Friday, June 17, 2011


Mom was asked by the kind folks at
to read a book,
Through a Dog's Eyes

Arnold, founder and executive director of Canine Assistants,
a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service dogs
for people with disabilities, educates and inspires i
n this transformative guide to training and celebrating service animals.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 16,
Arnold was encouraged by her father
to start an organization devoted to helping people with physical disabilities.
Now after 20 years of dog training,
she shares her methodology and stories of canine intelligence,
sensitivity, language comprehension,
and prescience bordering on telepathy.
She offers shining examples of the heroism of service dogs,
from anticipating seizures to resetting a ventilator switch.
Along the way, she emphasizes choice-based,
positive-reinforcement-only teaching methods
and shares valuable insights that every dog owner should know.
Engagingly written with a perfect balance of science and observation,
this book--soon to be a PBS one hour special and series--
is a worthy tribute to our canine friends.

If you would like to win a copy of this book,
please leave a comment.
The drawing will be next Friday
and we will let our last departing puppy,
make the choice
of the winner.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi, Ivy
The Five Remaining Babes

PS - we apologize for the lack of blogging-
we have no excuse,
but we have a secretary problem.


kmp said...

hmm...i think i have the same secretary problems!


Sue said...

We just finished a similar book called 'A Dog Named Slugger'. It was worth reading. Service dogs are amazing.

Todd will be going home at the perfect time. Their beautiful Hamlet crossed the bridge this morning. They need a little puppy silliness in their lives right now.

Miranda said...

I would love to win the book! It sounds great! :)

Cindy said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for giving us a chance to win a copy.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That looks like a wonderful book!! I love books!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

houndstooth said...

Oh, Mom's been curious about reading that book! We hope you enjoy it!


Jazzi said...

Oh, sounds cool. we just LOVE doggie books!! Gee...maybe you need a new secretary!! bol


Amber-Mae said...

Sounds like a great book! I am sure there is someone out there who would be happy to be receiving that book.

Maggie and Mitch said...

ooooooh - this looks like a great read!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

An English Shepherd said...

Who would talk through a dogs eyes.. ;-)

Miss Jean said...

I'd be thrilled to win the book. Dogs are our most faithful companions!!

Rachel said...

Oh cutie patootie Todd.... pick meeeeeeeee!

Hoke said...

Enter my mom!! She's fascinated by service dogs and just watched a show on how they match dogs with children and how they bond almost instantly. Oh are so luck to have them all to yourself!! Enjoy!

Barbara said...

I would dearly love to win this book because I may just need a service dog in my future. This book sounds so interesting.

Hugs XX

Ms. ~K said...
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Ms. ~K said...

Sorry for deletion,
I hate to misspell a word...

I would love to win the book....Canine Assistants, Inc. is about an hour south of us, we pass it on the way to Buddy's ortho vet in ATL...

I heard the exciting pup news from Kim...couldn't come at a better time! :)

Lacy Mom of Scot's & Carins said...

Hey, Todd - pick me and there's a milkbone in it for ya'
Love and pats for Gus & Rosie

Benny and Lily said...

mom said it looks like a good read...whatever that means
Benny & Lily

scotsmad said...

Sounds like a great book.

Can't believe the puppies will ALL be gone.....sob!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! We would LOVE to participate on your book giveaway. We love reading dog related books. Crossing my Golden Paws to win. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Linda said...

This book sounds wonderful and we would love to read it. Todd, your baby brother will give you his blankie!

Linda, Abby & Arlo

Camille said...

This book was just recommended to me! They said it was a wonderful read. Little Todd is going home to his new family just in time - he'll be a happy boost to their spirits!

Buzzy McDuff,Pippa Posey & da Mum

Lallee said...

This sounds very interesting. I'd love to put my paw in the hat. Thank you!

pajudie said...

Count us in, Lynn, for the book giveaway. We've heard very good things about it.
Can't believe almost all the puppies are gone to their furever homes - bet your house is quiet (relatively speaking)!!
Judie, Duncan & Hamish

Anonymous said...

Keeping a good secretary is tough!

Roooo, Stuart

Sweet William The Scot said...

My peeps last Scot, Half Pence, was a Pet Companion. He went every where with her. He could tell when her blood chemistry was off and would put his head across her lap. Lee knew not to drive then. It was really tough loosing him. I think they kept each other well. Me I am a good guy, but I don't have that ability. I know she really still misses Half Pence.
Sweet William The Scot

Bella and Ollie said...

Looks like a great book !

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Sweet Little Bosco would love to give a copy of this book to his Peeps.

Boondocks said...

Is it too late to enter our mom?? She wufs reading dog tales.

Boondocks, Kudzu, and gang

jastembo said...

looks like a great book for a multitude of reasons. would love to have a copy ....

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