Jukebox letter

Saturday, August 10th, 2013 11:15 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Songs I requested:
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Familiar's Promise - Alexander James Adams
The Last Watch - Stan Rogers
Three Fishers - Stan Rogers
The River - Bruce Springsteen

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Pride with a puppy

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 10:04 pm
katherine: Cat-eared Dreamsheep, sleeping against a pale green background (catdreamsheep)
Pride was fun, as always.

The spot Graham and I got to watch the Parade turned out to be right next to a BC Guide Dogs puppy. Cute black Lab who was impressively ignoring all the noise and action, being focused on a large stick she got to chew on. Her owner said she got to do what she wanted and not be wriggly.

Black puppy wearing a blue BC Guide Dogs jacket with a rainbow flag draped over the side. She is nosing at a large stick on the ground while surrounded by many standing humans.

Seated black puppy, tongue out, wearing a blue BC Guide Dogs jacket with a rainbow flag. Background is grass and grey wall.

Dogs and stories

Monday, July 29th, 2013 06:28 pm
katherine: Spotted cat with tall tufted ears has her tongue sticking out as she stalks. (tongue)
"Handler or Mom", a great piece from L-Squared.Org, part of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival.

Meanwhile I finally found the portion of the Sesame Street episode about Brandeis who becomes a service dog. So I can watch that through (repeatedly) and finally finish the story I've had mostly written for many months.

I do very much prefer writing based on books: the convenience of a source I can pull from my own bookshelves or the library.

Soon to come: my letter for The Exchange at Fic Corner [community profile] fic_corner.

Chocolate Labradors

Saturday, April 27th, 2013 11:43 am
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
I dreamt I was building a wall (with a sliding door, rocks, and boxes of paper) to keep a chocolate labrador out of somewhere.

The dog's easy to source, since I was reading Sheila Hocken's Emma and I last thing before bedtime.

Sight of a Stranger

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 07:48 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
I'm reading Sight of a Stranger, a 1981 Harlequin I picked up. It's set on Vancouver Island, at least so far.

In chapter three, the hero says, "I've put your name on the waiting list for a guide dog."

Of course now I'm looking up dates. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was founded in 1984. Perhaps there was somewhere in Canada prior to that? Or the hero will fund travel out of province?

("British Columbia Guide Dog Services was incorporated as a registered charity on June 28, 1996, becoming British Columbia’s first guide dog school".)

Something tells me the heroine's vision will be miraculously restored so where she travels to acquire a guide dog won't be a plot point.

Puppy

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 10:11 pm
katherine: Spotted cat with eyes closed, nuzzling against grey-furred hand. (loved)
I was very patient and got to pet a puppy.

A party I was at a guest brought a labrador puppy in training (through PADS). I kept the etiquette in mind and did not pay attention to him. His person thanked me for that.

Later, when there were fewer people in the room, the puppy got the command "Release", and after asking to be sure I got to pet him and tell him he's a handsome dog in training I get to pay attention to right now.

Puppy!
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
I think up until now an advertisement was the most unusual source of inspiration for a fic that I had.

Then I found a SkyMall product page for Service & Support Pet ID Kits includes two images of the same dog (a white "Labradoodle" in a Service Dog vest) apparently Photoshopped into two very different scenes, with utterly different humans.

You sit and wait (191 words)

Fandom: SkyMall
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Strange, Service Dog

"This is what you do: sit and wait with endless patience."

katherine: Cat-eared Dreamsheep, sleeping against a pale green background (catdreamsheep)
Realised that I'd never posted my American Girl toy service dog in training. He's a cute chocolate lab in a blue jacket.

Toy: Chocolate lab puppy in blue jacket with grey handle

With Coconut )

The background is a My Little Pony Canterlot blanket.

Yarn bag

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 07:49 pm
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (rainbowy)
My pretty yarn bag (Painted Desert Bag from L-Squared's guide dog puppy sponsorship auction) arrived, and with it a sweet card that shows eight labrador retriever puppies sitting in a line.

Was a nice suprise in the mail. (I'm perpetually surprised when things arrive in the mail, since I order things and then forget about them!)

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