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Family Photo of the Day

New kid doesn’t get it yet.

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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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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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Instagrammed.

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Steve’s USDAA Debut

So I got suckered into a USDAA agility trial this past weekend, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Showcase at that. Big trial. Three rings. Steve’s never run in a trial with more than one ring before. Steve’s never played USDAA before. … Continue reading

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Flyball weekend: running with the big dogs

Last weekend Steve’s flyball team borrowed a height dog and were seeded in Open 1. We were running against the big name teams from our region, and we all pretty much figured we were going to have our butts handed … Continue reading

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