Thursday, July 22, 2010


This past weekend Wilma and I traveled to Kalamazoo to compete in the Ultimate Air Dogs competition at Woofstock, a fundraising event for the SPCA.
Wilma wore her groovy bandana.

It was a hot 90+ degrees and sunny! But there were several Doggie Oasises with kiddie pools and plenty of water and even a misting station.

Wilma did much better with her diving this time....not in distance (she still only did 3 ft 10 in), but she jumped in much quicker. She ran up to the edge of the dock like she was going to fly in....but then she stopped and looked down, then looked back at me. I said "Go get it!" and then she jumped in. The secret is her new's a floating treat holder! She'll do anything for food!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bark for Life

Last weekend was the first annual Jackson Bark For Life, part of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. The event was held in Cascades Park in Jackson. Kramer and I worked a booth for Therapy Dogs, International. We passed out TDI information brochures and testing requirements. We also had some doggie treats to lure the pups in, some dog stickers for the kids, and licorice sticks for the kids at heart.

The event included a walk around the park with doggie games and contests afterwards.

Kramer was happy to see Jennifer and Flurry at the event. The bobbed for hot dogs

and tried their paws on the agility course.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Kramer's Fancy Do

Kramer's regular groomer was booked until mid-August and we couldn't wait that long. So we tried a new place where the groomer used to show standard poodles. She wanted to give Kramer more of a show look, so I said OK.

So here is the outcome....shaved body and puffy legs! I kind of like it. What do you think?