Category Archives: Thoughts

The Journey Continues

It’ll be 4 weeks tomorrow since I said our final “good bye.” It seems like no time at all and an eternity all at once. I’ve handled your passing better than I thought I would. Probably because I knew it … Continue reading

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The Final Lesson

“Risa” Veteran MF-GrCH Dancing Cavy’s Pain in the Butte W-FDM/MF MF-M Vet InS/E R-FE/N PCD BN RAE RL1 (AoE) RNX CA TKP CGC WCX3 January 10, 2004 (?) – October 9, 2018 It’s hard to believe over 12 years ago … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

I know I haven’t been keeping up on this blog as much as I used to. Life gets in the way and Risa’s been struggling lately. I’ve been struggling, too, with possible end of life decisions for her. I don’t … Continue reading

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Critical Cues

After catching up on my dog training podcasts, I was enlightened to the importance of the cue in teaching/maintaining a dog’s behavior. Specifically, a wonderful episode of Hannah Branigan’s “Drinking from the Toilet” with guest stars Eva and Emelie from … Continue reading

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Disaster Dog

I recently returned two bags of hypoallergenic kibble because Risa couldn’t tolerate them. One made her itchy and the other upset her gut. 🙁 So I find myself trying to adjust her homecooked diet again to avoid whatever food(s) might … Continue reading

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