Hello Yogis and Dogis!
I am so sorry for the long break. I have been very busy between work, dog sitting, studying, testing and teaching classes :]
The last I posted it was the night before Dog Days of Summer. That night I was going over my Doga demo I put together to make sure it flowed evenly, and I also made coupons to hand out to everyone I saw at Dog Days to help promote Doga!
The day of Dog Days of Summer I was very excited to see how my Doga demonstration was going to go. Of course I hoped for the best. I was the first to demo and I was a little nervous. I was nervous thinking that nobody would watch. But to my surprise I had a crowd. About 6 yogis volunteered to participate in my demo with Dogis of all ages and sizes. There was no headset for the microphone the Whatcom Humane Society volunteers wanted me to use, so I just made sure to speak up loud, which was no big deal :3
As I lead the Doga demo, Apple and I were being Recorded by Petwatch, which is a weekly television show that features animals for adoption through the WHS. Despite being recorded for the first time Apple did very well with the large crowd and camera so close to her. We had such a great day.
After Dog days of Summer occurred I went right into study mode as I had to prepare myself to take my CPDT-KA Test. I had arranged myseld to read four books by September 18th to ensure I had given myself the best chance to pass the test.
Only a few days after Dog Days passed several things happened. First thing was a photo of me and Apple were put in print in the Bellingham Herald from our demo at Dog Days of Summer. Then my interview I had with the Bellingham Business Journal was actually printed in paper, My photo from that was used as a pre-view on the front page corner and then I had a WHOLE page article too! Then a few days after that I was called by a good friend and asked if I could watch their dog for a few months, So I took in the beagle named Lucky and will continue to have him for a while longer.
After taking in Lucky, studying became a little more difficult because he is still young and very energetic! by September 10th I was dog sitting another dog for almost two weeks. I don’t know how, but I was able to watch 5 dogs and read 4 books!
September 19th I took my CPDT-KA (Certified Pet Dog Trainers- Knowledge Assessed) Test in Burlington. It took me about 3.5 hours to complete the test and to double check it! Unfortunately I will not know the results of my test till up to 6 weeks :[ It is so stressful waiting... I was so stressed after taking my test I went home to the 5 dogs (the same night I took the CPDT-KA test) and retook the practice test to get immeadiate results so I could calm myself down. I just wanted reassurance that I knew something!
So today is September 27th, It's only been a day over a week since I completed my test. My friend got her results within 3 weeks! I hope to find out GOOD news. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Since September 11th I have had Doga classes on a regular occurrance at Tails-A-Wagging from 3-4pm. Each time I teach doga it just gets better and better. I am so happy to offer such a heart opening practice to everyone. Oh and the most recent Petwatch episode featuring Dog Days of Summer was on Comcast on demand, and I'm on it teaching Doga! They actually used what they filmed of Apple and I demonstrating and put it on tv! How great is that?
Take Care Yogis and Dogis!
Photo taken by the Bellingham Herald
Lucky the Beagle
Coupons I made for Dog Days of Summer