Juniper's Journey

Hullo! Cardinal here. I'm the (proud) owner of a nearly 2 year old Rottie/GSD mix named Juniper. Despite early socialization and training my muttface grew into a dog aggressive leash reactive lady. This blog is to document our journey together. :) Do not be surprised by a bit of madness thrown in, reblogging random things, etc.. but this will mainly be a dog/reactive dog/dog training blog.

Good intentions, I guess

It really burns me up when people, often with good intentions, ‘rescue’ a ‘street dog’ and make NO ATTEMPT to find its home and instead keep it.

There’s normally out cry of “Look how skinny it is!” “So dirty!” “Its so hungry!”

Do you know what else is kept ‘skinny’, is often dirty, and never knows when to quit eating? My own beloved and very well taken care of mongrels.

If you ‘rescue’ a dog from the street and make no attempt to find its owners,  I’m judging you.


There’s something so satisfying about being a creeper.


A friend posted a picture of herself in a bowtie.

Que a slew of comments like “Ummmm, put it in your hair” and “It’d look more feminine in your hair!”

If the lady wants to wear a bowtie, dammit let her wear a bowtie!

Ew, gross people. Gross people everywhere.


Hi there followers! I’m looking to re-home my 2 year old male Candy Cane. He’s a fantastic snake with great personality and feeding response, I’ve just been really getting into some of the larger boas and pythons and I’d like to free up some space!

He’s an orange Candy Cane from Don’s stock (South Mountain Reptiles). He’s never been bred and I have no guarantee on sex, only that the breeder told me he was male.

I’m asking $60 for him, not including shipping, though feel free to send me an offer!

I’m also looking to re-home my little rescue corn. He’s just a normal (though he has some great red color) and I am not positive of sex OR age. I got him from a family who was neglecting him, claimed to have him over a year, and he was VERY skinny. I’ve fattened him up quite a bit, but he’s still very small considering his supposed age (probably almost half the size he should be) but he eats like a champ and hasn’t missed a meal yet. He’s eating a fuzzy every 6 days to build up his weight still, but his spine no longer shows and he is much more active! x3

I am not asking anything for the normal and, if possible, I’d like him to go with the Candy Cane to save on shipping. If, however, someone is interested in just him, I ask only that you pay for shipping. Otherwise he’s free to a good home; he’s got a great personality and is very curious and lively and would make a great pet. Pics above; Candy Cane first three pics and then the normal.

If you’re interested, please message me! ^^

Little Celebrations

To some, feeding two dogs together is just.. second nature. To me its something that is a huge stepping stone! Last night by accident I fed Lucky first without Junipers crate being shut. Instead of rushing Lucky (which has happened in the distant past) she stayed inside of her crate and waited for me to come over and fill her bowl. I was astonished! Curiously I did the same tonight with my boyfriend standing watch ready to snatch her if she rushed Lucky.. Nope!

Feel good, man, feels good. She used to scream and pitch huge fits if Lucky was even fed first!

  • Mom: You know Seth? He has a crush on you.
  • Me:
  • Mom: He says he's going to try to spend more time over here.
  • Me:
  • Mom:
  • Me: I have no idea what to do with this information.
  • IS HE QT?!

Do it

Keep your dogs on leash.

Keep your dogs on leash.



Day 4: Movement
While it wasn’t taken today and MIGHT be kind of cheaty.. Its only been two days? D;

Day 4: Movement

While it wasn’t taken today and MIGHT be kind of cheaty.. Its only been two days? D;



Today is September 4th 2014. It has now been 8 years since the death of one of my greatest heroes.Steven Robert Irwin. In that time, and unlike what my comforting mother, and friends assured me, it has not become easier. In the years since his passing I have watched as animal media feed into the hands of the uneducated, sensationalist, and often even cruel TV show hosts only content in showcasing the brutality, and deadly aspects of wildlife. I have seen no one step up to the plate, no one fill that void he left in the world. Consider this an open letter, to all those as tragically in love with the natural world as I. Get out there, be loud, show your self and your love to the world, educate, experience, and just and just freaking live. We are but one species on what may be the most biodiverse planet in the universe. So get up, and make some damn noise, lose the fear, and show them what you love.

       "Because people want to save, the things that they love."

             We all miss you mate. 

Always reblog Steve Irwin.

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