Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Beginnings: Roxie

Roxie's mom writes that Roxie is a "sweetheart," who can be quite demanding when it comes to being petted. She loves being petted so much, she will nudge her mom's arm to signal her to let the petting begin. She also loves her canine sibling Tilly, and the two of them run around so much together that they are hazardous to the grass on their lawn. It's clear from this picture though that Roxie and Tilly also love relaxing together. This is the life!

Roxie's mom sums the family's feelings up best. "I can't begin to thank you and Circle Tail enough for allowing us to bring Roxie into our lives."

I'm sure Roxie is very thankful for her family, too. Keep enjoying your new life, Roxie! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mario the Hearing Dog

Mario was partnered with Gerria, a former firefighter and paramedic, in September, 2010, and now lives with her in Kentucky. Gerria reports that Mario has adjusted well to his new life, and is a blessing.

She writes, "Mario is my hearing partner and has become very special to me... Due to my past career as a firefighter and paramedic, I have significant hearing loss. The hearing loss has affected me in ways you cannot even imagine. I have 5 grandchildren and a school full of EMT, paramedic, and other medical related students who need my attention, sometimes very quickly. Mario is quick to tap me very softly on my leg to let me know someone is calling my name, which is very important in my business. Mario also retrieves items I drop because I cannot hear it when the item falls to the ground. This can mean losing my car keys, medical equipment, money, or important paperwork, just to mention a few items. Mario has quickly adjusted to Asbury College, our students at Emergency Medical Training Professionals LLC, grandchildren, and life on the run in Kentucky!"

Way to go, Mario!