No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle

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NoNon-centsNanna.com comes from the blogs and writings of Malika Bourne, the No Non-cents Nanna. Nanna provides practical tips and advice for family friendly lifestyle changes based on her own life experience as a mother, a grandmother, and over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN).
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Watch Amber Grow: diary of a service-dog-in-training

Amber shows us her belly. Ok this cute pose will not be a service-dog task, but it is so stinkin cute. baby belly isn’t it?

Our first week with the new puppy, Amber, has flown by so fast.

She eats, drinks, pees, poops, sits, takes toys to her kennel, rolls over to get her belly rubbed, pees, poops, picks up shoes, pees, meets well behaved neighbor dogs, pees, poops, sits, walks herself to our door, gives us her toys, knows the sound of the door…and GROWS!

Big Puppy:

Yesterday Amber got her puppy shots. She was so very good.

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3 Things Puppies and Toddlers Have in Common: Service-dog-in-training diary

Toddlers and puppies have a lot of things in common. -see post for 4 things about puppies and babies. Sophi-Do-It is the toddler in the above image.No at age 6 Sophie-do-it can fill the same dog dish with water.

This post  will compare the toddlers in my life and own new puppy, a future service dog.

As I write  I am reminding myself  that puppies and toddlers have more than 3 things in common that we need to be aware of with our new service-dog-in-training.

1) All babies leak.  2) Don’t understand English 3) Eat and try to explore everything with the mouth

2 more bonus points to remember about toddlers and puppies; 

4.Need for a loving grown up’s  time and energy to keep them safe while learning how to “make good choices.” .

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Making a Paper Bag Monster Video at Heart Felt Play Store

One day last year, when Sophi-do-It was 5, she made a paper bag monster.

We caught the art work on camera at Heart Felt Play Store.

Today I, No Non-cents Nanna relived the fun of watching her expressions by making the images into a video.

Our little Sophie Do-It is, now 6 years old, is growing up, as children tend to do.

But thanks to the magic of videos we can watch the Making of a MONSTER!

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