September 13th 2012 10:09 pm
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Momma is wwitin' dis fow me.
I DID it! I went through my CGC evaluation without any issues at all. Momma and the trainers weren't too sure because I'm so stubborn.
One more step for me...that is to go to places like the VA Hospital and other hospitals and visit with old people, etc. I will like getting petted, and helping people feel better if only just for a little while.
Momma says I have done such a good job for being just over 2 years old. I'm glad momma is proud of me.
Now I have to go snuggle with momma. You see, she has depression, and this training has kept her out of depression & concentrating on OUR time together. My suggestion is this. If you ever get the chance to get trained and then continue on to CGC training, it might be a little costly, but well worth it.
Next stop after this is tricks class. I can stick em up, and wave for momma. Then I might go wiff Roo when he does an agility class or two.
See ya all later in MY favorite place...right here on Dogster.
Miss CGC Terrorist Carat the shihtzu.
August 25th 2012 9:45 pm
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Momma is typing this for me since I don't talk very well. She's not doing in in 'Caratspeak', but in human speak.
I am going to be a CGC dog. I have 1 more class & then on the 8th of September at 1pm MST, I gets to go takes my test. Momma was a little aggravated at me today. I know commands in both English & Spanish. When momma told me to sit, I didn't obey. So she told me to sit in Spanish.
I sat. She told me to stay (in English). I stayed. Then she told me 'down' in English. Again i didn't obey her. She said it in Spanish, and I DID it. And I stayed & waited (the command was given to me in Spanish), like I was supposed to.
I don't want momma to know, but I was just testing her today! All in all, though, I had a great day at 'doggy college'. I'm sad that I'm going to have to be leaving it pretty soon.
Roo starts his in a couple of weeks and I'm not too sure he's going to do what momma wants him to do. See, he's such a baby momma's boy. We shall see.
I guess I'd better go to sleep now, because I got tired out from momma walking me & playing with me before & during school.
May 10th 2011 9:49 pm
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Good ebenin aww!
Momma's gonna wwite dis hew way, whiwe I dictate to hew, ok?
My momma is unemployed. She's looking for a job that isn't very stressful because the last one was so stressful, it threw her into a deep, dark depression. Unfortunately, there was no way out, except to live through it. Momma is usually very, very strong. She still isn't out of the woods yet, but it's getting close.
Depression is an illness. It robs you of all your strength, happiness, caring, and love. It can take away your home, family, job, pets, etc. There is hope, but those of us with depression may not want it, or we might not be able to afford it. There are support groups in the country specializing in just that illness. Take medicines if you have to. See a therapist...do SOMETHING! Depression can affect everyone around you, not just yourself.
Depression is a KILLER. It robs you of all rational thought processes, and makes one think they are better off 'dead.' Depression is scary. Believe me, I have it so bad this time, I'm not sure I'll ever pull completely out of it.
Depression is not something you can fight by yourself. There are always people around you willing to help, and some of them even know what it's like to be living in depression. Don't let anyone tell you that you'll 'get through it', or say...'how can you be depressed? you don't look that way!' Most of the time, these people either don't know about depression, don't care, or just plain uneducated about it.
The depressed must get plenty of sleep per night, eat healthy foods, drag themselves out of bed each day, all while making an attempt at getting dressed, facing each day with a 'normalcy' most people just take for granted.
Do you know someone with depression? If so, please try to help them in every way you can. If they are suicidal, please get them help.
That's all for now. I don't want to sound like an infomercial.
Thanks for reading!