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Recently, it became all too obvious that if I did not have Pounce and Gigi
to train every day.....I could loose it easily. :love:

Being eighty years old is a new experience. My 101 year old mother-in-law
is living with us and is proving to be an experiment in dementia. I am the gate
keeper. On the "other-side" (not far away) is our non-verbal, autistic, twelve
year old granddaughter (ward of the court). To repeat, I am the gate keeper.

My 55 year of son continues his profession as a struggling musician but has
spent the last year completely renovating our old house. It looks new again. My
wife is the Gorilla Glue that keeps everything in place. :cool:

However, if were not for being able to "get out" and train Gigi and Pounce every
day.....as was mentioned earlier - I could loose it easily. :D

 

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I do as well, Jim is a better man than I am, either the autistic child or the mother with dementia would overwhelm me. The dogs provide a joy and purpose for me to have something to motivate me every day, my dogs do that 6 days a week, on Monday we rest. You Jim Boyer are a very good man far exceeding anything I could do.
 

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Recently, it became all too obvious that if I did not have Pounce and Gigi
to train every day.....I could loose it easily.
My wife thinks my training friends and I are a little crazy for wanting to train dogs every day. I have to admit she has a point but we'd all go completely insane without those dogs to obsess over.
 

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I definitely feel the same way about my dog. I am 1 year 5 months sober from drugs and alcohol and I got him 6 months into sobriety. I don't think I would be where I'm at today without my pup. He's giving me a reason to get up and moving every day. I am so thankful I have him and we are able to get out and train 7 days a week.
 

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Recently, it became all too obvious that if I did not have Pounce and Gigi
to train every day.....I could loose it easily. :love:

Being eighty years old is a new experience. My 101 year old mother-in-law
is living with us and is proving to be an experiment in dementia. I am the gate
keeper. On the "other-side" (not far away) is our non-verbal, autistic, twelve
year old granddaughter (ward of the court). To repeat, I am the gate keeper.

My 55 year of son continues his profession as a struggling musician but has
spent the last year completely renovating our old house. It looks new again. My
wife is the Gorilla Glue that keeps everything in place. :cool:

However, if were not for being able to "get out" and train Gigi and Pounce every
day.....as was mentioned earlier - I could loose it easily. :D

While I dont have the challenges you have, i do suffer with depression and working from home instead of out seeing customers has out a damper on the fun in my job. However, most of my customers are on the east coast and my business is usually winding down around 3pm. Then its dog time until dark, or youth sports with the grandkids. Im a very competitive person and training my 3 Labs has given me another venue to compete and enjoy those of a like mind. I salute you sir for you efforts at home and wish you continued enjoyment with your pups!
 

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My wife calls my training partner my GIRLFRIEND. She'll say, your girlfriend is calling.
Whenever my phone dings in the evening my wife says it's one of my boyfriends.
 
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Don't know many people who could be the gatekeeper on both ends. More power to you, Jim, and I hope Gigi gets all healed up on her skin condition so she remains part of your relaxation as well as Pounce.

You are an inspiration to strangers (like me) and a hero to your family. The world needs more folks like you.
 
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