July 17, 2012

Dog Scoop

If you're a newcomer scheduling an in-person appointment, know that I have a dog - a large, rambunctious Labrador/German Shepherd - 5 years old. When you arrive he will greet you in a very exuberant manner, giving you a thorough sniffing, possibly stealing a kiss on your lips (especially if you're a gorgeous blond... go figure), but never will he let you by without checking you out first.

I used to be very concerned about how this might seem to the people who come to see me. I worked continually with my boy, spending more money and time on training him than I can reveal. And here is the bottom line. He's not going to be better trained at the door. This is it.

But he's wonderful and smart and loving and lives every moment as if life really matters. I just advise you don't wear your Sunday best. Be comfortable and ready to receive a big lovable greeting. It lasts about 60 seconds and if you let yourself, you'll feel happier afterward. All this enthusiasm at the door is followed by a dog nap with occasional snoring while you and I have our session time.

Love me, love my dog. It's like that around here.

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