And Part Two of my new course
I am sitting in a car (a passenger seat of course), and my partner and I are talking about how much we are looking forward to living with a dog again! It is also sweet to hear from some of you that you, too, are excited! :-)
The dogless period made us reaffirm that dogs are the eighth wonder of the world! They are dedicated, loyal friends that make our lives so much better. A long time ago, I gave up trying to explain to someone who has not lived with a dog how much difference they make in our lives and why it makes me so happy doing the work I do. It would be like trying to explain to someone how chocolate tastes without having them experience it.
Amidst the excitement, and also the name guessing (you can still guess here) there have been some adoption questions. By the way, I have checked the hundreds of name guesses we have received so far and no one has guessed the name! This means that there is still a chance to win the Grand Prize - A $500 Gift Card for The Healing Store.
We have had some people expressing their concerns about the way we plan to adopt a dog and that we possibly may need to resort to a breeder IF we do not find a suitable rescue puppy. Perhaps these dog lovers may not be aware that I have been a sleepwalker my whole life and walked through a glass door in my early 20s. As I fell through the glass, a glass shard cut through a branch of my femoral artery, and I almost died from losing about 3 litres (12 cups) of blood.
Border collies are generally quite easily trained as service dogs to vocalize or nip when it comes to motion triggers, and this is one of the reasons I chose Skai, a Border Collie, and why we decided for the same breed again.
Frankly, I would prefer adopting a rescue dog, but it may or may not be possible to get a three- to four-month-old Border Collie rescue that can protect me from sleepwalking accidents when I am alone, especially traveling. The reason I am giving you all this information is that some of the community members have been expressing their concerns that I would even consider a non-rescue dog. Now you know the reason why.
Of course, we will continue to support a variety of rescue organizations through The Healing Foundation and other efforts as we have done now for many years. As of December 2018, we have contributed $ 37,390, which makes me very happy. In 2019, we will continue to donate a part of the proceeds from sales of my natural supplement and product line for dogs to charitable causes.
Thank you again for trusting and purchasing our products! I am super grateful to see that all the products continue to have 5-star customer rating status with an overall review score of 4.9 stars. To see so many comments on the positive effect our products have on your dogs' health and well being is both exciting and humbling. My team and I are thrilled and very grateful for such overwhelmingly positive feedback. If you are interested in reading some of the reviews click here.
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