Saturday, June 19, 2010

Life Update

Well, I am getting slowly settled into my new job as Support Staff at the Odyssey House. I will be doing my first graveyard shift which is a little over whelming because I have NO idea how I am going to stay up from 9pm - 9am but I figure a whole pitcher of Ice Coffee might help my case :) As for the job itself I had my first Staff Meeting/Training and got to meet a lot of the staff that I will be working with. Everyone seems really nice and I can not wait to start getting to know everyone better. As for myself, I am still trying to learn all the terms and structure of the Odyssey House. I swear they have their very own language! I have started making posters with the terms to hang all over my room so maybe it will sink in.
Megan and I took a walk to the new house (I don't have pictures I just thought about it...some will come I promise) and it takes me just as long to get to the new house as it does to get to the one downtown. I walk more but it will whip me into shape...though come this winter I might be investing in a Bus Pass.

Boone is doing well. He is growing up real nice...can be left in my room for extended periods of time and has not touch a thing. Which for many of you might not know is a HUGE advance in his maturity! A little background story for you...When I first moved to Utah at the end of last August I left Boone for about a little over an hour. I had one couch and on that couch was the phone book....the only thing around. I come home to only the white pages ripped out and he had made a little nest out of them. As mad at him as I was at least it was not the yellow pages :) But these days I can leave him in my room which has papers, books, wires, blankets...and all sorts of things that he could get into and he does not touch any of them! I love my boy very much and he is loving his new friend Decaf.

Decaf is one of the 2 new kittens my house hold has inquired. I love the both Decaf and Latte very much. Decaf has taken more of a liking to me...officially making him my kitten. He has put Boone in his place by bouncing all over him, rubbing, and licking him. Boone is doing very well. He will even cuddle with the guy when he thinks I am not paying attention.

Life is on a well need up swing and I am so thankful of the things my life has received and the people who have supported me through this hard time. Good Night for now...have a great Sunday everyone :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010



I officially was offered a position working at the Odyssey House. The Odyssey House is a drug rehab facility for both adults and adolecents. I will be working in an adolcent house (kids under 18 years old). I will be working 1 graveyard shift a week and 2 day shifts a week.

I am so thankful for this opportunity. I love working with this age group and this will be a great opportunity to get my foot in the door.

Please check out the Odyssey Blog Page!

I will post some pictures in the near future of where I work and give you a more detailed description of what I do.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Silly Things :)

Just some silly photos of the pooch. We are doing good! He loves having Paris homes and is just thrilled to see her every single time she comes out of Megan's room! I will be posting photos of the two of them soon. Their first meeting went well. He growled once thinking it was someone else. Then he realized that it was her and wouldn't leave her side...he would just follow her around and sniff her. He loves her so much! He is a silly that Paris is home he seems to tolerate all of the other pooches in the house. Well Enjoy!

Boone and I chilling on the couch. Nothing makes him more happy then Mom willing to hold his bone while he chews on it : )

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Boone on my bed...which these days he thinks its his bed. We have been getting loads of Rain and winds which he is NOT a fan of and will come lie down next to me and shake.

Boone chilling on the couch! I swear my dog loves being in the weirdest positions possible....he did this all by himself!

Megan and Boone being silly like always :)

Boone looking like I am torturing just so I can get a photo of Christina and Himself.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A little update on my wonderful dog!

Well, Boone and I have been pretty busy these past couple of weeks. He has handled the change of all the GDB puppy sitting gigs I have had! So here is a nice collection of photos I have of the past couple of weeks!

Boone and I got a chance to get hands on help for Tracking/Scenting for a wonderful lady who has done Search and Rescue for three years in counting. With borrowed gear we set of and did a couple are a couple of pictures of him in harness...this harness is really meant to fit a much bigger dog then Boone but we worked it out.

Here is Boone on a walk...I just love the angle of the photo!

Boone catching kibble...if you look closely at this photo you can see the kibble flying into his mouth!

Boone playing with his beloved Pheasant.

Boone was helping me cook...if you again look closely you can see the chuck of cream cheese under his chin...what help when he is eating my ingredients.

Boone on another walk....he looks like such a puppy in this picture!

Boone getting a little tired after playing hard with his squeaky triangle.

I came out of the shower to find that he has comfortable wrapped himself up in my blankets looking at me with eyes that are saying "what is this not my bed?"