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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Oct 11, 2022

They’re Not Giving Us a Hard Time: They’re Having a Hard Time

It’s important to understand behavior and sensitivity.  Alexis is the parent of Bunny the Talking Dog, and she talks about sensitivity in dogs. This is relatable for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) when it comes to self-compassion, and compassion for challenging behaviors in humans and animals. Alexis talks about how you can change the environment, and ways to actively manage unwanted behavior.  She talks about passive enrichment, and her deep love for understanding her sensitive dog.


Alexis Devine,  LFDM-L, CCET


Alexis Devine is an artist and entrepreneur hailing from Seattle, Washington. She is a licensed family dog mediator, and a certified canine enrichment technician. Her sheepadoodle Bunny, known as "What About Bunny" on social media became an internet sensation in the fall of 2020 when videos of her communicating with assistive technology from FluentPet went viral. Bunny now has over one hundred buttons individually programmed with various words that she uses to communicate how she feels, what she wants, to express when she is in pain and even to chat about her dreams. She is part of an ongoing canine cognition research study at the Comparative Cognition Lab at UCSD. They have recently added a standard Poodle to the family named Otter who Alexis is training with the same system. Alexis' goal is to further our understanding of the power of connection and importance of two-way communication, meeting her dogs where they are and understanding them on their terms first to facilitate trust and promote an environment that supports them as the incredible creatures they are.


Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us


Bunny’s links

@whataboutbunny on Tiktok, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter


How Stella Learned to Talk by Christina Hunger  

Facebook group--

Dog body language course

Kim Brophy—L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology

Kim Brophy--

Kim Brophy Meet Your Dog

Patricia’s Links

HSP Online Course--

Unapologetically Sensitive Merchandise--

Online HSP Course Materials (no group included)

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Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson