I'm still going through some refinement trays for my pesky bottom teeth. One of the center ones just won't twist. After several attempts through both Invisalign and through my ortho's own trays (since they're faster to make than Invisalign), we're doing 1 more round of Invisalign where I got attachments to 3 of my bottom teeth.
Why is it taking so long, you might ask? Well, truth be told, it's been stretched out because of my busy schedule with business trips. In addition, there were several times I had to delay seeing my ortho again because of performances I was going to be in, and a fear of getting attachments on my teeth that would be distracting.
Performances??? Yep. You see, my dogs and I are a Tricks Performing team. We travel around the area giving performances at different venues (dog events, nursing homes, military bases, fundraisers, charities, cocktail parties, and book signing parties - since my dog was featured in the book).
Through our performances, we've been able to acquire 3 different agents for my older dog, Atka, who was mentioned earlier in the blog. One of these agents chose us to be the ideal representation of Atka's breed on Animal Planet's TV show, "Dogs 101." In addition, we were being considered by the producers to be the "story dog" for the episode as well. In the end, a different dog was chosen, but BOY OH BOY were we thrilled to have been a part of this great show!
Our passion is proper breed education to improve matches with owners and pets, and to decrease the amount of dogs being surrendered at shelters because of mismatches. So, to be able to take part in a national show on a well-respected channel such as Animal Planet to address this very thing was AWESOME!
Which brings me to the title of this post. This Saturday, 10/2/10, we will be on Animal Planet at 8pm for their series, "Dogs 101." Be sure to catch us or set your DVRs for it! Atka is representing the American Eskimo Dog, but you won't be able to miss him with his skateboard and hoop jumping in the studio w/ the white background.
If you'd like to see some of his videos of his tricks and past performances, visit his YouTube page, or send him a friend request on Facebook:
Below is a picture of when we made the cover of a local newspaper for one of our performances earlier this year:
That's all for now. Will try to update you all more with Invisalign-related stuff shortly!
"See you" on TV this Saturday ;)