Dumpster Diving Diva

Growing up in a small Northern Minnesota town, we would often travel 50 miles west to the closest large city to see doctors, an orthodontist and other specialists. My parents loved shopping at K-Mart. I was more interested in getting an Icee to drink.

Today on my blog, I’ll tell you about what I did to obtain a stuffed Icee Bear that I coveted.

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TSA, Panic and a Diabetic Alert Dog

I love adventure, especially traveling. Sad to say, my thirst for adventure has been dampened by my experiences at airport TSA checkpoints.

Whenever I go through security with my service dog, I face serious anxiety and pray to get myself through those gates. Read all about it, today on my blog.

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The Author Reads ‘Sylvia’s Mother,’ by Jennifer Lynn Cary

She’s an overprotective single mother…

…He’s a former protector who can’t give up the role.

But who will guard their hearts from scheming high school matchmakers?

Forget about Women’s Lib. Return to 1972 Kokomo, Indiana for the second installment of The Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue series—Sylvia’s Mother—and the fight for personal independence.

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Visiting Dogs4Diabetics Center, Where My Old Pawprints Were Left

Our trip to California was full of family and friends and one huge piece of business: My recertification with Dogs4Diabetics.

Every year I (Aiden, the diabetic alert service dog for my Mom) get an annual vet visit, update shots and get a health clearance. Today on my blog, I’ll share pictures of our trip to D4D.

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Where a Dog Does His Business

Traveling is always an adventure for me (Aiden the diabetic alert service dog), especially flying.

Today on my blog, I’ll show you pictures of my favorite service animal relief areas at U.S. airports. I think they’re the perfect place for humans to take their companions during long trips.

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A Little Rubber Disc and Ducks

Recently I (Aiden, the diabetic alert service dog for Christy) traveled to California, where Aunt Cindy took us to a hockey game.

From where we sat, I could barely see the rubber toy the players flung about on the ice below. But there was lots to smell and see. Check out my blog post for pictures of me with pretty cheerleaders (I kissed them!) and with over-the-top hockey fans.

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Natural Fur Coats Can Only Do So Much to Keep a Dog Warm

Even though I (Aiden, the service dog) have a natural fur coat to keep me warm, Mom has bundled me up lately.

I guess the cold streak that recently went through Tennessee is not a normal phenomenon. In fact, we were told it hasn’t been this cold in more than thirty years.

Today on my service dog blog, I’ll show you pictures of me braving the cold, snowy weather.

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What’s Your Word?

Every year, I hear it is popular to choose a word to live by for the entire year. I’ve only done this once and because I liked the word so much, I kept it as my word for years. The word was ‘inspire’ and I still like it.

But after a year of major changes with our move to Tennessee bringing me to my knees and causing many tears, I have chosen a new one.

Click to learn what my new word of the year is. If you have a word, please share it in the comments!

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Tears of Joy for Lola the Rescue Dog

In last week’s blog post I introduced Lola, an approximately 1-year-old border collie/Australian shepherd mix dog I found.

Lola had a sad story, but for now she was happy to be in a warm home, out of the rain and off the street, away from the cars racing dangerously past her.

Today on my blog, I’ll share the next chapter in my quest to help Lola find her fur-ever home.

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Finding a Home for a New Furry Friend

Happy 2023!

If you are like the majority of people who make resolutions every New Year, you have already broken at least one of them.

This year I have a resolution I want to keep: to find a home for a furry friend I found running down a busy, rural Tennessee road.

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