Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bindi and The Columbus Clippers

We really enjoyed our day at the ballpark watching the Columbus Clippers.
Bindi has been doing really well at home helping with ABR therapy at home. She has been really struggling with her nerves when we are out and about. So much so that our trainer came last week to help me out. He said I was giving her negative reinforcement and to try and ignore her when we are doing outside the home and to tell her a stern NO.
Dale said to give her about 2-3 months and if she doesn't settle that he could switch her with a different dog. He said remember she is a working dog not a pet. That could be true but we have really grown to love her. I can't imagine what Noah would do....

I'm happy to report that Bindi do so well with the changes that she did much better today in church and at the ball field. She gave me hope....  She is the sweetest dog and really wants to do good.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ABR and Bindi

The last couple of days I've been incorporating Bindi into Noah's day. She has really helped Noah during our ABR therapy. Bindi has really helped Noah to relax and be still while I'm working.

Noah uses a percussion vest in the morning and at night. Bindi climbed into Noah's lap all on her own. Bindi also wants to be in Noah's bed when I'm getting him ready for bed and also when I'm getting him ready for his day. She is really catching on to what her "job" is.

She  helps Noah not to be so wiggly and fussy whole receiving therapy on his back.

It's amazing what one little dog can do for Noah. Looking forward to seeing their relationship grow even more.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bindi is Home!!!!

Bindi is home!!!
Noah and Bindi had a busy fun weekend together.
When she isn't on Noah's lap, she lays in her bed right beside him. A few people have made the comment that she seems too big.... actually she is smaller then what she appears in pictures. She fits perfect in Noah's lap and is big enough that she doesn't get hurt with Noah's big arm movements. In fact she doesn't even seemed fazed with them.
We went to the zoo on Friday. Bindi did really well. Noah and Bindi really enjoyed their day at the zoo.
Here they are hunting for wolverines. 

These monkeys eyed Bindi and really wanted out of their habitat to get her. Bindi didn't like that much.
We were really impressed with how well she did with all the people and animals.
Noah and Bindi loved watching the fish swim by at the aquarium.
We left the zoo and went to Raising Cane Chicken for lunch. Bindi was amazing.
Grater's Ice Cream was just next door so we decided why not have ice cream for dessert. We treated Bindi to some frozen dog treats.

On Saturday we got tickets to OSU spring game.
At first Bindi seemed OK in Noah's lap but as the shoe filled with the noise of 80,000 people and the band, Bindi got a bit nervous. I then held her tight in my lap and I was able to get her settled down enough by halftime and she was able to feel comfortable in Noah's lap again.

Noah had a great time with his first time at the Horseshoe for a OSU Buckeye game.
If was fun to experience it with Issiah and Emily as well.
I love the bond that Issiah and Noah has.
It was neat to see Bindi getting comfort from Noah. I can really see their connection flourishing.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Happy 28th Anniversary Scott

Happy Anniversary, Scott!!! This year has been a year of growing and making our marriage stronger then it has ever been. It has been our hardest year but in the same time it has been our best year yet. I have fallen more in love with you and can't wait to see where our journey takes us next.
I love you!!!