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Welcome back ladies and gentlemen! It’s time for the Christmas edition of training and how exciting it is to be here!

Whew, the day startedoff with me wondering how long I’d make it without sleep, lol. I knew when the time came that sleep would definitely not be in the cards and I was correct. However, I did not count on sick children and 11 month old little monkies playing their part, lol.

I left home about 11AM and made it to Leader around 12:45 or so. Thank you so very much to The Lions Club for giving me a ride to Leader. It was a fun enjoyable trip all the way up.

The weather here at Leader was wet wet and did I mention wet? I asked my friend if maybe I should have bought ice skates and a boat instead of boots to class since in some spots it looked icy and definitely sounded extremely flooded!

***difference from last training***
1. No, lost, luggage! No having to borrow my instructors clothes and wondering when the heck mine would show up or if they would, ha! No walking through an airport that seemed like it would never end. Nope, I got the pleasure of driving up and having my luggage with me the whole way!

2. I’m in the Avon Wing this time around and have already forgotten that I don’t go right when exiting my room to get to the dining room! ***grumbles*** how many times will that happen? I also keep forgetting about the darn chair that’s hanging out between the door and the dresser/desk. Really should move that thing before it kills me!

3. There are now amazon echos in the rooms and man my one at home is faster than the one here. I ask her a question and she has to decide if she’s going to wake up before answering me, lol. Makes me wonder if my google at home would like being friends with this echo?

4. The assigned seating happened tonight at dinner unlike when I was here last when it happened at breakfast. Unless something changes the majority at my table are all from Michigan. How funny is that?

5. Finally, the instructors for this class we don’t meet until tomorrow. Only the volunteers and RA’s are here tonight.

6. Oh, almost forgot. It looks like the internet is much much better than it was when I got Luna. The connection back then was extremely slow when loading pages and when disconnect if you weren’t doing anything after a while which got rather annoying! So far this seems to do much better!

There’s one other big difference regarding juno walks that is different, but I will talk about that tomorrow if the story is actually true. If it is I will be sooooooo excited about that change! My friends that were in classes before now didn’t mention it when they were here unless I missed it. Which is possible with the super chatty fun Whats App group that we’re in!

I have met some pretty interesting people in my class so far, but will talk more about them tomorrow after we do the introduction gathering after dinner. Guide dog training wise there are only 13 of us and 6 for mobility training. There’s at least 5 new guide dog handlers, but will clarify that tomorrow. One person couldn’t make it in today due to mother nature being rude and blocking the roads so they couldn’t get to the airport. Fingers crossed that tomorrow goes better for them!

We of course had spaghetti for dinner and it was ***great*** as Leader Dog food could be! But for now it’s time to try for sleep, my first quiet sleep for the next 3 weeks.

BTW, I wonder how many times I’ll wake up wondering where the kids are because it’s too quiet?

It’s time for that Christmas puppy

Whew, the time has finally come! The time I’ve been waiting for for such a long time! I thought it was going to happen last year, but the match didn’t work out, but it’s back!!

On December 1, 2019 I will be leaving to get my Christmas puppy! What an awesome Christmas present!

On October 17, 2019 I got that call I have been waiting for and thought would never come. I was actually at work and saw the call on my caller ID during one of my breaks and had to try not to jump and scream for joy!

The hardest part will be leaving my awesome little guys for 3 weeks. Especially now that Kalvin is walking and I haven’t seen it yet!

Just like when Jaydon started walking Kalvin decided to start walking while he was at daycare! We new it was coming soon, but couldn’t the little bugger have done that at home so I could see it? ***cries***

It will be just my luck he’ll take off running around the apartment while I’m away!!

So, for those of you that were with me for my last guide dog training watch out for fun blog entries and hopefully videos! I will be comparing my training with Luna and how this training goes.

I am so excited! I hope you all come and join me on my new Christmas dog adventure.

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!

Finally, I guess it’s my turn to write

For those that receive the blog entries via email there is a youtube link in this post.

Well, you’ve heard from the lovely hyper boys, so I guess it’s only fair that finally you hear from the mother of the dangerous team!

Whew, I haven’t done an update in so long I have no clue where to start, lol.

We have been living in Michigan now for almost 8 months. Can you believe that! Man how time flies when you’re having fun!

The first few months were pretty rocky with getting settled in and trying to find daycare for the boys and work and getting use to buses, the area and all that lovely fun stuff after a move. Ha, I think it took like 3 before the livingroom looked like a livingroom.

I was pretty disappointed at first that the boys couldn’t go to Childtime because it was just too far from the house especially since Jaydon loved the structure and did well there. But in the end it all finally worked out and we found the boys a great in home daycare that is right around the corner from our apartment and the boys love her and she does great with them. When the weather is nice and warm, which is ***definitely*** not now, we can walk them to and from daycare. However next year a wagon will be needed. Carrying Kalvin is definitely out of the question by then, lol.

Another great thing that happened was at the end of June is that I finally got a job and it’s with a totally awesome company! I’ve been with Peckham Industries now for a little over 4 months. Again, wow how time flies when you’re working hard! I get to take calls for and learn about all things passport! Man, I didn’t know so much went into getting a passport.

No, this does not mean call, text, tweet or email me asking about them either! I’m currently off duty!

BTW, if you live in any area where there’s a Peckham Industries and need a job, by all means apply at Peckham and tell them May Anderson sent you! They are really great to their employees no matter the disability.

In September Baby J, who’s now that ***awesome*** terrible 3 year old stage started Headstart this year and even though he’s cranky in the mornings now, he loves going to school and getting to ride the school bus.

Check out his first school bus ride here

Aww, I think his mom was trying not to cry. What do you think? lol.

Jaydon as I said is now 3 years old, about 34 pounds and 41 inches tall and is now at the stage where he makes his mother want to pull her hair out due to the fact her perfect angel is gone for good now! ***cries*** I was going through his clothes a few days ago and have discovered that it’s time to raise his clothing size too.

***sighs*** these boys seriously need to stop growing for a while and let me catch up!

Now, whatever hair I don’t pull out because of Jaydon, his owe so adorable little brother Kalvin will gladly pull the rest out himself! Yep, the little bugger loves grabbing onto my hair and pulling as hard as he can!

Can we say ow ow ow ow ow!!!

I’m asking for any donations at all for sleeping drugs or spells to make a certain little baby sleep. I mean seriousl Kal, nice little babies need there sleep all the articles say so!

Sleep, what’s sleep mommy? Sleep is not ment for anyone in this household or anyone named mommy that has to work the next day! Oh no no no no!

The not so little snowman Kalvin is now 10 months old and are you ready for this? He’s about 21 pounds and 31 and a half inches tall. I have to buy him clothes that are for ages 12 to 18 months and I still have no idea for the right shoe size. Talk about tall tall boys!

I have to upload videos of Kalvin to my youtube channel, so unfortunately I can’t add any to this post.

If only I knew that moving to Michigan would have brought such good results after a rough start after moving here, I would have moved here sooner! I do plan on writing more so make sure to keep watch. Lots of fun to be shared from this crazy nuthouse I live in and new additions to add to the family!

Well, that’s all for now. If you’re not already subscribed, then be sure to subscribe to my blog and my youtube channel. The youtube channel can be found here

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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!

Hi, it’s Jaydon and Kalvin

Hi hi, I’m Jaydon and this is baby, Kalvin. He no talk yet.

Waaaaaaaaaaa!

Shhhh, baby. I’m trying to write on mommy’s puter. You play with your toys.

Waaaaaaaaaa!

Shhhh, I said baby. Shh shh shhh. Already.

Anyways, I am Jaydon and you hasn’t hear from us in a long times. That’s cause so much happens. We move to a new house and it has a Mickey Mouse park.

Waaaaaaaaaa!

Hold on, needs to gets the baby to be quiets so I can writes.

Mommy, the baby’s crying!

Waaaaaaaaaaa, darns that biiig brothers of mines. Doesn’t he knows that babies do talks. Peoples just has to figures out what we says. But I manages to gets the puter from him so I’s can push buttons.

Hey hey, gives that puter back baby. I was writing first.

Waaaaaaaaaa! Yaaaaaaaaaaaa! Waaaaaaaaa!

There, mommy gave baby his milk and he’s going to go night night too. Shhh, I’m suppose to be getting ready for night night too, but no no no! I write on mommy’s puter first.

So we lives in a waaaaaaaay new place that took a long long time to gets here and I don’t go to school now. I drives mommy and daddy craz all day now. Mommy says that the govment is slow and noying or somethings. She’s trying to find me a big boy school though and then I can ride a school bus. But I have to member to tell mommy and daddy that I have to potty. That’s sooooooo hard. I tell them, but it’s too late. I’m already wet when I do. What do I does about that, hmm?

I likes our new house, mommy and I run down the sidewalk one day and that was fun and it wasn’t cold. Hopefully we do it gain soon.

Ok, I better go get ready for night night now! Baby is all quiet which means it’s my turn for sleep.

Weeeeeeeee! Ha’s he’s only thinks I’s went to sleeps. I tricks hims and mommy’s so it’s me, the baby turn to push buttons. I no likes having to shares my mommy, but I do’s like pullings her hair and giggles. Mommy says ow ow ow ow ow ow ow and tells me lets goooooooo!

Daddy no hair for me to pulls so I’s spit ups on him.

Psst, did you peoples knows that I’s 3 months old now? Ever that means and mommy daddy says I’s a fast growing baby. They tells me stoooooop growing so fast! I rolls and rolls and tries flip overs on my tummy’s but no get it’s yet, almosts!

K, mommy’s says I must must takes a nap, but I no wanna, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaa!

One month old. I is finally here. Better lates than never, right?

Waaaaaaaaaaaaa! Waaaaaaaaaaaa!

It was a longs longs time, but yeeeeeeeee, I the baby are finallies here! Mmm, it’s late I guesses, but I comes here out of that tiny place mommy’s had me trap inon some day they call boxy day, right? Wells, I is a healthy peanut 2.0 mommy’s says. What’s that?

Hmm, but she’s also calls me other names. I is confused!

Ah well! I here now and so so so so so happies I have plenty of room to kick and puntch and stretches.

But hey, he stoles my cookies! I’s stuck with this liquids stuff called milk? I’s wants my cookies! Where’s are they?

Oh oh, rights. I was 7 ounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches and borns at 12:20PM on that boxy day thing. I thinks I got that right, rights mommy, daddy?

But but but, yayayayaya, I’s going up now and I is 1 month old…does that means I get more foods now? Cookies?

That boy they calls my brother, um, Peanut? Jaydon? Baby, but waits, aren’t I’s the baby? Hmm, again I’s confused. Anyways, he is big and louds and gets lots of good foods. Wonder if he’ll shares with me?

Waaaaaaaaaaa, shares with me brother whatever yours name is! I demands it, don’t you hears me? Waaaaaaaaaaaa!

Speaks of sharings. Why does i have to shares my mommy now? I had hers all to myself for I don’t know how longs then comes along this big brother who probbly gets my cookies. Is I suppose to be nices to him?

I doesn’t do much yet excepts make lots of noise for more food that not my cookies, stink mommy and daddy out of the house, heheheheheeh, gets this blasted hick-up things that comes and stays a long long times and makes me mad and keeps my mommy up all night cause I likes to sleep during the day. Mommy and daddy tries to gets me to sleeps at night, but I no likes that idea!

I is the baby and I has spoken!

Ooooo, mommy is tries to make me goes to sleeps again. Waaaaaaaaaaaaa, I no wanna!

***yawn***

Dear doctors please help

Hello doctors.

I knows I is only 2 years old and you wasn’t expecting to hears from me, but I must tries.

My mommy is in lots of pain and cries all the time and can’ts breathes and tries so hard nots to be upsets around me, but I stills can tells. Why won’t you helps her? Why makes her hurts and cries all the time? Isn’t doctors pose to makes it alls better? My doctor is nice so should I tells my mommy to goes there? Would they be nicers to my mommy?

I has nightmares and it makes my mommy all sad because she feels bads cause I feels scared. Why are you hurts me too? What did I do to you’s?

We just wants brother Snowmans to come outs so that mommy won’t hurts and he’s won’t hurts and I has someone new to plays with. Can you please helps?

From
Peanut

38 weeks pregnant, Nearly over, but not soon enough

OMG, it’s nearly over, but still not close enough!

First let me appologize to everyone for not getting as many blog entries for this pregnancy as I did with Baby J. This pregnancy sadly has not been a walk in the park. For those of you that follow me on facebook or twitter know what I’m speaking of. For the rest, let me update you.

We are sitting at week 38 and the doctors here in Ohio absolutely will not take Snowman out any earlier than week 39. Now, we do have a datee of when he will be born if him and I can’t figure out how to get him out sooner, but I’ll announce that in a bit.

This pregnancy has been full of stress regarding friends that turned out not to be friends and working on trying to become friends again, landlords that decided all of a sudden that we were taking advantage of them and making little comments like, “I’d hate to evict a pregnant person, but . . .”, nearly dying because oof not being able to eat, drink or swallow thanks to my seriously scarred and narrow esophagus that can’t be fixed until I’m no longer pregnant and doctors that think they know best and completely fuck up a situation when I go to them for help due to pregnancy depression. Lets just say I will be very very glad when Snowman is born. So if anyone has any ideas that is not castor oil related that will get my little trouble maker out please please let me know! I’ve already lost 9 pounds in a month thanks to this annoying esphogagus issue and even though the ultrasound doc says Snowman is looking ok, he has not gained any weight since the end of October.

Our latest visit to the hospital was also ignored after 8 hours of pain and contractions that were a minute or less due to the we were not dialated yet. WTF, who cares I’m not dialated! He is suppose to be a c-section, who cares of dialation starts? Are you guys looking for me to die or something and cause more stress for the family? They were more concerned about the fact my iron is low and may not make it through a c-section than the fact the reasion I’m weak and running low on everything is the fact I ca’t freaken eat or drink! The medical issue I have lovely doctors is life threatning…it, is, not, discomfort, like you keep trying to pass off!

It also doesn’t make me feel great hearing from people that I should stop stressing out and let the doctors do their job because they know best. Especially when it comes from those that aren’t paying attention what what is being said or read or hell has no kids at all and can’t even image the pain and stress that I’m going through. Encouraging words are great, but things like that, are, not!

So, despite the fact that Snowman and I are really trying to get dotors here in Ohio to see that he needs to be born like now….the race is on. Suggestions to get baby to enter the world before December 26, 2018 at 12PM?