Photobucket Photobucket Therapy dogs spread happiness, love, and cheer to people who otherwise might be lonely, sad or slow to heal. This is the journey of Cayman, a longhair miniature dachshund and his journey and experiences visiting becoming a therapy dog.

Did you know that pet visits often spark good memories of a person's own pets? Dogs often can reach people and children who have withdrawn from the world. It's been suggested by science that petting a dog can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote healing.



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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Triple Score!

I made the liver snacks. They came out PERFECT! I wish I had found this recipe long ago since they are perfect. The only thing I did differently was I added an egg wash to the tops halfway thru baking to give them that professional shiny top. Awesome! And of course, the dogs LOVED them. But I have to say, they STINK. I think I might take the advise of others that have tried this recipe and use meat flavored baby food instead. Its already pureed and I can tolerate the smell. But the dogs do love them, which makes it so worth it. In fact they have been following me around the house, looking at me expectantly, as if I have pocketfuls of them or something! Score!

Today was the Howl-A-Day Jubilee Festival. I got all kinds of all natural, organic, and grain free dog food samples to try, a Petco bandanna for Cayman, and the best part- a free shark cartilage chew that I mentioned on Cayman's Christmas list!! The rep from Canine Caviar was there and she recognized me from the previous Pet Fest last month and I mentioned I was looking for the Fish Stix sting ray tail chews and the shark cartilage chews and if she had any with her to sell. She didn't but gave me one for free! Sweet! I also found a local pet boutique that sold them so after the festival, hubby took me there and I bought one more shark cartilage chew and two of the sting ray tails for Cayman and my toy poodle, Zoey, for Christmas. I am so excited to have found them, its taking everything in my not to give them to the dogs early, LOL! Score number 2!

Oh and my order came today. I purchased the book "Therapy Dogs- Training Your Dog to Reach Others" by Kathy Diamond Davis. I have a funny story about this book. See, I ordered it but forgot to update my address listed with Amazon. So I have been impatiently waiting and waiting for it only to have discover when I checked the tracking information that the book was delivered to my old address. I think the new renters rejected it, marked "return to sender" which completely sent me into a tizzy because I would have to contact the seller, pay shipping all over again, and wait even longer. But to my amaze, it was in my mailbox today with one of those yellow forwarding stickers. Score number 3, this time for me! :) I will let you know how it is, its gotten pretty good reviews on Amazon.


Sparky said...


Sounds like the treats are a hit! I need to get my human to make me some too, now...

I hope you have a grrrrEAT weekend!


Neabear said...

You sure got lucky today! I am glad your Amazon order got to you okay. Whew!

Abby said...

Hi, Cayman...

Yummm...Those treats sound great...Liver is the best...My Mom says it stinks, too...But it is the best...

Abby xxxoo