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Awards and Anticipation

Super proud of Dear Husband!!!! Before retiring last November, Dear Husband was a sergeant for a law enforcement agency in Utah and very active in a program called Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), which trains law enforcement officers to deal more appropriately and compassionately with the mentally ill. Dear Husband, who has a masters degree in social work, was one of the first CIT certified officers in Utah and served as a trainer for the CIT program, in addition to serving on the State CIT Board.

Check this out -- from an email he just got (FYI -- NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness):

Sleepless in Stevensville

I should be sleeping (since it is past 8:00 pm ;) but am unsettled by someone who keeps sending me strange pictures and texts, and has left me a voice mail and called other times -- I have no idea who it is. Yikes. The police have already been here and I asked my hacker son (not Galen -- another one) to see if he could trace the phone number -- more yikes!!!

Anyway, various things...

Mr. Wonderful II -- Literally

I am sorry to report a tragedy of epic proportions -- given Alex's delicate condition, parental guidance is suggested...

Brace yourself (i.e., no coffee in your mouth)...

Adventures in Pottying & etc.

As I mentioned, Cadi has a non-canine litter of babies -- yes, she is still denned up with them and even growls at the cats when they walk by! (click Read more)

WOWS All Around

Wow #1: Terri Z. did the frame for Zoey, and Lisa K. sent me the AWESOME photo collage from last weekend's agility trial -- LOVE IT!!!! Thanks, Ladies!!!! (click Read more to see more WOW)

New Champion!

Congratulations to new champion, Zaida!

Advice and Good Wishes from Dogs

We have two of our friends losing body parts today! As I mentioned, Alex is losing tonsils and dear Kathy LaPine, aunt to all Kaibab puppies, is getting rid of her two bad knees and getting two new ones!!! So we are all thinking good thoughts for both of them and hope that any discomfort is short-lived and worth it... (click Read More)

Back to Basics, Good-bye Tonsils, Two Pregnancy Updates

In my professional life I actually teach students how to communicate effectively, and so this is a topic I pay a lot of attention to in everyday interactions (and therefore more easily notice all my own screw-ups ;). I am well aware that there are lots of places where the message intended is not the message received. The trick with communication is that we have to carefully translate our thoughts and feelings, and then send them in a way such that another person can accurately discern our meaning -- this is tough.

Snark and Pregger Pics

I have written in the past about the value of competition in making us better. A good competitor helps us have a vision of what is possible, and invites us to new levels of achievement and success. Therefore, competitors are not our enemies -- they are our friends and mentors, inviting us to see new possibilities, and most importantly -- encouraging us to improve.

With this cheery little attitude, you can imagine my surprise that anyone would land a Snark Bomb in my vicinity!!! And at an agility trial no less!!!!! And a berner person?!!!!!!! Seriously???????? Good heavens -- about ZOEY???!!!! Them's fighting words...

Weekend News

First of all, thanks to Lisa K. who let us stay with her -- it was SO fun!!!!! To give you an idea of the great adventures we had, yesterday we headed off to Starbucks at O-dark hundred (both of us being excessively cheerful morning people -- really!) and ordered us some pumpkin spice yummy drinks. I took a lick of all that tempting whipped cream, choked on the inhaled spice stuff sprinkled on top  and sprayed whipped cream all over the counter -- imagine a sneeze but with whipped cream.

Thankfully I have much experience embarrassing myself -- I apologized profusely, grabbed napkins, and laughed until I cried -- and I think everyone else did also. It was a classic...


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