“When I was growing up, I wanted three things beside me: a dog, a book and a journal. Now I have all three.” -Jill
I tell dog stories.
I write about the human-animal connection, humane education, mental health and animal assisted therapy. A masters level registered nurse, Certified Professional in Health Care Quality and a Humane Education Specialist, my background in psychiatric nursing informs my writing about the benefits of animals on the mental health and well being of humans.
I am the author of a book on using performance data for health care improvement. My latest project is a new book about dogs and health care.
Meet Junior, my Golden Retriever and muse.
Meet my writing partner,Junior. He has four legs, a tail and a lot of opinions.Junior was rescued from a shelter at one year old and became a registered therapy dog. As a registered therapy dog team and a registered Reading Education Assistance Dog team, we visited schools, community centers, and other groups to provide the healing and comfort of a therapy dog. Both Jill and Junior recently retired .
The DailyJunior Blog is a celebration of the comfort, joy and healing of the human-animal bond.
Jill and Junior live in Texas and enjoy discussing philosophy, writing in their journal, reading Hemingway and Stephen King,swimming, yoga, Jimmy Buffett , and peanut butter ,but not necessarily in that order.