Being a therapy dog and what it takes

For the past few months, Maggie and I have been volunteering with a wonderful program called The Peacock Foundation.  The Peacock Foundation calls itself a ‘new breed of therapy’ – what it is is therapy sessions for at-risk children, with animals involved in the sessions.  Maggie and I can’t say exactly which location we go to because it’s a safe… Read more →

Nashville again…

We always end up in Nashville. It’s becoming our home away from home. With each visit, we fall more in love with the culture, our Nashville friends, the music, and just being on the road. On our last trip to Nashville, we volunteered at the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. If you didn’t get a chance to see… Read more →

We are all uncool project

Social media is a funny thing.  We are so grateful for all of the friends and connections Maggie and I have made due to social media.  Our circles of friendship and support would be much smaller without social media.  But the internet definitely isn’t our whole or ‘real’ life, and I admit social media can turn even a charmed life… Read more →

Maggie’s Puppy Bowl

Apparently it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Go team! I’m not a huge football fan, sorry. So Maggie and I will be spending our morning volunteering with some pretty special kids and plan to celebrate the afternoon romping on the beach with Rocky, as we presume most people will be watching TV meaning a private beach session for us! Maggie will be trying… Read more →

Our non-traditional, small-scale, very-much-American Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving usually conjures up visuals of long tables covered with harvest vegetables and a giant turkey, surrounded by family members crowded inside to escape the end-of-autumn cold. But we live in Los Angeles, where our weather averages 78 degrees in November, and my family is anything but big. As you might expect, our Thanksgiving here is definitely not traditional in… Read more →

Dog Hiking in Malibu, CA with Maggie, friends and Whistle

Sometimes it’s fun just to let dogs be dogs.  Last time you saw Maggie and me, we were paddleboarding, which is a decidedly human adventure.  Dogs don’t go paddleboarding on their own.  This month, we’re hitting the trails and letting Maggie and her friends get as wet and dirty as they please.  Humans go along for the hike, but the… Read more →