Thursday, November 10, 2016

Todd's Post Election Recovery Advice

I went out of town for a few days this past week without the dogs. All was well when I returned.  But while I get the post about my trip ready to share, Todd is helping me out. We both know pretty well how people may be feeling about the election results on Tuesday.  I've chosen to not post my views here -- But in hopes of helping us to come to terms with what has truly been an extraordinary series of events, Todd would like to share his "post election recovery advice."

1. Feel free to scream or bark, whichever one you prefer.
2. Manage your exposure  ..... to social media...or just people in general.
3. Create an exit plan, or a strategy to get out of any anxiety-provoking situation.
Number 4 and 5.  Practice acceptance and know what your triggers are.
6. No matter how much you may want to, don't engage "them."  No one wins.  Well, maybe if you're Todd.  But remember to respect your family members, friends and pack-mates.
7.  Practice good behavior.
8. Slow down and do something that you enjoy.  Ripping up a new toy works for Todd.
9. Look for and/or remember your support system and spend some time with them.
10. Perspective and personal reflection may help too.
....So, go for a walk, or just spend time outdoors enjoying the fresh air.
With your dogs of course...

We hope this advice helps, and if you have any you'd like to share, please do.  As always thank-you for taking a moment and stopping by.  I hope you'll stop by again! 


  1. Sound advice, and we all will benefit from every suggestion. Surely it will settle down soon, I cannot remember seeing protests like this after any previous election. My therapy was to occupy my morning with baking, LOTS of baking for us and the family who will be here tonight on the way to collect grandson after the University year has finished. Yummy goodies always help in troubled times. Remember that, Todd!!!

  2. That is all great advice and I just loved all the cute shots of Todd too.

  3. Loveee this post!! Great advice! :)
    Love your peek a boo pictures hehe
    Thank you for sharing.


  4. Good advice, Todd! Playing with and walking your dog always relieves stress.

  5. wonderful advice Todd!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. Crikey Todd .... you got it right, mate!! If only all the peeps could handle things your way, aye?? Love, love, love all your pics.

  7. I had it with the robotic phone calls, jammed mail box. ugly road signs and more. I come to blogs to escape the human foibles and explore the wonderful world of animals.

  8. Thank you Todd for those words of advice. We are on the other side of the pond, but we still feel your pain !

  9. Hello, wonderful advice from Todd. BTW, Todd is a cutie. I do not remember ever having these protests after an election, people are upset. I hope things calm down, enjoy your weekend.

  10. Great words of advice Todd...and love the photos :-) nose licks and love from Moth xx

  11. Hehe, that's very WISE advice Todd
    I'm putting my order in for a nice pink blankie!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  12. Wonderful advice! Maybe the new POTUS should follow it? DakotasDen

  13. I LOVE YOU!!!
    I just DO!
    xoxo♥ kiss todd for me!

  14. All excellent steps toward surviving this mess we're in. We can only add one, break into the really good treats. What are we saving them for?

  15. Good advice! I've had to unfollow a few people on FB. Now I'm just staying away for a bit, there is way too much negativity and anger there at the moment.

  16. Thank you, Todd and Kim, for a much-needed laugh and good advice!

  17. Sage advice from Todd. Having observed many elections in two countries, there is lots of hand-wringing at a result and prediction of dire things in the future, but life goes on....

  18. A big bark of gratitude to Todd for adding a little high jinks to the situation.

  19. Great advice, now if only the humans who NEED to heed it would listen.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

    1. Amen to that!

      Todd is one smart pup!

  20. Todd never fails to put a smile on my face, Hugs Francine.

  21. Always listen to your dogs. Thanks, Todd. When a terrier knows when not to engage it is wise indeed. This time we are so deeply divided there is no point to engage at all for the time being. Too many minds are shut like steel traps.

  22. Kim you are a good and gentle person, and Todd one wise mutt!

  23. Wise words from Todd! Not to mention he's freakin' adorable. I needed this reminder. Thank you!

  24. SUCH great advice - Todd, you're a sage. We are trying to convince our bad secretary to get back to blogland, as some places on the internets are so cruel and mean and making her sad, when she was already sad. We send hugs to you all
    Sammie and Ava

  25. Hey there Todd . . .
    You are "spot on" with those advice bits . . .
    I think you need a hug and a treat . . .
    How about a new ball for a treat . . .🎾

  26. Perfect advice. We've needed a lot of recovery around here, and I don't think that we're finished yet. We'll use Todd's strategies a lot!

  27. Love that Todd! I'm trying very hard as a new week begins, not to read every single thing that I know will fuel my concerns. Having dogs really helps, doesn't it?

  28. Best advice ever and Ryker concurs!

  29. Kim, its perfect advise,,
    the whole mess has thrown us more off kilter, so maybe your suggestions will help


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