Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Santa brought Jasmine a present too! (She was a good doggie this year, so she deserved it.) :)
The funny thing I only asked her to hold it in her mouth. She did the "sit pretty" all by herself. I guess she knows the routine by now!! ;)
I found out today that Jasmine's Christmas video (Dog Saves Christmas) is being featured on Babble.com! :D
That's pretty cool!!
If you want to check it out, here's the link: http://www.babble.com/pets/santas-furry-little-helper-therapy-dog-saves-christmas/
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas with your loved ones!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Jasmine is checking out the presents under the tree. We must have been good this year. :)
Instead of sending out Christmas cards this year, I decided to spread a little holiday cheer by sharing our Santa Paws video:
I hope you and your families have a wonderful Christmas, and that this season will be filled with peace and love. I think this year especially everyone is focusing more on what's truly important. So make sure to tell your friends and family how much they mean to you.
Here's a great quote that I like:
"This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again." --Howard W. Hunter
Merry Christmas from my family to yours. :)
Friday, December 21, 2012
Jasmine is going to be on Animal Planet tonight! (Sat. Dec. 22nd)
Her basketball clip is going to be featured on the show "The Year in Pup Culture"... which airs tomorrow at 9 pm ET/PT. (But check your local listings to be sure about the time.)
People have emailed me through Jasmine's Facebook page asking how I got her in this show. Well, a few months ago, a production company that works for Animal Planet contacted me through YouTube. They had seen the "Dogs Play Basketball" video (below) and wanted permission to use it in an upcoming show. So of course I said yes! :) I gave them permission to use all the clips below (after contacting all the owners), so I don't know if they are just going to use Jasmine's or others. I guess we'll find out tomorrow! It's probably only going to be a few seconds of TV time.... but it's still fun. So I thought I'd let all our friends know.
So now I have to remember to go over to my friend's house to record it, because I don't have cable TV! ;)
"The Year in Pup Culture"- airing today- Sat. Dec. 22nd at 9 pm ET/PT.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I just got an email from a TV Producer in Denmark! (who originally contacted me through YouTube.)
She wants to feature Jasmine on a TV show in Feb or March of 2013. I agreed to it, but the down side is... I'll never see it! Does anyone know anyone who lives in Denmark who could possibly record it for me? :)
Here's what I know about the show (from our email communications):
Sunday, December 2, 2012
My friend on Facebook just wrote this to me:
"My daughter's 2nd grade teacher shares YouTube videos w/ the kids, during their 'brain break' time. Most of the videos involve dogs. So, she's sharing this one w/ her teacher tomorrow for the class to watch!"
How fun is that! :D
Jaz just loves kids. I think she picks up on their energy and enthusiasm for life. We've visited schools in my area, but it's fun to think about kids in different states enjoying Jasmine's dog tricks too. I love listening to kids laugh. It's the best sound in the world. If you hear of someone else sharing Jasmine's trick videos, please let me know! :)
Friday, November 30, 2012
So... Fun News!
Jaz did a product photoshoot for Petsmart!
Sometime in the Spring-Summer of 2013, keep an eye out for some cream colored car seat covers with Jasmine's picture on the package!
I didn't get any photos behind-the-scenes during the shoot because I was too busy being the trainer.
I think I need to get an assistant to come with me so THEY can take the behind-the-scene pics!
For the photoshoot, we traveled about a 1/2 hour to a small photography studio. The company literally had somehow gotten a white SUV inside this small room. Jaz was sitting on the passenger side seat (the door was open, with the window rolled down).
The photographer was taking pictures through the window, and I was standing behind her holding treats over her head. You get pretty cozy at these things! I spent my time holding up turkey and telling Jaz: "Look, Look. Staaaay. Good Girrrrrlllll." It's a hard job, but somebody's got to do it. ;)
Jaz did super good! I was expecting to be there an hour for the shoot, but we were done in about 20 minutes. That included repositioning for multiple poses and breaks to change stuff about the car. So... piece of cake!
I'll let you know when it comes out. (Or someone let me know if you see Jasmine's picture on a package of car seat covers!!)
Since I didn't have any behind-the-scenes pics, I just included pics from other photoshoots that Jasmine has done. I think they're cute.
(But I know I'm kind of biased!!) ;)
Thursday, November 29, 2012
If you need some ideas for the animal lovers (or pets) in your life, here's a few suggestions....
Here's some unique ideas that are part of the "BlogPaws Great Gifts for Pets Holiday Gift Guide". Try saying that 5 times fast in a row! ;) Or easier: Click on the badge on the side bar if you want the link to the full PDF guide.
IDEA #1- PETHUB ID TAG
WHAT IS IT?
A great idea! It's an ID that has a QR code on it, so if your pet is ever lost, they will be able to find their way back to you.
Each PetHub QR tag links to a comprehensive pet profile that includes multiple contacts, critical medical information and more. Every tag includes our 24/7 Found Pet Hotline number, where operators are available around the clock to help lost pets get home fast. In addition to the most powerful identification tag available, PetHub’s Premium Services include Instant Email Notifications w/GPS Mapping, a nation-wide Shelter Alert System & $3000 of Emergency Medical Insurance.
FOR MORE INFO:
IDEA #5- COOL BLUE DOG HOODIE
So... hopefully that gives you a few more ideas of cool things you could get.
I hope you, your families, and pets have a wonderful Christmas!! (or Hanukkah) :)
By the way, this is a sponsored post. (Which means BlogPaws compensated me for sharing these ideas) However, I'm very picky on what products I will agree to do sponsored posts for. So I only will share things that I would use with Jasmine or my friends' dogs.