March 2, 2015

Maizie sneaks in a few kisses and belly rubs with Nicole Misencik of WTHR CH 13


Dear Maizie Monday Fans,

Woof! Woof! What an A-MAIZE-ING belly rubbing morning it was today! I got to reappear on WTHR CH 13 Sunrise show to kick off yours truly...Maizie Mondays! It was so much...

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December 18, 2014

A Hero Raised by an Angel in Disguise

"It's a beautiful day and the sun is shining.
But, he sits alone, a little boy in the dark.
His mind is something he can't control
He is up all night, he can't settle down to sleep
His mind is like a prison."

Words written by the mother...


December 3, 2014

I didn't know what trust was and it took a dog to teach me about it.  Nina, a beautiful black lab was the first dog that I had trained, not to say I was any good at it. I had a lot to learn about her and about myself. And, I...


November 17, 2014


The Forgiving Heart of a Dog

by Lara, ICAN Handler, Indiana Women's Prison

All I ever wanted was for someone to love me. In that process, I let my parents and family down, hurt so many, and lost anything that was ever beautiful about me. Abuse robs you of everything.

When I became...


September 14, 2014

Prison forces one to live close to the bone. To protect myself in this harsh environment, I erected sturdy walls. My building materials were anger, self-interest, hate, fear, and ignorance. For years, I was comfortable within myself - it was often easier than dealing with the stir.

In July of 2012,...