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Present Healing

I had dental work today… A wonderful thing Denied to many… Still, I was thankful for dear friends, Who did not require me to throw the ball, But simply sat with me. . That is truly, often, all we need … Continue reading

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Air travel

At the airport, Watching Travelers… Some with two legs, Some with four… Hurry up. and wait. Soon you will soar.

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Gently

It was a difficult day for many people, And yet this same day brought joy to others. A dog too large made himself quite small, And a woman confined found her small world quite large for a moment. Love can … Continue reading

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Healing 

The little dog, Clutched In the arms of a human, Both frozen in the waiting room, It was hard to tell who was more scared. there was no way to tell them, Above the din, That they had the power … Continue reading

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Focusing on the job

The two therapy dog handlers stood in the parking lot, Marveling at the enormous… Fascinated by the very small… Creature on the crawl- Snake? Worm? Size is relative to expectations… As are shapes! I too though thought lizards had legs… … Continue reading

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Working dog

A working dog is of service to the world, But only by invitation- A service dog only works for one, But is an inspiration. Do not confuse the two,  for in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness, No one … Continue reading

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reaching

She had the same name as my mother, and the same accent, filled with granite and love – . the bed was to high for the dog to see Her, and she was too immobilized to see Him — and … 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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rsvp

who knows what draws two beings together, need or want, desire or healing, who knows where that invitation comes from — all that matters is that we answer it.  

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Visitors

the Poodle and i – We entered the facility, the institution, the home. . there She was, halfway down the hallway in a wheelchair. people passing Her by, not even stopping to say hi, or even, “excuse me….” . “No … Continue reading

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