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I want to take you to a moment of my day, a moment that was almost sacred for me. This morning, I was trying to relieve Julio. It's difficult, to put it mildly, to do using my crutch. It's not a fear issue totally, he's fine when I work him and we're just walking with me using the crutch for support. Anyway, Julio doesn't stay still when I need to pick up his, um, shall we say deposits. I haven't figured out a good way to handle these issues yet. I've tried a lot of things, talked to the school I got Julio from and still I'm stumped. It makes me extremely frustrated and can be a tense situation for dog and human alike. If I can, I end up asking for help from someone who can see, which isn't the independence I want to achieve.

So when I took him out, I was nervous. But as I stepped out into the cool morning air, heard the birds and frogs singing their morning springtime songs and felt the sun, which seemed to bathe the area in golden orange light, I took some deep breaths. I walked down the stairs, slowly breathing in the refreshment and relaxation. Julio still had problems whith relieving, but it didn't frustrate me in the same way. Living in the moment has its advantages.


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Jun. 9th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
Finding the positives can make things easier! Hugs. Are you going to Phoenix this year?
Jun. 9th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the plan to go to convention this year. I can't wait!
Jun. 9th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
Oh cool. We will have to plan to have lunch or something! Yay!
Jun. 12th, 2010 10:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'd love to have lunch with you! Usually we just end up running into each other in the crazyness of convention stuff.
Jun. 12th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
imafarmgirl is also going to be at convention so we'll make a date. I think i have your cell phone number in my phone but I'll have to make sure.
Jun. 14th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
#2 pick up
Hi There Nicky,
I'm not sure if you're interested in this, but have you heard of a toilet harness? It's a harness that goes over the dog's back end, and allows poop to fall straight into a plastic bag. Then, all you do is unhook the bag from each side of the dog, unclip the harness, and you're good to go.

I got one for Reggie and used it quite a few times. It took him a few days to become aclamated to it, but it worked in the end.
Let me know if you'd like more information on this product.
Jun. 14th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
Re: #2 pick up
Oops, that should have come from my LJ.
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