Part 18: “Vet Tech“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

High school kids in Worcester, MA are getting real-life, hands-on experience as future vets! In a program called “Tufts at Tech”, a working animal clinic has been established at Worcester Technical High School, where students work alongside doctors and residents

Part 17: “A Universal Language“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Maria was silent. She talked to no one — except to her parents at home. At school, and anywhere else that was not home, she did not utter a sound. Her teacher became concerned and asked Maria’s parents to come

Part 16: “Heart . . . Attack“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

How much pain can one family stand? How much heartache can a family endure? In one year Dan had lost a brother, a sister and a lifelong friend. Most cruel, was the loss of his son, who took his own

Part 15: “Wolves and Dogs: How Similar, How Different?“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

The common belief is that dogs are descended from wolves. Why, then, don’t humans have wolves for pets and why aren’t we out in the woods foraging for food? The truth is that even though wolves and dogs come from

Part 14: “Giving Back BIG Time“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

  Ricky Shaw gives back in a way that only money could buy. Shaw is a resident of Loxahatchee Groves, Florida — an idyllic, picture-perfect tropical place in the southern climes — and is a constant visitor/coordinator/ benefactor at Pet

Part 13: “Hey!“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Oh, this is great! This is too much! What entertainment! It’s a bright Sunday afternoon and I’m sitting here with my humans, Ron and Betsy, and we’re all reading the New York Times. In the magazine section, there’s a story

Part 12: “More “Did You Know?”: Putting Our Best Paw Forward

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Most of us often become great service or pet therapy dogs. But, did you know there are some early indicators, according to trainers and researchers, which may predispose a dog to their life’s work? The benefits of pet therapy have

Part 11: “How NOT to Greet a Dog“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Hi, Everyone! This is a very common problem for ALL of us. It isn’t rocket science, but certain people make it more complicated than it has to be. Most of the time our humans are there to intervene on our

Part 10: “Did You Know …?“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Here are some interesting facts that all dogs share. Every one of us. Every dog — that’s you and me! There are 300 million scent glands in our noses! We smell everything we need to know before we actually see

Part 9: “American Hero Dog named by American Humane Association“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Now, here’s a nice piece of giving back to dogs who do something very special. The Hero Dog Awards celebrate the special relationship between dogs and humans by recognizing heroic acts performed by ordinary dogs. In a nationwide search, 141

Part 8: “Saving Lives on the Inside“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

The “inside” is the Colorado Correctional Industries Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program in Buena Vista, Colorado. It’s a place where prison inmates (male and female) are matched with dogs whose futures are in jeopardy. Oddly, the fates of the dogs

Part 7: “On the Right Track”

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

His name is Orlando and he’s a hero! (Let’s hear it for Orlando, Canine Nation!) Last week, his owner, Cecil Williams, suffered a dizzy spell and collapsed onto the tracks of a New York City subway. Orlando started barking like

Part 6: “Human Application to an Adoptable Dog”

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

I’ve been thinking. Wouldn’t it be great if we were able to “interview” prospective adoptive parents? The way it works, pretty much, is that humans who are interested in adopting us make the first move. So, here are some of

Part 5: “Ani-Mates: A Cell of Their Own“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

In the wake of the mammoth destruction of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, thousands of dogs, cats and house pets became homeless, walked the battered streets of Louisiana’s parishes or, worst of all, perished. Many of their owners left food and

Part 4: “Vicktory Dogs“

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

There’s no friend like a best friend — especially when they shelter you from harm. This story will surprise you and warm your heart. ~  In April 2007, 22 of the most traumatized pit bull dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s

Part 3: “Shelter Me”

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Some humans know right off the bat. Some aren’t sure, but there’s still room for change. And, then there are those people who need just a glance, a look — and they’re sure. And, if there’s a moment of hesitation,

Part 2: “Rules for Humans”

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Boy, that Tamar Geller is such a smart lady human!! BARKBARK!!!!! She really gets us!! Here are some “rules” we’ve worked out with her. They are listed in something you call a “blog”. Beeee-logggggg? A b-log? A BARK-log? A bah-log?

Part 1: “The Loved Dog”

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

Her name is Tamar Geller and she’s kind of a big deal when it comes to training — and loving —- us dogs. So, what’s so new about training and loving us? Hint: It’s in the loving. In her book,

Andy’s BIO

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Andy The Everydog

My name is Andy. I’m a young adult American Cocker Spaniel. And I guess that makes me an all-American and all everything kind of dog.  I like to think of myself as an “Everydog”, so when I tell my stories,