Tag Archives: animal rescue

Will the Jerry Maguires of Animal Welfare please stand up?

With unforgettable quotes like “You complete me” and shots of a frazzled Tom Cruise exclaiming “Help me, help you” to a naked Cuba Gooding Jr., it’s easy to forget the opening scene that started it all in the 1996 romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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Friday’s Forbidden Love: A black cat and a peach pit bull

Normally I roll my eyes and become unapologetically judgmental when I hear people say that they got their pet “for their kids.”  Seriously, it’s your dog, not your 5-year old’s.  Get your kid an iPad and save the dog for … Continue reading

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Obsession with breed: As troublesome as discrimination against it

In light of the current political context surrounding both the teaching profession and pit bull welfare right now, I thought this could use a repost.  This piece was originally posted in March of 2012. Most of my professional experience has … Continue reading

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A Peach in Motion: Dealing with issues surrounding photo and video releases in therapy dog work

This morning, Peaches and I went for our last of four Friday morning visits with the humane society’s weekly summer kids camp, Camp PAWS.  After four weeks in a row of fabulous visits with several incredible groups of kids–all of … Continue reading

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“Hey, have you heard the one about climate change and dog training?”

So a man walks into a bar and sees a dog sitting at the counter.  He turns to the dog and asks, “So what do you think about all the controversy surrounding the best methods and tools for training dogs?” … Continue reading

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Obsession with breed: As troublesome as discrimination against it

Most of my professional experience has been in teacher training and preparation.  Without fail, most prospective teachers, particularly those younger and newer to the work, cite the following as their reasons for going into teaching:  “I just love English,” “Math … Continue reading

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