Friday, August 29, 2008

A Slumber Day at Crestwood Veterinary Clinic

Thank-you Dr. Scott and everyone at the Crestwood Veterinary Clinic for keeping Breton comfortable yesterday and for helping her on her way to becoming an assistance or guide dog to someone who truly needs her; no pups for this gal, as she is well on her way to becoming a working girl!

Bentley tried to get her to play with him, including parading in front of her with her Nylabone and chewing it while she watched. Nothing worked though, she was just too sleepy.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Time Out

Bentley and Breton had other ideas about us airing the tarp out.

Having a Good Wrestle

Bentley and Breton going at it after two weeks a part.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Thanks so much for taking such good care of me while my humans were away. I sure had fun at your house and I hope I can stay with you again some time. I especially like playing with kids, and there aren't any of those at my house. As you can see here though, I've got some time to make up with my brother, Bentley. I love wrestling with him cause he's so easy for me to beat. We were really happy to see each other and have been playing and hanging out together lots since I got home. Anyway, just pausing here to say thanks and that I hope to see you again soon!

Lots of Love (& tail wags),
Breton (woof)

Before & After

August 6

August 22

After 16-days at her boarding home, when I picked Breton up yesterday, I could see a difference in her size as soon as I saw her. That's probably because I'm her mom, but also because she did grow (I'd be worried if she didn't)! She has more of a bum now, and her neck and chest is getting bigger all of the time. It's funny how their body parts don't all grow together at the same rate. When we brought Breton home, her legs were so short and tail so small. Her body looks extra long right now. That's okay by me though, cause that means she is still a PUPPY, and a cutie cute, cute, cute!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Canine Comfort Opens Closed World by Scott McKeen of the Edmonton Journal

Please click the link below to read this touching article written by Scott McKeen of the Edmonton Journal. It is an article that reflects how special the Dogs with Wings Autistic Program is. It is about Texas, a 2-year old yellow Lab who has recently began using his "wings" and is now living with and providing comfort, assistance and hope to an autistic boy and his family. Please read the article, pick up the Edmonton Journal, and pass it on.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Missing Miss SIX Month Old Breton

It has been two weeks since we last saw our little girl. She has been staying with a wonderful family in Edmonton while we have been away on holidays, camping at Scotch Creek Provincial Park in the interior of British Columbia. I know, I know, why couldn't she come with us for a camping trip? Well, to be honest as much as we love having her with us all of the time, it was a bit of a break for us as well as our doggy, Bentley. He didn't have to share any of our attention for the last two weeks and we know he has enjoyed having both of us all to himself. He went for swims and walks every day, got to sleep right beside us in the tent and had tons of belly rubs. It was good for the three of us to spend that time together. Breton turned six months old while we were away, and I took a picture of her the morning I dropped her off at her boarding home. That was on August 6 and is the picture shown here. I am so excited to see how much she has changed over the last couple of weeks and I can hardly wait to pick her up and recieve one of her famous wiggle worm greetings. I call it a wiggle worm greeting because she turns into a worm of wiggles, moving her hips side to side and her tail round and round as she struggles to get as close to us as she can to say hello. Two more days until she comes home!