Camellia Camelo and Carol
Join Date: Feb 2012
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Oh, Tammy! I feel your pain ;-)
If it were me, I'd now BYPASS the idea of turning Tillie into a Therapy Dog. At least for now. Maybe if/when your schedule eases - a LOT!
Personally, I believe acting as a Therapy Dog can be very stressful for the dog, as well. So no great loss. I feel very sure Tillie can bring great pleasure to people just on the street, for instance, in chance encounters.
When I walk Camellia, I look for the possibilities chance encounters bring. I do that with no sense of pressure, and after our first two years together (it's been two years and a few weeks), I have to say, that has helped CAMELLIA a lot. I'm pretty good at sizing up the desires of passers-by, and estimating whether I want to expose Camellia to the people or not. Most people walking on our road are very acceptable, and some are especially good with dogs.
Always wishing you and Tillie well. I KNOW you're a hit (you and Tillie) here on the forum, and beileve you must be around home, too!
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:00:25 (PDT)
Yes, Camellia? ;-^
IT'S BEDTIME! See? I'm already sacked out on Our Bed. (00)
Oh, yeah, I see you there Camellia! Coming! ;-^