Today's Need Read Greed courtesy of Beesly, Puna's resident Bernese Mountain Dog:
- Need: We all know my mom loves a good embellishment. Ever since I was a puppy, she ensured that I had some sort of snazzy collar. Of course, it has to include some kind of flower or bow and it must be bright and colorful — stripes or polka dots are preferred. I never really got the point, but I put up with it, as most good dogs do. As I've gotten older and bigger, I see why it's so important. I can't tell you how many times strangers mistake me for a male. I'm not sure if it's because of my name or my size, but whenever this happens mom adjusts my collar to nonchalantly point out the giant pink pom-pom attached to my collar. I really hope people start to get the hint!
- Read: This book is just so relatable. Norbert is a fellow Bernese Mountain Dog and a novice when it comes to cart pulling — a skill that most Berners excel at. Much to my chagrin, I've never even seen a cart! Norbert's journey to find his hidden talent is illustrated in twelve charming oil paintings. This is a must read!
- Greed: A few years ago, my parents bought my brother and me our very own dog beds. Unfortunately, this new sleeping arrangement was short lived. It was a major bummer! My brother, Tripp, didn't like that I had a bed of my own and he got a little territorial. Actually, he got VERY territorial — he ended up lifting his leg and marking his territory not once, but FOUR times. My mom cried and she yelled, but Tripp is a real honey badger. After my dad convinced her to give it one more try, we found Tripp alone in the bedroom chewing the corner of my bed. There was filling everywhere and shredded canvas scattered throughout the room. At that point, I knew it was over for good. Part of me believes he did it because he loves when I snuggle with him! Occasionally, I still dream about what it would be like to sleep on something comfortable and cute. If I had my pick, it would definitely be something like this dog bed!
Blogging Note: This is exactly why it's important to plan blog content in advance. You're forced to get creative and you expose yourself as being a crazy dog lady twice in one week. Sweet readers, we've hit an all-time low. I wrote a post from the perspective of my dog. I promise I'll have my ducks in a row for next week's NRG post. In the mean time, do I have any volunteers? If you're interested in sharing your picks, email me!