There are so many ways that therapy dogs are being used. They are in nursing homes, psychiatrists’ offices, hospitals and now they are in funeral homes. See the story here:
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Here are some helpful recommendations to keep your pets safe and more at ease on July 4th. You can read about them here: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/July-4-Safety.aspx
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The increase in innovative roles for dogs continues. The New York City school system has some novel practices with dogs. My mother is a retired NYC school teacher and there was no way that she could have done it. She was terrified of dogs (and I became a vet, go figure). Read about it here:
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The unconditional love between people and pets is magical. Just take a look at this photograph, read the story and tell me what you think:
Thursday, May 11, 2017
I am ecstatic about the fact that our furry friends have become so important to us that we take them with us everywhere. As we approach the summer, please heed the advice in my video about leaving your pets in your cars on hot days:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Okay, this week I am giving marsupials a chance to be mentioned in my blog! This is a great story about a police officer who cares for an orphaned kangaroo. Read about it here:
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Things that have a big impact on our lives result in huge calls to action. Here is one example that shows what a man did after his dog was hit by a truck: http://www.today.com/pets/gunnar-s-wheels-aims-help-injured-dogs-get-wheelchairs-t110282
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Man’s best friend comes to the rescue again. In this case a Black Labrador Retriever has a condition that some people get – vitiligo, which affects the skin. Read about how this dog, Rowdy, changed the life of a young boy with vitiligo:
Do you know of a dog/human pair that have the same disease/condition?
Thursday, April 6, 2017
There are a number of therapeutic ways that pets help humans. A 95 year old resident of a nearby nursing home excitedly described seeing a horse walk down the hallway recently. Horses are also increasingly used in therapy sessions. Read about one story here:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Pets have become more integral parts of our lives and we are shown more examples of this every day. When people are looking for homes, they factor their pets into their decisions whether to live there or not. Read about it here: http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/life/home-garden/2017/03/10/pets-big-part-homeowners-buying-decisions/98919574/
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Our furry companions (I am referring to dogs) have our backs. If someone is not nice to you, your furry friend will not be too happy with him/her either. Read about it here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/12/your-enemys-enemy-is-your-dog-scientists-find
Do you have your dog's back and do you have examples of this?
Thursday, February 23, 2017
I was inspired to include something about guinea pigs in my blog after a friend posted pictures of her daughter’s guinea pigs on my Facebook page. Please enjoy this story about the special bond that a dog in a wheelchair developed with a guinea pig.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Here is a great story of how a dog forgave the man who abused him:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/guideposts/blessed-by-bull-dogs-lovi_b_3498817.html
Who can YOU forgive today?
Thursday, January 26, 2017
So January 1st came and went. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? How are you coming along with those? If you are tackling them without a problem, bravo! For those of you who are having trouble achieving them please consider this:
- · don’t be so hard on yourself
- · pick, small attainable targets that move you closer to your goals
- · give yourself rewards for small achievements
Remember, do not get upset that you are not where you want to be. Maybe what you wanted to achieve was too big. Instead focus on the progress that you are making.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Dogs have been man’s best friends for ages. According to this article things may be changing. The researchers who wrote this story want to shift how we view livestock. Read about it here:http://www.treehugger.com/animals/goats-could-be-new-dogs.html
What do you think?
What do you think?
Thursday, January 12, 2017
In my blogs I want to also include domesticated and undomesticated animal species that provide wonderful experiences for (and have great impacts on) people. In this example an atypical species (monkey) allows a pregnant woman to have a special, unique experience. Read about it and see it here: