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.



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