Comfortable Anywhere

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As you get to know your dog, you sometimes discover new quirks and peccadilloes that will amuse you.  Well, sometimes they might annoy you, too, but I’m guessing that most of the people who read the blog are as in love with their dogs as we are with ours, so it’s more likely that you […]

On Becoming A Better Human With Your Dog

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I have mentioned before that Mr. Taleteller and I both do a fair amount of volunteering.  We both volunteer with teaching dog obedience to the 4H kids in our county.  We also both do nursing home visits with the dogs.  My husband and Küster volunteer with search and rescue while Bunny and I volunteer with […]

An Adventure Of My Own

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Bunny here at the keyboard to share my excellent Sunday with you. This weekend Dad had training on how to be a better search and rescue human, which left us dogs at home with Mom.  Saturday is usually our adventure day, but Mom was lacking in motivation.  She vowed that Sunday was going to be […]

An Adventure In Test Taking

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Bunny here at the keyboard writing about my weekend trials and tribulations. Saturday was the hottest day of the year here so far in our corner of the world, so I was not terribly disappointed to see Mom and Dad go off to training with Küster early in the morning.  I am not a fan of […]

Training Humans Is Hard Work

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Bunny here at the keyboard to share my weekend with you. I wish I could say I had a big adventure from the weekend to share with you, but it turned out to be a weekend of training.  You see, Mom and I have a big test coming up soon and she is worried that she […]

You Can’t Keep A Good Hound Down

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Bunny mentioned a while back that we are studying for an important test.  We are going to try to get our official therapy dog certification soon.  While I initially thought that it would be an easy undertaking for us, I also hadn’t counted on having a traumatic fireworks experience a few weeks ago, either. I’m […]

I’m Studying For An Important Test

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Bunny here at the keyboard, to talk about a test I’m getting ready to take. That’s right, I’m studying for an important test.  You see, I’ve worked as a therapy dog for most of my life, but the places where I’ve volunteered have never required me to have official certification, and I do have my […]

Flattery Wins The Prize

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This past Thursday was a nursing home visit night for us, and we decided to take Flattery and see how she’d do.  Mr. Taleteller armed his bait bag with treats, I packed the camera and our visiting bag and we headed off.  Bunny came along, as well, because we wanted Flattery to have a good […]

Getting Back In The Therapy Dog Saddle

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Last night was a night I’ve looked forward to and been nervous about for a few weeks now. It was our first visit to the nursing home after Laurie passed away a few weeks ago. I hadn’t ever anticipated that I’d be in the position of visiting and feeling emotionally vulnerable at the same time. […]

The Best Therapy

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There are things that happen in our personal lives that I don’t write about on the blog, and there have been some things that I’ve wanted to talk about but haven’t, because it just seems too personal for public reading.  The truth is, I’ve been surprised several times lately by people who I know in […]