How My Poodle Brought Me Through the Fire [The Incredible Power of the Human-Canine Bond]

Shock, disbelief, and fear gripped my heart! I watched helplessly as our house filled with smoke knowing that my dogs were still inside.
Never was the Human-Canine Bond more evident than when I experienced a house fire! My husband had been relocated and was house hunting in another state, so I found myself all alone. Well, not really. I had my dogs! The story I’m about to share reaffirmed how incredibly powerful the human-canine bond is in helping people deal with stressful events.

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Where to Find Happiness

puppy licking face

“There’s no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” —Ben Williams
If you’ve been feeling sad for awhile, there’s probably one thing you’re looking for . . . RELIEF! In other words, you want to be happy again.
Happiness can be found in many places, but none more available and sure than in the arms of your dog!  Continue reading “Where to Find Happiness”

For Better or For Worse [A Story About Man’s Best Friend]

Man's best friend history

Published in The Royal Spaniels Magazine fall edition 2012. 

by Leila Grandemange

Once upon a time, thousands of years ago, man and dog entered into a relationship, and it’s been a rocky road ever since . . . Continue reading “For Better or For Worse [A Story About Man’s Best Friend]”

Happy Hormones [Find Out Why Dogs Make Us Happy!]

puppy licking face

Published in the book, Pawz and Pray

Be forewarned, when coming into contact with a dog, you might catch some happy hormones!
We certainly feel better when surrounded by our canine companions, but what’s actually going on behind the scenes?  Continue reading “Happy Hormones [Find Out Why Dogs Make Us Happy!]”