Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wow, it's been a while. I don't have a lot of time but feel the need to give a brief update.
I got a border collie! She is 6 years old, and comes fully trained. Gyp is an AMAZING agility dog and I am really looking forward to competing with her. I'm actually considering trying out for the world team with her this year. Should be fun. There are a couple pictures of her a couple posts back but I will post more soon.
Tika's doing well. She is up in Idaho right now, visiting Shannalee. I miss her like crazy!
I have been staying very busy with school, particularly since our department head is trying to screw up our animal science degree. He wants to combine all of our hands-on production classes (where I have gotten so much experience with sheep, cows, pigs, etc.) into one class with limited to no hands-on experience. It's funny, he thinks you can learn how to care for animals without doing anything. So, a group of us have been fighting it, and there has been a lot of drama - ironically enough, mostly amongst the faculty. We have a meeting next week with the associate dean of the college and we will find out what the faculty thinks of the proposal as well. If they do mess up my program, I may end up moving out of state.
I was also awarded the Undergraduate Teaching Fellow position next year. This is basically the head TA of the class. The best part of it is that I get paid! YAY!
Let me think what else... my ankle is doing great. I've been keeping up with my exercises, unfortunately, I got rear ended Saturday driving home. Some stupid girl was texting while driving and forgot to watch the road. She never even slowed down. The really bad part of it was that I was stopped at a red light with at least 5 cars in front of me for a minute before she hit me. I went to the doctor yesterday with my friend, who was in the car with me, and he said we have some of the worst whiplash he has seen without broken bones. Great...
Oh, but my favorite news... I will be moving in a couple weeks because I found a new apartment. It is a really nice basement apartment with lots of land, so I can have my agility equipment up here. It is back in some trees in the fork between two rivers. The driveway is a dirt road. Oh, and the manager is fantastic. I'll post some pictures when I get moved in.
That's it for now. Gotta run.


BC Insanity said...

oh sucks about being hit, even if it was at a stand-still, well at least for you.
I got rear ended exactly the same way, sitting at a light, on my way to class with Banshee when she was still a wee-pup.
Man time-flies, can't believe those girls are already 6 years old.

Anyway, I was lucky I was in my truck, brand new back then mind you, and the lady in a minivan just drove under my bumper and ripped her whole hood. I just had a dent in the rear bumper, her van was leaking all over - serves her right I say.

Hope your neck is doing better for our Stacy class in a couple of weeks.


kiwichick said...

Congrats on getting Gyp. I have always thought she was an amazing agility dog. Good luck with all your endeavors with her :-)

EriknGus said...

Congrats on the paid TA position and the new place! Sounds like you have an exciting year ahead of you! Watch out for crazy texters! -Gus