no offense but out of the 2,199 messages she left for bellamy at least one of them was her getting down and dirty with herself at the thought of him because my girl clarkey g has been alone for 6 years and she has Needs
Alternate Title:50%* of Figure Skating History in the Last Decade
Note: (*) conservative estimate
Red = current world records (as of May 2017) This list is not exhaustive, many wonderful things he achieved have been left out due to lack of space and a desire to keep this post within not-too-extremely unreasonable length This list will need to be updated in due time
If you feel uncomfortable about something in your dog’s training then it’s okay to say:
“My gut tells me this is wrong for my dog so I’m not going to try this.”
“I feel uncomfortable doing this with my dog so I’m going to stop.”
“This isn’t the direction I want my dog’s training to go in.”
It’s feels weirdly difficult to say no when everyone else is telling you that it is okay.
“I did it with my dog.” (so it should be fine for your totally different dog)
“I did it with my dog.” (are you saying that I don’t care about my dog?)
“If you just try …..” (I don’t understand your feelings of discomfort so you must be suffering from a lack of information)
“You are using +R methods so everything is fine.” (but Bosco will do what Martin asks him to do, even if it hurts)
It’s really helpful to have an experienced mentor who actively listens to you.
Martin’s mentor ignored her instinctual feelings in the past and two of her dogs were injured. She wants Martin to learn from her painful mistakes. She listened carefully when Martin explained why he didn’t want to teach Bosco an exercise.
no one understands your dog’s capabilities better than you
you are responsible for your dog’s safety, and
you are the person who is going to have to care for your injured dog (let’s not talk about death because it’s too sad).
I’m going to repeat myself because it’s important.
Kimberly’s reaction to finding her note in Billy’s pocket. It was an off hand comment, probably something she joked about with her other friends. But finding in it in Billy’s jacket made her realize what she said really impacted him as a friend. He even kept the note.