This is probably gonna be a long post and not about health because I’m tired of talking about cancer and radiation and, and… So I’m gonna talk about Maggie. I’ve been a dog owner for years; as a kid we had dogs, and now as an adult I have one. As pet owners I’ve come to the belief that every dog and owner team should go through training, especially if you own/adopt a rescue. My Maggie is a nervous, high energy puppy, and honestly I didn’t trust her to take her to the pet store or walk her with confidence on a crowded street. This weekend is a testament of the hard work and time Sarah Prelle and I have put into her.
Just this weekend we got stopped 6 times so people could pet her– which she let them: A FIRST!– and take pictures of her. We stopped to talk to people, and she sat with us,paying attention to me, as we talked .
Before you just throw your trust into a trainer or store class, do your homework, though. I did mine and found Sarah Prelle’s K9 Training online, and not only did I interview her, but she interviewed me. She didn’t just throw out a cost and say she could fix everything. She was open and honest with her experience and wanted to know the history.
This weekend would not have been possible for Maggie and me without it. The rewards of her looking up and trusting me are priceless.
So I’ve been going through radiation for a month now, and I’ve had my surgery. The surgery was long but worth it; the headaches have decreased, but I’m still getting my strength back from being under for so long (15 hours). Radiation will be going until Feb. so wish me luck.
A friend of mine on FB was posting that if you liked his post, he would tell you what he liked about you. So I hit the like button, and this is was he wrote back
Davy McCall posted toJason Cotton
9 minutes ago
I like that you refuse to let anyone tell you how to live your life and that you’re the most awesome survivor I’ve ever met. I also like that you take tremendous care of animals and are generous to others in need. I like that you take life seriously in all the right ways.
Actually there is nothing profound about today. Nothing really eventful. Yesterday I had 2 teleconferences, and now I think my head is really going to explode– not from stress, but from information overload. Now it’s time to sift through pile of information and think about decisions.
A side note: Waking up to a dog throwing up at 0345 sucks. Cleaning it up sucks even more. Just saying.
Yes, I’m arrogant, and at times I’m difficult… Just ask people I work with or my family. So when I say someone is an arrogant ass, and to their face, you can bet that they are.
“What brings this up?” you ask. I had a video conference that had four case studies, and two highfalutin doctors decided to call me ignorant and childish because I would not make a decision that very moment. I think my last words before I broke the conection were “GFYS.”
I didn’t even get ma; it was just comical watching their faces.
Remember: today live.