Thursday, December 11, 2008

I completely forgot to update after Vito's evals.

Well, Vito was career changed during evals. He just was not happy doing guide work, and I saw it. I was stressed out because I knew he was stressed out. It was not a good thing for him, and guide work unfortunately was not in his future.

BUT, I am in his future! I am way too attached to say goodbye to my little man. He is flourishing as a pet. I have taught him a lot of tricks and we work on his manners. He is so food motivated he makes it easy. Plus, he is just so smart. We are working on testing for his CGC, and from there will get involved in agility or rally.

We cuddle every night in my bed and life could not be any better. I wanted to puppy raise again for GDA, but I am attending UC Davis next fall, so a move is in my near future.

Vito says Merry Christmas!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Evals and other things!

I knooow, it has been so long since I updated.

Well, Vito goes in for evaluations on November 4th! Exactly when he turns 9 months. He has to stay at GDA until the 7th. I'm really going to miss him.

We haven't really done much the past month of so. Unfortunately, I've been sick a lot lately which has kept us home. I found out I have a nice sized gall stone and have to have surgery to get my gall bladder removed. Ugh. We scheduled the surgery for the same day Vito goes in for evals, so we know he will be getting all the attention and exercise he needs. Especially since I will not be able to give it to him for at least a week. So, if anyone would like to possibly puppy sit the two weeks after surgery that would be great.

Of course, November 5th is the puppy meeting with the Halloween costume contest. I am VERY sad we won't be able to take part in it!! I was REALLY looking forward to it.

I'll leave you with a picture of Vito I took with my cellphone. He is extremely sad about the Dodgers losing the is obvious right? lol.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Please take a second to pray

This is not doggie related, but I wanted to share about an incident that happened in my life.

I was in a relationship with someone for 4 years of my life, from the time I was 16-20. When you've been with someone that long, it is inevitable that you're involved with their family as well. For 4 years, I had a second family. A family that was welcoming, gracious, and kind. And even though I haven't seen them for 2 years or so, I will always, always care about them.

The father was riding his motorcycle about 1.5 weeks ago when a truck came over into his lane. The truck didn't see him and struck him. He flew off his bike and something happened with his helmet, where he suffered a traumatic blow to his head. He was rushed to the hospital and had emergency surgery to release the pressure. He was in an induced coma for the entire 1.5 weeks.

Just yesterday it was discovered he had no brain activity. He would be in a vegetative state, and if he ever came out of it would have the capacity of a 2 year old. Even that chance was slim. After much thought, he was taken off of life support last night.

I just got word of his 47 years old.

Please pray for his family. He has a wife, and 3 boys...2 of the boys are quite young. This is just so devastating.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Off to Solvang we go and birthday!

Tomorrow Vito is 7 months old. Happy early birthday bubs!! Here are a few pics I took just to show how big he's getting. He's so handsome. :)

This past weekend Vito, my boyfriend and I headed off to Solvang and Santa Barbara for the day! I actually remembered my camera this time so I have pictures.

We walked around a little and ate breakfast at Paula's Pancake House. My mom used to work there a long time ago, so that was fun. Anyways, pictures are more fun!!

Mom! Where are we going?!

Do I look like Gene Simmons?

Pft, it's only fair I get something to eat while YOU eat.

Statue of Hans Christian Anderson

Some door we found.

The best picture! In front of Andersen's Pea Soup! hehe!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Whew! What a crazy month it has been. Classes started on the 18th. I'm attending Moorpark instead of COC and I love it. It is a bit of a drive, but I don't mind. Especially when I'm brand new Yaris!!

I bought a polar white 3 door hatch, and I LOVE it. So does Vito. He gets more room...and I ordered a barrier so it is safer until I decide to put a crate back there. I didn't have the seats all the way down in the pic I posted, so it looks slightly funny.

Besides the car and school things have been well. Vito is doing well, and has been making progress in public. I think he feels more confident and I am proud of him! He hasn't been to classes with me yet, but we went to campus orientation. There was a lot of people there and he did well. Of course, we have been taking our trips to Starbucks for study time, and running other errands. A lot of people tell me he is very it is nice to hear that.

GDA switched foods from Canidae to Natural Balance which hasn't completely agreed with Vito, so he is going to GDA tomorrow for that and for a kennel visit! He has gone 2 times now to Camp GDA and everyone says he has a great time! I'm so happy, as I don't want separation anxiety when it is time to leave him for evals or IFT.

Nothing else new going on. I can't believe it is almost September! Where does the time go?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy 1/2 Birthday!

This is late (oops!) but Monday was Vito's 6 month birthday. My boy is getting so big.

Vito has been pretty distractable so today Yvonne from GDA came out for a home visit. It went very well. Although Vito and I walk every day, he is on a strict exercise regimen. 2-3 miles per day! We are also starting from square one socialization wise. This will hopefully cut back on his nervousness that results of over stimulation. Yvonne was very positive, and together we think he can do it. :)

Other than that we have been taking it kind of easy. We enjoy our Starbucks trips! Tonight we start a level II obedience class at GDA so that will be fun!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vito was groomed for his first time today. The fur on his paws was out of control. Doesn't my boy look so handsome?! Don't mind the cheesy bandanna they put on him, lol.

I also added some pics of him sleeping in his new vest. We are still working on getting used to it. :)