Monday, December 12, 2011

Pro Bono 'Puplico'

 Today Mom took me to the University of Arizona College of Law so I could de-stress law students during finals. I heard her mention something about ‘pro bono’. I thought that meant I’d be getting a nice juicy bone. Apparently not. After spending a couple of hours in the library, I learned the phrase really meant “for the public good,” not “bones for the pup.” But it was great being petted by stressed-out students who were in no big hurry to return to their grueling studies. Cuddling with me and fellow Delta dog, Molly, was definitely good for them.

 Hope double de-stressed with Molly and me.
 Rachel gave me a good relaxing scratch.
David already graduated but he liked petting me, too.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I Love Librarians


I had a great time on Saturday at Story Town, sponsored by the Tucson Pima County Library. Kids came to read a book to me and I got to be pals with another librarian. They're the best!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Helping Homeless Pets

I wish all dogs had a nice warm home where they could cuddle up with their person. Sadly, there are lots of persons and dogs who don't have a home. They live on the streets or in shelters. There's no money for extra things like a new collar or leash, or a warm coat for frosty nights. Mom and I found some dog supplies around the house that we don't need any more--like my winter snow jacket and old leashes. We sent them off to a group that will give them to people who need them. Maybe you have some dog things (or cat things) that could be donated. Here's a link to a group that helps pets of the homeless:

http://www.petsofthehomeless.org/what-we-do

Monday, September 5, 2011

Yummy Dog Treats

Pssst! Here's Mom's secret recipe for:

 
HONEY BISCUITS

1 ½ tsp. dry yeast (or one package) dissolved in
¼ cup  lukewarm water
1 egg
¾ cup  low sodium chicken broth
¼ cup  honey
3-4 cups whole wheat flour
(just until it’s not too sticky to knead)
1 cup cracked wheat
oven @  325
mix ingredients
knead 5 min.
roll out in two rectangles about ¼ inch thick
cut in strips, squares or skinny ropes
put biscuits on 2 lightly greased cookie sheets
let rise 20 min.
bake for 45 min.
let stand uncovered so they get crunchy

makes about 100-125 biscuits!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Favorite Books



Here are some of my favorite books. Yes, they're mostly about dogs!


READING TO PEANUT by Leda Schubert
HOUND FROM THE POUND by Jessica Swaim
MY BIG DOG by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
HOW DO DINOSAURS LOVE THEIR DOGS? By Jane Yolen
SMART DOG by Ralph Leemis
COOL DOG, SCHOOL DOG by Deborah Heiligman
THREE STORIES YOU CAN READ TO YOUR DOG by Sara Swan Miller
DON’T WORRY, WAGS by Christophe Loupy
THE TOUGHEST COWBOY by John Frank
LITTLE DOG POEMS by Kristine O’Connell George
DEAR MRS. LARUE by Mark Teague
A DOG'S WAY HOME by Bobbie Pyron
HOUND HEAVEN by Linda Oatman High
A DOG’S LIFE by Ann M. Martin
HOW TO STEAL A DOG by Barbara O’Connor
DOG ON IT by Spencer Quinn
 
(Mom promised me extra biscuits if I included one of her books)

WINDOWS OF GOLD by Marianne Mitchell

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ready and Willing

My Delta Society vest arrived!
Now I'm all ready to start my visits to schools and libraries. If you'd like me to come to your school, send me a comment on this blog.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer Fun

Summer is supposed to be over now, but we're back in Arizona and it's hot, hot, hot.  This could be me looking out of the blazing sun instead of a sunflower. This was taken in June at the Fire Hydrant 5 fundraiser for Larimer Humane Society in Fort Collins, Colorado. I'm one of their 'graduates' so we support LHS whenever we can.  If you're thinking about getting a dog, check out local shelters. Some furry friend is waiting for someone like you to bring them to their forever homes. Mom says she hit the jackpot when she met me at Larimer Humane, but I say I'm the lucky one. That goofy smile on my face is proof!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Double Digits

Happy Birthday to me!
I don’t know why humans get so stressed about what will happen in their lives. Dogs live in the moment and each day is a brand new gift. Some days are quiet with lots of naps. Some days bring a visit from friends or a walk in the park or even a car trip. Today turned out to be pretty special. It’s my tenth birthday, which is sort of like being 60 in people years but without the worry of getting older. We got to go to Arfy’s Mercantile for birthday pupcakes. Yum! Arfy’s is the best store in Fort Collins, Colorado. Great smells, fun toys and always a liver treat for the canine visitors. So you can see why I don’t mind having another birthday. As for tomorrow, who knows what fun adventure awaits?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Homework

Today I'm going to review my training lessons. It's been almost a month since I passed my evaluation to be a therapy dog and Mom says I need some review. Here's what I'm working on:

1. I must wait at the door before going out. This is hard. I'm always so excited and curious about my walks, I want to hurry out to see what's new. Every day brings new adventures!

2. Down and stay. This is easy. It gives me a chance to take a breath before the next activity.

3. No begging at the table.  I used to be very good at this but my little brother, Poni (a spoiled rotten miniature poodle mix), begs all the time. Now under the New Rules even he doesn't get food scraps. Human food shouldn't smell so good!

4. No barking at people walking by outside. Another hard one. I keep thinking I need to warn the family about stranger danger. This never happens when I'm outside and see people. Then I want to meet everyone.

5. Don't bug Poni. My little brother is really my older brother. He's almost fourteen--which is about 85 in people years. It drives me nuts when he ignores me as I prance around and stare down my nose at him. He may be older but I'm the Alpha dog. 

After I practice my lessons I get to go to the park. Watch out squirrels!