Monday, January 26, 2009


Hey everyone! It has been a while. I am getting ready for college and I am applying to enter the animal science program at OSU in hopes of becoming a advanced service dog trainer. If anyone would like to contribute to my college expenses there is a link below that tells you how. Thanks!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Mulan's New Home

Guess what! Mulan went to a new home last weekend:) It is a lady who has had several release dogs before Mulan. She will be able to provide Mulan the special type of medication and dog food Mulan has been prescribed by the vet to help heal her ear infection. This makes me feel a lot better now I know she is going to a good home.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Last Update

Gwen called last week and said because of a chronic ear infection Mulan will be unable to continue in the program. We were asked if we would like Mulan back and because of the amount we travel we are unable to keep her.
Gwen said she would place Mulan with a really nice family. It really upsets me because I want to keep her really bad. So this is probably the last post I will do unless anyone has any questions:(
This past year and a half has been a amazing experience with many ups and downs and I will never forget it, ever. Mulan was my best friend and I will miss her very, very much. I love her so much that I want her to have a family that will be there every day for her. So I hope and pray that she gets a wonderful and loving family. Thanks to everyone for reading and posting on my blog, as I have said before the comments are what kept me blogging.
Candace Hornsby

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

4th Update

Mulan is still in the program and seems to be doing well. She has mastered a few of the commands and I was told she performed them "enthusiasticly." She continues to have dirty ears which is a cause of concern. She also is underconfident which they said is a area of concern. They are ending the first semester. The second semester will include a lot more field trips to evaluate their skills. Fingers crossed:)

Sunday, July 29, 2007

3rd Update

Hello everyone:) Mulans training is still going well. Unfortunately she is behind a bit in the program because she was not selected to be a breeder so she has been spayed. It is weird but I am a little sad because I know she would have been a wonderful mother.
One other thing is that she can be kind of skittish sometimes because she bolted after the field trip to the pet store. This worries me a little. Besides that everything is going well. Keep your fingers crossed.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

2nd Update

We just recieved Mulans second report. They said that she is doing well. Her hips and elbows have passed the test for the program. She is still in the running to be a possible breeder. Her biggest problem continues to be her lack of taking the initiative. But other then that all is going well.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

1st Update

We got a phone call from Mulan's trainer Wednesday. She said Mulan was adjusting well. She has been happily playing with the other dogs and eating well.
The past two weeks they have been doing temperment testing. Mulan tested on the "soft" side. This means she looks to people for guidance which is not necessarily a bad thing. They also did the rabbit test where the see if the dog is interested or aggressive to the CCI center's rabbit.
The trainer said Mulan was interested, but they could easily gain her attention again so that was a relief! They told me that it was all they could do to keep another dog from eating it! They also did a test where they brought out a large stuffed lion to see how the dog would react. Mulan was nervous but when the trainer went up to it she was less hesitant. So all and all Mulan seems to be doing well. During the next couple weeks they are going to begin working on commands with the dogs. So we will see how that goes. . . .