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Monday, June 29, 2009

Rough day...

Hey it's Abbey!

Sorry for the delay, however Tara and Geoff went away and took the computer so we couldn't type! It is so great to have them back. We have had a rough day...Bode got a fever last night and we tried to cool him off, but it wouldn't go away. He is leaving the vet now with a confirmed fever, but not able to identify the cause! Tara is in bed too with both her knees giving out and waiting for the x-ray results to come back. Blackey, Geoff and I are doing great and we hope this week gets better with everyone feeling better....Bode doesn't want me to share it, but here is a picture of him with the cool washcloths on to help reduce his fever!
Still looking for a forever home for Blackey, if anyone knows anyone looking for a great dog!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friends forever....

We love having friends over and taking over the beds in the house! The above picture is Abbey, Blackey, Bode, Baxter, and Rascal after running in the yard! We love to play hard and then rest together. It is so important to have forever friends that you can always be with and feel safe around!

Do you have forever friends? At Delta Family Counseling (our office) we have lots of friends that we hope are forever going to remember our play therapy work together. We also have friends we have made in our class and at networking events. Being called a dog is so not fitting, we really think we are human!

Have a fun, safe weekend filled with love and friends!

Abbey and Bode

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Freedom of the road....

Hi, Abbey here!

I just thought I would share with you one of my favorite places....the car. I love the car! I love watching other people and cars going by, sticking my head out the window, taking the car to greet the people at the bank, drive thru restaurants or to go to work or school!

I feel so free in the car. Nothing stands in our way (except for those pesky stop lights). The best car ride was going to Orlando...we just went fast and watched with barely any stopping! After a while, the car is relaxing and calming. I fall asleep sometimes and just listen to the radio!

Here is a picture of me on the way to class yesterday....I get in trouble sometimes for all those nose prints you see on the window :)


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Update on teaching...

It took us awhile to get to this post...sorry! We had such a good time, but had to help Tara catch up after being away, that we forgot to give the full update! As we previously posted, we attended the NASW-FL conference to represent our pet-assisted therapy work at Delta Family Counseling. We met 21 new friends in our workshop and many others in the lobby, at the hotel, and just being out and about!

Our workshop that we co-teach with Tara is "Lessons from Therapy Dogs....Life can be RUFF!". We talk about our work with the kids and how much we have taught Tara about the therapeutic profession. Topics such as compassion fatigue, setting limits, self care, and more are the focus. We think it's funny that we know all this and all the humans forget...maybe it's all that schooling that causes you to forget!

We love to share this information with people and remind them that they have to come first and be mentally healthy to work with their clients!

Tara is teaching this workshop again in August at the NOVA conference in Arizona, but it is too far and hard for us to travel that far...we hope to get another one close by that we can schedule!

Until next time....

Abbey and Bode

Monday, June 8, 2009

Another hotel picture

Just a quick update to show you what Delta Family Counseling, LLC dogs look like at the hotel! This is when Abbey was taking all the pillows in our room! More to come on the workshop later this week...

Sunday, June 7, 2009


We went on our first road trip this weekend. We weren't so sure about this but had fun! We got to teach a workshop at NASW-Fl (will post on that later this week). The car ride was fun, but we couldn't stop looking out the window. Then we got to this place that had a cozy bed, Tara called it a hotel. Hotels are fun, but there were a lot of strange noises that we were not so sure of!

We slept two nights in this hotel place and made new friends. There are many things to do at a hotel, but we were not allowed near some of the areas. We got to play on the playground when no kids were there and take pretty walks, but the room itself was our favorite.

Bode got cold a lot and Abbey claimed all the pillows. We hear we will be doing more of this traveling and hope that it will be fun! Our only complaint is that the lady at the rest stop was mean! She told us we couldn't be near the picnic area where Tara and Geoff were eating and said we had to stay in the car...the whole point was to stretch our legs, not Tara and Geoff's!

Here is a picture of Bode staying warm with all the hotel covers!

Enjoy your week!