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DeDe: Don’t Forget to Feed Your Spirit!

Oh Dog! It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for more beauty tips from me- DeDe! I’m here to help you look and feel your best.


Here’s another beauty tip from your pal DeDe!

This week’s tip: Have some fun!

When’s the last time you did something for the sheer pleasure of it?

I’m guessing that for some of you, it’s been awhile.

And now that the holidays are near, there will be even less time for fun.

But just as you must feed your body, you must feed your spirit. And a spirit force-fed a daily diet of shoulds and oughts will slowly starve.


We like it when Jen sings, because it makes her happy.

What is that guilty pleasure you indulge in for no other reason than you want to? For Jen’s it’s singing. I know if she hasn’t had Pandora on for a while, something’s not right with her. She doesn’t sing because she does it well (because she doesn’t), but because it makes her feel good. If you happen to pass her driving down the road, I hope you see her singing in the car.

People who regularly feed their spirit are naturally more attractive to others. They also rarely forget to leave home without this essential beauty product- a smile!

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?


25 thoughts on “DeDe: Don’t Forget to Feed Your Spirit!

  1. Mummy’s guilty pleasure is watching musical movies and singing along! You should hear her go for it in Mamma Mia! Hehehe

    Have a great Sunday

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | November 10, 2013, 7:36 AM
  2. Watching TV shows feeds Mom’s spirit. Mine, too. When she is catching up on Scandal, Parenthood, Trophy Wife, or The Goldbergs, on her DVR, we can cuddle and drink coffee and cuddle.

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | November 10, 2013, 8:29 AM
  3. As a friend of mine says: “Don’t should on yourself.” Good advice!

    Posted by derrycats | November 10, 2013, 8:31 AM
  4. Very good advice…hmmmmmm…I wonder what naughty thing I should do this week?

    Posted by granny1947 | November 10, 2013, 8:41 AM
  5. Hai DeDe! *waving* Your smiling pictures always make us feel happy!
    Well…Mom enjoys playing with her fur children (which mean us! ) when her sprit needs to be fed!!!
    We feed her sprit! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | November 10, 2013, 9:29 AM
  6. Our MOM does all sorts of stuffs…. JUST fur the FUN of it… Like… waiting until our dad gets half way down the Driveway… and CALLING him … To ask if he has left yet… OR if he Misses her Yet. …. or to say…. HEY you furgot to take Frankie and Ernie… BaaaaaWaaaah.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | November 10, 2013, 9:37 AM
  7. I will feed my spirit today with a lot of fun! Thanks DeDe!

    Posted by easyweimaraner | November 10, 2013, 10:13 AM
  8. I think for my mom it was diving into the special edition candy corn oreos from Target and eating way too many!

    Posted by Emmadog | November 10, 2013, 10:16 AM
  9. Mom’s has fun playing Bubble Safai on her MAC. The she feels guilty that that’s how she wasted time.

    Posted by whydowepaythem | November 10, 2013, 1:02 PM
  10. How come everybody seems to like it when people sing, but not when us dogs sing? We need to feed our spirit too.

    Posted by Bongo | November 10, 2013, 2:10 PM
  11. That sure is some great advice, DeDe. We really need to remember that!

    Posted by meowmeowmans | November 10, 2013, 7:26 PM
  12. Keep on singing, Jen. It does the soul good. When drivers are next to me at the traffic light or passing me, I am a little self-conscious. But I keep on singing. 🙂

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | November 11, 2013, 1:02 PM
  13. I think Bunk took your advice… he decided to eat our pizza today… just helped himself to a slice from the table… it looked like he enjoyed it a lot

    Posted by agatapokutycka | November 11, 2013, 2:17 PM
  14. EEEEEK!! DeDe! You are pawsomely insightful!! And Miss Jen, while she may not sound great to herself…all that matters is that she sounds great to herself and all of you! As for me…and Mom Linda…we are into singing too…it was Mom Linda’s silly singing the Name Rhyming Song that got me out from under the bed when I first arrived here…and her singing (she never remembers the words to many songs so she makes them up MOL!) still soothes me when I feel stress or fear. And we always play, and she and Dad take time to do happy things and they smile lots!! Thanks DeDe, paw pats, Savvy

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | November 11, 2013, 7:47 PM
  15. ah… i do so many guilty pleasures (e.g, i opened a box of turkish delight two daze ago and i think it’ll be gone tonight!) — so the ‘solution’ is to try to do healthy stuff (e.g, take the dawgs and we go run in the woods) several times a week. the dogs know they’ll get extra dog biskitz when we get home!

    Posted by betunada | November 11, 2013, 7:51 PM
  16. Great advice. Love reading your posts every week, DeDe!!

    Posted by Moxie Reviews™ (@MoxieReviews) | November 11, 2013, 9:05 PM
  17. DeeDee I was at the Doctor’s today & bobbin my head to the music in the waiting room…enjoying the music…the people around me looked at me like I was crazy which then made me laugh out loud…..I felt happy…
    You are right; always doing the ‘shoulds’ & ‘oughts’ just depletes ones’ spirit so much!!! You are such a clever poochie. Please give Jen some extra kisses and puppy snuggles…that might do the trick!
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | November 12, 2013, 7:39 PM
  18. Reblogged this on Shalini's Weblog and commented:
    DeDe Rocks! 🙂

    Posted by Shalini | November 13, 2013, 6:00 AM

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