Doc The Dog Master Key Experience Countdown is OVER!
Doc The Dog a beautiful, amazing English Setter will be joining our family. Set’r Ridge’s Doc Halliday – that’s his official AKC name.
Doc won’t be our first setter. Meet Chief, Panama and Tommy the other 3 gorgeous dogs that Mark had from 2001 to 2012.
The last of the 3, Tommy, passed away here on Kauai in 2011 🙁 Tommy was a sweet, loving, lifelong puppy.
Why is getting another dog a Master Key Experience you may be asking. I would if I were you.
Well because these quietly magnificent animals taught me so much about becoming a self-directed person. They all assisted me on my continuing journey of becoming self-realized.
In 1 sentence.
Someday I hope to become the person my dog thinks I am!
Listen to me people! I’m NOT a dog person. Actually I think they are disgusting, smelly pee and poo machines and I have NO idea why people what to live with them. Now before all you dog lovers get your undies in a bunch. I love dogs. I believe they are special, intuitive, amazingly, loving animals and I do understand why people live with them. All the unconditional love – it’s priceless. Plus I’m a Westminster junkie! Best In Show! Classic. I appreciate these honorable animals.
But still I don’t want to live with them. Ugggggg
My husband on the other hand, well there is no other way to say it. When he has a dog around he is just a better person. Don’t get me wrong, Mark is an amazing man! In so many ways but when he has a dog, or 3, he becomes more of “the person his dog thinks he is”.
Mark is a larger that life character, and a handful (as my friend Rene Pepe once said – spot on Rene) an astonishing person, he is!!! Most who know him agree, but that type of person lends itself to constant pressure.
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Living this lifestyle is high risk, stressful, constant adventure and there is a just an emotional need that Mark gets met when there’s a dog in his life.
Now here is the kicker. I always believed that these magnificent dogs of Mark would make incredible therapy dogs. Man, talk about good temperament no dog has a better temperament than an English Setter – no matter the owner. Anyhoo I really wanted to invest in making, Chief especially, a therapy dog but the time investment wasn’t something I could do at that juncture in my life.
I decide OK we’ll get Doc. Then bam! Miracle alert! Doc is being trained, by a total amazing coincidence, to be a therapy dog. It just happened!!!
The Master Key Experience strikes again.
Now I acquiesce. We are getting ANOTHER English Setter. The Doc will be in the house. Bring on the miracles.
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