If you read my last blog you won't be surprised to hear that Vicky will be getting a new name.
I sit under the table at dinner where I learn alot (and find crumbs). I gather that Vicky's name will be changed to something French in honor of Philippe.
These are the names I heard discussed: Souffle (all five grandchildren said "absolutely not"), Paris (how boring), Clicquot (Jill tried it and Vicky said "no way"), Chili (cute, but not French), Brie (I have smelled that cheese -…Continue
Added by Judith Newton on April 30, 2012 at 8:25am — No Comments
The New Mexico Racing Commission is having a public hearing on May 2, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at 4900 Alameda N.E. in Albuquerque. If you care about horses, please attend this meeting! New Mexico is by far the worst state in the country for the number of breakdowns, injuries and deaths occurring for both horse and jockey. Changes proposed by the New Mexico Racing Commission are inadequate and amount to a slap on the wrist for trainers and owners who will consider small fines just another cost of…Continue
Added by Judy Prisoc on April 29, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments
"What's in a name?". Someone called Shakespeare asked that question and I guess he had a point.When I went to live with Judith and Philippe my name was CHINA. A few days later I heard "come CHUTNEY-CHINA". Now what was that all about? After a week or so the CHINA was gone and my official name became CHUTNEY. I didn't care. Everyone says it's a great name because I am a chocolate lab. My problem: What is "chutney"?
Added by Judith Newton on April 28, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Little Jessica (Dzesika) is 6 months old and arrived as a rescue from Serbia on Friday. This photo is her looking out at the Stapleton Dog Park in Denver after her flight from Serbia. She was too shy to come out.
She is incredibly sweet and small for a black lab. She arrived with her big "brother"…Continue
Added by Mary Shepherd on April 24, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments
There has been so much bad news about abuse and neglect of horses in New Mexico recently that I have been very distracted. After writing letters, making phone calls and sharing information I have decided that it is time to post some more positive photos.
Here are photos of recent arrivals at The Horse Shelter. As you can see, Ranch Manager Carol Zorn has a new friend, white mare, Aspen. Some of the horses in these photos are very thin, but be assured, they are on the road to recovery.…Continue
Added by Judy Prisoc on April 21, 2012 at 10:49pm — No Comments
All the talk about Vicky and Philippe had never even met her! So the three of us went to the ADW office. I love going there and seeing my best human friends, Jill, Linda, Jodie, Anna and Liz. I particularly love Kyle. And, in came Vicky. I guess she remembered my visits to the ranch because she ran to me and started to sniff. Everyone laughed and I could tell Philippe was happy. I am just sorry Vicky can't move in yet. She has to stay in class, but at least will come for the weekends. That's…Continue
Added by Judith Newton on April 21, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Just as I was eating dinner, the phone rang. I could tell by Judith's voice that there was exciting news."It's Vicky", she called to Philippe and to me. Wow, I know VickyI I played with her when I vacationed at the ranch and we are already friends. Having been an only child, now I will have a sister. Will she like yougurt and a 1/2 sliced banana with her breakfast kibbles? Certainly she will like hamburger for dinner. I know it won't be hard for me to adjust...at least I don't think so!
Added by Judith Newton on April 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
I met with Jill at DeVargas Mall. A surprise: I was to meet a third sister, Tillie. But first came Vicky.Oh that face! Jill had me do the "stay" command with her which was done in exemplary fashion.The very nice salesman at Office Depot looked a little curious as I settled Vicky under a desk. I then walked out of view and she didn't move an inch until called. Next came wiggly Beedle. We did the same command. The Office Depot salesman was really beginning to wonder. Beedle too was patient but…Continue
Added by Judith Newton on April 16, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
I have been to the ADW office many times, but never before with anxiety. Which dogs would I meet. Would there be a "spark"...or "no spark". How would Jill and I select the right dog? Would the dog like me? Imagine my surprise when the first dog I saw that day was Vicky, the one that had quickly taken my heart. Vicky is such a people person, wiggling with excitement and unafraid of someone she didn't know. She obeyed the variety of commands I gave her and was, obviously, quite pleased to do…Continue
Added by Judith Newton on April 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
I am giving my space to Judith. What she will tell you is too complicated for a dog to explain....
Jill (Director, Program Director of Assistance Dogs of the West) and I met at the ADW office to discuss, in depth, the kind of dog I thought would meet my needs. Jill's objective is to find the best possible match between a dog and prospective owner. She looks for the same level of responsiveness and assertiveness in both, with the owner being slightly more assertive.The dog must be easy…Continue
Added by Judith Newton on April 10, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
LDDC is now offering all natural pet food by Marty's Meals. Made fresh locally, MM uses locally grown and raised ingredients each week and deliveres to local Santa Fe stores the next day.
The primary ingredient in all meals is meat or poultry combined with raw organic vegetables, organic grains and all natuural additives including fish oil, dolomite, kelp and Vitamin C. Beef and Bison is raised in New Mexico, grass fed, grain free, pesticide and antibiotic free and no…Continue
Added by Kathy Jackson on April 10, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
I AM ABLE TO TAKE THIS DOG FROM SANTA FE TO DENVER ON THURSDAY BUT SHE NEEDS HELP GETTING FROM SOCORRO TO SANTA FE ON WEDNESDAY OR VERY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.
ANYONE HAVE SOME SPARE TIME THIS WEEK FOR A LITTLE DRIVE?…Continue
Added by Mary Shepherd on April 9, 2012 at 5:02pm — No Comments
Losing your dog or worse someone's dog that you are in care of, sinful, heartbreaking and most times unnecessary. Know your dogs behavior. Know the person's dog who you have put in charge of - behavior. Watch all dogs at all times, even in the dog park. It is one of the best places to have fun, let your dog be a dog and meet great people. Unfortunately, at a cost.
Sad stories such as Jager are constant reminders; they tug at our hearts, make us tear up with hopes someday he is found…Continue
Have I told you that I understand (almost) every word Judith and Philippe say? It's for real...a new dog! Wow! I went and curled-up in my favorite spot and thought and thought. I love my life, but, as as you know, have had enough of supermarkets. It would really be nice to let someone else take-over and also be fun to have a sister or brother to play with. I would share my toys, but not my bed!
Added by Judith Newton on April 7, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The Santa Fe Animal Shelter has a chance to be in the qualifying round for the ASPCA 100K Challenge but we need your help!
Vote daily for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter by clicking…Continue
Added by Ben Swan on April 5, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments
We've all seen the posters tacked up on trees.
3 YEAR OLD BLACK LAB,
ANSWERS TO FIDO
IF FOUND, PLEASE CONTACT:
A picture of the animal looking happy, playing with its toys and generally enjoying life makes it even more…Continue
Once Jill (Founder/program director of Assistance Dogs of the West) said it was a good idea to have a second dog, Judith and Philippe stopped worrying and started to make plans. Judith's first step was to meet with Melissa Winkler, ADW's occupational therapist for an evaluation.The questions and tests were based on Judith's needs, but Melissa also discussed how a new dog might impact our small family. When Judith came home, she told me that there were lots of dogs at ADW and she couldn't…Continue
Added by Judith Newton on April 4, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments