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My Hero, My Friend

Photo by the artist, Susan Norris.  Found at ArmyTimes.com
Photo by the artist, Susan Norris. Found at ArmyTimes.com

If you’re in the Dallas area, you might stop by Veterans Memorial Park in Trophy Club, TX, to see the new sculpture from Susan Norris, called “My Hero, My Friend.”

The brass sculpture was recently featured in the Army Times, and depicts a K9 wearing a Purple Heart, mourning his fallen handler.

Truly a moving piece!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday Survey: Extreme Grooming

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On Thursday, I ran a video showing dogs who had been groomed to look like wild animals. I have heard complaints in the past about this type of what some would call excessive or extreme grooming. How do you feel about it?

What's your opinion of extreme grooming?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Easing Your Dog’s Anxiety as You Return to Work

From our friends at Women After 50 on Facebook
From our friends at Women After 50 on Facebook

If you’ve been home with your dog during the pandemic, it’s likely your dog has grown very accustomed to having you around and may have anxiety issues when you go back to the workplace full time.

Some might argue that our dogs have enjoyed the stay-at-home orders more than anyone else, leaving owners with more time for walks, fetch and quality time with our pups. However, with businesses reopening all throughout the country and stay at home orders being lifted, we can’t forget about how going to work can affects our pets. Continue reading Easing Your Dog’s Anxiety as You Return to Work

Doggies Pride

From the Facebook page of Free Mom Hugs Ohio
From the Facebook page of Free Mom Hugs Ohio

June is Pride Month, when we celebrate our LGBTQ+ friends and family. I love this picture from Free Mom Hugs Ohio.

For those who don’t know, many people are shunned by their families when they reveal their sexual orientation or gender identity. Free Mom Hugs goes to Pride parades and other events to give some love to those who have been separated from their birth parents. It’s a great organization!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

AKC Canine Partners Program Turns 10; Gains TSC Sponsorship

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Bigstock Photo

From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Canine Partners program! AKC Canine Partners™ was developed to welcome mixed-breed dogs and their owners to the AKC Family. It promotes the strengthening of the human-canine bond by encouraging training, responsible dog ownership and pet owner education. And for the past ten years, the program has done exactly that and more!

Since its launch in 2010, AKC Canine Partners™ has had a steady and consistent rise in enrollment every year. As of June 2020, the total number of enrollments is over 420,000, with 85,000 enrollments in 2019 alone. AKC Canine Partners have earned more than 21,000 titles in the AKC companion events and programs, like Agility, Tracking, Rally, and Obedience, etc. Continue reading AKC Canine Partners Program Turns 10; Gains TSC Sponsorship

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