Time out for Special Thursday Thoughts and Thanks....

Today I am taking time out from me to send out a very special thank you...and a very special thought

picture from Toby's blog

First a special thank you to our friends Toby and his Raiser.  Toby's Raiser has spent the past year showing Toby how nice and kind humans can be PLUS helping to train Toby in various ways. Go and read about him...and say, as Khyra says, "Bye for Now" as he heads out to meet his next heart human.

Now Me and Mama don't usually put stuff that someone peemails (on the pooter) us on our posts, but this must have been a DOG thing, cause a PR lady emailed Mama last night about a TV Show that is going to be on PBS that will talk ALL about 4 families who are going to be getting service dogs like Toby to help them.

This is the description that Jenna sent us....
"I thought you and your Mama (& Bilbo!) might be interested in a new documentary coming out on April 21, 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. It is going to be a PBS primetime documentary called “Through a Dog’s Eyes.” This documentary will focus on four families as they meet their new best friend – a  service dog through the non-profit Canine Assistants.

Puppy-lover Neil Patrick Harris is doing the voiceover, and Milk-Bone is sponsoring the film. Below I have provided a link to the video clip reel, if you wanted to share with your blog buddies!...."

Here is a link to the clip that Miss Jenna forwarded:
You Tube - "Through a Dogs Eyes"

Mama has watched the clip and says she recommends it very highly!

Once again it will be on April 21, 2010 at 8pm ET  for dogs like Khyra, Mango and Norwood on the East Coast and for pups like Me, Riley, Star and the Houston Pittie Pack at 7pm CT. All you pups in Mountain Areas like Fiona and the Pacific area like Teddy and Benny and Lily...check your local listings.

How cool is that?? DOOGIE HOWSER is going to be doing the narration!! (Sorry puppies...Mama is stuck in a different time zone ALL TOGETHER)


And now for a Special Thought....

Fiona and Abby's little big sister Tai Chi went to the Rainbow Bridge last week. Mama has never met Tai Chi in person, but grew up with an apricot/brown poodle Charlie who Tai Chi reminded her of very much. Charlie lived to be like a million (Mama says 17 years) and was very set in his ways kind of like TaiChi. Mama and I are never very good at talking about how sorry we are for a loss. But we wanted Fiona and Abby (and their Mama and Daddy)  to know we were thinking of them. If you haven't met Fiona and Abby, or would like to read more about TaiChi. You just HAVE to go visit them

Run free Miss TaiChi!


Last but not least...Mama is working hard using her extra tuits on the GABE gift bags (Mama says bags are easier to give to the postman than baskets....Look for a special post tomorrow. Also be sure to go see ALL the cool links that Miss Twinkie...ummmm she has a REALLY long name...but I think you can just call her Twinkie..Anyway, click on the Logo above or click here and visit the links!


Tank said...

Dory - I got a note about the PBS show too... was going to do a post, but you beat me to it!

mayziegal said...

These were some very much special thoughts, Dory. Momma leaked a little about Toby leaving but we know he's going to do a Most Wonderful and Special job.

Thank you for telling us abouts the show. I hopes we can watch it!

Wiggles & Wags,

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We are so sorry we never knew about Toby before today - such a noble thing to do and we totally applaud his Raiser.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Ashley (the mom), Dixie (the Catahoula) and sometimes Lola (the Pit Bull) said...

We are very very thankful for all the puppy raisers out there. Mom's next service dog (when I retire which is years away) will probably come from a program and a puppy raiser will have helped that dog be able to take care of Mom!
We are very excited about Through a Dog's Eyes and can't wait to watch it! We love anything that helps inform more people about service dogs and the special bond we have with our handlers/Mommies and Daddies!
Hugs and Tail Wags,

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Dory we have the PBS special marked in red and do so intend to watch it.
Thanks for the heads up.
Happy Thursday,
Madi and Mom

Kari in WeHo said...

he will always be Doogie to me :)

Doogie The Wonder Pup said...

We would love to watch the show after watching the trailer but sadly we are in the UK so we can't but my mom is going to see if Aunty Kez in Texas can video it for me. I really enjoy reading your blog I thought I should tell you that and my mom and I both think you are very pretty.

Schwang said...

That sounds like a good show; definitely something we would want to watch.

Ludo van Doggy said...

That sounds like a cool show. Maybe it will rerun on animal planet over here or something?
~lickies, Ludo

houndstooth said...

We saw a post about that show on Dogster! I hope Mom and Dad don't miss it!

We're really going to miss Toby, but we're proud of him for doing such an important job!


P.S. We got our very own Flippy thing in the mail yesterday and it's even PINK!

Anya said...

Really cool post Dory :)))
But I will also miss Toby ....

Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya Dory!! We are so glad you posted about this PBS special! We have watched the trailer twice and now sent it out to friends!! Can't wait to view the show, looks amazing.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Remington said...

Sounds like a good show -- I will have to check it out! Thanks for letting us know!

The OP Pack said...

We were very sad to see Toby leave but we know it is all for a good cause. We will have to paw at mom to check out that show - ours would be CT too. Thanks for the heads up.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Thanks for all the Special Thoughts. We're blog friends with Toby's raiser ... its a great happy story. We are also sad about Tai Chi. Will definitely chekc out the show. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

JackDaddy said...

It would be better if it was DOGGIE Howser doing the narration! :)

Mango said...

That was a very nice post, Miss Dory. We put that TV show on the calendar so we are sure to see it. We sure miss TaiChi and we wish Toby the best in his new life.


Frankie Furter said...

Grrreat PSA Miss Dory. Thanks
Soooo sorry that the bridge has called another furend.

Martine said...

Lovely post Dory.

We will have to check out that show, sounds great!!!

It's been a tough week for some of our doggies friends and it's nice of you to mention them.

xo martine & the kiddlets

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

That same nice lady pawed me and my mom - and mentioned she'd been in touch with woo too!

Mom and she traded some hooman babble -

(AND of khourse we mentioned my Milkbone games)

We are going to post about it on Sunday or Monday !

We know how important Toby and Ruby and Clive and many many others are!

Great SPT&T Post!


Scout 'n Freyja said...

Dory, leave it to you to pack so much into just one bloggy post. You are an incredible little girl thinking of others first, telling us about great TV and sending condolences. Honey, take a bow, you deserve it.

Benny and Lily said...

Thank you for letting us know Dory
Benny & Lily

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

We are so sorry to hear about Tai Chi - she looked like a very pretty dog.
Thank you for those kind words about Toby in your post, you really made my day!

Dogless Raiser

Deefor said...

Hi Dory
Thanks for the information about the doggy show. If I can get my paws on the remote, we'll watch it.

Teddy Bear said...

We will put the PBS special on our DVR. Thanks so much for letting us know about it.

Teddy Bear

BRUTUS said...

It must take really special humans to be raisers. All the love and work put into a pup that will only leave them - we'd never be able to let them go! Thank goodness there are others out there who can do it! We were quite saddened to hear about TaiChi - I think the age she reached must be some kind of world record though, and she certainly lived a good life!

Brutus the Frenchie

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Thanks for letting us know about the show, Dory. We'll be sure to get Moms to change the channel for us!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three


Hi Dory,

Wow! You and your mommy were really busy today! Thanks for heads up about the PBS film. Mommy just marked it on her calendar.

You are a good girl and a good furrend to everybuddy!

Riley and Star.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh Dory, that PBS show looks amazing!!! My moms eyes are leaking happy tears.


3 doxies said...

Hello...I am Puddles and we stumbled upons your bloggie from somewheres else cuz we see you lots of places. Anyways we wanted to come and say HI!
Thank you so very much for letting us know about da PBS special. We loved Toby very much and will miss hims alot.
Oh bless Taichi's family.

Chewy said...

what a wonderful post! It is important that all dogs do good to the humans. This motivates me to be a service dog! I wanna do some good for the community!

Paws and licks

Lorenza said...

CT is my time! I will remind my mom about that show!
I wish the best to Toby!
I am very sad since I knew about TaiChi.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

doggywisdom said...

hi, thanx for keeping us posted.
we hope we shall be friends and keep track of the pawdventures we all have in the future

wags, Buddy and Ginger

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It has to be hard to let them go on to the next phase of their training or out into the world, but very rewarding to. These raisers are invaluable.

ocmist said...

We are really hoping to get a chance to watch that PBS show and are going to try to find it in our area. It looks like it will be a great show. Thanks for bring it to everyone’s attention! The CCC