goals this year to spend time with my dogs.  I should clarify- I am spending intentional time with my dogs.  So frequently our dogs are just there and we take that for granted.  We walk them because they need a walk, but our minds on are on other things whether it’s work or what’s going on with the family.  As we enter 2015 I encourage you to spend time with your dog whether it’s playing a game of fetch, teaching a new trick, or slowing down to enjoy the journey on your walks.


Here’s to an intentional 2015!

Shakti Jan Blog




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