Sit, Down, Shake. What’s in Your Bag of Tricks?

Month: June 2014

Sit, Down, Shake. What’s in Your Bag of Tricks?

My sweet, snuggly, beautiful Grace has her own vocabulary list. Yep, my daily monologue at home is now an agglomeration of commands interspersed with “Bubby!” and “give your Mum a kiss!” Dog owners please sound off if you can relate. Without further ado, here is Grace’s list (limited only by what yours truly can think to teach her): Leave It. (or LEAVE IT!) A beautiful command because it is applicable in many situations. It can mean don’t go near the cat, don’t eat whatever I just dropped, release my slipper from your mouth, and much to my dismay, it often means leave the dog poo! Sit. Simple, you say? Unless your

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Komen Race for the Cure 2014 – A Different Experience

It’s been one week since the Komen race, and it’s been quite a while since I’ve talked about my cancer. I think about it pretty much every day, but I typically don’t discuss it unless someone asks. I’m not averse to the topic but don’t bring it up, and I have a few ideas about why, but that’s for another post. What brings up the word at least annually is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This organization has done so much to fund research, education, and screening; and it has raised awareness of breast cancer to the

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Sad Eyes

That title takes me back to the Robert John song from my teen days! I played that record and sang along as though I had recorded it myself. I’m sure I had very sad eyes while singing it. Ha! The sad eyes I get these days are of a different type. Every morning, this is what I deal with as I’m getting ready for work. Seriously. It’s the “wouldn’t you rather stay home and play?” look. Why yes. Yes I would. Let me just become independently wealthy and we’ll play tug all day! It breaks my heart to leave the house,

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