My Puppy Club, by Susan Day We all dream of retiring to the country, right? The fresh air, the solitude and the bounties that come from living closer to nature. In 2014, Susan and her family did just that. She left behind a big dog training facility in the city and moved three hours’ drive away. Well, it didn’t take long for word to get around that Susan could train ...read the full article.
CONDITIONED TO FEAR DOGS Hiking with my dogs on a beautiful lakeside trail a young family approaches from around a bend. The mother carries her baby in her back pack. A young boy, probably eight, is by her side. Holding her fathers hand is a little girl, maybe four years old. My three friendly dogs trail behind me sniffing tall grasses and vibrant yellow mustard flowers off the beaten trail. I smile as we get closer and the little boy gestures towards my dogs, offering ...read the full article.
For those of us who have never experienced the environment of war, we can never know what it’s like. The images seen, the actions taken by those participating are beyond our imagination. When our veterans return from the battlefield often times there is a new battle raging–a battle from within. To hurt, harm or endanger another is not what the human species was designed to do. When violence is witnessed ...read the full article.
Today I’ve missed my sweet June so much. It’s been almost two months since she died of lymphoma. I feel her presence sitting behind me while I type on this keyboard–she’s wrapped behind me like a crescent noodle–warming my lower back. She loves to sit with me. She is content, happy, snoozing. The energy is peaceful. June is a sparkle of light and love. Her nine pound body has ...read the full article.
“He believed the dog was immortal.’ So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving story of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. From the moment in 1918 when Corporal Lee Duncan discovers Rin Tin Tin on a World War I battlefield, he recognizes something in the pup that he needs to share with the world. Rin Tin Tin’s improbable introduction to Hollywood leads to ...read the full article.
I give my dogs massages whenever they’re on my lap. The eyes soften, the body melts, and they are in doggie heaven! At Ojai School of Massage you can master the art of animal massage therapy! Check out this comprehensive curriculum and use your healing hands to become an animal massage therapist! www.ojaischoolofmassage.com/