Incredible Mister Hans, nonfiction

You Shall Not Pass

I know Hans would have protected me or any of his human or canine family, but thankfully he was never called to do so. He loved people and greeted everyone as a friend. I’ve met many German Shepherds who are shy and nervous of strangers, but Hans was always happy and friendly. He loved life… Continue reading You Shall Not Pass

Incredible Mister Hans, nonfiction

Nurse Hans

Did you know that dogs have been trained to sniff out cancer? Assistance dogs can be trained to alert their owners when they are going to have a migraine, or a seizure. Dogs are even used to warn diabetics when they need insulin.  Hans would have been great at doing any of those things. He… Continue reading Nurse Hans

Incredible Mister Hans

If Only They Could Talk

When I was a child I wished I could talk to animals. I didn’t realize that all I had to do was watch and listen. Animals were chattering away all around me, they just didn’t speak English, and some didn’t even use sound to communicate.  One of the problems with communication between humans and animals… Continue reading If Only They Could Talk

Incredible Mister Hans

How Does Your Dog Smell?

One of the Bloganuary prompts asked about a memory associated with a smell. I’m sure there’s lots of scents that can transport me back to a time and place, but none come to mind.  I’m fascinated by how dogs smell. No, not their personal odor, but their amazing ability to detect and analyze scents.  Humans… Continue reading How Does Your Dog Smell?

bloganuary, Incredible Mister Hans

Standing Up to Bullies

The Bloganuary prompt for today is: How are you brave? The simple answer is: I’m not. I’m a coward. I run from everything, both real and imaginary. However, I would love to be brave like my German Shepherd Dog, Incredible Mister Hans. Hans was huge. He stood almost six feet tall on his hind legs,… Continue reading Standing Up to Bullies