Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chou Chou in the Therapy Dog Photo Opp

Our animal-assisted therapy  organization scheduled a group photo on the steps of the State Capitol building, Sacramento. There are more than 100 certified therapy dogs and handlers. Could all these dogs -- with a few cats and rabbits -- sit together nicely for a group photo? Could Chou Chou do this? See what happened...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chou Chou Earned Her ThD!

Chou Chou just earned her AKC Therapy Dog title, ThD! I am so proud of her! We worked hard as a team -- therapy dog and handler -- going to libraries, schools, and nursing homes with our animal-assisted therapy organization.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Briard Mobile!

There's a new addition to my backyard landscaping. It's a briard mobile, made for me in Austria by a talented woman who loves these dogs. Attached to an evergreen branch, it blows in the wind and the briards, heart, and paw print swing. 

At night, with the motion detector night light, the briards cast shadows on the fence. ("The mobile pups look just like me!") Love it!

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mobile created by Karin at

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chou Chou's Follow-up Eye Exam

Chou Chou had a second eye exam, at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital. She was hesitating when she walked in the dark and seemed to fail the "cotton ball test" during her annual eye appointment. That could mean nothing, or it could be early PRA leading to blindness. I was considering doing more sensitive testing. I wanted a second opinion.