Day 1: I finished reading Cami's book a couple weeks ago and for some reason have been putting off getting started on my gift giving. I'm not sure what my delay was, but I had decided August was a good time to restart some healthier habits (healthy food choices, fitness, personal development) that I had kind of been slacking on lately and the 29 gifts would add another element to my mission. My first gift was to watch a friend's dog while he goes on vacation. This may not seem like much of a gift, but I really didn't want to, and when I say I didn't want to I dreaded the day he brought her over from the second I said I would do it. I already have a new puppy (3 months, almost 20 pounds) and 4 cats, I wasn't sure how any of them would get along with an older (12 years) chihuahua that is an only pet and is very seldom around other animals. My friend had checked on boarding and it was going to cost him over $200 for the time he would be gone. By agreeing to watch his dog, I not only saved him some money, but when he picked her up today she was jumping and playing with my puppy acting like a puppy herself. He said he very seldom sees her so active. I feel like not only did I help him out with not having to pay for boarding, I also helped her out by getting her up and active and acting like a puppy herself even if just for a little while. Looking forward to what the next 28 days bring.