A Glimmer of Hope (aka cute dogs)

I am not going to lie to you all (well, the like 3 people who stumble upon this post), I have been discouraged lately. I’m not entirely sure why either. Maybe it’s the myriad of people getting engaged, having babies, buying houses, and getting promoted while I sit and apply to job after job after job, being alone and sad. Or maybe it’s the holiday season during a pandemic throwing a wrench into traditions. I’m not sure. It’s probably a combo, but either way, I am discouraged.

I read a devotional this morning saying that a Christian’s ultimate encouragement comes from what God has done (sending Jesus), is doing (being present), and will do (bring us to Heaven). This is true, and it is helpful to put my small, insignificant sadness into perspective, but I need a little extra boost today. So I’m going to create my own happiness by looking at dog pictures.

I thought I’d share these pictures with you all, because maybe you need a little bit of cuteness in your day, too.

1 – A CORGI/GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX

Corgi Golden Retriever Mix Facts | Reviewed By Veterinarians
https://www.thedogdigest.com/corgi-golden-retriever-mix/

Look at this cuteness!! Two of the best kind of dogs mixed into one. Ready for adventure!

2 – SNOW PUPS

Bernese Mountain Dog puppies - Care, training and more | Pawzy
https://pawzy.co/dog-breeds/bernese-mountain-dogs/puppies

These two lil Bernese Mountain Dogs are melting my heart.

3 – A CUTE GERMAN SHEPHERD

New German shepherd puppy? Start here! - German Shepherd Central
https://germanshhttps://germanshepherdcentral.net/puppy-start-here/epherdcentral.net/puppy-start-here/

Feeling stressed? Just look at his cute little face.

4 – NAP DOGS

How Much Do Siberian Huskies Cost? The Ultimate Buyer's Guide - Perfect Dog  Breeds
https://www.perfectdogbreeds.com/siberian-husky-price/

Even our furry friends like something to cuddle up with.

5 – SOMEONE TO GROW OLD WITH

Old Labrador – How to Care for Your Lab As They Age
https://dogsnet.com/old-labrador/

Sometimes you just need to chill out and go for a walk with an old friend.

6 – MIX IT UP

Are Mixed Breed Dogs Healthier Than Purebreads? | Canna-Pet®
https://canna-pet.com/are-mixed-breed-dogs-healthier-than-purebreads/

Remember to smile if you’re feeling down!

7 – GENTLE GIANTS

Fundraiser by Ted Marsh : Great Dane Ricky
https://www.gofundme.com/f/Great-Dane-Ricky

Buddyyyyy.

8 – LOOK AT THAT FACE

How Much Does It Cost To Buy & Care For A Boxer Dog? – PetsGetStarted
https://petsgetstarted.com/boxer-dog-cost/

Don’t you just wanna smoosh that cute little face??

9 – KNOCK KNOCK WHO’S THERE?

All About Beagles: Breed Info, Characteristics, Size, Temperament & More
https://www.loveyourdog.com/beagle/

It’s me, the cutest lil pup you ever did see.

10 – PROTECTOR

9 Best Mountain Dogs - Whitelines Snowboarding
https://whitelines.com/archive/features/9-best-mountain-dogs.html

I will be your lionheart, little dude.

11 – EAT UP

My Dog Won't Eat. What To Try If Your Newfie Refuses Food - My Brown Newfies
https://mybrownnewfies.com/2017/09/21/my-dog-wont-eat-what-to-do-if-your-newfie-refuses-their-food/

Get those nutrients!

12 – TAKE A HIKE

Cousin's corgi decided to become a mountain climber : corgi
https://www.reddit.com/r/corgi/comments/bkfpc5/cousins_corgi_decided_to_become_a_mountain_climber/

Hiking with a pal is always a good idea!

13 – PLAY DRESS UP

Dogs in Costumes | Pet Forums
https://www.petforums.com/threads/dogs-in-costumes.248/

Look at this little bear!

14 – FAMILY FIRST

80 Fluffy Dog Breeds | The Comprehensive AKC Double Coated Dog Breed List -  The Modern Bark | Dog Training Tips
https://themodernbark.petgiftsonline.com/2013/05/fluffy-dog-breeds-double-coated-dog.html

Listen to your mom!

15 – DIVE RIGHT IN

Keeping Pets Cool in the Summer: Swimming Safety for Dogs
https://blueskyvet.com/veterinarian-blog-bend/keeping-pets-cool-in-the-summer-swimming-safety-for-dogs

Go for a swim.

16 – EMBRACE THOSE WRINKLES

Nine dog breeds at higher risk of heatstroke – and what you can do to  prevent it
https://theconversation.com/nine-dog-breeds-at-higher-risk-of-heatstroke-and-what-you-can-do-to-prevent-it-139501

Strut your stuff, too.

17 – LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

Cute Small Dog Clothes Pet Guitar Clothes Dog Guitarist Dressing Pets  Singer Costume Puppy Playing Guitar Costume Party Halloween,M:  Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clothes-Guitarist-Dressing-Costume-Halloween/dp/B07XX4TX1C

You may be small, but your song is mighty.

18 – EXERCISE

Paw-mazing Pets: Watch These Thrill-Seeking Dogs Doing Some Extreme Sports  [VIDEOS] - DogTime
https://dogtime.com/lifestyle/76629-dogs-doing-extreme-sports-videos

A great cure for the zoomies.

19 – BEACH DAY

12 Dogs Having the Best Day at the Beach Ever
https://www.treehugger.com/dogs-love-beach-4862906

Get a tan, play in the sand, and soak up the waves.

20 – HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Owners to buy Christmas presents for their pets | Nature | News |  Express.co.uk
https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/625717/Santa-Paws-coming-owners-spend-millions-Christmas-gifts-pets

Aw!

Alright, friends I’m finished. I hope you enjoyed these cuties. I hope they all brought a little smile to your face, too. I know they cheered me up!

Happy December,

Michelle

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