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.
Mom and I go to visit the momma's that are on long term bed rest waiting to have their babies. We have been visiting one lady who is going to have triplets and has been on bed rest for a very long time. Well today I got in bed with her and all of a sudden I rested my head on one side of her tummy with my ear. I listened and listened and I could hear a heart beat! Then I changed position and moved to the middle of her tummy and put my ear next to her tummy and I listened and listened again and you know what? That baby boy kicked me! Mom and the lady laughed and laughed and they told me I better check cause there was another girl in there but I didn't, cause I didn't wanna get kicked again! That was the coolest thing ever!
Well mom got me up this morning and right off the bat I got a bath! Today is our day to go work with our autistic kids at school and mom said I had to look good cause a TV station was coming to video our session. Well, Sunshine, Abby and me gots to school with our handlers and went to the classroom. The kids all came in to say hi to us and give us out pets and then were introduced to the lady doing the filming. Our project for today was to hook two crepe leashes to each of our collars and then a student would get on each side and lead us to a certain spot, turn and then take us back to the beginning. Guess what? My kids were the only ones that didn't break their leashes! We had a great time and the parents have asked us to come back for second semester because they see a big difference in their kids. Well then we finished and mom put me in the car and said now we are off to the hospital to visit a little girl in pediatrics. I was pretty pooped but when we got to the hospital I was ready to visit. Well the little girl was sleeping and mom said we are not gonna wake her up but lets head to ICU and see who we can visit with. I got to get in bed with 2 different ladies and one showed me a picture of her pup and it was a white Schnauzer and her name is Muffin. We had a great visit and then I was getting really tired and mom said to me, HD, I think you have given everything you have in your little body today and its time to take you home. I will let you know when its gonna be on TV and hopefully a link so you can see us dogs working! I gonna go take a nap now.
Well first of all momma won a prize basket at Pets and People Humane Society's Dog Wash and in that was a 30 minute photo shoot. So this morning it was really cold and I wanted to sleep after breakfast but momma said to me "HD wake up, I need to comb and brush you. Well I gots up on the bed and momma gave me the once over and then she gots my favorite treats and my red collar and leash and said go get in the car. We went to this park with lots of trees and a pond with ducks in it. She walked me around for awhile and let me sniff all over. Then the photographer got there and we met and then mom took me off leash and she took all kinds of pictures of me and I did whatever she told me to do. I will let you know when we get the pics.
P.S. Momma here. I wanted to let you know that Sophie Claire had already had a photo shoot and you all have seen her head shot so it was HD's turn this time. He was so good and ignored all the ducks in the pond.