Brian and I only have “fur-kids,” so we have never been able to participate in Bring Your Child to Work Day, as the jobs we have do not allow us to bring 4-legged children to work…UNTIL … this year when Margarita became a registered Therapy Dog!
I am a Special Education teacher, so Miss Rita came along with me to work on April 27 (also my birthday!) to attend class with my students, and to make some Therapy Dog visits to a few other classrooms.
Miss Rita, keeping class in order! All the students were SUPER attentive, of course!
The students just love their time with Rita!
…and after a long, hard day of work, Rita needed a pick-me-up – so we stopped by Starbuck’s and she ordered herself a Puppuccino!
This was the best birthday gift ever!
We’d love to hear from you! Does your job allow you to bring your 2-legged or 4-legged children to work?
Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit group dedicated to finding forever homes for homeless Basset Hounds in the New Jersey, New York, and Eastern Pennsylvania Areas.
Each year the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue hosts BoardWaddle in Ocean City, NJ. There is a fun “Doo Dah Parade,” with hundreds of Bassets waddling to the delight of the crowd.
After the adorable Bassets waddle down the Ocean City Boardwalk, everyone gathers at a picnic. Here owners and their dogs hang out with all the hounds, check out the arts and crafts show, other rescues, area shelters, and/or get something to eat at the food vendors. This is where Rita volunteered all day.
A highlight of the picnic is the awards. There are awards for the top-10 pledge-getters and, of course, awards to the winners of the basset games: Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Parade Float and many more.
Rita had a wonderful time volunteering as a donation dog for Pointer Rescue, Org with her fellow pointers, Lady and Mr. Spock, and friends, Grace and Jen!
On April 2, 2017, Rita attended the Wheaton Arts Paws for Arts to volunteer as a donation dog with her Fiance, the very handsome Mr. Spock, for Pointer Rescue, Org (PRO). All cash that Rita collected was donated directly to PRO.
The Paws for Arts event partnered with the Cumberland County SPCA for a free community event that brought pet owners and their dogs on site for a day of art and fun.
Highlights from the event included:
■ WheatonBarks Dog Show and Parade
■ Several Animal Rescue Groups in attendance
■ Obedience Demonstration
■ Pet Supplies, Treats, Clothing
■ Dog Activities such as Paw Prints, Bobbing for Tennis Balls, and Pumpkin Pie, Photo Booth
Rita got her paw print done and I was able to pick it up in June, after they fired it in the oven!
■ Search and Rescue Demonstrations
■ Agility Course
■ Animal Themed Glassmaking Demonstrations in the Glass Studio
This annual event, held at the Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show, will always hold a special place in our hearts. Although back in 2013, this event was only our second-ever dock diving competition, it was our very first DockDogsevent with Limoncello.
During this event in 2013 is also where we signed up as members with our first DockDogs Club ~ Delmarva DockDogs . It is a joke among our DockDogs friends that we belong to every club on the East Coast, as we are now members of the Delamarva, Keystone, Chesapeake, Tidewater, and even Rideau River [in Canada!] DockDogs clubs!
The 2013 event is also where we met Annie from The Little GSP , who not only helped us with all of our “newbie” dock diving questions, but she also was the inspiration for the start of this blog, which also led to our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Flicker accounts! Annie’s amazing photography is also what inspired me to start the ongoing process of learning how to take better quality photos of our pups. Check out some of her amazing shots on Flickr by clicking HERE!
And here we are in 2016: Back for our fourth year in a row, this time with 4 dogs! As always, we camped at one of our favorite spots, Atlantic City North Campground.
23’6″ 1st Place Elite
5’6″ 2nd Place Cadet Division
7.570 seconds 4th Place Turbo Division
Big Air Finals:
21’10” 4th Place Elite Division
24’4″ 2nd Place Elite
24’2″ 1st Place Elite
6’2″ 2nd Place Top Gun Division
Big Air Finals:
24’9″ 1st Place Elite Division
19’11” 6th Place Senior Division
19’9″ 2nd Place Senior Division
21’3″ 2nd Place Master Division
20’9″ 3rd Place Master Division
5’10” 1st Place Cadet Division
Big Air Finals:
19’11” 6th Place Master Divsion
Margarita had a big weekend cheering on her German siblings while spending her days with her heart-throb and fellow English Pointer, Mr. Spock!
What a fun and exciting weekend for the Liver Killers!