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Building the flyball dog.

Ham and I are taking a flyball class to get him up and running. He is different for me to train– he is DEFINITELY not a Border Collie. He doesn’t automagically laserfocus on a tug once he starts heading toward … Continue reading

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The weirdness of having a service dog. And a plea for donations.

One of the things that I really struggle with as a result of having a service dog with me in public is how much attention he draws. It’s an oddity to see a dog in the grocery store. I understand … Continue reading

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Fun with gutters.

We are working on trying to fix Steve’s striding in flyball. He jumps too early before the startline and he leaps at the box from too far away, which causes his whole body to collapse onto the box. Which isn’t … Continue reading

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Touching lives: PTSD Service Dogs

I was at the store the other night with Steve, and there was a gentleman with a table set up outside the check out lanes soliciting donations for a group that provides support for veterans. Since I’ve really started dealing … Continue reading

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Our flyball weekend in pictures.

I think it’s time for new skid boots for Steve. Steve took part of the box with him on one run. Boxes and balls. 14″ jumps. The world changes when your height dog craps out. The photographer happen to catch … Continue reading

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Up and coming flyball dog

Yay Hammy! I’m really proud of the progress he’s making. He was afraid of the hit-it board at first, even when it was flat on the ground. And then whenever he got his ball, he’d take it and run around … Continue reading

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A Serviceable Dog

They say you don’t always get the dog you want, you get the dog you need. Never has that been more true than with my Steve. He was such a shy, reactive puppy. He was so hard for me to … Continue reading

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Wow. Where does the time go?

I can’t believe I haven’t written here since August. Well, I can. My absolutely craptastic year has continued to be craptastic. Three psych hospitalizations in one year. I should get a medal or something. We play the this med, that … Continue reading

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So this happened.

Since Mushroom died, I’ve been sort of kind of looking for a new dog. I got my name on the list for a litter of Border Collie Rat Terrier mixes from somebody I know, but they won’t happen until next … Continue reading

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My heart has joined the Thousand

I put Mushroom to sleep last night. We had thought a week or two but he spent the day laboring so hard to breathe and he started vomiting and there were chunks of blood in it. I couldn’t let him … Continue reading

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