Blog Posts - Hearing Ear Dog



Things to Ponder

So, I'm getting older.  I turned 57 on my last birthday and I'm at the age where things are either starting to shrivel up or fall off.  The latest has been my right knee and hip.  I could talk at great length about how long it took me...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Apr 7, 2015

A New Revelation

I haven't been posting. Truthfully, I haven't felt the need to post anything. I figured I'd "been there, done that".  I figured no one would be reading, and I have nothing to say anyway.  But then it suddenly dawned on me.I miss Bosley.Whil...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Mar 13, 2015

A Pink BUTT?!?

The dog got the runs and was poop from A to Z. He pooped outside the office but tracked poop into the office, PLUS he kept trying to scoot to clean himself off, which only spread it all around more. so .. the local do it yourself doggy wash was c...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Jun 30, 2014

He's Fine, Dammit!

"Does your dog need water?""No. He's fine.""Are you sure? I don't mind.'"No. He's fine. He was fed and watered before we left home, and it is winter.  If he were thirsty, he would let me know, and I'd be asking you for water for him, but he's fi...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Nov 30, 2013

Laying on of ... Paws?

I was ordained to the priesthood yesterday.  I'd given my dog to a friend to hold on to while I sat at the front of the church, but Ekko cried and cried to the point where I got up and got him to be with me.  He settled down and laid at my...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Nov 17, 2013

Updates

Sorry for the long stretch between postings. It has been a hectic couple of months. Ekko and I are doing nicely as a team. It took (and is taking) awhile to get used to his quirks (and he to mine, I'm sure). I've come to the conclusion that standar...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Oct 19, 2013

In School

I've been back at school at Dog Guides 3 day now, I think, and those days have been jammed with activities.  Starting with simply meeting each other. The first day, we as a group, met for the first time over supper.  I suspect we're all in...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Jun 17, 2013

Going Back to School

It is now official. I'm going back to Dog Guides for a new dog on June 13th.  I suspect graduation night is June 27th and then I'm off home with my new dog on June 28th.  Bittersweet thoughts abound. Stick around - I'll let you know how sc...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on May 23, 2013

THE Interview

Had my interview today.  This is part of the process where the environment is checked for things that could potentially harm a dog, and questions are asked to see exactly what the person needs the dog to do.  Questions are straightforward a...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on May 14, 2013

We Begin Again

1. Application downloaded from www.dogguides.com and filled in. Check. 2. Physician's form downloaded and filled in. Check. 3. References. Check. 4. Form signed by employer and added to application. Check. 5. Form signed by landlord and added to...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on May 11, 2013

Ten Reasons Why I Need a Hearing Ear Dog

(Borrowed heavily from Peter Stelmacovich's "Deafened But Not Silent" blog) 1. When I sleep at night,  I sleep heavily. That's when I sleep. I have insomnia as well. Between that,  my ADHD, the noise from my CPAP machine and Goddess knows...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Apr 21, 2013

Seriously Consider Pet Insurance, and I Mean SERIOUSLY.

For my next dog, pet insurance is a must.  I had pet insurance on Bosley, but then decided to let it go as I considered it an "unnecessary expense". Holy cow. In retrospect, I shouldn't have let it go.  Next dog - pet insurance is number on...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Apr 6, 2013

Blog Audience

I'm just going through the background of this blog and discovered some interesting stats.  Here are the countries of this blog's audience - I found it rather interesting, considering this is a Canadian blog! United States 63 United King...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Mar 31, 2013

Starting the Process All Over Again

I need another dog. While I'm still grieving Bosley, I realize that I'm needing another dog in my life to help me.  Not being able to hear important sounds in one's life can put a crimp in a lot of things. I'm talking important things like the f...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Mar 23, 2013

A Message from Theo to Bosley

(Theo is the canine companion of Silke, who is a minister.) Dear Bos,  I have to admit that I am occasionally surprised by the lady I take care of - once in a while, she will look at the big square of paper on the cold food storage locker -...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Feb 19, 2013

We're Still Hanging in There!

Week 16. Bos-boy is still here. I've been reflecting on the first time I met Bosley.  The first day and a half or so of dog school, we students were practically beside ourselves with excitement.  We wanted to meet the dogs!  But we ha...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Feb 17, 2013

Update

As far as I can determine, Bosley has entered week 15 of his "up to 8 weeks" prognosis.  He looks good still.  He has lost a lot of weight, but his tail is wagging and he is happy. As far as I can tell, he is in no pain. He gets draggy days...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Feb 14, 2013

Taking a Urine Sample

Oh yes. The joys of owning a dog.  How to collect a urine sample. 1) Thank le Bon Dieu that your dog pees like a girl. 2) Get an aluminum pie plate. Wash it well. 3)  Wait until dog squats to pee.  Immediately insert pie plate under...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Aug 15, 2012

Open Letter to a Neanderthal

An open letter to the male who shoved my brother and told him he was not allowed to have a dog in the apartment building.  .Does it make you feel better to shove a 64 year old man with multiple disabilities? A man who is quiet and shy and sti...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Aug 1, 2012

Oops - Pardon ME!

... and then there was the time that the dog was resting under the table, whilst his handler (moi) was sitting beside the computerized notetaker.  (A person who types the gist of what is being said so that the hard of hearing person can follow w...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Jun 24, 2012


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