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WHAT?! No Pictures!!??

I know that a lack of pictures is against the Blog Rules so I will see if I have something to share from my 16,000 pictures but this is a Blog about heeling and training, as per requests. And yes, Marti (and anyone else) -- feel free to share ideas.

So here is the scoop, friends -- you cannot train like anyone else because you are not the same person. But we can share ideas and glean from others -- good and bad. I train heeling the way I do -- in part -- because nearly 20 years ago I watched a berner in obedience and said to myself, "I will never show a dog that looks like that." The poor dog looked like she was waiting to be skinned -- it was sad :(

Happenings and Future Happenings

Isn't fall wonderful?! I like that I live in a place with distinct seasons -- in fact, I like changing seasons for most everything. For example, we are now entering obedience training season at our place. Yes, we typically always work on some obedience but during obedience training season it becomes a focus. (click the title or Read more)


Thanks to Barb for sending this photo -- Zaida Jamaica's second major towards her CH. Zaida is from the Glitterati so Syd's littermate...

Pregnancy Pictures

Here we are at Day 41 (Day 65 is expected whelping) and Syd is definitely looking rounder -- not huge yet but given that we still have over three weeks to go it is best if she has room to expand at this stage :) (click Read more or the title to see pictures)

Sunday Morning Bones

Some have Book Clubs -- we have Bone Clubs...

The Darker Side

As we wait to welcome puppies with joy and anticipation, I am reminded that they will both arrive and also someday leave amidst a trail of tears and broken hearts. Today Bella Boo from the B Litter left the earth. It was not what any of us thought could, should or would happen, but it has.

Bella lived a well-loved life in Utah with my dear friend and colleague, Joan, and her husband, cats, and nephew, Rainey Toronto from the Glitterati. Joan shares, " My all time favorite memory of her is sitting in the grass at the famer's market, where Bella was face-to-face with a toddler who was clapping her hands on the sides of Bella's face, and screaming in delight.  Bella stood there, with a huge grin on her face, and her tail slowly wagging side to side."

Joan and I know many children who have left this earth too early -- I hope they were there at the Rainbow Bridge to welcome Bella, and held her sweet face in their healthy, chubby hands and gave her nose one last kiss from me.

Good-bye sweet friend -- you were loved from beginning to end.

Life with (too) Many Dogs

At 4:50 a.m. something made Mac bark, which made the girls bark, which made me wake up -- and give up -- so I got up. (click Read more for the rest of the story!)

Name That Dog & Pregnancy Update

Many correct answers for that picture -- it was Cadi and Zed! Do you suppose they were having a secret conversation about what was to come?! (Click Read more)


I have a new laptop, and it is very strange -- nice but strange because it is different. Change is unsettling -- even good change. But I know I will adjust and soon what is new will become familiar smiley (Heidi is now laughing at my smiley face because she knows how happy it made me to figure that out -- here is another one just for her: angry) Click Read more for extra cuteness wink


I do not believe we honor those who died by stopping our own lives or losing the joy that comes with living -- nobody deserves a legacy that includes the destruction of others or of their joy. And yet we cannot pretend that sorrow and grief are not also part of life. On this day of remembering the sorrow, grief - and trauma -- of 9/11, I again share this living memorial to ordinary, extra-special people who are gone from this earth but not from the hearts of those who so loved them.



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