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Mildred Isabella goes to Starke, Florida

by Viki
(Bryceville, FL)

Mildred is nosey

Mildred is nosey

On Mother's Day we met our son, daughter in love, and the grandkids at a little country diner in Starke, Florida. Starke is a fairly small town and we had never stopped at any other business there except for CVS -- and we got in a huge argument with the manager that was only resolved by the threat of their arrest if they didn't quit telling us that our PET couldn't come in the store. Mildred is NOT a pet...she is a working service dog and is allowed to accompany me ANYWHERE except a sterile environment (such as surgery). Anyway, that threw us off of stopping anywhere in Starke.

However, my kids and grandkids were worth the possibility of another tiff. So we stopped at Grannie's. The people there could not have been kinder! They also respected the idea of not touching or paying attention to Mildred, but did ask if she could have a steak -- if the brain wasn't so used to saying no to the food question I could have had a durn steak! Dagnabit!

After our delicious meal and a nice (not long enough) time of fellowship, we got some pictures and said TTFN (Tigger from Winnie the Pooh...Ta Ta For Now). My son caught this photo while trying to get a good head shot of Mildred...LOVE IT!


Keep posting those experiences, Viki - the more people learn of these matters, the better things ought to get for all... Jo
P.S. Thought Mildred's snout was that of a manatee!

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lacey may my black lab

by teresa
(london on canada)

my black lab is seven months old now, very friendly and loads of fun though we are having trouble with finding big dog toys she wont chew and destroy.

socks worked for awhile till her teeth came in. any suggestions would be helpful.

ps thats suggestions on home made toys

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Dog pool party: Born for this!

by Viki Gentilman
(Bryceville, FL, USA)




Mildred is just over two but had never been swimming...hard to believe since we live in Florida! So when Patriot Service Dogs called for a pool party for the dogs we went of course. There were 11 other dogs there and at first it looked like Mildred would never get her feet wet. To her I am sure she thought the pool was a large bathtub and there would be shampoo involved. Although she jumps right into the tub with no disobedience she sure doesn't like it. But there were all these Golden Retrievers, Goldendoodles and best of all, kids in the pool...

Mildred circled the pool while the other dogs went after various toys in the water or got to touch a kid...she was very vocal about how the shampoo would come out at any time but no one listened. Her front feet would be in the pool and her legs would be trying to get the toy by "pulling" it into reach. Finally she went in. And under. But when she came up it was as if a light bulb went off. Mildred was born for this! She played in the pool with the other dogs, kids and some brave adults for the next three hours! A happier lab would be hard to find. She even got a manicure while there. One of the other dogs did an AWESOME belly flop over and over again. Mildred didn't want to launch herself off the side of the pool so she used the stairs but she did study the move and may use it in the future...smiles. After all that swimming she fell asleep on the way home and slept through the night. We have to get her to other pools or to the beach. She had a blast!


Wow, Viki, wish we could have been there - what fun for Mildred! Thanks for the superb action photos - never heard of a dog pool party before but what a great idea! Comet would have loved it - he was such a big time swimmer... Jo

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