So, do my fellow chronic illness warriors ever feel like an imposter? This is something I really struggle with and, stupidly, act on about once a year. Here’s the latest version: I’ve been having a rough season medically. My “good” is still pretty gross and my bad is fairly non-functional. I’m feeling sluggish, which IContinue reading “Chronically ill, or chronic imposter?”
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Puppies – 3 weeks old
The puppies are 3 weeks old today and things are BUSY! The puppies are starting to explore their environment more and more each day, sometimes it seems like each hour. They are presenting with new behaviors all the time. They had their first adventure into food today. We feed our puppies a mixture of FrommContinue reading “Puppies – 3 weeks old”
To infinity and beyond… whelping box expansion
Expanding the whelping box for enrichment in the puppy toddling stage. Puppies are 17 days old today.
Neonatal Potty Training
Potty training puppies as soon as they are mobile is a big part of setting our future service dogs up for success. Learn all about how we do it and get a general update on these adorable puppies in this blog.
Miniature Service Horses
We interrupt our puppy raising posts to bring you a post about our newest adventure! We are training a Miniature Horse to be a Service Animal. According to the Americans With Disabilities Act, only two animals can be service animals: Dogs and Miniature Horses. Here is an excerpt from the ADA about Miniature Horses asContinue reading “Miniature Service Horses”
It’s 5:25am as I write this. Macallan is fast asleep pressed beside me. His head is on my chest and his warm breath is slow and steady. Spike is curled up, pressing his back against my stomach and his head on Macallan. Macallan hates this but is so tolerant. I’ve been thinking about my babies,Continue reading “Enough”
What are we teaching our children about empathy and sentient beings?! Please understand I am not trying to “mommy shame” anyone. I absolutely believe this mother is overwhelmed and doing the best she can. That being said, I also know she has received quality education, resources, and support on this subject. This child is, IContinue reading “Shock Mommy…”
Dear John… Ableism is everywhere… Even dog training.
You, Mr. McGuigan, will not silence the disabled women who laid the ground upon which you walk in this industry.
“It’s these quiet, secret moments that are 99% of their job…Those little things they do matter so much.”
A decade of change…
“maybe there isn’t an end. Maybe that’s the point.”