Good News and Bad News

Hey Everybody.  It’s Holly here.  I told Mom that I need to write the blog post this week because as usual an important perspective is often overlooked during the weekly Heidi updates.  So, with that I’m going to get right to it and tell you that I have good news and bad news.  Since I’m an upbeat girl I’d like to end things on a positive note, so I’m going to jump straight to the bad news.  Heidi is cool with riding in the car. I’m going to digress for a moment to give a shout out to Ash.  Hey, Ash, thank you very little for helping Mom and Dad get Heidi over that hump.  I thought you were pretty cool with how you encouraged them to use me for training which resulted in me getting a good share of the hotdogs, but you’ve officially crossed a line.  The car was...

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Kicking Butt in 2014

The last few weeks have been so exciting with Heidi! Some of you may recall that she made her own New Year’s resolutions.  Well, I’m pleased to report that we have accomplished at least two of them, are making progress with the third and haven’t even really attempted the fourth. So, the good news is that Heidi willingly gets in and out of the car.  Fist pump, oh yeah! I can’t tell you how excited I am that we don’t have to carry her in her crate anymore.  Unless there’s actually a handle on the top of the crate, animals shouldn’t be carried in them.  At least that’s what my back says. Ash broke down the steps, helped us turn getting in and out of the crate while it’s in the back of the car into a game and voila! She gets into the car like a champ.  The reason for...

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Life Characteristics Learned From Heidi

It is easy for me to get caught up into how we are helping Heidi on her journey of recovery.  What I have to remind myself is that I am learning so much more about her, myself and life through her.  The following are a list of characteristics that Heidi brings to the forefront of my life. Unconditional Love/Forgiveness Heidi has every reason not to trust people.  Over the course of these past few months we have picked up hints to how Heidi was abused and mistreated.  The obvious signs were giardia, weighing 34 pounds, scared senseless of everything and her right side teeth worn to almost nothing, which we attribute to her chewing her cage that she was locked up in.  We do not know the size of her cage, whether it was inside or outside but it was bad enough for...

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