Grateful Thursday!

Happy Grateful Thursday Efurrybody!!!


Today we, the Dogkateers, are grateful for the Austin Dog Alliance!! They do all kind of things to help other doggies AND peoples too!! Here are some of the things they do, Mama says it is their mishun statment!
  • Promote the valuable role of pet therapy in our community
  • Implement animal assisted programs in nursing homes, hospitals and rehabilitation centers
  • Enhance student reading skills by utilizing Bow Wow Reading Dog pet therapy teams at schools and libraries
  • Provide a variety of fun and educational programs designed to build self-esteem and teach children to love and respect dogs
  • Provide programs for children and their families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special learning needs
  • Provide professional and positive dog training classes
  • Carefully place rescued dogs into forever homes


The most important thing that we are grateful for besides all that stuff up there is that they had a fundraiser at this place.....where Jakey and I got to go and meet new friends and I got to do AGILITIES!!!


Here are Me and Jakey headed out...YAY for bye-bye!!!


We met some VERY big gentle giants like these two beauties.....

Jakey made friends with this pretty girl, a GSD just like Anna!!!


..and we met a puppy that looks just like Teddy Bear and Sierra

and this is Moby a most beautiful Labradoodle!! Moby has a nose JUST LIKE JACOB...but his is lots smaller. That is because Jakey is part poodle like Moby and part Lhasa like me!!

But the most fun OF ALL was.....
I got to do AGILITIES for the very first time!!!

It was a little bit scary at first....


Daddy gets kisses for keeping me safe!!


The tunnel was a little scary but after a few treats....
TA-DA Easy Peasy!!!! I am a pro at it...Mama says it is amazing what a few cookies do for my courage!!

We had a great time!! Jacob didn't so much want to do agilities with me. Mostly because he is shy, but he had fun making friends!  Thank you to the Zoom Room and Austin Dog Alliance for hosting this FUN party!!!

Before we left we wanted to wish our friend Sugar a very Happy Barkday (it was yesterday). Mama did NOT write it in the bloggie book and forgot to post our Birthday Smileys for her....so here they are today...

Happy Birthday Sugar!!!


Benny and Lily said...

What an awesome event for a great cause
Benny & Lily

Madi and Mom said...

Dory what a wonderful day you two had yesterday. OMDs that must have been sensory overload. New smells and friends, new sights and new adventures. I bet you slept well last night. I hope you get to go again very soon,
Hugs from your BFFF,

Mango said...

Agilities are the BEST! I even have my very own set of jumps and weave poles right in my yard. You were so brave to go up high like that. Not for me. No way!


Teddy Bear said...

What a great event! Agility courses are pawesome! And you got to meet so many fun new friends.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Those are some awesome smiles for Sugar - she had a wonderful smiley birthday.

That is a wonderful organization, isn't it? And what fun you and Jacob had. We bet Jakey would love the agilities if he tried it. Maybe another time.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Jazzi said...

Oh how FUN!! You look like you did great there Dory!! The best part was making new friends huh??

Jazzi and Addy

Frankie Furter said...

I am sooooo glad that you and Jacob got to have so much fun. I got to do agilities once and it was grrrreat fun.. when I caught on.

SquirrelQueen said...

That sounds like a really good cause, we hope the fundraiser was super successful.

Looks like you and Jacob had lots of fun and made a whole bunch of new friends. We think you were very brave doing the agilities Dory!

Great smiles for Sugar!

Remington said...

AWESOME! Great smiles too!

Piappies World said...

That sure looked like a fun event, Dory! So happy to see you show Jacob how much you enjoyed agilities. You truly are a brave pup!

Had fun celebrating Sugar's barkday, too!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie