happy birthday belaly!!1!

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Happy birthday to Ignis Scientia! (2/7) ✨✨👓🍴🔥🎂🎊🎁✨✨

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·· I was under the impression that quinces were bow-and-arrow using savages…But after witnessing that, I guess they’re quite civilized… ··

                                                           - Happy Birthday @vegeet // 2.28.17

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just like how inspirits are able to give you strength, you’re able to give us so much more.

happy birthday, lee howon ♡

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happy birthday victor nikiforov!! here’s a present for you: a cute japanese figure skater slash fiancé! 🎁✨

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Happy national bean day birthday, @laiteevee ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

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Thirteen Years. WOW.

Not quite twelve years ago, an acquaintance approached me about taking in a troubled young Doberman bitch who had been rescued from a severe abuse situation. She suffered from extreme anxiety and was too fear-aggressive to be placed in a normal pet home. I’d done a lot of work with fearful and reactive dogs, so I agreed – not realizing exactly how much of an investment she was going to be.

We worked and trained and medicated and trained some more, using dog sports as therapy and counterconditioning pretty much everything she encountered. It took years for her to develop the confidence necessary to cope with the stresses of daily life, being around other dogs, and meeting strange humans, but we kept working, and she gradually improved.

Along the way she racked up a handful of titles – BH, AD, CD-H, RL1 & 2 – though we didn’t pursue more advanced degrees, as crowded trials really stressed her out. Still, she continued working as my demo dog in training classes well into her senior years, a poster child for aggression rehab and the benefits of training.

After she survived a near-fatal dog attack that put her in recovery for close to a year, I officially retired her from everything and decided to just let her be a couch potato. She was nine years old, and I thought after everything she’d been through in her difficult life, she deserved to spend her last year or two in peace.

That was four years ago.

She’s still going strong.

And now she even has her own blog.

*** Happy 13th birthday, Antares Valenzia! ***

(OKAY, FINE. Since it’s your birthday, you can have the whole bed. And all the pillows.)

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this is… just another day. but regardless, thank you for all your wishes.