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DeDe: Take It Easy On Yourself

Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s beauty tip. My job is to help you look and feel your best!


DeDe here to help you look and feel your best!

This week’s tip: Take it easy on yourself!

Don Williams recorded a song with that title, part of which went like this:

There’s two hundred people pushin’ up daisies
In the graveyard out back of the old Baptist church
There were some schemers. some sinners and dreamers
and not one died wishin’ they spent more time at work

I’m not really sure who set up this work system for humans, where you spend more time making money than you do enjoying life. I know you have to work. But is there really any job that’s more important than your well-being?

Life was meant to be lived. To be enjoyed. It was not meant to be spent working yourself silly so someone else can profit from your labor. 

People who enjoy life tend to be happier, healthier, and more attractive. Is that you?


This is the hardest work you’ll see me doing!

If you’ve gotten off track, what better time to start enjoying life than today. After all, you got an extra hour with the end of Daylight Savings Time!

So get out there and give yourself some fun! And don’t forget to leave home without this essential beauty item- a smile!

PS: Tomorrow is the Blog4Peace blogblast. Want to take part? Check out their website for info on how you can join.

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?


35 thoughts on “DeDe: Take It Easy On Yourself

  1. Very true! So many humans just work and work and have no fun and that is not a good life.

    Posted by Emmadog | November 3, 2013, 6:13 AM
  2. A person once told me that he worked to live, rather than living to work. Sage advice.

    Posted by Russell Smith | November 3, 2013, 6:30 AM
  3. You are doing good job DeDe you look beautiful and happy 🙂

    Posted by tylersat99 | November 3, 2013, 6:31 AM
  4. This is very impawtent. Our little hoomans work hard all day at school and then come home so whee can give them some fun times. Whee teach the hoomans to live efurry day as it comes and love efurrything!

    If they take it easy, slow down and look around they will see that the world is a pretty incredible place all things considered. Even if our world consists of the living room, our hutches, the garden and (reluctantly!) the vet!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | November 3, 2013, 6:37 AM
  5. Hey, DeDe – Jack here. I can think of one group of Humans that works harder and longer than any other, and does it for NO MONEY. Bloggers. BTW, I’ll talk to BitcoDavid and see if we can’t come up with a piece for “Blog4Peace” day. What a tail waggin’ great idea! Here’s a little something BD wanted me to share with you…

    “My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day.
    He has his food prepared for him.
    His meals are provided at no cost to him.
    He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup and again during the year, if any medical needs arise.
    For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him.
    He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep.
    If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up.
    He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep.
    He receives these accommodations absolutely free.
    He is living like a king and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever.
    All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living.
    I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks ~

    MY dog is a CONGRESSMAN!!!” — Author unkown

    Posted by bitcodavid | November 3, 2013, 7:23 AM
  6. DeDe, you,ve got that relaxing-enjoying-life thing down to a science! Good “work”.

    Love and licks and I need a nap,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | November 3, 2013, 7:37 AM
  7. I always take it easy – that’s my name. Wish the homans would do the same :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | November 3, 2013, 7:38 AM
  8. I always tell my boss “I work to live…I don’t live to work!” When he really pisses me off, I take out my union card, flash it in his face then say “This card says LOCAL not express!”

    Posted by Joseph E Rathjen | November 3, 2013, 8:05 AM
  9. You said a MOUTHFUL here . Hope the peeps are lissening.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | November 3, 2013, 8:31 AM
  10. These last few months, mom has been pretty busy and can’t enjoy her life….she knows that she has to make some time for herself, but hardly finds any…..this life makes her crazy…so she has been looking for the solution….
    Today’s post makes her realized what the most important thing in her life……thanks so much for encouraging us, DeDe!
    Have a lovely Sunday! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | November 3, 2013, 8:41 AM
  11. Great advice DeDe

    Posted by Gizmo | November 3, 2013, 9:18 AM
  12. Working for a living… it’ll kill you..!!!
    Enjoying your “Rumpydog”..!! 🙂

    Posted by Mr. CATSOE | November 3, 2013, 10:03 AM
  13. awwwwwww xoxoxo

    Posted by purpleperceptions | November 3, 2013, 10:53 AM
  14. Yes, Ma’am Dede-the-wise-adorable. Wilco for sure. Love that photo. So sweet. 🙂

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | November 3, 2013, 11:41 AM
  15. Excellent tips, Rumpy. We should take notes from our furry companions. They know how to relax and have fun. 🙂

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | November 3, 2013, 12:08 PM
  16. You look so nice dear Dede, and how much I loved your last photo with your lovely friend’s tail 🙂 You are amazing. Thank you, have a a great week, love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | November 3, 2013, 1:23 PM
  17. Sounds like a plan,xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | November 3, 2013, 2:01 PM
  18. DeDe, I totally agree! Wooooowoooooooo!

    Posted by Kuruk | November 3, 2013, 3:06 PM
  19. I’m with you DeDe. Nothing is better than spending time relaxing with the ones we love. Work is okay too. But it’s not the only thing.

    Posted by somethingwagging | November 3, 2013, 3:45 PM
  20. we are definitely livin’ life here DeDe! We all find time everyday to play, read, snuggle with each other…purrrrs

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | November 3, 2013, 6:00 PM
  21. This is good advise. We lovez the last picture June Buggie has her tail wrapped around DeDe’s paw. Itz so cute. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

    Posted by Judy & C.A.T.S. | November 3, 2013, 7:44 PM
  22. I shall listen to this advice!

    Stop on by for a visit

    Posted by Kari | November 3, 2013, 8:32 PM
  23. Thanks for this important advice, DeDe. As we start the work week, it’s a perfect reminder as the humans go off to their jobs. 🙂

    Posted by meowmeowmans | November 3, 2013, 8:59 PM
  24. Greetings!

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    Posted by hairballexpress | November 4, 2013, 2:00 AM
  25. I like your attitude to life, DeDe!


    Posted by The Poupounette Gang | November 4, 2013, 3:36 AM
  26. Oh so very wise advice, DeDe. I am with you all the way!!

    Posted by Austin Towers | November 4, 2013, 1:24 PM
  27. Mum used to werk befur she got sickz…she LUBBED all da careerz she had n she said dAT waz da seecret to werkin…a Hu’Man shuud LOVE dere werk n bee passhunate ’bout it!!! Smart Mum!!!
    Now Mum’z job is to take care of me n we all nose HOW passhunate she iz ’bout diz!!!! 😉
    Lub ya DeeDee frum Nylablue xxx

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | November 6, 2013, 10:34 AM

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