Friday, November 25, 2011

Giving Thanks

I hope your holiday was fun.  Thanksgiving reminds me of all the things for which I am thankful.  I have a wonderful family.  We all have health that is good and stable.  Even though I have to take medicine and follow a low-protein diet, I am grateful for my Gentle Snackers.  They taste good!  I am also grateful for having a backyard where we can run, explore, play Frisbee and follow the leader.  We have wonderful neighbor puppy friends and can often catch up on our latest news.  I feel blessed to have wonderful vets and doctors that take care of me, my brother and Mommy and Daddy.

I am a busy boy.  I am so grateful for the people that have entered our lives.  I can't say enough about our friends.  It is nice to have support and encouragement that surrounds us daily.  It makes us smile and dance!

I could go on about all the things I am thankful for, but then it would be December!  I will end with one more blessing.  I am thankful to everyone who reads my books and comes to our programs.  We have met some awesome people and enjoy every moment.  We are glad that people enjoy our stories and like to learn about our little world.  We look forward to a fabulous year ahead.

Rudy, the thankful poodle.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's New?

I had my check up this week and everything looks good!  The waiting room was full of people and their furry friends.  I entertained them by dancing, taking myself for a walk and playing tag.  It was fun!

The weather has been cold and windy.  It is dark almost every time we go outside.  I miss the sun!  Boomer! still plays Frisbee, but sometimes losses it in mid air.  Daddy and I chase each other so we can get our exercise.  Once in a while Mommy joins us outside and we take a walk around the yard.  At least we don't have snow yet!

Our new book production is right on schedule.  We saw some of the illustrations and they are very cute.  I can hardly wait!  I will start practicing my song and dance.

Love always,
LLD Rudy (that's Love, Laugh, Dance!)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Our Little World

We will never sell a million books or be rich and famous in the big world.  In our little world we walk for kidneys, fund raise for animals, share the importance of living donors and transplants and warm a few hearts.  Helping others, meeting new people, making new friends and encouraging others doesn't have a monetary value.  Hearing a challenged reader enthusiastically sound out words to find out what's on my nose all by herself - that's priceless.

Mommy and Daddy participated in a fund raiser to help Amazing Animal Advocates.  We sold 25 books and donated all proceeds to them.  Daisy and Loki (Now called Buddy) were the guests of honor.  A good time was had by all!  Here's a link to the event's slide show.

Rudy the philosophical poodle

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Nice Review and Helping Furry Friends

We have had a busy week!  I hope everyone had a great Halloween.  It was quiet around here.  If our neighborhood had trick or treating for dogs, it would be crazy!  Everyone has puppies, but not many young children anymore.

We received a nice review from an executive board member of the National Kidney Foundation.  They are for Rudy's Incredible Kidney Machine and Rudy Gets A Transplant.  She had a transplant and Chronic Kidney Disease for 40 years!

We are going to help some puppies on November 8th!  Daddy read our local newspaper on Sunday and we saw an interesting story about an organization called "Amazing Animal Advocates."  They help animals who are extremely abused, and often need medical care.  One story about a Terrier named Daisy really touched Mommy's heart.

Mommy called the woman right away.  They are having a fundraiser on Tuesday November 8th.  The woman knew who we were!  She read our books in the local library.  We are going to sell our books and donate the proceeds to this wonderful charity.

I'm so happy.  I hope we can help a lot of animals!

Rudy the Philanthropic Poodle (Wow - that's a Daddy word - I don't EVEN know what it means!!)