Dog Days of Summer - Just Grit and Bear it!

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This is a combination re-blog of the post I wrote on 7/31 before knowing about the August Challenge from Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 and I added more photos and verbiage to qualify.

 

 

The definition says dog days of summer have nothing to do with dogs but everything to do with sultry weather. First and foremost, I want to be clear this photo was taken at the Dallas Zoo and the animals are not abused. The gorilla and the lions in my photographs found a cool spot to lie down which was very convenient for visitors who watched in the viewing area behind glass. They have a natural habitat and they are not behind bars. The poses are naturally a good example of expressing "dog days of summer." 

 

 

No matter how busy you aren't at this time of the year, caving into the heat and being lazy can be symbolic of putting yourself in prison, out of commission, and being lonely. In other words, it is a self-induced false arrest. Bar none, temperatures are hot and sticky but it doesn't mean you should become imprisoned in your own home or the office where it's cool and you have a constant supply of bottled water.  

 

PAWS!!!

 

Sometimes you just have to PAWS and think about what your future holds if you pause and get lazy because of the hot dog days of summer. Can you imagine what every house in America would look like if dogs quit going outside to do their business? No! They go outside in the heat and they walk without shoes on the hot pavement to do their BUSINESS! This is another fine example of what I'm talking about. And by the way, natural poses are the best!

 

Naturally, the point I want to make goes back to August 1966, when the Loving Spoonful recorded: "Hot down, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty..." after all, the beat goes on and people keep moving!

 

When it's dogs days of summer, grit will determine and predict which real estate agents will succeed or who will fail. Good relationships with clients and other people also benefit from grit and I don't mean by getting down and dirty. Persistence pays off for those who are determined to keep their business running like a well-oiled machine without distractions and excuses. Outcomes are the result of effort, sweat, and self-discipline.  

 

"Grit is that 'extra something' that separates

the most successful people from the rest. It's

the passion, perseverance, and stamina that

we must channel in order to stick to our

dreams until they become a reality."

---Travis Bradberry

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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Patricia. The dog days of summer are better than the long dark days of winter in Chicago. Enjoy your day!

Aug 03, 2019 04:35 AM #2
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I think we see people's true character when things get uncomfortable. Whether it be weather, or circumstances, or  life. Those who realize they are capable of making the best out of a situation and use their maturity and knowledge to find solutions, are the winners in my book. I like how you're managaging to stay cool, Patricia. D

Aug 03, 2019 07:41 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Patricia - sometimes it is all about the "paws".  Refreshes. Re-energizes.  Refuels.  Re-ignites.  

Aug 03, 2019 08:25 AM #4
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Barbara Todaro - Your words are like a string of pearls and priceless too!

Wayne Martin - I am all too familiar with those long, dark days of winter and just how much I appreciated the dog days of summer for myself and for all the people in Chicago. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Life experiences are our best teachers. Perceptions are undeniable. 

Michael Jacobs - You got it!!! It's all about the paws!!!

Thank you, everyone, for your great comments. 'Tis the season to sweat a little or a lot and to make the best of all we are given. May you have a wonderful weekend. 

Aug 03, 2019 08:33 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I remember the original post with the slumbering gorilla.  But, the additional pictures added here are delightfully humorous - especially the lions.

Aug 03, 2019 09:23 AM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Aug 03, 2019 09:24 AM #7
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Brian England
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I enjoyed the post the first time around and you have made it even better!  I hope that your weekend is being enjoyed, my dear friend!

Aug 03, 2019 09:30 AM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat - I couldn't have picked a better day to go to the zoo. Those lions reminded me of Sylvester & Tweety Bird: "I tawt I saw a puddy tat!" They really are comical!!! So is the ferocious Gorilla! 

Thank you for the FEATURE in the Old Farts Club! I think many of us can relate to how those wild animals were feeling. You made my day!

Thanks, Myrl 

Aug 03, 2019 09:30 AM #9
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Hi Brian England! Could it be the secret for the Fountain of Youth isn't really a destination but more about how we can laugh at ourselves and the funny things we see when great opportunities present themselves? 

The photo of the paws was taken at a different time when I went to the local annual Greyhound Birthday Party for adopted pets. All the dogs were Greyhounds, except for the one who wasn't a pedigree but a most unusual mixture. It was the funniest dog - Greyhound on top and those paws underneath! That's why I took that photograph and it came in handy for this challenge as my imagination went wild! 

Thank you for being a dear friend to me. As always, life is better when you can laugh! 

Aug 03, 2019 09:38 AM #10
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP,

To me, every season holds a speical place.  The Dog Days of Summer are no exception. How many evenings can you enjoy the warm weather at night and watch the stars and in some areas the fireflies?  During the day we can enjoy a cool dip in the plunge.  

Aug 03, 2019 01:45 PM #11
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Patricia in this business we have to be a little like the postman.  No matter what the weather we need to press on

Aug 03, 2019 04:10 PM #12
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - the best part about moving from Illinois to Texas is that I got to experience more summer, light, stars, sun, and blue skies. I have been here now 22 years, longer than I lived with my parents, married, or with my kids. Time sure flies!

Aug 03, 2019 05:36 PM #13
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George Souto - Amen! Isn't that the truth!!! I am sure glad I don't work for the Post Office. 

Press on! (I like those two words!)

Aug 03, 2019 05:38 PM #14
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We must never give up ... take a rest "as needed" then back at it!

Aug 04, 2019 12:09 PM #15
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP well it takes grit to keep going when it's 111 this afternooon! But it was all worth it as now I'm back home and chilling with the dogs!  LOL

Aug 04, 2019 03:28 PM #16
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Diana Dahlberg - Never! Never! Never! Give up

Aug 04, 2019 04:34 PM #17
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - - 111 is HOT! We had a cool 92 today. Isn't it amazing how no matter what's going on in today's world, man/woman's furry/best friend(s) makes everything all right! Dogs are the greatest role models on earth for having grit! 

Sleep well tonight. After all, tomorrow is another day!

Aug 04, 2019 04:37 PM #18
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So clever! Love the sleeping animals and the reminder to PAWS.

Aug 05, 2019 06:43 AM #19
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Awe... thank you Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl. I like how you address people and make comments too. May your day be great in every way. 

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Right on Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, I have to admit that I remember The Loving Spoonful. Our parents thought the music was loud,  but you could understand the words and the great beat that goes on! Jeff 

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