Lessons From A Puggle

I fostered a puggle the shelter named “Muffin” a couple of weeks ago.  What is a puggle, you ask?  It is a Pug-Beagle mix.  She came from a shelter in Iowa, so her true breeding is really a mystery, but Puggle was a good guess at what she might be.

This little ball of fur taught me quite a lot in the short week she was here and I thought it might be fun to share that with you today.


“Muffin” is a ball of energy!  She was definitely not a good fit for a permanent member of our household, but we aren’t looking for a new member so that’s fine.  She would tear around the house at MAC 10, running and running and sometimes, literally, bouncing off the walls.  I was amazed at how energetic she is!

“Muffin” loves to be loved!  She would lick and lick anyone who would give her 10 seconds of their life.  She would relish in belly rubs and other petting.

Whenever “Muffin” went outside, she would run and run some more.  Even though the snow was deeper than she is tall, she would run.  She chased balls.  She chased my two labs.  She raced the neighbor’s dog up and down the fence over and over.

“Muffin” knows how to embody JOY.  She is the definition of exuberant living.  She does not care if I think she is crazy.  She does not care if the kids laugh at her.  She does not mind if the neighbors laugh.  She knows how to BE who she is created to be without worrying about what others might think of it.

What if we could all be “Muffin” for the day?

How much JOY could we experience?
How much LIGHT could we shine on our lives?
How happy might our INNER SELF be that we are choosing exuberance?

Would you be willing to let go of everything in your life that doesn’t allow your inner “Muffin” to emerge?

Much Gratitude,



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