Dogs Rule Day, October 11, 2008

Dear Friends,

Jasia over at Creative Gene (http://creativegene.blogspot.com/) alerted all of us GeneaBloggers of a very special holiday coming up on Saturday. It’s “DOGS RULE DAY, An International Holiday for Dogs!” On Saturday I plan to attend a seminar on dog nutrition at the “Monroe Valley Dog Training Club” meeting.

This event is right down my alley, and I’m glad to get the alert and have a good excuse to share my (our) pooches with GeneaBlogger friends and anyone else who wants to stop by. So here goes….

First may I present Ramblewood Midnight Rider, AKA Rider, and Ramblewood Popsicle Toes AKA Poppy, Popper Girl, Miss Popsie, etc. etc. etc. They are two English Springer Spaniels… Rider on the left and Poppy on the right. Their pedigrees rival the best of the canine world and I’d put them up against my own as well, but that’s not what we love about them. They’re two happy kids, sweet and loving and will take as much petting and attention as anyone is willing to dish out. Rider is an American and Canadian breed champion with a couple of beginning Obedience and Rally titles under his belt, while Poppy is just plain retired at the ripe old age of 12. Poppy doesn’t see or hear anymore but that doesn’t make her any less a loving pet. Here’s their picture:

RIDER AND POPPY

And then there’s Mr. Miles and his special story. He was found wandering near an eagle watching site on the Skagit River here in Northwest Washington and rescued by friends of ours out on a relaxing outing for the day. This eagle watching site happened to be at Milepost 100 which accounts for his name “Miles.” This wonderful dog has no known pedigree but who cares? Miles has begun his Obedience competition career with a first place in the “Novice A” class. Even though he’s a dog with some serious health issues, if he were graded on his “love quotient” he’d be right up at the top of the meter. Here’s Miles:

MILES

I think it’s best to stop now, or the whole blog might be filled with pictures and tales of these sweet guys. This has been fun… thank you Jasia!

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3 Responses to Dogs Rule Day, October 11, 2008

  1. Jasia says:

    Wow! What gorgeous dogs you have!!! And not only are they beautiful but talented as well! You obviously put a lot of time into training and loving your dogs. Good for you and great for them :-) I’ll be thinking about you on Dogs Rule Day, Saturday, as I have fun with my own little guy.

    Thanks for the mention and the link!

    Jasia

  2. Tanya says:

    What a sweet story. Miles is proud to be written about. =)

  3. Tanya says:

    Sorry I didn’t mean to leave out Rider & Poppy. You have some amazingly sweet pets (kids). Thanx for sharing this blog with me.

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