When was the last time you tried something new? Julianne asks, Mishu answers. #TrySomethingNew #DearMishu

Dear Mishu Tries Something New

 

Dear Mishu:  When’s the last time you tried something new?  From: Julianne…

Great question, Julianne – Watch this video to see Mishu’s answer!

Mishu is always telling humans to Try Something New and live like Everyday Is a Gift. Check out this video of the last time Mishu tried to follow her own advice! #TrySomethingNew #DearMishu

The Inside Story

It was back in January, when Guatemala bred and California raised Mishu, experienced snow for the very first time. She walked down the steps, took a few steps, and immediately tried to go back up. The video doesn’t show everything, but there was about 5 minutes of Mishu repeatedly being lured or carried out to the snow, and then escaping back under cover or up the stairs.

Eventually, Mishu had to be forced to try something new – and literally carried out to the middle of the snow-covered grass.

So she sniffed it. Then she tasted it. Then she tried to dig in it. And that’s when she realized that it was like the sand at the beach, but edible!

Then Mishu went nuts. Running. Jumping. Play bowing. She couldn’t get enough of the snow and all the fun she could have in it! She didn’t even mind being forced to wear a sweatshirt, flash-dance style, to keep warm.

Will YOU Try Something New?

Do you think Mishu will remember this experience the next time she’s expected to try something new? That’s difficult to say. I would guess that she’ll remember that snow is fun and jump in right away next time. But what about something else that is totally unfamiliar? If she’s anything like most of us, she’ll still be hesitant.

When you try something new it doesn’t mean that you won’t be afraid next time.  BUT –

Trying new things can open us to new experiences that will stay with us even if we're afraid… Click To Tweet

 

So, while we may still fear trying something new the next time we try, we won’t necessarily need someone to physically carry us out to do it!

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. This video of Mishu is so cute! What a great post and dog.

  2. I love this video of Mishu! Everyone should give new things a try like she does.

  3. Love the video, so adorable!! I do think there’s an important lesson for all of us to learn, and that’s the importance of stepping outside our comfort zone, no matter how scary that may be. You’ll never know the joy waiting on the other side unless you do.

  4. I wasn’t sure how Mr. N would react to snow but he loves it.

  5. I’m glad Mishu faced her fears and tried something new. The video of her in the snow was adorable.

  6. Jane Horning

    Loved watching the video! It is always good to try new things, you never know til you try! I see that Mishu really enjoyed the snow.

  7. New things can be scary, but I’m thinking the next time Mishu sees snow she will be jumping in with all four paws!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  8. Love the video. Always fun to capture a dog trying something new-especially if they end up liking it. Kilo is still not that keen on snow LOL.

  9. MIshu you look so fantastic in the show! I am so glad that you found your inner strength to face your fears and get out in it! I have to say that I absolutely love your stylish sweat shirt!

  10. Ah, Mishu! I can relate to this! Trying something new sounds good in theory, but can be uncomfortable in practice, can’t it? As you found out, though, new can end up being fun. Good for you stepping out of your comfort zone. It really feels good afterward, doesn’t it?

  11. This is a great lesson, Mishu! Trying new things can definitely be scary, but most of the time they end up being wonderful things – like with you and the snow! Glad you enjoyed your snow adventures 🙂

  12. I love the video of Mishu! Especially, the moment when she realizes that snow is awesome fun!

  13. Such a wonderful story of Mishu getting used to walking on the grass. It is a little scary to try something new, but can be so rewarding.

  14. Mishu, you are beautiful inside and out! Up here in Michigan, we have snow for almost 9 months out of the year. Your joy at seeing snow is very inspirational! I love that you were brave and gave the snow a try (even if it did take a little encouragement). You are so much braver than most humans are!

  15. I loved watching Mishu realizing that snow was fun! You could almost see the light bulb go off in her head when she switched from apprehensive to joyful!

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