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Another Day at the Beach for Manchester’s Dogs

One year ago I began this blog with a post about the K-9 Doggie Kerplunk.  I was proud to attend the free swim for dogs with Esther as my companion this year.  She had the time of her young life and did not stop running for one second because there was always something new to chase or see or hear or smell.  I hope you can find your own dog in these pictures.

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R.E.A.D. with a Dog @ Mary Cheney Library

Pictures of Caleb, Liana, Rhea, Isabella, and Rose discovering storytime with Coriander (Andy) a R.E.A.D. Certified Golden Retriever​. The program was held at Mary Cheney Library on Wednesday after school.

Rose reading to Minnie while waiting for Andy to make his appearance.
Rose shows Andy her Lady Bug Boots while waiting for the story to begin and the others to arrive.
Sandra Lok reads to Rhea, Andy and Caleb.
Caleb, Isabella, and Rhea are engrossed in the story while Andy checks to see if anyone else wants to join in the fun.
Rose asking Liana if she likes the book.
Suspense is building in the story plot.
Liana wonders what’s up with Andy.
Rose and Andy share a quiet moment while Liana, Caleb and Isabella look at pictures in the book.
Rhea and Andy became fast friends.
Rose and Liana
Andy enjoying every minute of the attention.
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Welcome to Manchester Esther!!!

Esther feeling pretty good about her new home in Manchester.

On December 14, Pack Leaders Rescue of East Hartford brought Esther and some of her siblings from Arkansas to the PetSmart at the Plaza at Buckland Hills. She lives with us now and we couldn’t be happier.

At the Petsmart, poor Esther was alone in a cage shaking like a leaf.  She was much smaller than the other puppies and obviously fearful.  One of the rescue volunteers took her out of the cage and handed her to me suggesting I walk away from the noise and chaos of the adoption event.  I sat down with her in the back of the store and knew I would take her home with me.

She is adjusting well to the New England weather after scaring us with some health issues the first week.  Fortunately, the vets and other staff at Manchester Veterinary Clinic are excellent diagnosticians and careful practitioners so Esther is now happy and healthy and gaining weight.

We hope to check out the dog park at Mt. Nebo soon.