Category Archives: Training

YOLO

After my previous entry was written, I’ve done some thinking. I’ve also finally decided it was time to start training with Risa again. We hadn’t done much since I called it quits in January because I couldn’t tell if her … Continue reading

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Retirement

Risa has been free from confinement for 2.5 weeks now and has had two physical therapy appointments. I’ve been doing a lot of her therapy at home spending about a half hour twice a day doing massage, stretches, and various … Continue reading

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Stop Being So Happy!

Risa’s 6 weeks of confinement are over and we couldn’t be happier. It wasn’t fun for either of us. Ris is a dog who likes to do things and I’m a person who likes to do things with her dog. … Continue reading

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Ya Never Know

Risa is 12 years old. She doesn’t need to sleep in a crate in the house; she gets free access. We have a fenced in yard so I don’t have to go outside with her to potty. Even if it’s … Continue reading

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Peace of Mind

I need answers. I wasn’t happy with what I was seeing with Risa. Despite being on various pain meds and having seen an orthopedic specialist, she still seemed to be getting worse. While I finally knew it was a back … Continue reading

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