Today is International German Shepherd Dog Day!

German Shepherd Dog Day was created to honor and celebrate the noble German Shepherd breed, which is often described as an embodiment of love and loyalty. They are remarkable creatures.  Our German Shepherd Dog is named Tonka.  She is very smart, extremely tuned in to her people, amazingly athletic, and has a huge personality.  She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. She wants to be friends with all people and other animals, and is both exuberant and gentle with all.  Tonka is playful, laugh out loud funny, and she loves to sing along when the music is on. She makes life better for her people!

Worldwide Parental Alienation Awareness Day is April 25th!

Please learn about this terrible form of child abuse and STAND UP to save the children.

The kids are used as pawns in a sick narcissistic game of control and hate, and are helpless to the manipulation. They lose the Joy and Love that they once lived and a destructive cognitive dissonance results that holds them hostage to their abuser.  It is real … Please learn about it.

There exists many resources for understanding, here are a few:



Quote from a Disconnected Alienated Child:

“I act like I don’t care, but deep inside, it really hurts.  I feel angry, sad and confused. I shut down to disconnect or to protect myself.

I DO love you, but I am not allowed to show it. I don’t know if I own these thoughts, memories and feelings.  I push you away because I go where there is least pressure.  Seeing you, speaking with you or even talking about you in a positive way brings unbearable pressure from my mom.

I need you to understand how difficult this is for me.

Please keep showing me love and kindness even if I don’t respond.

Stay calm and please don’t react when I am in turmoil.

This will help me get through.”






Today is International German Shepherd Dog Day!

Today is International German Shepherd Dog Day!

It seems to me that perhaps all dogs aspire to be German Shepherd Dogs.  GSD’s are amazing intellectual and physical creatures, smart, able, intuitive, fun, loving and unfailingly loyal to their people.

Our German Shepherd Dog, Tonka, likes just about everybody, is very gentle, loves to sing along to music, has a harmless but mischievous streak that makes us laugh out loud,  she can be very serious when the situation requires it, and has a huge personality to say the least.

Happy International German Shepherd Dog Day Tonka!

Today is International Parental Alienation Awareness Day

Parental Alienation Awareness Day is Tuesday, April 25. Parental Alienation Awareness Day is observed on April 25 every year, to raise awareness about parental alienation.

Please say a prayer for the victims of Parental Alienation.  The innocent children of PA suffer in devastating fashion the loss of a parent that they love, and often experience severe mental health issues.  The targeted parent suffers the unimageable loss of relationship with their beloved children.  The perpetrator, typically narcissistic, often with life long mental health issues, fails or refuses to acknowledge the lifelong damage that they inflict on their children, intentionally or otherwise.

Parental Alienation is a form of child abuse and is also referred to as Hostile Aggressive Parenting. Parental Alienation involves the behavior of a parent or an adult a child trusts, knowingly or unknowingly creating alienation in the relationship between the child and the co-parent.

Parental Alienation Awareness Day, PAAD, was first observed in the United States, Canada and Bermuda and now is observed in numerous countries throughout the world. It’s held as part of a global awareness campaign about parental alienation.

It aims to highlight to parents and other caregivers the effects parental alienation could have on their children and educate adults to identify signs either they or someone close to the child are behaving in a manner that could affect the children.

Parental alienation essentially happens when one caregiver attempts to turn a child against another caregiver. This is often done to persuade the child and to exclude the other parent from the child’s life.

Some of the most common types of behavior displayed by parents include constantly badmouthing the other parent, making false allegations about the other parent, limiting or minimizing the other parent’s contact, forbidding the child from talking about or discussing the other parent, faking an expression the other parent dislikes or saying they don’t love the child, or trying to force the child to reject the parent. Parental alienation may cause psychological damage to the children that can last long after they’ve become adults.