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!
Mother Nature delivered on her promise. The Blizzard of 2016 started on the evening of Friday January 22nd and continued through Saturday January 23rd. Approximately 30 inches of snow blanketed our area of West Chester, PA. On Sunday we woke up to a beautiful sunny day. We went to play in the snow. Continue reading The Blizzard of 2016
She lights up the universe! Continue reading Maya & Autumn
As I have shared with you before our chocolate lab, Maya, is certified as a therapy dog. What this means is that through the auspices of Therapy Dog International, TDI, we can offer our volunteer services to places like schools, hospices, and nursing homes. For the last two years Maya and I have been volunteering at a public school as part of a reading program … Continue reading A Day in Maya’s Life
“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