Category: The Brilliance of Dogs

How Dogs Communicate -a Love Language between us

If you own a dog, you know they possess marvelous communication skills. Apart from their vocalization and understanding of our words and commands, dog body language involves their posture, tails, head and eye gaze and using their paws to emphasize their point. Have you noticed when you stop petting your dog how they “paw” you…

Benefits of Adopting an Older Dog

In honor of our senior dogs, and the special attention they so richly deserve, this blog is dedicated to our furry elders. Senior dogs are often surrendered to shelters due to owner lifestyle changes. If a guardian has not been appointed for them in advance, these otherwise healthy and happy dogs are now relegated to…

Dog Visits Heal Owners in the Hospital

    For those of us who are dutifully committed to our dogs and cats, with a nothing-will-get-between-me-and my-pet devotion, with equal reciprocation, it may not surprise you to learn that many hospitals are now recognizing the therapeutic value of a pet visit when the owner (their patient) is hospitalized. Separate from therapy-trained dog programs,…

Rewards of Adopting a Blind Dog

  A true story and testimonial by Tonya Morgan, Creator of Blind Dog Bumper Collars: “Years ago I spent considerable time volunteering at the local animal shelter – “the pound.”  It was a high kill system and the old and/or blind dogs just didn’t have a chance. They were usually put down right away. I…