Penelope is perfection to me. Yes, she barks at me when Gary and I are talking. Yes, she wants to sit on our laps while we have breakfast. Yes, I spoon her when I sleep instead of spooning Gary, but that is the way it is. Caryle, the dog trainer, did have some very good pointers, and we did try them with Penelope for a day or two, but then everything went back to the way it was. She has really calmed down, but in the end, I love her the way she is. She is a little rescue angel. We are both obsessed with her.
I have been involved with the Trevor Project for about nine years now. It is an organization that is very near and dear to my heart, so I am happy to support it in anyway that I can. It is always an honor to go to their events. There was definitely a time when I was younger when I didn’t think I could take any more bullying, and I thank god that I felt comfortable talking to my mom about it. However there are people who are not as lucky as I was, and the people at the Trevor Project are there to answer the calls when kids don’t feel like they have anyone to talk to.