Saturday, June 25, 2016

Working at the hospital

I got to spend the morning at Physicians Regional Medical Center (aka the old St. Mary's hospital) seeing Boss work. He showed me the history of the hospital and we rode an elevator. My favorite part was giving love to the nurses and patients!

That was the year Aunt Laura was born!

Touring the hosptial.

Take Your Dog To Work Day 2016

It's but since I'm hanging out w/a teacher we are in the dollar spot !

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summer Reading 2016- Knoxville, TN

Reading is so much fun! The best part is getting to pick out a Barnes & Noble summer reading program prize. Are you doing the Barnes & Noble program this summer?

Even though it's summer we don't stop learning! I got to join this 1st grade refresher/2nd grade prep tutoring session with two smart girls.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Take Your Dog To Work Day

It's National Take Your Dog To Work Day!! 

Were you able to take your dog to work?

Did anyone run into any problems taking a pittie? Don't have a dog to take? Download me now and take me to work!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer of 2014!

It's been a busy summer!! Here's a little catch up on what I've been doing.

My inflatable self and I just educated 100 kids at HopePark Church VBS on dog safety and therapy dogs! 

At VBS June 2014

I also got to travel to Vietnam!

I give the Imperial Hotel 2 paws up!

#FlatStouie adventures at My Son

Resting at Hotel Majestic in Ho Chi Minh City for my big Memorial Day Adventures in Vietnam! 

At My Son!

Hotel Majestic in Ho Chi Minh City for his big Memorial Day Adventures in Vietnam! 

Aunt Laura supported the pitties by joining the One Million Pibble March in Washington, D.C.

I was this close to Elle the Pit Bull. What an inspiration!

Marching so all pitties have rights to travel to all the fun places on earth.

One Million Pibble March

Thursday, May 29, 2014

TRIVIA: What do my 11 year old dog and my 95 year old Grandmother have in common?

ANSWER: Neither of them likes to be woken up from a nap, and they WILL growl at you if you do! ****

The difference? Gran can verbally tell me what she doesn't like, but Beau has to use his body language.  9 times out of 10, the dog attempts communication before a reaction. Are you aware of the signs? You can prevent unwanted behavior! PLEASE read the article and SHARE to your friends and family; paying attention to these simple signs and following proper supervision around children can prevent bites and making a tough decision regarding your pets.

(**** Please note I only wish I was this funny. Hilarity stolen from EAST CAN).

I actually had a call from a parent this year asking if I could counsel her child, because family members had started to point out how mean she was being towards the dog (i.e. shoving his head through the railings on the stairs and pulling his tail.) She wondered if she was depressed or angry about something and could I get it out of her? After a lengthy talk I gently asked what she was doing to protect the dog. "Oh he's small" was the response. So after a deep sigh I reminded the mom that big or small a dog didn't deserve to be hurt or mistreated. Also, if she thought it was ok to do to her dog, what would her daughter do if she went to a friends house and pulled the tail of a 70 lb. dog? I literally sent home 5 workbooks for the family to do together about proper dog safety thanks to the AKC.This is why I am passionate about dog safety education being in our schools!

Read more about important dog safety here!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for YOU! Without you I wouldn't get to visit interesting places, meet wonderful people, educate new friends, and increase awareness about important pittie issues.

I am thankful for companies that fuel my crazy dog mom spending sprees. Who doesn't want a pillow of their favorite pooch?

I am thankful for good press.

I am thankful for humor.

I am thankful for dogs that make me proud of my breed.

I am thankful for pet therapy.

I am thankful for creativity.

I am thankful for those who show support and love for all.

I am thankful for crazy dog moms and dads who make life so much fun.

I am thankful for search parties, social media, and organizations that bring lost family members home.

I am thankful for seconds, minutes, and hours. It takes seconds to help spread the word about dogs in need, minutes to donate and save a life, and it takes some incredible volunteers and vets hours to transport, heal, care for and become heros.

I am thankful for celebrities that use their influence to for good.

I am thankful for good news, it doesn't come often enough.

I am thankful for organizations like Nashville PITTIE for all the hard work and education they provide our community.

I am thankful for smiling faces.

I am thankful for artists and the inspiration they create. Want to see some amazing art from Amiee Stubbs? Need a holiday gift for your favorite dog lover? Check this out.

I am thankful for forgiveness. 

I am thankful for education, no matter how hard it is to hear.

I am thankful and grateful for those who take on fostering, it's hard but it's oh so worth it.

I am thankful for those who have the courage to speak up against wrongs.

I am thankful for collaboration, especially those that combine dance and pitties.

I am thankful for colorblind, endless, knows no limits love.

I am thankful for news organizations that allow us the opportunity to share our stories.

I am thankful for Hope.

I am thankful for our veterans, those with 2 legs or 4.

I am thankful for adopters who open their homes and hearts to welcome new family members.

I am thankful for memories, painful at times but also oh so sweet.

I am thankful for a warm bed.

I am thankful for good movies.

I am thankful for education, especially when it leads to deep thinking and increased safety of our kids.

 I am thankful for responsible media organizations like the Huffington Post which continues to share important pit bull stats and run positive pit bull stories.

I am thankful for cities and states that look at the facts and repeal laws that target pits.

There is so much to be thankful for this year, what are you thankful for?