Arrival Story: Sophie was going to doggie daycare one day and the owner had 2 miniature schnauzers for sale. That afternoon we brought Harley D home with us and the rest is history. He loves to be the center of attention and the faces he makes are unbelievable. He is a certified Therapy Dog and he is amazing to watch him with patients, family, staff and students. He is a very loving boy.
Bio: Harley is a Certified Therapy Dog with Human Animal Link of Oklahoma Foundation, H.A.L.O. He has been awarded his AKC Therapy Dog Certification and also his CGC (Canine Good Citizenship). He currently visits Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City and Canadian Valley Integris Hospital in Yukon. He works with second graders at Northridge Elementary and will be starting at Northwood Elementary second semester.
Well pups, yesterday afternoon mom stuck me in the sink and gave me a bath. This morning we got up early, I got brushed, combed and spritz. She got my vest out, leashed me up and she put me in our car. We took off and I think we drove for a day or something like that to Oklahoma City. We pulled in the Mercy Hospital parking lot and I sat up and started the Schnauzer squeal! I knew where we were!!!! Mom got me out and I watered a few trees and in we went. Mom and I got in the elevator to the lower level and into the tunnel and she unleashed me and off I went and waited for me at the elevator. Up we went and I got really excited because I was going to visit my most favorite nun in the whole wide world at the Mercy convent. I climbed up in her lap and we spent 45 minutes with her. (Mom here - Harley does not sit in peoples lap but with Sister de Lima he has from the very beginning) Then it was time to go to the Volunteer luncheon and see many of my human pals and my therapy dog pals. I got to eat blueberries, green beans and a bite of roll and it was yummy. Next off to the home of our Executive Director to meet her new GSP puppy, Paladyn and we played and played. Mom said OK HD its time to head back to Tulsa! I slept all the way home. What a great day I had!
Well furs, the stay at the Pet Resort was pretty cool and they said we were very well behaved! Mom and our skin sis came and picked us up this past Thursday and boy were we happy to see them. We went to this strange house and started sniffing around. We have a big back yard and guess what? I have my very own pond!!!! How cool will that be this summer. Mom here: Sophie is adjusting quite well but Harley is having a difficult time of it. He has however a safe room (his crate) in my office and when it becomes too much for him he goes and gets in his room. I think once all the workman are finished HD will settle down. Sophie is waiting to see her first squirrel in the back yard and I did see a bunny scoot out from under the storage shed. We will be on and off the internet as this coming week more workman will be here.
We all know that when Say Media bought Dogster/Catster that things began to change and not in a good way, but we all hung in there because of all the wonderful friends we have made through the years and all over the world. We know and understand the great love we have for our furry friends and have always had the support and understanding from everyone. We have all laughed and cried together through good times and bad and for this I am so very thankful to all of you. Where will be all go? I know that a lot of you are on FB and we will be able to stay in touch with each other but for those of you who choose not to go to FB, I would love to have your emails so that these friendships will continue. There is no other network that I have found where we can continue this type of being together. Sorry Say Media, but I really don't give a rip about your magazine!