Monday, May 26, 2008

This is another picture of me and my brother Ike. This was taken in Ann Arbor MI after the Dogs on the Diag event at the University of Michigan in 2007.
Ike does not get to come with us most of the time anymore unless dogs are allowed because he is retired, but we got special permission for him to don his working duds one last time and come out with us. It was fun!!!
I enjoyed having the chance to show Ike how well I can take care of our mom out in public. He still worries about her a lot. I have some BIG paws to fill and have been doing the best I can every day.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Me and my Mom

This is me with my mom... she says I am more photogenic than she... but I love taking care of her anyway.
I wake up every morning and greet her with a wiggle. She loves my wiggles.

He's my brother

Here is a picture of me with Ike, my mom's first service dog. Ike worked for her for almost 11 whole years. He was trained by PAWS too.

She hopes I work for her as long. I love my brother. I don't understand why he likes to be upside down on his back a lot, but I love him, even if he won't play with toys like me.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Meeting Mandy Patinkin

My mom is a Mandy Patinkin fan. I have been with her to see him twice in concert already last fall.
This photo was taken in Clinton Township at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. We also saw him the next night at the Wharton Center in East Lansing, MI.
Mom says we are going to see him again on June 28 in Ann Arbor.
I said she was a fan.... I listen to the music too... some. I sleep some too. If it makes her happy, I am happy to do it.

My life as a service dog

I am Cooley. I have been trained as a service dog by PAWS With A Cause. My job is to help my new "mom" Erica with all kinds of things.

She walks with crutches. I Love to retrieve them for her when they fall. I also pick up anything else she asks me to.

I also have a special harness that lets her hang on to me so I can pull her in her wheelchair.

It is hard work sometimes but I love it.

Mom is going to try her best to keep you informed about our adventures as a team, but she is new to this blogging stuff... so be kind.