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One Week

Harley was grieving. Travis passed on Saturday morning and all weekend he seemed withdrawn. He was scheduled to visit the …

Out of the Ravine

During my therapy dog classes, I teach two concepts that can be difficult to balance: be a leader and trust …

Harley’s World

Harley led me out of a mental ravine today. My day was busy but unproductive. I was pensive, but off-kilter. …

A Hound Dog in the Flowerbed

It’s no secret that I have a special place in my heart for hound dogs. A few months ago, Wendy …

Remembering Travis 3 of 3: “How Will I Know When It’s Time?”

I work with a lot of senior dogs and it’s a question I’ve heard many times. And I always answer …

Remembering Travis 2 of 3: Harley Pulls Us Through

As Kathy mentioned in her guest post, Travis is struggling. And, quite frankly, so are we. We’re both very aware …

Remembering Travis 1 of 3: Kathy’s Guest Post

Note: Travis was a part of Kathy’s life for more than 13 years so I asked her to write a …

The Gathering Storm

We all have different learning styles, different ways we make sense of the world. I look for relationships. Even as …

The Flash

I was lying in bed last night, just on the edge of sleep when I felt and heard a delicate …

On His Terms

I met with Benny again a couple of weeks ago. Benny is the 15-year old Border Collie/Springer Spaniel mix who …

Communicate, Don’t Dictate

Who knew Harvard Business School could provide salient advice on how to better communicate with your dog? Harley and I …

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Last week in my therapy dog class, we talked about how our dogs experience the world through scent. The best …

Out of Thin Air

As I watch Harley give me his “good boy sit” just outside the kitchen, with his back nice and straight, …

Quality

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love to cook. I didn’t get to do as much with …

Two or Four? Or Does It Matter?

I am a childless woman of a certain age and, based on my lifestyle choice, I will never have children. …

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