As the excitement of the festive season fades for another year, many of us are coming to the realization that we may have over committed on the New Year’s resolution front. Maybe, like me, you had plans to use the start of the calendar year to embark on a fresh start, take on new challenges, and promise to make better versions of ourselves over the coming months.
Well, not all grand plans come to fruition, and sometimes you soon realize that you may have bitten off more than you can chew. If that is the case, do not be disheartened pals, because you are certainly not alone. Not only will many of your human friends find themselves in this position, but a quick scroll through Instagram will reveal many a fur baby having the same problem!
One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made (and broken) is to do more exercise, hit The gym, and spend less time on the couch. Unfortunately for Leon, this lasted approximately 36 hours and he can now even be mistaken for a potato.
Hounds are known for their insatiable appetites, and poor old Hank has fallen victim to a lack of willpower. After promising to stop eating all the leftovers, the temptation of ham on the kitchen bench was all too much.
As a notorious trouble maker at daycare and regularly being relocated to the naughty step and told to take a time out, Aubrey promised to behave in 2019. As you can see, this has not done so well either after a recent prank went wrong.
Mavis undertook to be more compliant in the area of personal hygiene and let her human groom her without causing a scene. That was until she found that the brush could also double as an interesting toy and torture instrument.
Sibling rivalry can be the cause of many an argument in an otherwise happy home; squabbling over toys and who gets the last slice of pizza. Bert has not been particularly keen on his sister, Fig, since she came home and whilst he tried to be nice to her, by January 5th his patience was wearing thin.
Marshall is well known for his love of partying and general frivolity. After repeatedly being told to calm down and take a chill pill, he firmly believed that 2019 was his year to settle down. Turns out it was his mates 2nd birthday and well, he woke up like this.
I hope that this motley crew of dog fails will make you all feel a lot better about being over ambitious with your resolutions. For those of you that are still doing well, stay humble — we are not all as successful! Comment below about your resolutions and how long before you gave up!
I’m Sophie, Dave the Beagle’s human. Together we make a pretty good team, sharing a love of Netflix, BBQ Chicken, and sleep! I am originally from the UK but have lived in Australia for almost 15 years.