The Good News thread

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by *blackrose, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Long lunch today! And it was a later one which means when I get back I'll just have 4 hours left. The nice thing about long lunches is that it also means I have time to run home.
     
  2. Cali Mae

    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

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    My mom, sister and I are going to be making a trip to PEI over the summer, and will be spending a few days at a pet friendly cottage. So, Cali and Moses are going to be coming with us! Mo used to come with us when we went years ago, but we haven't gone for maybe eight or nine years. Originally, my mom was going to get my dad to dog sit Moses but, sadly, he's getting older and he likely doesn't have too many years left so he's going to come along with us because I know he'll love it. :)
     
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    Just registered to be a bone marrow doner :)
     
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    That is so awesome GipsyQueen!
     
  5. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I love that I can call my vet and get in within in thr hour.

    I hate that I now have to get out of bed and to the vet.
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    MandyPug Sport Model Pug

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    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

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    We're going shopping and to the movies today, so I walked down to our village office and dropped off my résumé. Cali came with me and she hardly made a peep going into her crate! I'll have to wake up earlier now so I can take her on a walk before school each morning.

    Also, she turns two on Sunday (I think that's when the tenth is?) so I'm picking her up some new Himalaya chews, dehydrated beef trachea, some new training treats and likely a new toy. Her new harness and leash should be here soon, but getting things across the border has taken forever lately when they're getting shipped from the US.
     
  9. *blackrose

    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    Just got my hair chopped off. :banana: Gosh, it feels so much better now.
     
  10. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I was at Co op today and one of the ladies was looking for something and one of the other ladies said "Oh you should ask Tanya if she saw it... you know the cute, bubbly red head" LOL I love that that's how people describe me :D

    Then one of the other ladies brought in all her old curriculum stuff to just give away. I got a ton of awesome stuff including a complete set of math blocks (which usually run about $40 for a set)
     
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    Kastle's breeder is breeding his dam one more time...O M G
     
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    I FOUND A 12x12x18 EXO TERRA FOR $10 AT PETSMART! TEN FREAKING DOLLARS! Now I don't have to make a new cage for Jagger.

    And that means my new mouse can have Jag's old cage. :p
     
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    Everyone is either out or at work tonight. So the apartment (usually containing a dog, a cat, two LOUD gamer guys, me, SIL, and a kid) is suuuuper quiet. Loving it.

    Got grocery shopping done and organized my SIL's kitchen. Did a general pick up and cleaning of the entire apartment. She's a nightshift nurse, so she struggles with the cooking and cleaning when she's home, and I'm more than happy to help her out. I love doing it more just because I know she appreciates it!

    Zander's second vet appointment today, with a vet I KNOW and absolutely trust. They were fantastic, as always. Let me handle him, took their time with him, identified the problem and gave us our options and general idea of cost (which is super cheap, as always). Molar extraction and full dental is going to be around $180, including bloodwork. I let them know about his weird reaction to the tranq the other night and they marked it on his chart. It's set for next Wednesday. Easy peasy. Like a breath of fresh air, going to a vet you trust!
     
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    !!!!!!!
     
  15. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Blossom was evaluated for bitework last night, and she absolutely ROCKED it. Nobody could believe she was from a pound, LOL. She was stressed by being kenneled away from me and around strange dogs, but as soon as I pulled her out and she saw the toys it was all over. She quickly graduated from the flirtpole/rag work to a tug, and had absolutely no issue gripping and tugging hard with a man she'd never met. And no issue throwing herself wildly into the agitation collar after the tug, LOL. She also learned that she can't out muscle a 6 ft tall dude and roll around on her back like she can with me. Afterwards she went a got some love from the decoy too. ;)

    They described her as "high prey drive and with a natural deep grip" and when I said, "So... you'll think she'll work?" the decoy replied, "She's outstanding!" I don't think she was quite what they expected when I said she was a rescue.

    And I got an official "welcome" from the club when everybody made fun of her name. Some who also has a Mal said, "You have a nice little dog there... Feel free to change her name." :rofl1:

    So proud of my girl. To think somebody threw her away. Oh well, better for her and me this way. :D

    ETA: OMG my body HURTS from posting her. I'm so out of shape.
     
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    That is awesome!!! What kind of group is it....IPO?
     
  17. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Actually they do mostly PSA, and were formerly a PSA club though are no longer technically affiliated. But they have members who do various sports (ringsport, IPO) as well some cops who come to tune up their K9's.

    A few local people recommended them as the place to go if I was new, as they're friendly and experienced in working dogs with a wide range of temperaments. So far I love it, the people are friendly, the training is high quality, and it's like 10 minutes from my house.
     
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    Yup...not sure I am going to even try to resist this.

    I have so much love for this whole post! :D I was going to just cut the bits I wanted to highlight for happiness but it all is happy! Yay for Blossom - and her awesome name!

    My good news - we now have an IPO club that Jason is enjoying training at with Pan as well - Yay! AND we have another place to train that is SUPER close by that should be a good fit that we are visiting next weekend. AKA we'll be able to train IPO several times a week - double yay!
     
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    That is amazing!
     
  20. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Isn't it?! :eek: Though I'm likely moving in May, they'll still only be 30-40 min away, which is as close as anything other club nearby.
     

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