Posts tagged "Lucy Fund"

WGN Radio Petcast: A Special Salute to Hero Dogs

WGN Radio Petcast: A Special Salute to Hero Dogs
Listen HERE (may take a moment to load) to this special Petcast is devoted to the heroes among us with four legs, celebrated on the upcoming Hero Dog Awards. The event airs on the Hallmark Channel, following a gala Hollywood event, on November 8 (7 p.m. CDT). President and CEO of the American Humane Association,... Read more »

American Humane Association Remembers Our Dog Lucy, Supporting Hero Therapy Dogs

American Humane Association Remembers Our Dog Lucy, Supporting Hero Therapy Dogs
You might think of this gymnasium-sized room at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago as being a sad place. There’s a teenage gun shot victim learning to walk again, an older women working hard to come back from a stroke, a young boy recovering form brain surgery and a young man dealing with a spinal cord... Read more »

Steve the Happy Reindeer

Steve the Happy Reindeer
An amazing honor from Miss Mewosky at Barker & Meowsky from the offcial Meowsky newsletter: Feliz Navidog & Cat Steve the Happy Reindeer is a Barker favorite because he’s tough, squeaky and has no stuffing.   He is named in honor of Mr. Steve Dale, the 2011 recipient of Ms. Meowsky’s Pet Citizen of the Year... Read more »
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The World Honors Lucy at 100, Victoria Stilwell Honors Our Dog Lucy

You named the animal, Lucy worked with it – including chimpanzees, elephants (she was actually quite intimidated - not that most of us wouldn't be), swimming with a dolphin (the water was freezing), and many dogs. Once an actor told me, “God help the dog who didn’t follow the scrip. When camera’s were rolling, she’d push that dog to hit the mark, or whatever it took.” Lucy, though didn’t care about being upstaged by animals. “If it’s funny, why would I care?”she once told me.
I named our dog Lucy for Lucille Ball, who I had the pleasure of knowing. And I do mean pleasure. Today, August 6, is Lucy’s 100th birthday. A story about our funny little Lucy – who passed away in May – appears on Victoria Stilwell’s Positively website. Of course, Victoria is the host of “It’s... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Prevent Heartworm, Positives of Animal Assisted Therapy, Chicago's Most Talented Dogs

Dr. Sheldon Rubin on WGN Petcast WGN Radio Petcast Listen HERE. (may take a few seconds to load) I’ve never seen anyone get so excited about heartworm disease. In fact, I get a little worried. Dr. Sheldon Rubin, who at this point has his own radio fan club, talks about heartworm prevention and reveals new... Read more »

American Humane Association Launches Lucy Fund

American Humane Association Launches Lucy Fund
Robin and I were touched when Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the American Humane Association agreed to launch a fund named for Lucy, our dog who passed away on May 2, For half her life Lucy worked as an animal assisted therapy dog; you can read about Lucy’s skills as an animal assisted therapy... Read more »
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