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nighttime thoughts

Loretta and I took our first trip without the instructor's leash attached this afternoon. We got dive-bombed by one of those stupid birds I detest. She did really well and left the bird with just a voice command. There is a lot of emphasis on using voice commands only now, and that is a good new thing.

I want to write more but am extremely tired. I think that pain and things are catching up with me. I suspect that Loretta has a bladder infection, and I'm having to do a bit of advocacy to get her checked out by the vet. It is very common for dogs to have stress-related relief difficulties in training, and one of the instructors seems to think that she could be licking herself as a cleaning measure. It doesn't make much sense to me, especially when I see low drinking, excessive urination, and licking in combination. Stress can also aggravate any existing potential urinary tract irritants (mycoplasma). I learned with Dori that it is better to be safe and get things checked early and find out that I'm in the clear. It worked out with Meg. So I will make some waves tomorrow and get this nipped in the bud.

I've managed to snag quite a bit of Hebrew time, and I think I'm getting caught up on some things I had a poor understanding of initially. Somehow I need to move a bit faster... I guess that is what weekends are for...


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May. 30th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
I hope that you are able to get Loretta in to the vet so the problem can be taken care of. (HUGS)
May. 30th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
I hope you can get that bladder infection nipped in the bud!
Out of curiosity, why are you learning Hebrew? Sounds really interesting!
May. 30th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
Hebrew, etc.
I'm required to take at least one year of biblical language (Hebrew or Greek) for my M.Div. Depending on the doctoral program I choose, I may need facility in both; so I will end up doing both. I've discovered that I really enjoy Hebrew, and I ssupect that I will enjoy Greek equally. I'd like to do something about at least assisting with the development of accessible courses in biblical languages, although my primary interest is in practical theology.
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