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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Doggie Spotlight for Jackson

Welcome to this weeks Dogs on Thursday! We've got a lot to talk about.
First off we've got "A Spring Dogs Secret Swap",which will run from March 15th to April 15th. Sign Ups Start Today until March 13th. Since it is Spring and total muddy days for the dogs, we thought it would be fun to have a "Doggie Clean Up Basket"to help keep us sane during the wet and muddy days. So each package should include a basket or container with a dog sized towel or chamois, at least one treat bag, a toy, a card and a treat for the owner's sanity too.
On the card write at least one idea of how you survive the muddy season with dogs. We will post a questionnaire for you to fill out about your puppy and you after the swap gets started. Please email Paula at paulaliden(at)gmail(dot)com or Natalie at gnatchat(at)gmail(dot)com with your information.

Grab a button for the swap!!

For the Snuggle Project: It looks like the voting shows we will be making Snuggles and sending them to our own favorite humane society or charity. In this case Paula is working on Snuggle Project Blog for this activity and Paula will post it next week. The Snuggle Project runs from March 6th through to the end of April to give lots of time to make and send the Snuggles.

Doggie Spotlight for GoldenQuest's Jumpin'Jackson

Jackson is everything you could want in a Golden Retriever. Our common fondness of golden retrievers was one of attractions that drew Steve and me together. Our search for just the right dog lasted nearly 2 years.

Jackson is everything we wanted and more. Not only is he a very handsome fellow, he is a pleasure at work and play. Jackson learns quickly. Steve trains him in competitive obedience and rally where he has earned his CD and RN. His scores were all high but last spring, he scored a perfect 100 to the cheers of everyone including the AKC field representatives. He is quite an athlete. He enjoys his 5-mile walks every day and is sure to remind us when it is time to go. If it weren't for Jackson, I may have never achieved my Weight Watchers Goal and earned my lifetime membership. We walked 2005 miles together in 2005.

Jackson loves to swim and dive at the lake as often as possible. Last summer he learned to kayak. Now he thinks the boat belongs to him. After a hard day at play at the lake, he can often be found napping in the chair on the screened porch.

Hope everyone is having a great week!!



Anonymous said...

Jackson sounds like a wonderful dog and you shared great photos. If we ever decide to get a big dog rather than have little dogs that think they're in big bodies, the Golden Retriever would probably be the first one we'd consider.

Nichole said...

Can't wait for the spring swap - this will be fun!

Jackson is adorable!!

Vivian said...

Snuggle project sounds great. Look forward to seeing the details.

Paula said...

Oh Jackson is such a beautiful dog!
What a great friend and companion he is.
I just love happy dog stories!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful boy. I needed a good smile, so the timing was just right!

Criquette said...

What a gorgeous dog! He looks like a big sweetie.

I'm so excited about the swap. I'll have to start shopping tomorrow!

monica said...

Jackson is beautiful! It's so wonderful that you keep him healthy and stimulated with lots of fun activities.

Donna said...

What a great Golden! He is a beauty and what a smart pup!

Heather said...

Jackson is SOOO beautiful, my daughter would be in love with him. She misses our golden so much still. I love the picture of Jackson in the chair. Gorgeous.

Alison Boon said...

The snuggles project sounds fab. Jackson is a beautiful dog.