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 Dogs often can reach people and children who have withdrawn from the world.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, April 4, 2009

I'mmmm Baaackkkk- With Great News!

Wow- can you believe its been four months since I last blogged here?! I guess family life and work gets in the way so here is an update:

1. Cayman completed his Basic Dog Obedience Training thru the Dog Obedience Club of Lee County on February 11. He was issued not only a certificate of completion but also a 2nd place ribbon which he was awarded for being the 2nd most improved dog in the class! Both were framed and we are please to display them next to his Petco Puppy Education completion certificate.

2. Cayman is definitely growing into one handsome boy. He has gotten gorgeous plumage (not really sure what else to call it) on his tail so when his tail is held high, its a beautiful flag of long gorgeous fur.

3. Cayman completed a Canine Good Citizen test today and was awarded certification. He is now CGC Certified!!!!!! I am eager to get my certificate and have it framed to add to his awards. I might even go a step up and order the rosette/ribbon too!

Other than that, the training has been less intense as has the therapy visits. I am enrolling in school myself-I registered at Edison State College to go for an Associates in Business Management so if it had to come between education for myself to advance in my career or continuing education for my dog; sorry but momma's got put food on the table so that means I come first in schooling.

I do continue to want to work with him to pursue Rally and furthering his obedience training but for now, Cayman is just another fur-baby, content in being loved and adored my his family. So those that have been missing hearing about him, hopefully I can be a better blogger and keep his site current. So that's that! We're happy to be back in the blog-o-sphere!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thanks to all that sent e-cards and holiday greeting cards for this years DWB Card exchange. I suppose I was not prepared for the overwelming number to hit my email and mail box! It would take hours to post everyone I received! So one great big thank you to everyone, posted and unposted, that particated!