Saturday, January 19, 2008


My puppy is "getting" the idea of the dog crate. I.E. it is not an evil containment device meant to torture small mammals. As we speak she's hanging out in there chewing on a toy. Maybe she'll get into the whole "den" idea. This concept, or lack of it on her part, has made house training a real bitch. Seriously, this dog could care less where she shits. My guess is that the breeder didn't keep the whelping areas clean enough. The puppies got used to tracking through the poop and don't have that ingrained need to have a clean nest. I've not ever had a dog who didn't care when they got poop on them. Corky would turn herself inside out and practically run her own bath if she so much as stepped too close to poop. It's a known fact Buddy didn't like poop, he actually pooped out a window once. (That's successful house training, lol)

Now if we could just clear up her loose stool issue this whole deal might be sealed. She has the concept. She knows the process. In fact last night she scared the shit out of me when she woke me up to go out. I didn't feel her get up which I usually do, then I wait till she come up and asks to go out. (Mostly I'm hoping she'll go back to sleep and we won't have to get up.) So last night I woke up to a lick on the end of my nose and these big dark brown eyes staring at me from where she was standing on my chest. ( I have no idea how I slept through her walking on me either.) Good thing my heart is already running too fast, that might have sent me over the edge.

Speaking of heart. Last night=bad. heart rate was high enough I was listening to it pound in my ears. Bleh. It's better right now. All day it's been icky. Not sure why or what's causing the tightness, but not even the inhaler or nebulizer are working. It's something else.

Two brown eyes are calling me. I'm going to go play with a puppy.

Puppies are good for the soul if not for the carpet.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Today's read: "The art of raising a puppy" written by the monks of New Skete.

Why am I reading puppy books? Other than the obvious that we've recently aquired a new puppy? Because it's been 9 years since I've trained a puppy.

I feel like I need a refresher course. For a while there in our life it seemed I did nothing BUT train puppies. Anyone who has known me for any amount of time knows that all my dogs are obedient to a fault. Even Buddy, for all his separation anxiety issues, was a very obedient dog. When I was raising up my first fur-baby I had studied a book that belonged to a friend of mine, she raised huskies, and it was fabulous. I used what I learned there on all the puppies/ young dogs we had over the next 8 years. When your dogs are spaced out about 1-2 years apart, that stuff stays fresh in your mind.

I've seen the monks on TV and loved what I'd seen their approach do. It's basically what I'd done with Corky and used on all the others done the line. Now that I've read it I'm thinking, Pppffttt, I knew all that.

If you're going to whelp a litter, this would be a good book to read. It is more about raising a litter than raising a puppy. I think I need to find their book called "How to be your dog's best friend." Just to read. Turns out I haven't forgotten as much as I thought.

Ps. O2 readings from last night from what I saw (since the little piss head shmuck didn't tell me anything, I have to wait till I see the DR. Ha he doesn't realize my DR will fax me the results, asswipe) O2 was never over 90, rode most the night at the mid to high 80's and dipped to 74 at least once. This is what I saw, who knows what happened when I wasn't looking. When it was at the low of 74 my pulse was 145. That was fun... and the headache was *right* there getting ready to start. Probably caused more from the high pulse and less from the low O2.

All the cool kids

Are doing it, which totally does not explain why I'm involved, but here you go anyway. A meme for Friday.

How to Play:(click my links, because they’ll take you where you want to go)
  1. Go to Wikipedia- Click on random Article (left hand side) The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
  2. Click Random Quotes The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
  3. Visit Flickr- The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
  4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

  • My dog is not a morning dog. She is still under the covers. We're going to work on that this week.
  • Today will be huge one way or the other. Lets hope it's hugely good not hugely bad. It's a 50-50 shot.
  • Work went well both days. Yesterday the dad of the ranch fixed our 20+ errors and I felt great knowing none (yes NONE) were mine. I think someone might get an ass chewin' and it ain't me!

Edit. Does hugely OK work? The interview was ho-hum. What a bunch of freaking retards is my opinion. One month for her to write her report, at least one more before we get a court date. My guess is sometime before Greg turns 13 Bill will be able to officially finish the adoption that has been in the court system since 2002.
We did not get to the other thing that's likely to suck buttermilk. We're doing that tomorrow. Yea?