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):

"Kim (another FYI -- that is Dear Husband's real name),

Hello there! I hope this finds you well and know that we sure miss you!!

I’m sending this email to you as an invitation to the 2011 NAMI State Conference on November 3rd. ... During the conference you will be receiving recognition in the form of an award by the UDSAMH, NAMI and CIT Utah for your instrumental contributions and support of the CIT Utah program."

WOW!!!!!!!!!! An award!!!!!! How exciting is that?! I am extra proud of Dear Awarded Husband :)

Speaking of awards -- Cadi, Zoey and I were in Helena, MT with our wonderful agility friends and each girl got a leg with a first place -- awards run in the family I guess ;)

I joined a group of friends who were camping at the trial site, and we had so much fun -- even sleeping in my van was fun!!! Montana agility trials are the best -- everyone is nice and friendly and relaxed -- and supportive!!!! Dare I say that some of the Washington agility people could learn a few things from our trials???!

It was not fun when my stalker friend kept texting me and called me at 2:43 a.m. but he will soon understand what a mistake he made in targeting me for his attentions -- I think of him as a potential child predator so am not just going to let this go, and things are happening behind the scenes to handle him... But I am not stressing about him anymore so no worries!

It is time to turn our attention to the next adventure -- the H Mooners. In honor of their great-grandma, Mrs. Maize who is named after the Corn Moon, all H litter puppies must not only start with an H but also include the word "moon" in the registered name. Harvest Moon and Honeymoon have already been claimed but there are LOTS of great choices -- Zaida's mom already did a list that I will share later but your ideas are also welcome.

I will start taking Syd's temperature tonight -- it will drop down to about 98 degrees 12 - 24 hours before she starts delivering puppies; I will take her temperature 4 - 5 times a day now. In addition to getting her temperature taken, Syd also had to endure a bath!  I always think that a girl should be beautiful before she meets her children, and so Syd got all beautified -- see for yourself how nice she looks...

And I am revising my guess -- there has to be six or seven in there!!! What do you think???

Hope you had an award winning weekend -- and are looking forward to welcoming the H Mooners with us :)


by Barb on Sun, 10/09/2011 - 19:52

Congratulations to Cadi and Zoey!! Cadi must be all recovered from surgery and delivering Mr. Wonderful,
Zaida seems to be over carrying her babies around too.
We were in a draft test this weekend and mostly due to handler error did not pass:(
Zaida did most things really well though and I learned a lot.
The best part was all the nice supportive people So pass or not we had a GREAT time.
Can't wait to see those Hmooners !! Sticking with 6 fatties 3 and 3!

by Lisa K on Sun, 10/09/2011 - 20:17

Congrats to Kim, how exciting and honorable!!! Tell us more about the Q's? As in which classes, etc? Syd looks goregeous as ever, pregnancy suits her well! Can't wait to hear how the week goes and am thinking good, safe delivery thoughts. I hope it all goes well and that momma and all the babies come out just fine! I feel all nervous for my best girl!!

by Aunt Heidi on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 07:59

Kim...good on you!!!!

Sydney - 6 very chubby Puppies......All named Heidi Moon!!!

I CANT WAIT!!! *hyperventalating*

by Lisa K on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 09:18


by Marti Simons on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 09:12

It is fabulous that Kim is being recognized and honored for his work in dealing with mentally ill people. Unfortunately in our society the police have to deal with serious mental problems too often and it seems that a lot of them have no training. The officers that do stand out like a knight in shining armor to families of the mentally ill. Hugs to Kim!!

I am sticking with a count of 8. 5 girlies and 3 boys. :)

Barb, glad you had fun and Zaida did most things well. Draft tests are hard to pass, harder the first time. It does get less nerve wracking the next time but not any easier! Fun is the most important part.

by cindy heintzberger on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 10:06

So proud of Kim - not a nicer, kinder man in this world!!!! :) He deserves it - My husband calls him a "saint" for putting up with all of the canines in his house!!!

This is a new twist - can't figure out how to fit "Moon" into Haveland Hall??

by Terri Zimmerman on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 10:28

Congrats to Kim...what a nice honor for a great guy.

As for Sydney...Zed and I are on pins and needles and will be until the whelping is over. Keep us posted....

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