Tawnie spends her time resting quietly at my feet waiting...always waiting...for whatever exciting thing I might do next. "Oh boy! We're going to the kitchen for coffee! Yippee! Oh boy! We're going out to scoop poop! Hooray!" She is genuinely thrilled with any and all activities we might do together. Mostly she is patient, leaving it to me to make the first move, but every once in a while she gives me a little nudge...
This is Tawnie's "Can we PLEASE go do something NOW?" look.
- my dogs, my world
- My name is Lesli Hyland. In my forty seven years on this earth, my home and my heart have been graced with the company of twenty dogs. Many came to me as seniors. All of them taught me something and helped determine the course of my life. I am a dog trainer because of them. I met my friends because of them. My husband and I are are forever bonded by our mutual connection to them. As a dog trainer I have access to other people's dogs and I am allowed to share in their unique relationships. The dogs make me a better person by forcing me to closely examine my motivation, my actions and my choices. Everything I do affects their behavior, safety and happiness. It is an awesome responsibility. The dogs keep me honest.