Yearly Archives: 2014

Maxine Weber, volunteer and guest blogger, shares her thoughtful and often humorous observations from inside the WDC.

Did you ever pass by some good street art and wonder who drew it? One of the more famous British street artists goes by the name of Banksy. Although his works show up in public spaces, many experts in the art world do not considered it graffiti. The images Banksy paints are technically refined and have a point of view that is a social commentary on the specific location where the art appears. Critically acclaimed and a trend setter, Banksy’s works have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read Full Article ›

Maxine Weber, volunteer and guest blogger, shares her thoughtful and often humorous observations from inside the WDC.

Last night most of the country was suffering from the effects of a polar vortex. The daytime temperature in Philadelphia did not get above freezing. But, surprisingly enough, I was going swimming. That is, me and a few pups. Last night was the night we decided to check out a local pet hotel that happens to have a swimming pool for dogs. Our trip was part exposure to new environments, part good exercise and part dog happiness. Read Full Article ›

Maxine Weber, volunteer and guest blogger, shares her thoughtful and often humorous observations from inside the WDC.

I have two sisters and although we have quite divergent opinions about almost everything, one thing we do agree on – we love to have our hair brushed. I don’t think you even have to have long hair to appreciate the sensations of hair brushing. It is soothing and tingly at the same time, a very relaxing experience. I would be hard pressed to find another G-rated activity that makes you say, “Ahhh”. Read Full Article ›

Maxine Weber, volunteer and guest blogger, shares her thoughtful and often humorous observations from inside the WDC.

If you are a parent, you know how difficult it is to find a good babysitter. Make that, find ANY babysitter. For some reason, there never seems to be an available teenager, responsible or otherwise, when you need one.

 

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Maxine Weber, volunteer and guest blogger, shares her thoughtful and often humorous observations from inside the WDC.

If left to his own devices, my teenage son would spend hours in front of his computer, playing Minecraft or some other online game.  Last Saturday was a beautiful day, the perfect day for a mother-son outing.  No amount of cajoling will coax him outside, I know that much by now.  There is only one surefire thing that can lure him away from the siren call of the computer – sushi. Read Full Article ›

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Maxine Weber, volunteer and guest blogger, shares her thoughtful and often humorous observations from inside the WDC.

It is 7pm and all the dogs have gone home. The boisterous daytime sounds have been replaced by the gentle hum of the vacuum cleaner. Each evening the entire Center is vacuumed, errant tuffs of dog hair quietly disappear into our trusty Miele.

As I vacuum, the gentle hum causes my mind to drift back to thoughts of college.

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Maxine Weber, volunteer and guest blogger, shares her thoughtful and often humorous observations from inside the WDC.

It’s not my husband’s fault he’s a cat lover. His mother was a breeder of champion Burmese cats when he was a kid.   He has been known to honk at “Cats Rule, Dogs Drool” bumper stickers. But, since opposites attract, my husband ended up marrying a dog lover. My many pleadings for a dog have been met with a scrunched up face and a shake of the head. “No Dogs”.   (So now I am getting my dog fix by volunteering at the Working Dog Center.) Read Full Article ›