While I wait for the timer on the kitchen stove to tell me it’s time to go to my doctor’s appointment — just a routine lab follow-up — I thought I’d get started on my post for the first “Thursday Barks and Bytes” blog hop hosted by my friends Jodi of Heart Like A Dog and Linda of 2 Brown Dawgs.
Well, all my well-laid plans and intentions to publish a post yesterday for the inaugural edition of the “Thursday Barks and Bytes” blog hop took a wrong turn when I couldn’t find the picture I wanted to share. Then it took yet another wrong turn when I accidentally deleted half three-quarters of the words I had typed while waiting for the doctor to join me in the exam room. Needless to say, I was NOT a happy camper when I realized what I had just done; especially since it was close to time to go pick up Ducky at daycare. So, I just gave up. I knew I wouldn’t have time to retype everything I’d deleted. And even less time to hunt down the aforementioned picture. So, I re-checked Jodi’s post to find the linky list closing time and decided to try again today, after I got some schoolwork done. So, here I am.
The Hump – Ducky Style
My first thought here is about my silly, lovable, little demon dog, Ducky. After more than a year at doggie daycare, she still hasn’t figured out “the hump”. At least not when it comes to her sisters. The folks at daycare tell me they have not been witnesses to her attempts to hump any of her doggie friends, so we’re not sure she’s even tried. But when she was tries to hump Callie, it is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen any of my dogs try in all my 60+ years. Here’s a picture. It’s not a great good picture, but I think it’s at least clear enough for you to see why hubby and I almost peed ourselves the first time we saw it. Now that we’re used to it, we still laugh but with some control. I know it’s a horrible-quality picture, but I had to share it from my Snapfish account to my WordPress blog and then copy/paste it from its own post to this post. Just so you know, that blob of orangey-red that Ducky is trying to hump is Callie, lying on her side on the living room floor.
Back to School Again
Some of you may recall that I — like Lauren over at Life with Desmond — enrolled in and completed the dog obedience training instructor course offered by the Animal Behavior College last year and earned my certification from the school. Well, when I signed up originally, I also signed up for a few of their Continuing Education Program (CEP) courses. I had started studying the material for the first of the three courses in July, but then hubby’s urologist decided that his PSA test results were too erratic and referred him to an oncologist for possible chemotherapy. To make a long story much shorter, Sam and I decided to go with the recommended treatment regimen, which lasted through the beginning of September. By the time Sam was feeling fewer effects from the chemo, it was almost Thanksgiving, so I knew it was useless to try to get back into a studying routine. I called my Program Manager and we rescheduled my final test date to the middle of June, 2014. I will probably be ready to take the test for this first course in about two weeks. Who knows, maybe I’ll even finish the other two courses as well before June.
Updating/Redesigning/Renaming My Blog
I’ve been trying to figure out how to do the above, with no success. I paid WordPress for making it mine, and mine alone, but beyond that I have NO IDEA what to do next or how to do it. I’ve already promised the job of creating a new header for me to AJ Em…all I have to do is get her some pictures of the girls and an idea of what I want, but time keeps getting away from me. (Sorry, AJ.). Then there’s the question of what I actually want to include in the blog. Do I want to make it a personal website, including the blog? OR, do I just want it to be a personal journal of life with my three furry kids that I share with all of you? What I DON’T want is to create a monster that I get bored with, so no product reviews unless I become so enamored with a particular one that I want to share my opinion with you about it. Haven’t decided yet about copywrite vs creative commons license. (I might be asking some of you for guidance on this.)
Well those are my “barks and bytes” for this week. I hope you, too, will join the hop if you haven’t already! Just grab the badge from Jodi’s or Linda’s post.
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