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What we’ve been up to

Posted by: | September 23, 2012 | 8 Comments |

We haven’t blogged lately ‘cause we’ve been really busy!

Shelby has been awarded her Therapy Dog title by the AKC. In order to qualify, she needed to visit Memorial Hospital 50 times on behalf of Paws for Healing in Napa. It took us a bit over 2 years but we completed the 50 visits in August.

In honor of a very special gift from Diane and John, parents of Bernard Bin Laden and Linda, and, the completion of her AKC Therapy Dog title, Shelby has new ride! After an exhaustive search, we found a pink wagon and added a few custom accessories.

First, her front vanity plate is the gift from Diane and John, it’s from a photo that John took and it’s our favorite Shelby photo!

Next, the placards on the side are keeping with the pink and white colors and accessories with some pink roses. 

 The rear license plate is the much desired California “Black Tag” plate.  You can see the “AKC” in the upper left hand corner, “Therapy Dog” above her name. And, “CGC” in the upper right hand corner for her “Canine Good Citizen” title.

Shelby is also styling with her new harness and accessorized with a lovely green and pink flower with matching leash.

More good news, Shelby, Cindi and I were asked to be the liaison for Paws for Healing, PFH, to Memorial Hospital. Besides being the contact between PFH and Memorial, we will also be the trainers for future therapy teams for Memorial. When a prospective PFH team wants to see what we do during a visit, the human part of the team will accompany us on one of our visits. They will be able to see what we believe Shelby was put here to do, to bring joy and comfort to those she visits.

After their visit, if they decide they want to pursue the training, Cindi and I will accompany them and their dog partner on the next visit. We are excited about this new opportunity to help others share in the amazing “power of dog”… And it’s her 6TH birthday on October 15!

We are so blessed that Shelby chose us to share in her life, we’re having a ball!

 The maid and chauffeur


under: Conversations with Shelby


  1. By: Lylee Girl on September 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm      

    TWP Shelby~ Woo Hoo!! Congratulations on your Therapy Dog title!! Fabulous!! Your new chariot and harness are to drool for – can’t wait to see it up close 🙂
    Tons of treats to you princess and hugs to your pawrents
    Joanne & TWP Lylee

  2. By: Jana Mauk on September 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm      

    Shelby…I am so proud of you and proud to call you my friend. I am honored to know such a exceptional girl.

    You know I was thinking about you and your staff last week, wondering what you have been up to. Thank you for sending me your blog.

    Hugs to you my dear girl and tell the maid and chauffeur hello from me.


  3. By: maximutt on September 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm      

    Shelby, Petite Princess, Farrah Fawcett, you go by so many names! I think you are the prettiest girl west of the Mississippi (don’t tell Linda I said that!!!). John & I love your new ride!! All the other dogs will drool at Mill Valley when they see you rollin’ in!! Hopefully we’ll get up your way again to see you and your new wagon in person! And by the way, you and I share a birthday! Unfortunately, I’m a little bit higher than 6, but that’s okay! Be sure to tell your parents you’d like a nice steak for your birthday dinner!!

  4. By: jerry on September 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm      

    This is soooooo cool Shelby! Oh my gosh my Momma’s eyes got all watery, she is just blown away by the LOVE that circulates throughout the Tripawds Nation. WOW!

    Your pink wagon is just the most darlin ride EVER and the accessories really make it a rolling love fest! You are one very loved princess, my friend! And there’s even more love coming from all of us, we are so incredibly proud of you and your pawrents for all you to do to spread joy and happiness in this world. You are a very special pack indeed, it’s an honor to know you! xoxo

  5. By: Charlotte on September 24, 2012 at 8:35 am      

    YAY Shelby!! You are such a special girl and are soooo loved by everyone that meets you. Thank YOU, MommaDog & DaddyDog for all you do in our community, you heal people with your presence. I love the entire Crowder Zoo endlessly.

  6. By: labsrus on September 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm      

    Simply Wonderful! Way to go Shelby and for showing all tripawds the power in sharing your spirit!

  7. By: krun15 on September 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm      

    Congrats to the whole pack! Nice new ride for the PP- but of course- what else? Inquiring minds want to know if the smiley faces made the cut?

    Can’t wait to see you all.

    Karen and the pugapalooza

  8. By: Jennifer on September 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm      

    Wow! I knew Shelby was a star, but what a superstar! So glad I get to hang with PP and her pack every once in a while. I am so impressed with all that you are doing!

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