Hello my friends — human AND furry — out there in pet blog land! I hope you are all enjoying some beautiful weather like we are here! We have had some perfect early-Spring weather here the last few days…morning temps in the mid 40’s and afternoon temps warming to the mid 60’s with plenty of sunshine.
Now, about the sabbatical thing: It’s time for me to study for my final exam for my Animal Behavior College Dog Obedience Training Instructor course. I received the emails yesterday from my Program Manager that I had passed Stage 10 — the externship with a mentor trainer — and am now scheduled to submit my completed final exam on April 23rd. The test consists of 114 questions, 91 multiple choice and 23 essay; and a TON of information that I need to review over the next two weeks and then start taking the actual exam. Yes, it’s an open-book, online, exam, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Well, not for me at least. I wasn’t blessed with my brother’s photographic memory of everything I’ve ever read or learned. Taking tests was NEVER my strong point, like it was my brother’s. (He got the brains, I got the looks. Ha-ha, just kidding, Doug.)
Anyway, while I’m getting ready for this test, I probably will not be writing any blog posts. I just won’t have time. I still have to fit in Callie’s three 10-minute daily walks around the back yard, her next visit to the surgeon for a progress check-up, and my own haircut. Thank GOD Ducky is still welcome at doggie daycare!! 🙂 There’s no way I could supervise her around Callie and Shadow AND study all day!!
I WILL be checking my emails every morning — while I have my coffee — but I may not be able to read your blog posts (and leave comments) on a regular basis, so please don’t be offended by or worry about my absence. As soon as I’m finished with the exam, I’ll be back. You’re welcome for the advance warning! 🙂
Have a great 3 weeks!!!!!