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November 7, 2013

I’ve started running the trails again, the ones that I used to run with PD Hondo. People and dogs populate the trails in the warmer months, and, unless I’m working, I dislike crowds. Now that the weather is starting to cool off and the leaves are falling, I have the trails pretty much to myself. […]

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Thank You

January 5, 2013

It’s been a tough week filled with major life changes. From losing Hondo on January 1st, to starting in a new section within the VPD on January 2nd, to our new puppy arriving on January 3rd, to a home reno starting later this month…well, I’ve never started a year with such upheaval before. I’ll fill […]

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Guardian of the Night

January 1, 2013

  ***   Yesterday, December 31, 2012, Hondo and I went for a walk. It started as a run, but Hondo was too busy sniffing-this-and-peeing-on-that to keep up with me, so I slowed my pace and kept time with his exploring on both sides of the wooded trail. Normally, Hondo runs alongside or slightly in […]

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Our Last Week in Operations

December 17, 2012

  Tonight marks the beginning of the last week Police Dog Hondo and I will officially work together; Hondo is being retired (to me) and I am moving on to another division. Due to department structure and logistics, Vancouver Police dog handlers are assigned to the Dog Squad for the duration of working with one […]

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Hide & Go Seek

November 5, 2012

The kids and I started playing an impromptu game of hide and go seek, and I managed to find the BEST hiding spot. Neither my son nor my daughter could find out where I was, even though they both came very close more than once. Then my daughter, a master of ingenuity, decided to get […]

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