Category Archives: Lesson

RELEASE DAY!

It is finally here: Release Day! What Oliver Taught Me is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. It will be available soon via Barnes & Noble and some other places as well. All royalties earned will be going … Continue reading

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Lesson: Fears

  Fear, stress, and anxiety are emotions that are quite tortuous to our minds, bodies, and souls. When I fear something, it manifests in the form of panic attacks. It doesn’t happen often but there are times when I will … Continue reading

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Lesson: Gifts

Oliver brought so many gifts into my life, one of the biggest being all of the new people I have met because of him. While I met so many people during Oliver’s life by attending fundraisers and taking him to … Continue reading

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Lesson: Connections

This half-face picture on the left is Nico. I met Nico and his owner, Gerri, one day in early 2011. I had taken Oliver to the park and none of his friends were there…and then came Gerri and Nico. We … Continue reading

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Lesson: Me Time

Oliver had a very large group of dog friends and we would meet them almost daily at our local park. While some dogs played with balls and toys, other dogs chased each other and played roughly. Oliver would often go … Continue reading

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Lesson: Choosing Friends

If you are in a room full of people you don’t know, are you drawn to people who might have similar interests as you or do you gravitate towards people who might be the exact opposite of you? What do … Continue reading

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Lesson: Expectations

What Oliver Taught Me: When you are faced with a difficult situation and need help, do you ever become upset if someone you expected to help you, doesn’t? I think if many of us were to be honest, it is … Continue reading

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Lesson: Going Limp

What Oliver Taught Me: When Oliver wasn’t sure of a situation (as seen here with his trainer when he was a wee puppy) he would go limp, become dead weight & let whatever was going to happen, happen. It was … Continue reading

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