Category: Family

J.P. begins his work at dog training

The dog candidates

  We took the dogs outside for a walk Tuesday, and it seemed pretty clear which one will be our preliminary match. The day began with a lecture on canine motivators. Some of the ongoing things to remember are the importance of immediate correction… Continue Reading “J.P. begins his work at dog training”

Cinco de Canine: Surprise at dog training

J.P. at Canine Companions

What an exciting first day of training at Canine Companions for Independence. We learned a great deal about the program and how dogs behave. The day began with breakfast and a chance to get acquainted with the staff and other students with whom we’ll… Continue Reading “Cinco de Canine: Surprise at dog training”

Teaching this old dog new tricks

Our Room

When I graduated from college, I told myself I was done with school, homework, studying, tests and anything like it. I don’t think I ever really enjoyed school until attending DeLand High School and getting involved in TV production. I knew I had found… Continue Reading “Teaching this old dog new tricks”

Why do I run?

Ready to Race

I run because it helps me to navigate life’s detours. As the parent of a child with special needs, I never know when I’ll be able to get to the gym, yoga, crossfit or any of the other physical activities many people take part… Continue Reading “Why do I run?”

The packing process begins

Canine Companions manual and list

In just one week, we’ll be waking up in a dormitory and beginning our training to get J.P.’s canine companion. We’ve already received our textbook and will be studying to prepare for our classes. You must pass daily quizzes and an exam before you… Continue Reading “The packing process begins”

It’s someone’s birthday!

Paige and J.P.

Someone will be opening presents Sunday, and it’s not J.P. Paige, J.P. and I will be gathering with family to celebrate Paige’s birthday, and all she keeps saying is she wants to go shoe shopping. But Paige’s birthday is about a lot more than… Continue Reading “It’s someone’s birthday!”

The daily balancing act

J.P. and Jorge Somoza

I admit it. I don’t spend as much one-on-one time with J.P. as my wife, Paige, does. I work the night shift at Hearst Television in Orlando and manage the websites of dozens of stations when they’re not locally staffed. That means Paige is… Continue Reading “The daily balancing act”

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