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Archive for June, 2012

Welcome to Amanda1226.com!!

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Hey guys!

Welcome to my self hosted WordPress blog! I bit the bullet and moved everything over to my own domain and stuff.

Everything is still in the works since today is my favorite geek’s birthday he’s taking the day off, and I am out here floundering around trying to make myself learn all this stuff for real.

So, I hope you guys make the transition with me to the new site. There’s going to be the same old stuff posted, just a new fancy domain name and a new more permanent home! 🙂

I hope you all enjoy reading and interacting with me.

If you have any suggestions or anything you can get them to me in the following ways:

Twitter: @amanda1226

Email: Amanda@amanda1226.com

Or just leave it in the comments on this post. 🙂


This post is to also help me see if I’ve got feedburner set up correctly, because for the 1st time I did it on my own instead of running to Steve crying for help 🙂


Well that’s it for now unless feedburner is going to be a bitch!


TaTa for now,

Amanda Ellen

Calling for 8th Round of Assistance Dog Carnival Posts!

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Hey guys, My friends Brooke and Cessna are hosting the 8th round of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival! This round’s theme is “Marchin’ To Your Own Drum”. Submissions are due by 7:47PM on July 29th. (Because Cessna likes that time :)) The finished product will be posted on July 31, people who might need extra time need to contact Brooke so that she can add your submissions as they come in. Here’s some example topics for those that are a bit worried about the topic: Does your assistance dog fit the traditional mould? (does he or she have any special quirks or behaviours?) Does your dog do things differently from past partners (or the partners of friends)? Why did you choose to go with a program dog after your owner-trained one retired? (or vice versa) Why did you choose a non-traditional breed for your partner? Did you have to overcome any sort of resistance from family, friends or employers when deciding to partner with an assistance dog? Have you witnessed any unique or special assistance dogs in action? (what made them stand out?) Did you have preconceived notions of what an assistance dog should look like, only to have them changed by witnessing one in action or reading about one?

I know I was a bit worried, because if I can get the post together, this will be my first Assistance Dog Blog Carnival submission. 🙂

But I encourage everyone to submit a post and get ready to read all the posts on July 31. The rest of the info needed can be found here

Looking forward to seeing what everyone has to contribute and Brooke and Cessna will be happy to see you as well 🙂

Amanda Ellen and Leah “The Princess”