HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!!!
I hope you all had a terrific Halloween and are staying away from all of the leftover candy you handed out-----or you're staying out of your kiddo's candy hauls!!
My Pink Saturday share starts with this lovely lady and her magnificent dog, Glory! They attend the same Pilate's class I do. Actually, I'm a newbie at the class and they have been attending for quite some time!
Glory comes in and greets all of us---starting at one mat and working her way down the line, receiving little pats and hugs along the way. She tells us to work hard and listen to our teacher, John!!
She has her own little mat in the corner. She doesn't do any of the moves we do, but rather just lies down and snoozes until we're finished. Once in awhile she'll open her eyes---look at the crazy things we're putting our bodies through--- emits a teeensy snort as if to say "good grief folks, you could be sleeping on those mats like me!!" Then she's back in dream land.
Glory is a 91 pound Great Pyrenees---small for her breed! She was born in April of 2006 and was donated to CARES (Canines for Rehabilitation and Educational Services) in Concordia, KS, at the age of 8 weeks.
She lived her first six months at Ellsworth State Prison in Ellsworth, KS, with a medium security prisoner. She spent her next 6 months with a 13 year old felony offender in a for profit facility called Tipton Academy. After that she went back to CARES for "graduate school".
Glory's owner, the lovely lady in the photos, is a teacher who works with students with moderate to severe disabilities----it is a multi-district program. She applied to CARES and told them where she worked and what she needed the dog to do.
She got Glory when she was 18 months old.
Glory is specifically trained to work in their building. Glory has many areas in which she is trained and among them are: She is scent trained to find specific children who play "hide and seek" with the teachers. She is also trained to "brace" so the children can push up off the floor if they have a seizure or somehow end up on the floor. She is trained to walk quietly beside wheelchairs (she won't pull) and she knows "left" and "right". She seeks out those in need, like tantruming children.
Glory is "certified for public access"---just like a guide dog for the blind.
She is a wonderful addition to the lives of the students she serves. I know she brings joy to us old folks in the Pilate's classes (well, there's a couple of us "old folks"---the rest aren't!). We thank Glory's owner for seeking out a dog of Glory's background, training, and temperament--- as she is a blessing to all who come in contact with her.
Glory also enjoys dressing up for Halloween!!!! Check out those PINK---I say---PINK---- BUNNY EARS!!!!!
YEAH!!!! That's right, Glory! You tell them you hope they alllllll had a great Pink Saturday and a Happy Halloween!!
Of course, when I told THE STONE RABBIT how cute Glory looked in her PINK rabbit ears he decided he would dig out one of his favorite disguises!
Yep, THE STONE RABBIT thought if Glory can be a rabbit for one night, he could certainly be a dog!!!!
Hope you had a great Halloween and a terrific Pink Saturday!
Be sure to visit the MANY blogs Beverly, at HOW SWEET THE SOUND, has waiting for you!!! They have scads of terrific Pink to share with you!