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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Only 6 more hours until 2010! We have great ideas for this next year and hope you do to. We want to wish everyone happiness and encourage you to make a resolution to play more! We are going to play more and help others learn to pay it forward.

At Delta Family Counseling, Tara, Julie, Robin, and the two of us have decided to pick a non-profit every other month and do a donation drive for them. We will announce this at the beginning of each odd numbered month and hope you will help us in fulfilling the wish lists of other groups.

This is a picture from an hour ago where Tara caught us sneaking a quick nap so that we can stay up until midnight to ring in 2010!
~~Abbey and Bode

Monday, December 28, 2009

Are you looking for a forever friend?

This week we are encouraging you to meet Charley and his friends at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. They are sweet dogs looking for a loving home! Charley has a hard time getting attention since he has some pit bull in him! He is a sweet and loving six year old dog. He gets along great with other dogs and children, but not cats or other small furry animals. He is very active and loves to be out and about. If you are thinking about Charley and aren't sure, the Gulf Coast Humane society is open to have you foster him first to see if he works for your household and when you see he is meant for your family, you can formally adopt him!
Please pass this along to those who may have a heart and passion to make Charley a forever part of their family, as he is very sad in his cage and really wants a home!
Until our next blog....
Abbey and Bode

Sunday, December 27, 2009

If only it were that easy....

Matching a canine to a human just like online dating for human to human.... What a concept!! We found this article and thought we would share! There are great people at the local shelters, especially Gulf Coast Humane Society where our foster siblings come from, that can help you match!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Holidays can be exhausting!

The holidays sure can wear you out! I love cuddling on the couch, especially with my new Shrek toy! It is so nice to have a soft blanket beside the pretty tree.
There are so many things to do and people to see to celebrate Christmas. We love all the visits and new toys, but always need naps so we can keep going! I hope you all had a great Christmas nap like I did and remembered to spend time with those you love!
Merry Christmas....
with love, Bode (Abbey and Blackey too)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Check out this dog beach...

Fellow Canine's at play:

It's Christmastime...

I love to keep an eye on the presents and Christmas tree! See how it sparkles? I know some of those gifts are for me, I just can't touch them! This is my favorite pillow in the house and Tara moved it by the tree....just for me (Well, Bode does try to take it when I get up!).

I think this is going to be my new Christmas tradition. Pillows by the sparkly tree, who could ask for anything more?

We have a tree at Delta Family Counseling (our office) too, but it is small and doesn't smell real. I don't like that one and stay away from it. I think Tara tried to trick our clients into thinking it is a real tree...I hope they know the difference! I wonder if other people have trees that aren't real? Do they sparkle just as much?

I wonder what other traditions people have for Christmas? One other tradition I know of is that we get to open Santa's presents on Christmas morning...that sure is a nice man to leave them for us! Bode, Blackey, and I asked for new soft toys. I think the boys really want those big "Bo-bo's", but I like the soft pretty toys that I can snuggle with.

Sweet dreams for Christmas!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Santa is coming!

This was last year's picture, but I just love Christmas! We got a new tree this year and I have to make sure Blackey realizes this tree is different from the ones outside. We love to curl up on our pillow in front of the tree and look at the ornaments. Abbey and I are having fun teaching Blackey what Christmas is all about...we don't think he has every been able to properly celebrate Christmas. We hung up our stockings and are awaiting Santa's arrival. We know we are on the good list...Santa has to overlook those little accidents and barking at neighbors incidents, right?
At work the kids all keep wanting to talk about Christmas and not always their situations that lead to counseling, but we keep them on track! We have been busier than ever and are so glad people feel they can trust us. This week we have many clients to get in before Christmas and have lots and lots to talk about! There are many New Year's Resolutions for peace and happiness and we could not agree more!
Merry Christmas!

This week's adoptable dog...

Did you check out the Gulf Coast Humane Society to see Blackey's friends? If you aren't in our area, check out your local Humane Society to provide a forever home to a dog in need!

This week we want to introduce you to Rosie:

Rosie is a Great Pyrenees who is house trained and kid-friendly. Rosie is used to being in an only dog household. She loves life and wants to love you! Check her out at the Gulf Coast Humane Society's website:

Friday, December 18, 2009

AFSP Central Florida

We helped Tara write a quick article for AFSP Central Florida this month. You should check it out: Four-legged Survivors and Therapists:

The talents of other canines!

Check out this amazing story of a dog that was supposed to become a service dog, however her natural talents brought her to become a SURFice dog:

Monday, December 14, 2009

Help for fellow canines!

Abbey and Bode here...we decided to let Blackey help us blog and he decided he wants to feature himself and other dogs up for adoption at Gulf Coast Humane Society. Each week we are going to feature another dog (there are cats too, but we will focus on dogs) that needs a forever home!

Starting this week we have chosen Copper. More information can be found at:

The notes show that Copper is a cheerful little fellow. He loves everybody, loves to go for long walks, and get cuddles. He is a beagle/hound mix who is approximately 1 yr and 9 months old. He is housetrained and neutered. If you are thinking of adding to your family, consider Copper or one of his many friends at the shelter! (The shelter just told us to be sure to note that Copper doesn't do well with small children!)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

No more meetings....

Meetings without clients are no fun! Tara took this picture during a committee meeting the other day. I wanted to go home because we didn't have any kids there. Do you ever feel like there are meetings after meetings in your life? Take a break...I did!
Sometimes we have to say "NO" and I have learned how! I am trying hard to teach Tara, but she doesn't always listen. Bode is learning too, but he hates missing things or thinking he is missing something going on!
No more meetings for me, because Tara knows I will sleep on the table if I am there!!
Sleepily yours,