A little homemade treat for Rowdy
Some of you know, while our Mascot Rowdy looks the picture of small dog health, he came to HPN as an owner relinquishment for reactive aggression and inappropriate urination. With some work we learned he had severe protein allergies and now thrives on a limited diet (no diapers). But as we know, it's important to get as some variety still. We want to avoid the loss of being able to process his limited ingredients over time, so we squeeze in some fun options. And thanks to Angela at Rawsome, who introduced us to quail eggs, we can do just that. Here's a sample of a fish based meal he get's as a treat with additives to balance it. Looks good enough for a human...because it is and it should be.
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Just a shout out to one of our smallest patients (joking!), Dakota. We are so proud of her and her caretaker Jennifer who have been extremely hard at work on many fronts. Check a few of her flashy titles out below. We look forward to watching her grow.
Dakota's Registered Name: VLA Ex Animo's Dakota Dances All That Jive CD, BN, RA, CGCA, CGCU, TKP
Titles: Obedience: BN Beginner Novice Dog, CD Companion Dog, Rally: RN Rally Novice, RI Rally Intermediate, RA Rally Advanced, Therapy/Community: STAR Puppy, TDI Therapy Dog International, TKN Trick Dog Novice, TKI Trick Dog Intermediate, TKA Trick Dog Advanced. TKP Trick Dog Performer(includes a theme and story), CGC Canine Good Citizen, CGCA Canine Good Citizen Advanced, CGCU Canine Good Citizen Urban, Leonberger Club of America Titles
2018 Top Leonberger in Novice Obedience. She is currently 5 points away from the highest level VLX Versatile Leonberger Excellent(25 points).
We would like to congratulate Molly on recently passing her Pet Partners therapy dog exam. She is ready and willing to share her love when the opportunity arises. Looking forward to hearing about all her adventures as a therapy dog.
At the end of February, my young dog Molly became my sixth therapy dog when she passed her Pet Partners evaluation! To become a therapy dog team requires many hours of training. The dog must be calm, friendly and well-socialized. The handler should enjoy visiting health care facilities, schools and retirement homes, interacting with a wide variety of people.
Molly and I look forward to bringing cheerful smiles to lonely seniors, and a comforting presence to children who are struggling to read. The unconditional love of a therapy dog is magical!
Shout out to two of our patients Skippy and Nora for bringing good cheer to the residents, like Jim, of Autumn Leaves in St Charles. We are grateful they can bring such joy to people, especially in such a fearful time. I know if you could see Aid Jennifer's face behind that mask, she is smiling. This is something all healthcare workers can use now. Thank you to all our patients at service and all those involved in caring for those in need.