I know, I know, slipped off the radar screen again. Where have I been? Good question. I've been working on a major project. More about that much, much later. Superstitious, you know! I did my annual trek to Kutztown University to teach part of the Dog Training and Management Course. I can't believe that I've been doing that for five years now! Where has the time gone? And finally, FINALLY, my home repairs were done last week. A quarter of a year waiting for them to get here, fix the ceilings, paint the brick wall between the den and living room, paint closet doors in the den, around the den door frame and, most of all, there is a brand new floor in the kitchen and den. Yay!! Pardon me for getting excited but it was been a miserable three months. I'm not sure which of us is happier but Aimee, my Chartreux cat, is ecstatic to have real floors on which to slide and play. The rest of the house is carpeted.
On that trip to Kutztown University my car's air conditioner cut out on some of the hottest days of the year. Because I travel to teach on the weekend I manage to hit the worst of the traffic of both commuters and vacationers. I think my "personal worst," was on the way home when it took a full 2 hours to get on, over and off The George Washington Bridge. But, as usual, my students make it all worthwhile. Well, all except for the dehydration and near heat-stroke in the 99 and 100 degree weather sans car air conditioning.
So, back to edits. And a new author photo. Drat. I hate that part. Why can't they just use a picture of my cat? She's gorgeous. The last time someone said that about me I was probably about, oh, say, six months old.
Causes Darlene Arden Supports
The Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund for Canine Behavior Studies at the AKC Canine Health Foundation