Category Archives: Thoughts

Frustration in Training

Despite her age, I’m still actively training Risa. I had some goals for her this year but, as time goes on, I am seriously rethinking them. We are certainly struggling with her abilities; there are some things she simply cannot … Continue reading

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Mystery Solved

Everyone has always wondered what kind of mix Risa is. Myself included. Knowing or not knowing would never change my opinion of her, naturally. But part of me always wanted to know what she was. She doesn’t LOOK like any … Continue reading

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Kyu

As I mentioned previously, I brought home a puppy late last summer. He’s a Windsprite, a small coated sighthound formerly known as a Longhaired whippet. The name is a bit of a misnomer (which is why it underwent a change … Continue reading

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You’re the rock in my roll

“You’re good for my soul; it’s true. I’m head over boots for you.” – Jon Pardi Ten years ago today it all began. A journey for which I’ll always be grateful. I adopted Risa today back in 2006. A decade … Continue reading

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Limitations

It’s been almost six months since Risa was diagnosed with IVDD. Three months since she started physical therapy. The change has been dramatic both in her appearance, physical ability, and need for pain management. The average person wouldn’t know she … Continue reading

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