Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Play Ball!

I bet you thought I meant a tennis ball or something but I'm talking about BASEBALL! Suzan organized a volunteer appreciation night for My Wonderful Dog volunteers at the Portland Sea Dogs game thanks to the generous donation of tickets by Craig Cooper of Rainbow Construction here in Maine. The Portland Sea Dogs are the Double-A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. But don't ask me what a sea dog is, Slugger the mascot looks like a cross between a seal and a dog.

Here I am enjoying the game.
Some of the current My Wonderful Dog service dogs in training came with their puppy raisers. The small black pup is Freida, then my former housemate Darla and finally Flip. They did really well even when everyone was stomping and the stands were vibrating! Way to go pups!
The sign says "Welcome My Wonderful Dog", how cool is that?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Lunch Date

I had a lunch date yesterday! This handsome guy is Tom and he's a My Wonderful Dog mobility service dog. He graduated almost two years ago so he's a pro. But his mom says he is pretty silly sometimes, especially at home. He turns his metal food bowl over and pushes it all around the house when he's hungry and he's been known to bring it to the bedroom in the morning and bop his dad on the head with it. Ha ha Tom, that's a pretty good trick! That must be why Suzan has me give her my bowl after I'm done eating.

We like this new Olive Garden because the booths don't have any posts, they hang off of the walls. That makes it easier for us to get comfortable under the table. That's what most service dogs are trained to do and Tom and I did a very good job at it even though it was our first date.
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Monday, August 6, 2007

This and That

Suzan was looking at some photos she downloaded off of her camera and realized that we didn't tell you about some of our recent adventures.

Most recently, like this past Saturday, we volunteered at the My Wonderful Dog table at the MS Bike Ride event. It was fun and I got to see my foster family again! I get all happy and wiggly at first whenever I see them! Suzan said to be sure to send a big thank you out to all the folks who rode in the scorching heat to help find a cure for MS. THANK YOU!

Last week, I went to see a musical, La Cage aux Folles at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Suzan won the tickets on the radio by translating a French phrase. I think people were really surprised to see me there but I was on my best behavior as usual. I curled up under Suzan & Jon's seats and mostly took a nap. It was hard to do at times though because everybody kept laughing. Don't know what's so funny about a birdcage!

And a few weekends before that we joined the My Wonderful Dog puppy raisers and service dogs in training at their monthly outing. I told everyone that it's great being a service dog and they will love it if they graduate and get to help their special person. I also told them it's OK if they don't because not every dog is cut out to be a service dog. Being a well behaved pet dog is a special job too! Here I am practicing my "down stay" while Nils steps over me. Nils is my foster family's new service dog in training, he is a tall boy! Good luck Nils!