Friday, December 31, 2010

PTSD DOGS

PTSD?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


Hey Hounders,
Jack here with a bit of a continuation of yesterday's thread.  Dad says that one of the things he really loves about us is that we can listen when he wants to talk.  When mom's away dad just keeps talking as though she was here and we have to listen.  We don't necessarily do everything dad wants when he wants us to do it, but we sit there and tilt our heads attentively; he likes that. Well some combat veterans returning to society sometimes have a little difficulty adjusting to standard norms; low and behold someone figured out that we dogs can help these vets out just by doing our listening thing.  This matching of PTSD vets and shelter dogs seems to be a win-win situation.  Does you area shelter have a program like this?
Y'all have a safe News Year eve and don't let your peeps drink and drive.  Bark at them to have a designated driver or to use taxi-cabs.  Let's minimize the Ralph worshiping at the porcelain throne.
- Jack and TBH&K




Pray for The Luke.

9 comments:

Sheila and Bob said...

A Very Happy New Year to your entire family and may 2011 be the best ever.

Sheila, Bob
Hamish & Sophie

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Listen, but remind them that sitting quietly and listening has a price, treats!

Have a Happy New Year.

Mogley G. Retriever

Homer said...

Hey TBH,

We got your Christmas card and just want to say thank you and in the meantime, wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

Love,
Homer

JackDaddy said...

And a very happy new year to your and your family as well!

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy new year everyone!

Kimo and Sabi said...

Happy New Year 2011!

Clive said...

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

with best wishes
Clive, Murray and all the family

euthymic said...

I loved your post and the video. Thank you so much for this. Happy 2011:)

Cookie said...

What a wonderful idea! I personally have no patience for the humans' babbling. They don't let me bark, but they go on for HOURS. When I've had enough, I politely walk away. I have more important things to do. Like, sleep.

Grand Bisous!
Cookie

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