Category Archives: animal facilitated chaplaincy

empty/full

She sat alone in the empty room, her suitcase full. . all perspective lost … was she moving in or leaving? … Would she like to pet a dog? Yes! Finally, she thought, a question i can answer.

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EASY

all the holy ones talk about a life of simplicity. and thus we monks train daily for it. simplicity ¬†– that much discussed and misunderstood holy poverty… which is in turn the state of non-attachment …… . in training the … Continue reading

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a small sermon

love saves the world. . in the darkest night, on the brightest day – when all feels lost, when all is won, when all is joy, when all is grief, yes, even then, love. it is a commandment. it is … Continue reading

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just a moment

patience looks differently than it feels. patients also often look differently than they feel. it is important to listen with patience to patients.

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Hello!

i enter home again and am greeted with a spinning wagging happiness! such JOY! is it me? or simply She knows the ways of ¬†radical hospitality that heal a weary soul.  

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Desire

my first dog was a small black bundle of poodle. i was 9 years old and He was splendid! I named him Captain Timothy Carver, and called him Tim. we jumped rope together, and chased waves on the beach… and … Continue reading

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SHINE

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NAKED DOG!

She could not keep a collar on, She would not keep a collar on! Out she slid, with a quick duck of her head, freedom! unleashed! She danced around, just out of reach. HAPPY and JOYOUS! the angry shouts, the … Continue reading

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Manners matter

they told me the woman in the purple shirt was terrified of dogs, and she was. righteously so — she had broken her tibia, fibula and femur not from any attack.. but from an out of control canine bounding toward … Continue reading

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Tornado Warnings

the skies were grey, the lap was full, a big dog a little dog twin cats and a calico, and somewhere slinked at our feet, a splash of living black velvet…. there is safety in numbers….   the warning sounds … Continue reading

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