Now is Now. What are you doing now? ~  Mishu

Now is Now. What are you doing now? ~ Mishu

Now is Now. What are you doing now?
~ Mishu

I’ve never caught a squirrel, but I try every day. What can you say that about? ~ MIshu

I’ve never caught a squirrel, but I try every day. What can you say that about? ~ MIshu

I’ve never caught a squirrel, but I try every day. What can you say that about?
~ Mishu

Related posts:

Mishu on how to focus

Mishu on what to do when you’re bored at work

Mishu on responsibility

Mishu on responsibility

“Accepting responsibility for something does not mean you are at fault. You’re just responsible”
~ Dear Mishu

I always have problems, what should I do? Jo asks, Mishu answers.

I always have problems, what should I do? Jo asks, Mishu answers.

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Dear Jo:  You can’t prevent problems, but you can control what they mean…. My problem is that I can’t ever catch a squirrel. I could think “I’m a failure, I never catch a squirrel” or I could think “Every day I get to chase squirrels, the ultimate challenge!” …Which way would you rather live?  #DeepThoughts

The Inside Story

Life is full of ups and downs and if we view it as our job, or our right, to live without any problems, we’re going to be disappointed. Expecting ourselves to be happy and problem free all the time isn’t realistic.
But there are lots of ways you can take control of your life and the stress that comes with problems. read more

Do you know that you’re a celebrity?

Do you know that you’re a celebrity?

Did someone say celery? Mmmm…. sounds delicious

The Inside Story

Celebrity?  Mishu could not be less interested! In fact, she’s so not interested in being a celebrity that she doesn’t even know that word. For her, it might as well be celery.

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Mishu’s goals in life

Mishu IS wonder woman

Mishu’s influencer profile

Trouble studying because of your phone? Bruno asks, Dear Mishu answers

Trouble studying because of your phone? Bruno asks, Dear Mishu answers

Dear Bruno:  Are you a doctor on call?  A parent whose kid is outside?  If not – put your phone in another room and turn it to silent!…. When you’ve finished your studies, maybe you’ll be *important* enough to need to be reached at all times….  Do you think I’d be able to learn a new trick with squirrels running around?

The Inside Story

Our smartphones bring us a lot of convenience, fun, and connection to the world. But they can also be a source of stress.  This is especially true when they distract us from doing what we need to do to reach our goals. Cell phones can also pose some health risks, so it’s a good idea in general not to have them near or on your body at all times. read more

ToeGrips: A miracle for injured or geriatric dogs #Sponsored

ToeGrips: A miracle for injured or geriatric dogs #Sponsored

OMG do you see how cute my claws look?! No, it’s not a manicure, it’s ToeGrips. They keep me from slipping on shiny floors. Functional and fashion forward! You can get them too: https://www.toegrips.com/  #sponsored

The Inside Story

When we met Dr. Buzby at the BlogPaws conference last month we knew we were speaking to a real animal whisperer. ToeGrips – the product she invented – is really a miracle product for injured or geriatric dogs. These dogs can just have a very difficult time on slippery floors to the extent that they will not or cannot walk. read more

What makes someone wise?  Sammi asks, Mishu answers

What makes someone wise? Sammi asks, Mishu answers

Dear Sammi:  The wisest people think they don’t know anything….so they’re always curious, open to new things, learning, and growing….  Not to brag, but every morning I sniff the grass as if I’ve never smelled grass before. #TrySomethingNew

Mishu’s Wise?

When we asked Mishu’s followers to describe her in 3 words, wise was the one that came up the most often.
Here are some links to some of Mishu’s more wise posts.

Listening to others
Choosing a career
Caring for loved ones
Stop wasting time
Visit Mishu on social media:  www.instagram.com/dearmishu or www.twitter.com/dearmishudear read more

People don’t like it when you push them down on your way to be first. ~ Mishu

People don’t like it when you push them down on your way to be first. ~ Mishu

Yea, so people don’t like it when I knock them over on my because of my drive to be first…  That goes for you humans too: it’s okay to compete and try to be first, but don’t knock anyone down on your way.  #BeKind

The Inside Story

Dear Mishu is definitely an alpha — and you see that most on walks or hikes. If she’s not first, leading the way, #1 explorer, she’ll pull on the leash until whoever is holding it moves to the front.
I don’t know whether it’s her instinct to protect everyone or just her excitement to explore, but it is a habit that we haven’t really tried to break her of.  Mostly because Mishu’s bold, free spirited love of life is what we admire about her so much. We want to be like Mishu because she is so excited to be first!
Finishing First – the Kind Way
Still…

We definitely do not encourage that behavior in Mishu!
The obvious parallel to humans is that so many of us do knock people over, or walk all over them, in our drive to finish first, win the promotion, etc. Clearly that is a good strategy for some in the short term, but in the long term — Mishu’s right — people do not like that. This is NOT what Mishu means by Now is Now!
There might be short term gain to be had from finishing first while ignoring human decency, kindness, and basic manners, but eventually people will figure out that this is your M.O. and they will not want to work with you anymore. Call it Karma, call it fate, call it getting your due:  treating people like they’re expendable just because you are focused on yourself and your goals is never going to be a good strategy! read more

Juan asks about Freedom; Mishu answers

Dear Juan,
I wish I could run as fast as I can for as long as I want, but I wouldn’t want to give up treats, a comfy place to sleep, and my humans….  Did you know that some humans they aren’t free – and they also don’t get good food, a comfy place to sleep or to be with the people they love?  Human trafficking is a terrible problem. You can help by visiting my friends @FreedomUnitedHQ

The Inside Story

As many of you know, Dear Mishu had a tough puppyhood in a place where animals are often neglected. There are so many animals in this situation in the world, that it can be easy to overlook the horrible crimes we humans enact on our own species. read more

Mother’s Day Can Be Hard if you, like Dear Mishu, have lost your mother or can’t become one

Mother’s Day Can Be Hard if you, like Dear Mishu, have lost your mother or can’t become one

If you — like me — no longer have a mother or are not able to become one, #MothersDay can be tough. Big Hugs from Dear Mishu today.  I’m going to spend today getting love from my adopted family. https://dearmishu.com/adopt-shelter-rescue-pet-dog/

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Mishu on Love

Mishu on caring for family

Chewy Salmon Oil is soooo good for me! #sponsored

"The feel of the warm earth keeps me grounded" - Dear Mishu.

#DearMishu #NowIsNow

Dear Mishu has smart friends

Dear Mishu has smart friends

Proud to know @mrpigandthemonkey my Aussie buddies who help university students de-stress with some dog love!….  (sorry for the repost but it came out ugly the first time I posted it).

It’s hard for me to focus when listening to other people. What should I do, Morgan asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu

It’s hard for me to focus when listening to other people. What should I do, Morgan asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu

Dear Morgan,
Me too! I often tune out when my humans are talking because I’m thinking about my own agenda (squirrels)…. Instead of thinking about your own agenda (what you’re going to say next), try to think about repeating what the person talking to you is saying.

Related posts:

Mishu on staying focused (on squirrels)

Mishu on how to stop wasting time

Mishu on staying motivated

Adopt Don’t Shop – Dear Mishu’s Adoption Story #AdoptAShelterPetDay

Adopt Don’t Shop – Dear Mishu’s Adoption Story #AdoptAShelterPetDay

Is that E.T?  No, it’s me, Dear Mishu, skinny & dirty, when I was rescued in Guatemala by Animal Aware (animalaware.org), and before I got adopted. I’m sharing this very personal photo in honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. #AdoptDontShop #AdoptAShelterPetDay

The Inside Story

Dear Mishu’s adoption story is fairly well known by now. She was found at the gate of Animal Aware Guatemala when she was a puppy – scared, skinny, dirty and hungry. They took her in and cared for her, got her vaccinated and spayed, and a sister rescue group brought her to San Francisco, where we got to adopt her. read more

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