Not really the pack leader

Storm has been pretty good lately.  I think that part of it was because of the four dogs–yes–that we took care of the 23rd through January third for the holidays.  We had a boxer-lab with us who I adore in addition to one INSANE lab, an elderly lab, and a shih tzu that my son and I call, “Little Miss.”  What I mean by INSANE is that he ate and barfed up a sock last Thanksgiving.  That’s dedication.  He looks like Flakor the Luckdragon, but has a hard personality.

Anyway, digressions.  Storm kinda mellowed out.  I had a long vacation and would walk her with the best dog in the world (Boxer-Lab), and she didn’t charge the door or whine at night.  She has stayed in a good frame of mind too.  I think that she gets confused, because she is submissive on the whole, and loved being part of a 6-pack of dogs.  Now, we’re making sure that she is playing and walking, and she seems better.  Happy New Year!

Wicket and Storm 1.9.16

Wicket and Storm keep me company while I write

 

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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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