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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ella and I have come to a mutual agreement that she needs more training. I have, because she acts like a fool, and she has because she isn't getting as much park time as she could be getting.

Back up to last week, Ella and I visit the dog park with my friend Janet. What once was a general curiosity of other dogs on Ella's part has become a full on "I MUST GET TO THAT DOG TO SAY HI" every time we see another dog. If she isn't lunging to greet them, she is laying down like she is about to stalk them as they pass by and THEN lunging to greet them. Sometimes she even likes to throw in a little growl like she makes when she and Sadie play (because a pit bull charging at you at 60 MPH isn't scary enough for some people, let's add a growl).

If you know me you know I'm about getting rid of the horrible stereotype and misconception that people have about pitbulls. Ella is making this hard on me. Not because she is mean or aggressive by any means (of course not) but because she acts like a total fool at the dog park, totally scaring anyone who might be a little apprehensive and then I have no window of opportunity to show how sweet she can be and talk them out of their stereotype. Not to mention, it's becoming increasingly annoying to have to pull the leash tight every time a dog walks by. I don't have the strength for a 60 pound dog lunging.

So...training. Back at it. To be fair, after my last dog incident last year and the thousands I spent I haven't put as much training into Ella as I should have. Call it being tired from the exhaustion of what happened with the previous dog, but I just didn't have it in me. However, that's not fair to Ella...and it's not fair to the dogs at the park who are now probably scarred for life. Kidding.

But really, Ella has gone to the dogs, literally. It's time for Pitbull Academy.

- S

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Well, folks I'm not going to lie, it's been a while. Sometimes a crazy little thing called LIFE gets in the way of what we are doing and things like blogging have to take a back seat. My weeks have been full of planning 60 luncheons, going to Charleston SC, and trying to sell my house (not to mention taking the GMAT tomorrow! yikes). So I think you can understand where the blogging went....

Now that I've decided to lifestyle blog and not just do fashion (but believe me some spring fashion trends will be hitting the blog as soon as it stops snowing out) I've decided to write about things that happen on a daily basis. I think enough happens in my life that I can do this fairly easily.

To everyone on Twitter who continues to check out the blog, thank you! I'm going to do some more promoting as time goes on....

Look out for the newest post coming soon...

-S