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Dear DeDe, pets

1 Foot in Yesterday, 1 Foot in Tomorrow, and Ya Piss on Today!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s tip to make you look and feel your best!

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Don’t waste today worrying about yesterday or tomorrow.

I have a confession to make: I am having a hard time with Jen. Seems she’s all worried about what’s going to happen to me.

Silly human! If she spends all her time worrying about tomorrow, she’s going to miss today! And today, I’m still here!

Truth is, we have nothing but what is in this very instant.

What happened a moment ago is history.

What will happen in the next moment is the future.

Spending our time worrying about those two causes us to miss what is now.

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Bubba and I are enjoying a moment scavenging for crumbs!

So ya want to look and feel your best? Then enjoy what is today, and let tomorrow sort itself out.

And make sure you face today with that essential beauty product- a smile! 

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Discussion

77 thoughts on “1 Foot in Yesterday, 1 Foot in Tomorrow, and Ya Piss on Today!

  1. Mom’s favorite radio station always says this and we love it: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why we call it the present. A great way to think about life, sort of like us dogs think. It is hard for humans but they would be happier if they could do that.

    Posted by Emmadog | December 29, 2013, 7:12 AM
  2. DeDE, I just love you. Today you have well and truly inspired me. Humans have a hard time with the life for today, enjoy the moment thing. She worries about you and I and others who love you, are concerned. But I am making you my SMILE role model. Live in the moment, look for crumbs, and smile – the most beautiful beauty accessory. Stay strong dear heart.

    Posted by kanzensakura | December 29, 2013, 7:12 AM
  3. Hey DeDe! :-) :-) Look at the smiles you put on our faces! :-) :-) They are especially for you – because you are AWESOME!! :-) What you said is so true! One should always live in the here and now instead of worrying about the future! Bless your cute little heart, sweety! All the best to you! <3

    xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino :-) :-)

    Posted by purrfectkitties | December 29, 2013, 7:21 AM
  4. A lovely post De De and you are so very right, why worry about tomorrow when who knows what it will bring for us? Yesterday has gone and we survived it, today is now and we are doing okay, tomorrow is, well who knows what tomorrow will be?

    Posted by Christmas Pie Crafts | December 29, 2013, 7:30 AM
  5. Great advice as always, DeDe. Humans don’t live in the moment as well as us doggies do. We have to constantly remind them. :)

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | December 29, 2013, 7:32 AM
  6. I love you, DeDe, you’re so wise. Give Jen a big lick for me!

    Posted by Renée de Bruin | December 29, 2013, 7:39 AM
  7. It’s so hard for us humans to quit looking back at our past mistakes and from worrying about tomorrow. We can learn a lot from dogs. Thanks De De.

    Posted by ILoveDogs | December 29, 2013, 7:44 AM
  8. You’re absolutely right DeDe and living in the moment is the very BEST way to live…..besides, you have a whole lot more living and loving to do so GO FOR IT GIRL! Every time I see your smile I am reminded that life is good if we just smile and carry on.

    Love you DeDe
    Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | December 29, 2013, 7:51 AM
  9. Enjoy the best of every moment of today DeDe and Jen, xox Hugs for a very special pair.. :-)

    Posted by Sue Dreamwalker | December 29, 2013, 8:15 AM
  10. Dear DeDe, I love you, I really love you and admire you so much. You’re very brave lady dog and always encourage us with your great advice. I’m so happy that I can see your lovely pictures and read your wonderful post at this very moment! Awwww…DeDe…Thank you very much for being here!!! Hugs hugs xxxxx

    Posted by eripanwkevin | December 29, 2013, 8:27 AM
  11. I had a 80 year-old volunteer who would say every day he came in, “Every day is a good day”! He did that until he was 90 and loved life, his friends, family, animals… I live by that example and thank you for helping me remember him today and during some tough times.

    Posted by Kevin | December 29, 2013, 9:08 AM
  12. very true yet at times hard to follow . When I walk Fredrieka she is suppose to keep her head up and walk forward. I suppose that is what we do one step at a time

    Posted by fredrieka | December 29, 2013, 10:06 AM
  13. that’s right DeDe…we only have now…no one knows what tomorrow brings. Pawkiss :)

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | December 29, 2013, 10:19 AM
  14. Excellent advice!!!

    Posted by granny1947 | December 29, 2013, 10:38 AM
  15. You are SO right DeDe ! Live in the moment and for the moment.
    Enjoy what is happening now.That’s how memories are made :)
    We purr you have many more todays!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ
    and Angel Tillie

    Posted by Georgia and Julie | December 29, 2013, 10:43 AM
  16. DeDe you are so insightful.

    Posted by BJ Pup | December 29, 2013, 11:00 AM
  17. Beauwooowooootiful as usual DeDe! xoxoxoxoxo, Ku

    Posted by Kuruk | December 29, 2013, 11:03 AM
  18. No matter whether you are unhappy about yesterday or worried about tomorrow, you are always squarely set in today and only what you do today can influence how you feel about yesterday and tomorrow..

    Posted by Bernadette | December 29, 2013, 11:05 AM
  19. OH so BEAUTIFULLY put. THAT is the Attitude and mindset that we ALL need to have.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | December 29, 2013, 11:26 AM
  20. Great message, DeDe! You are such a wise pup. Much love, The Scottie Mom.

    Posted by ScottieMom | December 29, 2013, 11:46 AM
  21. You are so right DeDe! We should always remember that. I am praying that you will have plenty of ‘tomorrows’ to come. Bless you. xoxoxo

    Posted by Fiona | December 29, 2013, 11:49 AM
  22. That’s the same as Nina she feels the same way!xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | December 29, 2013, 12:01 PM
  23. That’s the attitude, wise DeDe!!! :-)

    Posted by marina kanavaki | December 29, 2013, 1:25 PM
  24. That’s a great reminder DeDe… I’m off to live today with Boomer and Dottie now!

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | December 29, 2013, 2:14 PM
  25. Carpe Diem, Y’All!!!

    Posted by The Poupounette Gang | December 29, 2013, 3:05 PM
  26. Awesome DeDe. You would be the “cat’s meow” if you were a cat. Instead your are “Dog Knows Best”! I am just blown away at your post and I can feel love for you growing even more by leaps and bounds all over the internet. Hugs all around from us.

    Posted by Jobi and Fisher | December 29, 2013, 3:11 PM
  27. DeDe you are a very smart dog. Thank you for reminding us to live in the moment and to treasure it. We send you and your Mom big hugs. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

    Posted by Judy & C.A.T.S | December 29, 2013, 3:15 PM
  28. ahhhh…DeDe…how ever did you become so very wise precious girl? What is ‘now’ is what ‘is’…you are so very clever and right…and right now…I am smiling at you and Bubba cleaning Jen’s floor…*giggle*

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | December 29, 2013, 4:19 PM
  29. DeDe, that’s better than any thing I have seen about it and it’s to the point. xox

    Posted by Katie Isabella | December 29, 2013, 4:29 PM
  30. you are so right, DeDe!
    purrs,

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

    Posted by Fraidy Cats! | December 29, 2013, 4:48 PM
  31. Right on, DeDe! Words of wisdom to the max. Wuv U. Max, Bella, & bipeds

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | December 29, 2013, 7:46 PM
  32. You are a very wise dog! But human hearts are fragile.

    Posted by Patricia | December 29, 2013, 8:06 PM
  33. That’s a great attitude, Dede. Please give en a hug from us.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by The OP Pack | December 29, 2013, 8:16 PM
  34. Oh DeDe, once again you are SO right. Carpe Diem, sweet friend! Much love and big hugs to you!

    Posted by meowmeowmans | December 29, 2013, 8:22 PM
  35. No truer words could be spoken, DeDe. Now, get Jen to listen!

    Posted by Mrs Bushranger | December 29, 2013, 8:58 PM
  36. So true sweet girl…all we have is now and now is all that matters.. a hard thing for us humans to get our minds around..love to you all Fozziemum xxxxx

    Posted by fozziemum | December 29, 2013, 9:42 PM
  37. Excellent advice Dede! you’re a delightful doggie…(and coming from me, that means a lot)!
    Bones and sofas to you dude!

    Shrimp

    Posted by hairballexpress | December 29, 2013, 10:34 PM
  38. Dear DeDe,
    You’re an angel! I’m sure dear Jen knows what to do, but sometimes it is good to lose yourself a little, but on one condition! We should be keeping it for a short while, just to get the negative energy out of the system.
    Then the sun will rise again.
    You are very clever and beautiful.
    May you be healthy and happy :-)
    Kisses and Hugs
    Yelloz and Servant Z.

    Posted by fourcatpaw | December 30, 2013, 3:18 AM
  39. Great advice!

    Posted by Russell Smith | December 30, 2013, 2:08 PM
  40. It is hard to not worry

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari

    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

    Posted by Kari | December 30, 2013, 11:47 PM
  41. DeDe the wise and wonderful. Big hugs and smiles. May the new year be bright and wonderful for us all, but yes, today is great….except Molly should stop staring at the squirrel in the palm tree – he’ll out wait her…the German has already wandered off for a nap.
    HUGS DeDe for keeping all on track with what’s important

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | December 31, 2013, 2:20 PM
  42. Phankz DeDe fer sharin diz impawtent message!! Me had to bring Mum over to reed diz n bemind her she dat today iz all we haz n we shuud enjoy each other’z companee n not wurry bout da future….
    Trust me DeDe it iz BERT hard fer Hu’manz to stay calm n live in da momin so it iz up to us to show dem da way….
    Ya iz a bery smart poochie n me sayz Phankz again fer sharin such wise werdz…
    Lub Nylablue <3

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | January 1, 2014, 6:50 PM
  43. Great reminder….living in the now can be tough for me. Happy New Year!

    Posted by jlee5879 | January 1, 2014, 8:08 PM
  44. DeDe you are so wise! xox

    Posted by Austin Towers | January 3, 2014, 6:24 AM
  45. You are very wise!

    Posted by Basil | January 6, 2014, 9:39 AM

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