Instant photos everyday: February 24

February 26th, 2013 by Aaron

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Instant photos everyday: February 17, Jordan Graduates From Reactive Rover!

February 18th, 2013 by Aaron

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Our lovable dog Jordan has always been incredibly sweet to people, but not so much with other dogs. She used to growl, bark, lunge, or whine whenever another dog was nearby, sometimes even if she saw the other dog from a distance. We enrolled her in The Seattle Humane Society’s “Reactive Rover 1″ class and have seen tremendous results! (We were both super psyched about getting the diploma.) Today was the end of the 6 week class and Alice and I are both proud to say that Jordan can go on walks (on leash) without any issues, and is generally very well behaved around dogs of all shapes and sizes. She even wants to meet some of them! One of the biggest things we learned was not only how to make her behave better, but how WE could be better OWNERS, and set Jordan up for success. There’s a still a lot of things for her and us to work on, but the class made it really fun and positive and we practice them everyday! We’ve signed up for Reactive Rover 2 which will hopefully also help Jordan improve her skills in a public setting with more people!

I can’t say enough about how incredible, kind, and informative the instructor Amanda was. Here’s her website, and her Facebook page also has tons of great dog tips and inspiration! If you’re looking for great classes for your dog I also highly recommend taking it through The Humane Society where she is one of the instructors.

(Alice said this photo looks like it was taken in the 70′s. It’s a good thing I write the date on all of them.)

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Instant photos everyday: February 16, Happy 30th Birthday Alice!!

February 18th, 2013 by Aaron

For Alice’s 30th birthday the two of us went to Skate King! It was my first time there, but Alice assured me that it looked exactly the same as when she would visit it in elementary school. The worn down 90′s style carpet seemed to confirm that, but I LOVED the vibe. It actually reminded me of all the field trips my school used to take to Ice Palace. We did our best to roller skate and keep up with all the little kids speeding around the rink, but sadly they were much better than both of us. Regardless it was a ton of fun and we only had one fall the whole time! It was a lot of fun and I’d love to go back again! (We were looking at their “party” rates and they are more than reasonable..:D)

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Later that night I took Alice to Volunteer Park Cafe where a few of her close friends helped me surprise her with dinner! There was lots of wine and laughing, and hopefully she was somewhat surprised (I’m terrible at keeping secrets.) After all these years of getting surprised on my birthday it was time to turn the tables! :D Happy Birthday Alice! <3<3

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Instant photos everyday: February 15

February 18th, 2013 by Aaron

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We adopted Jordan from The Seattle Humane Society on December 15th. She has made us both so happy, and hopefully we’ve done the same for her. Having a dog can be a lot of work but seeing her happy face and uncontrollably wagging tail makes everything worth it. :]

This website actually cached Jordan’s adoption page from The Humane Society! http://adopt.dogtime.com/jordan-vizsla-dog-bellevue-wa-98005

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Instant photos everyday: February 14

February 18th, 2013 by Aaron

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Alice and I spent a nice evening in and made one of our favorite pastas (with the addition of a lot of hot chili peppers.) Definitely a step up from Old Country Buffet last year (but we regret nothing!!)

You apparently now need to make v-day reservations wayyyyyy earlier than one week in advance in this city.

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Instant photos everyday: February 11

February 12th, 2013 by Aaron

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Instant photos everyday: February 10

February 10th, 2013 by Aaron

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Alice and I took Jordan to walk around UW this morning. Unlike our trip on the first day of the year, Jordan was well behaved and didn’t react to any dogs! Even more impressive was when we went to U Village and she walked around without pulling and played nice with multiple children (who loved her jacket!) and other dogs, including small ones! Alice and I were proud parents. :) The reactive rover class we’ve been taking at The Seattle Humane Society has really been paying off and we’ve seen a huge improvement in her demeanor while out and about. She’s still the same sweet fun loving dog, but no longer bothered by the presence of other dogs at all. If you have a reactive dog I couldn’t recommend the Reactive Rover 1 class with Amanda enough!

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Instant photos everyday: February 9

February 10th, 2013 by Aaron

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For our birthdays Alice and I went to the Rainbow Run mini golf course at Willows Run. I lost by ONE stroke. One of these days I will have my revenge!! Despite the cold it was really fun and we more or less had the whole course to ourselves.

I also got to try out the colored InstaxMini film. It’s really fun to use, but apparently doesn’t scan too well (hence the horizontal lines) :/ .

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Instant photos everyday: February 8

February 10th, 2013 by Aaron

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Happy Birthday Jan and Sebastian!

Taken at Old Village on Aurora.

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Instant photos everyday: February 6

February 7th, 2013 by Aaron

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For my birthday Alice took me to a wonderful dinner at a new Korean restaurant called Cha:n near Pike Place Market. It’s so weird to think that I’ve already been alive for 29 years.

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