Following a New Scent

Truman and I have approximately the same level of engagement curiosity. That means we like to do things together that are fun, but don’t drain too much energy and are not too risky. So what does that mean for a dog who is a quarter bloodhound and a third Labrador? You guessed it, nose work.Continue reading “Following a New Scent”

Comforting Still

A tragic accident took the life of a elementary school student. COVID had everyone scared. Truman Blue and I responded anyway, in hopes of bringing smiles back to the child’s classmates. He did. The kids loved Truman. Truman visited seventy something children and teachers. He was more quiet than usual, but I thought it wasContinue reading “Comforting Still”

Truman Blue Mystery Book 2 Launching Soon

Jerry cocked his head. “No, silly, take the romance of the ocean with you. Don’t look at it as a large body of salt water, look at it for how it has inspired humankind. The mystery and challenges of the ocean have spoken to great poets, scientists, explorers, and artists. Yet it is delightful enough to enchant children.”

Book Launch! It’s Here! The first Truman Blue Mystery is out

The first book in the series is now available digitally for free from August 15 through August 19, 2020. Enjoy reading about the real life dog Truman Blue who is fictionalized Cozy Therapy Dog, Truman Blue Mysteries. Is fun, with a splash of education! Click here to order.

Dog Friends at Home

Truman Blue lives with three other dogs. Leala is a quiet dog who has little interactions with the other dogs. It’s not that she’s unfriendly. She is an giving introvert. She was a therapy dog until she got older and it was too much work to walk around and visit a lot of people. She’sContinue reading “Dog Friends at Home”

Waiting in the Wings for the New Normal

Truman loves when people come visit the house. Only two came on July 4. There have not been many visitors since COVID. We are all waiting for normal to come back, but normal is an ethereal concept that changes with each passing instant. Normal is a conundrum. Normal has never changed because it is alwaysContinue reading “Waiting in the Wings for the New Normal”

Fourth of July, 2020 – Our Vision is Clearing

Truman is one of those dogs who could care less about fireworks. He doesn’t like the sound of a cookie sheet hitting tile, but other than that, he is non-plussed by loud noises. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many dogs. You have heard it. Lock them up. I use one of those tightContinue reading “Fourth of July, 2020 – Our Vision is Clearing”

Why Pet Therapy? TREAT

Smiles are the reward for therapy pet work. Dogs may enjoy the touch of human hands more than a smile. Who knows? A dog does understand a smile. Humans cherish a genuine smile from another person. When someone is in a situation where smiles do not flow freely and a therapy dog team provides touchContinue reading “Why Pet Therapy? TREAT”