CAOK: Head Out of Ass

February 19th

Life has been a little rough lately. And while I’d like to close down this blog and never see the Internet again when I’m hurting — there is important work to be done. CAOK is just that to me. So, I’m coming out of hiding. And we’ll leave it at that.


This week, I’m focusing CAOK on love on animals. Even Finny is on board. Granted, she uses swears while writing about, and likely performing, her acts of kindness — it still counts. In fact, it makes my heart happy to think pedestrians in northern California are benefiting because of this little campaign. Finny, G+Ts on me next time we get a chance to hang. Love you, lady!


I visited the Foothills Animal Shelter when looking for Nelson. (I found him two shelters later.) The folks who run this joint are kind and compassionate. They make the world better every day. And they have a specific list of needs. Leashes, toys, cleaning supplies and puppy/kitten food. They need help ASAP.


Shelters in Phoenix (and your community) do too. If you can’t give food, volunteer. There is little in life that makes me happier than being pulled along by a team of hyper, happy pound pups on a much needed walk.

Pulling my sorry and sad head out of my ass this week and getting back to doing good in the world. There is no time to waste.


P.S. Willie Nelson Mandela approves this message:

Yeah, I'm smiling



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  1. Nancy Harris February 19, 2013

    Oh dear Kelly please go as easy on your wonderful self as you need to BUT I have discovered (in too many wrong ways) that it is only possible to see the sunshine with your head out of your ass.

    Retreating occasionally is allowed as is a bubble bath tub full of self pity. But you are loved and admired by us all and we have got your back while the heart heals.

    I wish I were closer so that my COAK this week could be sharing a hug, a bottle of wine, some tears and huge amount of laughter and love with you . . and Willie Nelson Mandela!

  2. Elsa and Bruno are on board!!

  3. Comet, Jake, and Shadow too!

  4. Glad to see you back!

  5. Kilima approves this message. And thinks dogs everywhere should have easy access to T-R-E-A-T-S.

  6. I’m sad and angry you have to feel to leave because of some a****** hurting you….Glad you thought it twice…

  7. Take care of yourself! I want to thank you for all the good your do through your blog. I adopted my dog from a shelter and we will gladly make a donation. Thank you, Kelly!

  8. Woo! Let’s Kindness the HELL out of this place.

    Jada is really loving our extra long walks even though it means that she has to endure lots of stops for picking up other dogs’ doos.

    Hugs to you and Nels. Big old hugs. 🙂

  9. Kelly,

    I have read you for years and you inspire me each time I read you. You are a thoughtful, compassionate, intelligent, beautiful and talented woman and I would be sad if you stopped writing your blog. You have no idea how many lives you touch each time you write.