Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thanks, Santa!

Tess, Jazz, and Indy had a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of new toys and treats.

The three Dals join together to open a gift.

Two heads are better than one!!

Indy's favorite toy in the world is a rather beat up, semi-stuffed bunny.  He keeps tabs on it throughout the day and takes it with him when he settles down to sleep.  The poor thing is chewed up and ragged, but I finally found a brand new bunny for Indy to enjoy.  We'll see if he likes the new one or sticks with his old standby.

Thanks, Santa!  Here are the Dals in the aftermath of their Christmas morning flurry of gift opening.  A very Merry Christmas was had by all!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

From our house (and barn) to yours, wishing you a very happy holiday season!




... and Rocky, too!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Hospital Visit

Tonight, all three Dals went for a holiday pet therapy visit to UPMC Passavant, dressed in their holiday finest.

As in years past, we had requests to snap pics of the dogs before we could even sign in for our pet therapy duties!  Everyone loved Tess, Jazz, and Indy in their Santa suits.

If you couldn't tell from the photo above, here's a closeup of Tess wearing her Santa hat and beard!  It was a big hit with the patients.  For as stubborn as Tess can be, I have to hand it to the girl...she wore that hat and beard for nearly an hour and a half without any fuss at all!!  I think she knew how much joy she was bringing the patients and staff in her holiday outfit.

I'm proud of the Dals for the great therapy work they do all year round, but I'm always thrilled that we can bring smiles to the faces of patients who are in the hospital during the holiday season.  We are truly blessed to have the companionship of these awesome dogs! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cover Girl Jazz!!

Found out yesterday that the photo above will be on the FRONT COVER of the 2014 AAA PetBook!!  I submitted the photo in the fall of 2012 and was told that it was not accepted for publication in the 2013 edition but that the judges had set the photo aside for consideration for the front cover in 2014.  Sure enough, I got a call from AAA yesterday that Jazz's photo was chosen for the cover of the book, which will be published around May of 2014!!  Along with the honor of being on the book cover, Jazz also won some very nice prizes, too.  I'm very excited to share a great photo from our Outer Banks vacation, as well as my beautiful brown cover girl!