It’s been a while since I shared a “portrait” of Scout Labradoodle. Essentially, our aging puppy been a shaggy mess, so this week we scheduled her for her beauty treatment at The Dirty Dog Spa and she came out looking like a million dollars!
In addition to the bath, she received her first summer haircut of the year. Not like in Florida, where the relentless heat demands a close cut, but a more dignified North Carolina clip.
So, as today is another busy day at the hospital – and because social media needs less anger and more joy – I’m offering the Internet puppydogs. You are welcome.
My essential message is the same: life is good and I am grateful. But today I’m making my pitch – a Public Service Announcement – for vibrant life, passion, encouragement, grace, mercy, faith, and the promise of the Good News, via the smiles brought to you by Scout Labradoodle. It’s really all I have the energy for this morning.
Peace and every blessing – DEREK
Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.