Friday, May 25, 2012

Mishmash V

Not much to blog about lately so here's some random thoughts, mostly about my job...

When a customer comes in my store and is being rough with their dog I make sure I pay the dog extra attention and give it some love and treats and tell it that it is a good dog no matter what that yahoo that is attached to the other end of that leash does. It makes me sad that some people own dogs when they don't even seem to like them.

Pet stores do not do de-clawing, if I get one more call asking if we do I might scream.

I really like not having the shock collars on display at my work, it makes people have to ask me for them and starts a dialogue on it and problems they're using it for. This has allowed me to talk out many issues with customers and promote force free methods that they had never thought of. 

I feel really good after I've helped someone with their dog problems. Be it with training, diet, recommendations and ideas on toys, or even picking the right coloured collar to suit a dog's fur; it's just nice to be appreciated for my knowledge (even if that knowledge is mighty limited). 

I think I might want to become a vet tech.

Izzie is going to be 4 this year. She needs to stop ageing.

That means it'll be 4 years this year since I've had a puppy. I've been very patient and I want a puppy soon!

Izzie pivoted left today, I'm very pleased.

Not being able to go to agility trials makes me go crazy, I don't like missing trials that everyone else in the club go to. 

Izzie tugged today. So hard in fact that it hurt my wrist. I've had so much trouble getting her interested in toys that I never would have dreamed of this happening even a year ago.

Regionals is only a week away and even though we're not competing I'm super excited! Here's a picture of Izzie looking like she's yelling in excitement (but really she's yawning) in Medicine Hat (where regionals are).

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