Finally, Hello and Happy New Year from LD Wren

For those receiving this via email there is a video in this post. Go to youtube.com/canadianlynx1 to check it out!

Hello all my great doggy friends and your humans. I hope you are all having a wonderful time as I am. Happy doggy New Year! Did you get anything special from your humans?

You’re probably wondering why you haven’t heard from me. Well, here’s why. That human of mine has a very crazy life she’s brought me into. We’ve been home for a little while now and she claims it’s a little calm, but I don’t believe her. If this is calm, I’d hate to see it otherwise.

So, we got here to my new house with all of these humans, big and little and I think even my human was ready to pull her hair out before too long! Ha, imagine that.

The first people I met was these 2 big humans and a little girl human. She wanted to pet me, but then would run away when I got close. Why would she do that? I wouldn’t hurt her. Ah well!

I then met my humans 2 little boys. The little boy human is just as hyper as I am. I think I will have lots and lots of fun with him whenever my human lets me play with them without this leash attached to me, hmph!

But whew, that baby human keeps trying to beat me over the head with a toy and my human has to keep quickly pulling me away or grabbing the toy. What, doesn’t she think I could get the toy fast enough or something? I think that would be a fun game to play with the baby human, don’t you?

Check it out, here’s me meeting the little humans in the house!

My human calls me demanding! Oh no no no, I am not the demanding one around here. That would definitely without a doubt be the baby human! Now how is it whenever he gets all cranky and demanding that he gets what he wants and my human tells me, no no no, it is most certainly not time to get up?

Well, ok, my human does try that with the baby human, but he doesn’t seem to like that any more than I do. Maybe she should stop trying that method?

I do get to go to work with my human and there’s lots of interesting things there, but my human wants to tell you how I’m doing there, so I guess I’ll let her this time. I can’t have all the fun now can I?

hmph, of course I can!

I got to play in a little snow, but it has already disappeared. What’s up with that! Why would it do such a thing? I mean, I didn’t get a chance to really roll around in it or anything. All I had a chance to do is snort it up my nose! How rude!

Ah well, time to go outside. Write again!

LD Training20 Graduation ceremony, The End of the Decade

Greetings ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children all of all ages! I have awaken from the dead! And here’s the last entry from training that I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for.

For those that receive this via email there are 2 videos in this post. You know what to do. If not, where’s my leash so you could get a leash correction!

Oh my god this class has been full of laughs and tears, frustrations and amusement, nervousness and excitement from day one! For me, the frustration side of things were more from chemical sensativity and not the training and of course the hardest part being away from my precious boys for the first time.

For those that may not remember from like several entries ago our class ranged from age 25 to 75 I believe was the oldest and that’s including the mobility clients. Our class fit pretty well together and included everyone. Jokes were shared, teasing was done back and forth and for the most part no offense was taken.

Here’s a look at some of Leader Dog class 20-06. I wish I could have gotten Tonya and Wheatley, but the timing just kept slipping away from us.

I hate I didn’t get much video of Wren and I like I did the last time I was here, but the videos I did get and the experience we had together makes up for that.

The video I’m about to show you next is one of those moments. I’m warning you now that this time you most certainly will need tissues.

Leader Dog for the Blind started this year in August I believe celebrating the end of class for their clients and ***oh my god*** it is something I will remember and cherish always! Thank you Leader Dog for once again giving me this awesome match and the chance to meet new friends and add them to my ever growing Leader family!

Ready or not here’s our ceremony!

Thank you so much for following us during our training adventure. Please stay tune for whatever I post next, lol.

Very Thankful this year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

I definitely have loads to be Thankful for this year!

We moved to Michigan in March of this year and although it took a while for things to get settled we’re very happy here.

I’m very happy to have 2 happy hyper some times hair pulling boys! They are growing like a weed. Jay is 3 and Kal is about to turn 1. Can you believe that? Jay started school this year and I bet before Kal turns one he’s going to be running around the apartment!

Thanks to a friend I also have a job that I absolutely love! Though I wonder sometimes how I make it through the day when Kal keeps me up all night, I’m still glad to have a job that I don’t mind waking up and going too. I work for Peckham Industries and they treat their employees very well and I’ve made loads of new hopefully lifelong friends there.

We’ve had some ups and downs this year, but I’m very grateful for having my lesser half as well. Even though sometimes he makes me want to pull my hair out too! I don’t know who drives me nuts more, the little boys or the big one. Lol, maybe it’s both?

So do you know the next thing that would just top this year off and make it the absolute?

You guess it. If we got out of this darn apartment living and back into a house! Anyone in Lansing know a good renter to go through for that? We need at least a 3 bedroom. That darn Kalvin needs his own room now!

Oh yes, one more thing would make this year great too.

My vacation that starts in about 7 days! It will be hard to leave the crazy household, but I sooooo can’t wait for this trip!

Happy Holidays To All!

boy or girl, that is the question

The moment you have all been waiting for! The end of week 15, is baby J a boy or girl?

Let me say this has been a long long 2 weeks, smiles. With all the fun trying to get this test done I didn’t think we’d ever find out and have to rely on the ultrasound, but here’s the best news ever! We found out yesterday morning around 9AM, yay!!!

For all of you that said *girl* for whatever strange reason and those that said due to the wive’s tale of fast heartbeat…..*sorry* you LOOSE!

Baby J is a hyper stubborn boy! *I got my wish!* Happy happy joy joy, dance dance dance!

Jaydon Daniel will enter the world on August 24th via c-section unless my doctor like goes to the moon or something, lol.

Now for all of you that was waiting to buy things because you wanted to know *boy or girl* get to shopping

Anyone for a Martini?

Approximately 9 weeks and 2 days! Anyone for a martini? Baby J is our little cocktail olive this week.

Today we finally got to meet our OB and she seems like a very nice person and a no non-sense doctor. We did agree on me having another c-section so the little one will be evicted near the end of August. But of course that’s just approximate since it seems every time we go to the doctor the due date changes, lol. It gets earlier and earlier with each visit. Baby J is eager to come into the world and torment mommy and daddy, lol. I think I’m in trouble!

They want me to gain at least 20 pounds during the pregnancy. Hmm. I’m now sitting at 155 pounds. If you remember last week I was 152, lol. I don’t think that will be a problem, do you?

The horrible news for me is that next week, much sooner than usual I’ll be doing the sugar test, gags! Man how I hate that thing. I hope it’s not the orange flavor!

cravings
Well, lets add to our cravings list as well. This little cocktail definitely loves apple juice. I bought only one jug last week and um, lets just say it barely made it to the next shopping trip. So this time I made sure to buy two of them, lol.

Sadly, I definitely can not make eggs or I’ll be miserable for the next few hours, cries! I have no problem eating them, but I just can’t actually cook them. How rude!

Other than that the baby and I are doing well and the next baby doctor visit will not be until March 9.

Have a great night and see you at the next update!

Welcome to 2016, you’re having a baby!

Hello, hello, hello!

It’s been such a long time since you’ve heard from me. So much has changed, some good, some bad and some exciting. I’m going to start with the exciting and later all move on to other updates and news.

So, welcome welcome to 2016! Where the heck did 2015 go? It seems like I blinked and it was just, poof, gone.

Well, already 2016 has come in with a bang! After almost 3 years I finally got my wish. I, am, having, a, baby! I thought my chance to have another would never happen and that mother nature would just continue to be cruel and trick me month after month. Get my hopes up just to send me crying in a corner all sad and cursing her until the next time. But, this time she was done playing her dirty tricks!

Yes, I went to the doctor today and I got the good news that without a doubt a little one has now made its home in my belly for the next several months. I’ll have an actual appointment with an OBGYN on the 25th and see if I can give an date range of when the little one is due.

dance dance dance, party party party!!

There is definitely other news to share, but this post was strictly for the baby announcement. I will definitely try not to be a stranger for so long now. I have so much to update everyone on.

Do you get a thrill from being vindictive?

What makes people so vindictive and so willing to hurt others, especially those that have a connection with one another such as children? Do you get a thrill of knowing you know how to push just the right buttons to cause emotional pain to that person?

You have situations such as couples having a child together, all the family members and friends get along to some degree and things are going great. Then *bam* everything starts to fall apart and the couple is no longer a couple. Uh oh, what happens now?

Well, it’s definitely not the parents sit down as adults and work out how to raise their child and who does what when and how. No no, the father of the child has to bring up something that happened years ago that the mother did and clearly never forgave her for and starts to tell everyone how unfit she is to raise the child. The father then starts trying to take steps to cut the mother out of the child’s life, but also telling the mother of the child that he would do everything possible to make sure she gets to spend time with their child even though they aren’t together. Mixed signals much? Lets make matters even worse and now throw in the family members of the father of the child. Since the couple is no longer a couple then *hey* who cares about the mother of the child. You’re no longer with our son so we’ll just help try and keep our grandchild away from you.

Seriously are these people not thinking of the child? Is all that goes through their mind is how best to hurt the mother?

What about married couples that have children and things fall apart?

Sadly you get the same thing and sometimes even worse! Mothers that use their children as weapons to hurt the father by turning the child against their dad. They’ll tell them things like your dad doesn’t love us or want you and that’s why he left or you’re dad’s a bum and we don’t need him.

There’s cases where you see joint custody with the parents and the grandparents for whatever reasons, best interest of the parties involved at the time of the family dynamics falling apart that also can turn ugly. Life moves on, the parents mature and grow in their new situations and it’s time to explore outside of everyone’s comfort zone. *whoops* the grandparents don’t like this idea very much and start making up lies and twisting facts to try and prevent this from occurring.

Again I ask do the vindictive ones not stop and think of what harm they are causing? Do they really not care? Is it really all about them?

Mother nature spoils things again!

*shakes a fist*

Darn mother nature spoiled my plans again. The perfect chance to have someone video Luna playing in the snow and guess what happens?

THERE’S, NO, MORE, SNOW!!!!! Yes, that horrible mother nature made the weather sooooooo nice that the snow turned into nice slippery ice. Ice, who the heck wants to play on ice? *groans*

Not only can’t the darn woman make up her mind if it will be hot or cold, but she clearly does not want me to have my first playtime with Luna in the snow! I’d strangle the woman if I could.

Ah well, it’s been a nice vacation minus a few hick-ups, but back home tomorrow we go, back to routine and schedules and oh yes, *packing*

Hey, anyone in or near Ottawa want to *PLEASE* come help us move?

The battle concludes

Finally, here is the conclusion of a battle I had to take with my ex in-laws. They didn’t make it easy, but nothing ever is, right?

A quick recap for those that have not read the other 2 post in this thread.

I had to take my in-laws to court because they refused to let my daughter come here to visit me for a week instead of me going where they live for a week. My daughter has been staying with her grandparents after her father and I separated, ugly mess I tell you, but anyways. While I had to get myself sorted and a lot of other unpleasantness it was only fair to do what was also best for my daughter and staying with her grandparents was best. All parties then agreed, no court crap then. Hard decisions, but needed to be done.

Well, for years my daughter did not strongly show interest in wanted to come to where I lived and I was fine with that. she’s a huge grandpa’s girl too. Last year on my visit that all changed. My daughter stated everyday that she wished to come here. She made her request known to her grandparents, they ignored her. I made the request known in writing and they chose to deny it. I took them to court.

Finally, this month a decision was made and my daughter and i won our request. Sadly I miss my visit this year because this went on longer than I liked, but that’s ok. Next year my daughter will be coming to visit me here in Ottawa which she has been wanted to do for over a year now.

Now here’s the annoying draw back. Her grandmother who speaks negatively about me while I’m visiting there and who made up shit during the court battle also has to come along on my daughter’s visit.

*great* lucky me. Now I have to put up with the woman here in my comfort zone!

Not only that, I have to pay for her ticket, plus her accommodation. *growls* WTF! The lovely grandmother told the judge that she can’t afford the ticket and nor should she have too.

Well, my thinking is, they knew this was coming and if she so dead set on tagging along to save up the money and stop traveling else where. If I have to save up the money to pay my daughter’s way, which i’m fine with doing and have a year to do so, then damn it so can she! Or at least pay her own damn hotel stay. They work, I do not!

The grandmother had the nerve to ask or maybe her lawyer did to ask if we had the room for her to stay here as well or if it was just enough room for my daughter.

*sighs* seriously! You have the nerve to ask that after telling my daughter she can’t visit here cause my house is dirty when you’ve never seen it, but my daughter has through FaceTime.

She or the lawyer had the nerve to ask that after making things up about me, *rolls eyes* honestly!!!

The purpose of this was to spend time in my comfort zone with my daughter and have mother daughter time, not mother daughter and negative grandma time still just in a different location.

I understand being concerned first trip for my daughter here and all that and everyone wanting to make sure she’s comfortable and blah blah, but me have to pay for the woman who hates me and sees her son as doing no wrong, that he shits roses, I’m not cool with! Maybe if the owe so *lovely* grandmother would have done things differently and not tried to make up shit during this time I’d feel differently, but she’s made it now where I absolutely hate her and I don’t hate many people.

So, that’s that. I won the battle with a side annoyance factor. Chapter closed!

Sorry for the rant too. It’s awesome news, but I had to get out my frustration too, *smiles*

The battle begins, part2

Well, while I have a moment to think straight and not emotionally torn up inside let me give an update.

In a previous post or 2 I mentioned that I had to take a step I did not wish to take of fighting my ex-inlaws so that my daughter could come here to visit instead of me going there. At the end of this month hopefully the first court date has been set. February 27, 2014 at 10AM. It’s only tentative because they could still get lawyers and then draw the process out even longer.

Do I feel horrible that things had to go this way, of course, but more for my daughter because for whatever reason the adults in this situation on that end of the scale pushed things in this direction. They are choosing to be selfish and out right ignore her. Why? Who knows.

i have not mentioned names in any of the post regarding this situation, but those that know me know who is involved. I also ask that you do not mention names for privacy reasons at this time if you decide to make comments on this thread as I go through it.

I’ll let you all know what happens as they progress.

Cat