I'm thankful for my dog this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my dog Cleo. We raised a glass to her at dinner. We spoke of her many exploits in tribute to her wonderful life as our sweet girl. Her country cousins Bruin and Teddy did their best to slobber and snuggle away any sad tears we may have shed. 

You may have read my senior dog passed away surrounded by salmon treats and love in late September, but I’m still so very thankful for her continued positive influence. I may have moments of melancholy but it isn't long before a memory of Cleo uplifts my thoughts. 

How she manages to give fearlessly even from heaven, is a mystery, or my Thanksgiving miracle. Either way, I give thanks to Cleo and all the dogs we love!


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Remembering Cleo: Requiem for a Grouchy Puppy

When we love dogs, we love them all the way. The experience is all-encompassing as you enjoy the highest highs, the lowest lows, and everything in between...” That roller coaster of emotion is true for Cleo's guardian and mom, Sharon Castellanos, as she said goodbye last month to her Grouchy Puppy muse and beloved ambassador of big dog adoptions. 

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But I'll never tire of stinky dog treats

Hold the dog toys please! As an old dog with little interest in toys now, I just got a jump on spring cleaning!

It feels good to share.

Yep, we washed over a dozen dog toys and gave them to our local San Francisco rescue Grateful Dogs Rescue. They don't have a shelter but a nice network of foster homes. Sometimes a foster family hasn't cared for a dog in a long time. Now there is a big bag of toys waiting, with one I'm sure they will like to have.

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It's nice to know my old toys bring squeaky joy to other dogs. I kept a few but this is better than having so many just getting dusty in my toy basket. It's Christmas in February!

If you want to contribute too, or be a foster parent visit --

Grateful Dogs Rescue


Give Fearlessly. Influence Positively.