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.
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.