Life Lessons From My Therapy Dog: The Alzheimer’s Unit

We brought Henri home when she was just 7-weeks old. Her big hazel eyes and forever-wagging tail stopped strangers on the street everywhere we went. Very quickly, I realized I had a pretty special little ball of fluff who could instantly brighten somebody’s day. You know those little deals you try to make with God, usually in moments of complete desperation? God, if…

Perfect Saturday

Today was a really good day. It was one of those Saturday’s where nothing was going to put me in a bad mood. My dad is in town to help my youngest sister, Katy, move into a new house and both of them stayed at my place last night. I really love having family here,…

Weekend Highlights

This weekend has been extremely busy! There were big events happening at a major university in my town so the restaurant I work at was shlammed. This particular university is insanely expensive, so the families in town were ready to take their precious college babies to dinner and spend big bucks, woohoo! On nights like…

That Saucy Pants

A few days ago I got a call from my mom, one I have been expecting and afraid of for the past few years. Chester, my 14 year old Wheaten Terrier, is not doing well. As she was telling me this through quiet sobs, I told myself “you have been expecting this. You knew this…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden

When playing with dogs, I get so tickled when they “hide” behind a piece of furniture or a glass door and act as if you cannot see them hunched over, ready to bolt any second. I had the opportunity to photograph an adorable Border Collie named Peyton a few months ago and he just cracked…