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A sweet card from Sparkle's mom
Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 11:30 PM
We got a wonderful surprise treat in the mail yesterday. Sparkle's mom, Velma, sent us a handwritten card and picture of her with her new litter...
Happy retirement, Viola!
Wed, Feb 1, 2012, 10:10 PM
One of the puppy-raisers in our club, Jordan Ortiz, knows first-hand the vital mission of a Seeing Eye dog. That's because Jordan, a 2011 Rowan...
Happy birthday, Sparkle!
Fri, Jan 27, 2012, 11:13 PM
It was a grand milestone for Sparkle today: She turned 1 year old. We didn't have cake or dog biscuits or any big celebration, but I did get...
She's fetching, but rather coy about it
Wed, Jan 25, 2012, 10:01 PM
The weather has been rather unpredictable the last week. Snowy and icy one day, then colder, warmer and rainy the next, partly sunny, then...
And now a word from our sponsor ...
Fri, Jan 20, 2012, 10:29 PM
A little while back, I came across the inspiration behind the name "Sparkle" for our Seeing Eye pup. It's a bittersweet, touching story that...
Follow the bouncing ball
Tue, Jan 17, 2012, 10:13 PM
The puppy club was going on an outing to Rowan University for a basketball game. Betsy and I were both booked up, but Sparkle was available...
Our grand old golden
Thu, Jan 12, 2012, 10:40 PM
When Timber, our 14-year-old golden retriever, received a grim diagnosis the day after Thanksgiving, I was prepared to have him put to sleep...
Sunny stroll in Wenonah
Fri, Jan 6, 2012, 10:53 PM
Before running in for my Friday afternoon shift at The Inquirer, I made a quick trip to the bank drive-thru, and came away with an extra-friendly...