Relationships

Advice on relationships, love, and living well – from Dear Mishu, Advice Columnist

How do I become a better person?, Emily asks, Mishu answers

How do I become a better person?, Emily asks, Mishu answers

Emily — I think you’re already on your way just by asking. Love, Mishu Do…

I’m doing a lot of extra work in my job. How do I get paid for it? Tom asks, Mishu answers

I’m doing a lot of extra work in my job. How do I get paid for it? Tom asks, Mishu answers

Tom — I hear you! When I work hard barking at people who come to…

Good Friends

Good Friends

Why do I like to sit like this? It’s cozy, protected, warm, and makes me…

My partner wants to be together all the time, but I like my me time, Shawna asks, Mishu answers #cuddling

My partner wants to be together all the time, but I like my me time, Shawna asks, Mishu answers #cuddling

Shawna, I hear you. I’m the dog that gets up and moves across the room…

Someone invited my friend (and not me!) to a party right in front of me  I’m so sick of these mean girls!, Alyssa asks, Mishu answers #bullying

Someone invited my friend (and not me!) to a party right in front of me I’m so sick of these mean girls!, Alyssa asks, Mishu answers #bullying

Dear Alyssa, If I were you I’d do something that brings you joy… something big,…

My co-workers are always working, but I have responsibilities outside work and need more balance, Emily asks, Mishu answer

My co-workers are always working, but I have responsibilities outside work and need more balance, Emily asks, Mishu answer

Dear Emily,A lot of people are “crazy busy” and stressed and talk about it all…

Every time I see my colleague he won’t stop talking and bragging, M. asks, Mishu answers

Every time I see my colleague he won’t stop talking and bragging, M. asks, Mishu answers

Dear M. – In my species we talk with our bodies and eyes, not our…

I have so much empathy I often get overwhelmed with emotion. Am I normal, Diego asks, Mishu answers

I have so much empathy I often get overwhelmed with emotion. Am I normal, Diego asks, Mishu answers

Diego,
I’m pretty sensitive to my humans and when I notice they’re in distress, I do one of two things. If the distress comes from them, I just keep them company so they feel better. In this case, I don’t get upset myself (how could that even be helpful?), but I comfort them with my calmness. On the other hand, if I sense distress coming from an external source (i.e. someone they feel threatened by)… well I can get a little crazy trying to protect them. Not sure I recommend that for a human (I think barking would definitely make people think you’re weird), but either way you get the picture — when people you care about are distressed try focus on what you can do to help them, without getting too upset yourself.
Love you Diego!
❤️ Mishu

I was offered a job in a city where I don’t know anyone, David asks, Mishu answers

I was offered a job in a city where I don’t know anyone, David asks, Mishu answers

Dear David, There’s no one right decision here — only you can figure it out….

Can I join you?

Can I join you?

Why don’t they make patio chairs that are more comfy for dogs? Don’t you think…

I know my girlfriend is an introvert, but I still wish she’d talk more. Ideas? Tyler asks, Mishu answers

I know my girlfriend is an introvert, but I still wish she’d talk more. Ideas? Tyler asks, Mishu answers

Dear Tyler: I don’t 🗣 at all, yet I 🗣 a lot. I wonder if…

Thinking mood today…

Thinking mood today…

I’m in a thinking mood today. What are you thinking about? ❤️ – Mishu

Dear Mishu, I am new to the pack and my older brother is friendly on walks but barks at me at home. Help! Ariana asks, Mishu answers

Dear Mishu, I am new to the pack and my older brother is friendly on walks but barks at me at home. Help! Ariana asks, Mishu answers

Well if it was me I’d probably bark back, but that’s probably not the best…

Do you really think I’m going to get …

Do you really think I’m going to get …

Gil, please…

Dear Mishu, School is starting soon and I’m so stressed about my school workI can’t even enjoy my summer… help, Kiara asks, Mishu answers

Dear Mishu, School is starting soon and I’m so stressed about my school workI can’t even enjoy my summer… help, Kiara asks, Mishu answers

Oh, Kiara! Your worth is not your grades or your test scores. Can you find…

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