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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Philadelphia Freedom

We spent last weekend in Philadelphia with three other K9 Chaplain/Comfort Dog teams supporting the wonderful people at the Parents of Murdered Children National Conference.  It was a wonderful weekend spending time with old friends and making lots of new friends.  When the conference was over, we were able to check out a few of Philadelphia's hotspots with our youngest daughter and the dogs.  We hope to go back soon, bring our oldest daughter, and spend a little more time enjoying the history and the sights.
Marley and Husker hard at work!
L to R: K9 Chaplains/Comfort Dogs Marley, Daisy, Husker, and Connor
Daisy, Kendra, Husker and Ken running "Rocky's Steps" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Kendra didn't even know who Rocky was!  We'll be borrowing the movie from the library soon.
Waiting with the dogs for my turn to go see the Liberty Bell.
Ken, Kendra, and Husker outside the house where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.

 It's the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop -- enjoy these fabulous blogs!


AngelPups said...

Great pics of your trip! Your dogs are beautiful and the work you do is inspiring!
Happy Hopping!
God Bless~
Kelly & Crew~

MelF said...

Wow! It looks like your two dogs have a great life! Helping people and traveling the country. The question is... Which dog would have been Rocky? :)

Stopping by on the Saturday Blogger Hop. So glad to get to see your Daisy!

buchelesk9s -- Ken and Laurie Buchele said...

I would say Husker, our Golden Retriever, is Rocky! We rescued him at 10 months of age about 6 years ago. He's definitely had his share of obstacles to overcome. The stairs were one of the easiest! :) Now he's a therapy dog, a multi-titled dog in multiple venues, and a wonderful family dog. Life is good!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Very Nice. Happy BLOG HOP Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Art and Sew Forth said...

Looks like a great trip! I'd like to run those steps! Comfort Dogs-what a great ministry.
Sat. blog hop

24 Paws of Love said...

What awesome work. I've never heard of comfort dogs, but what a great idea, since it is all part of a dogs nature anyways. So glad these people have you and your dogs to help them through and ruff time. And look at all the places you get to g!!