Category Archives: Preparing (before the dog)

My entries will be mainly about my thoughts and stuff about the service dog and the issues surrounding getting a service dog as well as the actual preparation.

The Perfect Puppy

As I have been thinking about my puppy shopping in the next two weeks I have been wondering to myself, “What EXACTLY makes the PERFECT puppy for me?”  So I did what any information junkie does – I searched the … Continue reading

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FINALLY!!! The Service Dog Journey Begins AGAIN!

I’ve been very quiet for many years as Widget the dog who was to be placed with me went back to his breeder and K9 Helpers has folded. I was looking into fundraising for my own dog for many years … Continue reading

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When is Widget Moving In?

I have had many people over the last year ask me when Widget will be moving in permanently with me.  I have been waiting for inspiration and motivation to post the right words to say.  Ever since I started working … Continue reading

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Grooming Needs

(please excuse the disorganization of this page.  I am still trying to sort it out to flow nicely) All dogs need grooming supplies  and my Widget is no exception.  I am compiling a list as I think of what I … Continue reading

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Long Term Goals

And once again I have proved that my blogging is rare!  I’m sure I will keep apologizing, but I have realized that it will not change as I am doing my best to be in the here and now instead … Continue reading

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Ramblings and Thoughts

Once again has been a long time since I last posted. As usual I have had a lot of busyness in my life and I have just started to get out of the winter blues. I have so much running … Continue reading

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New Eye Glasses Coming!

As the title of my post states, I am anticipating my new eyeglasses to arrive any time today!  I generally don’t make off topic posts, and this is no exception to that rule.  For those of you who don’t know … Continue reading

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