Treat Yo Self

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This week, I’ve been pondering some of the things that make us humans different from our canine companions.  I suspect that one of the reasons we like dogs so much is these little differences in the way they think versus the way we think.  One of the things I like the most about dogs, though, […]

The Professional Dog

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I’ve been thinking lately about some of the differences between humans and dogs.  We often talk about humans and how they were born to do certain things, like be a singer or design buildings or some other path that they either have a strong aptitude, talent or calling towards.  I can think of several people […]

The Persistence Of Memory

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For a long time, I didn’t completely understand why people had such a difficult time with the loss of a loved one on a holiday.  As a kid, I naively thought that all of the fun, gifts and togetherness of Christmas would make up for the sad memory of a loss.  After I got older, […]

On Hounds And Hugging

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I’m guessing by now that most people have read the article that came out a few weeks ago saying that dogs don’t like to be hugged.  A lot of humans took this news with a mixture of disbelief, disappointment, denial and even outrage.  There was a lot of reaction to this news last week.  I […]

When Patience Is Kryptonite

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One of the things I like about teaching the 4H kids dog obedience is that it reminds me that dogs have different learning styles.  I get used to working with my dogs and I learn what works with them, but hounds are notoriously stubborn to train.  This makes me empathetic towards the kids with stubborn […]

A Day In The Life Of A Hospice Volunteer

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Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about something that I thought you might find interesting. It’s not a secret that I work as a therapy dog and a hospice volunteer.  I enjoy going to visit people and bring smiles to their faces.  Usually, I know where we’re going before we even leave the house.  Sure, […]