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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

Just When You Think it is Safe to Get Back in the Water ...

Discrimination is an ugly word.  But then so is discrimination itself.  As a person with a severe hearing loss and a hearing ear dog to assist me for the past four plus years, the discrimination we face tends to get further apart, but then...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Jun 30, 2011

Just When You Think it is Safe to Get Back in the Water ...

Discrimination is an ugly word.  But then so is discrimination itself.  As a person with a severe hearing loss and a hearing ear dog to assist me for the past four plus years, the discrimination we face tends to get further apart, but then...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Jun 30, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Happy fourth anniversary to Debbie and Merril, and to Bosley and me. Deb and I were introduced to our dogs four years ago. Deb, Merril, Bosley and I make great teams, and both Deb and I are grateful for the wonderful dogs in our lives. The worth of...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Feb 7, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Happy fourth anniversary to Debbie and Merril, and to Bosley and me. Deb and I were introduced to our dogs four years ago. Deb, Merril, Bosley and I make great teams, and both Deb and I are grateful for the wonderful dogs in our lives. The worth of...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Feb 7, 2011

GOOD DOG!

Over the weekend, Bosley alerted me to a sound.  I then followed him to see what he was alerting me to.  He took me to the kitchen wall, then back to the treats.  Huh?  There was nothing at the kitchen wall. Not a thing. So I igno...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Dec 9, 2010

GOOD DOG!

Over the weekend, the dog alerted me to a sound.  I then followed him to see what he was alerting me to.  He took me to the kitchen wall, then back to the treats.  Huh?  There was nothing at the kitchen wall. Not a thing. So I ign...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Dec 9, 2010

Back to School. . . . For Both of Us

Bosley has developed a couple of lazy habits and so have I. So, as soon as my back and hip stop aching from my fall this morning (another story), he and I are going to review Basic Training.  This happens occasionally with all teams, and is easy...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Nov 27, 2010

Back to School. . . . For Both of Us

Bosley has developed a couple of lazy habits and so have I. So, as soon as my back and hip stop aching from my fall this morning (another story), he and I are going to review Basic Training.  This happens occasionally with all teams, and is easy...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Nov 27, 2010

Keep Voting, People!

Quota International (Ontario division) is trying to raise funds to sponsor 9 hearing ear dogs.  Their request is currently 62nd in the running on the Pepsi Refresh website.  You can vote once a day.  Keep voting, people!  Let's ge...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Nov 13, 2010

Aviva Community Fund

Ann Morrison, the District Governor of Quota District #18 has a lovely project going on at the Aviva Community Fund website.  Her project is to raise funds for Hearing Ear Dogs. What a neat idea!Here is what you can do if you wish to participate...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Oct 8, 2010

Possible Moving Woes

I'm a worry-wart. I admit it.  But I'm going to worry anyway, so may as well worry online and share my worries with others. LOLI'm tired of living in an apartment.  It is a smallish apartment, but even if it was a big one, it is still an ap...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Sep 4, 2010

Possible Moving Woes

I'm a worry-wart. I admit it.  But I'm going to worry anyway, so may as well worry online and share my worries with others. LOL I'm tired of living in an apartment.  It is a smallish apartment, but even if it was a big one, it is still an...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Sep 4, 2010

Play Date

Bosley, Davey (canine vision dog) went to visit Misty on her farm today for a playdate.  Misty is a farm dog and she is solid muscle.  Bosley and Davey work for a living too, but in a different way.  They love to get together with Mist...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Jul 4, 2010

Back to Nova Scotia

Bosley, my brother and I will be on the road this summer.  Back to Nova Scotia!  Only this time we're driving instead of flying.  Well - I'll be driving. Bosley will be snoring his darn-fool face off in the back seat, and my brother wi...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Jun 28, 2010

Orillia's Dog Walk was a Blast

What a blast!  The weather was perfect, the people were friendly, the money raised was impressive, and everything went off well.  We had some pretty heavy hitters cut the ribbon.  The dogs all had a good time, and so did the people.Wil...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on May 31, 2010

Orillia's Farmers' Market

Hats off to Jim Harris of the Orillia's Farmers' Market!  He's allowing us to set up a little booth to advertise our walk for a couple of Saturdays before the actual event!  Whoo-hoo!Bosley loves going to the market, by the way.  His s...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Apr 24, 2010

We're in the Orillia Packet and Times.

Bosley and I are in the Packet yet again.  took the dog with me when I went to give a talk about Intimacy and Relationships to the local hard of hearing group.  It was a good group, and had all sorts of good questions, but the questions the...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Apr 23, 2010

Another Hearing Dog in Town!

Well, we finally met! I knew there was another hearing ear dog and handler in town, but we finally met tonight. Bosley and I had to present a report to Orillia City Council (the City's Accessibility Report), and lo and behold! There they were. Nice...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Dec 7, 2009

Bosley's Picture at All Seasons Weddings

Bosley's picture is now gracing the "Giving Back" section of the "All Seasons Weddings" website. All Seasons is the church I'm affiliated with. Check out Bosley's delightful picture at:http://www.allseasonsweddings.com/giving-back.phpOh - and to se...
by Life with a Hearing Dog on Sep 12, 2009


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