When I’m stressed and feel like I need an outlet, I reach for Bright. Hey, Bryan can only take so much. Her non-judging but still animate presence is comforting, so I brush her or stroke her little muzzle and soft ears and let my worries melt away. Apparently, I’m not alone; more and more practitioners in the helping field are using dogs to help their patients feel at ease and open up during sessions. Continue reading
The last article on Help On Four Legs really focused on the labor of a Puppy Raiser. I sang their praises, and thanked them for their hard work and sacrifices. It’s like being a surrogate parent; Puppy Raisers care for these little hell-raising fur balls just until they start to act like civilized adults, then they give them back.
“I could never do that.”
When I tell curious strangers about the process, the 5 words above are almost always the first they utter.
Ok, so you could never do that. There’s a lot you can do, though. Continue reading
A pup in the tub!
About once a day, someone says, “Wow! Your dog is so beautiful!”
Guess what. That takes a lot of work. Continue reading