Bau: My New Friend, Cosmo

During my last visit at Dog Therapy, Yara, one of my many fans, showed me a photo of her dog, Cosmos. Many of my fans come to see me because they miss their dogs back home.

I guess while they’re petting me they’re thinking about their own best friend.

Doesn’t Cosmo look handsome with his eye-make-up?

Yara, told me that the imprint of his heart was always there. It wasn’t shaved

or tattooed. What a special dog!

Thank you, Yara, for sharing your dog.

BAU: My Fans

Thank you Malak Aly for the photo.

How great to get all this love and affection from these McGill students. I adored how they said I was so cute when I sat and gave them a high five and when I did a little dance for them. Here I am thinking about how lucky I am to be a dog.

A discussion got to Montreal on allowing dogs on the subway as of October 15. This surprised a student from Germany and another from Columbia who said that in their country dogs and cats have always been allowed on public transport. I have heard that even pigs and chickens are permitted on buses in Mexico.

Montreal will only allow dogs on with a muzzle. What is that? Then the nice law student from Germany said that instead of putting muzzles on dogs they ought to put them on violent people taking public transportation. I’m going to vote for him to install such a doggie law. VOTE!

BAU: I’M BACK

After a summer holiday and assisting my guardian in her writing projects, we’re back to volunteering. Our first gig was at The McGill Grad fair.

Here I am with some grad students. I wasn’t too happy about being in this photo as you can tell. Not relaxed at all.

I love a good back rub. I am with the volunteers who greeted me with such warmth at the door.

And here I am with George and two new volunteers. The volunteer holding me said this was her first time holding a dog. She held me like a baby. As you can see I had total confidence in her.

Bau: My Volunteer Friends

With students back in class (hopefully) I’ll be going back to my volunteer work at the

Student Wellness Hub Animal Therapy (SWHAT)

The Student Wellness Hub Animal Therapy, (SWHAT) initiative seeks to bring stress relief, joy, and companionship with furry friends.

I can hardly wait to go back to volunteering as I’m getting pretty bored hanging out inside (it’s freezing out) and mostly sleeping all day. Here are my friends at the Hub. Don’t you think we make a great diverse team?

Bau: Back to Work

Things are starting to move again and so last Saturday I had another volunteer gig. It took place at the McConnell Student Residence at McGill.

Lots of students took time off their studies to come and see me.

It was a lot of fun being petted by so many different hands.

Some even took out their phones and showed pictures of their dogs in different parts of the world. They all missed their dogs whether they came from Iran, Boston, Dubai, Libya, Germany or anywhere else.

Goes to show how popular dogs are!

Having so much fun!
Ah, this feels sooo good!
 
Here I am showing off one of my tricks!
So many people to visit. I’s all overwhelming!
Volunteering is exhausting!

Bau: The Magic of Play

It has been a while since I had children reading to me because of Covid but recently 
I had the opportunity to work with Daniel, a young boy who happens to live in
the same apartment building as I do.

Although I liked all the children that read to me either at the library on
the island here or at the library in Verdun, Daniel is my favorite. Daniel has
a lot of ENTHUSIASM and an hilarious IMAGINATION but what I like the most about
him is that he never forgets to PLAY.

I have noticed that adults, in particular, seem to have lost their ability
to play and that makes a dog like me, who loves to play, want to go to sleep. There’s
more to life than being serious all the time!

Another thing I really like about Daniel is his SUPER POWER to read my mind.
He knows just when I need a break and will tell my dog mom:

I think Bau needs
to run.

So, Daniel and I play a game of tag. But he is always way too fast for me.

Another neat thing about Daniel is that he uses his SUPER MIND READING POWER
to say:

Bau is tired of running

And then he gives me a little pat on my head. Which I love!

We then return to our desk and I continue to listen to him read his stories.
Playing for just a short time allows us to concentrate once more. I guess
that’s the MAGIC OF PLAY.

Sometimes, I see Daniel in the elevator and I can’t help myself. I get so excited and want to jump on him
because I’m so happy to see him even though in my dog therapy training I was told not to jump on people.

It’s really difficult for me not to express all the joy in my little heart when I see him.

Soon Daniel will be moving away and that makes me sad. Already I miss him.