A sweet card from Sparkle's mom

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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... Read more
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Happy retirement, Viola!

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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... Read more
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Happy birthday, Sparkle!

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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... Read more
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She's fetching, but rather coy about it

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The weather has been rather unpredictable the last week. Snowy and icy one day, then colder, warmer and rainy the next, partly sunny, then... Read more
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And now a word from our sponsor ...

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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... Read more

Follow the bouncing ball

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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... Read more

Our grand old golden

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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... Read more
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Sunny stroll in Wenonah

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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... Read more