Jasmine and I are BACK!

We’re cleared for all activity now that her knee is healed up. The past two months have been grueling, and since we haven’t been able to go to training, I’ve been taking pictures of dogs and living vicariously through their handlers instead. šŸ™‚ If you are one of those handlers, thank you for giving me an iota of happiness.

For the past 8 weeks, Jazz has been able to fall back into her favorite lethargic state, but now we are determined to get back in shape. No more 10-minute strolls. No more excessive napping. She has taught me how to live life in the slow lane, and I’m a little scared to intentionally increase my heart rate again. Maybe we can drag this out another week and finish watching reruns of Outlander…

To make things awkward, Jasmine is in heat again. I could have sworn this torture was only once a year, but I was wrong. She whines and sleeps and even destroyed the door of her crate (I didn’t know she had the strength to do that…) And the blood. Good Lord the blood is EVERYWHERE. She’s been wearing an impromptu diaper composed of some old spandex shorts I wore when I was on the crew team in college.

Finally I have a sister who wears the same size clothes as me.

I will save her the embarrassment and not share a picture of that because she looks absolutely ridiculous, but here is a picture of her in her natural state of bliss.



Oh, my beautiful lioness.

I’ve been working her obedience hard, but honestly, I’m worried her and I are going to be awful once we get back into protection work with the DW. I know I’m not supposed to compare her to the other dogs ? but I’ve been going to classes to take “pictures” for a reason, and that reason is to scope out the competition! Kidding, that’s not the only reason ?

Either way we are so very, very far behind.

It’s not like we haven’t been here before, but this time around, I know she trusts me as much as I trust her. And that’s a really awesome feeling.


Hi! Iā€™m India Caedmon, a proud introvert just living this awesome life with my dogs. I like to write stuff. Let me share your story!


  • K_RomReader

    December 9, 2019

    OMG YAY JAZZ AND INDIA! I’ve been stalking your pics and you are an AMAZING photographer!

  • Barb

    December 9, 2019

    You have been quite busy lately, young lady! You impress me every day with your work ethic.

  • Kara Bloom

    December 9, 2019

    Welcome back! Can’t wait to see what you two have been up to šŸ™‚

  • Kelly Robert

    December 9, 2019

    Woohoo Jas! So precious and her hair is all grown back!

  • Gloria P

    December 9, 2019

    Welcome back to dog training šŸ˜‰

  • Hannah U.

    December 9, 2019

    I have loved every picture you’ve taken for the DW! You should really consider doing that professionally, girl.

  • Bernard Travill

    December 9, 2019

    Your pictures are really incredible. You living vicariously through the other handlers has brought out another talent in you.

  • Bradley Conneely

    December 9, 2019

    I’m so happy for you and all you have accomplished!

  • Kelly K.

    December 9, 2019

    Go Jazz!

  • Ryan Whitlock

    December 9, 2019

    So happy for you both! This has been a crazy journey, and I’ve loved reading about her surgery and recovery.

  • Jessica

    December 9, 2019


  • Amelia

    December 9, 2019

    U R MY HERO. I am so happy you two are getting back into shape. I have loved seeing your pictures all over IG. You’re amazing at everything that you do!

  • Janice Morton

    December 9, 2019

    Jasmine <3 she is such a sweet girl

  • Yvette Walters

    December 9, 2019

    I named my new dog Jasmine after Jazz šŸ™‚

  • Tanya Gardner

    December 9, 2019

    I’ve really been thinking about doing this. Not many people document their journey like this. I kinda feel like maybe it’s something I can do too.

  • Holly Hogan

    December 9, 2019

    Are you going to breed Jazz?… I call dibs on the first litter.

  • Fran Richards

    December 9, 2019

    I think you are just the most beautiful person inside and out! Jas is just like you. I see your pictures everywhere online and you are AMAZING! These pictures are so stunning I can’t believe you just jumped into doing that. You should absolutely do that professionally not that you need another thing to do haha. Good luck with Jasmine! Can’t wait for the next post.

  • Julia Carter

    December 24, 2019

    So happy for you and Jazz! I can’t wait to see more videos in January <3 xoxo

  • Julia Carter

    December 24, 2019

    I can’t wait to see videos of you and Jazz in January! I hope you both are resting well and you’re getting lots of writing in <3 xoxo

  • Pakinana_Banz

    December 25, 2019

    I’d love to talk about Helus on my podcast Sh*t Got Real if you’d be okay with that. Seen your pics, they are awesome. Jazz is cute too!

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