On the Air

Hi everyone. This is a notice to let you know that Glimmer’s story is being aired tonight on CTV TWO and the series Alberta Primetime at 6pm and 11pm.  Below are the listings. Hope you can catch it – and if you do, we hope you enjoy it.  Have a great evening!

Calgary SD:  Shaw Cable Channel 13     Edmonton SD: Shaw Cable Channel 9

Bell TV: Channel 267

HD: Shaw Cable Channel 212

Shaw Direct Classic: Channel 351

Shaw Direct Advanced: Channel 23

Telus Optik TV: Channel 102 (HD), Channel 9102 (SD)

Telus Satellite TV: Channel 267

Alberta Primetime News Interview

Yesterday, Stephen McLean from CBC Two – Alberta Primetime – came to my home and conducted an interview with me about Glimmer and the detection work I’ve been doing with her.  The interview took about an hour.  Afterwards, we went to a location we had decided on during our initial phone conversation, and while she worked to get herself into her working groove, Stephen quietly followed her around with his camera and filmed her.

In total, the interview time was about three hours. I have to say that it was an experience I won’t soon forget.

Stephen’s energy was absolutely fantastic – calm, assertive, relaxed – which had a tremendously positive effect on both Glimmer and me.  When he first arrived, Glimmer became extremely excited and was jumping all over the place. Without me having to tell him to, Stephen ignored Glimmer’s behavior completely, touching her only when she went into a calm sit position. The second she became excited again, he immediately ignored her.  It was amazing to watch the interaction between the two of them; he gave her calm, assertive patience while she went through the process of realizing that her jumping was unacceptable, and she gave him her full attention… and her adoration. It was beautiful to see.

The in-house interview was wonderful. It was calm, relaxed, and progressive. Stephen’s ability to make a person feel comfortable, to make one feel like their life and what they have to say is genuinely interesting, made the entire process a genuine pleasure.

When we arrived at the location where he would be filming her at work, Glimmer was much more focused than I thought she would be, considering she had a camera very close to her, at times. I can only attribute that to the calm energy coming from Stephen; she accepted everything he did with the camera without getting nervous or anxious about it. Most importantly, she did her job as though he wasn’t even there.  It was wonderful!

I want to extend my sincere gratitude to Mr. McLean for his patience, understanding, and above all, his incredible calmness throughout the entire interview process.  It was a real pleasure, and any time he wants to film us when we’re at public locations, he is more than welcome to do so.

If or when the segment is aired, an update with a link will be posted.  Have a great day!

Sept. 7, 2015 Updates

We like to know how our clients are doing after we’ve completed an investigation.  To this end, we have added a new page to this site, called “Testimonials.”

If you are a client – or, if you just really, really like us and you want to let us know that – please click on the “Testimonials” page and follow the instructions there. Thank you!

In other news, Glimmer is almost completely recovered from her ordeal with the wounds on her neck.  Yesterday, for the first time in almost two weeks, she was finally able to wear her collar when she was taken out for her walks. While her neck has been healing, she’s had to wear her harness when she goes out for walks, and she really dislikes it. So, until yesterday, her walks were not as enjoyable for her as they normally are. Yesterday, she was like a puppy again.  It was a beautiful thing to see.  ♥

Speaking of Glimmer, she is turning 3 years old on Sept. 10 (Holy cow! That’s only 3 days from now!).  If the weather is nice, we’re going to be taking her to the dog park in Taradale so she can run off some steam, play, and just have a really good time.  If you have a dog-friendly dog and you’d like to join us, please feel free to do so!  We’ll be there from 7pm to at least 8pm. And just so you know you’re at the right place, look for some balloons tied to the fence.  😀

We are currently in the process of making arrangements for an investigation in a commercial location located a few hours out of town. If all goes as planned, we will be conducting the investigation in the second week of October.  We’ll provide more information once we have confirmation.

In the meantime, now that Glimmer is ready and able to work again, we are pushing ahead with our search for reportedly haunted locations which allow her to work indoors when the weather is inclement.  She has not worked much this year, and it’s important to our canine detection research that this changes.  The sooner, the better.  Glimmer works best when there are not a lot of other humans around to distract her, so working her after hours in occupied buildings is preferred.  Business owners are, of course, more than welcome to attend these sessions, and will be provided with any viable audio and/or video data that may be captured.

Have a great week, everyone, and thanks again to everyone who has been keeping Glimmer in thoughts and prayers and sending her healing energies. You have all made a difference!