A serious note…

Howdy blogaroos. Squirmy here today.

Now we all know that our stories here tend to lean on the happy side of life. We share our antics and try to provide you with some fun and uplifting stories that take you away, for a few minutes, from the not-so-nice stories we often find in the news. But today I just have to be a bit serious.

We all have heard about the unfathomable news from a small town in Texas. Where the day began with promises – of children completing the school year, of teachers having a much needed summer holiday, of families enjoying all the joys that summer can offer. But sadly, those promises were shattered – and for so many people, their lives will never be the same….

For many people who are owned by dogs – you know we have jobs. Whether it be to guard your home against bunnies or delivery men, to herd your sheep, to serve in law enforcement or the military, to perform search and rescue duties, to sniff out bombs or to guide and assist disabled individuals.

Some of us dogs win you ribbons – because we look good, we are obedient or we can run an obstacle course. The reality is we dogs don’t REALLY care about the ribbons – we do it because it means more time with you. And some of us dogs are companions – who listen to your problems and happily greet you when you return home. We’re there for you.

But some of us canines have a job that seems a bit larger than the rest. Especially in the wake of the tragedy. Here is their story….


If you have an opportunity to support a therapy dog program, we encourage you to do so. And think of those people owned by those comfort dogs – they are as special as their canine companions….

We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled chaos the next time. Until then….

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

2 thoughts on “A serious note…

    1. Thankfully everyone is fine here. But our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims in Texas. Hopefully the Therapy Dogs can bring them some comfort in this difficult time.


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