About once a week from now on and as long as she’s still with us, our golden retriever Sheba is going to share one thing she does to live life to the fullest. At times when I’m watching her doing something fun, I get this feeling that she knows that her days in this world are winding down, and she is determined to make the most of them. It never fails to bring a smile to my face!
TIP #9 – Smile! Sheba says that smiles are contagious, and you never know whose day you might make brighter by simply sharing a smile with them.
Psssttt….come closer…..we have a little secret to share. Next Tuesday is Sheba’s 12th birthday! The truth is that we didn’t dare hope that Sheba would still be with us for her birthday. In fact, I had run out of her planned life tips posts because I didn’t think we’d go this long. We are truly blessed but we don’t want to say anything too loud, so as not to jinx it. We’ve got some exciting plans in the works (think big giveaway!) to celebrate this special, special day. But don’t say it aloud, it’s our little secret for now!
If you’ve missed Sheba’s previous life tips you can find them here:
- Tip 1 – Don’t be afraid to get dirty!
- Tip 2 – FunTime video!
- Tip 3 – How to get a good night’s sleep!
- Tip 4 – Indulge Your Parents!
- Tip 5 – Do what you love!
- Tip 6 – Be just a little naughty!
- Tip 7 – Enjoy the simple things!
- Tip 8 – Get out and walk!
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2 Brown Dawgs says
Smile is sure great advice!
Dolly the Doxie says
Mum’s the word! Love Dolly
The Daily Pip says
I love Sheba’s tips and today I really needed a smile and you gave me such a lovely one. Thanks!
I am sending lots of good thoughts for Sheba’s birthday next week! Paws crossed that it is a joyous and wonderful celebration.
Brian Frum says
Sheba, you have a most beautiful smile sweet girl!
Keep smiling, sweetie! You’ve got us all smiling too! 😀
Sand spring Chesapeake says
Smiles are wonderful!!! Keep smiling big girlfriend!
Caren Gittleman says
Sheba you have a GORGEOUS SMILE!! xoxo
Sheba has one of my favorite smiles! She has such good tips 🙂
The Island Cats says
That’s one the best tips yet, Sheba. You have a infectious smile. 🙂
Barbara Rivers says
Sheba is a very wise pup – smiles really are contagious, and hers is a beautiful one! Makes me want to cuddle her 🙂
M. K. Clinton says
Sheba, your smile is irresistible! I’m so happy that you ran out of tips and have to make more! I hope we get to read many more of them. ♥ #StayStrongSheba
Thank you so much again for the hashtag, Melissa. And of course for your love and support as well! ♥
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
Oh, Sheba, your smile ALWAYS makes my day brighter, warmer, happier, sunnier!!! We Oakes girls will be celebrating right along with you, Sweetie!! And Callie will be with us in spirit, watching over all of us. ❤️❤️❤️❤️????????????????????????????????
Yay Sheba! You gorgeous (and very, very wise) girl!
Karen cantlin says
Keep smiling Sheba, we’re smiling with you!
I feel bad for anyone who doesn’t think they can learn a lot from a dog.
easy rider says
a smile has magic powers… much more than the wand of hairy potter…
I will celebrate the special day with you next week… with beer and mojitos… and we will smile the whole time… even the next day with a giant hangover :O)