Category Archives: Therapy Dogs

the front range

We are standing at the feet of giants. This landscape is truly surreal and hard to process. As we walked into Boulder, the long line of the range slowly morphed and shifted, as different peaks and slopes and features grew … Continue reading

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Nebraska: The Hump State.

What a day. What a life. What a state to be in. McCook, NE was much too good to us. Yesterday morning, we left our comfy digs at Willow Ridge and rode down the street to Community Hospital, where the … Continue reading

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We’re gonna sing into a can!

McCook, McCook, you are too kind. We walked a short morning to get here, and went straight to Fuller’s Family Restaurant for lunch. Kait’s aunt Barb and uncle Jim met us on their way back from visiting family and friends … Continue reading

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Lightning and cartoons in Kearney

The day we arrived in Minden, we found ourselves camping at the Pioneer Village campground. Lightning rolled through the sky from the northwest as we set up our tents, shell-shocked and half-baked from the heat of the day. With the … Continue reading

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You’ve got a friend in Friend.

Good times in Nebrasky. As we passed through Crete, Kait got in touch with Gale Lothrop, one of the founders of Healing Heart Dogs. Gale and her husband, John, came out to meet us on our lunch break in Dorchester’s … Continue reading

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standing around, talking in the dark

Iowa was a most hospitable and beautiful state. Even though we are half melted from the relentlessly oppressive heat, we are riding high on the joy and positivity we have found here. The southern route we found ourselves along took … Continue reading

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“The Jenny Situation”

And the plot thickens. We were walking along and walking along and walking along, when all of a sudden a pack of barking dogs burst out of a grassy patch between corn fields. Although they made a ruckus, none of … Continue reading

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Get your Huckleberry Finn on

Oh, Illinois. Our last day there did not disappoint. We bought – and paid for – breakfast at Cookie’s Diner to fuel us forward. Cookie clattered around in the kitchen, wrapping up eggs, lunchmeat, pickles – anything she could find, … Continue reading

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Tazewell County Magic

Drawing close to Pekin, we stayed with a friend of Amber’s in the small town of Mackinaw. Ronda King opened up her house to us as if we were her family. When we arrived, we were greeted in the backyard … Continue reading

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Dear Bloomington,

You. Rock. Approaching the greater Bloomington-Normal area, we walked 20 miles to the tiny town of Merna. Located about 6 miles east of the Bloomington-Normal city limits, Merna was described as a bar with a handful of houses around it. … Continue reading

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