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.
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.
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!!