Finally, Hello and Happy New Year from LD Wren

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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.

LD Training 17 to 19 final outings

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Great day everyone! It is us, the ***attitude*** team!

Sorry you haven’t heard how we have been doing the last few days, but I didn’t want to write very small entries and decided to combine the last ones.

I believe I mentioned that miss Wren, the Christmas songbird and I technically finished training on Monday so have pretty much just hanging around beating each other up and having a discussion on who is top dog in this relationship.

Um, I’ll stil need to get back to you on that, ha!

Tuesday
Speaking of who’s the boss Wren believe’s that dogs in their own house, barking at her from a window is absolutely not allowed! lol,we got off the bus to do a route in front of a house that had a little dog in the window. The moment the little ankle biting dog started barking at Wren she turned and growled at it!

Like seriously. Thisdog of mine will ignore other dogs that aren’t named Sunshine, but will not tolerate other dogs barking at her from inside their nice warm house.

I can’t wait to see what she does with the little dog that lives next door to us who definitely barks a lot from it’s patio.

Wednesday
OMG, Wednesday morning was cooooooooooold! Who the heck turned off the heat? I actually had to wear layers for the first time while here. Just brrrrrrrrr!

We went to Target since some people wanted to do some shopping and it was a perfect time due to the cold to work more on inside work. But what the mean trainers didn’t mention until we were at the mall is that

Ooops, the stores don’t open until 9 or 10 depending on the store so my lovely humans and dogs you’re all going to walk outside from where we’re parked which is at Best Buy over to Target.

They are trying to kill us!

Carey got us going in the right direction and off Wren and I went. I was a little nervous because I was afraid that we would end up in the open area even thoughtrainers were spred out to help us out if we needed it. I was nervous because there are times that Wren is very subtle when she makes turns. But once again this girl showed me that we work great together no matter how demanding or how subtle she decides to be at times.

I had no clue when she took me around the carts or tables that were in our way. She went around them or hell even probably skipped them altogether. The only time I had to move her on her way is when she took me to stores that weren’t Target.

She didn’t even demand teats. Can you believe that!

I did give her one and lots of praise when we got past the open area and didn’t end up lost in it.

So, remember when I told you that I was going to teach my girl how to find pepsi for me? Well . . .

Hahahahahahah, once again what a coincidence. She did exactly that.

Linda helped me go find the blueberry pepsi and I couldn’t decide if I wanted to try the lime or the mango one and dlet Wren choose for me instead.

Guess what this girl did? She turned around and put her nose right on the pepsi lime. Pretty funny since the vanilla pepsi was next too it. It was just too funny!

Thursday
Well, this was the final outing for everyone and the trainers decided that we were going to go back downtown. It worked out great because I wanted to know how tall the little songbir is because I could have shown that she is shorter than Luna my last Leader puppy. Ha, looks can be deceiving. Wren is 21 or 22 inches tall. It was hard to tell because Linda said she wouldn’t stay still long enough to find out for sure, lol.

Wren and I didn’t really go out on this lesson. I mainly went so that the class decided that we wanted our final group picture in front of the lion.

I’m hoping at the end Linda did record all of us, but I have no clue what you may have seen in the beginning.

I handed Linda my camera knowing that technology and her don’t get along. I turned on the camera and told her what to do and you can hear me say that part. What I didn’t know is that, hahah, darn go-pro cameras turn off the little screen after a few seconds so a sighted person can’t see through the window to see what they are actually recording. has to be some setting, but anyways.

Linda is like trying to figure out what to do and ends up turning off the camera. I know because I heard the tuns of beeps when it’s turned off. lol, then she starts pressing more buttons and I have no clue what’s being recorded. One of the awesome instructors or heck maybe even Linda got it working and

Well, hahaha, here’s how that turned out.

Our final group activity was Family Feud and it was

The Leaders vs. the Dogs

I just have to say that I thought some of the answers in the tv version of Family Feud made me shake my head and wonder where the hell they found these people were bad, but noooooo, try the game version. Those answers made me wonder more on what planet they were on asking these questions.

It was a whole lot of fun and a very close game, but in the end, The Dogs took the game on sudden death!

The Leaders
Tonya, Valentina, Nora, Won and the South American interpreter

The Dogs
Tara, May, Cathy, Gab and Mike

LD Training14, Message for All Puppy Raisers

Good day everyone. Sorry this post is so late, but I wanted it to be something special. Ok, wel, more special han the ones you have already been reading. As the day goes by I’m pretty much writing what I want to say in the entry, but after puppy raiser night my thoughts went out the window and new ones started to form.

For those receiving this via email, there are videos in this post. I really do hope the video came out ok since I’m not the one that set it up on the table. Probably cut of peoples heads and who knows what, lol.

have tissues ready because it may make you cry. You havve been warned!

For all puppy raisers!

I want to say thank you, thank you for all the hard work and emotions and time you put into these wonderful dogs you raise. Thank you for giving them the start they need to be the best and sometimes more than you thought they would be. You put in at least a yearof your time loving and caring for these dogs and then have the hard job of sending them off to puppy school wondering what will become of them.

When I first startedwriting of my adventures and doing videos of me receiving my first Leader Dog Luna my thoughts was that I would have something always to remember her by. No where in my mind did I think I would get quite the responses I did from puppy raisers. I did not think of the impact of puppy raisers watching dog issue day would have. But after my first zillions of messages it made my heart proud to be able to give back to you, the awesome puppy raisers in a small way!

For us coming to a school the heardest thing is waiting for that puppy. Pacing the room back and forth eager to meet our new partner in life. For you puppy raisers you only got an email saying your pup was matched and that makes you so proud. But you never got to see what that experience was like. What your hard work broght us, until now and I’m once again glad I could bring that small thing to you.

No matter what school you puppy raisefor if you have not had the chance to experience what it may look like on dog issue day, have a look. I was so excited that I said the wrong date, lol. I got Wren on December 3, 2019. For those of you that have seen it can skip the first video unless you wish to watch again, smiles.

Each school may do things a little different, but the emotions are pretty much the same.

Thank you puppy raisers and continue for whatever school you raise for to bring a dog or two into your hearts and give them the start of an awesome job.

Another emotional time for us handlers is getting the chance to meet you the ones that cared for them. I did not get to experience this last time I was here, but still got to know Luna’s raisers. But, oh, my, god, actualy knowing that the day was finally here, the day I could talk to Wren’s raisers was exciting! I was extremely nervous wondering if Wren would behave, if they would like me, what would we say and would we need a boatful of tissues.

Ha, I became friends with Wren’s raisers on facebook first and whewe, let e tell you, it’s hard tying to make sure you don’t ask questions about your puppy because you want to hold those for puppy day!

Cathryn and Chris you both did a great job with miss attitude. I love her to pieces. I’ve loved Wren from the moment Linda started dropping hints about her. I was praying the whole time that there would not be a last minute switch in dogs, because I wanted to meet this dog so bad!

I had to hold back tears when Wren sawher puppy family again. This girl was so extremely happy. Check it out and please forgive me if it didn’t work. I’ll beat up the camera person, smiles.

Wren was my dog from the moment this team saw my video. There was no question in their mind where she would be going and I have to agree. Wren and I are a team and once we establish that I’m boss and not her, but shhh, don’t tell her I said that, there will be no stopping us.

I watched this video again after it was ready and all I could do was curl up with my little songbird and ry. Thank you again Cathryn and Chris and all other puppy raisers for the awesome work you do. you are appreciated, never forget that or think that you aren’t!

There will not be a training day entry for day 15 since that is a day of rest and ha, well, I pretty much used it to make sure this entry sounded right. See you tomorrow!

LD Training12 Night Time Walk with Wren and Christmas Lights

Good evening everyone!

For those receiving this via email there is a video in this entry. By now, wy the heck aren’t you subscribed to my channel, huh huh huh? You should know the routine if you’re not subscribed at www.youtube.com/canadianlynx1

You’ve already heard from miss Wren for today, so this entry won’t be very long, smiles.

We did our night time route and Wren did one hell of a job!

Finally, there is a video of us working together and I’m hoping the person running the camera caught Wren looking back at me every time she wanted a treat so you get to see what I was talking about in the other post with her demanding her treats, lol.

For those that hoped I was feeling better, thank you, yes I’m doing ok. Was just having a day of seriously missing my boys and was just too emotional to work my girl today.

Ha, but she totally made me feel better by jumping all over me and giving me loads of doggy kisses and sitting on my head.

Yep, that’s my girl!

LD Training8 A day of rest

Hello everyone! Welcome to the next issue of Wren the songbird and I!

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Can you believe I’ve been here a week already? I’m sure my lesser half is like ***hurry up*** and get home will ya?

I get to talk to my boys every morning and sometimes in the evening as well, but all depends on what’s going on, but I soooooo can’t wait to get home and hug and kiss them to pieces! However, I have this strong feeling they will forget all about me and torture my little songbird Wren, hahaaha!

At the end of my post last night I posted that I totally forgot about Bingo. Well, luckily enough, I made it! i only missed the first round.

Man, let me tell you that game got ***intense*** at the end, the one where you have to fill the whole board. A whole lot of people, including myself just needed one, count it, one number! Everyone was shouting out what number was needed.

B1
N52
N37

and so on! The South American table took the win!

Today was pretty much a day of rest and my plan was to practice on the practice route and work on learning to read Wren and her I, but sadly that didn’t work out so well. Due to all the perfumes, shampoos, conditioners and all that people wear my head was like, enough is enough woman and you’re doing absolutely nothing today. So, after breakfast I went right back to bed and Wren and I just slept the morning away. I woke up in just enough time to get my laundry done before lunch, lol.

The Canine Development Center tour was great! I’m hoping I did a good job of catching everything on camera. please excuse the close-ups, especially of my guide. Ha, I turned around one time and ***bam*** there she is!

Let me know what you think.

See everyone tomorrow for the start of week number 2! What will we get into next?

LD Training3 Lets meet Wren, my little songbird

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Joy to the world
The day has come!
I got my Leader Dog!
She is my little song bird.
My tiny black lab.
She’s only 50 pounds
She’s only 50 pounds
The wind is going to blow us away!

Hello everyone to the day you’ve all been waiting for. The meeting of the early Christmas present. My furry four-legged friend!

Why oh why does this always happen to me? I’m seriously cursed or something. my second time at Leader and I’m once again the last in my group to get my dog. And this time I really do mean last. I didn’t get my puppy until almost 2PM! Can you believe that?

I think I wore a hole in the floor in my room from all my pacing back and forth!

So, I have to make a correction. In the video I spelled my dog’s name wrong. I thought Linda said it had an *i* in it, but it does not. It has an *e*. Either way the first thing that came to my mind was two things when I heard my dogs name.

One, the cartoon Ren and Stimpy
2. We have a friend who’s daughter’s name is known by Renny, sometimes called Ren.

But, when I was corrected on the spelling of my litttle precious ones name and when I mentioned her name to my classmates I learned that her name is a type of songbird!

So, lets meet my little songbird shall we?

She is a female black lab and the tiniest thing I’ve ever seen. She weighs only 50lbs and a good wind can definitely blow us to the moon! She is 17 months old and turns the wonderful age of 2 on July 3. Linda told me that this most amusing dog is a first time puppy for her raiser. So congratulations to them for doing a great job with this girl! I hope that they are someplace where the other Leader puppy raisers can reach them and let them know about the video of issue day.

So, are you all wondering my precious girls name yet?

I played a short little guessing game on facebook and twitter to see if anyone could get it and there were only 2 that did!

Lets meet my Christmas Songbird, Wren!

eeeeeep, leave my hair alone!

Oh no, not another Kalvin!

Wren, oo, look something long and hanging down for me to swat at! OO, it swings when I do that. Lets do it again!
Me, no no no, stop that. Here, have a treat instead
Wren, don’t mind if I do. ***chomp chomp chomp*** Great, back to these swinging things. Can I lick them too?
Me, eep, stop that, leave my hair alone! Here, how about a bone instead?

Wait, Wren, that is not a ball!

Ah yes, I’ll take that and toss it in the air and roll over on my back and beat it with my paws! Oo, such great times I’m having!

Ok, I’m done with that, what’s next for us to do, huh, huh, huh? More treats maybe?

Yipes, this dog is going to kill me!

Ok, I thought walking with Luna was bad with her speed walking. Oh no no no, Luna has nothing on this little songbird Not only does she go from 0 to 60 in point 5 seconds, but she then picks up more speed when her target is in sight before slamming on the breaks and trying to toss me through whatever door or off whatever curb may be in front of me, lol.

Can someone send me crash suits please?

Another musical one coming into the household?

So, after dinner we did a little walking up and down the halls practicing walking together and her choosing if she would listen to me, lol, when we came across Justin playing the guitar. He was in the middle of the song when we entered the piano room and all was well until he reached the end of the song.

growl, bark, growl, snort, growl, whine!

Um, what the heck!

Me, Hey Wren, stop that, it’s not allowed.
Wren, growl, snort, growl!
Justin, what was that?
Wren, little barks, whines, bark bark bark!
Me, um Justin, I don’t think you were suppose to stop playing. Hurry up, play some more!
Justin, ***starts playing the guitar***
Wren, sighs and wags her tail. Great, all is right with the world again!

Oh dear, I think this dog and I are going to have some amusing times together! More tomorrow after our first full day together!

Never fears, the baby is heres too.

la, la, la, la, la!

la, la, la, la!

Bouncy bouncy bouncy, I is the baby! Do you hears meeeeeeee?

It’s times to wakes up!

Wakey wakey mommeeeeeeeee! Wakes wakes wakes!

la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Wheeeeewwww, I stinkhy! Mommy daddy, betters change meeeeee!

Hey, guesses whats? I’s going to be 8’s months old and I’s almost talls as my brother! Hahahahahahahahahaha! I’s going to catches him. What’s do you thinks of that brother?

I likes to crawls and crawls around the house ands I holds on things and walks to. That makes mommy and daddys very shocked and proud. They says i catches my brother soon too.

Check meeeee outs!

I eats lots and lots of foods now. Carrots, and cereals, and ands, ummmmmm, hmm, apples, and nanananananas! Oh right, and drinks lots and lots of milks. I gets the big big big bottle now that’s hards to hold. It keeps hitting meeeees on the head! One day i grabbs it from daddys and he dropped it on meeeeee, bads daddy bads!

mmmmmmmmm, oh, guesses whats? I looooooooves plays with the noises thing that’s on the floor. it goes

booooooooing!

Then it broked. Whys it do that? Doesn’t it knows I plyas with it. I needs a new boooooings toy!

Hey, times for that laughy show and gets readys for Mags houses, I likes Mags houses. I tries to jumps out of mommys arms when we gets there! . byeeeeeeeeee!

Hi hi, I’m 3 years old now!

Wheeeeeewwww, it’s been a long long time since you heard from me! It’s meeeeeeee Jaydon! Hi hi! I 3 years old now! Can you believes it? Me either! My brother is still a baby though. Poor baby!

I have no idea what I write to you before, but we are all happy here! I go to Maggie’s house and cause all sorts of trouble, but sometime I a good boy. Other times I not!

Mommy and daddy tell me I will be a big boy and go to school soon. What’s that? Where’s that? Will I still go to Maggie’s house? What about my brother? They keep telling me that I need to be a big boy and go potty like big boys do, but daddy says I stubborn. What’s that? Can I call him that too?

So, I got new toys too. Mommy and daddy get me a fire truck, and goofy truck, and a dinosaur backpack for school. When do I start school again? Will mommy and daddy walk me there too like Maggie’s house? Will I get to splash mommy with puddles like going to Maggie’s house sometimes? Do I have to keep getting up early? I no like getting up early. I like my bed and blanket and mommy’s blanket too!

I told mommy I want a PJ Masks backpack too. Will mommy get me that too? I like PJ Masks! Uh oh, my brother’s crying. He’s not happy!

Mooooooooomeeeeeeee!

Oh right, daddy make a video of me getting my new toys. Did you see it?

So so many questions! Anyways, I have to go now, bye bye! write again some day! It’s almost lap time with daddy and lots lots lots of Paw Patrol, daddy’s favorite show!

I’s a big boy now!

Shhhh, I’s suppose to be taking a nap, but I quickly took the puter from my mommy so that I’s can say hi hi hi!! Don’t tells her ok?

I am a big boy now! I’s 19 months or maybe almost 2 years old…hmm, I don’ts know. Ah well, whatever! I’m big and happy and drives mommy and daddy’scrazy, ha!

It’s been a long times since I was able to takes the puter so I don’t knows where’s to start to updates you, hmm!

Well, I goes to daycare now and I loves it. I get breakfast and lunch and snacks and learn songs and makes new friends and maes pictures, see!!

Jaydons art from Daycare as of 04_07_2018

Hmm, hopes I dids that right.

There’s more than those, but they no fit on the fridge thing in the kitchen! I loves going to this daycare. I wakes up at 4 in the morning and jumps all over mommy to makes her get up. I don’t know why they keeps telling me to go backs to sleep when I wakes up. Do you’s? Wells, I watches Mickey Mouse before I goes to daycare too. Oh, I loves dancing ttoo..want to see?

Aren’t I cute? If you like that then you’s loves this. I takes mommys boots and walks in them and does a great job too, don’t you thinks?

Uh oh’s, got to goes, night nights, mommy’s coming! Shhh, no tells her I types ok, ok? zzzzzz