So Heidi is awesome. As a puppy (7mo), we have plenty of things to work on; but she’s really wonderful!

She has started with her training so she’ll eventually get her therapy dog stuff done. ¬†We have awhile though, possibly a year!

Here are some pics we took today ūüôā

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This week

So, I have news about Heidi. ¬†She can become a service dog for PTSD! ¬†Our trainer is going to work with us and we’re very excited. ¬†I really think my one child especially is going to really benefit from this!

In other news, Heidi is four months old tomorrow.  Here is her picture from when we first got her:

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Here is a picture of her today:


Yes, both were in front of the oven. ¬†Can you believe two months makes such a difference? ¬†She’s just growing by leaps and bounds! ¬†She is extra smart also. ¬†SHe started the intermediate class last night. ¬†Instead of loose leash walking, we doing heel. ¬†Step one and two last night. ¬†Step one: ¬†sit next to mom with eyes with my pants seam. ¬†CHECK! She did it immediately. ¬†Step two: ¬†A couple “heel” steps. ¬†She does well for 4 or 5 then gets a bit distracted by the other dogs and such. ¬†Part of that is because turning is tough for her too. ¬†But she’s FOUR MONTHS OLD and getting it. ¬†She also does sit, stand, down, return (for life-saving come…I do use “come on” for minor movements), spin, shake, stay, free, push-ups, watch-me, etc. ¬†She’s been fully potty trained for a full month (which amazes us as we’ve done really poorly at that in the past).

Okay, so other things.  Here are pics of the kids this week  from the field trip and swimming:

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Reviews and Heidi

So two completely unrelated topics in this post.

First, I have joined a review team.  What is a review team?  In this case, it is a large group of homeschoolers who review products.  Many of the products will be homeschool curriculum and resources.  However, there will be health and beauty items, video/card/board games, cleaning products, foods, all sorts of things!  Now, I have already posted a review or two.  Those were not related to this group, just personal opinion.  When I am doing it related to this group, I will be sure to mention it.


My blog also has it’s own Facebook page now. ¬†It is just getting started so a few comments and likes would be wonderful if you don’t mind!


I took a picture of Heidi, my german shepherd puppy yesterday.  I take a picture each week and am just AMAZED how much this little dog is growing.  She was 7 pounds when I got her.  Saturday, she was over 15 pounds.

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Isn’t that an amazing difference for one month?!?!

She is so smart too.  We definitely still have puppy-ness going on though.  But I really believe this is gonna be an awesome dog in time.