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Ninja and me enjoying
a Christmas Eve steak at
Steak House in Marlton, NJ on December 24, 2013. Ninja got her
Emotional Service Animal (ESA) certification on December 19th and goes
with me everywhere we are now
legally inseparable. Ninja
is two years old in this photo. She is a Black Lab / Australian Cattle
Dog mix. While we were there, she sat at the table with me and was so
well-behaved, she was the center of everyone's attention.
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It is true that dogs are
Man's Best Friend, but the
relationship between a soldier or veteran and his dog transcends
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If I were self-centered and conceited, I
would tell you that "I have a way
However, as the years go by and the unfortunate fact that humans live (on
the average) almost 7 times as long as dogs, I have to conclude that out of
the five dogs that I've had since I was a child (not counting Ninja), and
the many more that I have known through friends, that there is no such thing
as a "bad dog"
only bad humans.
I adopted this little sweetheart the day before Thanksgiving 2012. At first,
she held her tail between her legs and you could tell she was afraid, and
very apprehensive. I took her for a 1/2-mile walk and had to coax her all
the way to the WaWa on Rt. 73 in Berlin, NJ. On the way, she vomited
whatever she ate before I took her. She was disoriented and apprehensive to
the point of becoming sick. She had to be carried across the highway because
she was afraid of the traffic speeding by. I always knew that the fastest
with a dog was to take the dog for a long walk, and on the way back after
sharing a hot dog with her she was a bit less nervous. I put her in my
Jeep and strapped her in with her custom-made safety harness. She had her
head in my lap all the way home.
When we finally
arrived, I let her explore her new home and the surrounding woods on a
leash, of course then took a short nap with her in my bed. She slept
soundly for about an hour with her head on my shoulder before the neighbors
knocked on the door, wanting to meet her. After the neighbors left, I tried
to get her to eat the dog food she was accustomed to, but she wouldn't touch
I know!", I
said to myself, as a grabbed the bag of Cheese Doodles off the shelf. Cheese
Doodles she ate! I put one in my mouth, and she was reluctant to take it at
first, but then she just couldn't resist. A few more, and she felt
comfortable doing that, which meant she felt safe with me. Three hours after
I adopted her, I have her taking Cheese Doodles from my lips. I was also
able to get her to eat a small piece of sharp Cheddar cheese, but she still
wouldn't touch the dog food.... so I gave her a rawhide bone to chew on
while I was waiting for the Domino's Pizza I ordered to be delivered. I put
on a pot of coffee, and that got her attention that little nose going like
gangbusters. As I added the frothed milk to my home-brew Latte', Ninja, like
Rocky before her, made it clear that she wanted some. So I gave her a little
taste and she loved it. When Domino's rang the bell, the nose that knows
instantly went into action. Of course, she loved the deep-dish
pepperoni!.... not too much; I didn't want her to start barfing again.
As I sat at the
computer writing this and sipping my coffee, my Ninja sat quietly with those
So I poured a little
into a cut-down plastic cup and she slurped it up like there was no
tomorrow. After about a cup of the stuff, she is under the desk going back
and forth from her spot under the desk to the wall behind the refrigerator obviously hunting the little
field mouse that had munched on a box of puffed rice I left on top of the
refrigerator a few days ago. It is almost 3AM Thanksgiving day as I write
this, and I can see it is going to be one of those nights the ones that
turn into sunrise before you get to sleep.... but Ninja's tail is no longer
down and between her legs, and I think she feels "at home", because she is
already defending the premises by hunting those pesky
barking at the squirrels and raccoons that are "dumpster-diving"
50 yards away in the
parking lot. Tomorrow, after she calms down a bit, I have a Thanksgiving
treat for her.... Bubba Burgers! Oooohhh! Num-num!
It is true that dogs
develop a deep attachment to their owners. My late friend
Art Bernklau of
Veterans for Constitutional Law had such
a relationship with his two German Short-haired Pointers. After his death,
one of his dogs Starr fell into such a deep depression that she had to
be euthanized. Such a thing is exceedingly rare among humans.... we may
grieve the loss of a loved one.... or God forbid, even a child; but the loss
is rarely so distressing that it threatens our very lives. Dogs have such
endearing qualities that anyone with a soul is instantly drawn to them.
Anyone who is cruel to these the most endearing of God's creatures, is
simply not human.
On Thanksgiving Day,
my new buddy was treated to a variety of canine culinary delights (in
moderation, of course) from Bubba
Burgers to buttered popcorn. It was hilarious to see her growling and
barking at the kernels popping in the microwave. I set up the folding kennel
and she felt somewhat comfortable after exploring it. However, in the wee hours of
the morning, my Ninja began what can only be described as "Obsessive -
Compulsive Behavior" (OCD); she began to lie down under my desk for two
minutes, then getting up and going
into her kennel for a few minutes,
getting up and lying next to the refrigerator in an endless cycle that
lasted until she was
exhausted and finally fell asleep. After the stores
re-opened after the holiday, I bought her a
The effect was not instantaneous; however, during the 15-minute drive home,
she had become accustomed to it, and her anxiety as a new adoptee had
markedly improved. She stopped hiding under the desk, and after a few hours
jumped up into bed with me, nuzzled her face under my arm and fell fast
asleep. However this works, I can tell you that
definitely does what the ads
claim it does.
See my article "Man's
where I have more photos of
Rocky and Ziggy are no
longer with me - but they were perfect examples of dogs as a
Adopted 9/11/06 from
Short legs run fast
Rocky and his "bone"
"Rocky" at play
"Ziggy" My English Fox Hound
Ninja looking out the window of my
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U.S.A.F. Vietnam Veteran (1970-1971) .
MOS: 3ABR-306/50F Cryptographic Systems Specialist.
USAF Military Security Clearance:
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Computer and Check Processing Technician for IBM 20 years.
Mainframe Laser Printer Specialist IBM / Pennant Systems for 4 years.
Former owner and founder of Telson USA
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Author of first GPS Camping/Hiking guidebook "The MidAtlantic Trailblazer"
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The highly acclaimed book on the Vietnam War.
Author of all the
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Undercover Agent (Confidential Informant) NY State Attorney General
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU)
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American ancestry (my father grew up in Trento the town where "The Sound of Music" was filmed).
Born-Again Christian /
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Danny Maietta of Telson USA
Art Bernklau of Veterans for Constitutional Law, Ltd.
Ian Strassler of Janson-Beckett, Inc.
Barry Campbell of
Veterans Quality of Life Access Network.
Dr. Stan Moteith of Radio Liberty
World Pastor Tony Alamo of Alamo Christian Ministries
John Goodwin of
Camping, Hiking, Kayaking.
Playing with "techno-toys" (They call me "Mister Gadget").
Call Sign: WB2-ANR (since 1967).
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Surfin' the 'Net.
Bustin' the Government's "stones".
|Bible Passage ||Genesis 50:20; John 3:16; Romans 8:28|
|Actor ||Harrison Ford / (the late) River Phoenix.|
Sigourney Weaver (particularly in "Aliens").|
|Comedian ||Robin Williams.|
|Comedienne ||Whoopie Goldberg.|
|Comedy ||Monty Python, Benny Hill, Groucho Marx, Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy, Honeymooners. |
|Silliness ||Monty Python's "In Search of The Holy Grail"|
|Movie Type ||Science Fiction (Star Trek, Aliens, etc.), Action (Apocalypse Now).|
|Movies ||"Aliens" , "Apocalypse Now"|
|Season ||Spring and Summer.|
|Time of Day ||Sunset (when the sky is spectacular).|
|Pastime ||Taking sunset walks in the wilderness (or a park) with someone special. |
|Plays ||"Miss Saigon", "Man of LaMancha", "Grease", etc.|
Cat Stevens, Moody Blues, 50 and 60s "Rock & Roll", Classical
Christian Pop (no "rap", "hip-hop", etc.).|
|Food ||Mexican / Chinese (Mandarin) / Vietnamese
/ Spanish (equally).|
|Restaurant ||Wo Hop (Chinese), and Nha Trang (Vietnamese) Restaurants, Chinatown, NYC.|
|Talk Radio ||Radio Liberty www.radioLiberty.com|
|Sports ||NOT AT ALL a spectator sport fan. Like to hike, kayak, camp, rappel. |
|T.V. ||Don't watch much TV
too much covert brainwashing. |
|President ||Ronald Reagan, JFK.|
|Activity ||Hiking through the forest on a clear spring day. Riding a bike along the Chelsea Pier.|
|"Politicians are like diapers... they should be changed often
and for the same reason".|
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog".
"If one man calls you "an ass", pay him no mind; if two men call you "an ass"... buy a saddle".
"You can't win, you can't lose, and you can't quit the game".
"If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost".
Prefer Women who are:
Christian, Down-to-Earth, Committed, Loyal, Understanding, Passionate.
I don't easily give my affections. I prefer true friendship and honesty over shallow intimacy.
Liars and Hypocrites (they soon learn to steer clear of me, because I will
expose and embarrass them).
Thieves and Scam artists (I pursue thieves with a vengeance) (see:
Psychiatrists and other
Hick-Farmer Sigmund Freud Wannabes
links to literature on this site).