Thursday, May 5, 2011
it's been sunny and about 60 degrees each afternoon and i think the dogs are just as excited (if not moreso) as i am about the change of routine. it's allowed me to deal with work better too. and after this week, i am down to 6 weeks left to go!
ps ~ Artie is doing really behaving, thanks to the shock-collar sessions that we do each morning for 10-15 minutes before i leave for work. we've slacked off a bit on the formal "come" and "sit" and haven't been working on "stay" which seems to be her most difficult command (she doesn't like to sit and stay more than 2 feet away from me!) but we'll keep working on it. at least i'm not afraid of her running out into the road as much anymore. somehow i think she will always be my naughty dog, though. and i kind of admire her for her tenacity in that respect.
pss ~ other good news is that since i started working at the clinic, two of the four smokers who work there have started smoking cessation medications. one is on Zyban and the other will start Chantix here in the next few days (once she gets her rebate coupon in the mail). i'm so excited for my coworkers, and glad if i had anything to do with being a good influence on them!