In Honor of My BFF~ treat

treat

(noun) an occurrence in which you pay for someone’s food, drink, or entertainment (or someone pays for you); something pleasant or amusing that is unusual or unexpected; something that tastes good and that is not eaten often (Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary)

delicacy, delight, fortune, joy, kick, morsel, pleasure, satisfying, special, surprise, warm fuzzies

Greg (my hubby) and Pepper had a  trail mix tossing routine that they would do after dinner. She would come by the couch and lay down with her front legs crossed and she would let him know with her eyes that it was time for some treats. She would look at the bag of trail mix on the coffee table and then she would stare at Greg. No panting or growling or barking, just her eyes conveying intention, persistence and focus until he opened the bag and tossed her a nut. Ahhh, if I could have just one drooling ounce of Pepper’s focus, especially when it came to treats!

The very nature of a treat represents the ageless quality of moderation–after all, it wouldn’t be a treat if you had it or did it all the time. Which is fine because it gives you something to look forward to. Treats are treasures and pleasures that make you feel special. They warm your heart no matter if you are on the giving or receiving end.
How do you treat yourself?

P. S.  Speaking of treats, to celebrate Pepper’s life and this Year of the Dog, I have a special offer for those of you who are interested in my forthcoming gift book, “Ageless Dogma, A Dog’s Life Guide to Staying Young!”  Click HERE to learn more.

About Annette Cain

Annette Cain is an award-winning author, endurance athlete and certified personal trainer.

Known as the Longevity Lady™ Annette helps baby boomers age stronger so their bodies can keep up with their lives. Her ageless lifestyle products and programs provide an easy and balanced approach to becoming lean & limber and living younger longer.

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