Welcome to Landon's new blog! As some of you may remember, Landon had a blog a few years ago called "sheltiebug," and it was quite popular. However, the blog's hosting service stopped supporting blogs, so the site was dismantled. At around that time, things got really busy for Landon and me (his mom), but we both have a bit more time now, and we have a lot of ground to cover.
Both Landon and I are more educated now. Landon is a certified therapy dog and he graduated from advanced obedience school, and I finished my PhD (in health psychology), along with several other degrees and certifications. So, together, Landon and I should have some great stories and information for you. We will be telling you some things about Landon's therapy work, as well as about his recent assignment as a wellness ambassador for ISD Innovations -- a high-tech company that will soon be launching a suicide prevention app. Landon's own story of resiliency inspires hope, good health, and happiness, and Landon will be spreading his uplifting message to kids directly, as well as through his upcoming new book, "Landon Loves Life." Landon will also be working with a company that uses animal robots as a form of animal-assisted therapy for children with autism, so we will tell you more about that.
Additionally, as Landon has gotten older, he seems to like hanging out in the kitchen more (mostly in the hope of getting a snack). He is a great cooking buddy though, so he and I will be providing some healthy dog snack recipes that you can make for your dog. Continuing on the food theme, Landon likes to go to outdoor cafes, so he will be reviewing some of these places for their paws-up or paws-down status. Landon is also still into fashion, so he will be showing off his own style, as well as perhaps commenting on award show fashions like he used to do. Landon has two sister shelties (Hannah and Tessa) who will also likely be the topic of some blogs. That's them with Landon in the photo above. Hannah (on the right) and Tessa (on the left) are both amazing soccer players, so they help keep Landon humble.
Be sure to read Landon's latest blog entries. Landon and I will have a lot to report on, and we hope that you will come along for the ride. We think it will be a fun one.