The humans ate ice cream, the doggies ate ice cream, all tummies were full and smiles abound.
The Beverly Hills Pupscouts earned their Ice Cream Fun badge as they planned the new year. The only thing we didn’t get to was the resolutions, but we’ll get to that next time. My resolutions are all built around one word — power, and it directly relates to my Pupscout plans, so I’ll start with that.
You need power to affect great change. My joy in life is in artistic creations that make the world a better place—sharing kindness, generosity, love, and goodwill with friends, new and old. So far, I am on track. I have filed suit against the people who have been bullying me for over a year—on contingency! I have created an inspired collection of people / matching pet clothes, with an exciting plan in place to move forward there. I have finished my book and it is in the process of being published. I have created two television series that are ready and waiting when the right connections are made, and my pupscout troop has lots of new members, all very excited to move forward.
Today we made big plans. Organizational stuff, like a business plan that lays out the year with targets, and activity plans.
We’re going to Woofstock! We will be promoting the troop, telling people about the cool things we are planning while enjoying the activities of the festival. It will be a great opportunity to gain new friends and allies.
We will be earning our dog therapy badge! The plan is to take the troop into UCLA’s pediatric ward to brighten the lives of the young patients. A member’s husband is a transplant surgeon in that hospital. He said they have a marvelous program set up and he thinks the kids would love us. So first we must gain therapy dog status, then we will start making visits.
We’re going glamping in Arizona! This will be in the spring or fall. The men can go hard core in a tent if they want, the rest of us will be earning our, “camping like a girl” badge. There will be other badges earned over the weekend. There’s the storytelling badge, camp fire songs badge, the survival skills badge. I envision going canoeing, and of course the drinking lots of wine badge (that one is for the humans only!). Of course we will film it all to share with you.
We will earn our extreme makeover badge! We’re partnering with Home Depot and and the Veteran’s association for this one.
We have a member who works with the NFL, so we are planning something to go with their efforts to stop domestic violence. The details aren’t wormed out, but my gut instinct says go with an acting badge as we make some sort of a public service announcement.
We’re earning our modeling badge when the dogs become models in a professional photoshoot of my people / matching pet line. And our fashion show badge when they hit the catwalk in a show we have been invited to be a part of.
I would like to be the leader on the parade badge, where we start the Kindness / anti-bullying campaign that I intend to start. This is a subject near and dear to me, having cried the tears, experienced the feeling of entrapment and struggled to understand why anyone could choose to waste their time on this kind of hate when there are so many exciting things in the world to do. Bullying is not just kids problem, I can attest to that!
There will also be some just-for-fun badges, like the baking badge, pool party badge and movie night badge. We have two intellectual property projects that tie it all together. More on that after all this is done.
I do wish we had gotten to the resolutions, but maybe it’s a good thing. Resolutions often become points of failure. I think it’s because they aren’t thought of in direct association with actions. Maybe more clarity will come to everyone as each project develops.
We will keep you posted!
Lola, Woofie and Bear
PS: Woofie wants you all to know, he went on a diet and he now looks so slim and trim! At the vet, he weighed 9 lbs, and that is an unhealthy weight for such a little boy.
(More pictures to come…)