The Evolution of Walking a Tight Rope {from Sadie’s perspective}

Sadie has been having a wonderful fall.

Lots of walks and play time.

We just spent the afternoon with her brother, Marco.  They had so much fun together!  I am so bummed I forgot my camera.  Boo Mom!

Sadie has discovered the fun of ‘people watching’ out the front window.  I moved an ottoman under the window sill to give her a comfortable view. Yeah, Mom?!!  🙂

Sadie has a fun trip to Michigan next week and then we start another dog training class when we return home.  I signed us up for a 6 week class to fix all those pesky behaviors, like jumping.  It’s really Mom training, not dog training.

I am really excited about the trainers we will be working with, they specialize in training for certification as therapy dogs in hospitals.  I hope they can help me shape her behaviors so she will be eligible to be a therapy dog once she is old enough.

We are also on a waiting list for an agility training class.  Yeah, waiting list!  Boo!

I hope to get back into regular postings, now that our summer travels are winding down.  Plus, we have lots of new activities to report on!  😉


Fabulous Friday Give-away!

Poochie Bells is participating in a give-away to help increase the awareness of Great Dane Therapy Dogs.

This prize package is worth over $45!

You will receive the following items:

  • One “All-American” themed Leash
  •  One “All-American” themed Poochie-Bells
  • One “All-American” themed Furbitz


Fabulous Friday Give-away!  Click on the link below for up to 10 chances to win!

As you can see, Sadie has the All-American collar.  Winning this package would round out her accessories!  Plus, we need a second Poochie Bells for the lake house!  You know we love our Poochie Bells!  🙂

In addition to loving Poochie Bells and free stuff ( ha!), the cause really caught my eye.  Training therapy dogs.  This organization is training dogs to work in the community to help

  • in providing emotional support and relaxation to a minor or disabled individual during court mandated situations
  • reading companions to improve literacy skills
  • a Therapy Dane can make appearances at Deployment Departures, Tour of Duty Homecomings, and other military programs as requested for Veterans, Active Duty, and Retired Military men and women.
  • assist in physical, occupational, and speech therapy sessions assisting professionals to continue progressing with a patient’s goals to recovery and/or continued wellness

If you are interested in making a donation towards this great cause, you can find more information here:

I would really like to train Sadie to be a therapy dog.  She loves people and people love her!  We have great interactions with strangers on our daily walks.  And, I really enjoy watching Sadie brighten up people’s days.

This cause has motivated me to find an organization near us to get certified!

I know I can make you smile!