Saturday, February 20, 2010

Congratulations to our friends Deb Wood & Surge!

I wrote about Surge around a year ago, please click here to read more about her!

( we go to dog school with both of them, Surge was in my class for a while and her Mom and my Mum are both puppy trainers! )

Surge was among the top 20 selected in the nationwide 2009 AKC Canine Partners photo contest. Deb submitted Surge's picture, along with Surge's story. Deb's submission to AKC included the following:
 
Katrina rescue, Surge, among top winners in AKC photo contest
"Plucked from Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters, timid, little Surge entered my life and has enriched it in unexpected ways. Obedience training at the Orlando Dog Training Club gave her confidence. Her mild manner and unconditional love for people made her a natural for therapy work. Registered with Therapy Dogs Inc., Surge and I regularly visit the Orlando VA Community Living Center, where veterans engage the attentive pooch with tales about their years in the military and other things on their minds. A former castaway, Surge overcame her insecurities and routinely connects with people less fortunate."
 
Surge's story appears on the AKC Canine Partners webpage.

16 comments:

Hamish Westie said...

Thank you so much for yesterday's lovely tribute to my dear Hamish. It means so much to me to find out how many people from so far away have cared enough to spend time and post beautiful words of comfort.
There were many times I threatened Hamish that I would replace him with a husky - such beautiful dogs. We had more snow in Aberdeen yesterday, Kira would love it!
So I shall continue to follow your very special blog as I ponder on how to find a new outlet for my love of dogs and blogging in the future.
Once again, thanks.
Best wishes, Gail.

Two Country Poodles said...

What a beautiful girl and an amazing story!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Dory and the Mama said...

What a hopeful and uplifting story! Congrats Surge!!

Smileys!
Dory

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Congrats to Surge!! What an accomplishment!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome story AND pawesome pikh!

Khongrats to them!

AND

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cyber-sibes said...

That's a heartwarming story, congratulations to Surge & Deb - well done!

jack a-roo & moo too

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, congrats Surge! You have a great story!

Kat

Benny and Lily said...

Wow very cool...Congratulations to Surge
Benny & Lily

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Congratulations Surge! Dat is a Pawsome story and dat Surge has a pawsitive effect on people. Way to go!!!!!

Husky kisses,
Biloxi

The OP Pack said...

What a great story and photo!!! Congrats to Surge.

Have a great weekend.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

ScrapsofMe said...

Congrats to your friend! What a good thing to come out of tragedy.
sniffies,
Bonnie

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing the story of Surge!
It is pawesome!
Have a great sunday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

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Tanuki Maxx said...

Great tale! Thanks for sharing it!

Cheers,
Maxx

Mochi and Mommy said...

Congrats to Surge! :) What a great story and pic!

Mochi

ocmist said...

Thanks for sharing about your wonderful friends! It is so good to hear GOOD news sometimes!!! The CCC