Friday, February 19, 2010


Well, you probably won't find cards celebrating IWYPRS day at your local Hallmark shop...and I doubt you got it off work!

Alfie sitting next to me in a green field; I'm in my bright blue GDTx T-shirt, looking down at him

But Alfie and I, undeterred by such minor technicalities, wish you a happy International Wear Your Puppy Raising Shirt Day!  We're always happy to participate in events that raise awareness for service dogs and of course it's fun when we puppy raisers get a nod too!

I like my GDTx shirt...I've had it since our first puppy so it's pretty well worn by now!  What do you think of the back?

The back of the shirt has a pair of footprints next to 4 pawprints, and under it the words, It's more than just walking the dog!
Caption on back:  It's more than just walking the dog!

Yeah, walking the dog (although complex in its own right) sometimes seems like the easy part of puppy raising!  There's also the potty training...the "oh no what has he chewed now" moments...and hopefully not too many panicky trips to the vet when your puppy develops mysterious symptoms!  It's cooking him special food when he's sick...sometimes for months!...long conversations with your supervisor (THANKS Michelle!!)...middle-of-the night outings...teaching him that he must respect children as well as adults...and the inevitable goodbyes.

We wouldn't trade it for anything!

closeup of Alfie's nose and paw pads and furry face as he snoozes
No, really, I'm no trouble at all!


Natalie said...

I love this! lol... I wish I had some pictures of Bob and I.. I don't have two little picture takers to follow me around :( lol

Erin and her Dogs said...

LOL yes we are jealous of your paparazzi as well!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I wore my t-shirt over a long-sleeved shirt today, too! That shirt is really cute in the back.

I always wondered who was taking photos of you...!

Happy IPYWRS Day!

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Yes, my daughter Charissa gets all the credit -- this blog wouldn't exist without her photography!

...And Katharine works just as hard with Alfie as the rest of us, so thanks to her too!


Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Cute shirt!

Becky said...

A day to celebrate indeed. There are not enough Thank yous for what you are doing!! Love your shirt.

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

I'm jealous of your paparrazzi as well!!! Wish I had some! Happy IWYPRS Day!!!! Love the shirt!