Link Love!

Since it is Thanksgiving for all the USians, I’m hoping that will give me a chance to catch up on my reader. However, with only six posts left I can’t quit NaBloPoMo now. It is hard for me to believe I’ve made it this far without it becoming a chore, to tell the truth. All my life I have struggled with journal writing. I’d start with such good intentions but after three days or so, that would be it. Each book would be filled with blank pages. Nonetheless, here I am now, not one day missed. Yet. Go me!

I digress. Again. As I was saying, since it is Thanksgiving for many people out there I imagine posting in general will be fairly light. I don’t have much to yammer on about myself except for the disgruntled old man I saw this morning carrying a tiny chihuahua in his coat. He’s not the friendliest of people, barely ever glances at me when I say hello, but the way he was holding that little dog, lightly rubbing his little body to keep him warm, really touched me. However, as I don’t have a photo of them to share it is a bit of a pointless story.

On that note, here are some much more entertaining articles to read:

Holiday Smellz – I plan on trying this out as I attempt to convince my husband it’s time to decorate the house.

Best Bird, Worst Song – While I actually kind of love the song, this bird may be higher on my list of favourite things. And I usually don’t even like birds.

Is Learning Theory Useful for Dog Trainers? – Crystal has done a fabulous job compiling her notes from a recent Ian Dunbar seminar. I have learned so much from reading her blog and I think you will too.

Top 30 Etsy Shops – I know The Accidental Olympian was looking for great Etsy finds. Maggie always has the best taste.

Choosing a Rescue Dog Can Be the Best Gift – Fantastic advice, which I kind of wish I’d followed, for anyone looking to adopt a new family member.

Compassion is in Order – Words of wisdom that apply to many things, including dog training.

Preparing to Trial Part Eight: NERVES! – This one may just be for me. Not that I ever get nervous. Puh-lease.

How to be a Successful Blogger – Ziggy The Dog’s tips are always bang-on.

Okey’s Promise Art for a Cause – “When animals are suffering in society, children are too.”

Just because I wanted to end on a high note, here is a video of my trainer running one of her dogs on a Master’s Gamble a few weeks ago. They didn’t Q, but they still looked wonderful out there.

One day soon, that will be us. Only with a lot less control, methinks.

ETA: Double the Fun – Super-sweet post that I’m hoping a certain someone will read and then urge me to change my mind about getting another dog. We can’t right now. There is no way that would be a good idea.

Right?

28 thoughts on “Link Love!

  1. Clever collie 🙂 I love agility; my Dad’s dog used to do it. The trainer is so important though, it’s so important to keep a level head:and while Mac might have had a talent for it, I might have messed up his chances 😀

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    • Handling is incredibly hard! It’s a huge challenge for me, somone who is athletically inept. There is a lot more to it than I ever realized. But if I can do it, I am sure you did just fine.

      One of my greatest fears, actually, is over-hearing this comment after a run, “great dog, too bad about the handler.”

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    • Hah, thanks for the vote of confidence! You’re right, though. The more positive I try to keep my thoughts, the better we will perform.

      Hope you have a great holiday!

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  2. You go girl.. with the NaBloPoMo 🙂 I did it once.. and missed out abt 5 posts 😀 It is not very easy actually… But i think you will make it. Thanks for the wonderful links that you shared 🙂

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    • It’s not easy coming up with something every single day. I’ve done my best so far. Five more to go!

      And then it’s nap time.

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    • Then my job here is done.

      I just quickly checked out your website. That is an impressive project you are embarking on. Good for you! I’m excited to follow the progress; what a lovely way to live.

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  3. Seriously, pet blog world is king of multi-pet households! Certainly don’t ask my advice, unless you’re planning on developing your very own zoo!!

    P.S. LOVE the agility video.

    P.P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • Your entries have been so interesting! I am actually behind on them because I want to read them when I can actually mull them over properly. Dog training can be deep stuff when it is written well.

      Thanks for the comment!

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  4. Great links, I’ll have to check them all out.

    I’m definitely a fan of having multiple pets – I don’t think I’ll only own one ever again 😉

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    • I know once we have two there will be no going back. Maybe that’s why I’m extending this time with Shiva as our solo dog for as long as possible?

      Thanks for reading!

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  5. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave words on my blog when I had my scary seizures. I am sure that all the good thoughts that came through the internets scared the seizure monster away and I am feeling great. All the wonderful comments also helped momma to feel less stressy and that means a lot.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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    • I am so glad to hear you are doing better, Mango. I really hope that continues. There are a lot of people in the world worrying about you and rooting for you.

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  6. Thanks for the wonderful links as they will keep me and Rosie busy for a while. Your trainer and her dog did wonderfully there. To me, the spirit is more important than getting the Q!

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    • I am in total agreement. It’s all about having fun and connecting with your dog. Qs and championships are just extra bonuses.

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