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Beauty From the Inside Out!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with a great beauty tip for you!

DeDe here to make you look and feel your best!

DeDe here to make you look and feel your best!

Today I share my biggest beauty secret ever! Don’t tell anyone now…. this is just between you and me!

Today’s tip is to believe in yourself!

As some of you know, I was living at the local trash dump when Jen found me. My situation wasn’t great, but I had confidence that my needs would be met, and I would be OK. And just look at me now! I’m living the good life as a world-renowned blogger!

Sometimes I get nervous, or downright afraid, but I have faith that I’ll do my best in every situation.

Sometimes I make mistakes. I learn from them and move on.

Did you know your body language tells others how you feel about yourself? When people believe in themselves, they stand tall, walk straight and look others in the eye.

If your words don’t match your body language, people tend to go with body language; talking a good game simply won’t cut it.

So take a few moments each morning, look in the mirror and tell yourself you believe in yourself. Then go out there and show the world you mean business!


Men are attracted to confidence more than boobs, faces, or asses. There’s nothing more sexy than a woman who knows what she wants and refuses to care what people think. -Unknown

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


68 thoughts on “Beauty From the Inside Out!

  1. You have achieved a lot Rumpy.

    Posted by Bassa's Blog | June 2, 2013, 6:36 AM
  2. Thanks for sharing this tip with us Rumpy! You are truly beautiful, inside and out. When I see how courageous you are , it gives me strength to face my own fears 🙂

    Posted by humanrescuesdog | June 2, 2013, 6:44 AM
  3. DeeDee you remind me of my cat Hazel. Her start wasn’t especially great so she is very cautious and tends to get scared and hide easily. However, she is very happy with 3 feline friends, more than enough food (although she hoards thinking bad days are ahead) and a nice bed to sleep on. She is definitely beautiful all around and so are you!

    Posted by katecrimmins | June 2, 2013, 6:54 AM
  4. MOM and I agree 100%!

    Posted by Goose | June 2, 2013, 7:18 AM
  5. Wise words from a dear DeDe who knows what she’s talki’ ’bout!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | June 2, 2013, 7:24 AM
  6. I love this post! We can’t let out pasts put the brakes on our futures! Important reminder, DeDe. Thanks. You ARE beautiful, inside and out!

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | June 2, 2013, 7:33 AM
  7. Absolutely RIGHT!!! Golden LOVE it! and Golden Thanks for the reminder. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    Posted by goldenwoofs | June 2, 2013, 7:46 AM
  8. So true, I think all dogs are beautiful x.

    Posted by shacklefordlb | June 2, 2013, 7:53 AM
  9. DeDe, that’s a great Sunday post! Thanks!

    Posted by Texas, a cat in New York | June 2, 2013, 7:55 AM
  10. beauty is in the heart – Good advice from a very beautiful doggy xxx

    Posted by Cat Forsley | June 2, 2013, 8:27 AM
  11. Grrrreat Post DeDe.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | June 2, 2013, 8:46 AM
  12. Hi DeDe! *waving* I love this segment because your post cheers us a lot! Even if we feel a bit down, after reading your post that encourages us!!! Thank you very much and have a happy Sunday! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | June 2, 2013, 8:50 AM
  13. couldn’t agree with you more! Great advice!

    Posted by catchatcaren | June 2, 2013, 8:56 AM
  14. Thanks DeDe! The best is – body language needs no translation or a dictionary – we can always understand each other :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | June 2, 2013, 9:03 AM
  15. That is some great advice DeDe, thanks for sharing it!

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | June 2, 2013, 9:05 AM
  16. Wise words indeed DeDe…Something we should all remember

    Posted by Gizmo | June 2, 2013, 9:38 AM
  17. DeDe, this is such a great post. I’m so glad that you’re with your wonderful family now! x

    Posted by Moxie Reviews™ (@MoxieReviews) | June 2, 2013, 10:09 AM
  18. DeDe this is a terrific post…
    y’all are heroes made of heart language
    Take Care..

    Posted by LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words | June 2, 2013, 11:05 AM
  19. I’m sorry DeDe had such a sad past but good that’s all changed for the better now. Yes, we have to believe in ourselves first, who else is going to if we don’t? 😉

    Dede’s coat looks a bit different, maybe it’s just the lighting in the pic. ?

    Posted by Geraldine | June 2, 2013, 1:15 PM
  20. That’s great and very wise advice, DeDe! Thank you!

    Posted by meowmeowmans | June 2, 2013, 1:17 PM
  21. DeDe you are beautiful inside and out. As someone said, I can’t remember whp, it’s not the circumstances that define you, it’s what you do with them that counts.

    You have indeed done a lot with what you had and have. Thanks Jen for seeing DeDe and saving her. What a special pup.

    Posted by BJ Pup | June 2, 2013, 1:31 PM
  22. That’s EXCELLENT advice! I’m gonna do just that. I’m gonna belive in myself and tell the peeps I don’t need my harness anymore. That’s just what I’m gonna tell ’em.


    Posted by orientallily001 | June 2, 2013, 1:32 PM
  23. Absolutely completely and definitely (sitting taller!) c

    Posted by cecilia | June 2, 2013, 1:39 PM
  24. This is so true Rumpy! Well done for reminding everyone. Bisous Bailey

    Posted by baileyboatcat | June 2, 2013, 1:44 PM
  25. very well said Rumpy!

    Posted by Mark in Sumpter | June 2, 2013, 2:12 PM
  26. Though you are completely right, I’m a bit disappointed, I thought the secret of beauty would be something like: “eat more goose poop.” 😉 (just kidding)

    Posted by stanze | June 2, 2013, 2:21 PM
  27. There’s a song about that! “Walk tall, walk straight, look the world right in the eye ….!” We agree 🙂

    Posted by CATachresis | June 2, 2013, 3:44 PM
  28. Very good advice! I read your post before this about the lion and dog – we lived in FL near an old animal park with small cages and poor conditions and I would not visit them. Thankfully they have added on and upgraded the park but so many of these old ones still cage wild animals in such small enclosures. Good points in this article too.

    Posted by Cats of wildcat woods | June 2, 2013, 4:35 PM
    • I’m glad that one changed… .I wish others would as well. I don’t believe exotics should be kept confined, but the animals that have been confined cannot be freed, and there’s really nowhere to free them, so at least give them confinement in an area that allows them physical and mental stimulation.

      Posted by rumpydog | June 2, 2013, 5:42 PM
  29. That is great advice
    Urban hounds

    Posted by Urban hounds | June 2, 2013, 5:19 PM
  30. Are we talking about anipals or humans here? I’m confident and everyone knows it. The peeps—not so much. heh heh

    Posted by Cathy Keisha (@CathyKeisha) | June 2, 2013, 7:09 PM
  31. Great message, Dede. We are also so glad that Jen was able to rescue from that trash.

    Woos – Phantom. Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning | June 2, 2013, 7:36 PM
  32. Dede…this is an excellent post!

    The Florida Furkids

    Posted by The Florida Furkids | June 2, 2013, 8:09 PM
  33. DeDe, your smile is one of the most beautiful smiles I’ve ever seen in my entire life. You are a very smart dog, and I hope that you will continue to share your wisdom with us.

    Posted by projectbuddy | June 2, 2013, 8:40 PM
  34. DeDe with your words and your smile your gonna change my life

    Posted by pucdawg3 | June 2, 2013, 9:50 PM
  35. DeDe, you are so very wise! You are absolutely correct!

    We are doing flat cats, but you are welcome to join us in making a flat dog. Our mom forgot to mention this would work for any flat critter!

    Posted by Oui Oui | June 2, 2013, 10:04 PM
  36. De De – you and Jen are amazing!! It makes me so sad to think of you living at the local trash dump – thank goodness for Jen and other incredibly compassionate people like her! We love you De De (and all your house mates!). All the very best to you all!

    Posted by teddyandtottie | June 2, 2013, 10:58 PM
  37. You have a good heart, that’s how it’s possible 🙂

    Posted by EllaDee | June 3, 2013, 12:26 AM
  38. I love this tip De De… you just made my day :)Merci! mmmwahhh

    Posted by adollyciousirony | June 3, 2013, 12:58 AM
  39. Read your quote.. LOL. I just had to say… No wonder they prefer b*tc*es.

    Hi Dede. You are one lucky doggy. I am glad you’ve turned to a life of animal advocacy.

    Posted by haopee2 | June 3, 2013, 10:02 AM
  40. Life, overall, is much happier when you have confidence in yourself and care less about what others think. Thanks DeDe, for the reminder. 🙂

    Posted by ILoveDogs | June 3, 2013, 11:41 AM
  41. I was lucky to have a Mom that believed in me and taught me to believe in myself!

    Posted by Jessica Rhae (@YDWWYW) | June 3, 2013, 10:40 PM
  42. Mom spent 25 years as an executive coach among other things like individual and organizational change management….you are spot on DeDe…believe in yourself at each day’s start…that can move mountains

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | June 4, 2013, 9:24 AM
  43. Dee Dee! What great tips! Me KNOWS me is the most beauteous cat in the world and it shows!
    Queen Penelope (snicker)

    Posted by catfromhell | June 4, 2013, 9:04 PM
  44. Excellent advice, DeDe. I’m delighted you landed in a loving, secure place.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | June 4, 2013, 9:06 PM
  45. I do believe men are attracted to confidence, yes. At first instance it is always looks, but there is so so much more… and they do realise.

    Love this post 🙂

    Posted by WordsFallFromMyEyes | June 5, 2013, 3:22 PM


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