Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dogs

This past week had been weird in my house with only two dogs instead of three. Julimae has been good and I don't think she has noticed that Rina is gone. Cruiser, on the other hand knows that she is gone. He was very sad last weekend but has been getting better. He does look for her when we get home, I think he thinks that she has been at the vet again. We've been taking him for a lot of car rides to cheer him up. 

We have already started thinking about another dog. I feel bad because it is so soon but we know we will be getting another, it's hard to keep us away from animals. We decided that if Julimae gets career changed we are going to keep her. If not we are going to get a German Shepard. I think we are waiting until we hear news of Julimae before we make a final decision because if we adopted a dog now we would have two pet dogs and a PIT and our city limits 2 dogs per household and then if Julimae did get career changed we wouldn't be able to keep her or to puppy raise anymore. My mom and step dad have also talked about raising a puppy of their own. We don't know yet. 

Anyway, there's an update of our pet dog situation. I'll post some Julimae stuff later today.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rina

My little Rina girl
My little rat terrier, Rina, passed away this morning. She was my first dog. I got her when I was six for Christmas. She was a great little dog and I love her to death. Her liver started failing two weeks ago and she was slowly improving until yesterday. She started bleeding from her mouth and she was very weak so we took her to the pet urgent care. They did a couple tests and gave her some medicine and they thought she would be fine. On the way  home she died in my arms in the car. That was the toughest thing I have ever been through. The worst part is she didn't get to see her favorite people (my mom and step dad) in her last moments.

She was such a great dog and I miss her very much.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Graduation Trip Part 4: Going Home

On the way home I started thinking about Meade and how I didn't feel like I missed him anymore. I felt like there was closure and our lives are all the way they are supposed to be now. I still love that dog, but I don't feel a need to be with him anymore. It's a good feeling! He has a wonderful purpose in life and I'm proud of him!

The morning after graduation I made this:


I chose this song because it is one of my all time favorite songs and I think it really does describe puppy raising, even if it wasn't it's original intention. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

Graduation Trip Part 3: Graduation

Meade!
Meade in his Harness! He wasn't very happy because Rob
had just left...
When we got to the GDB campus we went to the visitor center and everyone there instantly knew who we were. We had called ahead and told them our situation. They were all glad to hear that we were ok. Someone took Julimae to the kennel and another person took us to the dorms! We got to wait in the library while someone else got to go get Rob (Meade's partner) and Meade. While we were waiting we talked to Meade's trainer. She said that he was a great dog and once she got some of the stuff through Meade's thick skull he was perfect. Then Rob and Meade came in. Meade walked in and didn't see us. Then he walked up to my step dad and sniffed him and started jumping and wagging (Meade was never a big wagger) Then he turned and saw me and practically jumped in my lap. Then he turned to my mom and went over to give her kisses (She was the only one he was allowed to lick because I hate dog kisses. Julimae is being trained the same way) then he came back to me. After he settled down we introduced ourselves to Rob. He is a great guy and in his 50s or 60s. He is the perfect match for Meade and Meade already loves him! Since we got there so late we only had time to tell him that we did get him and Meade a present but we left it at the hotel because of the whole hostage situation, before we had to go and take pictures. During the pictures it took some work to get Meade to look at the camera. We eventually ended up saying BZZT to make him look. He recognized the word but didn't howl. But he did look at the camera and our pictures look great!
Meade's class on the training board!
After our pictures we got ready for the graduation ceremony. Rob went with the other students to go wait in the visitor center and I got Meade. Meade was not too happy when Rob left though. We went into a little waiting room once they were ready and graduation started. They showed some videos and then we got to start presenting dogs. Meado was first and when we were offstage and he saw Rob go on stage he got really excited. I went up and gave the leash to Rob and Rob talked about how grateful he was for me and Meade and how wonderful Meade was and then I talked about... Well I don't know. I think I was babbling about what an amazing dog he is.... Not the greatest speech ever but I think I got my point across.
We went to sit down and watched the rest of the graduation! There were some pretty good looking dogs in Meade's class.
After graduation one of the GDB employees came up to us and said she looked online and the whole hostage situation was a hoax. :-P How wonderful. Then we took a tour of the campus. It was so cool! After the tour we got Julimae out of the kennel and went to introduce her to Meade. Meade was jealous when he realized she was his "replacement" and didn't like her very much. When we decided to take Rob out to lunch because we didn't get much visiting time before, we put Julimae back in the kennels because we hadn't grabbed her jacket on the way out of the hotel. We went to lunch and discussed stories about Meade and our personal lives. And had a lot of fun. After lunch we went to the hotel room, which was pleasantly void of police, to pack up our car and get Rob and Meade's presents.
We went back to GDB and went to Rob's dorms to give them the presents. We gave Rob his first, we got him a green leather leash with Meade's name stamped on it! He thought it was great! (Thank you, Megan, for making it for us!) Then we gave Meade a couple of ropes and a brand new Goughnut Stick! He thought that the Goughnut was the best thing ever and stopped paying attention to us to chew on it. Right then I remembered that I wanted to try his BZZT thing so I took the Goughnut (he was not happy) and I attempted it. He was confused at first but when he realized he wouldn't get his Goughnut until he howled he howled for us! Rob thought it was really funny and told us he would go home and show his wife. Then, we said our goodbyes and departed...

Graduation Trip Part 2: The Hotel Conundrum

Remember this?

Want to know the whole story?

Well......

It all started when I woke up. I heard my step dad take Julimae out to DYB and he came back in and put her back in the kennel. I fell back asleep and woke up again and took her out myself and fed her. After she got fed my mom took a shower and my dad ate breakfast and I played with her for a while. It was about 8:30 at that time. I took her out again and I came back in and my mom was out of the shower and they were starting to pack up because we weren't going to come back to the hotel room after graduation. My step dad got the first couple things packed and prepared and he went to take them out to the car. When he didn't come back after about ten minutes we started to wonder. Right after our wondering my mom got a call on her phone from a number that she didn't recognize. She answered the phone and it was my step dad, he borrowed someone's cell phone. He told us not to come out of the room and that the hotel was surrounded by police. So I went to look out the window and lo and behold, there were police around our hotel. So we stayed in the room.
A little while later my step dad called again. He had figured out some more stuff. Someone had robbed the hotel and taken the manager hostage and they had a gun. So we stayed in our hotel room some more. I got bored and decided to see if the police had shut down the hotels wifi. They did not, so I posted my depressing blog post and talked to people on Facebook for a while.
 Don't you think the police would want to shut down the wifi so that the gunman doesn't have as much access to the outside world? I mean, they could IM some of their goons to go do something or something... I just think it would have been smarter to shut it down. Just in my opinion...
After a little while we got a call straight to our hotel room. I answered and it was the police. They started by asking if my mom and dog were both in the room. I said yes. Then he told me to put a leash on my dog (No, I was just going to let my dog roam free and sic the lunatic with a gun.... :-P) and to come straight out of the room and turn right and they would give us further instruction then.
Me and my mom didn't know if they would want to search our stuff so I stuffed my camera in my pocket and we just left. When we went out of the room and turned right they had a SWAT guy with one of those huge shields and a blinding light. They told us to walk forward and go past them on the right. Behind the shield guy were about twelve police officers with huge guns. Julimae happily trotted by all the men and stopped to sniff the guns. She thought it was a lot of fun. She was even so distracted by the guns she didn't notice the big German Shepard who was very anxious to do some police work.
After walking past the SWAT team we went to the neighboring Wendy's and an officer asked us some questions about if we heard any yelling in the morning, or if we knew anything... etc. We went and met up with my step dad and we told the police that we would rather go to graduation than wait around and do nothing for another two hours. It was about 11:30 at this point, by the way. So he was polite enough and went to get our car for us and we left......

Fun stuffs.

Graduation Trip Part 1: The Drive to Oregon

As you may know, Meade is an official guide dog now!!! My family and I got to go to his graduation on September 11th. We decided to drive because it was cheaper and we also decided to take Julimae with us so she could meet her big brother :) 
Julimae in the car. She is looking at the camera between the two back seats
A couple of days before the trip I went to Costco and got her one of the nice big cedar beds! I originally wanted a round one but all they had was rectangle so I decided to get it anyway, but it turns out it fits perfectly in the back of our SUV. Julimae REALLY likes this bed. She would not leave it for the first couple nights. She thinks it is the best thing ever. She was really happy when we put it in the car for her before we left.
The first day of driving we decided to stop in Boise to see my mom's biological mom and have dinner with them. This was Julimae's first restaurant outing. And, of course, she was perfect! She did want to get up and leave half way through but I made her lay down and she didn't protest again. After that we went to our hotel room and she thought that was THE BOMB DIGGITY. I let her roam around the room the whole time and she was wonderful. She thought that running around with her toys was a great pastime in the hotel. The next day we started to drive to Oregon! She was brilliant and rode in the back of the car like she did before. When we got to Oregon we went to dinner with my mom's cousin. She was great during dinner there too. After that we went to Voodoo Doughnut and she was also great there. She impressed me a whole lot. 


Julimae in a hotel room. She is laying near the bed and has several toys around her while she chews on a pink rope.
We went to Pok Pok in Portland because we had seen it on TV and heard great things about it. I wasn't too impressed with it. It was my first time having Thai food and since I'm a fan of very hot food I ordered the hottest thing on the menu. It even said it was the hottest... It was good but it wasn't that hot. A bag of flamin' hot cheetos is hotter. I was very disappointed. We all shared our food so I got to try some duck (bleck :P) and I also accidentally ate a cube (yes, cube) of pork fat. Who cube's animal fat and puts it on a beef kabob? I thought it was a pineapple piece, but I was way way wrong. It was the worst thing ever! Anyway, Voodoo Doughnut wasn't all it was cracked up to be either. We have also seen it on TV and thought we would try it... Eh. If they were fresh doughnut they would've been better...
Julimae curled up in Pok Pok






We had a good first part of our trip and Julimae had a lot of fun! 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Quick Update

About a half hour after my last post the police called our room and got us out of there and we made it to GDB in time. Longer post to come.


Meade is an official guide dog =D

We Drove 761 Miles For This?

Right now I should be at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Boring, Oregon campus meeting Meade's partner.......

In reality I am in my hotel room on lock down because some lunatic has a gun.

Hopefully we can make it to graduation.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Class!!!

Today on the way home from school I got a call from my leader saying that Meade is in class!!!! =D I'm so excited right now! It's so cool to think that he now knows his partner and hopefully already loves them! I also love the thought that someone will love him much more than I ever could and will benefit from him much more than me! He's a great puppy and will make everyone's lives better. I am planning on going to his graduation on September 11th! I'm soo excited!

Sorry I haven't posted any Julimae related stuff lately. She is doing well and has gone on several outings (pictures coming). She is doing ok on her training :/ She tries to get out of everything. What I mean by that is whenever we work on down she will either go into her kennel (she knows her kennel is her safe place and will run in to it whenever stuff doesn't go her way) or she will start wagging her tail like crazy and climb on me and lick me. She is a very stubborn girl and VERY opinionated (if you could use that word to describe a dog... Do dogs have opinions?)
Anywho, she will go to school sometime in October I think. She will go with me to Meade's graduation. And now I must go and I will try to get some more posts tomorrow and pictures!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

PHASE REPORT 8-19-10

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Julimae is Legal

Julimae is legal!!! We went to get her final shots yesterday. Julimae is a total drama queen though and freaked out when she got the shots. The first shots she got way back when she didn't even care, she cared about these shots! When the vet inserted the needle she cried as loud as she could and wiggled around. She almost fell off the examination table. The second one she didn't wiggle but she still cried. She learned that when she got hurt and cried that we would feel bad and hug her and such so now she thinks that she can keep doing it at things that don't hurt. We've started ignoring her if we know she's ok. She hasn't been on any outings yet but hopefully she will get to go soon.

My Dog Filled Week

This past week I have been very busy with five dogs in the house! The first was, of course, Julimae. The second and third were Rina and Cruiser. No surprise there. The fourth and fifth were Paris and Picassa!!! I got to take care of Paris so that Megan could spend some time with Snickers while he gets settled. Picassa came because my leader, who is taking care of her while she is in heat, went out of town and we were the next people on the list of approved yards for a female in heat. They both came over on Wednesday night after the puppy meeting. On Thursday we went to the puppy truck to meet the new puppy's and Paris got to meet her new little brother. We hung around the house the rest of the weekend. Then yesterday Megan came to pick up her girls and brought over Snickers. He is a wonderful little puppy and has a great personality!
Snickers

Picassa sitting in the backyard

Picassa running with a plastic bottle in her mouth with Julimae chasing her

Julimae playing with Paris in the back yard

Paris teasing Julimae with a plush moose

Julimae playing with Picassa

Picassa

Paris

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Utah Puppy Truck 8-12-10

Julimae in the car going to the puppy truck
Today I went to the puppy truck even though I wasn't getting a puppy. I wanted to see all the new puppies! I also thought it would be good for Julimae to go with us! So we loaded Paris and Julimae in the car (Paris is staying with me for a while so that Megan can focus on the new puppy) and headed out. When we got there the puppy truck hadn't arrived yet so we joined everyone in the grass and waited for it. I got to hang out with Kyle  while we waited. He is an awesome dog and was fun to hang out with. Then the puppy truck came and it was time for everyones puppies!! The first to come to our club was Antigua! She is a tiny little yellow girl (pictured below)! After Antigua a little C boy came! His name is Clyde! I think it is an awesome name! And finally after Clyde came Megan's...........................
Kyle sitting in the grass waiting for the puppy truck to arrive
Clyde coming off the truck

Clyde





Antigua and her raiser
Paris in the car waiting to go home

Megan's chocolate lab Snickers! I had to wait till she got him on her blog so that it didn't ruin the big surpirse ;)

Also, MEADE IS IN PHASE 6!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Long Time, No Blog

It's been a while. I have been busy the last couple weeks. So to make a long story short......



MEADE IS IN PHASE 5!!!!!




He is so smart and amazing! His siblings with him are doing well too. Mia is in 8. Mara is in 5. And McQueen and Misty are in phase 3!

Julimae has been doing well. She is super happy and super smart. Right now she is at the puppy sitters for the weekend and hopefully being a good girl.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Phase Report #4 & 100th Post

 Meade 4V82 LAB M 2




Meado got to phase 2!!!!! Go Meade!!!!! 6 more phases to go! He can do it :)










On another note this is my 100th post! Woohoo!!! 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Just a Thought...

How cool would it be to take a PIT on The Price is Right? I don't know about you but I think that would be the coolest thing ever.

Phase Report #2 & #3

First of all, thank you for sending the phase report to me last week if you did!
Secondly, last week Meade was in Phase 0. I was confused until I saw that all the puppies that went back with him (I'm assuming they are all in the same string) were in 0 too. That was kind of tramatic for me but I got through it and now this week Meade is back in phase 1, as are most of (what I think is) his string. Except his brother McQueen. So GO MEADE!!! And good luck to McQueen. Two of his litter mates have already been career changed and I don't want any more!

Julimae 1 Week Update

Julimae has been a fun little fluff ball this first week I've had her. She is a feisty girl and has an attitude. I discovered that she is afraid of loud noises. If she hears one she will run towards me and get in my lap or hide behind my legs. If she hears it again she usually will be brave and go see what it is. It isn't all loud noises just the ones close to her. Here are some of the best pictures from this past week:


(Julimae is looking at the camera with her extra droopy eyes and is sitting in the corner between the wall and my desk)



(Julimae playing with a Jolly Ball outside)


(Julimae sitting next to a kiddy pool looking at the camera)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Julimae Picture Post

Julimae in the big kennel

Julimae chewing on a rope

Julimae and Keiko play in the yard

Julimae and Keiko in the kiddie pool

Julimae takes a nap

Julimae play while I hold her upside down

Julimae in the kiddie pool

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Julimae's Arrival

Today started like most days. I woke up. Then I got ready to go get Miss J and we drove to pick up Megan and Gabby so they could pick up a puppy for another person in my club. We went to where the puppy truck was coming and we were an hour early. So we waited. Finally the puppy truck came and the puppy storks came out but they had to do their business. So we waited some more. Then they came back and got ready to hand puppies out. The first one to come off was Crystals but Megan was picking him up for her. His name is Keiko. I like it. The next puppy was Joe. Then Joshua. Then Jakota. And finally Julimae.

^^^Me holding Julimae right after she got off the puppy truck^^^


^^^Me holding Julimae while she is wearing her big girl collar that is way too big for her^^^

Her name is...

JULIMAE!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Final Name Guessing

This is the final time to guess names for Miss J! I have come up with some more:
Jalina
Jicama
Jamamama
Jillietta

Any more?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Some of Meade's Antics

A couple of weeks before Meade left we were sitting by my Wii and I was playing it. Meade got curious and come over to see why I was swinging a random object through the air. I let him sniff it and I pressed the end against him and said "BZZZT". He jumped back and looked surprised. I did it again and he didn't know what to think of it.
Fast forward a week or two and I "BZZZT"ed him again. I did it with my fingers this time though. Then he started to bark when I did it. From there he started howling. So finally on the when we were taking him to the puppy truck me, Gabby, and Megan (we were taking them to pick up Paris from the truck) were doing it to him in the car. He was being a silly boy:



P.S. let's not tell Guide Dogs about it ;) Ok?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Updated Name Guessing List

Here is my updated list. * means I like it and the ones crossed out means they are being used by GDB. Any more suggestions? Only a little more than a week till she arrives!


Jaaza

Jacinderella

Jackie

Jacuzzi

Jade*

Jammel

Jan*

Jane

Janel

Janelle

Janet*

Janice*

Jasmine*

Java*

Jazz

Jazzy

Jeade

Jeanette

Jekita

Jelly

Jem

Jemima

Jemmy

Jen*

Jena

Jenna

Jennifer

Jenny

Jersey

Jesmond

Jessa*

Jesse*

Jessie

Jessy

Jewel*

Jezebel

Jill

Jillian*

Jinx

Jipsy

Joan

Jocelyn*

Jolene

Joni

Jonie

Joplin

Jordana

Jorja

Josette

Josie

Joy

Joya

Joyce

Jubilee

Judith

Judy

Juji*

Julie

June*

Juneau*

Juniper

Juno

Justice*

Justine*

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Name List

Here is my name list. It includes all the guesses I have gotten on the blog, on Facebook, and from my friends. The ones with a * next to them are ones I like.

Jaaza

Jacinderella

Jackie

Jacuzzi

Jade*

Jammel

Jan*

Janel

Janet*

Janice*

Jasmine*

Java*

Jazz

Jazzy

Jeade

Jeanette

Jekita

Jelly

Jemima

Jen*

Jena

Jennifer

Jenny

Jersey

Jesmond

Jesse*

Jessie

Jessy

Jewel*

Jezebel

Jill

Jillian*

Jinx

Jipsy

Joan

Jocelyn*

Jolene

Joni

Jonie

Joplin

Jordana

Jorja

Josette

Josie

Joy

Joya

Joyce

Jubilee

Judith

Juji*

Julie

June*

Juneau*

Juniper

Juno

Justice*

Justine*

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Name Game Time!!!!!

It's that time again!!! Time to guess the name for the new puppy! So! What will Miss J's name be???

Friday, June 11, 2010

Goodbye Meade

Today was Meade's recall day so it all started when I woke up and took him outside to go potty. After he went potty I took a shower and then I fed Meade. Then we hung out until it was time to go. We loaded Meade in the van and set off on his new adventure. The whole time in the car he sat where he could see me.
Along the way we picked up Megan and Gabby so they could pick up Paris. When Meade saw them he got so happy and gave them a lot of kisses. Then we started playing with him while in the car. If you say BZZZZZ to Meade he will start to get excited and if you poke him while you say it he will talk. It is really funny and there should be a video soon. When we got to the puppy truck we gave them Meade's information while Megan got Paris and stood kind of far away to avoid the truck... Then we got some pictures of Meade with his brother, McQueen:

After that we had to give in and put him on the truck. He was being a turd and wouldn't jump into the truck or the kennel... He knew he as leaving. Then in the kennel he tried guiltifying us into letting him out. But we were good and didn't take him out and run away...
We left pretty soon after that.

That's the story of my first GDB puppy drop off....
I am going to miss him. The biggest thing I will miss is his big head, big ears, and big lips... He has a great personality and he is super smart! Good luck MEADE!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Meade Leaves Tomorrow.....


It is finally REALLY catching up with me. He is leaving tomorrow...

Today we took him to his favorite outing places:
A Coffee Shop
And School

The Coffee Shop is owned by my mom's friend (who was also kind enough to take Meade and I to and from school!) and it was the first public place he got to go. And every time we go in we get him a cup of ice. He loves its :)

^^^Meade with the owner^^^

School is just school but he really enjoyed it. Especially my drama teacher. She is a major dog person and bonded well with him.
^^^Meade in front of the school^^^


On another note.......
J YL female :D

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oh yeah.....

I got to focused on Meade leaving to mention that I am getting a new puppy on the 24th! I'm crossing my fingers for a female yellow this time!!!

KSDS, Last Days of School, etc.....

On the 15th I went to Kansas for my cousin's graduation. By chance my cousin lives in Washington, KS where KSDS is located. I decided to take a tour and had a lot of fun. They had some 8 week old puppies that were cute. They also have some resident cats there for training. They are very friendly cats.

^^^There's nothing like a puppy hug to make you feel better^^^

^^^After a lot of time trying to figure out what KSDS stands for I finally did! :D ^^^

Except they changed their name to KSDS a long time ago and it's just KSDS inc. now...


^^^ This is a really good picture I took in Kansas that I am pretty proud of :) ^^^


^^^MEADE^^^


I didn't get to take Meade to Kansas because I didn't think he would like a 14 hour car ride. So he went to stay with Gabby, a soon to be puppy raiser.


On a different note School is almost out and Meade is enjoying his last days at WHS. He has made a lot of friends there and has had a lot of fun. One of his favorite people in the world works there, my Drama teacher. He is in love with her and starts to wag like crazy every time he sees her. I know Meade will miss the school but tomorrow he is going to make his mark there. Tomorrow we get our yearbooks and he will even get to "sign" everybody's. I made him little labels with his name and picture so that no one will forget him.

^^^A picture of Meade I took in my photography class^^^


Now for the 'etc' part of my post...

Marlowe, Mia and Mulder are all in phase 1 right now which means:


It's getting close to that time.......

As you may know I have had Meade for over a year now and he is 15 months old. Which means it's recall time. He has been on tentative recall for June 27th for about a month now but then we got news of an Oregon bound puppy truck needing more puppies for June 12 and my Meado got put onto that truck for sure. I only have less then three weeks with him.... but he is smart and loves to work and he will do great :D

Friday, April 16, 2010

Yes, I know.... I'm a terrible Blogger....

It's been two months since my last post......... I'm not that good at blogging........ :P

So anyway, nothing much has been going on lately. Meade and I went to Idaho to do a presentation for some cub scouts. That was ok. I guess. They were very quiet and I was didn't know if they were listening or not....

Another thing is I'm going to Kansas next month for my cousin's graduation and she just happens to live in Washington so when I'm there I'm gonna try to visit KSDS. I'm excited!

Friday, February 19, 2010

IWYPRSD

Today is IWYPRSD! It is my second one! The first one I didn't have a shirt, but this year I do! Over the summer I bought one from Mimi. I have been waiting for this day for a long time but........

I forgot my shirt at my dad's house last weekend!!! >:(


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to Meade!

:D Yup! Today is Meade's first birthday! He is now one year old! He also weighs 62.5 pounds!!!! He has been living with me for the past ten months! Wow..... time flies

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Meade + Chocolate = Uh-oh!!!

The other day I was trying to get a good picture of Meade for my digital photo class..............


No, I didn't Photoshop them! (I wish my Photoshop skills were that good....... I can barely put David Archuleta's head on someone else and make it look good.) This is what my camera took and it looks like Meade is a genuine Chocolate Lab. If you have any clue why this happened could you please tell me? I'm very confused. Also, how do I submit pictures for GDB's Calendar? Thanks

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bye-Bye Patch!


Today I received and email from Guide Dogs saying that the Science Diet patches had to be removed! So I jumped on it and it is now GONE!!! =D


Now what do I do with the patch?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Service Animal Restrictions

I just got done reading Mandy's blog post about service animals. I thought it was a really good post and all her links were awesome! Now I am here to give my thoughts about service animals.
Firstly, I think psychiatric service animals are wonderful, to an extent. People feel the need to abuse service animals. For example, (this is a totally hypothetical thought) say someone with OCD went and got themselves an animal and trained it to calm them when they see some disorder, that is just not right.
Secondly, I think that all service animals should come from a legit service animal organization. If someone rescues an animal from the shelter and observes that the animal needs something to do with it's life they should make a job for them at home. You could have them fetch the newspaper, or pick up your baby's toys (for a nice cleaning) or you could even train them to turn on your electronic devices!
Thirdly, service animals should be a domesticated species. Dogs and mini horses fall into this category. I don't believe that monkeys should be used. I don't even think that monkeys should be kept as pets. And nobody had better play the "We evolved from monkeys". The fact is, we didn't! Genesis 1:26 and Genesis 2:7 should sum that up.
Fourthly, I think the U.S. Government should keep a record of all service animals. That should make rules and regulations that are consistent for the whole country. Shouldn't the government take care of it's people that are paying taxes to them? Even the disabled ones.

If you did read that whole thing I hope it didn't offend you in any way or for any reason. If it did I am turning on comment moderation and we can talk it out through email. I doubt it should but you never know.................

By the way, I am Christian. I do live in Utah but I am not LDS. Crazy, huh?