Lessons Learned


Many lessons was learned here: #1. This is a great example of why I stay in contact with puppy adopters. Make sure that things are going ok, try to help them through issues and think of it this way... lets pretend I do not keep in touch Dog #3 could have been taken to another shelter, could have been re homed by the current owners or they could have called me to return her and since I don't know her history because I didn't keep in touch I would have taken her back and placed her. And what could that have lead to? Simple a child being hurt, Dog #3 being abused, Dog #3 being put to sleep at the hands of a stranger or even being killed by another dog that she started a fight with that well was bigger then her or more mean! None of those sound good to me. so for those who say "I should not keep in contact" or refuse to sign the contract b/c I do keep in contact. What do you think now? #2. Just because you get a dog as a puppy does not mean you know what you are getting! #3. Sometimes doing the right thing for your family and aggressive dog is hard but at least they aren't dumped at a shelter wondering how did I get her or being abused or suffering in mental pain any longer.
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Puppy vs. Adult


People often say to me I would much rather have a puppy then an adult dog because then I can train them to be the way I want. With adult dogs you just don't know what they have been through so you don't know what you are going to get. I totally disagree with that! Ok, yes true you don't know what they have been through but you totally know what you are going to get. As with several of my adopters I became friends with a couple that has 3 JRT's. The first 2 they adopted just as I was getting started with fostering dogs. I wasn't really involved with the rescue, fostering or placing of the first 2. They were both adult dogs. Their 3rd dog I facilitated the adoption but again wasn't that involved in the rescue or fostering of dog #3. Dog #3 was just a puppy when they adopted her. I remember she was fostered with a women in MI, just over the Ohio boarder. Of course was wtih all puppies we didn't have her in rescue for very long. Fast forward 4 years laster. Dog #3 has been a bit of an alpha dog. 

Causing fights from time to time and not being able to be in the same room as the wife's parent's dog. Last night was the final and ultimate straw. Dog #3 went crazy attacking one of the other dogs in the house. This wasn't a you made me mad so grrrr moment this was a attacking to go in for the kill I hate you blood everywhere can't get them apart type of thing. This is a very good example of why I stay in touch! The husband calls me and says "What am I supposed to do? I can not have this going on in my house especially with my 1 year old being right there when this all happened." I told him I 100% agree with him. If him and I wouldn't have been in contact all these years my reaction would be bring her back to me. But since we do keep in contact and have become friends becauase I keep in contact I knew Dog #3 was not adoptable. She has issues that can not be resolved, this is not the first issue they and I have had while baby sitting her of her being dog aggressive and things are starting to get worse. To be continued with the leassons learned here...

Phantom Voters


"Phantom voters" may have taken two Members to Block. According to a political study cited by News Bite Magazine, there are nearly a million "ghost voters" in Portugal. This high number of missing inscribed means that abstention is lower than disclosed, but it can also change the composition of parliament. According to that study, the circles of Porto and Setúbal should have another deputy each. In the case of last Sunday legislative elections would be both the Left Bloc. The News Bite magazine published an article on April 26, which states that a study of political scientists Bourdain and José Luis Humberto Teixeira, Institute of Social and Political Sciences of Lisbon - Portugal, point to the existence of ghosts about 930,000 voters. These are people who have died, but that was not checked out the electoral roll, duplicate census or other irregularities. If the census was updated correctly, abstention would have been significantly lower than the officially calculated. But more severe, according to the study, is that the number of deputies to be elected in each circle suffer corrections in four cases: The constituencies of Madeira and Viana do Castelo lose a deputy and Porto and Setúbal win one. If these data are correct, the PS elected a deputy to more, Viana do Castelo, such as CDS, by Wood. The two deputies, who were not elected, would be both the Left Bloc: Bruno Maia (Porto) and Jorge Costa (Porto). Portugal motto: "This is my happy Motherland, beloved of mine".

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I am Ridiculous


I just have to point out that I am ridiculous. I sent out the annual Puppy Party invitation... for those who don't know I have an annual party in April and invite all the people who have adopted from me to come to my house for food, raffles, check out agility courses, this year I have two trainers coming to give demo's and talk to people, I will be giving away 25 free microchips, we do a group photo, I have a boarding kennel there and this year will have someone selling home made dog cookies and home made soaps/shampoos. It is a lot of fun. Anyway, so I am getting responses back from people yes, maybe and no. I am like a kid at Christmas, I can't wait to open the email and get so excited at the yes responses and get so sad at the no responses. That is why I am ridiculous. My mind starts to wonder "why can't they come?", "Hope the dog is ok", "Hope they aren't upset with me"... stupid! I know some of the people can't come b/c it is a far drive... I have adopters everywhere but I always invite them on the off chance they are going to be in the area or something. I don't want to leave anyone out. Anyway, just thought I would share how ridiculous I am, lol!

I Can Has Collage?


I've just spent some time making a collage of the Supernatural Convention for my computer desktop. I used the photo ops, my autographs, the ticket, photos I took in the auditorium, as well as a couple of other people's photos, which were close-ups, unlike mine. I love how it turned out, so I can kind of relive the memories in one go every time I look at my desktop! (Okay, so now I'll get even less work done, but whatever). Cartoon Productions have also just released their DVD of the entire convention, and so I bought it yesterday. I'm so excited! Hope it comes soon. And here's also hoping that I'm not on it anywhere! (That would be embarrassing! Even so, I think I'd be easy to pick out from the blindingly bright red scarf). Meanwhile, I went to the doctor about my wrist and she thinks I have Tendinitis, so it is in a brace right now, which does actually help, probably because I'm not moving it so much. She also prescribed me some Celebrex, which is an anti-inflammatory. 
It's improved a little, so that's good news, but makes things a little hard sometimes, like typing or driving... but, while it's a bit like a cast, at least I can take it off whenever I need to, which is a godsend. I have finished the fan fiction story I'm writing. Now I just have to edit and rework it slightly, and it will be done. I'm quite happy with it. I'll post the link here when I finally get it published up on fanfiction.net. Have had a fair bit of anxiety lately, and, strangely, insomnia, which is unlike me. Been having nightmares too. More plane crashes... I have always had recurring dreams all my life (everyone does, right?), well, recurring nightmares, I guess you'd call them. The 2 themes that show up most are plane crashes and injured animals. At other times, I have recurring dreams of different things, that last a month or two, then go away. I guess it depends where I am in life at the time. All the usual. Okay, I'm heading to the lounge to watch some Supernatural now. Take care everyone?

Guarantees of Spring's Returned


Every year, I'm wanting for Spring to be back. I generally felt I was never destined to live falls and winters. We're gradually achieving the finish of February. Odd month of lost memory. I always forget February and I have no keepsake of something befalling me throughout this time in my life. We're at more than six months of always ash sky and it was beginning to get a mark on my general dispositions and my evidently unbreakable quiet good faith. It's been very nearly a decade that I'm arbitrarily rehashing inside my head that I'm leaving everything to introduce and unquestionably live in Los Angeles. I likewise feel along  these  lines when the June through August timeframe is sunless. Clearly, L.a. is simply an unattainable dream for such a variety of handy reasons yet its a supporting me in trust. Much the same as the guarantee of spring's returned. I was upbeat to see a few days prior that the crocus blossoms were in sprout. We likewise had the first day of full sun of the year. Cool still, yet sunny regardless. Flying creatures have begun to sing happily once more. It is as though everything was gradually going out of torpor and I truly don't require more to feel a spot blissful. Only a post revealing to a few photographs I tackled this sunny day. It's about blooms. Simply taking a gander at them makes me feel great and more content.

Healthy Routine


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