Category: Canine Companions

Friday Fun: An update from Karina

Several years ago, I spoke to you about my job as J.P.’s service dog. I was practically a puppy at the time, and a fresh graduate from Canine Companions for Independence.

My four-legged running buddy

Running with Karina

Exercise is important — even for our family members with four legs. In the beginning of April, I made a decision to stop walking the dog and running by myself. I decided to teach the dog to run with me, so I could get…

Wanted: Dog-loving walkers to support CCI

Karina on duty

In just over a month, Canine Companions for Independence will hold its annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll in Orlando, and more people are needed to support this vital organization. Six months ago, J.P. was matched with his skilled companion dog, Karina, at team training…

Finding the new normal

Finding a new normal is actually something quite common in the Cousins’ household. Those of us with children with special needs know things change quite often, and we simply must adjust to do what we can for our young ones. What’s unusual is the…

Family gathers for J.P.’s 12th birthday

J.P.'s 12th birthday

It’s hard to believe J.P. is 12 years old, especially as I’ve spent the past week telling the first part of The J.P. Story. Writing about that incredible time has been enhanced by digging through photo albums, and recalling the amazing experience with Paige…

Walkin’ ‘n Rollin’ to support Canine Companions

Karina on duty

To say that the addition of a service dog has changed the lives of J.P., Paige and I would be an understatement. Earlier this week, Paige said she was at first hesitant about getting one but now wishes she had done it years ago….

It’s International Assistance Dog Week

Brushing Karina

I feel kind of old tonight. Why, you ask? It’s because there’s a new group of families at Canine Companions for Independence in Orlando this week being matched with assistance dogs. The timing is impeccable as the group kicked off training as International Assistance…

Staycation memories bring smiles

Family photo

The summer staycation ended way too fast, and my sister, Catherine, and my niece, Abbie, are back home in Missouri. Goodbyes are tough, but the memories made during the visit will have me smiling for weeks to come. The all-important Great Doughnut Survey was…

J.P.’s staycation adventure

Dessert with J.P.

It’s been a busy few weeks with schedule changes at work and numerous special appointments — both personal and business. Through it all, I’ve been looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s when my sister and niece arrived for a…

Vacation all I ever wanted …

J.P. and Karina snuggle

J.P. just completed extended school year, and the start of fifth grade for him is less than a month away. Most would be thinking about summer vacation, but with much of my vacation time used for training at Canine Companions, it’s time to get…

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Just another WordPress.com site

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