Sunday, May 8, 2011


I just planted. I have no idea if I even did it right but hey, I've watched my mom do it with flowers every year. I planted tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers, and green beans. I hope something grows at least. I think I'll plant flowers soon too. It's my first year planting anything on my own and I enjoyed it. Daffy enjoyed it to - she kept trying to eat the soil.

Dog training is amazing. I'm 100% addicted to it and it makes me ridiculously happy. Yesterday was such a fun class. We worked on recall and went outside to work with it. Daffy did wonderful as usual. She is so wonderful to train. I've been thinking a lot lately about starting to feed them a raw diet. A while back Daffy had crystals in her urine which is a common painful problem. So how do we fix this? Diet change. I've been trying to learn everything I can about it and I'm pretty excited. I have a lot of different people who feed their dogs raw and lots of resources, so it's encouraging.

I'll add pictures when I put all my stuff on the new computer. Mine is toast so I got a new one. Now I'm off to train Daffy how to walk nicely on the leash!

Hope everyone is having a good Mother's Day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I am in love with my hounds. I am also in love with dog training. The mini beast, Daphne, makes me so excited to train her and eventually train Prinny. I'm so addicted that I coughed up a little bit of money to take an e-class from Susan Garrett; The Total Recall class. Yes, I am that nuts.  However I do have someone encouraging me to do all this and it's truly her fault. :) Anyways last weekend Daphne graduated Puppy Kindergarten!  The graduation we had a potluck and got to try out different agility equipment. Her favorite? The tunnel.  Once she got through it, she kept going back and forth. So cute.  I wish I had video of it. 

Today I had puppy elementary orientation and I'm so excited to get started next week! I signed up Prinny for the same class, just older dogs but hers doesn't start until later on in the month.  I'll have Daffy's class on Saturday and Prinny's on Sunday (see...the whole addiction thing? Training all weekend? Yes please!) 

Anyways, here are some cute pictures that are more recent of the hounds.  Daffy LOVES tissues. It's a good thing she's cute!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thank Goodness For Bones

All has been well here. I have been sick for the past couple of weeks. First with a sinus headache/pressure thing and all of a sudden last night, sore throat and aches and pains. Good times. Germy little kids. Since I'm sick I am very grateful for bones...It keeps the puppies entertained and it stays quiet in the house.

Work has been going great. I love who I work with and the kids make me laugh every day. I forgot how much I really loved doing what I do. I'm glad I didn't walk away from it.

My Grams has been sick. The past couple of weeks have been a little rough. She is out of ICU and in a short stay care place. She has beginning of dementia and I find it really interesting, however, it's also very horrifying to witness it first hand. I went to Denver both days to see her and Rob came with me on Sunday. She remembered him and got really happy when she saw the both of us. Grams even asked how G was in the middle of our conversation. How can someone be so lucid one minute and then be so confused about where she is? It also makes me really sad. I worry about her all day and all night. I know it's a waiting game now. Her wish is that if it comes to her needing a breathing tube, she is done. I don't blame her. I just hope I have time to say goobye when the time comes. I love her so much.

On a happier note, my doggies are fantastic! They make me so happy. Daffy had a check up on Thursday and she is 14 pounds! When we got her she was 8lbs. She seems so big but she's still so small. We're taking puppy kindergarten every Sunday and she is a rock star. She makes me excited to train her. Prinny is amazing and handles her so well. I've been so impressed with Prinny lately. My dogs are amazing.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Today was a good day. The whole thing that has been happening at work has been resolved.  The case has closed and it was inconclusive. Unfounded. DUH. Of course it was going to be.  However that meant that I was able to go back to work...but I was kinda skeptical of going back.  So I went and talked to T this afternoon and expressed my concerns: Who knew about it? Were people talking? Would it be held against me or over my head when I went to get promoted for something? T had told me that as far as she knew, no one was talking about it, no one knew, and it most definitely would not be used against me. She made sure to tell me not to be embarrassed and that they still thought highly of me. She also made sure to tell me that she knows that I would never do that and that the person who documented against me?...well, she doesn't trust her and she has a hard time believing anything she wrote about what supposedly happened. How the heck did I get so lucky to have such amazing people in my life? Seriously. Unreal. 

While I was there T told me about an opening for an administrative assistant. I'm SO qualifed for it and expressed my interest in it. I'm going to go do my skills testing tomorrow. PLEASE think positive thoughts that I get this job. It would be just what I needed right now and I would get paid more. Positive thoughts...

I am so in love with my dogs. I got a new fancy camera and that's all I have done the past couple of days.  With all my other animals I felt after they were gone that I never had enough pictures of them.  Not this time. I'm gonna be THAT doggie mama that has way too many.  Except I don't think you can have too many pictures of your family.  That are a few:

She loves sticks!

Happy Prinny

Sleepy Prinny

Friday, January 14, 2011


I haven't blogged in a while -- going through massive stress. Ugh. So far nothing has come from it and I haven't heard anything. Still. I will go to my grave that I did not do anything wrong and I most certainly did not do what I was accused of.  It makes me sick to think that someone would think I could do that. Anyway....

Princess is still doing fantastic. She is seriously the best dog ever and I still thank God that she came to us. She was clearly meant to be ours. She makes me laugh even when I don't want to. Here she is being fantastic. Note: the ear hair. :)

We got a puppy today!  This morning actually.  She is three months old, black cocker spaniel who still has her tail!, and we named her Daphne Sue. We kept "Sue" in her name after Maddie Sue. We call her Daffy for short. She's fantastic and a beast. I've never experienced the puppy adventure before and which is why I'm up blogging at 3:30am. We got her from the Humane Society; she came in as a stray.  Someone had a hold on her yesterday and they never came. Crazy. So Rob and I went this morning right when they opened.  We visited with her and she picked me.  She came right to me, licked me, and sat in my lap.  That was it. She was coming home with us.
                                            Daphne Sue's first day home with us!         


                                              This is her shows her tail!

She's enjoying an elk antler right now. Prinny (Princess' name) is in the bedroom with Rob. And I'm exhausted already. But it's sooooo worth it. I'll get a video of her up and going as soon as I figure out how.

On a side note, I started reading Harry Potter and I LOVE IT. I just started the 3rd book. I'm pretty excited about it. :)

Anyway, I need to go tire out this poochie otherwise I'll be up all night. Yikers...