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Becoming Judie Kay

Every daughter realizes at some point in her life that, “Dear God, I’ve become my mother.” Sometimes it’s said with …

What an In-Teresting Monster

I scared a dog today. I didn’t mean to, of course, but it happened. I didn’t understand what was making …

Simple

I’m sitting on the couch with Harley curled up at my side, snoozing away. The Keith Jarrett Trio’s cover of …

Into the Woods

A few months ago my dear friends gave me the best gift possible: my own set of keys to their …

Who’s Pullin’ My Tail?!

I shouldn’t be amused by this, but I am. I won’t win any Mother of the Year awards for telling …

First Crushes Are Hard

Helen is in love. Hopelessly devoted to a boy who doesn’t even know she’s alive. Every night, she waits for …

The Bone Yard

When I was a kid, I played in the dirt—a lot. Like many kids, I enjoyed drawing figures in the …

We Are Family

The modern family unit is complex and often includes members not connected by blood or marriage. Same-sex parents, grandparents raising …

Banana Shake

I should be working. But who can resist two dogs playing tug o’ war with a banana? Helen loves her …

Hearing Voices

Admit it. You talk to your dog. And he talks back. Harley and I have full conversations about important things …

The Red Leash

I like things that are worn, soft and comfortable. Of my sizable t-shirt collection, my favorites are those that have …

An Old Friend

Visiting a client for the first time often provides plenty of new experiences. But on rare occasions, those visits revive …

SPAM vs. The Foodie

I went to visit Gothic Eleanor of Aquitaine today. Ellie is an eight-year old English Mastiff with a significant underbite …

A Spin Around the Island

One of the great joys of my job is that I get to spend my days with a rotating cast …

Foxy!

I hate mornings. And, no, hate is not too strong a word. I fight the same battle every day. The …

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Canine Mobility Books

The first two books in the Loyal Companion Guide series, Sit. Stand. GO! and Emotion to Motion help you recognize, record, and accommodate your dog’s mobility challenges, as well as understand the emotions behind the movement. Filled with photos and worksheets, these books are your guide to helping your dog lead the best life possible.