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 Dogs often can reach people and children who have withdrawn from the world.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!


Neabear said...

I was wondering when you were going to post on here again. Glad to hear Cayman has done well. Now you need to get an updated picture of him too. Heehee.

Raising Addie said...

Boy oh boy you guys have been busy!

We can't wait to see a new picture of you Cayman!

Congrats on all of your accomplishments! We would expect nothing less from a wonderful Doxie like you!

Lots of Luv & kisses
Addie and Lucie

Sweepy said...

Welcome Back!
And congrats with all your awards!
That was quite a comeback!

Kess And Her Mama said...

Welcome back and well done Cayman. All the best with your studies Shawna.

Simba and Jazzi said...

Hope you had a good weekend. So much to catch up on.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Fred said...

Glad you're back, and things are going well!

A Tail of 2 Doggies said...

Hi there. Our mom is a bloggy friend of Linnea's. She told us that we needed to come by and meet you.

Congrats on Cayman's accomplishments. He must be! a really smart dog. We went to obedience school...but we flunked out:-( But, our mom loves us anyway.
Bark at ya later.

A Tail of 2 Doggies said...

PS - We are from Florida too. We were both born in Lakeland, and lived there until two years ago, when our dad to a job in another state!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday, Cayman! We hope you have the most special day ever with lots of treats and ice cream!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Happy Birtdhay Cayman!
Kisses and hugs

Lacy said...

w00f's Cayman, happy late barkday to u, hope u got belly rubs and ear scratchies and u has many many more..

b safe,

happy said...

Happy belated birthday to you, Cayman!

Fred said...

Been missing your posts! Hope all is going well!