Caring for a special dog

Storm is on a low residue diet, which means that I have to boil chicken and eggs, have rice prepared and also buy cans of pumpkin.  Ground turkey was on sale this week so she also had a cup of that fried.  She seems to be feeling better in general.  Tonight she will be alone for about 5-hours, which does make me a little nervous, but not terribly so.  She is very sweetly sleeping at my feet right now while I wait for the water to boil for her chicken thighs.

I think that she will eventually bark a little less when she hears noises, and I’m grateful that she does not destroy anything that she carries around.   I do plan on getting her pen more situated, because being half Boxer (But in reality, mostly antelope.) she can jump any gate anyway if she wants to.  Eventually she will have a Storm Cave in the garage via doggie door, but for right now, I like having her here with me while I’m on vacation for 10-days more.  I also hope that someday she doesn’t cry when I leave, but acting like “business as usual” as Cesar Milan recommends does really help.


About rachelmich17

I'm 42, and doing much better to keep my life in balance. I will probably be raising an only child--my son--so as a result of various experiences over the last four years, I have decided to adopt a dog. My son, who has been asking for a little sister or a dog for years made her adoption easier, so I will try to pretend that we know what do do with Storm. I don't keep up with her blog too much, but I know that I should write more, because like exercise, it always helps me. We also have Wicket, a chihuahua terrier who runs the house and two cats, Twig and Zephyr. I guess you could say it's an animal house--less the frat lifestyle. I love them and am encouraged to see how they interact and enjoy each other. I completed my doctorate in the fall of 2014 and teach Adjunct at a major university while working the day job. I've also taught three classes on-line, and hope once I'm done working for a grant that I am under that I can become a Professor. I started a new position as a trainer / coach for adults who work with school aged kids. I train in suicide intervention, crisis skills, trauma informed practices at school and in mental health, and mentoring. I have also begun to conduct local and nationwide consultations with other agencies who work to coordinate improved behavioral health service provision for children and families. I'm grateful to no longer be providing direct services to adolescents. After 15-years, I needed a break. I have another blog that is more personal and is not about my dog. I had one that was similar to this one, but it was much more of a rant, because at the time, I was in endless dating hell. I had a crush for many years on a woman who is now my wife. We have had a long journey to get here. I hope that you enjoy reading some of our day to day stuff. Thank you for reading.
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5 Responses to Caring for a special dog

  1. xbox2121 says:

    The Cesar training and attitude towards dogs really works I used it to train two border collie’s

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