Happy VPKC Friday!!!

Hi Efurrybody!!
So I confronted the Mama about those "companion dogs" she took pictures of and how come they could go to the Mickey Mouse Park and I couldn't. She so surprised me and did NOT take my t-shirt away! Instead she sat me down and said that we should look through the innernets and see why companion dogs are sooooo special! This is what we found out (you can clickie where it is bold and EYE TALI SIZED to see where we found out things)!

First of all there is the companion type dog breed. The Mama says that Lhasa's are definitely a companion breed along with doggies like Lexi and Bentley, Brutus, Riley and Star and most of the other doggies we know. Our main job is to keep our humans company and to protect them. OK, so mostly the only thing I protect them from is my brother on his bad days...but you never know!! Unfortunately , these kind of companion dogs are not the ones that can go to Mousey Land...

There is a special kind of dog, I think it they are the ones with the BIGGEST hearts (they must be pretty big hearts cause me and all my friends have some BIG hearts!), anyway these are Service Dogs, Facility Dogs, Skilled Companions and Hearing Dogs. They all have special skills that are used to help, assist or help make their humans more happy! THESE are the kind of dogs they let in the Mousey Land Parks. Just click on the type of doggie to read more about them. Mama knows there are probably lots more types of companion doggies. Do you all know anypuppy that is a Companion Dog?

Today we also want to point you over to a couple other friends of ours. Scout and Freyja over at Loving for a Living have a FANTASTIC post about National Dog Week. If you haven't stopped by already, take a minute to go over and read it. You won't be sorry!!

The Rocky Creek Scotties (and Java) are hosting a bake sale to help raise money to help with the cost Woodrow's medicine. Stop over and browse the nummies and make sure to send prayers and paw power Woodrow's way. Mama is going over to buy 20 greenpapers worth of cyber nummys in Tank and Sierra Rose's name for their paw it forward gifts!!

We hope everyone has a pawesome VPKC Friday!!!


The Army of Four said...

WOW. Dave is mom's Guide Dog for the Color Blind. I wonder if they'd let HIM in there? Maybe only if she has to match colors on something. Hmmm.
Play bows,

Sierra Rose said...

Dory! Thanks for the great post. There is a lot going on out there. Really nice of your mom to buy the greenpapers in Tank and my names!!

National Dog Week...will have to check that out next...
Bye for now...

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and her mom

chicamom85 said...

Dory, Mommy is a little behind but we are so glad that Daddy came home safe and sound. I am also very glad that you cleared up that doggy thing at Mickeys house. It does kind of make sense I guess. You have lots of great information on your blog. We are going to visit Scout and then the Scotties. We also were picked for a paw it forward at Tanks party so that would be a good way to do it. Thanks for telling us.

love, licks and sniffs, Sasha
p.s. I hope you don't mind I am going to put your vampire picture on our blog and mention you of course. Growl to Bilbo

Sunny said...

Hi Dory,
I got a sore paw from clicking on all those links! I am friends with a couple of little doggies that go to nursing homes and visit. I would like to do that but my Mom said I would be knocking people over like bowling pins!
Well back to more clicking! Have a great weekend.
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Teddy Bear said...

Dory, thanks for asking your Mom about the companion dogs and service dogs. We don't know any service dogs but Mommy and Daddy have seen lots of them and they are great pups.

Teddy Bear

Cole said...

Great post, Dory! It was very smart to ask your Momma why other dogs could go to Disney and you couldn't.

Ashley (the mom) and Dixie (the Catahoula) said...

This is a great post Dory! There are a lot of people that don't now about service dogs and get upset when I am in places where most dogs can't go. I don't mind because I know I am doing my job, but it upsets my mom sometimes.
Mom says she is gonna go look at the yummies because she says moms can never have too many yummies too!

Hugs and tail wags,

The OP Pack said...

Hi Dory, that was a great post. Do you know Clive - he is an assistance dog and has a wonderful blog? You should go meet him and his wonderful "not-so-little" man.


Woos and happy weekend, the OP Pack

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

Furry khool post!

So many answers to so many khwestions!

I've got a link to Skhout and Freyja's blog post on my Saturday blog!

Furry khool on your P-I-F pawnation!

I'm looking furward to meeting DaWoodster and Sweetie tomorrow - and their mom too!


Stella said...

Great post, Dory! You found a lot of things that are interesting to all of us. I am not a certified hearing dog, but I do help my Mom (who is profoundly deaf), by telling her when someone is at the door, or when the TTY phone rings, and I make noise when the tea kettle is yelling. So those are mostly just things dogs do, and my Mom appreciates it a lot!


Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Dory! Great post, thanks for sharing with us! Have a luvly weekend!!


Bijou said...

Hi Dory,

Don't feel bad. I wouldn't be allowed in Disney World either cause I'm a Rat Terrier and as far as I can tell, that Mickey Mouse is just a big r-a-t, so I would chase is behind all over that park!

Wags & wiggles,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dory!
Thanks for sharing all that info!
I am a companion dog... for my grandpa and my grandma!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dory its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay cool heering dogs can git in??? i can heer!!! in fakt i am heering stuf rite now!!! ok bye

pughy said...

Lovely post today.. Mum got some cookies at the cake bake yesterday and will post the link today.. Happy weekend.. Hugs GJ xx

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Dory....your mom was very nice to 'splain things to you...Mom and I learned a lot from your blog. Good job mom give her a lick for us.
Madi and Mom

dozersblog said...

Hi Dory thanks that is a grate post bout sum speshul dawgs! It is hard werk to get to be that kind of dawg so of corse they git to go to the Mickey Mouse Park. My stoopid roommate Star is trying to be a therapy dawg sum day but that is not the kind of dawg wut goes to the Mickey Mouse Park! She would jest go to hospituls and stuff.

Yer pal Dozer

daisydog said...

What a cool post. Mom wants me to learn to be a therapy dog so I can visit hospitals and stuff. But I am not usre baout it. We are still recouperating form my surgery.

Piappies World said...

Hi Dory,

Thankies for sharing the info about companion dogs and assistance dogs. We surely learned a lot today. Now we know why you were not brought to the Mousey Castle and you still got your shirt with you.

Thanks for too for taking us in to the Vampire Puppies Club. We are so honored. Weeeee

- Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Scrappy, Bullet

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Dory, we hope that you have a wonderful weekend and so appreciate our friendship. Momma is having a horrible day today ever since she learned that Domi was going to Heaven. She doesn't deal furry well with loss...

Ashley said...

Thanks for sharing such great information! I always enjoy reading your blog!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Thanks for your kindness, Dory.
I'm heading there, I'll be a happy capmper camping right in your back yard.
I'll be reading all the posts that you wanted me to.
I like your bowls from the mouse place, I like what you call it: the mouse place, haha!
Where my mom works, there a group of therapeutic dogs coming to the hospital to see patients. They sure bring happiness to everybody, we call them happy tails in the hospital!
Love ya!

Elizabeth said...

Pleased to meet you Dory!
Greetings from New York

Life With Dogs said...

Do couch warmers count? I have three and they swear it's a valuable service...

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Monday Dory,
Mom read to me that you were running around the house looking for me...HA!!! One of my Meows translated to 'Hey Dory my fine white fluffy friend'!!! I'm glad you understood it.
Madi and Mom

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

Thanx for all the support - it means more than you could imagine

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Anne-Kathrine said...

Great info and very cool that your mom showed you why those dogs are extra special.