Saturday, April 18, 2015

Rasta- My New Hearing Dog

Rasta is my new service dog. I received Rasta last week from Canine Companions for Independence. We have been very busy in training, learning everything there is to learn about taking care of each other, and finally, getting her back to Alaska. I am going to add Rasta to the website now, as she has become a “Wandering Alaskan” Rasta says “woof”!

Rasta is the name of my new hearing dog.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Counting Down the Dog Days…

I leave in just 3 days to go to California to pick up a service dog. I have been struggling with my hearing loss for years, and now I am getting a hearing dog from Canine Companions for Independence to help me.  I am really excited. I have been with any pets for many years. It will definitely be an adjustment.
Canine Companions for Independence doesn’t want us to blog too much while we are in training. When I get back home with my new service dog, I will keep you up to date on all the wonderful things we are learning together and updates on this new chapter in my life.
We will be going to the Santa Rosa, CA campus for two weeks to be trained by my companion.  We do not know the sex, color, or name of my future companion. The dogs have been raised and trained and will be about 2 years old.  There will be several of us working with several dogs during the next two weeks. By the end of the two weeks we will be paired with our new companion.
It is going to be an adventure.
We return to Anchorage, hopefully, with a new member of our family!
Visit Canine Companions for Independence to learn more about these wonderful dogs!
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Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015 – A full year for Adventure

Today, I am reflecting on all the good things come.  I have tons of trips planned in my head for 2015. I have pulled out the calendar and began penciling in the possibilities.  This is an exercise I go though every year. I have found that it’s best to keep track of where you want to go and what you want to do throughout the year. I check back on that list the first week of January and use it as the basis for planning the new year!

Many of my adventures are just that… seeking out places I have never seen, or experiencing new places in different ways or times of the year. Sometimes, adventures are not so physical. They can adventures in your mind, through hobbies, or even adventures at work (not always good I suppose).  The point of adventures for me its keep it exciting and to approach life like you did as a child… full of wonder, excitement, and thrill.

My adventures without travel this year will be learning how to eat more plant-based and healthy, the Navajo flute (left over from last year), and… yes  REGULAR EXERCISE!

Finally, I am shooting for one blog a week this year…

Keep it Real!