Tuesday, May 25, 2010


After much searching and pressing buttons and linking to www help sites, I finally called India and they helped me. I have to say Ashish Kumar was a wonderful woman who took me through the problem of why my computer was not talking to my camera. It was all on the computer side. Some fouled programs or something. Ashish took over my computer remotely (this feature still blows me away) and cleaned up the little glitches here and there and my computer is running fine now.

The picture above is the little Kindle cover I made a few months ago.

I've been busy with many things lately. I manage to read everyone's blogs, and comment on most. I just haven't been able to sit and type out anything.

One of the things keeping me busy these days is this little guy...

Meet Atreyu.
My YD and I were looking at a car in San Jose for her boyfriend. (A car that we immediately decided against) The family who had the car also had this dog who was chained up and going nuts. I kept going over and petting him and talking to him. The kid who was selling the car said they were moving and couldn't take the dog..."Do you want him?" Of course. I never think these things through to the end...I just jump at the chance to have a new cute little guy in my household.
Yes, he is cute, little he is not. He has never been socialized. Never had his shots. Was never neutered. All he was trained to do was sit. ACK!!!
Next week we get to go get him "trimmed" if you know what I mean. He will have to get all his shots before then. I think once that is done and he doesn't hate me anymore for it, he will calm down a bit. Then we can start the real training. He is learning some now. He no longer jumps on us. He has learned to hop right into the back of my truck. As long as the days are cool, he will be sitting in the back of my truck while I am at work. It sounds cruel, but it's that or he spends his day howling in a small kennel at home. This way he gets to walk a few times a day and I am there to give him fresh water and loving. I have to cleanout the big kennel so he can live in there when the weather warms up. (Can you say, I gotta get it done today?) He just can't be loose to do as he pleases at home. He likes to find things and chew them up. So far, he has eaten some of my yarn, a few pairs of socks and a wrist brace.
He's about thirteen months old. Since he is of the Shepherd (Belgium) line, he will reamin immature for another few years. It will take a bit of work to get him to stop eating stuff. I am thinking that he will be a good service dog...maybe search and rescue.

Other things to keep me busy are many, many DR appointments. I am still seeing the Psycologist, and then my regular DR because of some allergy and breathing problems I am having. I had chest XRays last week. Still waiting for the results there. And then I had the regular Women's checkups which turned out all clear. (Yea Good!)

My MD is still making bad choices. Actually her bad choices got worse. She is begging me to let her move back home, but I can't do it. She needs to learn that her choices directly affect her life and I should not have to deal with the consequences.

I had better get going on that kennel. That is while it is still cool and hasn't started raining...nice spring we are having here, rain, cold, wind. I think there is going to be a very short summer here this year.


Evansmom said...

Phew. I can see that you are busy. Good that you are staying strong with MD. I love the kindle cover. Hey, I was in Barnes and Noble the other day. I had them look up the cost of the book I had just bought for $9.99 from Amazon - $14.99 for it on the B&N Nook! When I was checking out, the two clerks were complaining about the cost of books on the Nook. Can you say, thanks but no thanks? Give me the kindle and all the free books!

stitcherw said...

You sure have been busy, you're going to need another couple vacation days to rest up from all you have going on. Fun Kindle cover, and I love your new family addition too. Atreyu looks so handsome, and I'll bet he's loving all the attention he's getting. Hopefully he catches on to the training you're doing and you don't lose to many more socks and such. Glad you were able to get your camera and computer to talk so you could show us pictures. So sorry to hear MD is still having issues. Hopefully she'll start making some better decisions now that she's having to live with and deal with the results of the bad ones she's made. Your birthday trip sounds a lot of fun, I'd love to see glass beach sometime.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness...I love that dog. I think you did such a good thing by taking him and giving him a home. I hope you will find all kinds of chew toys to keep him busy so he will not get into our stuff. We had to do that for our dogs really liked to chew as well. He looks like he will be a good protector as well. give him some lovin' from his "Aunt Lisa" would you? And God Bless you for your heart. Hopefully all your test will come back with flying colors. (You really have touched my heart!)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Good to "see" you again! Yeah its really cool when someone can take control of your computer remotely, glad to hear its all working tickety boo now!

What a great new darling you've added to the family!

Sorry to hear MD is giving you grief again!

Carrie said...

That's a beautiful dog!

I've had my computer taken over remotely once and it was really strange! My husband came home and I pretended I was in charge of it to freak him out!

Coffee Bean said...

You are such a sweetheart to give that dog a home! He is gorgeous!

Debbie said...

You are busy, but you sound so happy hon! I'm glad. I haven't forgotten you at all. I just haven't been reading any blogs lately.

I love your new baby...he will settle down soon, I hope!

Good for you for sticking to your guns. MD does need to learn to take care of herself.

Sorry to hear about Doc appts and why are you seeing a psychologist? I me everyone does, including me LOL