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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Addie's New Radio



I bought an alarm clock radio at a yard sale for $3 on Saturday for my blind Shih Tzu mix client, Addie, because research has shown that classical music is therapeutic for dogs who suffer from separation anxiety. 
I told myself that she would like it but I didn't have proof until her last visit when I unplugged it so I could take it home and as soon as I did that she walked over to the table where the radio had been and started whining!

At first I thought she wanted a treat but she showed no interest and then it struck me that she missed the radio so I brought it back and the whining stopped and she smiled and I did too. 

Rewarding moments like this is one of the reasons why I love being a professional pet sitter!


7 comments:

  1. That is hilarious. Mom plays classical music for us when she leaves the house too
    Lily & Edward

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  2. I gasped in amazement, smiled, and then laughed! She's a smart girl! I think it's great that your mom plays classical music for you when she leaves the house!

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  3. that was very nice of you april...our momma leaves the tv on for us when she leaves, maybe she should change over to music instead.
    stella rose

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    1. Thank you for saying (barking) that, Stella Rose! Don't let her change to music if you are watching your favorite shows!

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  4. What a wonderful thing to do. Our dogs love music especially Celtic and New Age stuff. They curl right up and fall asleep to it.

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    1. Celtic New Age music is very soothing for sure. I had Addie listening to NPR on Saturday and then switched to oldies (60's - 80's) music and I think the oldies was what she liked best since she whined when I attempted to take the radio home!

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