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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Jaz & Abbie made the news!!

Jaz and Abbie made the news!! It's been a big week for Jasmine! She was on TV on Thursday, and now I found out she was in the newspaper on Friday! (I just have to see if I can track down a copy of Friday's paper!!) Abbie is the dog that plays "Sandy" and Jasmine is the "stray dog".

They interviewed Bobb Cooper- the director of the play "Annie"- about the dogs that were chosen to be in it! Here's the article: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2011/05/26/20110526phoenix-valley-youth-theatres-annie-finds-dog-stars.html

It's kind of funny. The first time they held dog auditions, no one showed up!! (Because I don't think many people knew about it.) So the second time they had auditions, a LOT of dogs showed up! (You can see the pics in my previous posts.)

We're so excited to be involved in this production of Annie. It doesn't even matter that it's a small part. (I actually like it better- considering this is our first time doing live theater!) So it will be such a good experience for Jaz! And I just love the play. We went to our first rehearsal last Saturday. It was SO COOL watching all these talented kids sing and dance. Neither of which are talents that I've been blessed with! ;) But I really appreciate the arts. I've always enjoyed good music, drama, and dance. And it's fun being able to participate using my talents of dog-training in a different atmosphere. I feel like I'm a part of something special. And the upbeat songs of "Annie" can't help but leave you feeling happy.
This is my "homeless dog" or "stray mutt". In the cast list, she's listed as "other dog". lol. The title changes every time, but it's the same part. And she's going to have a little bio in the playbill!
I'm growing her hair out, so she looks as shaggy as possible! (By June, she will be one big hair ball.) I've met the boy (Max) who is playing the dog catcher. He really likes dogs. So I think this will be a really good experience for everyone! If you're in Phoenix, come check it out! :) It's at the Herberger Theater from June 10-26th. :)


  1. Congrats again to Jasmine and you - this is going to be such a fun experience.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. CONGRATS to you two. I think that this is very exciting!!! What fun!

    Jazzi and Addy