Galaxy is a difficult puppy, probably because she's very smart and seems to be secure.
I took her out for a walk when it was raining. We saw lightening and heard thunder too, but the lightening was far enough away that the walk seemed safe. The thunder boomed, but Galaxy didn't care. She was more interested in sniffing the rain.
Jared has cancer to the tune of insulonoma. He has a difficult time keeping his sugars high enough.
Giving Jared his medicine is most difficult, even with it being flavored of chickens. He spits it out and fights. So, Leon and I have come up with another solution. We put it in a bowl and mix treat oil in with it.
Back in February, I got into a car accident on the way to co-op. The accident was my fault. No matter how I stretch my imagination, I cannot come up with a way where there is even mitigating circumstances. I rear ended the fellow in front of me. I wasn't drinking tea. I wasn't eating. My kids were not fighting. I had had plenty of sleep the night before. I wasn't playing with my phone. I have no excuse. I think I was a philosophical zombie at the time, because I barely remember it.
Have you ever thought about your home’s Wi-Fi network security? Are you concerned about it? Do you think people are crazy and go overboard? Or, do you just have no idea at all? If so, I will help you sort through this mess.
Toddlers and young children recognize a similarity with puppies and themselves and they want to play. The puppy usually wants to play too. However, human children tend to squeak, squeal, run away, and act like the best prey ever--at least that's how I imagine puppies view the matter. So, puppies react to toddlers by jumping, nipping, and otherwise trying to instigate puppy-style play. The energy level amplifies and a scary situation develops. Lauren, one of my group's puppy raising leaders calls this frenetic energy, and I can't think of a better word to describe it.
I wasn't looking for a new ferret when Little Nikki joined the household. Marsha had asked me to go down to the Denver dumb friends league to pick up a ferret and bring it back to the shelter. Apparently the girl had enough medical problems that DDFL was probably going to put her down. I made it to the DDFL, but I never made it to the shelter. I fell in love with Little Nikki at DDFL and on the car ride home.
The gist of this book is that adolescence has increased in time from a few years to decades. Kids know it, and they don't like it. Along with John Gatto, the authors posit (with research backing them up) that meaningful work can turn around even the most difficult teen.
Bonita graduated on May 28, 2013! She's a real Guide Dog now, and not just a puppy in training.