Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WW: Piranha Finds Shopping Treasures by Sophisticated Pup!


While shopping at Carson Pirie Scott, I found this awesome display of dog related home pieces from Sophisticated Pup!  I have modeled for them for catalogs, newspaper prints, their websites, at the International Kennel Club Show in Chicago as well televised appearances.  I just happened to be wearing a Sophisticated Pup bow tie collar and harness vest at the time!  I was happy to see that our local high end stores now carry their very well made pieces - and had to take a personal photo with the goods - WOOF!



   

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WW: "Piranha Was Here" at Silver Cross Hospital

As a therapy dog we are required to follow HIPAA laws when visiting facilities.  One of which is that we cannot take photos of patients - unless they ask.   One cannot share photos with patients in social media or elsewhere, unless the patient agrees or it is for a publication like a newspaper and agreed upon.  One cannot ask about medical conditions - unless someone volunteers it  - and then when a patient does, one cannot ask probing questions, nor repeat what has been heard.  There are a lot more rules and also issues and rules at each different location I visit that we follow.   In this case, I was visiting patients at the hospital and received a special request to visit a family whose patient loved dogs.  Especially chihuahuas - as they had recently lost their own.  Upon arriving, the family told me the patient was away getting treatment, if we could come back before leaving for the day.  We returned later only to find the patient was not back.  The family asked me to lie on the patient's bed so they could tell them "Piranha was Here" as they think I am a celebrity dog of some type.  :)  Of course, I obliged.  This was a first for me... I was even getting a little sleepy... ZZzzz


You may not be able to see it, but I have a towel underneath me as a barrier.
I use a new one for each patient.



   

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WW: Piranha Banana visits the Zion Early Childhood Center Pre-School & Kindergarten

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the children at Zion Early Childhood Center Pre-school and Kindergarten in Tinley Park.  We talked about what a therapy dog does in the community, my training, my favorite foods and colors and if I like to play.  Afterwards each child lined up for a special high-five from me.   Someone had asked me if my little paw gets tired from all the high-fives I give, and I can tell you I have a pretty muscular doggie arm from it  - so no.  :)  I am so used to it I can give them with my eyes closed.  I was also asked if I get paid and I explained that therapy dogs volunteer all their time. I do get treats at times after volunteering, like carrots.  But I don't expect it.  I just enjoy it.

HELLO TO ALL THE CHILDREN & STAFF FROM
THE  ZION EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER PRE-SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN IN TINLEY PARK! 
THANK YOU FOR WELCOMING ME IN YOUR CLASSROOM, I ENJOYED THE VISIT.
 HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!



   


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WW: Piranha's Spring Flowering Tree



Spring has been kind so far.  I love our tree when it flowers, but it is too bad that they don't stay through the Summer season.  I  didn't even lift a leg to it... Woof!




   

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trying Out My New Birthday Party Bow Tie!

Just received my new custom made polka dot bow tie from Sophisticated Pup.  I wanted something colorful and festive for my upcoming 10th birthday party!




   

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! PIRANHA IS 10!


My Baby Piranha is 10.  Can't believe it!  Just a few of my favorite photos of Piranha in the past 10 years.  Hard to pick just a few, but still...




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Happy Birthday Piranha, May You Continue to Run and Play for many years to come!


            

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