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Walk the Talk For Our Veterans

Winner Update: Random.org was the true random number generator I used to pick the winner of the Perky’s Paw Necklace.  It’s actually a pretty interesting program – ok, I admit,  I’m a nerdy former engineer.  They use atmospheric noise in the generation of the random numbers – so the winner is truly getting a gift […]

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Golden Jewels!

Siena’s friend, Ivy, whelped a dozen beautiful babies last Saturday.  A dozen!  Six girls, six boys, all future service dogs.  Puppies are my weakness, so when I was invited to see the babies, I ran right over.  I was in heaven, cuddling with so many sweet Golden Retriever puppies!  Go to the Guide Dog Foundation […]

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The Story of the Perky’s Paw Necklace

This is little Miss Perky, a beautiful Labrador Retriever puppy I raised for the Guide Dog Foundation (GDF.)  She was about four months old in October 2008, when this photo was taken.  One day, that same October, we happened to be at the GDF for a class.  After class we bumped into Melissa, one of […]

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Do Over!

Please give me a second chance!  Yes, I know I have not posted in many months, but honest, I have been busy! I rewrote my business plan.  My original plan was a whopping 8 pages long.  A bit of fluff, now that I look back on it.  My new business plan, complete with financial pages […]

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Perky’s Paw Necklace

I would like to thank everyone who purchased a Perky’s Paw Necklace during the last quarter of 2009.  Your support enabled Siena and me to bring a $400 donation check to VetDogs, an organization that provides service dogs to our veterans who are disabled.  If you would like more information on the Perky’s Paw Necklace, […]

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Elton John AIDS Foundation

To honor my commitment to donate 100% of the purchase price of my “Cooking Red” necklace to the Elton John AIDS Foundation, below you will find the receipt for payment, as sent by the foundation.  Congratulations again to Sasha for her winning bid – enjoy your necklace! Many thanks again to Angela of Spinach Tiger […]

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Please Vote for VetDogs!

Chase Bank has just announced a new community initiative to give grants to deserving charities.  The 100 charities with the most votes will each receive a $25,000 grant.  Voting will continue and ultimately, one charity will win a $1,000,000 grant.  Wouldn’t it be great if that could be VetDogs?  They would be able to train […]

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Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day is a Federal holiday, signed into law on May 26, 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower. It is a day set aside to thank our veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those […]

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Introducing . . .

Meet our new pup from the Guide Dog Foundation (GDF) – Siena!  If you notice a family resemblance with the wonderful Miss Perky, it’s because they are sisters.  There were four girls in their litter and all were evaluated as potential breeder dogs for the GDF.  Evaluation tests looked at eyes, heart, hips and temperament.  […]

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