In honor of today being “Bring Your Dog To Work Day”, I am reposting my blog from last year on the topic. Though my office building will no longer allow dogs to come in (my company does, but the big office building we’re in doesn’t), I did get to “bring my dog to work” yesterday during my dog walking appointment for my pet services business. I do have a picture of my dog with me though and I encourage all dog owners to remember to ask next year if they could participate in National Bring Your Dog to Work Day! If not, at least bring a picture of your furbaby to work to show off. Just looking at a picture and talking about your dog offers many therapeutic results. Enjoy!
Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there! May you be a dad of a human or a dad of a furbaby, we hope you know we appreciate the work and love you put into raising and continuing to care for them. Clancy and I thought we would share a few pictures of Clancy’s dad on this Father’s Day. Hugs to you, Kyler! Thank you for passing on your fun, goofy and sweet temperament to Clancy and of course your good looks, too!
Please remember when you’re thinking about adding a puppy to your family, that you make sure you find out who the father is, where he’s at, see if you could visit or at least see a picture of him, get a copy of his pedigree and copies of his health certifications. Please read the advice I shared recently on what to ask breeders if you are looking for a pure-bred puppy here.
As Clancy and I watch Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals (we’re big hockey fans), here’s a quick, funny and cute dog trick video poking fun at the Tampa Bay Lightning fans. This is another fluffy dog tricks video dedicated to bringing attention to rescuing the Keeshonden in Marjorie’s Puppy Mill in Harpursville, New York. Please learn more at www.KeesRescue.com. For each milestone met on the #FreeTheKees petition, we post another dog trick video!
P.S. Our favorite teams aren’t involved… but we do respect the Bolts and the Chicago Blackhawks!
P.P.S. The Keeshond Karnival and Symposium was a lot fun! We will share more about it soon. Despite it being quite warm, Clancy did well in his dog trick show performance. He performed this trick from this video, too. 🙂
Tomorrow (Saturday) is the Keeshond Karnival and Symposium hosted by the Keeshond Club of Delaware Valley and as our last dog trick video leading up to it, I’m going to share one of Clancy and I’s first stage acts at a dog talent show from last year.
We hope to share even more tricks that Clancy has learned since this performance tomorrow around 1pm (it will be a challenge with how hot it is going to be) and please look for more trick videos in the near future. Clancy still has many more tricks up his furry sleeve! I have to count up how many milestones we have hit on the www.KeesRescue.com petition to make sure I have posted that amount of dog tricks. I still have a couple of other stage acts I need to publish (still having technical difficulties and need more time.)
We hope to see many of you tomorrow at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, NJ! As a reminder, bring your own picnic lunch! I hear there is water on site and baby pools will be available for your Keesies to cool off in. The event is approximately from 10 am – 3pm and the order of events should be as follows:
Sorry for the late post! Been a busy day with work and family stuff!
Yesterday you saw the video of Clancy going to get his leash and harness so he could go for a walk, today you get to see him “take a doggie for a walk”. These dog trick videos are dedicated to helping to bring attention to #FreeTheKees, telling New York to strengthen and enforce their puppy mill laws so that over 50 Keeshonden being neglected at Marjorie’s Kennel in Harpursville, NY will have a chance to be rescued like the 51 of them that already have been who are now living a quality life in the hands of caring people. Clancy’s “Dog Trick of the Day” has also been to promote the Keeshond Karnival and Symposium that will be held this Saturday! Enjoy!
There’s not many things cuter than a Keeshond walking a toy dog! Come see him do it in person this Saturday!
We’re only a few days away from the Keeshond Karnival and Symposium at the Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, New Jersey and today’s Dog Trick video of the Day is Clancy doing a useful trick in order to just go out and do a common dog thing. Please watch his video below.
Thought of the day: Please remember how the Keeshonden and other dogs stuck in puppy mills like Marjorie’s Kennel in Harpursville, New York never have the chance to take a walk (as well as never getting the chance of being petted and loved, not getting vet care, proper nutrition, etc. etc.). Learn how you can help #FreeTheKees at www.KeesRescue.com Do NOT support puppy mills… ALWAYS find out where your puppy/dog is coming from and make sure their parents are being well cared for (and health tested, conform to breed standards, etc.) or rescue. Here is good advice to help you make sure you are not inadvertently supporting a puppy mill (which is likely the case if you buy from a pet store or the Internet) – Finding a Good Dog Breeder
P.S. Sorry that the video isn’t the best quality, I’m still suffering technical difficulties and am resorting to using my cell phone to record new videos.
I am posting a new trick video each day of the week leading up to the Keeshond Karnival and Symposium this Saturday. Friday was “Keyboard Clancy”, Saturday was “Clancy delivers beer from cooler and recycles” , Sunday was “Clancy basketball” , and Monday was “Clancy honks horn” . I have a new dog trick video that I’ve been trying to post for the last couple of hours, but unfortunately I’m experiencing technical difficulties with the Internet and YouTube. 😦 I will try again tomorrow.
In the meantime, I have to improvise with today’s trick video, so please enjoy a unique trick Clancy taught himself very quickly… opening up a locked child gate!
Hope to see many of you on Saturday!
Clancy the Keeshond honks his horn to get your attention to keep writing/calling New York State officials to keep the momentum going to rescue the 60+ remaining Keeshonden and other dogs being neglected at Marjorie’s Kennel in Harpursville, NY. Last Tuesday, a group of dedicated Keeshond lovers and several of the Keeshonden that were lucky to be rescued in 2013 from Marjorie’s puppy mill, traveled to Albany, NY. They delivered nearly a quarter million signatures on the petition to Governor Andrew Cuomo to enforce Charlemagne’s Law and to look for answers into why Marjorie’s Kennel is still allowed to be in operation. See a brief report on the local news here and keep updated on events through the Free The Kees Facebook page.
See more pictures, read about this important visit, and sign and share the petition here: Free The Kees change.org petition and Albany visit summary
We still need people to keep the pressure on to show New York that we are not going away, so please keep sharing the Free The Kees petition and sign it if you haven’t already.
By overcoming the lackluster laws on puppy mills and at least forcing state officials to pay attention to Marjorie’s Kennel, which is on the list of 100 worst puppy mills in the United States again (page 29), it will be a huge step for all dog lovers to make progress in relinquishing the pain and suffering that all dogs in puppy mills are enduring.
When you have some time to spare, please do one or more of the following to move the effort along (the following is from the Free The Kees Rescue Site) :
Call Assemblyman Bill McGee, of Ag and Markets Committee. He is preventing the animal cruelty laws from being placed in the NY state penal code section so that law enforcement officers will be required to know what those laws are. Please call 315-361-4125 to ask Assemblyman McGee to allow those laws to be placed into the penal section of the NY laws. UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that there’s an alternate number for Assemblyman McGee… 518-455-4807. Law enforcement officers need training in animal cruelty laws, which they are not currently getting.
Fax, email, or mail a letter to Governer Cuomo:
Governor Cuomo’s Contact Information:
Mail: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor, State of New York
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
We feel that fax is the best method because it is the most direct.
A basic sample letter:
To: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York
From: [Name and contact info]
Please enforce Charlemagne’s Law and Free the Keeshonds from Marjorie’s Kennel in New York.
[Your full name]
Feel free to include any images from the Free The Kees website.
You may also contact the Attorney General:
Office of the Attorney General
Albany, NY 12224-0341
The body that conducts inspections and determines if the kennel is compliant:
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS
DIVISION OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
10B AIRLINE DRIVE, ALBANY, NY 12235.
On behalf of the 60+ neglected dogs left behind at Marjorie’s Kennel that are continuing being bred for profit, we thank you profusely for any help or attention you bring to the cause. Keep in mind, that Marjorie had close to 200 Keeshonden in her “kennel” originally. She sold many of them, presumably to auction to be part of other puppy mills, put down many of them due to their exceedingly poor condition, and then had promised to turn over the remaining 101 Keeshonden to rescue. She turned over 50 to Keeshond Rescue in late 2013 and decided to keep the last 51 to continue her business of breeding them for profit. Learn about the story here.
Here are links to a couple of videos showcasing the mission of what’s been accomplished and what still needs to be accomplished:
Free the Kees rescue of 50 Keeshonden in December 2013 – PLEASE NOTE, DONATIONS SHOULD NOW BE MADE TO
Free the Kees
1801 Willis Avenue
Perry, IA 50220
This fund is a 501(c) Non Profit.
PayPal is: firstname.lastname@example.org
More before and after of rescued Kees from Marjorie’s Kennel:
P.S. Hope you enjoyed Clancy’s trick of the day video (honk the horn) to also bring attention to the Keeshond Symposium coming up this Saturday!
One of Clancy’s most favorite tricks is playing basketball. This one always gets a great reaction on our therapy dog visits and stage acts.
Come watch him play basketball yourself at the Keeshond Karnival and Symposium on Saturday, June 13! Get the details here: KCDV Keeshond Karnival and Educational Symposium
Each day leading up to the event, visit our blog to see one of Clancy’s tricks! (P.S. Yes, I reposted this dog trick video that was created over a year ago. The day got away from me! However, it’s always fun to watch Clancy playing basketball! Look for a new dog trick video tomorrow!)
The Fluffy Dog Beer delivery service now serves from coolers! Let Clancy bring you a beer and properly discard of your empties on this Saturday night! We’re celebrating that we have a Triple Crown winning horse (Congrats American Pharoah!) for the first time in 37 years and we’re just one week away from the Keeshond Karnival and Symposium. (See my prior post for details.) As promised, I will post a video of Clancy doing a fun dog trick each day leading up to his trick show at the Kees event on Saturday, June 13th. Each of these videos are also dedicated to the effort to bring attention to the 60 or so remaining Keeshonden that are being neglected at Marjorie’s Kennel, one of the worst puppy mills in the United States. Please learn more and how you can help at www.KeesRescue.com. Come back tomorrow for another dog trick video!
Bonus video (was posted a while ago, but fun to share again here since a dog getting a beer for you never gets old!)
Love Keeshonden? Interested in a Keeshond? Want to know what a Keeshond is? Want to have some fun with your Keeshond among dozens of other Keeshonden? Come on out to the Keeshond Karnival and Symposium on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10 am – 3 pm and join in the Keeshond games!
This annual event is sponsored by the Keeshond Club of Delaware Valley and they need your support to make it a success to keep it going in the future! There will be fun events and contests that range from Best Dutchman’s Grin to Smelly Dog Treat Hunts to Recall Competitions to Best Dutchman’s Trousers and more! Learn about agility, proper grooming and pointers on presenting your Kees to the public through educational demonstrations. Be entertained by a fun dog trick show starring you know who… the first Keeshond Champion Trick Dog, Fancy Chief Clancy! We’ll even demonstrate how to teach your dog a trick or two!
The event is conveniently located off of Interstate 95 at the historical Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, New Jersey, on the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey… where George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Day, 1776. The Greene Grove has been reserved for this event. See the map in the pdf link below.
Bring your family, friends, Keeshonden, a picnic lunch and meet lots of other Keeshond lovers, breeders, Kees and even get a high five from Clancy! Admission is $5 and free for Keeshond Club of Delaware Valley members. Click on this link to the pdf for more details! KCDVSymposiumJune2015 Please share this to all Kees lovers everywhere!
Leading up to the big day, each day here on the Kees Of Dog’s Delight blog I will post a quick video of Clancy doing a trick that you’ll get to see in person if you come to the event! (Unfortunately, I’m still having technical difficulties and can’t make any fancy trick videos right now… I owe everyone quite a few of them for all the milestones we’ve met in the #FreeTheKees petition on www.KeesRescue.com site!) Here’s the first one!
So much exciting news to share! Yesterday was a milestone in the Keeshond community’s effort to shut down a horrible puppy mill in New York and
next weekend there will be a fun and educational Keeshond event on the East Coast for anyone who has a Kees or is interested in a Kees — click here for more information: Keeshond Symposium June 13, 2015, Clancy will be performing a dog trick show there!
Since the last time I blogged, Clancy has many more dog tricks up his furry sleeves, we’ve achieved our first leg of our CDX obedience title and our 4th leg of our RAE Rally title. More importantly, Clancy passed the Advanced Canine Good Citizen test and has earned his CGCA (Community Canine) title and recently accomplished over 50 therapy dog visits which earned him his AKC Therapy Dog (THD) title. Clancy also became the first Keeshond to compete in the Ultimate Air Dogs “Chase It” swimming races and holds the Keeshond fastest swimmer brag.
There’s probably more things that I’m forgetting, but I’ve been handicapped with my laptop being broken that has all my pictures, videos and software on it. It’s also the busy season for both jobs that I work, so I apologize that it’s been the longest gap in between blog posts ever for me. 😦 2015 is half over and I still have the winter theme up on my blog! Ahhh!
Well, I will do what I can when I can here… I have trick videos I want to add here (just need to get my laptop up and running again), stories about the #FreeTheKees Keeshond Rescue effort, and what I really have intended to do with my blog from the beginning, writing articles about the experiences I have with my dog, Clancy, to encourage others to make efforts to further enrich the lives of their own dogs.
Thank you for your patience and continued support to Free the Keeshonden out of Marjorie’s Kennel. I have more to share about that soon. In the meantime, please check out this little bit of press coverage about Monday’s efforts and please comment on the story: http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Dog-owners-protest-Broome-County-kennel-in-Albany-305933841.html