By Special Guest, Rally the Pomapoo

Hello, Paw Playground! Arf! Arf! Arf! A big thank you to your faithful mascot, Hendrix for asking me to share my story with you. First things first.  I’m a rescue.  But wait, before you start feeling sorry for me, please stop yourself.  I am not a victim. I’m a survivor and I have a special purpose in life.  You see, if not for being abandoned as a puppy, I may have never found my true gift, to inspire the world to Rally! I will motivate you to wag your tail, give you a reason to smile bigger, and show you how to see the best of yourself in all circumstances.

Let’s face it.  We all have times when we feel down.  That’s part of life.  Hey, I’m the “King of the Rally” and even I have down moments.  Hard to believe, I know, but it’s true.  Sometimes we are sad for just a few minutes.  You know, like when your human won’t throw the ball (again) or she refuses to give you another treat.   Whaat?  I just want ONE more biscuit…and begging doesn’t work.  This is an easy setback to overcome.  My human pats me on the head and I’m over it.  I quickly forget about what just happened and…squirrel! I’m off and chasing my favorite shoe.  See, look at me! I forgot why I was sad. Arf! Arf! Arf!

Then there are times when life hands over a real blow.  You know the ones.  We get really sick, lose a human or fur baby.  Or maybe we lose a job, a good one that pays well.  To make matters more difficult, these reversals of fortune can happen at the worst possible time, like during the holidays. He-hem…can you relate?  Maybe you know someone that is going through tough circumstances. Maybe it’s you.  I’m here to tell you that life is beautiful.  Keep going.  Walk through the dark times even when you can’t see your paw in front of your face.  There’s a Rally right around the corner with YOUR name on it. You simply cannot give up now, or you will miss the sweet taste of the comeback Rally! (Psst, it’s one of my signature moves so I know what I’m barking about here.)

Hold on… my mom just made a good suggestion. This is a heavy topic so be prepared for what I’m about to say.  She says there are some people that are beyond sad and they don’t think they can go on living.  If that’s you, please call (800) 273-8255 to connect with someone that understands your situation and can help you.  It’s important that you stay strong long enough to walk out of the darkness.  There is hope.  And once you understand that you are worth it, you will set yourself on a course to freedom and happiness and joy! Arf! Arf! Arf!

There you have it, the gift of Rally.  Mom says I’m the gift that keeps on giving.  And speaking of gifts, you know one of the best ways to pull yourself out of a funk?  Yep, GIVE! I ordered this stocking for my pet sitter and she loved it!

There are lots of other fun gifts to buy for your human or your pet sitter.  I ordered the phone cover for my human because I want her to take me with her everywhere! All orders at Paw Playground get FREE shipping.  So Happy Holidays to you and a Happy, Happy New Rally Year! Arf! Arf! Arf!

With Love,

Rally the Pomapoo

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