It was my proudest moment of being a dog mom/handler/owner, whatever you want to call it. Bear put his paw on my knee. I’ve had dogs go High in Trial, Best of Breed, Champions, and rank in the national top ten in obedience. When Bear put his paw on my knee, I melted. I wasContinue reading “A Paw on the Knee”
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Collecting Performance Dog Titles is Fun
Have fun with your dog and know how much they love you. Earning AKC performance titles is loads of fun.
Predicting Good Dog/Bad Dog (Truman/Bear)
I admit, I hadn’t read the scientific research papers. When I learned about the connection between behavior and left/right handedness in dogs, I was delightfully shocked. How had I missed that? As it turns out, there are predictors of a dog’s propensity to be a more easily trained, and less troublesome. The predictors are basedContinue reading “Predicting Good Dog/Bad Dog (Truman/Bear)”
High in Trial – Truman Blue Scores!
Soggy dogs. It rained and rained, but the participants in the scent work trials were used to working in natural elements. Canines and people were wet and muddy, but that didn’t matter at this show. It was the ability of the dogs to locate a hidden odor cannister that counted. Scent work is a dogContinue reading “High in Trial – Truman Blue Scores!”
Truman Blue Double Blue Muffins
Truman Blue Double Blue Muffins are super easy and to die for if you like blueberry muffins. If you add the blue cheese filling, they are to double die for. Blueberry Muffin Recipe 1 cup flour (I use gluten free, but it’s your choice) 1 cup frozen mini blueberries (Available in grocery stores. As aContinue reading “Truman Blue Double Blue Muffins”
Sadness to Smiles: Job Description for a Crisis Response Dog
Job Description of a Crisis Response Dog –Reports To: Certified Handler, who may feel weepy, overwhelmed, and tired. –Job Overview: Responsible for raising the spirits of people whose lives have been dramatically changed by devastating circumstances, without saying a word. -Success is Measured By: The number of sad faces turned to smiles The number ofContinue reading “Sadness to Smiles: Job Description for a Crisis Response Dog”
Can You Still?
It was the first time since COVID. It’s a catch phrase with a new global understanding. It’s a phrase signifying as humans we collectively went through a change in our universe. We all wonder if we can still do “it”, whatever “it” may be. Saturday, Truman Blue started back doing therapy visits at the hospital.Continue reading “Can You Still?”
Just Released – Shady Sand, A Truman Blue Mystery, Book 2
Free on Kindle for May 22- May 26, and always free on Kindle Unlimited.
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”
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.