Saturday, May 30, 2015

Chou Chou Briard at the High School


As a therapy dog, Chou Chou has gone to libraries for children's "read to a dog" programs, to nursing homes, to the university, and to 5th grade after-school  programs teaching about dog safety.

A few days ago, we went with our fellow therapy dogs to a high school to de-stress the teenagers before their exams.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lucky to Have Hip Dysplasia?

Chou Chou is back to her weekly physical therapy visits at U.C. Davis Veterinary Hospital. She is doing underwater treadmill and laser therapy. 

Integrative Medicine has expanded its patient load, but the space is small, so dog owners are no longer allowed to watch the dogs do their therapy. I have to sit in the waiting room now. And I talk to other dog owners.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May is Therapy Dog Month


So many activities this week! 

On Tuesday, Chou Chou had a therapy dog shift at the library, with 3 other dogs and lots of children.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Attachments Between Dogs and Their People



Two new research studies have found similarities between how infants form bonds with their parents and how dogs bond to their owners.