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During Pet Therapy, My Dog Does the Talking

Mary Dell writes: I come from a long line of talkers, gregarious Texans who delight in telling tales and learning the back stories from strangers. My upbringing served me well while I worked in media, marketing NBC shows like the Smurfs or Saturday Night Live as story-telling opportunities. Yet … Continue reading
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Better than a New Puppy Under the Christmas Tree

Mary Dell writes: When kids are young, how often do they beg for a dog?  Maybe your child is like our daughter, who replied “a puppy” whenever anyone asked her what she wanted for her birthday or for Christmas.  Though my husband and I are dog lovers, and have owned several Labradors during … Continue reading