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Creativity and Happiness: a guest post by Lola

My person is happiest when she’s doing something creative. She smiles and laughs more when she’s able to express her creativity through movement in dance, with words in her writing, or with color and texture when she plants flowers in the garden.

Lately, she’s been making a few special presents which she says is a lot more fun than buying them. I know she likes what she’s doing because she’s singing all the time. Sometimes she’s a little loud, but except for that, it sounds nice to me. The most fun is when she sings and dances at the same time. I love to join in and we boogie around the house together. She skips and twirls and I leap around her. We’ve got quite a routine.

Other than dancing, my creative endeavors lean toward excavation (I love to dig trenches in the back yard) and persuasion (I can find a million ways to coax my people to play with me). I’ve enjoyed my foray into writing, though, and I was honored when my pal Bongo gave me an award to celebrate my creative efforts. Thank you, Bongo, for giving my person and me the Kreativ Blogger award.

I met Bongo online after I visited his hometown and I love to read about his wonderful hikes. There are always great photos of the places he goes.  You can read about his adventures at Bongo Dog Blog.

In celebration of creativity, my task is to share a few things about myself. I’ll try to be as creative as I can without resorting to the fiction that my person likes to write.

  1. I love to dance with my person, whether it’s canine freestyle or just dancing around the living room.
  2. I’m good at catching rats.
  3. I am very, very, very fast, which is why I’m good at catching rats.
  4. I am an expert snuggler.
  5. My favorite place to sleep is on my other person’s side of the bed with my head resting on his pillow.

Since this award is for both my person and for me, I asked her who she wanted to pass it to. She chose  Quilting Under the Sun. Colleen shares photos of her beautiful quilting projects and stories about her family which includes two dogs and a cat. Sounds like a happy place to me. I’m sure you’ll enjoy a visit to Colleen’s blog.

And now, as a special holiday treat, I’d like to share a unique canine freestyle performance. Take a look at this trailer for the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe’s version of the Nutcracker. These are some creative canines.


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