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”

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”

Therapy Dog and COVID

Truman Blue is reverting to puppyhood. True, at three-and-a-half he is barely past puppy, but six months ago he was willingly compliant. When I take him out now, he wants to play and explore. His journey back to cavorting canine was a short one. We haven’t been visiting since February due to the COVID pandemic.Continue reading “Therapy Dog and COVID”

I’m Vulnerable: New Cozy Series Truman Blue

I am launching my new book series and I am terrified. As one of a zillion wanna-be popular cozy novelists, I am starting at the beginning. I guess that is where everyone starts. I justify the possibility of “no one reads it” with who cares. I write because I love to tell stories. The truthContinue reading “I’m Vulnerable: New Cozy Series Truman Blue”