End of the Semester Updates!
It is almost the end of the semester which is a crazy concept because it feels like September 1st was only a couple weeks ago. Not only is the semester almost over, but that also means that my undergraduate career is almost over. I graduate on December 18th (less than two weeks from now!), so it is crunch time! Final projects are piling up alongside my graduate school applications. I am applying to a few MFA programs across the US, and it has definitely kept me busy polishing my writing samples and typing up a brand new Statement of Purpose for each university.
I also found out not too long ago that I passed my exam to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT - KA) which is super exciting. I hope to take on a few clients once I move back to my hometown after graduation and also will be looking into teaching some group training classes if possible. Right now, training is going to be a part-time gig for me while I work toward a career in the writing industry, but I am super excited to get to have a foot in both of my passions!
Yuki has also gotten so big; she is now five months old and almost as tall as Theo! She is still just a little over 30 pounds, but she is definitely getting to be a tall, lanky teenager. Thankfully, I haven't been getting too much adolescent brain loss yet, but there have been a few occasions where her newfound teenage spirit has poked out from her typical perfect puppy demeanor. Namely, she now thinks barking at things outside the apartment is super fun, but we will work through that one. We have also been attending puppy class for the past five weeks which means that next week is graduation! I have been so impressed with Yuki's focus and temperament at our classes, and we both have had a lot of fun.
Oliver is also doing well. We made the decision a little while ago to have him spend a little less time on campus since he seemed to enjoy Public Access trips and being at home more than being on campus which has been good for him, I think. His confidence has been so much better, and he is generally just doing really well! The big ol' blockhead has definitely grown on me, and it is going to be tough saying goodbye in just a couple weeks.
Theo is also doing great. I feel like I don't talk about him a ton in my posts, and that is because he is just my solid boy. Since he is in his middle years, we have settled into our routine and not much new has been happening lately. I retired him as a Therapy Dog during the pandemic since we weren't going out anymore, so he has just been enjoying his life in retirement as my BFF and the rock I can rely on at any time.
That is all I have for this post! Until next time, stay pawsome!
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Intern with ADEPT (Assistance Dog Education Program and Training). Dog mom. Creative Writing major. Wannabe author. YouTube creator.