Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mr G "Leaving"



So, here's the thing - Laura-Catherine's brother Harrison posted 1 little video on her Facebook page and I have been sucked into a YouTube vortex of Summer Heights High. It's killing me - but not as much as my bangin' new Robyn album "Body Talk: Part 1." I can't stop listening to it. Lots of things are "parallelin'" for me right now. I've essentially lost the time to blog in the a.m. as a result of my super intense dog walks/training sessions which we do from 6 a.m. - 7 a.m. G Diddy or, as I've taken to calling him, "Sheepdog," is doing really well. I actually haven't put him in obedience class because I couldn't quite get a read on the modality prior to enrollment and while I never sugarcoat things when it comes to animal training, I can tell his temperament is one that could be quickly imprinted. So I'm choosing, instead, to continue working with him daily and we've actually added a clicker to the process and it's a lot of fun. He is beginning to get a fairly dependable "sit." My summer goal is to teach him to walk on a slack leash, "down," "stay," "off," and "leave it." His recall has been good but I added the clicker to it for learning to return the bouncy ball and twice today I've been nearly steamrolled by a 23 pound dog! Maddie is benefiting from the remediation as well as providing a good example for him to emulate. I'm thrilled we decided to add him to our home. He really has made it more fun.

On the pilates front, I was really excited last Thursday to receive notification that I'd passed my Level I certification examination (with a pretty formidable score too, thankfully). I am ecstatic and am now looking forward to completing the advanced training in Toronto in September.

Finally, the event I organized for West Alabama AIDS Outreach (WAAO) last weekend, a jazz brunch called "Sweet Summer Song," was a big success and we're already beginning discussions for its sequel.

With these things behind me, I'm now shifting my gears and seriously beginning to write the novel I've outlined/reoutlined/started/stopped over the past 5 years. In keeping, my "blog time" is shifting to the end of the day. I find when I blog frequently I'm more prone to write frequently, so I need to stay committed to my purpose.

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