Training Day

So, as I mentioned in an earlier post Heidi has her own  New Year’s resolutions that we have plans to attack.  Lucky for us we have a new, wonderful friend who is actually a dog trainer.  However, he’s beyond what I imagine a dog trainer to be.  He’s actually a person who studies dogs down to the minutest details that can reveal great information about the current state of a dog.  I’m talking down to how the dog is twitching their whiskers kind of detail.  I’ll explain why this is important in a moment. For the last two weeks Ash has come over to meet with Heidi and us.  Just to simplify how truly gifted he is at what he does I will say he had Heidi eating out of his hand the first evening he came over.  For those friends who have been to our home and met Heidi...

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Holly Dog is in Da House!

Hey people.  Holly here.  Mom’s busy catching up now that Samantha is back in school, and Heidi is off spinning in a circle somewhere.  So, I’m doing the weekly update because I feel there is a perspective that’s been grossly overlooked.  Yep.  That would be mine.  You see, my life was pretty awesome before my people decided that they should take on a rescue dog.  Heck, while we’re being honest I’m just going to say it.  I think they should have stopped with me.  We didn’t need an extra human or a cat or chickens or ducks.  But hey, these crazy people just keep on bringing in more creatures.  They don’t even check with me first, so I think it’s time for me to weigh in on all of these antics. First things first.  I really love my people.  Even Samantha.  My dad is...

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Heidi New Year!

The theme of the last week seems to be so much about resolutions.  People, who look at the beginning of a new year with expectation that flipping the calendar will give them inspiration to achieve what perhaps they might not have been able to achieve in the previous year.  To be honest, I’ve reached an age where I believe that we are who we are.  Rarely, does a resolution made at the beginning of the year change someone’s life.  If resolutions really work then why does it seem that so many people welcome the end of a year because of how it somehow didn’t meet their expectations only to face the upcoming year with plans galore for success? It’s a crazy end-of-the-year cycle, really.  Resolutions shmesolutions I say. However, I think I have a different approach to...

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