Saturday, May 30, 2009


We were going to try to do some geocaching today, but Krista was not feeling well enough to do so. Actually, she was feeling fine except for a painful condition on her derriere that made sitting very uncomfortable. I told her I wouldn't blog about it, so no details for you. But even with the excruciating pain she still wanted to get out of the house for some exercise.

We have been wanting to get a dog for a while now. The boys would do good having a companion to take care of, and Krista wants to have a dog to motivate her to exercise -- when she's stronger that is. But prior experience showed us that we don't naturally have what it takes to keep a dog well behaved. The dog we used to have did great at obedience class, but at home it was a different story. We've been watching Cesar Milan's TV show, The Dog Whisperer, and really like his approach to dog ownership. Krista wanted to try out some of his techniques on dogs at the local adoption center to see if it makes any difference. Amazingly, it did! She was able to calm one of the "meanest" dogs that barked like crazy just by standing there. Adam is quite fearful of barking dogs and hasn't quite learned the technique, and when he came next to Krista, the dog started barking ferociously again. But then when I stepped in front of Adam, the dog calmed down again. Trevor had it down pat and told the dog to sit -- and he did! We have a bit more training to go through before we're ready, but it looks like we're making progress.

Thanks go out today to Deanna Carr for bringing us a sensitively made chicken enchilada. She read that Krista was having trouble with spicy foods, so she modified the enchilada so half of them were without any spice. It turned out that the kids actually liked it better that way, too. Also thanks to Randy Sutton for going out of his way to help Adam put together his own character for the Heros game. He's really loving it!

Do not be like the horse or the mule,
which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
or they will not come to you
Many are the woes of the wicked,
but the LORD's unfailing love
surrounds the man who trusts in Him.
(Psalm 32:9-10)

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