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Learning to Dance

A few days ago, Travis, Harley and I went for a walk at a favorite local park. I love this …

Tower to Tomato, You’re Cleared for Landing

Is it wrong to use humor to deal with a difficult situation? I don’t think so, but if you do, …

On This Harvest Moon

Do dogs appreciate beauty? If so, how do they identify it? Classify it? Communicate it? All of these questions arise …

Table for Two?

I’m often told I have the best job in the world and I rarely disagree with this keen observation. However, …

The Rosetta Stone

For the first time in his life, Harley isn’t the center of attention. In the last 12 months, the members …

A Double Merle Hello

Last week in our therapy dog class, we talked about how dogs experience the world through smell. We discussed what …

I Just Need a Jack

Descriptions of the Boxer breed include words like “self-assured”, “playful”, and “curious”. Iris, the 10-year old Boxer I met a …

The Smile

I saw Dave yesterday and he looked terrific. Every inch of him was smiling. With that underbite on full display, …

Whistle, Whistle, Bark!

A few months ago, Kathy and I went to my family reunion in Ohio. It was a great four days …

Moving the Furniture

Since Travis lost his vision, we’ve made a concerted effort not to move the furniture or leave items on the …

The Eyes Don’t Have It

I’m worried about Travis. Something in his eyes is changing. It’s not his eyes, really, it’s the set of his …

Dave

Today I met a dog named Dave. He was lying on a folded-up comforter in Dr. Miller’s office when I …

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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.