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August 10th, 2007

03:37 pm
Learning to Walk

I just finished my second workout of the day with Cinnabar. We are still trying to get used to each other. Walking with her in harness is so different than I imagined. She’s much more squirmy feeling and pulls harder than I expected, but she is so great. We’re kind of uncoordinated right now, but I could already tell a difference between our first walk and our second. I think it’s kind of like learning to dance. We are just trying to figure out how to stay in step.

Walking with her is amazing. Even with our early clumsiness, I feel like a new woman with my dog at my side. We fly down the street and get around obstacles with ease. I can move as fast with her as I could when I could see. It’s incredible. All the frustration and anxiety I feel when I’m traveling with a cane is gone. It’s awesome. I can’t wait to walk with her again and see how much we have improved.

I’ve been so excited about my dog that I haven’t talked much about the rest of my experience here at GDB. The rooms are nice and roomy. I share a room with a cool chick named Jessica and her black lab, Goldina. Jessica is from Vancouver, Canada, which totally rocks my world. I love Canada and all Canadians automatically get a thumbs up from me until they prove themselves to be unworthy of such high regard. Jessica and I get along well. She appreciates sarcasm and has a good sense of humor.

The food here is quite tasty. I was hoping I might lose weight with all the walking that I’ll be doing, But now I’m thinking I’ll be doing good not to gain weight. We had salmon for lunch that was just awesome. We always have a nice dessert at lunch time and there is lot’s of good variety. Oh yeah, they make the most awesome salads. The veggies are very fresh and they also have lots of variety in the salad choices. Everything has been great. I can’t say enough nice things about this place. They’ve got their stuff together. They’ve thought of everything and have made my stay very pleasant.

That’s all I’ve really got to say for now. I’ll be back as soon as I have some interesting stories to share. Later.