GOTCHA DAY! May 19, 2018

Since I’ve told Maisie’s story here before, and all over social media as well, I’ll just share a few pictures here today to commemorate the day my life was changed for the better in SO many ways! From a starving Mama dog on a short heavy chain in the sleet with 6 babies when she …
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Monday Maisieness – April 25, 2022 Edition

I hadn’t planned to write about Maisie today – well, I had, but didn’t have anything new to write…until tonight. As I’ve moved to the davenport from the bedroom to spend my days I seem to wear a different pair of slippers or crocs or whatever each time. Then, for some reason, I leave them …
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Monday Messages – April 25, 2022 Edition

I’ve had a few things in mind that I’ve wanted to mention that are either too long for the updates or too short for a post of their own. 3 things come to mind at the moment (there will be only 2 once I start, since I will certainly forget at least one of them!) …
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Maisie Monday – March 21, 2022 Edition: No, Maisie Isn’t Perfect!

By the way I always talk about Maisie and everything she does, it would seem that she is the perfect service dog and companion. However, she does have her flaws (as do we all)! I think her main problem is due to her breeding. Her background is mostly herding and guardian breeds, with some hunters …
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Odds’n’Ends (Mostly Health Stuff), and Photos!

First, I said that I’d update you after seeing my doctor yesterday about my test results from the scans I had on Wednesday. They yielded no answers. I will have more tests on Monday which I have to go to a hospital for, it’s “just” blood but requires special equipment to process. And then, she …
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Maisie Monday – March 14, 2022 – Photos!

As I just explained in my latest update I don’t have the time to do a proper Maisie post today. So here are some recent photos for you to enjoy :). (And the chewed up cushion on the chair? Yup, she did that! When she first came home with us and was living in a …
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March 4, 2022 Vlog #2090

A very personal, long video, with health updates for my long-time viewers and friends as well as minimal editing to show “the real me” (that I have always edited out) with brain issues and all for the first time ever. Also shopping sorta-haul: no products on video just descriptions and receipts; plus sharing other current …
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Maisie Monday – General Training Concepts

This may be the first time I’ve trained my own service dog – it’s the first time I’ve needed one! – but it isn’t the first dog I’ve trained, by far. And my training methods aren’t based upon anything but my instincts and my desire to have a great relationship with my dogs. 40 years …
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