The Greeting [A Dog Lovers Poem by Joen Noeldechen]

The Greeting [A Dog Lovers Poem by Joen Noeldechen]

Photo by Raquel Garcia The Greeting I open the door.You are alreadybounding to the doorwith a wagging tail,flashing teeth,and four prancing paws.Your healing power dissolvesthe most difficult dayfrom memory.A cold nose and warm kisses trigger a child’s laughterfrom my heart.I am a better human for having you in my life.— Joan Noëldechen Recommend reading: A [...]

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

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.