As many of you know I volunteer with my Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Maya, at a school where 2nd graders read to her. Maya is certified as a Therapy Dog, through Therapy Dog International. She can visit schools, hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, or wherever they may need a therapy dog. The goal of the reading program is to help children improve their reading skills while increasing their … Continue reading Mission Accomplished
Maya has a favorite ball. It’s an old soccer ball that once belonged to our children. We discovered many years ago that Maya loved playing fetch with this particular ball. The ball is now worn and deflated, but it is still Maya’s favorite. We store it in the garage in a bin on a shelf. Once in a while, Maya re-discovers her favorite ball and … Continue reading Maya and Her Favorite Ball
Today we are celebrating our dog, Maya’s, 10th birthday. She was named Maya after the Maya Indians of Mexico who were the first to make chocolate with the cacao bean and Maya is a chocolate lab. When we brought her home in May of 2007 … The early years… All grown up… … Continue reading Happy Birthday Maya!
She lights up the universe! Continue reading Maya & Autumn
“Maya, put your toys away!” We keep Maya’s toys neatly stored in a basket in the family room. But Maya always manages to bring her toys over to the foyer rug one at a time, until she has amassed a collection of toys proudly displayed in the foyer welcoming our guests and a few more scattered throughout the first floor. Pure mayhem! The foyer serves … Continue reading Maya’s Toy Collection and the Philosophical Ramifications
Maya waited With patience and hope For winter to come With all of its snow. She sat on the hill On top of the leaves That’d fallen from Gingko Awaiting the freeze. And suddenly like magic The snowflakes came down On Maya they landed And on leaves on the ground Maya rejoiced For winter was here She frolicked in snow She ran far and near … Continue reading Maya & the Ginkgo Tree, Part II
Maya, our wonderful six-year old chocolate Labrador retriever, is certified as a Therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International (TDI). Maya is smart and very friendly with all people and other dogs. What sets her apart is her extremely gentle, sweet, loving, and almost humble disposition. In 2008 at age 1½ Maya passed the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizenship certification. THE GCC program rewards a … Continue reading Maya, The Therapy Dog