Goldie and I will be Strutting at “Strut Your Mutt” in LA on Oct 20…

Dear Friends and Family, As you all know, when Henry died this past year I was heartbroken. But the Dog Gods had a certain someone in mind to help me out. Her name is Goldie, and I adopted her on May 31. She is attentive, smart and cuddly, and has been learning tasks to assist…Read more Goldie and I will be Strutting at “Strut Your Mutt” in LA on Oct 20…

Pupdate: Goldie’s Progress, Newsletters and more…

          It's been almost 3 months since I adopted sweet, little Goldie, and I'm happy to report she's doing well. Initially she was afraid of Don, which concerned me, but I think it was because his new job was stressing him out, making him somewhat volatile and unpredictable. To be honest,…Read more Pupdate: Goldie’s Progress, Newsletters and more…

The Gold(ie) Standard

  The Gold(ie) Standard My husband and I have been lucky with the stray and rescue dogs who have joined our pack in the past 20+ years. They all came with their own personal mystery baggage, which manifested as behavior problems, but none were so awful that we had to un-adopt or relinquish them. In…Read more The Gold(ie) Standard

Our New Family Member: Teddy the “Sharpusky”

When we lost Henry, I knew I couldn't replace him, but I really missed having a little buddy by my side. If I did get another pup he would be small like Henry, because that's what I was accustomed to, and it was more practical. But the universe had something else in store for me.…Read more Our New Family Member: Teddy the “Sharpusky”

A Smiling Sloth Says it All!

 MOTHER'S DAY - because I have the best mom in the world. GRADUATION DAY - They finally did it!   Yes, I've gone Sloth-silly, but it happened by accident when a friend encouraged me to put some of  my seasonal ornaments on Etsy.  Last year I randomly chose the sloth as my subject without realizing…Read more A Smiling Sloth Says it All!

Henry

  My heart is breaking. On Saturday morning when Henry woke up and tried to walk to Don and me, to give us his usual morning smooches, his movement was uneven and jerky. He favored his front right leg as he hobbled to me. After licking my hands and letting me scratch his head, he…Read more Henry

Book News!!

Henry and I are happy to say that as of today, the paperback version of Giving Paws: Having a Service Dog for a Hidden Disability, is available on Amazon. It will be available in hardcover and on Kindle and Nook in the next few days as well. In the mood to shop? https://www.amazon.com/Giving-Paws-Having-Service-Disability/dp/1633934993 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/giving-paws-martha-l-thompson/1126889845 https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/giving-paws   We…Read more Book News!!