Bittersweet Updates

Before I get to the main purpose of this post, I wanted to start with a little public service announcement. I was listening to The Daily, a podcast published by the New York Times one day when I heard an advertisement for this company called Patreon. It is a company that supports artists of allContinue reading “Bittersweet Updates”

My Dog Has a Spirit, Has a Name

SPOILER ALERT: This post is about the book, A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. If you would like to read this book and don’t want the ending spoiled, do not read any further. About a year ago, I noticed that iTunes had a list of movies that were audio described for the blind. IContinue reading “My Dog Has a Spirit, Has a Name”

Thoughts about my Future Dog

Last Friday June 22 should have been an idyllic evening. Mom, Dad and I all had uneventful workdays and enjoyed a delicious dinner of shrimp marinated in teriyaki sauce. Them Mom took Dad to pick up his car that had some routine maintenance done, but when he got back, he offered to take me forContinue reading “Thoughts about my Future Dog”

Senior Citizens of the Pet Variety

In the five-year hiatus I took from blogging, I have had so many spiritual, political and career insights that I was itching to write about, and there is still more I would like to write about. But I want to take a break from these posts to reflect on Gilbert who is still my guideContinue reading “Senior Citizens of the Pet Variety”

Slamming in to Obstacles

This entry is for the sixth edition of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival. For more information about this carnival and how you can participate, visit http://dogstaracademy.com. The theme of this carnival is “obstacles.” Many contributors will likely go the figurative route with this theme, but given that I use a guide dog who is trainedContinue reading “Slamming in to Obstacles”

Discipline Returns

(I intended on posting this yesterday, but LiveJournal wasnt working again. I didn’t want to change anything in this post though, so just keep in mind that it was intended for yesterday when you read it).      Well readers, remember back in January when I wrote an entry for an assistance dog blog carnival onContinue reading “Discipline Returns”

There’s No Place Like Home!

Well readers, I promise that the next entry will reveal all the duties I perform in my amazing internship. But I thought that since I have at least ended the suspense about where I am doing my internship, that you guys wouldn’t mind a break in the series for the assistance dog blog carnival. IContinue reading “There’s No Place Like Home!”

Thinking of You Kelso

Well readers, I know I promised in my last entry that the next entry would be about my internship experience. But in light of an event that happened last week, I couldn’t get inspired to write about internships. So the entry after this one will be about my internship, but I need to use thisContinue reading “Thinking of You Kelso”

“I Want to Get a Guide Dog Just for the Hell of It”

Well readers, it’s that time again! It is time for another Assistance Dog Blog Carnival, which you can participate in if you would like by going to http://thetroubleisme.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/announcing-the-3rd-assistance-dog-blog-carnival.      The theme this time is “reactions”. I know that writing about the public’s reaction when they see a service dog was discouraged, and understandably so sinceContinue reading ““I Want to Get a Guide Dog Just for the Hell of It””

Old Dogs Thinking about Learning New Tricks

Here’s a question for you readers. What do you get when you combine an adorable dog, a college student who is already tired of school and needs an exciting project outside of school to make life interesting, two inspiring blog posts and late night inspiration? You get crazy ideas!      Alright, perhaps I should startContinue reading “Old Dogs Thinking about Learning New Tricks”