Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Maggie demonstrates another DBT skill

Here our therapy of is demonstrating the importance of sleep in emotional regulation. In PLEASEMASTER we encourage regular sleep schedules.

Maggie Demonstrating Emotion Modulation

Twenty minutes of daily exercise helps reduce emotional vulnerability. It is part of the emotion regulation skill ibm DBT called PLEASEMASTER.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Photo in Need of a Caption

All right folks, what do you think I'm trying to communicate here in this image?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Our Magnolia of the Flowers

Recently the human took me to The Stevens-Coolidge Place, a property belong to the Trustees of the Reservation, for a spring photo shoot. With the backdrop of land first farmed in 1729, a myriad spring flowers, it was an ideal setting. The unanticipated problem was that I decided that the spring time blossoms were delicious.

As you can see, I'm fast--but not nearly fast enough to escape detection by the camera. I was hungry. I couldn't help it. I'm powerless of delicious flowers.

The human thought he might command more of my attention if he came in for a close up.

I wasn't much in a listening mood. In fact, as you can tell by my expression, I was rather irritated.

Really. Delicious. If the human would let me eat them I'm sure they taste just like spring chicken. I'm sure of it. Of course, all I heard was "leave it" and some kind of grumbling about the flowers being there for everyone to enjoy. Yeah yeah yeah,I know. If every dog ate a flower there wouldn't be any for the humans to enjoy. 
What the human didn't seem to understand was that I was there first, so I should get to sample some of the flowers. He's so mean, that human.

Foiled again by the camera. A therapy dog can't catch a break, can she. Apparently she also can't catch a flower.