Most of my memories of Lucia are written in my special, private journal . . . a place where Lucia and I have our conversations. It has been a big step in helping me heal my heart to some extent, at least enough to be able to function. If we’re wise enough to live in the moment with our pets, we have so many significant days. Cherish every minute they are willing to give you . . . they are gone from this plane of existence much too soon.
An important and critical component of our mission is to educate the public about canine ethology and emotional intelligence by showcasing the unique inherent talents of these dogs that we discover and nurture through our individualized training and enrichment program. Our program focuses on teaching every dog in our care to be a true partner and helpmate for their human.
I believe in honoring a dog’s space. Contrary to some popular beliefs, dogs are not into bad behavior just to show you that they are the “boss.” If they don’t want to do something, I always want to know why, and then show them how to do it if they don’t have a good reason to not do it
The species doesn’t matter. . . whether two-legged or four-legged, a mom wants only one thing . . . the opportunity and the right to safely have and love her babies.
But the first order of business when they’re moved to the bathroom is to poop, run through it, and use the bathtub as an obstacle course.