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Bring a New Puppy Home During the Holidays

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Bringing a New Puppy Home During the Holidays? It’s Not as Crazy as You Think!

 

 

Here’s why the holidays are the perfect time to bring a new puppy into your home!


(I just had to share this blog post by fellow Coldwell Banker agent Alexander Filiaci.)
 
While the holiday season is (hopefully) full of family, friends, cookies, and happiness, it can also be a very hectic time of year. Holiday parties, shopping for gifts, and finding time to decorate the house are just some of the many holiday-related tasks on most of our to-do lists.

So why would you throw “bring a new puppy home!” into the mix? From personal experience, here’s why it’s the best time of year to introduce a furry friend to your home:

Everyone’s home to help.

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When we brought Ellie home, I had just graduated from college and moved back in with my parents, and my sisters were on an extended break from school. It gave us a few weeks of family time to help get Ellie accustomed to her new home and family.

Puppies look super cute when they pose with your home’s Christmas decor.

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Enough said.

Puppies actually sleep… a lot.

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Even though it’s true that puppies have lots of energy, it’s also true that they sleep a lot. Our family’s dog slept like a little angel all through Christmas morning while we were opening presents, and therefore didn’t get into any mischief. (Disclaimer: I’m not saying your puppy will be as perfect as mine…)

Puppies get really excited about Santa.

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You get to re-live the childhood joys of Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) through the eyes of your sweet, innocent puppy!

Pictures of your puppy in the snow make for a great holiday card.

Season's Greetings! (1)

Are you considering bringing a puppy home for the holidays? Visit our friends at Adopt-a-Pet.com who we partnered with in our Homes for Dogs Project to help 20,000 dogs find their forever homes this year!

Making Clients For Life! December 2015 Newsletter - Victoria, Texas

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Fun Facts, Articles of Interest & Real Estate Questions.

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Making Clients For Life! November 2015 Newsletter - Victoria, Texas

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Fun Facts, Articles of Interest & Real Estate Questions.

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Making Clients for Life! August 2015 Newsletter - Victoria, Texas

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Fun Facts, Articles of Interest, and Real Estate Questions

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Making Clients for Life! July 2015 Newsletter - Victoria, Texas

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Fun Facts, Articles of Interest, and Real Estate Questions

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Is Your Home Ready for the World's First Family Robot?

by Mary Ann Sawyers

Setting Those New Year Goals: 20-Minute Total Body Workout At-Home

by Mary Ann Sawyers
New Year Goals - Mary Ann Sawyers Real Estate

No time for the gym?  You can achieve an effective entire-body workout with just these four exercises:

  1. Burpee (whole body) – This is a great warmup exercise to start with because it gets your heart pumping!  Crouch down, place your hands on the ground and scoot your legs out from behind you.  You should end up in the upright position of a push-up.  Then, reverse back into the crouch position and hop back up to a standing position.  Jump in the air as high as you can.  That completes one repetition.  Continue on to perform 20 reps.
  2. Body-Weight Squat (glutes, thighs, calves) – In this exercise, stand with your feet shoulder width apart.  Lower your body as if sitting in a chair, until your thighs are parallel to the floor.  Pause for 5 seconds and slowly return to your starting position to complete one repetition.  Do 3 sets of 10.
  3. Oblique Elbow Taps (obliques, abs) – Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.  Place your fingertips on your navel and your elbows out to your sides.  Rotate your torso to the right towards the floor and tap your right elbow to the floor 8 times.  Return to an upright position and do the same on your left side.  Lie back on the floor to rest for 5 seconds, and then roll back up, and repeat the whole set 5 times.
  4. Quadruped (core, lower back, hips) – Position yourself on hands and knees.  Keep your abs tight and raise your right arm and your left leg.  Hold for 3 breaths.  Return to starting position, then raise your left arm and right leg and hold again.  Do 15 repetitions.

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