2022 is over

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TGIF !! I cannot believe this is the last Friday of 2022, what a year and it has gone so fast its frightening. Where do we begin.

Layla and I are now officially senior citizens, I hit the 65 mark and lately am feeling my age LOL although I am still very active and busy there are days when I look at her and want to nap like her LOL.

Gidget is spending the week with us so she is keeping me on my toes LOL, doing double walks but I adore her and although she has become bratty with age I would not stop it for anything, her new favorite is to play the squeaky toys at midnight just as I am planning to sleep and her other favorite is sleeping in Layla’s bed which Layla in not amused with LOL but sharing is important and sharing with Gidget is a blessing.

I got the bed while Layla sleeps on the floor BOL

We have lost some amazing people this past year, Paula the fantastic cat blogger who I think about each time I use my sleepypod products I won on a giveaway she did, a close friend of mine and neighbor that every Christmas baked the most amazing goodies and they were sorely missed this year and the world lost them also plus many more.

So reflecting on the last year, it has been tough but like everything else we need to look also at the positive in our life and the one most important positive in my life is Layla, who is 16 years old, blind but still walking, eating and everything else a healthy dog should do and I am so blessed. I have tried going to as many events with her this year also, to make the memories but also keeps us going and getting out of the house and doing things means seeing others, I am using the stroller more for her especially when we go out but she loves it and sits in it like a Diva, which she is LOL. She is very smart cos if she wants to  potty she stands up trying to get out of the stroller and the minute I put her down she potties so I am really proud of her,


As we always do we remind everyone to keep their pets safe on New Years Eve, especially with the fireworks which I personally hate and the money people burn on them should be donated to charities that are battling to stay open, plus I think of the pets and animals that are petrified from the noise, the people that suffer PTSD, and the list can go on as I think those setting off the fireworks are selfish, inconsiderate and only think of themselves.


How do I keep Layla safe from the fireworks, which is my routine and works wonders with her, I give her a calming supplement early in the evening, I walk her early so there is nothing to scare her, I make a bed in the shower with water, food and some of her toys plus lots of blankets and she sleeps there through the night, I also keep the TV on the Jazz Station which keeps her relaxed. It works wonders for her plus having a tshirt on even makes it better for her plus I am relaxed. I do not go out anywhere but stay at home with her as I feel it is only fair to her. What do you do for your pets on New Years Eve.


So to all our friends, Happy New Year but please keep your fur kids safe and you safe of course also,


With love and hugs from Layla



10 Replies to “2022 is over”

  1. What a beautiful thankful post.

    Love all the tips concerning keeping our babies safe.

    I hope you had a most wonderful Thankful Thursday. Happy New Year to you both. ♥

  2. Wishing you and Miss Layla a wonderful, peaceful, healthy, and Happy 2023. I think 2022 has been tough on many of us with loss, and the prospect of a shiny new clean year is appealing. Let’s hope it’s a wonderful year! Hugs to you and Layla. xo

  3. It certainly has been a fast year. I love that Gidget is staying with you and Layla for the week. That is a good way to bring in the new year. The safety tips are terrific! I was just thinking with all the rain here, hopefully, I won’t have to worry about fireworks tonight. But you never know what people will attempt. Jazz music is a good idea too. I will either put on music or a funny TV show or movie for Henry. You’re right it does help to drown out the other loud noises.

    Here’s wishing both you and Layla a fantastic 2023!

    • Happy New Year to you and Henry also Terri, Music helps a lot and having Gidget was so much fun in the house but Layla is exhausted now LOL. Stay safe and dry

  4. I think of Paula so often as well, it’s unbelievable how life can change in an instant. Cherish the life we have & make something of it, that’s the lesson. I was upset by the insane fireworks on New Years Eve – they actually went on for 5 hours straight!! I can’t believe that’s even legal. Poor Icy wasn’t happy.

    • Awww sending Icy a big hug and understand your feeling regarding the fireworks, I hate them. We must cherish our lives and make as many memories as possible, Paula
      was a unique special woman who brought so much joy to all of us and she is missed. Happy New Year with hugs from us

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