Overboard by Chip Dunham for April 23, 2006
Louie: Studies show that dogs thrive in a routine. They love the day-to-day comfort of knowing what's on the schedule and when it's going to happen. So if that routine is altered - even a little - the resulting worry and anxiety can be very detrimental to the animal's well-being. WOOF! But that's a heck of a lot of information to try and communicate to someone, so I'm glad that shorthand version is available to me.