Thursday, February 14, 2008

Best In Show Photos

The 3rd Annual Best In Show benefit for Sit Stay Read was a great success. See the fun for yourself and be sure to mark your calendar for next year--Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009!

Many thanks to our fabulous photographer, Jan Terry.

Friday, February 8, 2008

First Puppy Visit!

We had our first office visit from a puppy today--what fun!

That adorable bundle of black fur is nine-week-old Raven. As you can tell, Shandy wasn't thrilled to have all that energy bounding around--took all the focus off her getting treats.

Raven's a Chow/shepherd mix and her mom, SSR volunteer Tisa Morris, says she doesn't stop moving until she falls over and goes to sleep. Raven and her big sister Amber, a mix of Chow and Golden Retriever, make quite a handsome pair. Next time I'll try to get a photo of them together.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

February Poem of the Month

Oh wisdom
in your fur coat
and whiskers.
What don't you know?
sometimes I believe
I have seen my soul searched
in your eyes,
how much time passes
between us without word?
how much do you know
that I've just begun
to understand?

spirit of grace
and humor
on all fours.

I came across this poem by Pam Reinke in a book called Animals as Teachers & Healers by Susan Chernak McElroy. Though it doesn't specifically mention a dog, I think of Shandy each time I read it.