Monday, May 30, 2016

New Title!

with judge Lionel Whittiker
Lync and I competed in a trial this past weekend.  It was Lync first trail and he came home with his Rally Novice title with a perfect score of 100 and High In class, a 98, and a 86 due to my handler error loosing us 10 points! he worked really hard for me but we have a long way to go before competing in Advanced.  I will take this year to train and maybe do next June.  All in all a fantastic weekend!!!

Friday, May 27, 2016


I received a call yesterday morning from the local hospital that I applied to for volunteering.  I had applied awhile ago so was surprised to hear from them!  They finally have some openings so I have an interview with the coordinator next week. 
One of the positions is helping the office staff, I like the sound of that one so I will see what it involves.  I am still looking for a part time job but this will fill in some of my time in the meanwhile.  I am excited but nervous .  I am finding my anxiety is really showing up lately so that's bothering me a lot.  I'm not sure why I am anxious, its not a job, but I still feel worried I wont be able to carry out my duties.  Crazy I know, but not being able to keep my last job still plays heavily on my  mind.
I will just have to try and take it one moment at a time .
It will be about 2 months before I will start anyway.  There is a criminal check I will have to get plus go through orientation.  They want you to commit to 6 months or 60 hours as well.  That shouldn't be a problem, I hope!! If I do get a job I will have to cross my fingers I can work in between volunteering.  See how I worry about things that haven't even happened yet! 
Bottom line, I am very excited to be doing something during the week, it is getting much harder to fill hours in my day so this is a good thing!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Regular visits

Once again Ash did great at the local dog daycare.  I can now book him in for regular visits.  I have decided twice a week is good for now so he will have regular visits on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Ash is very happy about this :)

Not all dogs can go to dog daycare.  some dogs get intimidated by the volume of dogs there.  Some are just happy being at home laying around.  Ash is a very busy dog, he plays with any dog who will play with him and he plays the entire time he is there.  He was a tired happy boy last night and that makes me happy too .

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dog Dogare Day & other stuff

Ash goes to dog daycare again this afternoon, getting into a routine of Ash at daycare and Lync going for jogs, now I just need to get out walking with Kort , then comes riding my bike!  I will go by myself first then will hopefully be able to run a dog with me as well, fun times.

In other news, I am still battling low motivation & depression.  I fight it everyday.  I wish more people would talk about depression, I feel so alone as I talk about it as it seems like I'm the only one.  Anyway my anti depressants have been increased so  hopefully only good days will be coming my way.

The weather doesn't help, its been raining for the last 2 days, even though we need it, I need sunshine.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

5 weeks

It'd been 5 weeks since I have been wheat free, I have been taking pictures of my face to see if there is a difference, not sure I see one yet but here is Day 1 and Day 40

Well??? What do you think?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Doggie Dayare

Today I dropped Ash off at Dog Daycare.  I will pick him up at 5 and if all has gone well I will continue to bring him a few times  week.  The problem at Daycare is the fact he is not yet neutered.  They have only had one successful dog there that has been not neutered so I have my fingers crossed he behaves.  I think it will be good for him at his young age to get out during the week for play sessions.  I feel it will make him a happier more content dog at home if he has more regular exercise.
When I came home I walked Kort and Lync, it is so much easier for me to walk two dogs so they are happy now as well. 
So I have Lync scheduled for two jogs a week and hopefully Ash in for 2 or 3 days at daycare.   

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

First Jog

This morning Lync had his first jog with Jog My Dog Pet Services.  He did great Ashely reported and could have probably kept going but they don't rush things.  Right now he does about a 15 minute jog with a warm up and cool down at the beginning and end.  His next jog is Friday. 
He is happy and laying down now, lucky dog!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day

So I got through my first Mother's Day without was hard but I chose at the start of the day to only remember the happy times, no dwelling on the fact that she wasn't here, rather think of good times.  I got through the day and it was a great feeling.

Saturday, May 7, 2016


Feeling better then I was during my last post.  I ended up going out clothes shopping and got myself some capris that fit and a couple of shirts.  I didn't give in and start eating wheat again so that is a  good thing. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016


So incredibly frustrated today by my Wheat Free Diet is one month that I've been eating this way.  It is not easy, it's hard on me as I really am a fussy eater.  I am overweight because when I do eat I choose to go for high carbs rather then healthier things. 
This morning I went to get dressed and grabbed a pair of capris , they were too small , they fit me last year.  I am so upset, frustrated and just plain angry.  To be working so hard to try and loose weight , only to be brought down in an instant.  To stay motivated I need to see results and I just don't,  others say to me they can see some loss in my face, but I need to see the results and I just don't.  Not sure where I will go from here or what I can do differently, just needed to vent......

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Kort at 2 years
Today Kort turns 8 years old!! Happy Birthday Kortie!!!

Kort at 8 years

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jog My Dog!

It's no secret that I am having difficulty getting enough exercise for my dogs.  I find it a struggle to walk all 3 at once, Lync being the big problem with his pulling , he is so strong!! 
I can walk the 2 collies together but it is craziness if I try to leave Lync behind, yes my dogs are that spoiled.  But then I just have to come back and walk Lync , I just find it too much . 

Last night I had an interview with Amanda from Jog My Dog Pet Solutions.  Twice a week I am having one of the team members, namely a young lady named Ashley, come and jog Lync twice a week!  I am really excited about it and I think Lync will also enjoy the exercise.  They of course know all about starting slow, maybe a 2 minute jog followed by walking etc, cool down and warm up, so it sounds great.  If I ever get a job I will get Ash in for group runs a couple of times a week as well.  I didn't want Lync in with the group runs, he just not a social as Ash is.  I am also hoping this will build up some more muscle on Lync and get him in top shape for the National which is this July :)