Ernest the Book Buddy

Ernest the Book Buddy

It’s a new school year, and that means a new group of first graders for Ernest to meet, love, and do therapy dog work with. We adopted Ernest 2 1/2 years ago, when he was eight years old. We could tell that he had the makings of a great therapy dog–he is...
Meet Monty, Amazing Mobility Support Dog

Meet Monty, Amazing Mobility Support Dog

The Stories Behind the Animals in the Book Animals help us in so many amazing ways. I loved meeting all the different kids and animals in The Dog in the Dentist Chair….and other true stories of animals who help, comfort and love kids, so I thought I’d...
The Importance of Walking with Ernest (and Pete)

The Importance of Walking with Ernest (and Pete)

“Where should we walk today?” my dogs seem to ask. “Over by the garbage cans, or around that tree?” I make a point to take it slow, give the dogs a little slack, and let them explore. We take many walks. Sometimes the walk has the purpose of...
This Animal Volunteer Has a Heart for Prairie Dogs

This Animal Volunteer Has a Heart for Prairie Dogs

There are so many animals in need out there, but also there are so many amazing people who volunteer their time to help animal causes. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of them while writing a series for All Creatures magazine entitled “Helping...