I Heart You --- Tales And Tails

Red Feather

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It’s not a secret that we do nursing home visits with the dogs.  Some nights are more lively than others, and there are definitely times when I think about just staying at home because I’m tired or have had a bad day.  This week has been a series of bad days and it was really […]

Visit Number Fifty -- Tales and Tails

How Do You Do

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Typically, when we do nursing home visits, Bunny goes with me and Flattery goes with Mr. Taleteller.  The girls both have their own style of greeting people.  Flattery is a little more outgoing and she’s usually the first one to walk up to someone and greet them.  She’s the penultimate social butterfly, going from one […]

Ready To Spread Some Cheer -- Tales and Tails

Adventures In Doing Good Deeds

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Bunny here at the keyboard writing about my adventures in doing good deeds this weekend. Most of our readers know that I am not just an outstanding canine model, I am also certified therapy dog.  One of the things I do as a therapy dog is to work as a hospice volunteer and visit humans […]

Color On A Rainy Day -- Tales and Tails

As Predictable As Death And Taxes

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Last night was a nursing home night for us.  This time, Bunny and I went by ourselves because Mr. Taleteller and Küster had a meeting to attend and I’d had a rough week at work.  Juggling two dogs didn’t seem like such a good idea.  Flattery made a strong case for going with me, but […]

Here Kitty Kitty -- Tales and Tails

Time After Time

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Most Thursday nights find us visiting the nursing home with Bunny and Flattery.  Normally, Mr. Taleteller also accompanies us, but last night he had a meeting to attend.  My original plan was to just go with Bunny and let Flattery hang out at home.  I feel like I can interact better with the nursing home […]

Flattery Makes Herself Comfortable -- Tales and Tails

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 […]

Posing by the Car -- Tales and Tails

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

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Before you start reading this story, I feel compelled to warn you that it may be a bit on the long side and that you may want to set aside anything you might be drinking.  Sometimes I appreciate knowing these sorts of things.  Don’t say that you haven’t been warned. I mentioned that last week […]

Hands On Bunny -- Tales and Tails

Braving The Elements

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Bunny here at the keyboard writing about my Saturday. We got a bunch more snow on Friday and it was still coming down on Saturday, so I wasn’t feeling too lucky about my chances of getting out.  I was a little baffled when Mom brought my hospice visiting vest in and  had me practice 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 […]

It’s Own Reward

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When we adopted our first two Greyhounds, Treat and Hawk, we were thrilled to  take them with us to PetSmart and Petco, but we didn’t know of a lot of other things locally that we could do with them.  As I began to make more connections with dog people, I started hearing about therapy dogs […]